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The staff of The Oakdale Leader, The Riverbank News and The Escalon Times gathered recently for a special 'holiday greetings' photo, taking time to pose and wish all our readers well as we get ready to enter 2018. Thank you for your patronage and we send our best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.

December 27, 2017 | | Local News

Simple Tips For Coping With Fewer Daylight Hours

Some people are more accustomed to darkness than others. Norwegians, Swedes and people living in Alaska and the upper reaches of Canada near or above the Arctic Circle may go through a period when winters can be especially dark. Fairbanks, Alaska, gets just three hours and 42 minutes of sunlight on the winter solstice. Those in Barrow, Alaska, will endure a period of 67 days of darkness, according to Residents of Seattle, which is even further north than cities such as Fargo, North Dakota, or Portland, Maine, deal with more darkness than those living outside the city may ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Earlier this month during the FFA Winter Awards Banquet Honorary Chapter Degrees were awarded to Asa Merry, Toddy Daily and Johnny Cipriani (not pictured) for their continued support and work with OHS FFA on campus, as well as the development of the Oakdale School Farm.

December 27, 2017 | | Local News

Delicato Vineyards Donates $40,000 To Aid Fire Victims

Delicato Family Vineyards has donated $40,000 to Restaurants Care to support restaurant workers affected by the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and the Wine Country fires in Napa and Sonoma counties. This generous donation means grants will continue to be available to help cover basic living expenses such as temporary lodging, food, clothing and supplies for restaurant workers who've either been displaced or find themselves unemployed as a result of these fires.

December 27, 2017 | | Local News

Community Comes Through For Angel Tree Kids

Still going strong after seven years, the Angel Tree project in Oakdale was once again a success this holiday season.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


These volunteers were among those helping make the holidays a little brighter. The folks at the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots opened their Oakdale headquarters at the former Payless Shoe Store building on Maag Avenue this past week, working in cooperation with the Masons of the Oak Summit Lodge in Knights Ferry on the project. Toys were brought in to the location and were distributed to families from throughout surrounding areas.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News

Editor's Notebook

It's pretty standard fare for this time of year – festive gatherings, toy giveaways, adopt-a-(fill in the blank)-for-the-holidays – all throughout the Central Valley there are efforts to help make sure everyone has some joy and a reason to smile.

December 20, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Lions Infiltrate Local K-Mart To Spread Christmas Spirit

It's hard for Oakdale Lions Club member Greg Rivera to place an exact year to when he began helping with the Lions Club Annual Children's Christmas Shopping Tour, two decades … maybe.

December 20, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

City Council Continues Pair Of Public Hearings

In what could have been a record short session, members of the Oakdale City Council on Monday night had very little business to attend to, with the holidays fast approaching and city offices due for closure on Monday in observance of Christmas.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News

Police Arrest Suspect In Late Night Burglary

Oakdale Police made an early morning arrest following a late night business break-in.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News

Varsity Soccer Boys Continue To Slide

Oakdale's varsity boys soccer team has had a rough preseason. The team has dropped four straight contests, including some in tournament play. This past week the Mustangs dropped two non-conference games.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News

Fishing Report

The effects on water temperature and fish behavior is directly related. Where I grew up, there were a couple of ponds in my neighborhood that were run off ponds for an electric company. The water was used to cool off the generators and then pumped back into the ponds. Consequently, those ponds stayed close to 80 degrees all year long. Somehow bass were introduced into the pond and catching them became easy. I'll never forget taking my first glance of the ponds during the coldest month of the year; the steam could be seen rising from the surface. It ...

December 20, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local News


The 35th annual CVAR Can Tree Breakfast boasted a full house at the Bianchi Center, Thursday morning, Dec. 14 as the community came together to help those less fortunate. Each year the Can Tree breakfast raises funds for Community Sharing, an outreach program that provides food and clothing to those in need in the community. There was plenty of food, along with laughter, fellowship and the chance to bid on a wide variety of coveted auction items.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News

Orange Blossom 4-H Embraces Giving Season


December 20, 2017 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Christmas Singalong

December 20, 2017 | | Local News

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Four Oakdale High School students, under the direction of teacher Denise Springer, competed in the 81st Lions Club Student Speakers Contest on Thursday, Feb. 8 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

OHS Alumni Groups Planning Fall Reunions

Plans are underway for the 125th reunion of Oakdale Joint Union High School; with a group of interested alums meeting recently to get the effort ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Local Cyclist Setting Sights On $$ For Team In Training

One would be hard pressed to meet a family whose life wasn't drastically changed by a cancer diagnosis. In that instance, the story of ...

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Young Scientists Prepare For Regional Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 32nd Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 3 at ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Cub Scout Pack 303 Hosts Annual Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 303 of Oakdale will host its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 3. The event is being hosted in cooperation with Cub ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Showcase For Artists In Annual Carriage Show

The Carriage Art Show, hosted at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale, featured the work of artists involved in the Valley Art Association, which ...

February 21, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Artist Brightens Valley With Works From The Heart

One never really knows when misfortune may result in opportunity.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Californians Can Help Wildlife At Tax Time

You don't have to own hiking boots or a fishing pole, or have a degree in environmental science to help wildlife. A click of ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Police, American Red Cross Hosting Community Blood Drive

Oakdale Police Department and American Red Cross are inviting the public to donate blood during the Oakdale Community Mobile Blood Drive.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Sail To Recovery Program

Women in the military, female veterans, female first responders and military/first responder wives have a special opportunity coming up through American Veterans First.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Lower Pump Prices Seen

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.10/gallon as of Feb. 19 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Governor Appoints New Caltrans Director

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on Tuesday the appointment of Laurie Berman to serve as the new Director for the Department of Transportation (Caltrans ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Habitat Restoration Projects Currently Being Sought

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for projects under its Fiscal Year 2018-19 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Hospice, Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley, is pleased to announce its new Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

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