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State Starts Formulating New California Rail Plan

Caltrans is beginning work on the next California State Rail Plan, which will provide the framework for California's rail network and set the stage for new and improved rail and community connections in the state for the next 20 years. Caltrans is seeking early and meaningful public participation throughout the formulation of the plan, with several options available for providing input and feedback.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


Tea Party Hosts Lundrigan

Stanislaus County Tea Party will be hosting a meeting with Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters, Lee Lundrigan. All interested are encouraged to come and learn how you can get involved on Election Day. The meeting will at the Grizzly Rock Cafe and Grill, 4905 N. Golden State Blvd, Turlock, on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


First Production Of 2016 Takes Stage At Sierra Rep

Sierra Repertory Theatre has announced its 2016 season, opening with a Feb. 27 Gala performance of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady. For information on Gala reservations, contact Development Director Beverly Handelman at 209-532-0502 ext. 111 or at bhandelman@sierrarep.org.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


Local Families Needed For Exchange Students

Cultural Homestay International (CHI) is seeking volunteer local host families for international high school boys and girls.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


Massive Hay Fire Impacts Air Quality

A hay fire burning in Escalon has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts throughout southeastern San Joaquin County and northeastern Stanislaus County until the fire is extinguished. While measures were taken to contain the fire, smoke is impacting parts of Oakdale and Riverbank, and may reach other area communities into Saturday.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Final Six Candidates For Soroptimist Program

A field of 11 hopefuls will take the stage this weekend, participating in the annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program. The event is planned for Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


New Barbershop Leaves Lasting First Impression

There's a new team of barbers in town and they're ready to leave their mark on the community, regardless of age, gender or style preference.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Millennials ‘Chronically Stressed” Regarding Their Financial Futures

Millennials – those between 18 and 34 years old – are now the largest generation in American history, constituting 25 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. They've surpassed baby boomers in number and are poised to exceed that generation's financial impact on the country. So it's concerning news that a new Bank of America/USA Today Better Money Habits Report found that while 84 percent of millennials are confident in their ability to manage their finances, 41 percent report feeling "chronically stressed" about money and more than half say anxiety about money affects their ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


New Information Highlights Affordable Care Act Benefits

The Department of Health and Human Services recently released new information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare in California continue to save on prescription drugs and see improved benefits in 2015 as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Couple Celebrates 77th Wedding Anniversary

Sunday, Feb. 14 will mark the 76th Valentine's Day Rogue and Eva Vizcaino will spend as husband and wife. A short six days later, on Feb. 20, the couple will celebrate their 77th Wedding Anniversary with friends and family.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Thursday Meeting Slated For Local AAUW Group

The American Association of University Women, Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon Branch, will host Marion Kaanon, who will speak about the role and function of the Stanislaus Community Foundation, on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. This foundation offers 100 unique charitable funds under one umbrella. These funds are set up by individuals, families, corporations, as well as public and nonprofit agencies – anyone with a charitable goal can achieve it by utilizing the services of this community foundation. Since 2002, Stanislaus Community Foundation has provided over $9 million in grants and scholarships within this region. The AAUW, ORE Branch utilizes their ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Cowboy Museum Announces Student Scholarships Available

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is presenting scholarships to deserving high school seniors in the Central Valley region.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Falling Gas Prices Continue To Greet Motorists At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 11.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $1.74/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Sex Solicitor Plea Nets One Year In County Jail

A 65-year-old man arrested by Oakdale Police after an exchange of letters soliciting sex with young boys, has agreed to a one-year county jail sentence followed by three years of probation and registering as a sex offender the rest of his life in a deal announced by the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

February 10, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


RUN FOR THE LIBRARY

Over 100 run/walkers, top photo, took advantage of Saturday's blue sky as participants of the 24th Annual Don Osborne Memorial Run, hosted by the Oakdale Lions Club. Top three finishers by gender, as well as age group were awarded for both the 1 mile and 5k races. Also, proving to be a super hero among the field of run/walkers on Saturday morning, Yesse Torres completed the one mile race in 7 minutes, two seconds. There were 55 entrants in the one mile race.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Truck Hauling Cattle Crashes Into Oakdale Community Park

A Ford truck hauling a cattle trailer crashed into the still-under construction Oakdale Community Park in an afternoon accident on July 12.

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Pump Prices Stay Steady

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon on July 16, according to GasBuddy's daily ...

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Never 2 Late Hits Friday Night Notes

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its traditional Concerts in the Park summer series every Friday night at 6:30 p.m.

July 19, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Local Run Club Hits the Tahoe Trail

It's an endeavor which many may find crazy, confusing or perhaps inspiring: 24 hours of trail running relay style in Lake Tahoe.

July 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


French Club Members Discover, Celebrate Canada

Oakdale High School's French Club has been fundraising to go on a trip for the past few years. That trip became a reality earlier ...

July 19, 2017 | by AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


State Transportation Funding Buoyed By New Senate Bill

The California Transportation Commission (Commission) has adopted guidelines to implement portions of Senate Bill (SB) 1. The Commission's actions for the State Highway Operation ...

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Driving Course Set

Local senior citizens are encouraged to sign up now for the Age Well, Drive Smart senior driving course offered through the California Highway Patrol. State ...

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Fundraising Dinner

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Murphys Creek Theatre Offers Comical, Sentimental Production

Head out to the Murphys Creek Theatre this month and enjoy the comedy 'Over the River and Through the Woods' on stage, now through July ...

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Youths Ready to Merge

Local Christian youth groups and teenagers have been invited to fellowship with one another at a local event called The Merge. There, the church groups ...

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


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