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Northern San Joaquin Valley Adds Residents

The Northern San Joaquin Valley – San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties – was the fastest growing region in California from July 2016 through June 2017.

December 27, 2017 | By DENNIS WYATT Special To The Leader | Local News


Marathon Viewing Is A New Year’s Tradition

Streaming television service providers and on-demand services offered by cable and satellite companies have opened the door for television fans to engage in marathon viewing sessions of their favorite shows.

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


SPECIAL VISITOR

Prior to his annual Christmas Eve world tour, Santa Claus paid a visit to Forever Young Childcare in Oakdale. Santa and Mrs. Claus made a surprise trip to Oakdale and spent time with the youngsters at the daycare facility. Santa asked all the children what they wanted for Christmas, handed out presents and read the classic 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' to them.

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


HOLIDAY WISHES

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 Alaska.org. 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


HONORARY DEGREES

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


TIME FOR TOYS

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


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New Contracts Approved For OJUSD Employees

Oakdale educators and classified staff have once again settled on a contract to the pleasure of both agencies, as well as Oakdale Joint Unified School ...

January 24, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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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