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Local Families Needed For Exchange Students

Cultural Homestay International (CHI) is seeking volunteer local host families for international high school boys and girls.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


Massive Hay Fire Impacts Air Quality

A hay fire burning in Escalon has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts throughout southeastern San Joaquin County and northeastern Stanislaus County until the fire is extinguished. While measures were taken to contain the fire, smoke is impacting parts of Oakdale and Riverbank, and may reach other area communities into Saturday.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Final Six Candidates For Soroptimist Program

A field of 11 hopefuls will take the stage this weekend, participating in the annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program. The event is planned for Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


New Barbershop Leaves Lasting First Impression

There's a new team of barbers in town and they're ready to leave their mark on the community, regardless of age, gender or style preference.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Millennials ‘Chronically Stressed” Regarding Their Financial Futures

Millennials – those between 18 and 34 years old – are now the largest generation in American history, constituting 25 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. They've surpassed baby boomers in number and are poised to exceed that generation's financial impact on the country. So it's concerning news that a new Bank of America/USA Today Better Money Habits Report found that while 84 percent of millennials are confident in their ability to manage their finances, 41 percent report feeling "chronically stressed" about money and more than half say anxiety about money affects their ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


New Information Highlights Affordable Care Act Benefits

The Department of Health and Human Services recently released new information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare in California continue to save on prescription drugs and see improved benefits in 2015 as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Couple Celebrates 77th Wedding Anniversary

Sunday, Feb. 14 will mark the 76th Valentine's Day Rogue and Eva Vizcaino will spend as husband and wife. A short six days later, on Feb. 20, the couple will celebrate their 77th Wedding Anniversary with friends and family.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Thursday Meeting Slated For Local AAUW Group

The American Association of University Women, Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon Branch, will host Marion Kaanon, who will speak about the role and function of the Stanislaus Community Foundation, on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. This foundation offers 100 unique charitable funds under one umbrella. These funds are set up by individuals, families, corporations, as well as public and nonprofit agencies – anyone with a charitable goal can achieve it by utilizing the services of this community foundation. Since 2002, Stanislaus Community Foundation has provided over $9 million in grants and scholarships within this region. The AAUW, ORE Branch utilizes their ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Cowboy Museum Announces Student Scholarships Available

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is presenting scholarships to deserving high school seniors in the Central Valley region.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Falling Gas Prices Continue To Greet Motorists At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 11.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $1.74/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Sex Solicitor Plea Nets One Year In County Jail

A 65-year-old man arrested by Oakdale Police after an exchange of letters soliciting sex with young boys, has agreed to a one-year county jail sentence followed by three years of probation and registering as a sex offender the rest of his life in a deal announced by the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

February 10, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


RUN FOR THE LIBRARY

Over 100 run/walkers, top photo, took advantage of Saturday's blue sky as participants of the 24th Annual Don Osborne Memorial Run, hosted by the Oakdale Lions Club. Top three finishers by gender, as well as age group were awarded for both the 1 mile and 5k races. Also, proving to be a super hero among the field of run/walkers on Saturday morning, Yesse Torres completed the one mile race in 7 minutes, two seconds. There were 55 entrants in the one mile race.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Library Offers Variety Of February Programs

There is plenty going on at the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave., with a variety of programs and services scheduled throughout the month of February.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Student Artwork Submissions Sought For 2016 Competition

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced the opening of California's 2016 10th District Congressional Art Competition. The annual art competition showcases the talent of Central Valley students and gives the winner the opportunity to share their artwork with thousands of visitors to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Friends Of The Library Seeking Book Donations

The Friends of the Oakdale Library will be hosting its annual used book sale at the Bianchi Community Center on March 8, 9 and 10 this year. Last year over 4,000 books were sold to people here in Oakdale. This has been the organization's primary fundraiser since the first sale over 50 years ago. The money raised from the sale of used books goes to the local library to support both youth and adult activities.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


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CAL FIRE Urges Caution This Memorial Day Weekend

With most of California expecting mild weather conditions over the holiday weekend, CAL FIRE urges everyone to be cautious and not let their guard down ...

May 26, 2017 | | Local News


Crews Urge Caution For Memorial Day

This weekend marks the unofficial start to the summer, and it is a three-day holiday weekend for many, with Memorial Day being observed on Monday ...

May 24, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Annual Chocolate Festival Draws Thousands To Town

For the Central Valley, the weather in the third week of May is a wild card - you get either rain or shine - and this year ...

May 24, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Gas Prices On The Rise Along With Temperatures

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 12.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.95/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

May 24, 2017 | | Local News


Delays Due On Roadways

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the eastbound and westbound State Route 4/Crosstown Freeway connector ramp to northbound Interstate 5 for construction ...

May 24, 2017 | | Local News


Irish Society Hosts Gathering For Eugene Commemoration

California Irish gathered for the first commemoration for the Great Irish Hunger on Saturday, May 20 at the California Irish Hunger Memorial, in Eugene, California ...

May 24, 2017 | By GEORGE TRAINOR Special To The Leader | Local News


Silver Anniversary Chocolate Festival A Gem

The heat may have been a little more than festival attendees would have liked, but that didn't really deter anyone from making the most ...

May 24, 2017 | | Local News


State Capital Features Family Fun With Fair

Excitement, anticipation and exhilaration await attendees of the 81st annual Sacramento County Fair.

May 24, 2017 | | Local News


Tea Time Fundraiser Planned To Aid In Stowe’s Cancer Battle

Betsy Stowe has long been known throughout the community as a giver; now she's due her turn.

May 24, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Briefs

Speechtrain Session

May 24, 2017 | | Local News


Celebrate All Military This Memorial Day

Memorial Day is celebrated each May to commemorate the people who died in service of the United States of America.

May 24, 2017 | | Local News


Farmer’s Market Arrives With ‘Soft’ Opening Night

Oakdale's downtown Farmer's Market is now open; running every Wednesday night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. along North Third Avenue ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


Housing Project Info Session May 17

Visionary Home Builders of California (VHB), Stockton's non-profit housing specialist, will be hosting an informational meeting to discuss the vision of their new project ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


American Veterans First Outfits Vet With ‘Wheels’

Waiting for the new Stanislaus Veterans Center at Sylvan Avenue and Coffee Road in Modesto to open, holding on to a walker, was World War ...

May 17, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Open Road Calls OHS Alum From California To Costa Rica

Anthony Trujillo always knew he wanted to do something memorable once he completed college.

May 17, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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