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Gusty Winds Prompt Health Caution

Building upon a week of exceptionally poor air quality due to stagnant atmospheric conditions, the San Joaquin Valley may experience gusty winds and localized blowing dust Friday night through Saturday evening, which could compound the region's current poor air quality. Blowing dust can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter 10 microns and smaller (PM10), prompting local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement effective Friday evening through Saturday for the entire San Joaquin Valley. Winds will be especially strong in the northern region and west of Highway 99. Air quality conditions may improve Sunday.

December 15, 2017 | | Local News


F Street Sandwich Shop Plans Re-Opening

After closing down for a couple of months, the Mr. Pickle's sandwich shop on East F Street in Oakdale is re-opening under new ownership.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Swimming For A Cause

The Oakdale Aquatics Masters hosted a one mile charity swim on Saturday morning, Dec. 9. A wide range of swimmers packed the Oakdale Aquatic Center at Oakdale High School in the effort to raise money for the Fattal Foundation.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

TOPS Session

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Fair Oaks student council members are shown with the donations that were collected by the local elementary school's student body for the "Holiday in a Shoebox" drive that is sponsored by the Center for Human Services in Oakdale.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Chanukah Menorah Lightings Scheduled Throughout Valley

Congregation Beth Shalom, The Center for Jewish Life in greater Stanislaus County and the Central Valley based in Modesto, has announced that they will offer public Menorah lighting events all over the region on each of the eight nights of the Chanukah holiday this year.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Continuing Exhibitions Featured At Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., downtown Sacramento, has a variety of exhibitions that continue in to the new year. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


2018 Healthy Air Living Calendars Have Arrived

The artwork of 15 talented Central Valley students is featured in the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


IN CONCERT

The Shaw siblings, shown here, along with their parents, make up the Shaw Family Band, which will perform a holiday gospel concert at Escalon First Baptist Church on Dec. 15. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge for the concert; however, an offering will be received for the Shaw Family Band. First Baptist Church is just off McHenry Avenue at 1511 Catherine Way in Escalon.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Families Help Bring Holiday Joy To 8,850 Children Overseas

Volunteers from the Stanislaus County California Area Team are celebrating the collection of 8,850 gift-filled shoeboxes that will remind children around the world they are loved and not forgotten.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Rams Spread Holiday Cheer

One never knows when they might be inspired by another's actions.

December 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Orvis Tapped To Lead Irrigation District Board

A newly elected Oakdale Irrigation District board member will serve as president of the panel, with directors voting in Tom Orvis to the leadership role.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Motorists Save At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.92/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.45/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Police Offer Seasonal Safety Tips

As the holidays approach, many local residents will be out and about shopping, preparing, and enjoying the season. It's often this time of year that people can get distracted by holiday bliss and inadvertently overlook crime prevention and safety. The Oakdale Police Department will be out with an increased presence in the city's commercial areas during this time, working to intercept crooks before they ruin someone's holiday season.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


School District Utilizes Hefty Developer Fees

It has been a productive five years, by way of facilities and improvements for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Monday night's monthly school board meeting proved to be the perfect opportunity for Superintendent of Schools Marc Malone to share with the board, as well as community members the improvements which have been made during that time to the tune of over $10 million, by way of developer fees.

December 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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County Projects Outlined In Series Of Meetings

The Stanislaus Council of Governments, StanCOG, is serving as the lead agency for preparing an Environmental Impact Report for the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan and ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Library Schedules January Events

Preschool Story Time is every Tuesday at the library at 10:30 a.m. Books, flannel board stories, finger play, and music, geared for preschoolers ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Learn To Square Dance

The Skirts 'n Flirts Square Dance Club will be sponsoring a New Dancer Class beginning Wednesday, Jan. 10.

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


AAUW Meeting Explores ‘Cradle To Career’ Movement

A shocking statistic for the Stanislaus area is that 71 percent of third graders do not read at grade level. Furthermore, these students are four ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Interesting, Unusual Origins Behind Health Sayings

Language is shaped by many different influences. Over time, certain phrases become part of the vernacular and are spoken to signify how one acts or ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Fires, City Building, Schools Figure In To Final Six Months

As The Leader continues its review of the top stories from 2017, the second half of the year showed no signs of the news slowing ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Event Set

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be on hand at Petco in the Riverbank Crossroads Shopping Center on Saturday, Jan. 6 from 10 a.m ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Forecast Sees Return To Some Wet Weather

National Weather Service forecasters are calling for wet weather to return to the Central Valley area midweek.

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Stanislaus County Reports Flu Death

A woman in her 60s is the first influenza (flu) – associated death this flu season in people under 65 years of age in Stanislaus County.

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


January Show Offered At Aloft Art Gallery

The Aloft Art Gallery is a co-op Art Gallery featuring the art of 34 different local artists creating and selling paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry and ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Chamber Of Commerce Highlights Local Leaders

In keeping with tradition, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce will host its 72nd Awards Dinner on Friday, Jan. 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Lose Weight Sensibly

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Walk/Run In Stockton For Martin Luther King Day

The NAACP of Stockton has announced a new event for the New Year – The Inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 5k and 10k Walk/Run ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Pair Of Promotions Announced At Oak Valley Community Bank

Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:OVLY), announced the promotions of Julie DeHart to Senior Vice President, Retail ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Slight Hike At Pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


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