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Coat Drive Helps AVF Spread The Warmth

The weather has changed a bit from what seemed to be an early spring to the return of winter that is seen normally in the Central Valley during February, which typically includes cold temperatures with wind and rain. There are many people in need around the region, including those that could use a blanket or a coat and CEO Duke Cooper with American Veterans First (AVF) wanted to help fill that need.

February 28, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News


Sign-Ups Underway Now For Annual Chili Cook-Off

American Veterans First is hosting its chili cook-off for another year, with the second annual fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, March 10.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale’s Inaugural Father-Daughter Ball A Success

Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is beaming with excitement at the success of their inaugural "Boots and Bows" Father/Daughter Ball, hosted in February at the Gene Bianchi Community Center. Attendees enjoyed dancing, food, an enormous candy table and chocolate fondue station, raffle prizes, and more. There were a few unexpected surprises as well.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


Shelter Pet Alliance Program Reaches Another Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 3,000 dog and cat spay/neuters through its voucher program since the program started in August 2011. Anne McFarlin, a first time voucher customer from Oakdale, was all smiles when she was presented with a Petco gift basket that was provided by Billie Mende in recognition of reaching the program milestone.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


Grants Provided For Variety Of Habitat, Wildlife Projects

At its Thursday, Feb. 22 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 15 approved projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species – while others will provide public 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.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


Distinguished Young Women Hopefuls Vie For Title

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International of Oakdale has sponsored the program for the past 30 years. Oakdale High School senior Gabrielle Ceja currently holds the title of Oakdale's Distinguished Young Woman.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


MJC Panel Discussion Focuses On Speech

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Panel Discussion with Experts on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The free event is part of the CEP Spring Film and Lecture Series. Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


Houck Takes Speech Trek Top Honors

Five students from Oakdale High School tackled the topic "How Can We Stand Up to Sexism?" at this year's Speech Trek Contest on Thursday, Feb. 22 sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale Riverbank Escalon Branch.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


SEASONAL SWEETS

It is officially Girl Scout Cookie Time – the sweet treats benefitting local Girl Scout troops on sale now around the region. This group was busy with a steady stream of customers on Saturday outside the local SaveMart on East F Street. Girl Scouts Jazlyn Gaytan, 8, left, a student at Sierra View and Victoria Franklin, 6, from Fair Oaks, work with Troop Leader Amanda Alfaro, at right, and Chandra Franklin, in back, to fill orders. They are from Troop 3101 in Oakdale.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


School Board Support Sought For SOS Run

Monday night provided the perfect forum for Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run board members Ted Thome, Joey Valencia and Tina Lane to get the word out as they prepare for the ninth annual event on Saturday, March 10.

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Projects, Volunteers Needed For Love Oakdale Initiative

The date for the 2018 edition of Love Oakdale is Saturday, April 21, with the gathering point to start the day offered this year at the Oakdale Community Park on South Yosemite Avenue.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


Dairymen Gather Locally For Unique ProCross Tour

Creative Genetics has added its own unique spin to Oakdale's famous title as "Cowboy Capital of the World." Earlier this month the Oakdale-based business welcomed over 160 dairymen, their families, as well as agriculture professionals and journalists as they hosted the annual ProCross Open House.

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than two weeks the local gas station/convenience store was held up at gunpoint.

February 24, 2018 | | Local News


Technology Night

On Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cloverland Elementary School will host a Parent Technology Night. Parents will be provided with information about cyber safety, how technology is used in the classroom, and programs that can be used at home to support their child's success in school.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Relay Fundraiser Set

February 21, 2018 | | Local News


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SIGN OF SPRING

Not always typical for April, the 'flooded' signs had to be put out in several locations around Oakdale during a two-day, two-inch 'Pineapple Express' rain ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


SB 1 Money Allows Caltrans To Address Overdue Projects

Caltrans has submitted its 2018 State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) to the California State Legislature. The four-year program contains nearly 1,000 projects ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Twain Harte Dog Parade

If you love dogs, you might want to bring your pooch to the Twain Harte Dog Parade on Saturday, April 28. It's a dog ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Weight Loss Group Open To Community

All are invited to the weekly meetings of TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 1034 that gathers each Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Transient Man Found Deceased

Oakdale police officers responded to a report of an unresponsive male early Monday morning and found the subject to be deceased.

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Voucher Awards Program Designed To Aid Veterans

In a continued effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Riverbank Mayor Featured In Thank-A-Vet Video

A new 'Thank-a-Vet Thursday' (#TVT) video released through the office of U.S. Representative Jeff Denham features Riverbank Mayor Richard O'Brien, a U.S ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Five Ways To Refresh Your Home For Spring

Spring is a time for renewal and awakenings. It's also the perfect time to take your cues from Mother Nature and devise a plan ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Residents Reminded To Drive Cautiously

More than an inch of rain has been recorded in and around the Oakdale area in this latest spring storm.

April 06, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Blood Drive Thursday

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


PIZZA MADNESS

Displaying their own version of 'March Madness' in honor of the Monday night College Basketball National Championship Game, the local Little Caesars indulged in some ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Council Eyes Park Rehab, Construction

Spring is in the air and members of the Oakdale City Council are looking to spruce up the place by making some much-needed improvements to ...

April 04, 2018 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Relay’s Survivor Brunch Scheduled For Saturday

The Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford Relay For Life has its next community event coming up on Saturday, April 7.

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Senior’s Concept ‘Hand Hugs’ Goes Viral

Joanne Parker is on a mission.

April 04, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Chamber Hosts Pours In Stores

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce is hosting a sip and shop event in Downtown Oakdale on Thursday, April 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


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