Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 3,000 graduates on May 14, 2016 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Local student, Justine Keel of Oakdale, graduated from the Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. The ceremony's keynote speaker was Hoda Kotb, co-host of NBC's "Today" show who also received a Tulane President's Medal. Honorary degrees were given to renowned artist Lynda Benglis and Christopher Paola, a world leader in the study of earth surface processes, particularly in river and delta regions.
Friends of the Oakdale Library President Colleen Cordano presented Oakdale High School senior Brooklyn Pope with a Certificate of Appreciation and a check for $100 on May 24 for submitting the winning entry in the organization's logo contest.
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.36/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
When the weather is warm, many people take time to relax at the beach or poolside. While such relaxation can provide a welcome break from busy schedules, it's important that men, women and children prioritize protecting their skin when spending time in the sun.
A new pilot project, based after a successful West Virginia program that assisted children of traumatic incidents, is being implemented in Stanislaus County with three cities – Oakdale, Patterson, and Newman – stepping forward to be the first to put it in place.
Oakdale residents will see a gradual rise in their garbage bills for the next five years after the Oakdale City Council voted to allow Gilton Solid Waste Management a 2.5 percent increase to cover the cost of providing solid waste services for the city.
Make it your family tradition, breakfast at the IOOF Hall in La Grange on the second Sunday of each month. This month, the date for the breakfast is June 12. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, ham and cheese omelets and French toast, all for $6. Complimentary coffee and orange juice round out the meal, served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., courtesy of the LaFayette Lodge #65 Odd Fellows. There are new child breakfast prices: ages 7 to 12 are $3, 6 and under are free. The IOOF Hall, at 30018 Yosemite Boulevard, is the scene ...
Curtis Lineberger has a long list of accolades, along with articles, awards, medals, and trophies amassed during his career as a water polo goalie throughout the years. The desire to compete continues to flow through the now 60-year-old, as does the thrill of the win.
A larger than average crowd came out for the Oakdale Irrigation District's Tuesday, June 7 regular meeting, causing the venue to be changed to a larger on-site building. Public comments saw many of the attendees speaking out against Directors Linda Santos and Gail Altieri for their actions related to a lawsuit stopping the water district's On-Farm Conservation Program that had been approved earlier in the year.
In obtained public records, The Leader has discovered that Michael Eggman, a current candidate for California's 10th Congressional District, is possibly involved in the Ami Bera campaign contribution scandal that is seeing Bera's father, Babulal Bera, possibly serve up to a five-year prison sentence for election fraud involving the finances of his son's campaign.
A multi-alarm fire broke out at a home on Lezlie Court shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27, bringing fire crews from Oakdale and Modesto, among others, to the scene. Information regarding the cause of the fire was not available at press time, though officials said one person at the home and two pet dogs escaped unharmed.