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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 for "Operation Not Forgotten."

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 2017 through Nov. 25. In 2016, a total of 88 cases were reported across Stanislaus County, compared with 54 in 2015 and 35 in 2014, a greater than 50 percent increase each year.

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 recent Dec. 4 meeting, granting the Oakdale Police Department authorization to use them in a neighborhood near you.

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 Accessibility Master Plan at the Monday, Dec. 4 council meeting, city officials are moving toward creating a safer environment for pedestrian traffic.

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, Dec. 2.

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's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.46/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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 disasters by helping states and communities plan ahead and rebuild smarter. The legislation was introduced recently by 10th Congressional District representative Jeff Denham of Turlock.

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 waterways recently that also included State staff and commissioners throughout California. The purpose of the tour was to view potential sites for future funding through the Boating and Waterways Commission.

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 Escalon First Baptist Church.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Compassionate Friends Plans Annual Candle Lighting

The death of a child is devastating and it's important to the family that the child always be remembered. That's why members of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) of the Modesto-Riverbank Area will participate in an annual worldwide event designed to honor the memories of all children, regardless of age, who have died. The Chapter is joining in Sunday, Dec. 10 with hundreds of organized memorial services around the world for The Compassionate Friends 21st annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, an event now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting in the world.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Film Competition Offered

College and high school student filmmakers can save $10 on submission fees by submitting their short films in a local competition by the Friday, Dec. 15, earlybird deadline. The Student Film Festival will be held March 17, 2018, at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy. For submission rules go to grandfoundation.org/events/film. The final deadline for film submissions is Jan. 5, 2018. The Grand Foundation will present $6,750 in awards for the best student films.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Military News

Joseph A. Guerrero, a 2015 graduate of Oakdale High School, attended Adams State College, Colorado and joined the United States Coast Guard.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


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New Contracts Approved For OJUSD Employees

Oakdale educators and classified staff have once again settled on a contract to the pleasure of both agencies, as well as Oakdale Joint Unified School ...

January 24, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Simoncini Takes Home Citizen Of Year Honors

In a festive night, awards were bestowed upon Oakdale citizens, businesses, outstanding youths and community service organizations.

January 24, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Council Greenlights Cannabis Proposals

It's been a long time coming – and there are still hoops to hop through – but cannabis is finally coming to a store near you ...

January 24, 2018 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Stanislaus County Music Festival Set

Community members are invited to attend the Stanislaus County Music Festival on Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Modesto Junior College Auditorium ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Sunrise Rotary Plans Inaugural ‘Boots And Bows’

Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and brothers may want to take note of an inaugural date taking shape. On Friday, Feb. 9 from 6 p.m. to ...

January 24, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Two ‘Wear Red’ Event Deadlines Approaching

Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca are hosting two Glow Red events on Friday, Feb. 2, as part of National ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Crab Feed Set Feb. 3

Oakdale Swim Team will host its annual Crab Feed on Saturday, Feb. 3.

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


“Marriage At The Mansion” Offered On Valentine’s Day

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Commissioner of Civil Marriages, Lee Lundrigan, and her staff invite engaged couples to join them as they perform marriage ceremonies on ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


County’s Youth Mentoring Program Marks Anniversary

The Stanislaus County Mentoring program was initially approved as a pilot on Sept. 29, 1998 becoming a program on Jan. 1, 1999. Now celebrating the ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


One Fatality, Multiple Injuries In Series Of Highway Crashes

By MARG JACKSON

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Kennedy Earns Recognition For Distinguished Service

The San Joaquin Engineers Council has selected Chad Kennedy to receive the 2018 Distinguished Service Award. Presentation of the award will be at the Council ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Motorists Pay Less At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.94/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


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