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Community Comes Through For Angel Tree Kids

Still going strong after seven years, the Angel Tree project in Oakdale was once again a success this holiday season.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


TIME FOR TOYS

These volunteers were among those helping make the holidays a little brighter. The folks at the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots opened their Oakdale headquarters at the former Payless Shoe Store building on Maag Avenue this past week, working in cooperation with the Masons of the Oak Summit Lodge in Knights Ferry on the project. Toys were brought in to the location and were distributed to families from throughout surrounding areas.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Editor's Notebook

It's pretty standard fare for this time of year – festive gatherings, toy giveaways, adopt-a-(fill in the blank)-for-the-holidays – all throughout the Central Valley there are efforts to help make sure everyone has some joy and a reason to smile.

December 20, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Lions Infiltrate Local K-Mart To Spread Christmas Spirit

It's hard for Oakdale Lions Club member Greg Rivera to place an exact year to when he began helping with the Lions Club Annual Children's Christmas Shopping Tour, two decades … maybe.

December 20, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


City Council Continues Pair Of Public Hearings

In what could have been a record short session, members of the Oakdale City Council on Monday night had very little business to attend to, with the holidays fast approaching and city offices due for closure on Monday in observance of Christmas.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Police Arrest Suspect In Late Night Burglary

Oakdale Police made an early morning arrest following a late night business break-in.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Varsity Soccer Boys Continue To Slide

Oakdale's varsity boys soccer team has had a rough preseason. The team has dropped four straight contests, including some in tournament play. This past week the Mustangs dropped two non-conference games.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Fishing Report

The effects on water temperature and fish behavior is directly related. Where I grew up, there were a couple of ponds in my neighborhood that were run off ponds for an electric company. The water was used to cool off the generators and then pumped back into the ponds. Consequently, those ponds stayed close to 80 degrees all year long. Somehow bass were introduced into the pond and catching them became easy. I'll never forget taking my first glance of the ponds during the coldest month of the year; the steam could be seen rising from the surface. It ...

December 20, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local News


CAN TREE BREAKAST

The 35th annual CVAR Can Tree Breakfast boasted a full house at the Bianchi Center, Thursday morning, Dec. 14 as the community came together to help those less fortunate. Each year the Can Tree breakfast raises funds for Community Sharing, an outreach program that provides food and clothing to those in need in the community. There was plenty of food, along with laughter, fellowship and the chance to bid on a wide variety of coveted auction items.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Orange Blossom 4-H Embraces Giving Season

By MOLLY TERPSTRA

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Christmas Singalong

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


COATS AND COOKIES

Oakdale's Family Support Network hosted its Fifth Annual Coats and Cookies event earlier this month. Over the course of two days community members were able to shop for winter coats, as well as hats, gloves and scarves for their family members while also enjoying some refreshments.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Wildfire Prevention Activities Increasing Across California

The Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board) and CAL FIRE have increased efforts to address wildfire prevention activities across the state. The organizations have also expressed their deepest condolences to all the families affected by the ongoing wildfires in southern California, as well as those who endured losses in northern California during the month of October.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Gassy Grinch Pumps Up Christmas Prices

GasBuddy has projected that average Christmas Day gas prices will be their highest since 2013. However, there is some good news – average gas prices have fallen in every state in the last month as demand for gasoline cools off with winter returning in full force, led by states in the Great Lakes which have seen drops of over 15 cents per gallon in recent weeks.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Emergency Physicians Offer Tips For Safe, Healthy Holiday Season

Nobody wants to spend the holiday season in the emergency room. But, the nation's emergency physicians will be there when you need them anytime.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


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Northern San Joaquin Valley Adds Residents

The Northern San Joaquin Valley – San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties – was the fastest growing region in California from July 2016 through June 2017.

December 27, 2017 | By DENNIS WYATT Special To The Leader | Local News


Marathon Viewing Is A New Year’s Tradition

Streaming television service providers and on-demand services offered by cable and satellite companies have opened the door for television fans to engage in marathon viewing ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


SPECIAL VISITOR

Prior to his annual Christmas Eve world tour, Santa Claus paid a visit to Forever Young Childcare in Oakdale. Santa and Mrs. Claus made a ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


HOLIDAY WISHES

The staff of The Oakdale Leader, The Riverbank News and The Escalon Times gathered recently for a special 'holiday greetings' photo, taking time to pose ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Simple Tips For Coping With Fewer Daylight Hours

Some people are more accustomed to darkness than others. Norwegians, Swedes and people living in Alaska and the upper reaches of Canada near or above ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


HONORARY DEGREES

Earlier this month during the FFA Winter Awards Banquet Honorary Chapter Degrees were awarded to Asa Merry, Toddy Daily and Johnny Cipriani (not pictured) for ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Delicato Vineyards Donates $40,000 To Aid Fire Victims

Delicato Family Vineyards has donated $40,000 to Restaurants Care to support restaurant workers affected by the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


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