Often the Christmas season is a time for giving, sharing, and caring. Good people in our communities give what they can to help support the charities raising donations for their cause. Some people like Riverbank's California Avenue third grade teacher Penny Bartholomew and her students made sure not to forget the homeless pets in our area that may not have a voice but definitely have a need.
The nationally recognized Capital Fellows Programs administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, announces the availability of applications for the Capital Fellows Programs: California Senate Fellows; Executive Fellowship Program; Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program; and the Judicial Administration Fellowship Program.
Delicato Vineyards is hosting its 29th annual Fine Art Show from Wednesday, Jan. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The public is encouraged to visit the judged art that will be on display throughout the Tasting Room. All art in this show will be available for sale on a first come first sale basis.
Trees are an essential part of California's climate and are vital to improving air quality and conserving water. To help educate Californians on the value that trees provide to building successful, healthy cities and neighborhoods, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and California ReLeaf are announcing the annual statewide Arbor Week poster contest for students in third, fourth and fifth grades. In addition, CAL FIRE and California ReLeaf are also holding a video contest for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. For each contest, students are asked to create original artwork or video based ...
Congregation Beth Shalom, The Center for Jewish Life in greater Stanislaus County and the Central Valley based in Modesto, has announced that they will hold a public lighting ceremony of the Chanukah Menorah in downtown Oakdale on Thursday night, Dec. 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in front of the Bianchi Community Center at 110 S. Second Ave.
On Friday, Dec. 23, Oakdale Police School Resource Officer Dan Taylor along with seven Oakdale Police explorers delivered Christmas gifts in the city. Taylor and Les Schwab Tires of Oakdale had a gift giving tree program where names were pulled representing the wishes and needs of children who were students of Oakdale schools. Anonymous citizens purchased the gifts, including some bicycles, resulting in 20 presents delivered throughout Oakdale.
From OID water wars, police investigations, and annual events, first half 2016 headlines in the Oakdale Leader began and many continued with stories into the second half of the year. This week, we start our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at the months gone by, with top stories from the first half of the year, January through June. Next week, a look at the last six months of the year.
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham has named Oakdale High School senior Sophia Hill as one of the 2016 service academy nominees from California's 10th congressional district. Rep. Denham nominated 25 students from cities across the district to four of the nation's prestigious military academies.
Valley Home students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at the Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Jesse Ruddy, Zeke Johnson, Luis Perez, Will Tucker, Morgan Timmerman, Heston Timmerman, Connor Galentine, Dominic Call and Violette Seagraves.