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OHS Marching Mustangs Earn Trio Of First Place Finishes

Oakdale High School may now add one more group to that of its first place trophy winning list, as the OHS Marching Band took first place honors this past weekend at the Lincoln Band Review. This final competition performance earned the group its third First Place trophy for the 2016-2017 school year.

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Second Place Finish For U12 Galaxy Girls

The Oakdale 12 and Under Galaxy Soccer team recently competed in the Cal North-California Youth Soccer Association District VIII tournament. The girls went 4-0 scoring a total of 28 points to finish second in the large two day tournament held at Mary Grogan Soccer Complex in Modesto. The championship was decided by a points system, with the first place team recording a total of 29 points.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Projects

At its Nov. 16 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $28 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California, including the Salton Sea. Some of the 17 funded projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species – while others will provide the public with access to important natural resources. Several projects will also demonstrate the importance of protecting working landscapes that integrate economic, social and environmental stewardship practices beneficial to the environment, landowners and the local community. The state funds for all these projects come from bond measures approved by ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


MJC Jazz Concert

The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents a Jazz Band Fall Concert on Monday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto.

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Holiday Giving Kicks Off To Benefit Area Food Banks

The state's economy may be doing well, but the prosperity hasn't touched everyone. According to the California Association of Food Banks, an average of one in eight residents still doesn't know where his or her next meal will come from. Out of those 5.4 million experiencing food insecurity in the state, nearly half of those are children.

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

Last Saturday the weather was perfect for the annual Salmon Festival. The bridge was full of people looking at the salmon in the Stanislaus River. At the counting station in the river near Riverbank they counted 10,000 currently. J.D. Wikert, Fish Biologist was on hand to answer questions about salmon. Many of the festivalgoers had notebooks and pens; schools gave extra credit for attending. It was a big turnout and a gorgeous day.

November 16, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Local News


Avoid A Trip To The ER This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, good food and good times. The nation's emergency physicians want to help you keep it that way and not have an unwanted memory that involves a medical emergency.

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Christmas Child

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Distracted Driving Program Aimed At Adult Motorists

Every year, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed statewide in vehicle collisions caused by distracted drivers. The unfortunate truth is distracted driving collisions are 100 percent preventable, because distracted driving is a choice. Though there are numerous distractions a driver must manage, cell phone use is the most prevalent. With multiple modes of communication and instant entertainment at their fingertips, drivers are constantly engaging in cell phone use while driving.

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Caltrans Deputy Director Focuses On Sustainability

Caltrans this week announced the appointment of Ellen Greenberg as its new Deputy Director for Sustainability, who will oversee Caltrans' continued efforts to shift and align its policies and practices to improve the environment, the economy and social equity for all Californians.

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Denham Introduces Bill Regarding Guard Bonuses

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Tuesday introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives – H.R. 6316, the Veterans Earned Their Bonuses Act (VET Bonus Act) – to address the issue of veterans being forced to repay bonuses that were granted by California National Guard (CalGuard) recruiters from 2004 to 2010.

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Coopers Leads Patriotic Stand

The timing was just right for the very first Veterans Standing For American Patriotism movement led by organizer Duke Cooper of Veterans First in Riverbank. The gathering coincided with the United States Marine Corp' 241st birthday, Thursday, Nov. 10 and was hosted at the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto.

November 16, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Dream It, Be It Conference Enjoyed By Girls

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale recently hosted 18 seventh, eighth and ninth grade girls at its "Dream It, Be It" conference held in the library at Oakdale High School. Annalise VanderVeen, Oakdale's Distinguished Young Woman, served as keynote speaker and encouraged the girls to always talk to their family, friends, and teachers about things that are bothering them rather than stress about their worries or problems. She also encouraged the girls to consider participating in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program in their junior year for the fun experience and chance to earn college scholarships. Oakdale ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Riverbank Parks Department Mourns Loss Of Supervisor

Riverbank City staff, especially members of the Parks and Recreation Department, are mourning the loss of their friend and fellow employee, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Tim Dowdy. Though he worked in Riverbank, he lived in the Oakdale area. Dowdy was killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident near Waterford early Thursday morning, Nov. 10.

November 16, 2016 | Ric McGinnis | Local News


Sheriff’s Department Seeks Suspect Info, Lists Service

As the investigation into Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace's death continues, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Detectives are asking for the public's help. Detectives are working on establishing a timeline of everywhere the suspect, David Machado, may have been before and after the Nov. 13 shooting at the Fox Grove Fishing Access near Hughson.

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


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SWEET SALES

A seasonal sight, the Girls Scouts are now out and about selling their tasty, traditional Girl Scout cookies this spring. Here, members of Troop 4082 ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Spring Ahead Sunday

Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend, and the clocks will 'spring ahead' one hour on Saturday night.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Science Fair Sees Project Increase

A love of science is alive and well with Oakdale Joint Unified School District underclassmen. Over the past week, a total of 180 projects occupied ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Hosts Civil War Weekend

Secure the windows, settle the livestock, the cannons are returning to Knights Ferry for the annual Civil War Days Reenactment, set for this Saturday and ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


OHS Earns Regional Science Olympiad Win

A total of 20 teams from 15 county high schools competed on Saturday, March 4 at the 2017 Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad and Oakdale ...

March 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Water Rate Hike Under Discussion

Water, as a precious resource, is about to get a little pricey for Oakdale residents.

March 08, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Recognize Heroes Of Hope During Red Cross Month

The American Red Cross is recognizing the country's everyday heroes during Red Cross Month.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Disaster Act Will Assist Flood-Affected Region

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure this past week approved a measure directly helping the Central Valley by improving federal ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


American AgCredit Outlines 2016 Strong Financial Growth

American AgCredit, the nation's fifth largest agricultural lending cooperative, this week announced a net income of $104.5 million for the year ended Dec ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


DATEBOOK

Datebook is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Oakdale area.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

MOPS Yard Sale

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Final Five Profiled - kicker New Distinguished Young Woman To Be Selected Saturday

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program is scheduled for this Saturday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City webpage at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Entry Deadline Approaching For Annual Rodeo Parade

Changes are coming to the annual Oakdale Rodeo Parade this year, with an expanded line up of participants anticipated.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Stanislaus County Students Head To Youth Quest Rally

The Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Department will travel to Sacramento with more than 50 students on Monday, March 13 to rally ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


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