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Knights Ferry's Graduation Day started a bit wet then cleared up, thank goodness! The event took place in front of the school overlooking the town. Pablo Martinez rang the bell to start the ceremony. Tate Cassaretto gave the Flag Salute and Sophia Thompson led the "Star Spangled Banner." Olivia Doshas gave the Invocation and Nicole Brunker and Makena Mendonca gave the Welcome. The Board of Trustees was introduced by Drake Heffington and Jude Krick. The Eighth Grade teacher, Randy Russell gave a speech. Mrs. Barbara Burroughs was the speaker for the night. Trustees Diane Noon and Lisa Frymire handed ...

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Exciting news! We have just received word that former Valley Home resident Gerardo (Lalo) Guaracha-Mendoza will be graduating from Fort Sill Oklahoma on June 23. Gerardo is completing Army basic training at Fort Sill. From Fort Sill he will travel to Fort Gordon in Georgia to complete his Advanced Individual Training (AIT) for his Military Specialty Occupation (MSO). Before joining the Army, Gerardo worked primarily in retail and client service occupations, but has always wanted to serve his community and his country. His decision to join the United States Army Reserve was made so that he could serve his country ...

June 07, 2017 | By WINNIE MULLINS | Local News


AAUW Celebrates 55 Years Of Service To Women, Girls

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch fittingly met at the home of Barbara Marquis in May to celebrate its 55th anniversary. Both Marquis and her late mother, Margaret Garat, were charter members of the organization. Garat, who had been a member of the Modesto Branch, felt Oakdale needed its own branch. She reached out to 41 other local women who held college degrees including her daughter, Barbara, and they chartered the Oakdale Branch in April, 1962.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Sinister Creature Con Coming To Stockton

Sinister Creature Con will be held at the Stockton Arena this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11 to give horror and sci-fi enthusiasts a behind-the-scenes look into horror films both past and present. The convention will host more than 80 industry insiders from painters and sculptors to filmmakers and SFX studios. Together they will bring a massive display of horror and sci-fi related items like prototype sculptures, props, masks, antiques and oddities to the convention.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Leo Club Info Session

The first information meeting for a new Leo Club starting in Oakdale is set for Wednesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at the Family Support Network, 1405 W. F St., Oakdale.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Youth Theater

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Weekly Farmer’s Market Cultivates Downtown Crowd

Each Wednesday evening from now through the end of September, North Third Avenue will be the home of the Oakdale Farmer's Market, running from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

June 07, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Special To The Leader | Local News


PLUNGE IN

Kids of all ages enjoyed the chance to plunge in to the cooling water of the Oakdale pool, The Plunge, for Opening Day on Saturday, June 3. The pool is open for community swimming and swim lessons throughout the summer.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Weigele Swearing In Slated For Thursday

Members of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board will meet for a regular session on Thursday, June 8 and the meeting is scheduled to include the swearing in of new Fire Chief Rick Weigele.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale High School Corral Getting A Summer Makeover

The Corral has long been home to the Oakdale High School football team; a squad with a rich history of success. For the past 11 seasons, the Mustangs have spent Friday nights defending their (artificial) home turf against Valley Oak League foes and have even started on the path to League, Section and State titles on that field.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Kids’ Summer Camp Aiming To Be Super

Oakdale primary school students can once again pack their weeks with a bit of fun as the Oakdale Joint Unified School District continues to offer Oakdale's Super Summer Camp.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Proposed City Budget Reviewed By Council

In a special Oakdale City Council session on Thursday night, June 1, members of the council met with the public and outlined the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2017-18.

June 07, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Endurance Runner Completes Eight-Week Marathon Journey

A popular quote from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu states, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

June 07, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Find A New Best Friend At Petco Adoption Event

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance is hosting a Pet Adoption Event at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. where they will have a few fur babies available for adoption.

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Plan, Enjoy Summer Camping Trips

Camping is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in North America. The statistics resource Statistica says the revenue of campgrounds and RV parks was estimated at $5.8 billion in 2015. More than $2.5 billion was relegated to camping equipment spending.

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


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CAL FIRE Issues Holiday Weekend Safety Reminders

Despite most of California experiencing mild weather conditions heading into the holiday weekend, CAL FIRE urges everyone to be cautious and not let their guard ...

May 25, 2018 | | Local News


Lightning Strike Damages Trees

A violent late spring thunderstorm rocked the Oakdale area overnight, with one lightning strike setting off a fire near the River Paradise Mobile Home Park.

May 25, 2018 | | Local News


Attempted Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody

Oakdale Police, with assistance from the Turlock Police Department SWAT team, on Thursday arrested a man for attempted murder.

May 24, 2018 | | Local News


Mental Health Awareness Focus Of Friday Program

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


ACE Train Partners With Great America

Starting Tuesday, May 29 and running through Aug. 10, California's Great America will offer discounted admission into the park for guests who ride the ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Festival Offers Scrapbook of Sweet Memories

The weekend Chocolate Festival in Oakdale featured nearly picture perfect weather, huge crowds and plenty to do for all ages. Here are a few photos ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Pump Price Impacts Travel

Rising gas prices have put a crimp in travel plans this summer as more Americans are planning staycations instead of hitting the road, according to ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Black Oak Casino Opens New RV Park

The cool breeze and the wispy clouds provided a pleasant setting for the celebration of the newest addition to the Black Oak Casino Resort, the ...

May 23, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News


Safety Urged Along Stanislaus River Over Holiday Weekend

Many people throughout the region will enjoy time with family and friends over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend holiday. Some of their plans may take ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Reservations Now Available For 2018 Bat Night Tours

The bats have returned. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is welcoming back the largest colony of Mexican free-tailed ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Girls Finish Second At Divisionals

The 2018 CIF Sac-Joaquin Division III track and field competition was held over the weekend at Folsom's Vista del Lago High School. Oakdale's ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Chocolate Festival Opens Gates To Thousands From Near, Far

Dogs on leashes, kids with bubbles, toddlers in strollers, hands full of chocolatey treats – these were just a few of the common sights seen in ...

May 23, 2018 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Manriquez Steps In As Resource Officer

There's a new "kid' on the campus of Oakdale schools and he looks a bit different than the rest of the student body.

May 23, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Crystal Creamery Milk Carton Salutes OHS Scholar Athlete

For one Oakdale family, milk is likely being served as part of their graduation party menu because their high school graduate is being recognized as ...

May 23, 2018 | | Local News


Ceja, Pabalan Named 2018 OHS Valedictorian, Salutatorian

"High school's been fun!"

May 23, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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