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Keel Earns Juris Doctor

Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 3,000 graduates on May 14, 2016 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Local student, Justine Keel of Oakdale, graduated from the Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. The ceremony's keynote speaker was Hoda Kotb, co-host of NBC's "Today" show who also received a Tulane President's Medal. Honorary degrees were given to renowned artist Lynda Benglis and Christopher Paola, a world leader in the study of earth surface processes, particularly in river and delta regions.

June 08, 2016 | | Local News


Winning Logo Selected By Library Friends Group

Friends of the Oakdale Library President Colleen Cordano presented Oakdale High School senior Brooklyn Pope with a Certificate of Appreciation and a check for $100 on May 24 for submitting the winning entry in the organization's logo contest.

June 08, 2016 | | Local News


Olsen’s Legislative Bills Move Through Assembly

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Riverbank) announced Friday that most of the bills from her 2016 legislative package have passed the Assembly and will be heard in the Senate in the coming weeks.

June 08, 2016 | | Local News


Slow, Steady Rise Seen In Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.36/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

June 08, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Always Practice Summer Safety While In The Sun

When the weather is warm, many people take time to relax at the beach or poolside. While such relaxation can provide a welcome break from busy schedules, it's important that men, women and children prioritize protecting their skin when spending time in the sun.

June 08, 2016 | | Local News


Tokay RC Modelers Set Aerobatics Flying Event

The Tokay Radio Control Modelers, a local RC aeromodeling club, has announced its remote control airplane aerobatics event to be held at their flying field in Walnut Grove.

June 08, 2016 | | Local News


Police Training Focuses On Program For Kids

A new pilot project, based after a successful West Virginia program that assisted children of traumatic incidents, is being implemented in Stanislaus County with three cities – Oakdale, Patterson, and Newman – stepping forward to be the first to put it in place.

June 08, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Votes To Raise Garbage Rates

Oakdale residents will see a gradual rise in their garbage bills for the next five years after the Oakdale City Council voted to allow Gilton Solid Waste Management a 2.5 percent increase to cover the cost of providing solid waste services for the city.

June 08, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


This Dude Tries To Be An SF Ball Dude

I've been following the great game of baseball since 1968 and in that time I have more than my fair share of memories.

June 08, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


La Grange Breakfast

Make it your family tradition, breakfast at the IOOF Hall in La Grange on the second Sunday of each month. This month, the date for the breakfast is June 12. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, ham and cheese omelets and French toast, all for $6. Complimentary coffee and orange juice round out the meal, served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., courtesy of the LaFayette Lodge #65 Odd Fellows. There are new child breakfast prices: ages 7 to 12 are $3, 6 and under are free. The IOOF Hall, at 30018 Yosemite Boulevard, is the scene ...

June 08, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Athlete Preps For Water Polo Championships

Curtis Lineberger has a long list of accolades, along with articles, awards, medals, and trophies amassed during his career as a water polo goalie throughout the years. The desire to compete continues to flow through the now 60-year-old, as does the thrill of the win.

June 08, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Plunge Opens To Capacity Crowd

With temperatures peaking just below 100 degrees on Saturday, it was the perfect time for opening day at the Royse Memorial Plunge at Dorada Park.

June 08, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Directors Criticized During OID Meeting

A larger than average crowd came out for the Oakdale Irrigation District's Tuesday, June 7 regular meeting, causing the venue to be changed to a larger on-site building. Public comments saw many of the attendees speaking out against Directors Linda Santos and Gail Altieri for their actions related to a lawsuit stopping the water district's On-Farm Conservation Program that had been approved earlier in the year.

June 08, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Eggman Involved In Bera Campaign Funds Scandal

In obtained public records, The Leader has discovered that Michael Eggman, a current candidate for California's 10th Congressional District, is possibly involved in the Ami Bera campaign contribution scandal that is seeing Bera's father, Babulal Bera, possibly serve up to a five-year prison sentence for election fraud involving the finances of his son's campaign.

June 01, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


MAJOR DAMAGE

A multi-alarm fire broke out at a home on Lezlie Court shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27, bringing fire crews from Oakdale and Modesto, among others, to the scene. Information regarding the cause of the fire was not available at press time, though officials said one person at the home and two pet dogs escaped unharmed.

June 01, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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Construction Closes C Street

Phase two of the C Street reconstruction project in Oakdale is due to begin Wednesday, Aug. 2 and run through the end of November.

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


The Merge Wraps Up Its Second Year

For four evenings this past week, July 24 through 27, Christian youth groups joined together at The Merge, hosted by The River Christian Community Church.

August 02, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Community Resource Officer Assigned Downtown

Oakdale Police have announced a program to increase responsiveness to challenges in the downtown business area.

July 28, 2017 | | Local News


The Silver Wahines Dance to a Hukilau

The hula scene is not just limited to luaus in Hawaii. The Oakdale Senior Center is full of residents ready to get active and expand ...

July 26, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Special To The Leader | Local News


Tasty Treat

Little Julian Cerda didn't seem to mind the heat one bit as he enjoyed the sweet treats at the second annual Oakdale Stampede Meet ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Community Dinner Planned for Campbell Family

Sandy and Lance Campbell have dedicated their lives to making an impact on the lives of young people.

July 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Fires Continue to Blaze

There is no rest for the weary, as fires continue to pose threat throughout the state of California. As crews continue to work on current ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Iconic Landon’s Apparel Shop Closing Doors

If you drive down Santa Fe Street into the heart of downtown Riverbank, there is a clothing store that has become an iconic fixture in ...

July 26, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


National Night Out Event Slated for Aug 1

Neighborhoods throughout Oakdale are invited to join forces with police and thousands of communities nationwide on Tuesday, Aug. 1 for National Night Out.

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Journey to Washington Gets Gilton Back on Solid Ground

Tessa Gilton is not your average 30-something. To the naked eye her uniqueness may seem obvious; it is the unseen, however, and the nature of ...

July 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Ceja, DYW Represents at State Level

Gabrielle "Gaby" Ceja, Oakdale's Distinguished Young Woman, competed in the Distinguished Young Women of California Class of 2018 State Finals along with 21 other ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


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