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Pet Voucher Program Plans Stop In Riverbank

Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be offering vouchers at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Escalon Educator Dunbar Named Woman Of The Year

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, of Riverbank, has honored Manteca educator and Escalon resident Tammy Brecht Dunbar as the 2016 Woman of the Year for the 12th Assembly District.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Students’ Annual Salmon Release

Students of Knights Ferry Elementary School recently took a hike to the Stanislaus River for the release of baby salmon.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Spring Fest Springs Forth At Park

It was the 10th annual Kids Spring Fest on Saturday, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale and the City of Oakdale, open to all area families and staged at Kerr Park.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Classic Cars Ready To Roll Into Knights Ferry Saturday

The third annual Knights Ferry Classic Car Show is scheduled for this Saturday, April 2, expected to draw plenty of auto enthusiasts to the small community.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Denham’s Office Plans Oakdale Stop

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of April 2016. Mobile District Office Hours are an opportunity for 10th district residents to meet with the congressman and staff to hear more about his work in Washington, D.C. and the Central Valley, have their questions answered or get help with specific casework.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Vigil Honors Lives Lost

A Thursday night candlelight vigil in the city's downtown Wood Park drew roughly 150 people, of all ages, to come and celebrate the lives yet mourn the loss of two local homeless residents.

March 30, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Orange Blossom 4-H Brings Home The Gold

Stanislaus Presentation Day was held at the Stanislaus County Ag Center on Saturday March 12. Six Orange Blossom 4-H members from Leader, Joyce Reed's Public Speaking project participated in the competition. All members chose the type of speech they gave, and have been preparing and practicing since the fall. All members who participated were awarded gold awards, the highest honor at the county level for this event.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Stanislaus State Taps Brunk To Lead Major Gifts Office

The Division of University Advancement at California State University, Stanislaus has named Kevin M. Brunk as its new Director for Major Gifts.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Sheriff Lauds FFA Program At Annual Chamber Lunch

The severe consequences of Proposition 47 in the Oakdale community were evident as Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson gave an overview of rural crime affecting local agriculture at the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's 43rd Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon at the Bianchi Community Center on March 17.

March 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale Alum, Friends Set Stage For Spring Production

It has been five years since the Rodrigues family has shared the stage of Oakdale High School Theater. On Friday, April 1 audiences will be reminded once again of their talent and treasure as the husband, wife team of David and Diane Rodrigues are once again joined by oldest daughter Madeleine Marhulik as OHS Alumni and Special Guests present "The Fantasticks."

March 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Civil Grand Jury Applicants Sought

The selection process for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has started. Citizens interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury are encouraged to contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line to download an application form.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Council Session Sees Snub Of Revised Sign Ordinance

After giving direction to city staff to revise a dated sign ordinance after it granted approval of an LED sign on the east side of town, the Oakdale City Council members decided to take no action at its Monday, March 21 meeting on a presented revision by City Manager Brian Whitemyer.

March 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Successful Central Valley Women Schedule Benefit Film Screening

The Successful Women of Central Valley (SWCV), a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will host a benefit film viewing of "Half the Sky" at the State Theatre in Modesto on Thursday, March 31. Proceeds will benefit three local women's groups: the Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus, Without Permission, and Successful Women of Central Valley. All three organizations have shared goals of supporting, educating, benefiting and improving the lives of women and young ladies in the Central Valley.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Candidate Forum Slated For Assembly Hopefuls

Who will help make laws that govern your life? The Stanislaus County League of Women Voters and the League of California Cities will be hosting a Candidate Forum where you can meet your candidates for the upcoming election in California Assembly District 12. It is free and open to the public. The district, which includes portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties including Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon, is currently represented by Kristin Olsen, who is terming out of the seat.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


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Relay For Life Effort Nears $74,000 Mark

In an effort to unite the area in the fight against cancer, the 2018 Relay For Life brought together teams from four communities in Oakdale ...

May 09, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Sober Grad Committee Seeking Local Support

With Friday, May 25 fast approaching, organizers of the annual graduation night 'Sober Grad' event for Oakdale High School seniors are looking for some last ...

May 09, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


City Council Approves Updated Sign Ordinance

Members of the Oakdale City Council have approved an update to the city ordinance concerning city signage that provides more guidelines to prevent visual blight.

May 09, 2018 | BY KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Annual Catfish Derby Set For June 2

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 34th annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 2 beginning at 6 ...

May 09, 2018 | Nina Frisby | Local News


Fish And Wildlife Offers May Activities Calendar

There are a number of recreational opportunities being planned throughout the region during May, offered by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Following are some ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Arbor Day Foundation Offers Tree-Care Booklet

The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees.

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Farmers Market Opens

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


End Of An Era Oakdale Radio Shack Prepares To Close Doors

Radio Shack still sells radios. Saturday, May 19 however, will be the last day someone will be able to buy one from the 1449 E ...

May 09, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Caltrans Memorial Honors Fallen Highway Workers

Caltrans recently honored the legacies of two of its employees during its 28th Annual Workers Memorial at the State Capitol. There have been a total ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Local Gas Prices Still On The Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Wildfire Awareness Week Declared For Californians

California's wet winter created a sizable crop of new growth grass, but don't let the wet weather fool you as the abundant grass ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Rams Capture Third Place At Pentathlon

Oakdale Junior High represented the Oakdale Joint Unified School District well as they secured third place honors in the 2018 Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon event ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Fifth Graders Get Techy

Magnolia Elementary fifth graders were recently treated to a field trip to the San Jose Tech Museum.

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Memorial Day Weekend Features Fair At Cal Expo

Excitement, anticipation, and exhilaration await attendees of the 82nd annual Sacramento County Fair. The family-friendly event will take place May 24 through 28 on the ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


Women’s Connection

Oakdale Women's Connection will host its monthly luncheon on Thursday, May 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event will be hosted ...

May 09, 2018 | | Local News


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