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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 Oakdale High School library on a recent Saturday. Gaby Ceja, Oakdale's Distinguished Young Woman and senior at Oakdale High School, served as keynote speaker relating personal experiences and providing advice and encouragement to the girls as they navigate school, activities, and life. She also stressed the importance of getting an education advising the girls to look to the future with excitement and curiosity because they have the potential for endless amounts of success. In ...

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 and Friday, Nov. 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Festival Of Trees

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


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, corn, rolls, beverages and more. Shown, Waylon Mederos and Trinity Miranda work on their turkey day-themed lunches while young Ryder Richardson gets a little help from dad Tyler in enjoying another bite of food.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Coordinator for the local effort of Operation Christmas Child, Liz Greenlee, smiles after counting up the packed shoeboxes that will help make the holidays brighter for youngsters around the globe. The total collection in the Oakdale area this year through the Samaritan's Purse program was 743, up from 686 last year. About 15 volunteers were involved in the collection and packing of the boxes for shipping out to Calvary Chapel in Modesto, then on to Corona to await further distribution.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News

County Clerk Recorder Certifies Vote Totals

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan announced the Nov. 7, 2017 Consolidated District Election canvass of the vote was completed on Thursday Nov. 16, 2017. Stanislaus County certified its election results which can be found posted on the election website,

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer addressed a small crowd Monday night, Nov. 20 at the unveiling of the newly completed tile wall at the Alex and Emma Play Park. Whitemyer made mention of varying community members responsible for the completion of the park refurbishing project, which began in 2015.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News

Community Holiday Focuses On Both Thanks And Giving

The Holiday Spirit is off to a strong start for community members residing in the 95361. Last week school campuses throughout the Oakdale Joint Unified School District collected cans as part of the annual school site can drive for Oakdale Community Sharing.

November 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Human Trafficking Seminar Scheduled

The Oakdale Police Department and Center for Human Services is hosting a 'Stop Human Trafficking' seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News

Oakdale Native Kelly Fogarty Addresses AAUW

Kelly Fogarty grew up in the Cowboy Capital of the World working on her family's fifth generation beef operation. If you asked her "Where's the beef"? – she would have a knowledgeable answer for you.

November 15, 2017 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Holiday Fundraiser

November 15, 2017 | | Local News

Families Gather For Annual Salmon Fest

This past Saturday, Nov. 11, hundreds gathered at the Stanislaus River Park in Knights Ferry for the ninth annual Salmon Festival, hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District, FISHBIO, and other local partners.

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Police Department Lt. Joe Carrillo smiles along with Geri Hernandez of the American Red Cross as they encourage donor Alyssa Heinz of Oakdale during the recent community blood drive hosted at the city's Gene Bianchi Community Center. Carrillo shows Heinz he already made his donation; Heinz said this was her second time donating. Hernandez said it was an "awesome" blood drive, with a goal of 24 pints of blood and the actual collection of 39, which can help save the lives of up to 117 people.

November 15, 2017 | | Local News

Operation Christmas Child Now Officially Underway

The River Christian Community Church, at 1351 E. G St., Oakdale is the drop off site locally for Operation Christmas Child, which is in the midst of its National Collection Week.

November 15, 2017 | | Local News

DeBoer, Doornenbal Lead In OID Election

Unofficial results from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office show Brad DeBoer and Herman Doornenbal leading in their bids for a spot on the Oakdale Irrigation District Board.

November 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

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Governor Appoints New Caltrans Director

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on Tuesday the appointment of Laurie Berman to serve as the new Director for the Department of Transportation (Caltrans ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Habitat Restoration Projects Currently Being Sought

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for projects under its Fiscal Year 2018-19 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Hospice, Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley, is pleased to announce its new Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Newest 209 Arrives In Costco

The latest issue of the 209 Magazine, third row down, second from left, is now on the shelves at area Costco stores, with a variety ...

February 18, 2018 | | Local News

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