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San Joaquin Delta College Hosts Officer Graduation

Twenty-nine future law enforcement officers took to the stage as the graduating class 38-16 of the San Joaquin Delta College Peace Officer Academy earlier this week. Cadets of all backgrounds started this journey March 20, 2016 and are prepared to be the new era of law enforcement. While some of the cadets are in varying stages in their hiring process with different agencies, currently six of the cadets have been hired with local agencies. One cadet has been hired by the Tracy Police Department, one cadet by Pittsburg Police Department, two cadets with Stockton PD and two cadets with San ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


DEMONSTRATION DAY

A coordinated group of peaceful protestors gathered recently at the historic Knights Ferry covered bridge, staging a protest against the proposed Dakota Access pipeline. The 'No DAPL' movement was done on a nationwide basis on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, with the group at Knights Ferry including several church members from Merced, Mariposa, Fresno and Modesto in addition to the Save the Stanislaus River organization.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Maximum Enforcement Effort Planned By CHP

Millions of Californians will travel the roads this Thanksgiving holiday weekend to visit with family and friends. While this time of year is usually full of joy, it can be one of the deadliest on the roadways. To help motorists avoid tragedies, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have all available officers on patrol during the Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP).

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Library Music And Math

Late November at the Oakdale Library will feature "Mathematics of Music." Children will explore the connection between music and math as Lynn Sampson presents live music and instruments in this fun and educational setting, starting at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30. This is designed for elementary school age, but all ages will enjoy the music.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Local Equestrian Serpa Set To Appear In Rose Parade

A love of horses, a strong commitment to community service and two years of hard work have earned local resident Dennis Serpa a berth in the 2017 Rose Parade. Serpa is a member of Backcountry Horsemen of California, Mid-Valley Unit, a local 400-member strong volunteer organization which directly assists the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and County of Stanislaus in operating backcountry camps and maintaining urban, national forest and wilderness trail systems.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Participants Sought For DYW

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is seeking Junior Class girls to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale for the Class of 2018 scholarship program. Over $6,000 in college scholarships and the Distinguished Young Woman of Oakdale title will be awarded at the program to be held March 11, 2017 at Magnolia School Auditorium. Participants need not attend Oakdale High School, but must live within the 95361 zip code.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


CRUZIN’ CRITTERS

Proving to be good sports, top photo, three student volunteers marvel at the Madagascar Screeching Cockroaches placed on their shirts during Magnolia Elementary School's recent Reptile Show. Cruzin' Critters travels to varying venues including schools, educating and sharing a variety of rescued critters. An alligator was one of many exotic reptiles the students were able to encounter up close and personal during the Reptile Show hosted by the school's Parent Teacher Club. The show was a reward for a couple dozen Jog-a-Thon participants, but opened to the student body and their families for a nominal fee.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Holiday Open House

The Holistic Life Institute, School of Massage and Natural Health, 730 E. F St., Suite G, Oakdale, will be hosting a Holiday Festival and Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Guests will receive free mini neck and shoulder massages, shiatsu therapy sessions, herbal teas, refreshments, and more. Also available will be skin care samples and discounted gift certificates for holiday gift-giving. There will be handcrafted jewelry and holiday gift booths for unique holiday shopping. Stop by and receive free de-stressing pampering while browsing for your holiday gift-giving. For more information, visit www ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Women’s Club Donates

Local Sara Sperry, from Farm to Kids, spoke at the November Oakdale Women's Club meeting about donating a pound of almonds to kids in need for every pound sold. The club donated $100 to Farm to Kids to support their efforts.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


COWBOY SANTA

The 23rd Annual Cowboy Christmas event will once again return to the Gene Bianchi Community Center to kick off the holiday season. The event will be hosted beginning Friday, Nov. 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with vendors both inside and the center and outside in the plaza. Cowboy Santa will make his customary visit, riding into the plaza Saturday at 11 a.m. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Oakdale Cowboy Museum.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Shop Small Businesses To Boost The Economy

Americans who are planning to hit the malls after Thanksgiving should also remember to visit local merchants for their holiday shopping, officials from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said Tuesday.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Winter Driving Tips From CHP

The California Highway Patrol encourages motorists to prepare for fog and winter driving conditions. The fog season in the Central Valley typically begins during the month of November and continues through February.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Council Authorizes Wastewater Funds

With just enough members on the dais to make a quorum, the Oakdale City Council authorized nearly $200,000 for the purchase of a new lawnmower and needed equipment for the city's wastewater treatment plant to keep it functioning.

November 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Bob Gilbert Passes At 93

Oakdale's Robert "Bob" Gilbert, who, along with his family, was honored earlier this year by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce with their Lifetime Achievement Award, passed away at age 93 on Sunday, Nov. 20 late in the evening.

November 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OHS Marching Mustangs Earn Trio Of First Place Finishes

Oakdale High School may now add one more group to that of its first place trophy winning list, as the OHS Marching Band took first place honors this past weekend at the Lincoln Band Review. This final competition performance earned the group its third First Place trophy for the 2016-2017 school year.

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | 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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