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Caltrans Releases New ‘Mile Marker’ Report

The latest installment of The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report, released Dec. 18, marks a full year of publication for the quarterly report detailing how well Caltrans is meeting its performance measures and goals.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


Oakdale Woman Wins Super Bowl Tickets

When Oakdale's Lora Hadley crossed the goal line of the football field at Turlock High School, ahead of 103 other competitors close behind, she scored far more than just six points.

December 23, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Toys For Tots Brings Joy

Holidays are upon us and there are still countless kids who will go without this season. But not too many of them will be in the local area, thanks to a recent collection.

December 23, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Holiday Travel More Affordable

GasBuddy officials project that consumers will save $1.6 billion on gas over their year-end travels compared to last year. According to the annual GasBuddy holiday travel survey, 88 percent of those heading out of town will be doing so by car, with a majority (66 percent) driving at least 200 miles round trip.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


CHP Plans Maximum Enforcement Efforts

The California Highway Patrol's (CHP) wish this holiday season is for everyone to stay safe during their travels. The CHP reminds drivers to follow the posted speed limit, buckle up, avoid distractions while driving, and always plan to have a sober driver behind the wheel.

December 23, 2015 | Report Abuse account | Local News


Community Generosity Bursts Into Local Kmart

Santa's elves were out in full force on Thursday evening and were spotted on the east end of town at Oakdale's Kmart store.

December 23, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Medicinal Pot Ban Expansion Approved

With a March 1, 2016 deadline of a newly signed law approaching, the Oakdale City Council moved Monday, Dec. 21 to add the cultivation and delivery of medical marijuana to their already established ordinance banning marijuana dispensaries.

December 23, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Super Bowl Event Set

Oakdale Lions Club is hosting its Second Annual Super Bowl Sensation Event. Tickets to the event are $100, which permits two adults over the age of 21 to the indoor tailgate party on Monday, Dec. 21. The tailgate party will be hosted at Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Food and beverage service begins at 5:30 p.m. Drawing for a variety of items will be offered during this time. Grand Prize is two Super Bowl 50 tickets and $1500. Second prize is $2,000 and third prize $1000. For tickets and information call Lion John ...

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


Yosemite Toastmasters Plan January Open House Event

Would you like to feel more confident speaking in public or talking to customers, tourists, or other people in your life? Are you stepping up as a leader and want to learn how to motivate people, build teams, and achieve your dreams? Could you use some techniques to improve your communication, increase membership in your service club, or boost your sales?

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


Roadwork Delays Anticipated On 120

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on State Route 120 from the Stanislaus/San Joaquin County line to the Stanislaus River for guardrail work.

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Crash Closes Highway 108

A head-on collision that occurred at 5:40 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, sent one individual to the hospital via a Medi-Flight helicopter.

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


Marrow Drive For Kevin Wise

BloodSource hosted a "Be The Match" registry on Friday, Dec. 11 at the Bianchi Community Center. Local Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Wise was diagnosed with leukemia in September and the drive was to gather registrants for potential donations, not only for Deputy Chief Wise but others in need. According to organizers, over 50 people showed up as well as donated money for the Wise family.

December 16, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


State Extends Deadline For Dead Tree Removal

As California's severe drought and bark beetle epidemic has left millions of trees dead, the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection last week voted to extend a drought mortality exemption to the state's tree removal permitting process.

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


Stanislaus, San Joaquin See Increase In Property Values

California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Vice Chair George Runner has announced that assessed property values in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties grew 6.3 percent in 2015-16 over 2014-15. Assessed values for county-assessed property jumped 6.4 percent while state-assessed property values went up 4.9 percent. Assessed values in these two counties are 2.3 percent higher than in 2008-09, when values statewide hit their prior peak.

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


Valley’s Student Artists Illustrate Annual Calendar

The artwork of 15 talented Valley students is featured in the 2016 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

December 16, 2015 | | Local News


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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


Area Gas Prices Higher Than National Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.80 per gallon on Sunday, May ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


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