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College, Career Center Update For School Board

Presidential holidays may have delayed the date for the February Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting, yet the evening proved to be informative and exciting for board members as they learned about the Oakdale High School Career Center.

March 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Fire Crews Battle Multi-Alarm Blaze

A multi-alarm fire on Monday afternoon, Feb. 27 virtually destroyed a 4,700-plus square foot custom home, with crews arriving on scene to find the fire already impacting multiple areas of the house at 7130 River Road in Oakdale.

March 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Smiles For Life Campaign Set

Local dental patients can have their teeth whitened and help a child in need by visiting local Crown Council dentist Dr. Gurneet Chahal, as March 1 marks the beginning of the 20th annual Smiles For Life Campaign.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Regional Science Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 31st Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 4 at Modesto Junior College (West Campus Science Center). The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end with the Awards Ceremony at 4:45 p.m. held inside the Agriculture Pavilion; students from Oakdale and Riverbank will be among the competitors. More than 550 students representing area junior and senior high schools will participate in the day-long event. The public is invited to attend. Admission and parking are free.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Datebook

The Friends of the Oakdale Library are gearing up for their annual Used Book Sale and are looking for donations of books as well. You may drop off books to donate for the sale at the Oakdale Library on South First Avenue or call for book pick up at 209-845-2895. The sale itself is scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday, March 7, 8 and 9 at the Oakdale Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave.; hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by to get some great bargains ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Rally In Support Of Sioux

Water protectors will gather again in support of Standing Rock/Mni Waconi/Water is Life, slated to converge on Knights Ferry next week.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Spring Gas Prices Show Slight Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.69/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Forever Homes Needed For Abundance Of Pets

With a plethora of pets at the Oakdale Animal Shelter including a beautiful bunny that need forever homes, the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be holding an Adoption Event at Petco this Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Open your home and your heart to these lovable companions that need homes and meet your new best friend at Petco in Riverbank on Saturday.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Chili, Camaraderie Served Up At Riverbank’s Veterans First

By MARG JACKSON

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


College Dance Conference

Modesto Junior College Department of Dance is proud to host the American College Dance Association Conference, March 1 through 4. The event involves 400 dancers from 30 participating colleges and universities engaging in technique and research classes daily and performing nightly in the Adjudicated Dance Concerts.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Two Man Group Ready To Improvise At The Gallo

BY VIRGINIA STILL

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Syrian Refugees Documentary Screened Through MJC Project

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary 'Beginning Again: Syrian Refugees Settle in Modesto' on Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The free event is part of the CEP Spring Film and Lecture Series. Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


March Features Multiple Events At Oakdale Library

Story Time Sessions will continue through March.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


Fatal Accident Investigated Along River Road

A Friday night accident along River Road claimed the life of an Oakdale man, as his vehicle hit a tree west of Cleveland Avenue.

February 26, 2017 | | Local News


Just Another Day In The Newsroom

How do you explain the inner workings of a small weekly newspaper to a student who can ask Google anything and get the answer in a heartbeat? You do your best, injecting the human aspect into it.

February 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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Community Band Concert Benefits Scholarship Fund

Two special concerts in September and October are planned at the Oakdale Senior Center, 450 E. A St., Oakdale. Tuesdays, Sept. 5 and Oct. 17 ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


Community Park Celebration

Not all the finishing touches have been put on yet, but the City of Oakdale is gearing up for a special grand opening celebration of ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 23, 2017 | | Local News


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