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Statewide Caltrans Survey: Motorists Guilty Of Littering

Caltrans released new survey data this week that shows nearly half of all motorists surveyed admit to sometimes littering along the state's highways. Nearly one in five California motorists report intentionally dumping something on the side of the highway. Survey respondents confirmed they improperly disposed of items ranging from old furniture and appliances to green waste from their yard such as lawn clippings, branches or leaves. In addition, another six percent of motorists admitted that they fail to pick up waste left by pets on the side of the highway.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Federal Survey Will Help Shape Transportation Plans

This year, Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are asking thousands of Californians how they get around. Surveys are being distributed now through April 2017 and Caltrans is asking the public to take part and help plan for future transportation needs.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Motorists Enjoy Sub-$3 Pump Prices Nationwide

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.73/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.34/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Special Shopping Spree

This past April at the Oakdale Cowgirl Luncheon, Carl and Kathy La Force, owners of the Oakdale Grocery Outlet, donated a two-minute shopping spree as an auction item. Heather Porter purchased the shopping spree at the luncheon and donated it to friend Carol Botsford.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Former Raider Makes Appearance At Kmart

Known as "The Judge" and "Lester the Molester" former Raider great Lester Hayes made a three-day appearance at the Oakdale KMart this past week. The two-time Super Bowl champion and five-time National Football League Pro Bowler made his way to town as part of a 17-state stop for the children's charity, March of Dimes.

June 22, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


CHP Safety Tips Offered For Hot Summer Travel

California summers are an exciting time to enjoy traveling, vacations, and road trips. Many people consider the summer months a perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends. During this time, vehicle traffic increases and so do the temperatures. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable summer. However, driving safely during the summer months requires some preparation.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Vote Aims To Strengthen U.S. Security, Preparedness

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on June 16 supported the passage of H.R. 5293, appropriations for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2017 and H.R. 5471, the Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Delicato’s Photo Show Wraps Up With Awards

The 20th annual Delicato Photography Show is in full swing at the winery's Tasting Room, off Highway 99 four miles north of Manteca. Off French Camp Road, turn left over the railroad tracks and travel a half mile to get Delicato.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Turlock Teen Selected District 6 Dairy Princess

Nicole Sanders of Turlock was selected as the 2016 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's (CMAB) District 6. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 275 dairy industry members and their families and friends, on Thursday, June 16 at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


First Travel-Related Case Of Zika Confirmed In County

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency has confirmed that a 19-year-old male county resident has tested positive for Zika virus. The affected individual contracted the virus during travel outside of the United States. As of June 20, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that all Zika cases reported in the United States were acquired as a result of travel outside the United States. Community acquired cases of Zika remains at zero.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


MJC Celebrates History Of Educational Excellence

The Modesto Junior College Foundation is 'Celebrating 95 Years of Educational Excellence' as the theme for this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July 21 at Greens on Tenth, 947 10th St., in downtown Modesto. The elegant evening will feature food catered by Greens, a selection of fine wines and a program showcasing a 95th anniversary celebration video, as well as alumni stories of how MJC touched their lives.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Mustang Alumnus Makes The Cut With Salon Location

Kelly Ashby is living a full-circle moment.

June 22, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Stanislaus County Libraries Offer More Operating Hours

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors recently approved a plan to expand library operating hours, effective July 8, 2016. This will mean opening all 13 library branches – including those in Oakdale and Riverbank – on Fridays and opening two hours earlier at the Ceres Library on Saturdays. The change in hours also includes closing one hour earlier – 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. – at libraries in Modesto and Turlock. The new hours represent a net increase of 84 hours per week countywide.

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Salmon Threatened By Non-Native Fish

Increasing the daily bag limit for bass fishing in the Delta and reducing the fish size limit could go a long way to reducing the decline of endangered salmon and smelt while saving water for urban, farm and other environmental uses.

June 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt Special to The Leader | Local News


WAIT A MINUTE

Oakdale Library proved to be a popular stop this past Thursday, as close to 40 children and their families attended a "Minute To Win It" event hosted in conjunction with the library's "Read for the Win" Summer Reading Challenge program. In addition to the activities, participants received prizes for completion of seven varying challenges if achieved within less than a minute.

June 22, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Blood Drive Rescheduled

A Wednesday afternoon blood drive scheduled in Oakdale on Wednesday, Aug. 2 has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 14.

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Ag Continues To Thrive

Oakdale High School Future Farmers of America organization doesn't seem to be letting up in the excellence department, and doesn't plan to, at ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Sierra View Music Fest Returns To Rock The Valley

Jim Brunk is not one known to be frightened by challenge. That became not just known but established during the summer of 2008 after the ...

August 02, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Downtown Merchant Concerns Prompt Department Response

In light of ongoing concerns in the downtown business area, Oakdale Police have announced a program to increase responsiveness to those challenges.

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Blood Donations Needed

The American Red Cross called an "emergency blood shortage" in early July. Officials are urging eligible donors of all blood types to give blood or ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


School District Implements Technology Time Saver

It is a return to school pastime which has been commonly known as "Parent Homework." A task dreaded by many each year as their children ...

August 02, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Find A Furry Friend At Petco

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance is hosting a Pet Adoption Event at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center this Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Mobile Office Hours Slated

Mobile District Office (MDO) hours for the month of August have been announced for Congressman Jeff Denham, where 10th district residents can get help with ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Software Application Creation Competition Seeking Entries

California's 10th District Congressional App Challenge is now open.

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Oak Letters

Angels On The Highway

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Red Cross, Wells Fargo Team Up For Fire Assistance Relief

In response to the devastating Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County and other wildfires throughout California, Wells Fargo & Company recently announced it will donate $100,000 ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Fundraiser Pick-Up Thursday

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Hutton’s Hamlet Stages Production Of Peter Pan

For the final play of the summer season, local theater Hutton's Hamlet in Oakdale will debut the beloved children's tale of Peter Pan ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Back To The Books

The main thoroughfare of F Street, as well as side streets will once again be all abuzz as over 5,000 Oakdale Joint Unified students ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


Area Youth Enjoy Solid Showings In Fair Arena

Whether it was at the recent Stanislaus County Fair or the State Fair in Sacrmanto, local youths had plenty to keep them busy this summer ...

August 02, 2017 | | Local News


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