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Substitute Pleads Not Guilty

Appearing with his attorney for only a few minutes, Oakdale Joint Unified School District Substitute Teacher Bryan Thies pleaded not guilty on Monday to two counts of felony lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 and three misdemeanor charges of annoying or molesting a child.

October 01, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Barktoberfest Benefits Shelter Pets

The Fifth Annual Barktoberfest Benefit for homeless pets of Oakdale and Riverbank is on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

September 30, 2013 | | Local News


Pair Plead Not Guilty In Homicide

At their Wednesday, Sept. 25 arraignment in Stanislaus County Superior Court, Brandon Scott Pettit, 25, and Felix Valverde, 26, pleaded not guilty to murder and arson charges in the deaths of Pettit's parents, Scott and Janet Pettit of Modesto.

September 27, 2013 | | Local News


Caltrans, Government Officials Celebrate Highway Projects

Caltrans and the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) will recognize significant milestones on State Route 12 (SR-12) including: completion of the $20.5 million smart corridor and operational improvements project from just east of Interstate 5 to the Rio Vista Bridge; the kick-off for the $46.7 million Bouldin Island Rehabilitation Project; and the ceremonial unveiling of a sign designating a portion of SR-12 as the Dana Cowell Memorial highway. The celebration is planned for this Friday, Sept. 27 starting at 11 a.m. at the Tower Park Marina in Lodi.

September 26, 2013 | | Local News


No Relief For Bogged Down Intersection

With growth to Oakdale come traffic issues; the following series takes a look at traffic concerns to the city as it population has nearly doubled in population from 20 years ago.

September 25, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Growing Strong – Almond, Walnut Harvest Time In Valley

The agriculture industry is a huge part of the Central Valley economy and most of the residents in this area know when summer is coming to an end due to the machines rumbling along the rows in an orchard and stirring up (more than) a little dust. Late August is the beginning of harvest for many of the nut growers that have trees that produce almonds and walnuts, with several weeks typically spent getting the crop in.

September 25, 2013 | Virginia Still | Local News


Substitute Teacher Arrested For Lewd Acts

After a two-week long investigation, Oakdale Police arrested a Cloverland Elementary School substitute teacher for lewd acts with a child and child molestation.

September 25, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Substitute Teacher Arrested For Lewd Acts

After a two-week long investigation, Oakdale Police arrested a Cloverland Elementary School substitute teacher for lewd acts with a child and child molestation.

September 23, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Plenty Of Jobs At Stockton’s HIREvent

Stockton's HIREvent will feature a wide variety of job opportunities from both public and private-sector organizations, plus free expert help with résumés. Get ready for some job hunting on Tuesday, with the event taking place at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 W. Fremont St., Stockton.

September 23, 2013 | | Local News


Special Monday Program Aims To Inform

A special program on 'Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics" will be presented through the Alzheimer's Association on Monday, Sept. 23.

September 21, 2013 | | Local News


New Name, Same Undertaking

What is in a name?

September 20, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Emergency Response Drill Slated At MJC

Modesto Junior College has scheduled an emergency response exercise for staff this Friday, Sept. 20, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. The event will not disrupt classes or campus operations.

September 19, 2013 | | Local News


Brief, Successful Session For Oakdale Council

Oakdale City Council members breezed through a concise agenda in an hour-long meeting on Monday night, Sept. 16.

September 18, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Area Gears Up For Symbiosis

It's called the "Symbiosis Gathering" and for the Oakdale area, the name couldn't be more fitting. By definition, symbiosis is described as a merging together of two dissimilar organisms for a mutually beneficial relationship. Such beneficial merging is at the heart of this special gathering, as we see brought together, a small cowboy town and an explosion of art and culture from all over the world.

September 18, 2013 | Laura Morgan Special To The Leader | Local News


Military Academy Information Night

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham will hold a United States Military Academy Information Night on Monday, Sept. 23 in Modesto. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Joseph A. Gregori High School and will provide extensive information about the various U.S. military academies. It will also provide information on how students can be nominated to attend the academies.

September 13, 2013 | | Local News


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Spring Fishing Classic Set At Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops is celebrating the return of fishing season and inviting customers to trade in used gear to be donated to local charities in ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Flood Preparedness Safety Tips For Multiple Situations

With evacuations ordered in Oroville, Marysville and Yuba City earlier this week due to flooding, and more rain in the forecast, additional areas of the ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Releases Draft State Bicycle And Pedestrian Plan

Caltrans has released for public review the draft State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, which lays out the policies and actions Caltrans and its partner agencies ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Additional Orientations Slated For Come Back Kids Program

The Stanislaus County Office of Education will hold informational orientations for individuals interested in learning how to earn a high school diploma through its Come ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Annual Carriage Art Show Slated For Bianchi Center

The Valley Art Association, VAA, 2017 Carriage Art Show will be open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 ...

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Women's Club Luncheon

February 15, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Drive-Thru Robbery Suspects Arrested At Disturbance Call

Oakdale Police caught up with Friday night robbery suspects later in the evening at a disturbance call and two people were arrested as a result.

February 11, 2017 | | Local News


Spring Planting Is Near: Join Arbor Day Foundation

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone who joins the Foundation in February 2017 ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


New Board Members Welcomed At Hospice

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley, recently announced its new Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation Board Members.

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Film Fundraiser Slated

Get your tickets early for the upcoming Film 'Fun' Raiser for DKG Epsilon Nu Chapter. The event is scheduled for April 27 at the State ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Did You Know?

Valentine's Day is a time when men and women express their love and affection for one another, which can be accomplished in a variety ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


How Chocolate Became Tied To Valentine’s Day

Heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent treats are coveted gifts on Valentine's Day. Chocolate lovers typically have a favorite type of chocolate, whether it's ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


California Sees Slight Drop In Price At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Installing Innovative Pedestrian Signal On Highway

Caltrans is preparing for an innovative project to upgrade pedestrian crossings at State Route 108 and Lee Avenue. This intersection is heavily used by businesses ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


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