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Reduce Vehicle Emissions With Kids Back In School

Pollution from back-to-school traffic could cause a spike in ozone. With school back in session the Valley Air District is asking the public to reduce vehicle emissions by carpooling or walking their children to school and to refrain from vehicle idling during school pick-ups and drop-offs. Triple-digit temperatures and multiple wildfires may also impact Valley air quality, and the public's help is crucial in reducing the risk of spikes in ground-level ozone and exceeding federal air quality standards.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


UNITY RALLY

Speaker Alejandro Carrillo, far right, joined community members and leaders to denounce racism at a rally aimed at unity Monday evening, Aug. 21 at the Community Center Plaza. The Oakdale Police Department was a solid presence at the rally as a precaution against any violence but the event went smoothly and without interruption. Oakdale City Mayor Pat Paul placed a resolution condemning racism, bullying, bigotry and hate within the community. The rally was in response to recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia where a man with an Oakdale post office box address was associated with one of the white nationalist ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


New Website Connects Veterans

CalVet has introduced a new website to provide better, faster access to news and information for veterans.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Reporter’s Notebook

I'm going to admit that writing this column is actually pretty hard. I have about four different introductions that I could be using; each time I start I say "Erase everything else. This one has to come from the heart." And yet, here we are. Take from the heart part five.

August 23, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


OID, Valley Home School Feature November Races

Competition will be featured for two Oakdale Irrigation District seats this fall, including one post that is shared with the Escalon area in San Joaquin County. The seats are for four-year terms.

August 23, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Report Supports California State Rail Plan

Caltrans has released Rail and the California Economy, a research report investigating how the state's vast passenger and freight rail system contributes to California's economy, as well as an overview of opportunities for rail to address the state's needs and challenges in the future.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Dos Reis Park Reopens

Dos Reis Regional Park in Lathrop reopened Monday, Aug. 21 for camping and day-use only. The park's boat launch remains closed due to dock repairs; there is no estimated reopening date.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Wish Granted For Oakdale Teen

Christopher Courtney spent his 13th birthday a bit different than the average teenager. The Oakdale Junior High eighth grader began his 13th year last Saturday, flanked by family and a community which has greatly impacted his young life – Make-A-Wish.

August 23, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Public Outreach Meeting Focuses On Wildlife Areas

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will host an outreach meeting on Saturday, Sept. 9 in Los Banos regarding Central Region Type A and B wildlife areas. CDFW will take comments and recommendations and provide updates on habitat conditions, availability of water for wetlands and possible impacts to hunter access on these public lands.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Human West Nile Cases Confirmed In Stanislaus County

A 53-year-old female and a 64-year-old male are the first confirmed human West Nile Virus (WNV) infections in Stanislaus County this year.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Assyrian Festival Offered At The Fairgrounds

Immerse yourself in the culture that started it all at the Third Annual Assyrian Festival with authentic foods, historical exhibits, live entertainment and a kids zone on Aug. 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Stanislaus County Recognizing Immunization Awareness Month

During pregnancy, people are often thinking about baby names, nursery colors, and prenatal vitamins, but they should also be thinking about vaccines. Vaccines during pregnancy not only protect against diseases, but can also begin to pass some protection to the baby. This protection for the baby will last the first few months of life, until he or she is old enough to get vaccinated themselves and develop their own protection. Doctors and midwives routinely recommend two vaccines during pregnancy, the pertussis or "whooping cough" vaccine (Tdap) and the flu shot.

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Road Closure Notification

The City of Oakdale announced Friday morning that a road closure due to construction is planned for all day Friday, Aug. 18.

August 18, 2017 | | Local News


Annual Taste Of Oakdale Showcase Arrives Aug. 29

A highlight of summer, and the chance for local businesses to showcase their food and beverages, the annual Taste of Oakdale hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce is set for Tuesday, Aug. 29.

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


Filing Deadlines Extended For November Elections

Deadlines are looming today, Aug. 16, for a number of races in the November election where no incumbent filed for the position.

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


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Wildfire Prevention Activities Increasing Across California

The Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board) and CAL FIRE have increased efforts to address wildfire prevention activities across the state. The organizations have ...

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Gassy Grinch Pumps Up Christmas Prices

GasBuddy has projected that average Christmas Day gas prices will be their highest since 2013. However, there is some good news – average gas prices have ...

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Emergency Physicians Offer Tips For Safe, Healthy Holiday Season

Nobody wants to spend the holiday season in the emergency room. But, the nation's emergency physicians will be there when you need them anytime.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Why Make Resolutions To Start The New Year?

The dawn of a new year is a time when many people take inventory of the previous 12 months and begin thinking about ways they ...

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Annual Report Highlights New Recycling Efforts

The Mattress Recycling Council's Bye Bye Mattress Program has announced that its recyclers collected over 955,000 mattress and box spring units for recycling ...

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


Donors Urged To Give Blood, Platelets This Holiday Season

The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give more life to patients now and into the New Year by giving blood or platelets.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


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