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Gusty Winds Prompt Health Caution

Building upon a week of exceptionally poor air quality due to stagnant atmospheric conditions, the San Joaquin Valley may experience gusty winds and localized blowing dust Friday night through Saturday evening, which could compound the region's current poor air quality. Blowing dust can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter 10 microns and smaller (PM10), prompting local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement effective Friday evening through Saturday for the entire San Joaquin Valley. Winds will be especially strong in the northern region and west of Highway 99. Air quality conditions may improve Sunday.

December 15, 2017 | | Local News


F Street Sandwich Shop Plans Re-Opening

After closing down for a couple of months, the Mr. Pickle's sandwich shop on East F Street in Oakdale is re-opening under new ownership.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Swimming For A Cause

The Oakdale Aquatics Masters hosted a one mile charity swim on Saturday morning, Dec. 9. A wide range of swimmers packed the Oakdale Aquatic Center at Oakdale High School in the effort to raise money for the Fattal Foundation.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

TOPS Session

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Fair Oaks student council members are shown with the donations that were collected by the local elementary school's student body for the "Holiday in a Shoebox" drive that is sponsored by the Center for Human Services in Oakdale.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Chanukah Menorah Lightings Scheduled Throughout Valley

Congregation Beth Shalom, The Center for Jewish Life in greater Stanislaus County and the Central Valley based in Modesto, has announced that they will offer public Menorah lighting events all over the region on each of the eight nights of the Chanukah holiday this year.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Continuing Exhibitions Featured At Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., downtown Sacramento, has a variety of exhibitions that continue in to the new year. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


2018 Healthy Air Living Calendars Have Arrived

The artwork of 15 talented Central Valley students is featured in the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


IN CONCERT

The Shaw siblings, shown here, along with their parents, make up the Shaw Family Band, which will perform a holiday gospel concert at Escalon First Baptist Church on Dec. 15. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge for the concert; however, an offering will be received for the Shaw Family Band. First Baptist Church is just off McHenry Avenue at 1511 Catherine Way in Escalon.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Families Help Bring Holiday Joy To 8,850 Children Overseas

Volunteers from the Stanislaus County California Area Team are celebrating the collection of 8,850 gift-filled shoeboxes that will remind children around the world they are loved and not forgotten.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Rams Spread Holiday Cheer

One never knows when they might be inspired by another's actions.

December 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Orvis Tapped To Lead Irrigation District Board

A newly elected Oakdale Irrigation District board member will serve as president of the panel, with directors voting in Tom Orvis to the leadership role.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Motorists Save At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.92/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.45/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Police Offer Seasonal Safety Tips

As the holidays approach, many local residents will be out and about shopping, preparing, and enjoying the season. It's often this time of year that people can get distracted by holiday bliss and inadvertently overlook crime prevention and safety. The Oakdale Police Department will be out with an increased presence in the city's commercial areas during this time, working to intercept crooks before they ruin someone's holiday season.

December 13, 2017 | | Local News


School District Utilizes Hefty Developer Fees

It has been a productive five years, by way of facilities and improvements for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Monday night's monthly school board meeting proved to be the perfect opportunity for Superintendent of Schools Marc Malone to share with the board, as well as community members the improvements which have been made during that time to the tune of over $10 million, by way of developer fees.

December 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | 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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