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Junior High Rams Get College, Career Ready

Students of Oakdale Junior High are in for a treat, as well as opportunity this February, as the campus staff and administration embrace College and Career month.

February 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale AcaDec Team Remains A Contender

The streak is over.

February 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Retiree Health Benefits Spark Council Discussion

Being denied earlier this month having his matter made into an agenda item for the Monday, Feb. 6 Oakdale City Council meeting, retired Oakdale Fire Captain Rick Ferroni brought forward his concern to the public comment portion of the session instead. Ferroni's item, about retiree medical benefits being cut by the city, brought 45 minutes of discussion between the city manager, the council and other speakers who came in support. The time spent on his concern was longer than spent on the actual agenda items set for the evening.

February 08, 2017 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Former City Director Facing Fraud Charges in Sutter County

A former City of Oakdale department head who took a position as a planning manager with Sutter County in March 2012 is facing an array of criminal charges, including two felonies, after an investigation by the Sutter County District Attorney showed numerous incidents of making false statements, providing false information, perjury and voter fraud.

February 03, 2017 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Meeting Offers Information On Pharmacy Tech Program

Modesto Junior College Workforce Development has scheduled a "Why Should You Become a Pharmacy Technician?" information meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. in Sierra Hall, room 137, on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. The meeting is free and open to the public, and campus parking is $2 without a permit.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Teacher Career Fair Slated For March 25

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Job Fair on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at SCOE's downtown offices, 1100 H St., Modesto. This year's job fair is open to fully-credentialed teachers or intern-eligible candidates and credential completion candidates by August 2017 (verified by Program Completion letter or Intern Eligible letter) who pre-register on-line by Wednesday, March 18 at www.edjoin.org.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Gas Prices Dip Down In Northern California

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.60/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.26/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


UOP Forecast Predicts Economy Holds Steady

The California economy should maintain solid 2.6 percent growth in 2017 with the unemployment rate holding steady at 5.4 percent as job growth decelerates to 1.6 percent according to the latest projection from the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific. Beyond 2017, growth is expected to slow as the initial boost from anticipated tax cuts and deficit spending under President Trump fades and reduced federal healthcare spending, reduced immigration and international trade, and a rising dollar and interest rates curb growth.

February 01, 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 for more information regarding senior and recreation activities in Oakdale, and facility and park rentals.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Fair Competition Brings Recognition To Region

The Stanislaus County Fair has once again received awards of distinction from Western Fairs Association (WFA) Convention, as well as the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE).

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Some Little Known Rainy Weather Facts

Rainy seasons vary across the globe. In much of North America, spring is when rainfall peaks.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


How To Use Clouds To Predict Weather

Meteorologists rely on electronic equipment and their knowledge of weather patterns to provide forecasts each and every day. But weather can be unpredictable, and even the most reliable weather prognosticator can sometimes get it wrong.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Discovering The Origins Of Groundhog Day

Every year on Feb. 2, people anxiously await the appearance of a medium-sized furry mammal who they believe can predict if winter weather will rage on or if spring will arrive sooner than later. Although it's a rather strange means of prognostication, millions of people celebrate Groundhog Day, a tradition that is older than many people may know.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Tips For Super Bowl Party Food-Drink Pairings Offered

Typically, there isn't much originality when it comes to Super Bowl party food. And even less thought goes into the right beers and wine to complement the food, which is a crucial fumble, according to the beer and wine experts at BevMo, the West Coast-based beverage retailer.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


On The Shelf

Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Oakdale Library are always happy to offer reading suggestions. And now, a good book is easier to find than ever. New books at the Oakdale Library will be featured each month in the Oakdale Leader. Librarians will provide information about books for children and adults, both fiction and non-fiction.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


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Modesto Nuts Announce Silver Sluggers Program

The Modesto Nuts have joined forces with The Park at Modesto to introduce the Silver Sluggers Program for the 2018 season. This program allows fans ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Yosemite Conservancy Offers Park Volunteer Opportunities

Yosemite Conservancy is seeking volunteers for 30-day stays in Yosemite National Park from May through September to help visitors enjoy the park's natural, cultural ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Business Outlook Study Presented Through UOP

The California economy continues to perform well and should maintain strong growth despite an uncertain policy environment and financial market volatility according to the latest ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Two Denham Bills Signed Into Law

Action on Friday, Feb. 9 saw the House of Representatives pass H.R. 1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which sets discretionary spending levels ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Wine By The Bottle At Stockton Arena

Wine aficionados or even those that just savor the occasional glass will be pleased to know that there is a new area at the Stockton ...

February 14, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News


Fire Board Meeting Cancelled

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board on Thursday, Feb. 8 set for 6 p.m. at the Station 26 ...

February 08, 2018 | | Local News


Artwork Sought For Show

An Art Show, sponsored by the City of Oakdale and Valley Art Association, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18 at the ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


MORNING RUN

The annual Oakdale Lions Club Don Osborne Memorial Run was hosted on Saturday, Feb. 3. Here, dad Alex McKeon and daughter Eliza hold hands as ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


ROYAL SMILES

The 2018 Winter Homecoming royalty named at the Oakdale High School basketball game on Friday night, Feb. 2 included, from left: Prince Jude Krick, King ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


Care Packages Sent To Military Overseas

American Veterans First (AVF) recently shipped out another 81 packages that will go to men and women serving our country overseas. AVF Founder Duke Cooper ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


Rotary Clubs Planning Law Enforcement Day

The two Oakdale Rotary clubs – Oakdale Noontime Rotary and Oakdale Sunrise Rotary – are joining forces to plan and put on a Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon.

February 07, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Fire Protection District Board Meeting Scheduled

A meeting of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Finance Committee is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Station 26 ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


New Barbershop Now Open For Business

There's a new quartet in town, but they're not specializing in music. They're specializing in hair, most specifically men's.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


ACE Passenger Rail Services Planning Saturday Runs

The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) passenger rail service was awarded a grant through the State Rail Assistance (SRA) fund by the California State Transportation Agency ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


One Million Tons Of Debris Removed From Wildfire Areas

The state, federal and local community partners conducting the Consolidated Debris Removal Program have reached a major milestone with the removal of more than one ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


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