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Stanislaus County Appoints Behavioral Health Director

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors appointed Richard DeGette as the new Behavioral Health Director on Tuesday, July 19. Mr. DeGette will succeed current Director, Madelyn Schlaepfer, who is retiring after 24 years of dedicated service to the community.

July 27, 2016 | | Local News

Oakdale Police To Initiate New “Coffee With A Cop”

In an effort to improve the relationship between police officers and community members, the Oakdale Police Department will kick off its new "Coffee with a Cop" initiative soon, scheduled to start Thursday, Aug 18.

July 27, 2016 | | Local News

YES Company Production Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is producing the classic musical "Les Misérables, School Edition" to be performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Tickets are now on sale at the Gallo Center for the Arts box office and online at Now in its final week, remaining performances are July 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and July 30 and 31 at 3 p.m.

July 27, 2016 | | Local News


Youngsters from throughout the community escaped the summer's triple digit heat to take part in LEGO Days hosted at the Oakdale Library earlier this month. Here, Oakdale youngster Madalynn Castillo, 7, makes herself comfortable building a structure as well as an automobile with a variety of the colorful bricks. The next LEGO Day will be offered on Thursday, July 28 at 3:30 p.m. at the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave. Also, the library's Computer Classes will be reviewing Basics, Part 1 and Part 2, on Tuesdays, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9. Classes begin at 10 ...

July 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

State Sees Increased West Nile Activity

The California Department of Health, CDPH, is reporting increased West Nile virus activity across the state and is currently investigating numerous suspect cases in humans.

July 27, 2016 | | Local News


It was another large crowd for the Friday night Concert in the Park on July 22 in Oakdale as Mark Macsenti and the Tailights band performed at the gazebo in Dorada Park. The crowd brought lawn chairs, blankets, food and beverages to settle in and enjoy the show. This week's concert, July 29, will feature Never 2 Late.

July 27, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Crown Painting Puts Mark On Valley

The building isn't hard to miss. Their logo seems familiar and their services are reaching Valley residents and businesses on a daily basis.

July 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Beat Patrol System Implemented In City

After studying an array of factors, Interim Police Chief Mike Harden will be applying a beat-sector system to the way the department patrols the city.

July 27, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Malone, School District Return To Fundamentals

Classrooms are once again taking shape and campus grounds are being prepared. As Oakdale Joint Unified School District students and families enjoy their final weeks of summer, much of the district staff and administration are readying themselves for the 2016-17 school year. The official first day of school for class instruction is Wednesday, Aug. 10.

July 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Cowboy Capital Shines In Saturday Competition

Competitors were there for the glory – and the coveted belt buckles – as they met for the National Day of the American Cowboy at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds on Saturday.

July 27, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Fish And Wildlife Plans Habitat Condition Update

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold an outreach meeting Saturday, Aug. 20 in Los Banos regarding the Northern San Joaquin Valley Type A and B Wildlife Areas. CDFW will take comments and recommendations and provide updates on habitat conditions, availability of water for wetlands and possible impacts to hunter access on public lands.

July 27, 2016 | | Local News


Young Sophie Jenkins, a member of Sierra 4-H, looks on with a little trepidation as she and her mini rabbit go through the judging process at the Stanislaus County Fair on Thursday, July 14. Several local youngsters were involved in 4-H and FFA activities at the fair, with a number of residents also entering a variety of fair competitions. Look for results in a future issue of The Leader.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News

UC Merced Students Benefit From Grant $$

Undergraduate humanities students at the University of California, Merced, will gain valuable research opportunities and support for their transitions into graduate studies and scholarly careers, thanks to a new program that will serve 60 students over the next three years.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News

County Office Of Education Seeks Backpack Donations

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for homeless children, this is a time open to emotional and academic challenges. Without even the most basic supplies, these students start at a disadvantage that only gets worse as the school year progresses. The Stanislaus County Office of Education aims to provide local homeless and at-risk youth with new backpacks and school supplies – tools they need to achieve academic success. To that end, SCOE's Operation Backpack Drive is on now through Thursday, July 28. Backpacks, school supplies or cash donations can be made ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News

Red Dirt And Gold Dust Angels Camp Music Fest

Grab a cowboy hat and low-back lawn chair or blanket and settle under the shade of heritage oaks at the first ever Red Dirt and Gold Dust Music Fest (RDGDMF), set for Saturday, Aug. 6 in Angels Camp.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News

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Weekend Western Days Celebrate City Heritage

The Symbiosis Festival has come and gone … and this weekend features an event a little more in line with the 'Cowboy Capital' – as the city ...

September 28, 2016 | | Local News

Active Week Seen In OID Legal Drama

The courts were active with Oakdale Irrigation District legal actions this past week which saw lawyers for both sides busy with briefs for an upcoming ...

September 28, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

District Sparring Peaks At Meeting

After a week of court actions (see related article below), the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors met on Wednesday, Sept 21. During the emotionally ...

September 28, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Apparel Graphics, Inc.: Quality Fosters Quantity

It's been almost two decades since Paul Riva joined forces with his best friend to pursue a career in the printing business. It's ...

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

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