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Performers Needed

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Members of the CAPS, Citizens Auxiliary Police Service, in Oakdale were on hand at the recent Chamber of Commerce Home Show, offering information to residents about the services they provide in the city. The group is also looking for new volunteers to join the CAPS, who assist the police department in such ways as doing vacation checks, fingerprinting for kids, crowd and traffic control at special events and more. For additional information, contact Dan Hilgen at the Oakdale Police Department, 209-845-3537.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Santos Recall Vote Still Set For April

A group of citizens within the Oakdale Irrigation District will see their effort to recall Board Member Linda Santos move forward after attempts to halt the recall in the face of voter fraud charges failed to muster more than a cursory investigation by the Oakdale Police Department.

March 29, 2017 | By RAYMOND GIBSON Special To The Leader | Local News

Third Straight Week For Gas Price Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.80/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/gallon, according to gasoline price website

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Milton Road Fatality Under Investigation

A single car accident along Milton Road, north of Highway 4, on Sunday afternoon claimed the life of a Jackson man.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Our community park meeting was postponed last week due to the weather. It will be held this Friday, March 31 at 3 p.m. at the park. Thank you to each of you who have called. It will be exciting to hear your ideas! A couple of the 'fun' fundraisers we will be discussing will be a horseshoe tournament and a 50's Dinner! What fun we will have while supporting our little park. Any questions please feel free to call me at (209) 985-5233.

March 29, 2017 | By WINNIE MULLINS | Local News

April Programs Upcoming At The Oakdale Library

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in April. They will resume in May.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Firefighter Seattle Stair Climb Raises Money And Awareness

What do four engineers, a firefighter and a battalion chief have in common?

March 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Pet Alliance Spay Neuter Program Reaches Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 2,500 dog and cat spay/neuters through their voucher program since it started in August 2011. Sarah Atwood and Mary Dunn, voucher customers from Riverbank, were all smiles when they were presented with Petco gift baskets for their pets in recognition of reaching the program milestone, thanks to Anna Gervasio of Petco in Riverbank.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Military News

U.S. Air Force Airman Scott M. Lyda Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Additional Volunteers Needed For Mansion Docent Training

Do you like the Victorian era and local history? Want to increase your social circle? Would you like to talk with people from around the globe? Have you been looking for just the right volunteer opportunity?

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk Work Along F Street

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on northbound and southbound State Route 108 (West F Street) at Lee Avenue in Oakdale for curb, gutter and sidewalk work.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


There was no shortage of diners eager to take part in the Oakdale Rotary Club's annual Testicle Festival, staged on Monday night, March 27 at the FES Hall. Top photo, the hall was filled with people enjoying the 'Rocky Mountain oysters' while, at side, a Rotarian continues to deep fry the delicacy. Below, the Rotary crew takes a quick breather for a photo opportunity.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Modesto Junior College Spring Performances

Modesto Junior College presents a Spring String Recital on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall – Music 108 on the East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

AAUW Focuses On Equal Pay Day Observance

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, people across the United States will observe Equal Pay Day, a national day of action to combat the gender pay gap. Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women's earnings "catch up" to men's earnings from the previous year. This means women on average have to work until April 4 just to take home what a man did in 2016.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

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Library Friends Schedule Used Book Sale

Do you like books? Are you fond of treasure hunts? What's more fun than a treasure hunt among books? That's what book lovers ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Coat Drive Helps AVF Spread The Warmth

The weather has changed a bit from what seemed to be an early spring to the return of winter that is seen normally in the ...

February 28, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News

Sign-Ups Underway Now For Annual Chili Cook-Off

American Veterans First is hosting its chili cook-off for another year, with the second annual fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, March 10.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale’s Inaugural Father-Daughter Ball A Success

Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is beaming with excitement at the success of their inaugural "Boots and Bows" Father/Daughter Ball, hosted in February at the Gene ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Shelter Pet Alliance Program Reaches Another Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 3,000 dog and cat spay/neuters through its voucher program since the program ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Grants Provided For Variety Of Habitat, Wildlife Projects

At its Thursday, Feb. 22 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Distinguished Young Women Hopefuls Vie For Title

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

MJC Panel Discussion Focuses On Speech

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Panel Discussion with Experts on Thursday, March ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Houck Takes Speech Trek Top Honors

Five students from Oakdale High School tackled the topic "How Can We Stand Up to Sexism?" at this year's Speech Trek Contest on Thursday ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


It is officially Girl Scout Cookie Time – the sweet treats benefitting local Girl Scout troops on sale now around the region. This group was busy ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

School Board Support Sought For SOS Run

Monday night provided the perfect forum for Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run board members Ted Thome, Joey Valencia and Tina Lane to get the ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Projects, Volunteers Needed For Love Oakdale Initiative

The date for the 2018 edition of Love Oakdale is Saturday, April 21, with the gathering point to start the day offered this year at ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Dairymen Gather Locally For Unique ProCross Tour

Creative Genetics has added its own unique spin to Oakdale's famous title as "Cowboy Capital of the World." Earlier this month the Oakdale-based business ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than ...

February 24, 2018 | | Local News

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