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HOLIDAY PARADE

Though the weather was, literally, freezing, the annual Holiday Light Parade went off as scheduled Saturday evening in Valley Home. Scott Sachau, left, 5; Audie Beltrami, 1; and 18-month-old Emmit Caudle wheeled their wagon in to bring hot chocolate and candy canes to warm the hearts of parade watchers. Santa and Mrs. Claus waved to the crowd from their spot in the parade. The evening also featured a potluck dinner, the lighting of the community Christmas tree and the singing of carols in front of a live Nativity scene in the community park

December 21, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale’s ‘Santa Cop’ Spreading Christmas Joy

♫ You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I'm telling you why; Santa Cop is patrolling this town. ♫

December 21, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Home Preview Event Benefits Children’s Guardian Home

This Wednesday evening could best be described as one Elsie Martin never saw coming.

December 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OID Recall Election Authorized To Proceed

Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14 that OID Director Linda Santos will face a special recall election tentatively slated for April 25.

December 21, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Welcomes State Champions

On Sunday evening, Dec. 18 hundreds of members of the Oakdale community flooded the streets to welcome back their State Champion varsity Mustangs football team. As the team buses entered town along Yosemite Avenue, members of the Oakdale Police Department and Oakdale Fire Department escorted the team through downtown Oakdale to a warm and welcoming ovation on the otherwise chilly night.

December 21, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Mustangs Crowned State Champions

In their final game of the year, the Oakdale varsity football Mustangs got their biggest win ever – claiming the Division 3A State Championship in a 47-0 thrashing of Bishop's of La Jolla.

December 19, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Fan Bus Heading To State Game

A fan bus will be available for Mustang supporters to cheer on the team at the State Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 17 in La Jolla. Seats on the bus are $75 and the bus will leave Saturday morning from Oakdale High School at 8 a.m.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Mustangs Hoop Squads Off To Competitive Start

As the weather outside is cold and damp, inside the Oakdale Main Gym things are starting to heat up. Oakdale Mustang basketball season is underway and all three boys teams are off to early season success. Second year varsity head coach Hondo Arpoika has his team playing inspired basketball early on as the boys earned their second win of the season with a 46-38 road win over Summerville on Thursday, Dec. 8. The boys went up the hill to take on the Bears and clawed their way to the road win. Oakdale scored 34 first half points to take a ...

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Ice Skating In Modesto

Businesses are offering special deals and discounts on Tuesdays during the Modesto on Ice season to encourage more people to shop, dine and play in the downtown Modesto area.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Cowboy Toffee Co. Due At Richmond Craft Fair

The premier Bay Area craft fair benefiting KPFA 94.1 FM Public Radio is a juried selection of affordable art, crafts and gifts created and presented by over 200 exhibitors. All will be on display and for sale at the 46th Annual KPFA Winter Crafts Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Give The Gift Of Time This Holiday Season

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of volunteers to serve in a variety of roles in Modesto and throughout Stanislaus County. Disaster responders are needed to respond to home fires, which occur every eight hours in this region. In addition, Fire Prevention volunteers are needed to install smoke detectors in 700 homes in the next six months.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


UC Merced Gets Ag Gift

A contribution from Yara North America will provide the University of California, Merced, with the potential to take agricultural research to a new level of innovation and improve crop yields, particularly in almonds.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Valley’s Student Artists Illustrate District Calendar

The artwork of 15 talented Central Valley students is featured in the 2017 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Library Crafts Offered

Mark the calendar for the Teen/Adult Craft at the Oakdale library. Designed for ages 13 and up, the focus will be on "Gift Tag Making." Be sure your presents get to the right people in the best way possible. Use cardstock, stamps, ribbon, and more to personalize these tags in your own unique style. Join in on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 3:30 p.m. for this imaginative craft. The library will also present its first Evening Story Time and Sing-a-Long on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Church To Home Preview Party Set

An historic church, moved from its former location at the corner of East E and North Third Avenue in Oakdale to a new site along North First Avenue, is being converted to a residence and the progress being made is being showcased for a good cause.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


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Knights Ferry Draws Hundreds Of Pumpkin Rollers

With some 545 people signed up – in a variety of age divisions – there was plenty of excitement in Knights Ferry on Sunday, Nov. 4 as ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


Community Halloween Celebrations Enjoyed

Halloween brought with it plenty of ghosts, goblins, super heroes and special events.

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


TALKING TURKEY

The Spirit of Oakdale Committee is once again putting out the call for cooked turkeys and/or financial donations to aid with putting on the ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


Veterans Appreciation Day Celebration At Fish Park

An invitation has been extended to all veterans, their families, active military personnel and reservists and the entire community, urged to come together to observe ...

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


OHS Alumnus Finds Service In Guatemala Life-Changing

Some might say the 2017 year has been one of adventure and a broadened horizon for 19-year-old Derrick Pennington.

November 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Council Approves Cannabis Ordinance

In spite of concerns expressed by some that the revised city ordinance governing cannabis production within the city limits – both personal and commercial – smelled too ...

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


Scouting For Food This Weekend

Oakdale Boy Scout Troop 43 and Cub Scout Packs 303 and 43 will be doing their yearly canned food drive on Saturday, Nov. 4.

November 02, 2017 | | Local News


Inaugural OSC Season Comes To A Close

The first season of Oakdale Soccer Club (OSC) came to a close this past weekend. On Saturday, Oct. 28 T.L. Davis Sports Complex played ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Connection Luncheon

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


Toastmasters Gather

The local REO Speechtrain Toastmasters Club gathers for regular meetings every Wednesday morning, 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., at Perko's ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


CYCLE OF EDUCATION

Kyle MacFarlane poses with the new digestive motorcycle that will soon be in service in area schools, helping teach youngsters about digestive health and how ...

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Live Your Dream Award

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is accepting applications for its annual Live Your Dream Award.

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


HARVEST FEST FUN

A friendly game of tic tac toe complete with pumpkins as markers was one of many activities available for families at the Fair Oaks Harvest ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


Top Honors For Artists

Oak Valley Art Society hosted its fall show in Escalon in October and first place honors have been announced in the categories included in the ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


Pumpkin Roll Returns To Knights Ferry

Going strong for more than 50 years, the Knights Ferry Pumpkin Roll brings competitors from around the region and even as far away as the ...

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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