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New Oakdale Community Park Eyeing Mid-September Opening

An idea over five years in the making is coming to fruition as crews continue to work towards completion of the Oakdale Community Park. The project was made possible through a state grant award received by the City and earmarked specifically for a park of this nature.

June 28, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Annual Fireworks Show At Woodward Reservoir

Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation's annual fireworks display over the waters at Woodward Reservoir is scheduled for Saturday, July 1 this year.

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


KEEPING IT COOL

The lengthy string of triple-digit days over the past couple of weeks saw local residents step up to assist the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave., which is a designated Stanislaus County Cooling Center. Library staffer Jana Ciccarelli shows the donations of cases of water, some fresh fruit and granola bars and other snacks that were brought in by residents. Library officials said they were buoyed by the generosity of the community. Anytime the temperatures soar, locals are reminded to stop in at the library for a quiet place to cool down. The library is open Monday and Wednesday, 10 ...

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


County Fee Rate Hike

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder, Lee Lundrigan, announced effective July 1, 2017 the real property copy fee to obtain the first page of a recorded property document has been set at $6.75 for the first page and $3.00 for each subsequent page. The new fee for producing copies of official records is authorized under Government Code Section 27366 and Stanislaus County Ordinance C.S. 1191.

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


Life Jacket Giveaway Classified As Success

The water dangers in the rivers, lakes and pools should be taken very seriously this summer and with several fatal incidents already occurring in the vicinity, the time for a Water Safety Education and Life Jacket Giveaway could not have come at a better time for families.

June 28, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Holiday Hernia Hill Events Slated In Vallecito On July 2

For those who like their half marathons with plenty of scenery, and elevation, not to mention some outstanding wine tasting afterwards, be sure to put Sunday, July 2 down on your calendar for the 30th annual Hernia Hill Half Marathon at Twisted Oak Winery. Produced by On Your Mark Events, this exciting race, as well as its popular post-race lunch, has become a mid-Sierra area Fourth of July holiday weekend tradition – for both the locals and those who travel in from throughout California and Nevada.

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


Six Mosquito Samples Positive For West Nile

The East Side and Turlock Mosquito Abatement Districts (MADs) confirmed the detection of West Nile Virus (WNV) in six mosquito samples from Stanislaus County. This is the first detection of WNV for both Districts in 2017. As of June 22, WNV has been detected in 14 California counties with the WNV activity confirmed in two humans, 25 dead birds, and 157 mosquito samples. There have been no WNV human cases or dead birds from Stanislaus County.

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


City Receives Total Of 14 Pot Proposals

The City of Oakdale received 14 business proposals by the Monday, June 19 deadline for marijuana purposes, raking in $70,000 in application fees for the City's newest business opportunity.

June 28, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Leader Correspondent | Local News


Hutton Stages ‘Wax Museum’

Next up at Hutton's Hamlet will be a performance of "Night at the Wax Museum" on Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8. Six students who have flunked history retake the class in summer school, and set up a new wax museum as a class project. A mysterious incantation from the back of Cleopatra's bracelet by one of the students brings the wax figures to life.

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


Angry Birds Craft Project A Smash At Library

This past Thursday, nearly 50 kids packed the Oakdale Library for a craft activity, Design Your Fun. While the temperature outside climbed into the triple digits, the Oakdale Library, which serves as a designated cooling center, was the perfect spot for kids to come to and enjoy an afternoon of fun crafts.

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


SHOW IN SNOW

The Snow Queen staged a successful weekend run at Hutton's Hamlet in Oakdale on June 23 and 24. Top photo, as Gerda – portrayed by Rachel Swift, right – goes on a quest to find her cursed friend Kay, she runs into a witch named Beatrix, played by Michael Medlin, who can never seem to get any 'witching' spells right. At side, The Snow Queen's plans begin to play out as villager Kay's heart starts to grow ugly. The sinister scene plays out after Kay is struck by a bewitched piece of glass. Hannah Swope played The Snow Queen ...

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Bunco Night Set

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


Leos To Lions: Paving A Future

A new organization is available in Oakdale for girls and boys ages 12 to 18: the Leo Club.

June 28, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Fire Crews Battle To Contain Ferry Blaze

Crews were on scene at what Cal Fire listed as the #OrangeFire off Sonora and Orange Blossom roads on Wednesday for several hours, containing the blaze at 65 acres. It was a good outcome for what could have been a much more serious situation, said officials, as the triple digit heat and breezy conditions on June 21 set the stage for a lengthy and much more destructive fire.

June 28, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Inaugural Local Event Anticipates Large Crowd

The concept seemed simple enough in a setting perhaps not foreign to a number of men. Two guys sitting in the garage, shooting the breeze and drinking a beer. Simple, right?

June 28, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Simoncini Takes Home Citizen Of Year Honors

In a festive night, awards were bestowed upon Oakdale citizens, businesses, outstanding youths and community service organizations.

January 24, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Council Greenlights Cannabis Proposals

It's been a long time coming – and there are still hoops to hop through – but cannabis is finally coming to a store near you ...

January 24, 2018 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Stanislaus County Music Festival Set

Community members are invited to attend the Stanislaus County Music Festival on Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Modesto Junior College Auditorium ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Sunrise Rotary Plans Inaugural ‘Boots And Bows’

Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and brothers may want to take note of an inaugural date taking shape. On Friday, Feb. 9 from 6 p.m. to ...

January 24, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Two ‘Wear Red’ Event Deadlines Approaching

Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca are hosting two Glow Red events on Friday, Feb. 2, as part of National ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Crab Feed Set Feb. 3

Oakdale Swim Team will host its annual Crab Feed on Saturday, Feb. 3.

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


“Marriage At The Mansion” Offered On Valentine’s Day

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Commissioner of Civil Marriages, Lee Lundrigan, and her staff invite engaged couples to join them as they perform marriage ceremonies on ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


County’s Youth Mentoring Program Marks Anniversary

The Stanislaus County Mentoring program was initially approved as a pilot on Sept. 29, 1998 becoming a program on Jan. 1, 1999. Now celebrating the ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


One Fatality, Multiple Injuries In Series Of Highway Crashes

By MARG JACKSON

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Kennedy Earns Recognition For Distinguished Service

The San Joaquin Engineers Council has selected Chad Kennedy to receive the 2018 Distinguished Service Award. Presentation of the award will be at the Council ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Motorists Pay Less At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.94/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


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