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Motorists Paying More At Regional Gas Pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.44/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Photos Featured With Santa At Petco

Capture the moment with your furry little four-legged love bundles this Christmas in a photo opportunity with Santa at Petco on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. For the small fee of $9.95 the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) will provide a framed photo to take home that day. The OSPA will host the "Photo with Santa" event on Saturday and all proceeds will benefit the homeless pets of the Oakdale and Riverbank communities. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier or on a leash.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Veterans First Holiday Giveaway Aids Families

Veterans First has been helping veterans throughout the community since their inception in August. Having a stress free environment or a safe haven for veterans is very important to Duke Cooper of Oakdale, himself a Marine veteran, and Coordinator of the Veterans First organization. This venture has catapulted them into some new ventures as well like the creation of a mobile museum, a coat and blanket drive, and Toys for Tots giveaway.

December 14, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Congressional Water Bill Great For The Stanislaus

Two Central California irrigation district general managers say the comprehensive water bill passed Saturday by the U.S. Senate is good news for those who want to increase the salmon population in the Stanislaus River.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


CRAZY HATS FUN

Oakdale High School FFA sold a record breaking 228 tickets for their recent 10th Annual Bunco Night. The event was hosted as a "Crazy Hat Party," encouraging attendees to done a cover for the dinner and game fun. Here, awarded with Best Hat honors for their unique creations were Susie Garcia, left, and Loretta Davidson. The two women were among many to embrace the "Crazy Hat Party" theme for the annual event.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Small Business Survey Shows Some Optimism

Small business optimism remained flat nationally leading up to Election Day and then rocketed higher as business owners expected much better conditions under new leadership in Washington, according to a special edition of the monthly National Federation of Independent Businesses, NFIB, Index of Small Business Optimism, released on Tuesday.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Collection Effort Continues In Regional Toys For Tots

There's still time to give to the local Toys for Tots collection, with boxes distributed in late November due to be picked up this week.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Local Grocer Offers New Curbside Service

Finding the time to fill one's pantry, cupboards or refrigerator has been made a little easier, thanks to the addition of the eCart service at the Raley's store in Oakdale.

December 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Holiday Singalong Scheduled

All are welcome to join in for the 18th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton's Hamlet on Monday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. Sing your favorite carols and Christmas songs with Annette Hutton accompanying on piano. Free admission, refreshments served. The event will be hosted at Hutton's Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 W. G St., Oakdale, in the chapel at the northeast corner of West G Street and Church Avenue. Call to RSVP or for more information, 209-848-1216.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Ortiz Named Finalist In Singing Competition

Stephanie Ortiz did not spend her last Monday of the 2016 calendar year in class at Oakdale High School. Instead ... the OHS senior found herself on a car ride with her parents to San Francisco for an opportunity she once only dreamed of.

December 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Favorite Holiday Display Tips Sought From Readers

As the holidays draw nearer, residents in the communities of Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and beyond are decking the halls and, in many cases, their front yards and even the roofs over their heads.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Sportsmen Give Gift Of Reading To Center

Christmas came a little early for the Center for Human Services staff and their clients, by way of a generous book donation made by the Oakdale Sportsmen's Club.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale-Based Team Returns From Christmas Child Duty

After spending a few days at the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Irvine, in Southern California, a local team has returned safely. But, said leader Elizabeth Greenlee, they hope to have the chance to do it again.

December 14, 2016 | | Local News


State Hearing On Stanislaus River Water Fate This Friday

Spawning adult salmon on the Stanislaus River – the linchpin of what irrigation districts within the Northern San Joaquin Valley describe as a massive water grab proposal by the state – have increased by a factor of five since 2007 when work started on the 3,500-page State Water Control Board plan.

December 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local News


Waterfowl Hunting Offered Through Fish, Wildlife Department

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering waterfowl hunting opportunities at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward. The reserve includes former salt ponds now managed by CDFW as low-salinity waterfowl habitat and areas restored to full tidal action.

December 07, 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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