After spending a few days at the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Irvine, in Southern California, a local team has returned safely. But, said leader Elizabeth Greenlee, they hope to have the chance to do it again.
Spawning adult salmon on the Stanislaus River – the linchpin of what irrigation districts within the Northern San Joaquin Valley describe as a massive water grab proposal by the state – have increased by a factor of five since 2007 when work started on the 3,500-page State Water Control Board plan.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering waterfowl hunting opportunities at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward. The reserve includes former salt ponds now managed by CDFW as low-salinity waterfowl habitat and areas restored to full tidal action.
U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on Monday announced they have reached an agreement on comprehensive water resources infrastructure language, the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act, which should be considered this week on the House floor, and includes critical provisions to improve California's water system and bring immediate relief to the Valley.
Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Oakdale Library are always happy to offer reading suggestions. And now, a good book is easier to find than ever. New books at the Oakdale Library will be featured on the first Wednesday of each month in the Oakdale Leader. Librarians will provide information about books for children and adults, both fiction and non-fiction.
Several Valley Home students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at the Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Kenzie Mount, Cooper Bartholomew, Alex Stevens, Jessica Machuca, Janeth Juarez, Adelyn Silva, Kaylee Machado, Isabella Greed and Piper Nunes.
Visit the City Web-page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center for more information regarding senior and recreation activities in Oakdale, and facility & park rentals.
Acclaimed actor and former Tuolumne County resident Randy Maple will chronicle Mark Twain's life in a narration drawn from the wealth of his writings in his one-man show, "Mark Twain: Wit and Wisdom of an American Legend," Dec. 9 through 11.
At night shelter dogs and cats dream of being warm and safe in the loving arms of their forever family. It's a dream you can make come true this holiday season when you adopt one of Oakdale Animal Shelter's deserving homeless pets.