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Red Cross Mobilizes Disaster Relief Effort

The American Red Cross launched a massive relief response across multiple states in the wake of the deadly storms which have been hammering communities across most of the country since before the Christmas holiday.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


Grant Increases Benefit College-Bound Students

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will receive a significant scholarship grant in 2016 from the College Futures Foundation to continue investing in local college-bound students. This grant totals $500,000 and is the sixth and final scholarship grant award provided to SCOE, with the first beginning in 2010.This brings the total funds awarded from the College Futures Foundation to SCOE since 2010 to $2,339,500.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


California Motorists See Holiday Gas Price Hikes

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48/gallon Sunday, Dec. 27 according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $2.00/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Areas nearby Modesto and their current gas price climate include: Stockton - $2.53/gallon, up 5.0 cents per gallon from last week's $2.48; Oakland - $2.68, up 4.4 cents per gallon from last week's ...

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


Adopt A Shelter Pet Event Slated Jan. 2

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be hosting a pet adoption event at PetCo in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, Jan. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in hopes of finding some furry little friends their forever homes.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


Historic Rodden Home Up For Sale

Originally constructed at the turn of the 20th century with its first location at Yosemite Avenue and D Street, then moving to F Street in 1927, the historic Victorian Rodden Home, on North Third Avenue since 1955, is now up for sale.

December 30, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Schedules Annual Christmas Tree Pick-Up

The City of Oakdale will host its annual Christmas tree pick-up from Monday, Jan. 4 through Friday, Jan. 15. Pick-up days will be the same as your regular garbage pick-up day. Allow for pick-up anytime between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


Oakdale Chamber Plans Annual Awards Banquet

Mark the calendar for a special night of honoring Oakdale's best and brightest in mid-January.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


City’s Year In Review: Looking Back At 2015

From a proposed city motto change that caused a citizen reaction to OID water wars because of the drought, 2015 was filled with Oakdale Leader headlines both good and bad. This week, we start our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at the months gone by, with top stories from the first half of the year, January through June.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


McNerney, Denham Salute French Camp Construction

Building upon his long-standing commitment to the nation's veterans, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) joined with local veterans and community leaders on Monday, Dec. 21 to announce the planned construction of the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in French Camp. Funding for the CBOC was included in the FY16 omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama last week. Securing funding for the project is a critical step to move the clinic forward to the construction phase.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


Caltrans Releases New ‘Mile Marker’ Report

The latest installment of The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report, released Dec. 18, marks a full year of publication for the quarterly report detailing how well Caltrans is meeting its performance measures and goals.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


Oakdale Woman Wins Super Bowl Tickets

When Oakdale's Lora Hadley crossed the goal line of the football field at Turlock High School, ahead of 103 other competitors close behind, she scored far more than just six points.

December 23, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Toys For Tots Brings Joy

Holidays are upon us and there are still countless kids who will go without this season. But not too many of them will be in the local area, thanks to a recent collection.

December 23, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Holiday Travel More Affordable

GasBuddy officials project that consumers will save $1.6 billion on gas over their year-end travels compared to last year. According to the annual GasBuddy holiday travel survey, 88 percent of those heading out of town will be doing so by car, with a majority (66 percent) driving at least 200 miles round trip.

December 23, 2015 | | Local News


CHP Plans Maximum Enforcement Efforts

The California Highway Patrol's (CHP) wish this holiday season is for everyone to stay safe during their travels. The CHP reminds drivers to follow the posted speed limit, buckle up, avoid distractions while driving, and always plan to have a sober driver behind the wheel.

December 23, 2015 | Report Abuse account | Local News


Community Generosity Bursts Into Local Kmart

Santa's elves were out in full force on Thursday evening and were spotted on the east end of town at Oakdale's Kmart store.

December 23, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Community Briefs

Last Chance To Skate

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


FLAG PROJECT PREP

In advance of placing American flags throughout the community for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday observance on Monday, Jan. 16, Oakdale Lions Club members ...

January 18, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Cambodian Lions Visit Counterparts In 95361

The motto of Lions International is about as simple as it can come: "We Serve." Their Mission Statement is a bit more in depth: "To ...

January 18, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Stanislaus County Reports First Flu Death Of 2017

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency officials are reporting the first influenza (flu) associated death for the 2016-2017 flu season. The deceased, a 59 year-old man ...

January 18, 2017 | | Local News


Study Casts Doubt On State’s Strategy

A scientific study covering 11 years of fish migration on the Stanislaus River underscores how simply sending more water downstream may not be doing endangered ...

January 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local News


Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award Honors Bob, Linda Meyer

The Meyer family of Oakdale dates back to 1867, with even a city park – William Meyer Park – on East G Street at the corner of ...

January 18, 2017 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Variety Of Entertainment This Month At Black Oak

Black Oak Casino Resort will maintain its reputation as the ultimate destination for entertainment in 2017. This January, the property will welcome a wide variety ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Valentine’s Day Mansion Marriages

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Commissioner of Civil Marriages Lee Lundrigan and her staff invite engaged couples to join them as they perform marriage ceremonies on ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Wounded Warrior Joins Denham Staff

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Tuesday welcomed retired Staff Sgt. Peter Butler of Turlock as a Wounded Warrior Fellow in his Modesto office ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Appoints New Strategic Chief

Caltrans recently announced the appointment of Blair Thompson to be its first Chief of Innovation, Risk and Strategic Management. Thompson will oversee a newly created ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Accordion Players Meet

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Small Hike Seen In Local Gas Price

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Association Of University Women Gather For First Session Of 2017

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale Riverbank Escalon Branch, is holding its first membership meeting for 2017, on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


Special Package Delivery Brightens Soldiers’ Holiday

A former Oakdale resident now serving in the U.S. Air Force was one of the recipients of a care package sent out by a ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local News


New Boutique Owner Offers Elegance, Seamstress Services

Community members in need of seamstress skills or an evening gown for a special occasion need not travel out of the 95361 any longer. Some ...

January 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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