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Influx Of Wildfire Smoke Affecting San Joaquin Valley

Smoke from the Whittier (Santa Barbara County), Alamo (San Luis Obispo County), and Garza (Kings County) fires is affecting air quality in all locations throughout the San Joaquin Valley, from San Joaquin County to the Valley portion of Kern County. Smoke from the Schaeffer Fire located in Tulare County is affecting air quality in the foothill and mountain areas of Tulare and Kern County, especially the communities of Kennedy Meadows and Johnsondale.

July 14, 2017 | | Local News


Truck Vs. Fence

A truck hauling a trailer with cattle made an unexpected turn off the roadway along South Yosemite Avenue in Oakdale early afternoon Wednesday, July 12. The abrupt turn took out a portion of new fencing installed to separate the under construction Oakdale Community Park from the street. Authorities indicated there were no injuries to the driver and all the cattle also appeared to be unharmed. The cause was under investigation.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Coupon Distribution Slated At Farmers Market

The weekly Oakdale Farmers Market on Wednesday, July 12 will be the site for a final regular distribution of Farmers Market Coupons for age and income-eligible senior citizens, offered through the Stanislaus County Aging and Veterans Services Office.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Doggone Good Ending: Mini Happy To Be Home

Mini has been reunited with her owner, Oakdale resident Lucy Garcia.

July 12, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


State’s Fire Season Off To Roaring Start

Approximately 7,000 firefighters are battling 13 large wildfires in California.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


OHS’s New Look Corral Now Complete

For just over a month, The Corral at Oakdale High School has resembled something much closer to a construction site than a football field. Ground was broken on the new artificial turf project on June 1 when the Valley Precision Grading Inc. came out to Oakdale and started pulling up the field.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Quilters Guild Gift Supports Music, Memory Program

Oakdale Quilters Guild, formed in May of 1996, had just a few goals in mind when the members first started the group: to learn about quilting, to teach quilting techniques, and to provide quilts for residents at Oak Valley Care Center.

July 12, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Horseshoe Artisan Features Work at Café Bliss

Gary Cooksey is not horsing around when it comes to welding and his artwork.

July 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Briefs

Classic Car Show

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Local Eastern Star Chapter Joins Statewide Initiative

California Eastern Star, including the local Escallonia Chapter, has formulated a Vision Statement.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Mobile App Keeps Info At Fairgoers’ Fingertips

The Stanislaus County Fair Mobile App is the best way to keep up with all the events and concerts during the Fair's 10-day run.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Main Street Stage Line-Up

Entertainment will be front and center at Escalon's Park Fete this weekend, with two groups taking the stage on Friday, July 14 and a variety of acts performing for the crowd throughout the afternoon and evening on Saturday, July 15.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Runners Toe The Line

The annual Escalon Park Fete Run/Walk is set for Saturday morning, July 15.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Escalon Gearing Up For Annual Community Park Fete

Just a few days away, the weekend will be packed with activity in neighboring Escalon, as that community hosts its annual Park Fete celebration.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Turlock Lake State Rec Area Closure Announced

Turlock Lake operators American Land and Leisure (AL&L) are closing the campground at Turlock Lake, 22600 Lake Road in La Grange. The purpose of this closure is to address concerns raised during campground safety evaluations. Inspections identified many dead trees within the campgrounds that pose an imminent danger to campers. A hazardous tree removal project was delayed due to extensive flooding of the campground and a rise in water levels upon the Tuolumne River. The closure will remain in effect until the hazardous trees have been removed from the campgrounds.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


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Next Leo Club Gathering Scheduled For Aug. 15

The Oakdale Leo Club is a youth organization created by the Oakdale Lions Club in partnership with the Family Support Network. The club focuses on ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Construction Closes C Street

Phase two of the C Street reconstruction project in Oakdale is due to begin Wednesday, Aug. 2 and run through the end of November.

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


The Merge Wraps Up Its Second Year

For four evenings this past week, July 24 through 27, Christian youth groups joined together at The Merge, hosted by The River Christian Community Church.

August 02, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Community Resource Officer Assigned Downtown

Oakdale Police have announced a program to increase responsiveness to challenges in the downtown business area.

July 28, 2017 | | Local News


The Silver Wahines Dance to a Hukilau

The hula scene is not just limited to luaus in Hawaii. The Oakdale Senior Center is full of residents ready to get active and expand ...

July 26, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Special To The Leader | Local News


Tasty Treat

Little Julian Cerda didn't seem to mind the heat one bit as he enjoyed the sweet treats at the second annual Oakdale Stampede Meet ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Community Dinner Planned for Campbell Family

Sandy and Lance Campbell have dedicated their lives to making an impact on the lives of young people.

July 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Fires Continue to Blaze

There is no rest for the weary, as fires continue to pose threat throughout the state of California. As crews continue to work on current ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Iconic Landon’s Apparel Shop Closing Doors

If you drive down Santa Fe Street into the heart of downtown Riverbank, there is a clothing store that has become an iconic fixture in ...

July 26, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


National Night Out Event Slated for Aug 1

Neighborhoods throughout Oakdale are invited to join forces with police and thousands of communities nationwide on Tuesday, Aug. 1 for National Night Out.

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Journey to Washington Gets Gilton Back on Solid Ground

Tessa Gilton is not your average 30-something. To the naked eye her uniqueness may seem obvious; it is the unseen, however, and the nature of ...

July 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Ceja, DYW Represents at State Level

Gabrielle "Gaby" Ceja, Oakdale's Distinguished Young Woman, competed in the Distinguished Young Women of California Class of 2018 State Finals along with 21 other ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


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