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Simple, Effective Ways For Kids To ‘Go Green’

Raising eco-friendly children is less complicated than it once was. From very early ages, today's kids are exposed to environmental topics and how they can do their part to maintain and protect the planet's resources. Between activities at daycare and lessons at school to information they receive from educational television programming, some kids are taking their own environmental initiatives – and involving their parents along the way.

September 28, 2016 | | Local News


Bloomingcamp Crowd Welcomes In The Harvest

Though the weather felt more like summer this past weekend, the crowds still turned out to celebrate the annual Harvest Festival and the start of autumn at Bloomingcamp Ranch. Activities were scattered across both days, Saturday and Sunday. Here are some photos from the special event.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Election Forums Hosted

Need help with your ballot?

September 28, 2016 | | Local News


CHS Oakdale Hosts Annual Block Party

On Friday, Oct. 7, the Center for Human Services (CHS) - Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center will host its Sixth Annual Community Block Party. The event will be hosted from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

September 28, 2016 | | Local News


Flights And Fun At Airport Open House

Arrangements for the Oakdale Airport Open House 2016 have been underway for months so mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this year's unique gathering of vintage classic and new airplanes along with custom cars. The EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Young Eagles Program flights will be offered again this year to youth between the ages of 8 and 17. The program has delivered over 2 million free rides nationwide through the years. The young flyers will need to have a parent present and proper consent forms will need to be ...

September 28, 2016 | | Local News


Friday Barn Bash Earns Big Money

Rescued horses will continue to be fed and cared for thanks to the generosity of a community and hard work of some volunteers.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Man Arrested In Modesto Murder Case

Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives arrested an Oakdale man in connection with a Sept. 15 homicide that occurred in the airport area of unincorporated Modesto.

September 28, 2016 | | Local News


Weekend Western Days Celebrate City Heritage

The Symbiosis Festival has come and gone … and this weekend features an event a little more in line with the 'Cowboy Capital' – as the city plays host to its first Western Days festival, sponsored by the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau.

September 28, 2016 | | Local News


Active Week Seen In OID Legal Drama

The courts were active with Oakdale Irrigation District legal actions this past week which saw lawyers for both sides busy with briefs for an upcoming hearing, a judge's decision, and one plaintiff filing a complaint with the district attorney alleging malfeasance by certain board members and its general manager.

September 28, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


District Sparring Peaks At Meeting

After a week of court actions (see related article below), the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors met on Wednesday, Sept 21. During the emotionally charged meeting, factions sounded off, including the meeting ending with General Manager Steve Knell defending himself against media accusations, sounding off against Director Linda Santos, which was trailed by Santos defending herself with her own stern retorts back to Knell.

September 28, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Apparel Graphics, Inc.: Quality Fosters Quantity

It's been almost two decades since Paul Riva joined forces with his best friend to pursue a career in the printing business. It's a passing of time which visibly stumps the owner of the Oakdale-based business Apparel Graphics, Inc. as he recalls the early days of specializing in screen printing and embroidery.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


TEAR IT UP

Work has now started on another street project in town, this one on North Second Avenue between C and E streets. The project will include pavement, water and sewer main replacement and is being funded with a variety of city and tax funds. The work is on the street that normally allows access to the police department; access can be made from North Third.

September 21, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Harvest Festival Back At Bloomingcamp Ranch

Hay is being set for pumpkins, participants and hay rides as the staff of Bloomingcamp Ranch prepares for its annual Harvest Festival. The event will be hosted at the ranch just east of Oakdale on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Directors Santos, Altieri Fire Back At OID

Oakdale Irrigation District board members Linda Santos and Gail Altieri filed statements with Stanislaus County Superior Court earlier this month explaining their actions from a lawsuit in which they were accused of providing confidential information to plaintiffs suing the water district.

September 21, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Do-It-Yourselfer Brings Paint Nights To Downtown

Earlier this year, Lisa McDaniel-Norris was literally waiting for the next big thing.

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Singalong At Hutton’s Hamlet

All are welcome to join in for the 19th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton's Hamlet on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Junior Class Girls Sought For 2019 DYW Program

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is seeking Junior Class girls to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale for the Class of 2019 scholarship program ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Garden Club Holiday Luncheon

Members of the Oakdale Garden Club are planning their Christmas luncheon for Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Firenze Restaurant in Oakdale.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

MJC Improv Show

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Care Packages Deliver Holiday Cheer

Duke Cooper of Oakdale, working with American Veterans First and several veterans, volunteered to hit the streets in the 209 area recently to raise funds ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


County Sees Increase In Valley Fever Cases

Stanislaus County Public Health recently announced that the number of reported Valley Fever infections continues to increase. There have already been 118 cases reported in ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Police Department Drone Use Approved By Council

It's a bird, it's a plane - no, it's a drone - and the Oakdale City Council just voted 5-0 in favor at the ...

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


Festive Light Show Offers New Purpose This Season

A longstanding holiday tradition in a neighborhood just east of Oakdale has expanded this year – both in size and scope.

December 06, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Holiday Angel Trees Herald Giving Spirit

Tamberly Stone is well within her element at this time of the year.

December 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Safety Is Hallmark Of Accessibility Plan

Anyone native to Oakdale knows the perils of crossing any of the high-traffic areas in town - but with the recent 5-0 approval of the Oakdale ...

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


Community Joins Together For Downtown Celebration

With moderate early December temperatures providing a fitting backdrop, community residents turned out in force for a special Downtown Christmas hosted in Oakdale on Saturday ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


December Sees Dip At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Disaster Legislation Aims To Support Communities

The Supporting Mitigation Activities and Resiliency Targets for Rebuilding Act, also known as the SMART Rebuilding Act, is aimed at lowering the cost of natural ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Jacob Myers Park Welcomes Waterways Tour

California Department of Parks and Recreation Boating and Waterways Commission member Virginia Madueño invited several community members to participate in a tour of local ...

December 06, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Shaw Family Band Featured In Christmas Gospel Concert

Escalon First Baptist Church is inviting the community to an uplifting family Gospel Christmas concert by the Shaw Family Band on Friday, Dec. 15 at ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


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