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Hensley/ Menge Earn Coveted Spot Among Elite Crew

In March, SMART Exemplary Educators were invited to attend the 2014 SMART Summit to be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from July 20-26. There was a written, as well as video portion to the application. The 2 minute video was on the applicant's "SMART Breakthrough Moment" and was posted on social media sites for public voting. In mid Spring the two educators were among the 76 notified from 17 countries that they were selected for the all expense paid, week long trip. Among those 76 were Amanda Hensley, sixth grade teacher of Sierra View Elementary and Danessa Menge, Seventh ...

August 20, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Sweepstakes Sweetheart - District Teacher Has Winning Year

The 2014 year is proving to be one 'winning' year for Danessa Menge. The Oakdale Junior High English teacher was featured in The Leader pages on Aug. 13 as one of 70-plus selectees for a recent SMART summit, a once described 'dream' experience for an educator.

August 20, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Council Approves Fire Service Transfer

After putting finishing touches on a fire contract to have the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District assume fire service for the City of Oakdale and transfer its existing fire personnel to become employees of the district, the Oakdale City Council voted 5-0 Monday night to approve the handover, which is expected to become effective Sept. 1.

August 20, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OID Rate Hike Study A ‘Go’

Oakdale Irrigation District directors moved a step closer Tuesday morning to raising agricultural water rates for the first time in three decades. Next, it will be up to the district's 2,900 customers to vote on whether they agree to pay significantly more for their water.

August 20, 2014 | | Local News


Fresh Made Fun

Just a couple more weeks remain for the city's Farmers' Market, offered each Wednesday night in the downtown area.

August 20, 2014 | | Local News


Survey Shows Continued Gas Price Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.75/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.45/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

August 19, 2014 | | Local News


Officials Schedule Air Alert Dry Run

Due to good to moderate air quality expected next week throughout the Valley, local air officials are asking Valley residents to conduct a "Practice Air Alert" by making and implementing plans to reduce their driving Monday, Aug. 18 through Friday, Aug. 22.

August 15, 2014 | | Local News


New Public Safety Center Groundbreaking

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors and Sheriff Adam Christianson along with other State and Local Officials in Stanislaus County are going to break ground for the historic $113 million public safety center expansion and the public is invited to attend.

August 14, 2014 | | Local News


ADA Information Workshop Aimed At Businesses

All local business owners are encouraged to attend a workshop focusing on ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance, set for Thursday, Aug. 14 in Escalon. A second session is scheduled in Manteca.

August 13, 2014 | | Local News


Fire Raging In Riverbank

An early morning multi-alarm fire in Riverbank has caused extensive damage to a couple of businesses along the main corridor through town.

August 13, 2014 | | Local News


Three Open Seats – Only Three File For Office

Residents of Oakdale will be voting for mayor and to fill two City Council seats during the November 2014 election. Since the filing period to run for office opened on July 14, only three individuals announced their intentions to run for elected office.

August 11, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Suspect From Oakdale Shooting Tied To Waterford Fatal Hit and Run

A gang member wanted in connection with a July 14 shooting in Oakdale was arrested by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Authorities say he is also suspected in the hit-and-run death of Oakdale resident Blake Barry, 20, in Waterford from December of last year.

August 08, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Riverbank Homicide Suspect Sought In Area

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Detectives are investigating the homicide of a 59-year-old man who was found dead in the front yard of a house in the 3700 block of Texas Avenue in Riverbank on Tuesday night, Aug. 5.

August 07, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Council Not Aware Of FAA Complaint

Despite airport items on recent agendas, the Oakdale mayor and city council members claim they were not advised of an April complaint letter from the Federal Aviation Administration and the city's May 5 response letter. Some of the agenda items approved by the council even included a quarterly street sweeping contract and $16,000 lighting upgrade to bring the airport up to standards addressed in the complaint.

August 06, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale's Measure Y Argument Unopposed On November Ballot

Oakdale City Clerk Kathy Teixeira's office advised the 'Yes on Measure Y Committee' that no arguments in opposition were filed with her office by the July 17 deadline. In addition, no rebuttals to the argument for the measure were filed by the July 29 deadline.

August 06, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Denham Names Congressional Artwork Competition Winners

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday announced the winner of California's 10th District Congressional Art Competition as well as the winner of ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Community Comes Together To Battle Cancer

It was 24 hours filled with laughter, some tears, unexpected rain, and a whole lot of fun and fundraising.

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Car Show Success For Vets

The cars began rolling in to the 50's Roadhouse in Knights Ferry early Saturday morning for the third annual Car and Motorcycle show hosted ...

May 10, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Combined Oakdale-Riverbank Relay Raises Nearly $90,000

Residents from both Oakdale and Riverbank, in addition to those from other surrounding communities, joined forces for the weekend's Relay For Life, the signature ...

May 10, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Student Board Rep Heading To Biola

The future holds an exciting adventure for Oakdale High School senior and Oakdale Joint Unified School Board Student Representative Autumn Neal.

May 10, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Join Sixth Annual Ride For Mom Family Event

Hundreds of cyclists of all ages and riding abilities will gather on Saturday morning, May 13 in Modesto for the sixth annual Ride for Mom ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Wildfire Awareness Week Declared For Californians

California's wet winter fueled the growth of a significant grass crop. The abundant grass will soon dry into tinder. Now is the time to ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Coupon Clipping Still Worthwhile

Following the Great Recession, it seemed liked extreme couponing was a competitive sport. You could watch on TV as shoppers armed with binders full of ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Levy Brings Artwork To The MJC Gallery

The Modesto Junior College Department of Art presents "A Mother's Tears" art show featuring the paintings of Susan Levy and dedicated to the memory ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Rescue Mission Members Serve Up Supper, Hope

With testimony presented from some residents they have helped get back on track, volunteers with the Oakdale Rescue Mission served up hope along with great ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


Local Red Cross Urges Donors To Help Bolster Blood Supply

During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries ...

May 10, 2017 | | Local News


RING ME UP

Varsity football players, members of the 2016 State Championship team, Zac Campbell, left, Makai Harris and Marc Dickson were speechless after laying eyes on their ...

May 03, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Oakdale Residents Gear Up For Weekend Relay For Life

Local cancer survivors and their caregivers will take the celebratory first lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Oakdale and Riverbank ...

May 03, 2017 | | Local News


Recall Election Results Still Await Confirmation

A total of 81 vote by mail ballots, 13 provisionally voted ballots and a handful waiting for voter signatures on the ballot envelope remain to ...

May 03, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


City Waterline Work Impacts Local Traffic

Rolfe Construction is beginning work on the East "C" Street Waterline Project – Phase 2, a project that will see a shift in local traffic for ...

May 03, 2017 | | Local News


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