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Olivo Signs Minor League Deal

After spending the 2015 season playing baseball in Mexico, Oakdale's Miguel Olivo, 37, is back pursuing a slot in Major League Baseball and has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants for the 2016 season.

February 18, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Know The Warning Signs That Tip Off Lung Disease

Lung disease is the third leading cause of death and impacts more than 24 million people in the United States, yet many people with the disease are unaware they may have it. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a serious lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe and can cause serious, long-term disability. More than 12 million people are diagnosed with COPD in the United States and experts estimate that just as many are undiagnosed. COPD goes by other names including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


Fishing For Healthy Food? Seafood Is Smart Choice

When it comes to mealtime, are you thinking fish? You should. Fish is the premiere natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are not naturally produced by the body and, therefore, must come from food. If you're an expecting or breastfeeding mom, it's even more important to eat fish because it's a vital staple for optimal brain and eye development in babies, as well as brain and heart health for moms. Eating two to three servings of fish each week has also been shown to have a positive effect on developing babies' and children's IQs. Unfortunately ...

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


Fire Chief Search Starts To Heat Up

By RICHARD PALOMA

February 17, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


State’s Increased Flood Risk Being Reviewed By FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released new data on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies, showing an increase of more than 27,000 new NFIP policies written in California during the month of December 2015. There is a 30- to 90-day waiting period for new policies to be reported to FEMA and the latest available data, released Feb. 16, shows an increase of more than 55,500 new flood insurance policies purchased in California from Aug. 31 to Dec. 31, 2015.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


OHS Drama Club Presents “Rumors

Under the direction of drama teacher Bryan Mills, the Oakdale High School Drama Club will present a Neil Simon comedy, Rumors. This full length comedy will be presented on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. in the OHS Theater. Tickets are $5 and will be sold in advance in the business office of the school or at the door.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


Chamber Hosts Business-Youth Job Shadow

By RICHARD PALOMA

February 17, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


MMA Hosts Make-A-Wish

No child should have to go through chemotherapy. But the sad reality is cancer does not care how old you are. For 4-year-old Oakdale resident, Jasslynn Diaz, the fight is very real. Diaz has optical cancer and is currently involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation trying to get her wish granted.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


VanderVeen Named Oakdale’s Distinguished Young Woman

VanderVeen Named Oakdale's

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Art Competition

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


State Starts Formulating New California Rail Plan

Caltrans is beginning work on the next California State Rail Plan, which will provide the framework for California's rail network and set the stage for new and improved rail and community connections in the state for the next 20 years. Caltrans is seeking early and meaningful public participation throughout the formulation of the plan, with several options available for providing input and feedback.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


Tea Party Hosts Lundrigan

Stanislaus County Tea Party will be hosting a meeting with Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters, Lee Lundrigan. All interested are encouraged to come and learn how you can get involved on Election Day. The meeting will at the Grizzly Rock Cafe and Grill, 4905 N. Golden State Blvd, Turlock, on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


First Production Of 2016 Takes Stage At Sierra Rep

Sierra Repertory Theatre has announced its 2016 season, opening with a Feb. 27 Gala performance of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady. For information on Gala reservations, contact Development Director Beverly Handelman at 209-532-0502 ext. 111 or at bhandelman@sierrarep.org.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


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


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Bunco Night Set

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


Leos To Lions: Paving A Future

A new organization is available in Oakdale for girls and boys ages 12 to 18: the Leo Club.

June 28, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Fire Crews Battle To Contain Ferry Blaze

Crews were on scene at what Cal Fire listed as the #OrangeFire off Sonora and Orange Blossom roads on Wednesday for several hours, containing the ...

June 28, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Inaugural Local Event Anticipates Large Crowd

The concept seemed simple enough in a setting perhaps not foreign to a number of men. Two guys sitting in the garage, shooting the breeze ...

June 28, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Library Is Designated Cooling Center

Oakdale Public Library officials are reminding local residents that the library at 151 S. First Ave. is a designated cooling center for the community.

June 23, 2017 | | Local News


Life Jacket Giveaway Friday

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has received a grant from the California State Department of Health "Kid Plates" of 300 children sized life jackets ...

June 22, 2017 | | Local News


Total Of 65 Acres Burned In Ferry Fire

Crews were on scene at what Cal Fire listed as the #OrangeFire off Sonora and Orange Blossom roads on Wednesday for several hours, containing the ...

June 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Knights Ferry Acreage Blackened

Fire crews from multiple agencies were attacking a fast-moving multi-acre fire near Knights Ferry on Wednesday afternoon, June 21.

June 21, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Extreme Heat Prompts Market Closure

The weekly Oakdale Farmers Market normally schedule for Wednesday evenings has been cancelled for this evening, Wednesday, June 21.

June 21, 2017 | | Local News


OID Finalizes Annexation To Add 10,000-Plus Acres

Oakdale Irritation District (OID) recently completed an annexation deal that was in the works for several years, adding 10,476 acres to the district's ...

June 21, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Leader Correspondent | Local News


Woodward Drowning Claims Modesto Man

A 51-year-old Modesto man, identified by Stanislaus County officials as John Nelson, drowned at Woodward Reservoir on Monday afternoon. Several 9-1-1 calls were received at ...

June 21, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Proposed Pot Ordinance Depends On Prospects

What can cannabis do for Oakdale?

June 21, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Leader Correspondent | Local News


Bone Marrow Donation Helps Brazilian Youth

One truly never knows when their words or actions may have an effect on another's life. One such lesson was recently lived by Oakdale ...

June 21, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Rescue Teams Busy As River Dangers Remain

The higher than normal rainfall season that we had this past winter has officially removed us from being in a drought situation; however, it has ...

June 21, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Trio Of Oakdale Athletes Qualify For Junior Olympics

The annual Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Region 22 Qualifier was hosted at Riverbank High School this past week. The prestigious youth event is normally held ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local News


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