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Successful Central Valley Women Schedule Benefit Film Screening

The Successful Women of Central Valley (SWCV), a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will host a benefit film viewing of "Half the Sky" at the State Theatre in Modesto on Thursday, March 31. Proceeds will benefit three local women's groups: the Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus, Without Permission, and Successful Women of Central Valley. All three organizations have shared goals of supporting, educating, benefiting and improving the lives of women and young ladies in the Central Valley.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Candidate Forum Slated For Assembly Hopefuls

Who will help make laws that govern your life? The Stanislaus County League of Women Voters and the League of California Cities will be hosting a Candidate Forum where you can meet your candidates for the upcoming election in California Assembly District 12. It is free and open to the public. The district, which includes portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties including Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon, is currently represented by Kristin Olsen, who is terming out of the seat.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Veterans Resource Center Opening Soon

The Modesto Library will host a grand opening celebration for its Veterans Resource Center, Monday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. The festivities will feature U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, Stanislaus County Supervisor Dick Monteith and other officials, as well as a special performance of patriotic music by members of the Johansen High School band.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Stanislaus River Parks Implement Day Use Fees

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will begin charging a $5 day use fee for park access beginning May 1 at Stanislaus River Parks near Oakdale.

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Capacity Crowd Enjoys Annual Testicle Festival

There was no shortage of hungry attendees feasting on the breaded bovine nuggets at the 35th annual Oakdale Testicle Festival at the FES Hall on Monday night, March 21. The event, sponsored by the Oakdale Rotary Club, has been an Oakdale staple, getting the city national attention since the 1980s when local Rotarians sought something unique as a fund-raising affair that would reflect the local western heritage of the area.

March 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OHS Senior Honored For Overcoming Adversity

Christian Armstrong isn't your stereotypical high school student. To summarize him by title would almost be going against the grain of who he strives to be.

March 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


BATTLE STATIONS

Knights Ferry was awash in history with Confederate and Yankee soldiers milling about for the annual Civil War Reenactment held Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20. The Knights Ferry canyon echoed with the cannon blasts as the reenactors provided history, entertainment, and plenty of good old-fashioned fun for the annual event. Nine-year-old twin sisters Natalie and Julie from Turlock were in the Ferry for the annual reenactment, helping collect donations for the event. It costs $7 to $10 per cannon explosion and the American Civil War Association (ACWA) relies upon donations to keep history alive for attendees. A camp ...

March 23, 2016 | | Local News


Spaghetti Dinner In Knights Ferry

The annual Knights Ferry Community Club will serve up its annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, March 19 at 5 p.m. in the clubhouse.

March 16, 2016 | | Local News


Soroptimist International Schedules Motor Madness

Soroptimist International of Oakdale will host its annual Motor Madness fundraiser on Saturday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m., at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Guests will be entertained by Rob Ely who will present "The Rockin' 50's" and are encouraged to dress in 50's attire. The event includes hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, soft drinks, and dessert. Tickets are $100 each and admits two adults (must be 21 years or older) to the event and constitutes one entry for the door prize drawings.

March 16, 2016 | | Local News


Vacant Buildings, Water Still On Denham’s Radar

While in town on Wednesday, March 9, US Representative Jeff Denham stopped by The Leader office to discuss recent subjects that have been part of his focus this legislative year. Two issues, both introduced by the congressman, the Federal Asset Sale and Transfer (FAST) Act of 2016 and the Save Our Salmon (SOS) Act of 2016 were topics of the conversation.

March 16, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Olsen Making Bid For Supervisor Seat

Assemblywoman and lifelong Stanislaus County resident Kristin Olsen will seek a seat on the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors following the surprise retirement of Supervisor Bill O'Brien.

March 16, 2016 | | Local News


Elementary Schools Re-Zoned For 2016-17

The lines have been drawn and the boundaries approved.

March 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Parole Denied To Oakdale Murderer

A man convicted of a 1999 homicide in Oakdale was found unsuitable for parole in a hearing by the State Board of Parole in Vacaville late last month.

March 16, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Wanted Suspect Stand-off Closes Street

Oakdale Police along with Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies had West Avenue near West F Street closed off for most of Tuesday morning, March 15, regarding a suspicious incident of persons being held against their will. During the incident, one male subject was taken into custody for a narcotic violation and a female was taken into custody for a misdemeanor arrest warrant. A third subject, a male, was also taken into custody but police are not releasing his name or charges due to possibly compromising another investigation.

March 15, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Oakdale’s World Champion Bull Contender Put Down

In a Pro Bull Riding tragedy in Arizona this weekend, Julio Moreno's two-time World Champion Bull contender, and half-brother of Oakdale's infamous Bushwacker, 'Roy' sustained two broken front legs after scoring a career best 46.5 score and bucking off 2015 World Finals event winner Cooper Davis after only a 2.43 second ride on Sunday, March 6.

March 09, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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California Sees Slight Hike In Pump Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.63/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


Motorcyclist Seriously Hurt

A late afternoon solo motorcycle crash on Stearns Road south of Sierra on Sunday left an Oakdale man with serious injuries.

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


Bonus Payouts Made For Cash Losing Event?

As the annual Farmer Market kicked off in downtown Oakdale for the summer of 2016, the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau announced that it lost ...

May 11, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Saturday Car Shows Support Area Charities

Sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s should provide a good backdrop for a couple of different car shows in the area this weekend.

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


Olsen Promotes Water Projects

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Riverbank) issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown's executive order issued on Monday, May 9, which establishes longer-term water ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


FAMILY FUN

Parents, students and community members alike took advantage of a perfect spring evening recently by attending the Cloverland Elementary School's Annual Family Fun Night ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


Berryhill Confirmed To Rules Committee

Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) has been elected by his colleagues to the five-member Senate Rules Committee. The Rules Committee is considered one of the ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


OJHS Teachers Attend Sixth Grade Outdoor Ed

Fred Yerzy and Rachel Torres took a little time away from the classroom in mid-April. The break, however, was not the traditional Spring Break enjoyed ...

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Downtown Market Draws Good Crowd

Opening a few weeks ahead of last year's schedule – and extending the market by four weeks total – the Oakdale Farmers Market kicked off Wednesday ...

May 11, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Statewide Bicycle Safety In Focus Throughout May

May is National Bike Safety Month, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists and bicyclists to share responsibility for roadway safety. California's ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


California Gasoline Prices Higher Than U.S. Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Wildfire Awareness Week Highlights State Dangers

After a destructive fire season in 2015, conditions in California are already drying out prompting Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to declare May 1-7, 2016 ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Denham Mobile Office Visits Oakdale, Escalon

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of May, with stops coming up in Oakdale and Escalon.

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Event Scheduled Saturday

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be hosting a pet adoption event at PetCo in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, May 7 ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Local Students Presented Columbia College Degrees

Columbia College hosted its 47th Commencement on Friday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion. A reception for the graduates, their ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


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