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Library Foundation Hosts Local Teen Author

The Stanislaus Library Foundation will host Modesto author Juliana Presto at its annual Author's Garden Gala on Saturday, Sept. 23. The gala will take place at 6 p.m. at the Modesto home of Ginger and Kent Johnson. All proceeds will benefit children's programs at the library's 13 branches countywide, including the Summer Reading program, which serves more than 10,000 school-age children each year.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Open Auditions Set For Disney’s “Peter Pan, Jr.”

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDS is seeking students in fourth through eighth grades to be actors, singers, and dancers for Disney's "Peter Pan, Jr."

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Region’s ‘Record Man’ Still Spinning Jazz Tunes

Elton John sang about a 'Rocket Man' but local resident Harold Peterson is definitely more of a 'Record Man' – and he has a room in his home to prove it.

September 06, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


MARKET NIGHT

September will be the final month for visitors to peruse and purchase the goods at the weekly downtown Oakdale Farmers Market, offered each Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on North Third Avenue, between E and F streets. Organizers said they are hopeful the September weather will be more conducive to bringing crowds to the market for the final four Wednesdays, as triple digit heat has plagued the gathering several times this season. Pam Hernandez with Pam's Crafts of Modesto said she has sold roughly 1,000 homemade cool neck wraps at the market this ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Big Jump Seen At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 12.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.96/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 23.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.64/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


North County Corridor Public Hearing Thursday

Area residents are invited to a public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. The hearing will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., focused on the North County Corridor Project, from Tully Road to SR-120 (New State Route 108).

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms resume in September.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Voice Delegation Carries Concerns To D.C.

Elected officials from all eight San Joaquin Valley counties will be meeting with White House officials and key federal legislators during the annual "Valley Voice" advocacy trip to Washington D.C. on Sept. 6 and 7.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Community Hospice Announces New Board Member

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley since 1979, has welcomed a new member to its Board of Directors.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Taste Of Oakdale Draws Crowd For Sip And Savor

Restaurants, breweries, wineries and food vendors flocked to the ninth annual Taste of Oakdale, hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday evening, Aug. 29 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center.

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


River Clean Up Aims To Bring Sparkle Back

The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District will host the ninth annual Stanislaus River Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 16 as part of the statewide Great Sierra River Clean Up. Volunteers will converge on the river to haul away cigarette butts, broken bottles, tires, and more.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


AAUW Members To Host Tech Trek Alum Pabalan

If you were to ask almost any girl attending Oakdale, Riverbank or Escalon High School what AAUW means to them you would probably get a blank stare and a response like "AAUW – What is that?"

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Fires Prompt Extension Of Health Caution

Three large wildfires, the Mission Fire in Madera County, the Pier Fire in Tulare County, and Railroad Fire in Madera/Mariposa counties, have prompted local air officials to extend the current health cautionary statement through the week. Currently smoke impacts are concentrated in the mountain and foothill areas of the air basin, but impacts on the Valley floor are possible until the fires are extinguished.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Labor Day Weekend Heat Brings Fire Concerns

With record setting heat throughout the state, CAL FIRE officials are urging Californians to be extra careful with their outdoor plans this holiday weekend. As Labor Day weekend rolls in, millions of people will take advantage of this holiday to visit beaches, parks, and campgrounds. In anticipation of the increased outdoor activities, CAL FIRE is asking everyone to be extra vigilant in preventing wildfires.

September 01, 2017 | | Local News


Weather Forces Later Kickoff

Mustang football will truly be played under the lights this Friday, Sept. 1. Oakdale's home game against El Capitan has been rescheduled for later in the evening. Normally kicking off at 5 p.m. the junior varsity will now play its home game at 6 p.m. with the varsity to follow. Current scheduled time for varsity is 8 p.m. This is just one of many local high school football games that were rescheduled due to the weather conditions, including extremely high daytime temperatures.

August 31, 2017 | | Local News


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Seniors Reign Supreme In Powder Puff Action

After last year's "tie" during the Homecoming Week Powder Puff game, this year's senior group wanted to make sure there was not any ...

October 18, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Bloomingcamp Ranch Harvest Festival A Hit

Valley weather proved made to order last Saturday and Sunday, as Bloomingcamp Ranch hosted its Annual Harvest Festival. Foot traffic stayed steady between the hours ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Community Health Fair Set

The Kyle MacFarlane Foundation is hosting a Community Health Fair at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale later this month.

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Lifeline Screening In Oakdale

Stay stroke free – plan to attend the Life Line Screening in Oakdale at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Monday, Oct. 16.

October 15, 2017 | | Local News


South Yosemite Closure Due Between F And J Streets

The City of Oakdale (Public Services) will be performing Surface Improvement construction activities on South Yosemite Avenue from F Street to J Street over the ...

October 14, 2017 | | Local News


Deputies Investigating Suspicious Deaths

Two Oakdale men have been identified as the victims found on property in the 5900 block of Claribel Road, off Langworth, on the outskirts of ...

October 13, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


State, National Gas Prices Still Declining

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


TRAFFIC IMPACT

Oakdale Police issued a Friday afternoon advisory, Oct. 6, that due to a traffic accident involving a power pole the roadway at East G Street ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Utility Relocation Along River Road

A project running now through Friday, Oct. 13, will see PG&E crews relocating utilities on River Road as part of the McHenry Avenue improvement ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


DREAM IT CONFERENCE

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is sponsoring a "Dream It, Be It" conference for seventh through tenth grade girls who reside in Oakdale ...

October 11, 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.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


AWARENESS MONTH

The Century 21 M&M and Associates team hosted a breast cancer awareness event on Friday, kicking off October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fran ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Longevity Award Presented To Amerine Systems Technician

Reinke has recognized Garrett Amerine with Amerine Systems in Oakdale with a five-year PLUS Program Longevity Award. Amerine received the award in recognition of his ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Cheese, Wine Expo On Tap This Weekend

Billed as 'The Premier Street Festival,' the annual Riverbank Cheese and Wine Exposition is scheduled for this weekend.

October 11, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


CLASSICS ON DISPLAY

Some classic cars were among the vehicles on display at the Saturday, Oct. 7 car show hosted at Sierra Foothills Community Church. The event raised ...

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


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