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Annual Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Congregation Beth Shalom, The Center for Jewish Life in greater Stanislaus County and the Central Valley based in Modesto, has announced that they will hold a public lighting ceremony of the Chanukah Menorah in downtown Oakdale on Thursday night, Dec. 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in front of the Bianchi Community Center at 110 S. Second Ave.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Holiday Happiness Delivered

A special event involving several local Masons and Shriners played out on Christmas morning, as a group traveled to the Shriner's Hospital in Sacramento for their Christmas parade.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Toastmasters Meet

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


GIVING SPIRIT

On Friday, Dec. 23, Oakdale Police School Resource Officer Dan Taylor along with seven Oakdale Police explorers delivered Christmas gifts in the city. Taylor and Les Schwab Tires of Oakdale had a gift giving tree program where names were pulled representing the wishes and needs of children who were students of Oakdale schools. Anonymous citizens purchased the gifts, including some bicycles, resulting in 20 presents delivered throughout Oakdale.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Council Cancellation

Oakdale City Clerk Kathy Teixeira announced that the regular Oakdale City Council meeting for Monday, Jan. 3, 2017 has been cancelled.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Dickens Documentary Screening At Center

Simple yet powerful words: "modest, courageous, passionate, analytical, humble." These are the words Eriksen and Soren Dickens repeat as they speak of their late father, Mark Dickens.

December 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Year In Review: Reflecting Back On 2016

From OID water wars, police investigations, and annual events, first half 2016 headlines in the Oakdale Leader began and many continued with stories into the second half of the year. This week, we start our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at the months gone by, with top stories from the first half of the year, January through June. Next week, a look at the last six months of the year.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Naval Academy Nomination Provided For OHS Senior Hill

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham has named Oakdale High School senior Sophia Hill as one of the 2016 service academy nominees from California's 10th congressional district. Rep. Denham nominated 25 students from cities across the district to four of the nation's prestigious military academies.

December 21, 2016 | | Local News


Films: Cherished Holiday Traditions And Great Gifts

Tradition plays a pivotal role during the holiday season. While each family has its own unique holiday traditions, certain traditions are embraced and shared by families far and wide.

December 21, 2016 | | Local News


HAWK HONORS

Valley Home students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at the Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Jesse Ruddy, Zeke Johnson, Luis Perez, Will Tucker, Morgan Timmerman, Heston Timmerman, Connor Galentine, Dominic Call and Violette Seagraves.

December 21, 2016 | | Local News


Tax Volunteers Needed

The holidays are here and tax time is near, and there is still time to become a Tax-Aide volunteer.

December 21, 2016 | | Local News


Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public document. The listing of a name here does not imply that person's guilt or innocence. That can only be determined by a court of law.

December 21, 2016 | | Local News


Study Shows UC Merced Enjoying Steady Growth

The University of California, Merced, received more than 18,000 applications from California high school seniors seeking admission for Fall 2017, a 10.1 percent increase from the previous year, or the largest percent increase in the UC system.

December 21, 2016 | | Local News


Toys For Tots Collection Sees Successful Season

Once again Oak Summit Masonic Lodge No. 112 F & AM was happy to lend a helping hand to the hundreds of kids who might have gone without in this Holiday Season.

December 21, 2016 | | Local News


Fight Over Stanislaus: Fish Against Agriculture

When it came to the California Water Resources Control Board's draft of proposed changes that would impact the flows into the San Joaquin River from its tributaries and rework the salinity requirements on the lower portion of the river, your perspective depends on which side of the aisle you are on.

December 21, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local News


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City And Garden Club Partner In Adopt-A-Pot

The cold and much-needed rainy weather has brought a few dreary days to Oakdale in this New Year of 2017. But the colorless days of ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Olive Oil Competition Entries Being Sought

The third annual San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition (SJVOOC) is now accepting entries from all olive oil producers in the State of California. To ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Long Term Trend Shows Gas Prices On The Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Open House Set At Astoria Center

After more than a year of construction and renovation, Astoria Senior Living can now accommodate 45 seniors who need assisted living or memory care in ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Council To Hold Hearing On Water-Sewer Increase

The Oakdale City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 17 was told by city staff that a water and sewer rate increase was necessary due to increased ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Local Students In County Music Festival

Community members are invited to attend the Stanislaus County Music Festival on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Modesto Junior College Auditorium ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Area Author Fills Niche For Children

Jennifer Kuhns doesn't recall a time when she didn't want to write. The five time children's book author is now living her ...

January 25, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mayor Paul Delivers State Of City Address

The annual State of the City address is scheduled for today, Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Stampede Girls Clinch National Championship

Two minutes and 30 seconds … that's all the time competition cheerleaders have to hit their routine and impress the judges.

January 25, 2017 | KIM VAN METER - Special To The Leader | Local News


OJUSD Approves 2016-17 Contracts

The first meeting of the 2017 calendar year went smoothly as members of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board unanimously approved the tentative agreements ...

January 25, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Chamber Lauds Award Winners In Special Evening Presentation

Despite wet and stormy weather in the Cowboy Capital of the World, more than 260 people came out to the Gene Bianchi Community Center for ...

January 25, 2017 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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