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Holiday Happiness Delivered

A special event involving several local Masons and Shriners played out on Christmas morning, as a group traveled to the Shriner's Hospital in Sacramento for their Christmas parade.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Toastmasters Meet

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


On Friday, Dec. 23, Oakdale Police School Resource Officer Dan Taylor along with seven Oakdale Police explorers delivered Christmas gifts in the city. Taylor and Les Schwab Tires of Oakdale had a gift giving tree program where names were pulled representing the wishes and needs of children who were students of Oakdale schools. Anonymous citizens purchased the gifts, including some bicycles, resulting in 20 presents delivered throughout Oakdale.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News

Council Cancellation

Oakdale City Clerk Kathy Teixeira announced that the regular Oakdale City Council meeting for Monday, Jan. 3, 2017 has been cancelled.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News

Dickens Documentary Screening At Center

Simple yet powerful words: "modest, courageous, passionate, analytical, humble." These are the words Eriksen and Soren Dickens repeat as they speak of their late father, Mark Dickens.

December 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Oakdale Year In Review: Reflecting Back On 2016

From OID water wars, police investigations, and annual events, first half 2016 headlines in the Oakdale Leader began and many continued with stories into the second half of the year. This week, we start our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at the months gone by, with top stories from the first half of the year, January through June. Next week, a look at the last six months of the year.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News

Naval Academy Nomination Provided For OHS Senior Hill

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham has named Oakdale High School senior Sophia Hill as one of the 2016 service academy nominees from California's 10th congressional district. Rep. Denham nominated 25 students from cities across the district to four of the nation's prestigious military academies.

December 21, 2016 | | Local News

Films: Cherished Holiday Traditions And Great Gifts

Tradition plays a pivotal role during the holiday season. While each family has its own unique holiday traditions, certain traditions are embraced and shared by families far and wide.

December 21, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Home students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at the Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Jesse Ruddy, Zeke Johnson, Luis Perez, Will Tucker, Morgan Timmerman, Heston Timmerman, Connor Galentine, Dominic Call and Violette Seagraves.

December 21, 2016 | | Local News

Tax Volunteers Needed

The holidays are here and tax time is near, and there is still time to become a Tax-Aide volunteer.

December 21, 2016 | | Local News

Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public document. The listing of a name here does not imply that person's guilt or innocence. That can only be determined by a court of law.

December 21, 2016 | | Local News

Study Shows UC Merced Enjoying Steady Growth

The University of California, Merced, received more than 18,000 applications from California high school seniors seeking admission for Fall 2017, a 10.1 percent increase from the previous year, or the largest percent increase in the UC system.

December 21, 2016 | | Local News

Toys For Tots Collection Sees Successful Season

Once again Oak Summit Masonic Lodge No. 112 F & AM was happy to lend a helping hand to the hundreds of kids who might have gone without in this Holiday Season.

December 21, 2016 | | Local News

Fight Over Stanislaus: Fish Against Agriculture

When it came to the California Water Resources Control Board's draft of proposed changes that would impact the flows into the San Joaquin River from its tributaries and rework the salinity requirements on the lower portion of the river, your perspective depends on which side of the aisle you are on.

December 21, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local News

Annual Conference Focuses On Almond Health, Future

California Almonds, the state's leading agricultural export, are also an economic powerhouse, adding $11 billion to the state's economy and providing 104,000 jobs for Californians. At the same time, through Almond Board of California (ABC), almond farmers lead the charge to accelerate research on sustainability topics, such as water management and air quality. Continual improvements in these areas will enhance sustainability efforts of almond farmers, which will benefit all of California.

December 21, 2016 | | Local News

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Four Oakdale High School students, under the direction of teacher Denise Springer, competed in the 81st Lions Club Student Speakers Contest on Thursday, Feb. 8 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

OHS Alumni Groups Planning Fall Reunions

Plans are underway for the 125th reunion of Oakdale Joint Union High School; with a group of interested alums meeting recently to get the effort ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Local Cyclist Setting Sights On $$ For Team In Training

One would be hard pressed to meet a family whose life wasn't drastically changed by a cancer diagnosis. In that instance, the story of ...

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Young Scientists Prepare For Regional Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 32nd Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 3 at ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Cub Scout Pack 303 Hosts Annual Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 303 of Oakdale will host its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 3. The event is being hosted in cooperation with Cub ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Showcase For Artists In Annual Carriage Show

The Carriage Art Show, hosted at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale, featured the work of artists involved in the Valley Art Association, which ...

February 21, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Artist Brightens Valley With Works From The Heart

One never really knows when misfortune may result in opportunity.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Californians Can Help Wildlife At Tax Time

You don't have to own hiking boots or a fishing pole, or have a degree in environmental science to help wildlife. A click of ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Police, American Red Cross Hosting Community Blood Drive

Oakdale Police Department and American Red Cross are inviting the public to donate blood during the Oakdale Community Mobile Blood Drive.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Sail To Recovery Program

Women in the military, female veterans, female first responders and military/first responder wives have a special opportunity coming up through American Veterans First.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Lower Pump Prices Seen

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.10/gallon as of Feb. 19 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

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

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