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Beat Patrol System Implemented In City

After studying an array of factors, Interim Police Chief Mike Harden will be applying a beat-sector system to the way the department patrols the city.

July 27, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Malone, School District Return To Fundamentals

Classrooms are once again taking shape and campus grounds are being prepared. As Oakdale Joint Unified School District students and families enjoy their final weeks of summer, much of the district staff and administration are readying themselves for the 2016-17 school year. The official first day of school for class instruction is Wednesday, Aug. 10.

July 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Cowboy Capital Shines In Saturday Competition

Competitors were there for the glory – and the coveted belt buckles – as they met for the National Day of the American Cowboy at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds on Saturday.

July 27, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Fish And Wildlife Plans Habitat Condition Update

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold an outreach meeting Saturday, Aug. 20 in Los Banos regarding the Northern San Joaquin Valley Type A and B Wildlife Areas. CDFW will take comments and recommendations and provide updates on habitat conditions, availability of water for wetlands and possible impacts to hunter access on public lands.

July 27, 2016 | | Local News


HARE-RAISING

Young Sophie Jenkins, a member of Sierra 4-H, looks on with a little trepidation as she and her mini rabbit go through the judging process at the Stanislaus County Fair on Thursday, July 14. Several local youngsters were involved in 4-H and FFA activities at the fair, with a number of residents also entering a variety of fair competitions. Look for results in a future issue of The Leader.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


UC Merced Students Benefit From Grant $$

Undergraduate humanities students at the University of California, Merced, will gain valuable research opportunities and support for their transitions into graduate studies and scholarly careers, thanks to a new program that will serve 60 students over the next three years.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


County Office Of Education Seeks Backpack Donations

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for homeless children, this is a time open to emotional and academic challenges. Without even the most basic supplies, these students start at a disadvantage that only gets worse as the school year progresses. The Stanislaus County Office of Education aims to provide local homeless and at-risk youth with new backpacks and school supplies – tools they need to achieve academic success. To that end, SCOE's Operation Backpack Drive is on now through Thursday, July 28. Backpacks, school supplies or cash donations can be made ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Red Dirt And Gold Dust Angels Camp Music Fest

Grab a cowboy hat and low-back lawn chair or blanket and settle under the shade of heritage oaks at the first ever Red Dirt and Gold Dust Music Fest (RDGDMF), set for Saturday, Aug. 6 in Angels Camp.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Keep Pets Cool, Comfortable And Safe During Hot Weather

Summer may be a time for vacations and recreational activities for human beings, but pets may not be privy to the same luxuries. Summer recreation may not always include our four-legged friends, as summer heat and other issues can pose a threat to companion animals. As a result, pet parents must make pet safety a priority when the weather heats up.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Food Competition Highlights New Products

The 2016 Fresno Food Expo is excited to debut 33 innovative new products, varietals and packaging concepts that were entered into the New Product Awards from 28 different Central California businesses. Now in its fourth year, the New Product Awards, presented by Baker Peterson Franklin CPA, LLP, have become a strategic opportunity for participating businesses to launch new products. This year's products range from freeze-dried organic fruits and craft beers made with locally grown ingredients to infused olive oils, craft chocolate, gourmet nuts and nut butters, healthy snacks and everything in between, even all natural dog treats, which showcase ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Clear The Shelters Event Scheduled For Saturday

Clear the Shelters, a successful nationwide pet adoption drive that took the country by storm, will be held this year on Saturday, July 23.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Veterans Advisory Commission Schedules Meeting In Waterford

The Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission (VAC) will be holding its monthly meeting on Monday, July 25 in the Waterford Community Center at 540 C St., starting at 5:30 p.m.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


First Phase Of Project Sees Water Line Work

On a recent 100-degree day, work crews on C Street in Oakdale were busy digging through the roadway to replace an aging water main. The line runs from Johnson Avenue to South Sixth Avenue.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


McNerney Offers Legislation To Aid Veterans In Business

In an effort to help veterans maximize their broad skill set off the battlefield, and navigate the tricky field of startups and entrepreneurial opportunities, Congressman Jerry McNerney recently introduced the Strengthening Technical Assistance, Resources, and Training to Unleash the Potential of Veterans (STARTUP Vets) Act of 2016. This legislation would connect veterans aspiring to become business owners with technical and financial resources via incubators and accelerators that commit to creating more veteran-owned and operated businesses.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Nine Valley Youths Attend Summer CAP Encampment

Nine area Civil Air Patrol members – including one Oakdale – recently completed the 2016 California Wing Encampment, held June 24 through July 1 at Camp San Luis Obispo. Cadets that attended were: Elizabeth Benavente, 13, of Modesto, Nicholas Desomma, 13, of Turlock, Gino Estrella, 13, of Modesto, AnneMarie Fiori, 14, of Modesto, Nicholas Hahn, 15, of Hughson, Lucas Hardy, 13, of Oakdale, Zoe Hines, 14, of Modesto, Austin Kuesthardt, 15, of Modesto, and Domenica Spaner, 17, of Tracy. Hosted by the California Wing, more than 200 cadets and staff came from all across California.

July 20, 2016 | JON DOMKE - CAP Public Affairs Officer | Local News


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Candidate Forums Slated For Primary

The League of Women Voters Stanislaus County is planning a series of candidate forums for the coming June primary elections. The public is invited to ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Egg-cellent Adventure Hosted For Kids At Kerr Park

The weather proved to be just what the bunny ordered as Oakdale families as well as some from surrounding areas embarked upon a yearly ritual ...

April 04, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Teachers College Hosts Preview Day April 14

The Teachers College of San Joaquin (TCSJ) is hosting a Preview Day on Saturday, April 14, for prospective students interested in learning about the college ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Yes Company Summer Show Auditions Set

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is seeking area students in grades 7-12 to be actors, singers, dancers and crew for Disney's "Beauty and the ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Climate Change Activist Challenges Local AAUW

Engaged knowledgeable individuals want to reduce their carbon footprint. And even though a majority of Americans support taking action to address the threat of climate ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Mobile Office Hours Scheduled For April

Mobile District Office (MDO) hours for the month of April 2018 have been scheduled, providing an opportunity for 10th Congressional district residents to get help ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Wildlife Care Center Baby Animal Shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates spring with its annual Baby Animal Shower. They will have BBQ tri tip sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream sundaes ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Dairy Producers Begin Search For Royalty

The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 Dairy Princess crown.

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Orange Blossom 4-H Members Bring Home The Gold

By MOLLY TERPSTRA

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Lions Club Shares History In Anniversary Year

By DAMON WOODS

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in April. They will resume in May, 2018.

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Police Corral Would-Be Horse Thieves

Two men were arrested on Saturday morning, March 31, caught in the act of stealing horses.

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Foster Farms Prevails In Fraud Court Case

Carlos Maldonado Romero, 49, alleged an industrial injury to his mid and low back while working as a dairy milker for Foster Dairy Farms dba ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Vouchers Available At Petco

Striving to find forever homes for furry friends and preventing unplanned litters in Riverbank and Oakdale is the goal for the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Delta Job Fair Scheduled April 5

San Joaquin Delta College is launching what officials hope will be a series of modern job fairs at which attendees not only learn about some ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


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