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Drivers Can Help Reduce Winter Pollution Runoff

As the state heads further into the rainy season and await more of the heavy rains predicted as part of "El Nino," there are several steps that Californians can take to reduce the pollution that runs off cars and highways and causes increased stormwater pollution. By following the tips listed, drivers can help do their part to reduce pollution in state waterways during the rainy season.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


State Motorists Enjoy Dropping Pump Prices

Prices at the gas pump continue to drop in California.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


YES Company Marks 25th Anniversary Season In 2016

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is seeking students in grades seven through 12 to be actors, singers, dancers, and crew members for the production of "Les Misérables" (School Edition) to be performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts, July 22 through 31, 2016. No experience or preparation is necessary and all audition materials will be provided.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


Horsemen’s Association Sets Riders Meeting On Saturday

New riders are being sought for Region 4 of the California State Horsemen's Association, CSHA, Gymkhana Program. The riding program is open to anyone who lives in the Central Valley. Riders must be a member of CSHA, either a direct member or a member of an affiliated club.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


Central Valley Veterans Invited To Legion Session

Military veterans in and around the Central Valley area are invited next week for a special service session at The American Legion Department of California Headquarters at 1601 Seventh St., Sanger.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


Wildlife Restoration Projects Receive State Funding Grants

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on Friday announced the selection of 67 projects that will receive funding for coastal salmon and steelhead habitat restoration, response to the statewide drought and forest legacy restoration.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


Reed Recognized For Youth Leadership

Celebrate 4-H Milestones was the theme of the 2016 Stanislaus County 4-H Leaders Recognition dinner. Joyce Reed, Orange Blossom club, was honored by the county with 45 years of youth leadership. She received the Emerald Clover pin and many gifts, flowers, and honors, for her dedication to the youth of the county and state. Several Congressional representatives were present to assist with the awards and certificates. There are over 500 adult leaders in Stanislaus County and over 1400 youth in various projects. Of the 58 counties in the state, Stanislaus has the largest and most active group of youth and ...

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Rescue Mission Hosts Homeless Q&A

With a mission statement of 'Reaching Out to Transform Lives," the Oakdale Rescue Mission is hosting a Question & Answer session regarding the homeless population in the community. The meeting is set for Thursday, Feb. 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar St., Oakdale.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


Council Debates Sign Ordinance Variance

Members of the Oakdale City Council spent over a half-hour at a recent session discussing and debating a property developer's request to put up an LED sign with animation and graphics on his property at 1625 E. F St, in the city's east end.

February 24, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Area Almond Farmer ‘Sharing The Health’

One simple quote has spiraled into motivation and seemingly a mission statement for Sara Sperry.

February 24, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Olivo Signs Minor League Deal

After spending the 2015 season playing baseball in Mexico, Oakdale's Miguel Olivo, 37, is back pursuing a slot in Major League Baseball and has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants for the 2016 season.

February 18, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Know The Warning Signs That Tip Off Lung Disease

Lung disease is the third leading cause of death and impacts more than 24 million people in the United States, yet many people with the disease are unaware they may have it. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a serious lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe and can cause serious, long-term disability. More than 12 million people are diagnosed with COPD in the United States and experts estimate that just as many are undiagnosed. COPD goes by other names including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


Fishing For Healthy Food? Seafood Is Smart Choice

When it comes to mealtime, are you thinking fish? You should. Fish is the premiere natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are not naturally produced by the body and, therefore, must come from food. If you're an expecting or breastfeeding mom, it's even more important to eat fish because it's a vital staple for optimal brain and eye development in babies, as well as brain and heart health for moms. Eating two to three servings of fish each week has also been shown to have a positive effect on developing babies' and children's IQs. Unfortunately ...

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


Fire Chief Search Starts To Heat Up

By RICHARD PALOMA

February 17, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


State’s Increased Flood Risk Being Reviewed By FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released new data on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies, showing an increase of more than 27,000 new NFIP policies written in California during the month of December 2015. There is a 30- to 90-day waiting period for new policies to be reported to FEMA and the latest available data, released Feb. 16, shows an increase of more than 55,500 new flood insurance policies purchased in California from Aug. 31 to Dec. 31, 2015.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


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Rooftop Trespass Results In Arrest

An Oakdale man was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple charges, including vandalism and assault on a police officer.

December 09, 2017 | | Local News


Injury Accident On Yosemite

An early morning head on traffic collision on Friday morning resulted in traffic lanes being closed for a short time on Yosemite Avenue near the ...

December 08, 2017 | | Local News


Singalong At Hutton’s Hamlet

All are welcome to join in for the 19th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton's Hamlet on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Junior Class Girls Sought For 2019 DYW Program

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is seeking Junior Class girls to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale for the Class of 2019 scholarship program ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Garden Club Holiday Luncheon

Members of the Oakdale Garden Club are planning their Christmas luncheon for Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Firenze Restaurant in Oakdale.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

MJC Improv Show

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Care Packages Deliver Holiday Cheer

Duke Cooper of Oakdale, working with American Veterans First and several veterans, volunteered to hit the streets in the 209 area recently to raise funds ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


County Sees Increase In Valley Fever Cases

Stanislaus County Public Health recently announced that the number of reported Valley Fever infections continues to increase. There have already been 118 cases reported in ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Police Department Drone Use Approved By Council

It's a bird, it's a plane - no, it's a drone - and the Oakdale City Council just voted 5-0 in favor at the ...

December 06, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Festive Light Show Offers New Purpose This Season

A longstanding holiday tradition in a neighborhood just east of Oakdale has expanded this year – both in size and scope.

December 06, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Holiday Angel Trees Herald Giving Spirit

Tamberly Stone is well within her element at this time of the year.

December 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Safety Is Hallmark Of Accessibility Plan

Anyone native to Oakdale knows the perils of crossing any of the high-traffic areas in town - but with the recent 5-0 approval of the Oakdale ...

December 06, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Community Joins Together For Downtown Celebration

With moderate early December temperatures providing a fitting backdrop, community residents turned out in force for a special Downtown Christmas hosted in Oakdale on Saturday ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


December Sees Dip At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Disaster Legislation Aims To Support Communities

The Supporting Mitigation Activities and Resiliency Targets for Rebuilding Act, also known as the SMART Rebuilding Act, is aimed at lowering the cost of natural ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


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