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Stanislaus State Taps Brunk To Lead Major Gifts Office

The Division of University Advancement at California State University, Stanislaus has named Kevin M. Brunk as its new Director for Major Gifts.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Sheriff Lauds FFA Program At Annual Chamber Lunch

The severe consequences of Proposition 47 in the Oakdale community were evident as Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson gave an overview of rural crime affecting local agriculture at the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's 43rd Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon at the Bianchi Community Center on March 17.

March 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Alum, Friends Set Stage For Spring Production

It has been five years since the Rodrigues family has shared the stage of Oakdale High School Theater. On Friday, April 1 audiences will be reminded once again of their talent and treasure as the husband, wife team of David and Diane Rodrigues are once again joined by oldest daughter Madeleine Marhulik as OHS Alumni and Special Guests present "The Fantasticks."

March 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Civil Grand Jury Applicants Sought

The selection process for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has started. Citizens interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury are encouraged to contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line to download an application form.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Council Session Sees Snub Of Revised Sign Ordinance

After giving direction to city staff to revise a dated sign ordinance after it granted approval of an LED sign on the east side of town, the Oakdale City Council members decided to take no action at its Monday, March 21 meeting on a presented revision by City Manager Brian Whitemyer.

March 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Successful Central Valley Women Schedule Benefit Film Screening

The Successful Women of Central Valley (SWCV), a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will host a benefit film viewing of "Half the Sky" at the State Theatre in Modesto on Thursday, March 31. Proceeds will benefit three local women's groups: the Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus, Without Permission, and Successful Women of Central Valley. All three organizations have shared goals of supporting, educating, benefiting and improving the lives of women and young ladies in the Central Valley.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Candidate Forum Slated For Assembly Hopefuls

Who will help make laws that govern your life? The Stanislaus County League of Women Voters and the League of California Cities will be hosting a Candidate Forum where you can meet your candidates for the upcoming election in California Assembly District 12. It is free and open to the public. The district, which includes portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties including Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon, is currently represented by Kristin Olsen, who is terming out of the seat.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Veterans Resource Center Opening Soon

The Modesto Library will host a grand opening celebration for its Veterans Resource Center, Monday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. The festivities will feature U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, Stanislaus County Supervisor Dick Monteith and other officials, as well as a special performance of patriotic music by members of the Johansen High School band.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Stanislaus River Parks Implement Day Use Fees

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will begin charging a $5 day use fee for park access beginning May 1 at Stanislaus River Parks near Oakdale.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Capacity Crowd Enjoys Annual Testicle Festival

There was no shortage of hungry attendees feasting on the breaded bovine nuggets at the 35th annual Oakdale Testicle Festival at the FES Hall on Monday night, March 21. The event, sponsored by the Oakdale Rotary Club, has been an Oakdale staple, getting the city national attention since the 1980s when local Rotarians sought something unique as a fund-raising affair that would reflect the local western heritage of the area.

March 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OHS Senior Honored For Overcoming Adversity

Christian Armstrong isn't your stereotypical high school student. To summarize him by title would almost be going against the grain of who he strives to be.

March 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


BATTLE STATIONS

Knights Ferry was awash in history with Confederate and Yankee soldiers milling about for the annual Civil War Reenactment held Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20. The Knights Ferry canyon echoed with the cannon blasts as the reenactors provided history, entertainment, and plenty of good old-fashioned fun for the annual event. Nine-year-old twin sisters Natalie and Julie from Turlock were in the Ferry for the annual reenactment, helping collect donations for the event. It costs $7 to $10 per cannon explosion and the American Civil War Association (ACWA) relies upon donations to keep history alive for attendees. A camp ...

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Spaghetti Dinner In Knights Ferry

The annual Knights Ferry Community Club will serve up its annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, March 19 at 5 p.m. in the clubhouse.

March 16, 2016 | | Local News


Soroptimist International Schedules Motor Madness

Soroptimist International of Oakdale will host its annual Motor Madness fundraiser on Saturday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m., at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Guests will be entertained by Rob Ely who will present "The Rockin' 50's" and are encouraged to dress in 50's attire. The event includes hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, soft drinks, and dessert. Tickets are $100 each and admits two adults (must be 21 years or older) to the event and constitutes one entry for the door prize drawings.

March 16, 2016 | | Local News


Vacant Buildings, Water Still On Denham’s Radar

While in town on Wednesday, March 9, US Representative Jeff Denham stopped by The Leader office to discuss recent subjects that have been part of his focus this legislative year. Two issues, both introduced by the congressman, the Federal Asset Sale and Transfer (FAST) Act of 2016 and the Save Our Salmon (SOS) Act of 2016 were topics of the conversation.

March 16, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Sober Grad Committee Seeking Local Support

With Friday, May 25 fast approaching, organizers of the annual graduation night 'Sober Grad' event for Oakdale High School seniors are looking for some last ...

May 09, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


City Council Approves Updated Sign Ordinance

Members of the Oakdale City Council have approved an update to the city ordinance concerning city signage that provides more guidelines to prevent visual blight.

May 09, 2018 | BY KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Annual Catfish Derby Set For June 2

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 34th annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 2 beginning at 6 ...

May 09, 2018 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Fish And Wildlife Offers May Activities Calendar

There are a number of recreational opportunities being planned throughout the region during May, offered by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Following are some ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Arbor Day Foundation Offers Tree-Care Booklet

The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees.

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Farmers Market Opens

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


End Of An Era Oakdale Radio Shack Prepares To Close Doors

Radio Shack still sells radios. Saturday, May 19 however, will be the last day someone will be able to buy one from the 1449 E ...

May 09, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Caltrans Memorial Honors Fallen Highway Workers

Caltrans recently honored the legacies of two of its employees during its 28th Annual Workers Memorial at the State Capitol. There have been a total ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Local Gas Prices Still On The Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Wildfire Awareness Week Declared For Californians

California's wet winter created a sizable crop of new growth grass, but don't let the wet weather fool you as the abundant grass ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Rams Capture Third Place At Pentathlon

Oakdale Junior High represented the Oakdale Joint Unified School District well as they secured third place honors in the 2018 Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon event ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Fifth Graders Get Techy

Magnolia Elementary fifth graders were recently treated to a field trip to the San Jose Tech Museum.

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Memorial Day Weekend Features Fair At Cal Expo

Excitement, anticipation, and exhilaration await attendees of the 82nd annual Sacramento County Fair. The family-friendly event will take place May 24 through 28 on the ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Women’s Connection

Oakdale Women's Connection will host its monthly luncheon on Thursday, May 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event will be hosted ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Barn Sale Benefit

ASTRO Thrift and Gift store will host a Barn Extravaganza sale on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


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