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Veterans’ Construction Reform Bill Advances

At a full committee mark-up hearing on Thursday, Feb. 25, the U.S. House Veterans' Affairs Committee voted to advance legislation authored by Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) to reform the Veterans Administration (VA) construction process in order to reduce construction project backlog, and ensure that more veterans are able to access the health care benefits they earned. H.R. 4129 would jumpstart construction by allowing the VA to enter into public-private partnership agreements with non-federal entities to build major medical facility projects. The bill now awaits consideration by the full House.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Second River Clean Up Gathering Set Saturday

The first community cleanup of the Stanislaus River in Oakdale in early February was classified as a huge success. About 30 volunteers filled two 20-yard dumpsters with trash and debris collected from the river both under the bridge and just below the bridge. Many volunteer hours and donations from businesses within the Oakdale Shopping Center helped to make the north entrance to the city and the Stanislaus River a cleaner environment to enjoy.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Elementary Schools: Full STEAM Ahead

The elementary age students of Oakdale Joint Unified are learning robotics.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Congressman Denham Plans Visits To Local Communities

Stops in the communities of Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon are scheduled by U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), who has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of March 2016.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale MMA ‘Wish’ Exceeds $10K

Over 60 people of all ages gave of their time and energy on Saturday, Feb. 27 to show their support and 'get their sweat on' at Oakdale MMA Academy.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Corned Beef Dinner Slated For 45th Year

Community members craving a generous portion of corned beef need not look far or wait until the traditional Saint Patrick's holiday to satisfy their hunger. On Saturday, March 5 Oakdale and Riverbank members of Mater Christi YLI (Young Ladies Institute) #140 will host the 45th Anniversary serving of their Corned Beef Dinner.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Center, Not Shelter Sought For Homeless

Over four dozen residents attended an overview of the Oakdale homeless situation presented by representatives of the Oakdale Rescue Mission on Thursday evening, Feb. 25 at the Community United Methodist Church.

March 02, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


One Small ‘Rescue’ Dog Yields One Big Story

One might say 11-year-old Noelani Kuheleloa is no stranger to miracles and angels. As a seven-year cancer survivor, the young Sierra View fifth grader is familiar with hardship and challenge.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Knights Ferry Civil War Reenactment Cancelled

After more than a quarter-century, the celebrated Knights Ferry Civil War Days battle reenactments have been cancelled due to an apparent disagreement of terms in the operating permit.

March 02, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Special Saturday Edition For Leader Subscribers

Home delivery subscribers will receive a special Saturday edition of the Oakdale Leader on Feb. 27. Look for information on some noteworthy area events coming up in March, ranging from the Testicle Festival to the SOS Run. Readers are encouraged to let us know if they liked having a Saturday paper. The Saturday edition will also be available in some vending racks.

February 26, 2016 | | Local News


Drivers Can Help Reduce Winter Pollution Runoff

As the state heads further into the rainy season and await more of the heavy rains predicted as part of "El Nino," there are several steps that Californians can take to reduce the pollution that runs off cars and highways and causes increased stormwater pollution. By following the tips listed, drivers can help do their part to reduce pollution in state waterways during the rainy season.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


State Motorists Enjoy Dropping Pump Prices

Prices at the gas pump continue to drop in California.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


YES Company Marks 25th Anniversary Season In 2016

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is seeking students in grades seven through 12 to be actors, singers, dancers, and crew members for the production of "Les Misérables" (School Edition) to be performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts, July 22 through 31, 2016. No experience or preparation is necessary and all audition materials will be provided.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


Horsemen’s Association Sets Riders Meeting On Saturday

New riders are being sought for Region 4 of the California State Horsemen's Association, CSHA, Gymkhana Program. The riding program is open to anyone who lives in the Central Valley. Riders must be a member of CSHA, either a direct member or a member of an affiliated club.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


Central Valley Veterans Invited To Legion Session

Military veterans in and around the Central Valley area are invited next week for a special service session at The American Legion Department of California Headquarters at 1601 Seventh St., Sanger.

February 24, 2016 | | 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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