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Hydrant Painting Project Helps Duo Achieve Eagle

One weekend earlier this month, Curtis and Howard Kemp completed their Eagle Scout project which included scraping (wire brush), solvent cleaning, and painting more than 100 fire hydrants in the City of Oakdale. The fire captain working near one of the hydrants located on Walnut Avenue came over to personally thank them, noting that the department itself has not had time to repaint the hydrants in several years.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Little Free Library Ready To Serve Neighborhood

Retired schoolteacher Toby Ayers recently got a unique gift. One that not only she can enjoy, but one that will also give joy to many others throughout her Oakdale neighborhood.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Formal Appointments Made For Treasurer, Council Posts

In an expected move, the Oakdale City Council at a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25 made the appointments of Tom Dunlop and Richard Murdoch to the city council and Christine Sulhoff as city treasurer, cancelling the need for a General Municipal Election for Nov. 8.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Author Faire Set

The Stanislaus County Library is looking for local published authors from around the Central Valley to take part in the seventh annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will take place outside on the 16th Street side of the Modesto Library portico. Local authors will have the opportunity to promote their works, as well as sell and sign copies of their publications. There is no cost to participate, but advance registration is required as space is limited. Interested authors should contact Laura Ferrell at (209) 558-7817 to request an event registration ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Constituents Invited To Attend Denham Mobile District Visits

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) recently announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of September 2016. Mobile District Office Hours are an opportunity for 10th district residents to meet with the congressman and staff to hear more about his work in Washington, D.C. and the Central Valley, have their questions answered or get help with specific casework.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Women’s Club Slates Sept. 13 Meeting

The Oakdale Women's Club is meeting Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. The buffet luncheon will start at noon. The theme is Back to School and the featured speaker is Christina Carmelich. Local women are encouraged to come to the luncheon and enjoy hearing Christina, a docent at Columbia State Park, speak about the Columbia's old school house and its history.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Sports Boosters Gear Up

It goes without saying that Oakdale High School is passionate about their sports, at all levels. If you ever attended an OHS sporting event and Pete Simoncini is behind the microphone, you have heard him say "Welcome to Oakdale High School, the pride of the Valley Oak League." While the sport itself is the main draw, there is also a group of people who volunteer their time behind the scenes that help drive each of the sports programs year round: the Oakdale High School Sports Boosters Club.

August 31, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Marathon Honors Earned By Area Therapist-Trainer

One may find it hard to sit in the company of Esther White and leave not feeling as if you just had a shot of espresso. White, a Certified Massage Therapist and personal trainer, may be just what the doctor ordered for one looking for a bright light to see them through a dark tunnel.

August 31, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School Resource Officer Taylor Goes Back To Class

Among the new faces in the halls of Oakdale schools this school year is an Oakdale High alum returning to the hallways and classrooms where he was once a student.

August 31, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


State Funding Earmarked To Aid Micke Grove Zoo

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) announced that efforts are under way to access over half a million dollars in state funds she was able to secure for Micke Grove Zoo in the recently passed 2016-17 State Budget.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Celebration Of Hope Concert Set Thursday At Gallo Center

An evening of music and inspiration is planned at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 1000 I St., Modesto on Thursday, Aug. 25 starting at 7:30 p.m.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Women Gearing Up For New Year Of Activities

The 2016-2017 board members of the Oakdale Women's Club recently hosted a Get Acquainted Tea for new members at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. This was an opportunity for new members to meet the Board and to ask questions about the activities and opportunities to participate on various committees. Co-President Sandee Polterock and Membership Chair Sandy Dyer hosted the event.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


California’s Rangeland Trust Earns Renewed Accreditation

California Rangeland Trust, a land trust that works to conserve California's working ranches, announced it has achieved renewed accreditation - a mark of distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded renewed accreditation, signifying its confidence that California Rangeland Trust's lands will be protected forever.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


ACE Receives Grant To Aid Modernization

The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) was awarded $16,459,000 by the State of California through the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) as part of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) 2016 Awards. These funds are dispersed by the State to fund capital improvements and operational investments that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and modernize California's intercity rail, and bus and rail transit systems.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Ceres Police Officer Crashes In Oakdale

A Ceres Police Officer driving in Oakdale on his way to work in a marked K-9 unit was involved in a solo-vehicle crash with a power pole early Thursday morning, Aug. 18, causing thousands of residents in the area to temporarily lose power.

August 24, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Driver In Accident Arrested In Homicide

A Modesto man arrested in connection with a rural Oakdale homicide is the same man who crashed his car into an oncoming vehicle on Tuesday ...

May 07, 2018 | | Local News


Detectives Investigate Oakdale Homicide

On Tuesday, May 1 shortly after 4 p.m., Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputies and Emergency Medical personnel responded to the 13000 block of Horseshoe ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Plays Host To Combined Relay

Teams of participants, cancer survivors, caregivers and those who have lost loved ones to the disease will take to the track for the 2018 Relay ...

May 02, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Taylor Winds Down Career With OJUSD

Terri Taylor is finally going to take a break and it has been a long time coming.

May 02, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Full House Turns Out For Congressional Forum

Six candidates seeking the 10th Congressional District seat turned out for a special forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters and the local American ...

May 02, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Students Take On Annual District Science Fair Event

It was a busy week of sharing science and findings through study and experimentation for students of the 95361 this past week.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Vendors Lining Up For Farmer’s Market

The Oakdale Farmer's Market will be back for a new season starting later this month.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


An Adventure In Road Trippin’

When I was a kid, the grandest road trip we took as a family was camping to Mammoth Pools, which was only about an hour ...

May 02, 2018 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


OHS Drama Presents ‘The Secret Garden’

Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved Victorian classic, The Secret Garden, blossoms anew in an enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon, to ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Spring Art Show Winners Announced

Members of the Oak Valley Art Society, OVAS, had their annual Spring Art Show recently, hosted at the Escalon Library.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Arts And Flowers

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Valley Rail Project Receives Grant $$

California State Transportation Agency officials recently announced a series of grant awards under the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP), and selected the Valley ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Wildlife Officers Keeping Close Watch On Overlimits

Law enforcement officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have made several recent gross overlimit cases on crappie anglers in the San ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Lions History, Part II: 1950 To 1959

By DAMON WOODS

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Leadership Students Participate In ‘Managing Your Life’ Day

Students participating in the Stanislaus County Leadership Academy will meet on Friday, May 4 for Managing Your Life Day.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


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