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Shop Small Businesses To Boost The Economy

Americans who are planning to hit the malls after Thanksgiving should also remember to visit local merchants for their holiday shopping, officials from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said Tuesday.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Winter Driving Tips From CHP

The California Highway Patrol encourages motorists to prepare for fog and winter driving conditions. The fog season in the Central Valley typically begins during the month of November and continues through February.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Council Authorizes Wastewater Funds

With just enough members on the dais to make a quorum, the Oakdale City Council authorized nearly $200,000 for the purchase of a new lawnmower and needed equipment for the city's wastewater treatment plant to keep it functioning.

November 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Bob Gilbert Passes At 93

Oakdale's Robert "Bob" Gilbert, who, along with his family, was honored earlier this year by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce with their Lifetime Achievement Award, passed away at age 93 on Sunday, Nov. 20 late in the evening.

November 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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


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Writers Gather In Sonora

The first in a series of writing workshops will be hosted by the Sonora Writers Group on Saturday, April 15 at the Tuolumne County Library ...

April 12, 2017 | | Local News


One Fatality In Multiple Vehicle Accident

A late afternoon accident on Friday, April 7 claimed the life of one motorist and caused massive traffic back-ups in the east end of Oakdale.

April 07, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


City Taps Interim Director For Public Services Position

Members of the Oakdale City Council appointed Jeff Gravel to serve as Public Services Director at the regular April 3 council meeting. Mr. Gravel has ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


Fire Board Seeks Chief

With the recent acceptance of the resignation from Chief Matt Daly, the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board of Directors had a special session on ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


Student Artist Rounds Up Rodeo Poster Contest Win

The red carpet has been rolled out and the town is abuzz, as Oakdale Saddle Club presents the 66th Annual Oakdale PRCA Rodeo. As the ...

April 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Police Ready For Busy Rodeo Week

As Oakdale's beloved rodeo week activities hit full stride, local law enforcement professionals are stepping up their coverage in an effort to insure those ...

April 05, 2017 | By RAYMOND GIBSON Special To The Leader | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

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 ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


Area Growers Raise Funds For Agricultural Education

By RAYMOND GIBSON

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


DATEBOOK

Datebook lists upcoming events and items of interest to those in and around the Oakdale area.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


State Gas Prices Higher Than National Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


U.S. News Rankings See Rise In UC Merced Grad Programs

At just 12 years old, the graduate programs at the University of California, Merced, are already among the best in the nation, according to the ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


POWER MOVE

Koru Power Yoga Studio teacher, Kim Manley demonstrates with daughter Mia during a recent Family Night hosted by the local Yoga Studio. The event was ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


Miss Rodeo Oakdale 2016 Ends Cowboy Capital Reign

My name is Rachelle Snitchler and I'm proud to be the 2016 Miss Rodeo Oakdale. I am a 23-year-old student at Sacramento City College ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


MJC Presents Film Series Finale “Before the Flood”

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project invites the community to a screening of the film "Before the Flood" on Thursday, April 6 at 7 ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


Major Disaster Declaration Approved For California

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of California to supplement state, tribal ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


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