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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


CHP Offers A ‘Truckload’ Of Appreciation This Week

When you see a commercial truck on the roadway, whether it is a large, 18-wheeler or two-axle delivery truck, take comfort in the fact that the drivers seated at the wheel are some of the safest and most highly trained drivers on the road. In honor of these professional men and women, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) joins the trucking industry in observing National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sunday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 21.

September 12, 2013 | | Local News


TV Series Goal Becoming A Reality

As globalization across the entertainment industry broadens and months after a trip to South Korea, a local woman is actively taking steps to make her dream of creating a Korean Drama become a reality.

September 11, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Officers Spearheading Drive

Members of the Oakdale Police Officer's Association are hosting Operation "Fill the Cruiser" in the community.

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Church Welcomes Arrival Of New Pastor

Knights Ferry Community Church is pleased to welcome Pastor Henry Raven and his wife Jean to their church family. Pastor Raven has served as the ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Detected

The East Side and Turlock Mosquito Abatement Districts (MADs) have received confirmation that a mosquito sample from Stanislaus County has tested positive for St. Louis ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Soroptimist Club Installs Board Of Directors

Soroptimist International of Oakdale installed its 2017-2018 President Marcia Speiller and Board of Directors at a recent luncheon hosted at the Oakdale Golf and Country ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Local Authors Sought For Annual Library Fair

The Stanislaus County Library is looking for local published authors to take part in the Eighth Annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, Sept. 23 from ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in August and resume in September, 2017.

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Denham, Valadao Bill Expands Teaching Hospital Residencies

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (CA-10), joined by U.S. Representative David G. Valadao (CA-21), have introduced H.R. 3451, the Creating Additional Residency Expansion ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


National Night Out Classified A Big Success

A sweltering Wednesday, with temperatures at 106 degrees in Oakdale, Aug. 1 nonetheless saw residents come together in the muggy weather and befriend one another.

August 09, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Sail To Recovery Offered

Take a veteran sailing on Saturday, Sept. 23 with the Sail to Recovery program of the local American Veterans First organization.

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


StocktonCon Flies Into Stockton Arena

Celebrating six years of comic and pop culture fun, StocktonCon 2017 arrives later this month for two days of adventure. Fans will pack the Stockton ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


School Boards Welcome FOCUS

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced Tuesday that she and representatives from her office, the Stanislaus County Probation Department and Scott Kuykendall, the Assistant ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Grants Available For Training

Computer Tutor Business and Technical Institute has been awarded Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds to provide career training opportunities for individuals that are ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web-page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Officers Spearheading Drive

Members of the Oakdale Police Officer's Association are starting Operation "Fill the Cruiser" today, Tuesday, Aug. 8.

August 08, 2017 | | Local News


Sunday Night Shooting Investigated

A multi-agency investigation is underway after a deputy-involved shooting that occurred Sunday night, Aug. 6 on Sonora Road in Knights Ferry.

August 07, 2017 | | Local News


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