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Care Packages Deliver Holiday Cheer

Duke Cooper of Oakdale, working with American Veterans First and several veterans, volunteered to hit the streets in the 209 area recently to raise funds for "Operation Not Forgotten."

December 06, 2017 | | Local News

County Sees Increase In Valley Fever Cases

Stanislaus County Public Health recently announced that the number of reported Valley Fever infections continues to increase. There have already been 118 cases reported in 2017 through Nov. 25. In 2016, a total of 88 cases were reported across Stanislaus County, compared with 54 in 2015 and 35 in 2014, a greater than 50 percent increase each year.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News

Police Department Drone Use Approved By Council

It's a bird, it's a plane - no, it's a drone - and the Oakdale City Council just voted 5-0 in favor at the recent Dec. 4 meeting, granting the Oakdale Police Department authorization to use them in a neighborhood near you.

December 06, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News

Festive Light Show Offers New Purpose This Season

A longstanding holiday tradition in a neighborhood just east of Oakdale has expanded this year – both in size and scope.

December 06, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Holiday Angel Trees Herald Giving Spirit

Tamberly Stone is well within her element at this time of the year.

December 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Safety Is Hallmark Of Accessibility Plan

Anyone native to Oakdale knows the perils of crossing any of the high-traffic areas in town - but with the recent 5-0 approval of the Oakdale Accessibility Master Plan at the Monday, Dec. 4 council meeting, city officials are moving toward creating a safer environment for pedestrian traffic.

December 06, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News

Community Joins Together For Downtown Celebration

With moderate early December temperatures providing a fitting backdrop, community residents turned out in force for a special Downtown Christmas hosted in Oakdale on Saturday, Dec. 2.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News

December Sees Dip At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.46/gallon, according to gasoline price website

December 06, 2017 | | Local News

Disaster Legislation Aims To Support Communities

The Supporting Mitigation Activities and Resiliency Targets for Rebuilding Act, also known as the SMART Rebuilding Act, is aimed at lowering the cost of natural disasters by helping states and communities plan ahead and rebuild smarter. The legislation was introduced recently by 10th Congressional District representative Jeff Denham of Turlock.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News

Jacob Myers Park Welcomes Waterways Tour

California Department of Parks and Recreation Boating and Waterways Commission member Virginia Madueño invited several community members to participate in a tour of local waterways recently that also included State staff and commissioners throughout California. The purpose of the tour was to view potential sites for future funding through the Boating and Waterways Commission.

December 06, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News

Shaw Family Band Featured In Christmas Gospel Concert

Escalon First Baptist Church is inviting the community to an uplifting family Gospel Christmas concert by the Shaw Family Band on Friday, Dec. 15 at Escalon First Baptist Church.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News

Compassionate Friends Plans Annual Candle Lighting

The death of a child is devastating and it's important to the family that the child always be remembered. That's why members of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) of the Modesto-Riverbank Area will participate in an annual worldwide event designed to honor the memories of all children, regardless of age, who have died. The Chapter is joining in Sunday, Dec. 10 with hundreds of organized memorial services around the world for The Compassionate Friends 21st annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, an event now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting in the world.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News

Film Competition Offered

College and high school student filmmakers can save $10 on submission fees by submitting their short films in a local competition by the Friday, Dec. 15, earlybird deadline. The Student Film Festival will be held March 17, 2018, at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy. For submission rules go to The final deadline for film submissions is Jan. 5, 2018. The Grand Foundation will present $6,750 in awards for the best student films.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News

Military News

Joseph A. Guerrero, a 2015 graduate of Oakdale High School, attended Adams State College, Colorado and joined the United States Coast Guard.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News

Valley Home News

Christmas in Valley Home, a very special time for our Valley Home Community! This Saturday December 9th we will celebrate the Christmas season together here in Valley Home. Our Old Fashioned Lighted Christmas Parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will circle the block three times, entries should be safe and in good taste, all are welcome! There are no signups, just come line up near the community park or school gym before 5:30 p.m. This is a community sponsored event. Each year our community comes together and enjoys this very special evening! Immediately after the ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News

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Articles by Section - Local News

Coat Drive Helps AVF Spread The Warmth

The weather has changed a bit from what seemed to be an early spring to the return of winter that is seen normally in the ...

February 28, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News

Sign-Ups Underway Now For Annual Chili Cook-Off

American Veterans First is hosting its chili cook-off for another year, with the second annual fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, March 10.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale’s Inaugural Father-Daughter Ball A Success

Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is beaming with excitement at the success of their inaugural "Boots and Bows" Father/Daughter Ball, hosted in February at the Gene ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Shelter Pet Alliance Program Reaches Another Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 3,000 dog and cat spay/neuters through its voucher program since the program ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Grants Provided For Variety Of Habitat, Wildlife Projects

At its Thursday, Feb. 22 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Distinguished Young Women Hopefuls Vie For Title

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

MJC Panel Discussion Focuses On Speech

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Panel Discussion with Experts on Thursday, March ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Houck Takes Speech Trek Top Honors

Five students from Oakdale High School tackled the topic "How Can We Stand Up to Sexism?" at this year's Speech Trek Contest on Thursday ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


It is officially Girl Scout Cookie Time – the sweet treats benefitting local Girl Scout troops on sale now around the region. This group was busy ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

School Board Support Sought For SOS Run

Monday night provided the perfect forum for Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run board members Ted Thome, Joey Valencia and Tina Lane to get the ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Projects, Volunteers Needed For Love Oakdale Initiative

The date for the 2018 edition of Love Oakdale is Saturday, April 21, with the gathering point to start the day offered this year at ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Dairymen Gather Locally For Unique ProCross Tour

Creative Genetics has added its own unique spin to Oakdale's famous title as "Cowboy Capital of the World." Earlier this month the Oakdale-based business ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than ...

February 24, 2018 | | Local News

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