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Revitalized River’s Edge Offers Refreshing Setting

As Central Valley temperatures continue to stay around the century mark, locals may choose to cool off in the Stanislaus River or keep their kitchen cool by opting to eat out.

August 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Orange Blossom 4-H Enjoys Fair Success

For Orange Blossom 4-H members, summer time is fair time! Several members in the club participated in the California State Fair as well as the Stanislaus County Fair. Projects ranged from livestock raised throughout the spring and summer to still exhibits where members showcased their talents.

August 03, 2016 | By MOLLY TERPSTRA 4-H Club Reporter | Local News

Fast Moving Fire Hits Knights Ferry

A rapidly moving grass fire threatened Knights Ferry homes on Saturday, July 30, reported after an assisting unit on an unrelated incident spotted the blaze on Frymire Road along the Stanislaus River near the Tuolumne and Stanislaus County line.

August 03, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Oakdale High Alum Interns With Scottish Parliament

It was just three short years ago that Oakdale High School alumnus Lindsay Combs graced the stage to accept her diploma along with other members in the OHS Class of 2013. Later this month, she will begin her senior year at Brigham Young University as a Broadcast Journalism major.

August 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Early Morning Pedestrian Fatality

Oakdale Police had West F Street closed off Wednesday morning, Aug. 3 due to a vehicle collision that killed an elderly woman pedestrian.

August 03, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

OID’s Osmundson Motions Court To Order Attorney Fees

After a plaintiff's motion to drop four causes of action against Oakdale Irrigation District Director Gary Osmundson in a politically charged lawsuit, lawyers for the Division Five director have requested the court to award legal fees garnered to defend the matter.

July 29, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Barbershop Back To School Event Going On Saturday

First Impressions barbershop in Oakdale is hosting a special 'Back to School' event on Saturday, July 30 at its 345 W. F St., Oakdale location.

July 29, 2016 | | Local News

FEC Complaint Filed Against Congressional Candidate Eggman

The Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust (FACT), a political watchdog group out of Washington DC, has filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission requesting an investigation into 10th District congressional democrat candidate Michael Eggman and his campaign for what appears to be a "straw donation" made within his campaign.

July 28, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Jenkins Takes Off Department Badge

In 1990, a 32-year-old Lester Jenkins hit the streets of Oakdale after working in a manufacturing plant for Proctor and Gamble. While in training, his eyes would be opened up to the challenges and hazards of law enforcement when his training officer found a gun in the purse of a woman they had stopped in the parking lot of 7-11.

July 27, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Stanislaus County Appoints Behavioral Health Director

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors appointed Richard DeGette as the new Behavioral Health Director on Tuesday, July 19. Mr. DeGette will succeed current Director, Madelyn Schlaepfer, who is retiring after 24 years of dedicated service to the community.

July 27, 2016 | | Local News

Oakdale Police To Initiate New “Coffee With A Cop”

In an effort to improve the relationship between police officers and community members, the Oakdale Police Department will kick off its new "Coffee with a Cop" initiative soon, scheduled to start Thursday, Aug 18.

July 27, 2016 | | Local News

YES Company Production Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is producing the classic musical "Les Misérables, School Edition" to be performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Tickets are now on sale at the Gallo Center for the Arts box office and online at Now in its final week, remaining performances are July 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and July 30 and 31 at 3 p.m.

July 27, 2016 | | Local News


Youngsters from throughout the community escaped the summer's triple digit heat to take part in LEGO Days hosted at the Oakdale Library earlier this month. Here, Oakdale youngster Madalynn Castillo, 7, makes herself comfortable building a structure as well as an automobile with a variety of the colorful bricks. The next LEGO Day will be offered on Thursday, July 28 at 3:30 p.m. at the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave. Also, the library's Computer Classes will be reviewing Basics, Part 1 and Part 2, on Tuesdays, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9. Classes begin at 10 ...

July 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

State Sees Increased West Nile Activity

The California Department of Health, CDPH, is reporting increased West Nile virus activity across the state and is currently investigating numerous suspect cases in humans.

July 27, 2016 | | Local News


It was another large crowd for the Friday night Concert in the Park on July 22 in Oakdale as Mark Macsenti and the Tailights band performed at the gazebo in Dorada Park. The crowd brought lawn chairs, blankets, food and beverages to settle in and enjoy the show. This week's concert, July 29, will feature Never 2 Late.

July 27, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News

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Stanislaus County Trash Day

Volunteers are being sought for the first Stanislaus County Trash Day, set for Saturday, March 17 throughout the county.

March 08, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Weight Loss Support

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Kash In Concert

Make plans to attend a special afternoon of music, featuring the original music of international songwriters, Alex Kash and Bethany Dalton-Kash

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Region Still Seeing Rise In Pump Prices

Gas prices in the region continue to slowly climb, with the average retail gasoline prices in Modesto rising 3.3 cents per gallon in the ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Almond Farmers Working Tirelessly To Protect Crops

The month of February wrapped up in an unforeseen manner for almond farmers throughout the Central Valley. An unprecedented stretch of freezing night time temperatures ...

March 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

New Member Tapped For Stanislaus Fire Board

A meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 8 in Riverbank at Stanislaus Consolidated Station 26 meeting room will see the swearing in of a new board ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Students from throughout the Oakdale Joint Unified School District celebrated Read Across America on Friday, March 2 celebrating the birth of popular children's book ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Popular City ‘Plunge’ Getting Solar Panels

Splish splash, The Plunge is going green – with solar energy, that is.

March 07, 2018 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News

More Life At School Farm

Rain proved not to be a deterrent as a small army of students and community members descended on the Oakdale School Farm this past Friday ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Vote For Top Chili

Mark the calendar for Saturday, March 10, as American Veterans First is hosting its second annual fundraising chili cook-off for another year. For those that ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

ASTRO Fundraiser Sets Sights On New Heights

Saint Patrick's Day has taken on a new spin for the Oakdale/Riverbank area thanks in part to the ASTRO Foundation.

March 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Local AAUW Hosts Career Development Grant Recipient

Members, guests and prospective members of the American Association of University Women, Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch won't want to miss the chance to meet one of ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Relay Corner

The Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford Relay For Life will be hosted May 5 and 6 at the Oakdale High School soccer fields. Teams are gearing up for the ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms continue through March.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

Civil Rights Icon Launches Women’s History Month

Dolores Huerta could only stay for a few minutes, but the message she delivered to an audience of 650 people at San Joaquin Delta College ...

March 07, 2018 | | Local News

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