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Graduations Take Spotlight

In a hectic, pre-long holiday weekend blitz, graduations were hosted over three separate nights in Oakdale. The graduation week kicked off Wednesday, May 25 with two alternative education program ceremonies, continued on Thursday for Oakdale Junior High School (See story, photos on Page A2) and wrapped up with the Oakdale High School commencement ceremony on Friday night, May 27.

June 01, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Annual Catfish Derby June 4 At Oak Grove

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 32nd annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 4 beginning at 6:15 a.m. at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


KIWANIS HONORS

Kiwanis Club of Oakdale recently acknowledged Magnolia Elementary School students with the Hope of America award. Fifth grader Molly Terpstra, left, and sixth grader Lydia Stueve were the 2016 Magnolia recipients.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Study Shows Trees Moving To Higher, Cooler Elevations

Signature tree species in the high Sierra Nevada forests – including mountain hemlock, red fir and western white pine – are shifting toward higher, cooler elevations according to new research by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). This study foreshadows how climate warming may significantly alter entire habitats for multiple species.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Seat Belt Use Campaign Highlights Safety Issues

From May 23 to June 5, local law enforcement personnel are participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This education enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Legislation Passage Effort Supported By Rep. Denham

Passage of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and H.R. 4974, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, were supported this week by U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock).

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Graffiti Car Show Comes To Modesto

The North Modesto Kiwanis Club expects more than 1,200 classic vehicles – all vintage 1979 and older – for its 18th annual American Graffiti Car Show and Festival scheduled June 10-12 in Modesto. The Kiwanis Club's charity event is the largest of many local activities scheduled during Graffiti month.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


OJHS Rams Bring Home The Bling

Seven Oakdale Junior High students put together respectable performances as they participated in the 69th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May 7. A total of 26 Junior High and Middle Schools participate in the annual event hosted by the Stanislaus County Office of Education.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Trio Vying For District 6 Dairy Princess Crown

Three young women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The gala event will be held Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


National Lab Joins Almond Industry Groundwater Recharge Research Effort

Almond Board of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have announced a new partnership focused on better understanding subsurface water storage, quality and movement in relation to almond orchard groundwater recharge test sites. This important research will join the ongoing efforts by University of California, Davis and others to understand the potential of using California's almond orchards for groundwater recharge.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Drugstore Project Continues Prevention Education

Over 800 elementary school students and several dozen adult and high school volunteers made a somewhat unique pilgrimage to Fair Oaks Elementary School earlier this month. A number of service agencies were also onsite including Oakdale Police Department, Oakdale Fire Department, Oak Valley Hospital, Oakdale Memorial Chapel and many more in observance of the bi-yearly 'Drugstore Project.'

May 25, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Memorial Day Flags Placed At Cemetery

Volunteers are being sought to help place small American flags on the gravesites of local veterans this weekend.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Olivo Holding On To MLB Goal

In AAA minor league baseball, the typical age range is 23-24, maybe 25, over 26 is considered "old." At age 37, as starting catcher for the Sacramento River Cats, Oakdale's Miguel Olivo is far beyond that 26-year-old threshold as he carries on his quest to make it back to the Major Leagues.

May 25, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Chocolate Lovers Descend For City’s Sweet Festival

With threatening skies days before the annual event, Mother Nature cooperated over the weekend, providing pleasant, but occasional cloudy, weather for the 24th Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival.

May 25, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Graduation Ceremonies Make For Busy Week

Caps and gowns are being pressed and hung as schools in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District prepare for the pomp and circumstance of graduation ceremonies.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


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New Cannabis Businesses Face Tax Responsibilities

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the cannabis cultivation tax and excise tax will take effect. Cannabis businesses need to be aware of the new tax rates ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Turkey Is Nutritious Throughout The Year

Aside from the occasional sandwich, many people think turkey is solely for the Thanksgiving dinner table. However, turkey is much more than a holiday centerpiece ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Slowing Trend In Central Valley Employment Growth Continues

In line with predictions made in previous San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast Reports, total employment growth in the San Joaquin Valley continues to slow. Since ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


MJC Agriculture Fundraiser Benefits 4-H Program

As the holiday season approached, Modesto Junior College agriculture students felt compelled to give back to the community. The Young Farmers Club organized a BBQ ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


CalGuard Bonus Debacle Now Nearing Conclusion

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday met with CalGuard Commander, Major General Baldwin, during a meet and greet at the Manteca VFW Hall ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


City Earns National, State ‘Night Out’ Honors

The City of Oakdale is ranked second for California and 20th in the United States for this summer's National Night Out event.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Highest Thanksgiving Gas Prices Since 2014

GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting 70 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, has projected that Thanksgiving will see the highest average gas prices ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Keep Holiday Light Decorating Safe, Efficient, Festive And Fun

Every Thanksgiving, after the turkey has been devoured and families settle down for an evening of parades and football, many people begin to think about ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Another Night Before Christmas At Sierra Rep

Closing Sierra Repertory Theatre's 2017 Season is a contemporary musical about cynicism, belief, and the real meaning of Christmas. 'Another Night Before Christmas' plays ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Red Cross: Saving Lives Easier Than Ever

The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Turkey Trot, Gobbler Walk Planned For Thanksgiving Day

Modesto Junior College Cross Country Team invites anyone looking for some exercise before their Thanksgiving Day dinner to participate in the 18th Annual Modesto Turkey ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Soroptimists Help Girls Learn To Dream And Do

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale hosted 23 girls from seventh through tenth grades at its "Dream It, Be It" conference held in the ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Office Closed For Holiday

The 122 S. Third Ave., Oakdale, office of The Oakdale Leader, The Riverbank News and The Escalon Times will be closed both Thursday, Nov. 23 ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Festival Of Trees

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


FANCY FEAST

Youngsters at The Learning Tree Preschool in Oakdale enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast recently, practicing for the real deal this week. They enjoyed turkey, mashed potatoes ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


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