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Modesto Man Booked For Attempted Murder

Oakdale Police Department investigators continue to follow up on the early morning Oct. 31 shooting in the 300 block of South Third Avenue that sent a 20-year-old male to an area hospital for non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Hunter Education Programs

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program has begun to schedule its clinics for 2017. So far, next year's roster includes Wilderness First Aid, Wild Turkey Hunting, Deer Hunting, Big Game Packing and Land Navigation. Some spaces are also still available for the few remaining 2016 clinics (Wild Game Cooking, Waterfowl Hunting, Wilderness First Aid and Wild Pig Hunting).

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Pump Prices Steady For California Drivers

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.56/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21/gallon, according to gasoline price website

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Musicians Pick Up Award

Local music group Blindfold recently was honored with the MAMA award for best Alt-Indie rock band.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Oakdale, Riverbank Join Forces To Offer Relay

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Oakdale-Riverbank will be hosting its kickoff for the 2017 event later this month.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week Approaching

The River Christian Community Church, 1351 E. G St., Oakdale, will once again serve as a collection site for the shoeboxes being packed as part of Operation Christmas Child.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Disney’s “Cinderella, Kids”

The Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Kidettes will present Disney's "Cinderella, Kids" beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Gallo Center for the Arts (1000 I St., Modesto). Two additional matinee performances are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


Datebook lists upcoming events in and around the Oakdale area.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Weekend Ferry Festival Celebrates Chinook Salmon

Come November, the view from the Knights Ferry Bridge is sure to include Chinook salmon during the peak of their migration. It is this time of year that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District, FISHBIO, and other local partners come together to celebrate the annual Stanislaus River Salmon Festival. The sixth annual event will be held in Knights Ferry at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Stanislaus River Park on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

‘At the Corner’ Business Makes Itself At Home

It took a little bit of vision and a lot of elbow grease, but with the help of friends and family Patty Dycus has transformed the once hollow shell at 159 N. First Ave., Oakdale, to a welcoming business space.

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

OVCB Celebrating 25 Years Of Banking Success

The idea to create a local bank in Oakdale began in 1990 where a few local investors sat at a table and began the process to capture that old spirit of one on one relationship banking. They raised approximately $3 million in capital to start Oak Valley Community Bank, OVCB, and today it is worth over $80 million.

November 09, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News

Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremonies Set

The community is encouraged to come and join in to remember, honor and celebrate veterans on Friday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Monument in William A. Fish Veterans Park.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Check Our Website For Election Results

Due to time constraints and production schedules, The Leader was not able to include Tuesday's election results in this week's issue. The newspaper goes to press early Tuesday evening, which was before the polls closed on Tuesday.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

New Broadcast Equipment Approved For City Sessions

With the city's current broadcast equipment dated and in need of replacement, the Oakdale City Council approved the purchase of $75,000 in digital broadcast equipment at its Monday, Nov. 7 meeting.

November 09, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Spirit Of Oakdale Has Needs To Fill

It is a tradition which has truly stood the test of time.

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

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OJUSD Maintains Emergency Plans

Safety in Oakdale schools is at the forefront within the administration at Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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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