It's a Saturday evening on the third weekend of May in Calaveras County. The squeals of children laughing fade into the background as voices from the arena announcer fill the east side of the Fair Grounds. The sun has disappeared behind the west hill, where the shadows of the carnival and the Ferris wheel fall onto the arena ground. The crowds have gathered on the grassy hillside to wait for the arena to start filling up with horses and cowboys and cowgirls. Most of those gathered on the grass were prepared enough to sit on blankets and towels, while ...
June 01, 2016|
Special To The Leader
Emergency crews spent the better part of the Memorial Day weekend at Woodward Reservoir looking for two Oakland teenagers that had jumped out of a boat on Saturday afternoon, May 28 and were missing. On Tuesday, May 31, one of the teen's bodies was found.
In a hectic, pre-long holiday weekend blitz, graduations were hosted over three separate nights in Oakdale. The graduation week kicked off Wednesday, May 25 with two alternative education program ceremonies, continued on Thursday for Oakdale Junior High School (See story, photos on Page A2) and wrapped up with the Oakdale High School commencement ceremony on Friday night, May 27.
Kiwanis Club of Oakdale recently acknowledged Magnolia Elementary School students with the Hope of America award. Fifth grader Molly Terpstra, left, and sixth grader Lydia Stueve were the 2016 Magnolia recipients.
Signature tree species in the high Sierra Nevada forests – including mountain hemlock, red fir and western white pine – are shifting toward higher, cooler elevations according to new research by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). This study foreshadows how climate warming may significantly alter entire habitats for multiple species.
From May 23 to June 5, local law enforcement personnel are participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This education enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
Passage of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and H.R. 4974, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, were supported this week by U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock).
The North Modesto Kiwanis Club expects more than 1,200 classic vehicles – all vintage 1979 and older – for its 18th annual American Graffiti Car Show and Festival scheduled June 10-12 in Modesto. The Kiwanis Club's charity event is the largest of many local activities scheduled during Graffiti month.
Seven Oakdale Junior High students put together respectable performances as they participated in the 69th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May 7. A total of 26 Junior High and Middle Schools participate in the annual event hosted by the Stanislaus County Office of Education.
Three young women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The gala event will be held Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock.
Almond Board of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have announced a new partnership focused on better understanding subsurface water storage, quality and movement in relation to almond orchard groundwater recharge test sites. This important research will join the ongoing efforts by University of California, Davis and others to understand the potential of using California's almond orchards for groundwater recharge.