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Homecoming Candidates Selected At Oakdale High School

This week is being observed as the Winter Homecoming at Oakdale High School, with special dress up days and fun activities leading up to Friday night's Homecoming basketball contest. The Mustangs will host Lathrop, looking for a Valley Oak League win. The new royals will also be crowned as part of the evening's festivities.

January 31, 2018 | | Local News

Hispanic Chamber Honors Community Hospice Organization

Community Hospice was named the 2017 Nonprofit of the Year by the Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's Annual Installation and Awards Dinner earlier this month.

January 31, 2018 | | Local News

Ultra Violet Light To Battle Aliens

Aliens are among us and they have invaded our waterways. Not aliens from outer space but aquatic invasive weeds, specifically Eurasian watermilfoil, which have been introduced into our lakes and other waterways by boats, trailers, aquariums and other means. But, a local company, Inventive Resources Inc., is working to eradicate these pests.

January 31, 2018 | | Local News

MJC Spring Science Series Features FishBio Program

Modesto Junior College's weekly Science Colloquium continues on Jan. 31 with the program "From Central Valley Salmon to Mekong Giant Catfish" by Erin Loury, a fish biologist at FishBio, Fisheries Research, Monitoring and Conservation.

January 31, 2018 | | Local News

Leadership Academy Hosts Media Day

Students participating in the Stanislaus County Leadership Academy will meet on Friday, Feb. 2 for Media Day. Students will learn what media is from a local business, Never Boring Design, as well as the dangers of social media from the Modesto Police Department. The day will conclude with information about Digital Citizenship and The Art of Messaging.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

Pet Vouchers Offered At Riverbank Petco

Several pets at the Oakdale Animal Shelter have been going to out of state rescues so there have not been as many adoptable dogs as they have had in the past. The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance may have pets available for adoption at the Petco on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.; however, whether or not they get adopted prior to the event, volunteers will have pet vouchers on hand at Petco.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

Webb Honored For Service On Irrigation District Board

After 32 years of service on the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors, Board member Steven A. Webb decided to step down and did not seek re‐ election this past November. He termed out in December, noting that after so much time of giving to OID, he finally decided to devote time to his family's needs and to being a grandparent.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

No Change In Area Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.99/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.57/gallon, according to gasoline price website

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

Modesto Nuts Win Small Business Award

The Modesto Nuts Professional Baseball Club has received the 2017 Small Business of the Year Award from the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms continue through February.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Art Show

January 30, 2018 | | Local News


A brief rainstorm, followed by sunny skies, produced a double rainbow over Oakdale around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 with residents treated to the colorful show. Weather service forecasters indicated rainfall should end by 7 p.m. Thursday with just a few hundredths of an inch falling in scattered showers throughout the region.

January 25, 2018 | | Local News


The Oakdale Lions Club recently sponsored the Oakdale Leo service club. LEO stands for Leadership, Experience, Opportunity. The Leo Club was chartered a few months ago and was celebrated at a recent Lions Club meeting. Leo members range in age from 12 to 17 and work independently of the Lions Club doing their own community service projects. The Lions Club provides advisors to the Leo Club but lets the kids make their own decisions regarding community service and fundraising. The Lions Club is very excited to welcome this new youthful service group to the Oakdale community.

January 24, 2018 | | Local News

Affordable Housing Complex Coming To Pedersen, East J

In an effort to create more affordable housing within the city, Oakdale City Council members recently approved a 56-unit multi-family residential project submitted by Visionary Home Builders of California, which will include improvements on Pedersen Road and East J Street as part of their proposal.

January 24, 2018 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News

New Contracts Approved For OJUSD Employees

Oakdale educators and classified staff have once again settled on a contract to the pleasure of both agencies, as well as Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

January 24, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

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Relay Corner

The Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford Relay For Life will be hosted May 5 and 6 at the Oakdale High School soccer fields. Teams are gearing up for the ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms continue through March.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Civil Rights Icon Launches Women’s History Month

Dolores Huerta could only stay for a few minutes, but the message she delivered to an audience of 650 people at San Joaquin Delta College ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Saturday Features Distinguished Young Women Competition

Coming up on Saturday, March 10, the annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program hosted by Soroptimist International of Oakdale will be held at 7 ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

World Ag Expo Sees Success In Tulare

The 2018 World Ag Expo came to a close after seeing large crowds, cutting-edge exhibits and gorgeous weather all three days of the show. Celebrating ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

New Deputy Director Named For Caltrans

Ryan Chamberlain has been appointed to serve as the new Chief Deputy Director for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The announcement comes on the ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Civil Air Patrol Welcomes New Squadron Commander


March 07, 2018 | | Local News

CalRecycle Joins Food Waste Prevention Week Efforts

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is supporting Food Waste Prevention Week to raise awareness about the environmental and economic costs of food ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Libraries, Museums Honored For Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently announced that California's Pretend City Children's Museum, LA County Library, and Sacramento Public Library are ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Gem Faire In Pleasanton

Gem Faire, West Coast's Premier Jewelry and Bead Show, is set for March 9 through 11, at Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., in ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Drought Impacts Salmon Forecast For 2018

Commercial and sport anglers received mixed news this past week regarding the status of Sacramento River fall Chinook and Klamath River fall Chinook – California's ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Caltrans Leads Recovery Efforts

In a new episode of 'Caltrans News Flash,' work crews can be seen removing thousands of fire-damaged trees and re-seeding hundreds of acres of fire-scarred ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Women’s Club Meets

The Oakdale Women's Club next luncheon will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 at the Oakdale Golf and ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Mobile Office Visit

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office (MDO) hours for the month of March 2018, where 10th district residents can get ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Area Price Falls At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.07/gallon, according to GasBuddy's daily ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

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