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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


Rooftop Trespass Results In Arrest

An Oakdale man was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple charges, including vandalism and assault on a police officer.

December 09, 2017 | | Local News


Injury Accident On Yosemite

An early morning head on traffic collision on Friday morning resulted in traffic lanes being closed for a short time on Yosemite Avenue near the bridge at the Stanislaus River at the north edge of Oakdale.

December 08, 2017 | | Local News


Singalong At Hutton’s Hamlet

All are welcome to join in for the 19th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton's Hamlet on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Junior Class Girls Sought For 2019 DYW Program

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is seeking Junior Class girls to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale for the Class of 2019 scholarship program. Over $6,000 in college scholarships and the Distinguished Young Woman of Oakdale title will be awarded at the program to be held March 10, 2018 at Magnolia School Auditorium. Participants need not attend Oakdale High School, but must live within the 95361 zip code.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Garden Club Holiday Luncheon

Members of the Oakdale Garden Club are planning their Christmas luncheon for Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Firenze Restaurant in Oakdale.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

MJC Improv Show

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Care Packages Deliver Holiday Cheer

Duke Cooper of Oakdale, working with American Veterans First and several veterans, volunteered to hit the streets in the 209 area recently to raise funds for "Operation Not Forgotten."

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


County Sees Increase In Valley Fever Cases

Stanislaus County Public Health recently announced that the number of reported Valley Fever infections continues to increase. There have already been 118 cases reported in 2017 through Nov. 25. In 2016, a total of 88 cases were reported across Stanislaus County, compared with 54 in 2015 and 35 in 2014, a greater than 50 percent increase each year.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Police Department Drone Use Approved By Council

It's a bird, it's a plane - no, it's a drone - and the Oakdale City Council just voted 5-0 in favor at the recent Dec. 4 meeting, granting the Oakdale Police Department authorization to use them in a neighborhood near you.

December 06, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Festive Light Show Offers New Purpose This Season

A longstanding holiday tradition in a neighborhood just east of Oakdale has expanded this year – both in size and scope.

December 06, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Holiday Angel Trees Herald Giving Spirit

Tamberly Stone is well within her element at this time of the year.

December 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Safety Is Hallmark Of Accessibility Plan

Anyone native to Oakdale knows the perils of crossing any of the high-traffic areas in town - but with the recent 5-0 approval of the Oakdale Accessibility Master Plan at the Monday, Dec. 4 council meeting, city officials are moving toward creating a safer environment for pedestrian traffic.

December 06, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


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Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Red Cross Blood Shortage Prompts Call For Donors

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Community Service Groups Highlighted

A trio of community service organizations will be vying for top honors at this month's annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner, recognized for ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Jeans And Jerseys Crab Feed Celebrates 20th Anniversary

It's been 20 years since a group of Rams pulled on a bib, grabbed some crackers and enjoyed a feed on some crab. The ...

January 10, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


FINISHING TOUCHES

Crews from Collins Electrical Company out of Modesto wrapped up their portion of a project to install a lighted crosswalk at Yosemite and West H ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


New 2018 California State Laws On Books

The start of the New Year brought with it several new laws for California, ranging from marijuana legalization to firearms to the minimum wage. Following ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


County Projects Outlined In Series Of Meetings

The Stanislaus Council of Governments, StanCOG, is serving as the lead agency for preparing an Environmental Impact Report for the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan and ...

January 10, 2018 | | Local News


Library Schedules January Events

Preschool Story Time is every Tuesday at the library at 10:30 a.m. Books, flannel board stories, finger play, and music, geared for preschoolers ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Learn To Square Dance

The Skirts 'n Flirts Square Dance Club will be sponsoring a New Dancer Class beginning Wednesday, Jan. 10.

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


AAUW Meeting Explores ‘Cradle To Career’ Movement

A shocking statistic for the Stanislaus area is that 71 percent of third graders do not read at grade level. Furthermore, these students are four ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Interesting, Unusual Origins Behind Health Sayings

Language is shaped by many different influences. Over time, certain phrases become part of the vernacular and are spoken to signify how one acts or ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Fires, City Building, Schools Figure In To Final Six Months

As The Leader continues its review of the top stories from 2017, the second half of the year showed no signs of the news slowing ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Event Set

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be on hand at Petco in the Riverbank Crossroads Shopping Center on Saturday, Jan. 6 from 10 a.m ...

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Forecast Sees Return To Some Wet Weather

National Weather Service forecasters are calling for wet weather to return to the Central Valley area midweek.

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


Stanislaus County Reports Flu Death

A woman in her 60s is the first influenza (flu) – associated death this flu season in people under 65 years of age in Stanislaus County.

January 03, 2018 | | Local News


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