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Holiday Travelers Will Enjoy Lower Gas Prices This Week

Americans hitting the road for Thanksgiving will certainly have something to be extra thankful for: the cheapest gasoline prices since March 2009. The low prices are showing up just in time for millions of motorists that are heading out, saving them $1.5 billion over the five days that GasBuddy's recent survey found most motorists will be travelling.

November 25, 2015 | | Local News


Operation Christmas Child Continues

The River Christian Community Church is serving as a collection site for Operation Christmas Child-the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan's Purse project is a favorite of many Oakdale residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

November 19, 2015 | | Local News


Winter Weather Closure Along State Route 108

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed Sonora Pass/State Route 108 for the winter as of Monday, Nov. 16. The road is closed at Kennedy Meadows.

November 18, 2015 | | Local News


Severe State Drought Tips: Saving Water Saves Energy

With Governor Brown's mandatory water restrictions, the state's most severe drought in decades, and temperatures rising during an extra hot summer, Energy Upgrade California is urging consumers to learn how saving water and energy not only helps the state meet its water and energy goals, but also helps their wallets. As the leading state initiative working with Californians to take action on conserving energy and natural resources, Energy Upgrade California provides consumers with tips to save water and energy at home and at work.

November 18, 2015 | | Local News


Clerk-Recorder Announces Completion Of Vote Tally

Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters & Clerk-Recorder released the final daily Consolidated District Election update.

November 18, 2015 | | Local News


State Fire Officials Remain On Alert

While recent rains and cooler temperatures have lowered the threat of wildfires in some areas of the State, CAL FIRE continues to have extra firefighter staffing statewide and remains at peak fire season in Central and Southern California. Last week alone CAL FIRE crews responded to nearly 50 new wildfires. Even as CAL FIRE transitions out of peak fire season in Northern California and into its winter preparedness mode, fire officials are still asking residents statewide to be cautious outdoors as 'One Less Spark means One Less Wildfire.'

November 18, 2015 | | Local News


Veterans Honored For Service

Veterans Appreciation Day ceremonies were held at the Veterans Monument in William A. Fish Veterans Park on Wednesday, Nov 11 by the local VFW Post 2922. The day of remembrance and appreciation of veterans included speakers, quilt presentations, an official Flag Retirement ceremony by the Boy Scouts and an 'open mic' session.

November 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


FESTIVAL FUN

Saturday's sunny skies and mild temperatures were the perfect fit to offer up the annual Salmon Festival, put on at the Army Corps of Engineers Park in Knights Ferry. Youngsters take part in one of the many craft activities, making colorful prints of salmon. Lions Club member Ralph Barajas serves up some barbecued salmon for hungry diners while the salmon mascot gathers some kids in for a hug. Many people also took the opportunity to search for the salmon making their way up the Stanislaus River, returning for the spawn.

November 18, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


“Ineffective” Homeless Meeting Causes Business Owners To Meet

"If you build it, they will come."

November 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Homeless Dialogue Dominates Meeting

Once again community interests of Oakdale's homeless and its associated problems were brought up to the city council resulting in the majority of the Monday, Nov. 16 meeting spent discussing the issues and the city's response. Included in the talk were some surprising figures on the amount of time officers spend with a select group of individuals.

November 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Distinguished Young Women Applicants Sought

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is seeking Junior Class girls to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale for the Class of 2017 scholarship program. Over $6,000 in college scholarships and the Distinguished Young Woman of Oakdale title will be awarded at the program to be held Feb. 13, 2016 at Magnolia School Auditorium. Participants need not attend Oakdale High School, but must live within the 95361 zip code.

November 12, 2015 | | Local News


“Autumn Broadway Blast” Debuts On Stage Sunday

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company will stage its first-ever production of "Autumn Broadway Blast," a Broadway music review in a coffeehouse type setting with desserts and warm drinks served. A special project of the Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, a limited number of tickets ($7-$10) are available at www.showtix4u.com. The event is scheduled for this Sunday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Mildred Perkins Multipurpose Room, 3920 Bluebird Drive, Modesto.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News


Soroptimists Offer Pair Of Scholarship Programs

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is accepting applications for its annual Scholarship Award and Live Your Dream Award.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News


Transportation Bill Moving Forward Through Congress

Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Chairman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) voted for passage of a six-year highway bill to reauthorize the nation's crucial infrastructure and surface transportation programs.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News


Refurbished Play Park Re-Opens To New Name

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the Oakdale Children's Play Park re-opened with a ribbon cutting and new name: The Alex and Emma Play Park.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News


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Oakdale Police Department Out In Force For New Year’s Weekend

While alcohol-impaired driving remains the most serious problem on our roadways, the percentage of drivers in fatal crashes with other impairing substances in their system ...

December 30, 2017 | | Local News


Be Mindful Of Air Quality Over The Holiday Weekend

A persistent and strong high-pressure system influencing the Valley this week has caused stagnant conditions and led to unhealthy air quality. Officials at the Air ...

December 29, 2017 | | Local News


Setting Healthy Resolutions For The New Year Ahead

Many people see the dawn of a new year as the perfect time to implement changes that they hope will have positive impacts on their ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Continued Learning

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Merrily Musical Oakdale Student Body

The month of December was one of music and merriment for students and families of Oakdale Joint Unified School District. From choir to band, concert ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


LEADING THE WAY

Oakdale High School leadership students, thanks to some generous donations, were able to deliver close to 150 toys and 26 teen-themed shoebox gifts to Oakdale ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Preps For Inaugural Father-Daughter Boots, Bows

The Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is planning a brand new community-wide event for 2018. It's called "Boots and Bows," and is billed as a Father-Daughter ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Community Closes Books On Eventful Year In 2017

New faces in city government, the end of an era for Oakdale High School academic decathletes, plenty of rain … those were just a few of ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Denham’s Office Sets First 2018 MDO Hours

Friday, Jan. 5 is the date for Oakdale residents to have a chance to meet with Congressman Jeff Denham in the local area.

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Northern San Joaquin Valley Adds Residents

The Northern San Joaquin Valley – San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties – was the fastest growing region in California from July 2016 through June 2017.

December 27, 2017 | By DENNIS WYATT Special To The Leader | Local News


Marathon Viewing Is A New Year’s Tradition

Streaming television service providers and on-demand services offered by cable and satellite companies have opened the door for television fans to engage in marathon viewing ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


SPECIAL VISITOR

Prior to his annual Christmas Eve world tour, Santa Claus paid a visit to Forever Young Childcare in Oakdale. Santa and Mrs. Claus made a ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


HOLIDAY WISHES

The staff of The Oakdale Leader, The Riverbank News and The Escalon Times gathered recently for a special 'holiday greetings' photo, taking time to pose ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Simple Tips For Coping With Fewer Daylight Hours

Some people are more accustomed to darkness than others. Norwegians, Swedes and people living in Alaska and the upper reaches of Canada near or above ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


HONORARY DEGREES

Earlier this month during the FFA Winter Awards Banquet Honorary Chapter Degrees were awarded to Asa Merry, Toddy Daily and Johnny Cipriani (not pictured) for ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


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