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City Fire Horn: Tradition Or Unnecessary Irritant?

There's a signature sound that has – in recent weeks – reemerged in the city to go off thrice daily from the city's fire station, only to be silenced again over the weekend. And now, an 11th hour decision could have that fire horn blaring once more but the question for many at this point is: Why? Is it to ring out danger, ring out warning, alert fire department staff, sound to mark certain times of day, and why are so many alerts per day needed?

August 10, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Sheriff’s Elite Dive Team Aims To Provide Closure

Waterways have been busy during the summer in this area, including Woodward Reservoir and nearby Jacob Myers Park packed with rafters, boaters, and swimmers. With the increase in visitors to the reservoirs and the rivers during the summer months, people are sometimes more focused on fun instead of water safety. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department Dive Team has been very busy this summer. They hold monthly trainings at the reservoirs and have been out several times on rescues and recovery missions. Their most recent training was at Woodward Reservoir on Aug. 4.

August 10, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Caliendo Brings Cast Of Characters To The Gallo

With all the political rhetoric that is going around and the negativity that can surround us, sometimes we just need to laugh. Frank Caliendo will soon be entertaining residents in the Central Valley, bringing his unique blend of comedy to the Gallo Center for the Arts. His show, Friday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m., will include impressions of celebrities like Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, politicians like George W. Bush, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and broadcasters John Madden, Jon Gruden and Charles Barkley as well as talk show hosts, Dr. Phil, Jay Leno and David Letterman. Many ...

August 04, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


August Programs Scheduled At Oakdale Public Library

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in August and resume in September.

August 03, 2016 | | Local News


Foreverland Group Performs At Summer Concert Series

Ripon's Lucca Winery continues the big-time fun with their stellar Summer Concert Series.

August 03, 2016 | | Local News


Love, Shelter Pets Soar With Wings Of Rescue

During July, an organization called 'Wings of Rescue' picked up several dogs from the Oakdale Animal Shelter and transported them to Washington. They were flown in a plane with a logo stating "love is in the air" on it to find permanent homes for these furry four legged pets.

August 03, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Delta Gold Diggers Group Schedules Outdoor Festival

The Delta Gold Diggers will present the Gold and Outdoor Festival, sponsored by the Gold Prospectors Association of America, in the heart of California's famed Mother Lode country near Woods Creek at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21.

August 03, 2016 | | Local News


AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course Set

An AARP, American Association of Retired Persons, four-hour refresher course is scheduled at the Oak Valley Hospital Medical Center, 1425 W. H St., on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Hours for the event are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and attendees must have completed a previous eight-hour course.

August 03, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Running Company Already Lacing Up For Races -

Novice runner Matt Terry has taken his newly acquired passion and quite literally, he's run with it.

August 03, 2016 | | Local News


State’s Dairy Farmers Seek Financial Relief

California Dairy Campaign (CDC) President Joe Augusto commended members of Congress on Thursday for signing onto a bipartisan, bicameral letter calling on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to provide relief to dairy farmers who have been struggling due to low milk prices.

August 03, 2016 | | Local News


RIVER WATCH

Volunteers gather once a month at the Stanislaus River bridge on North Yosemite Avenue for a clean-up effort and here are shown loading up some debris and garbage cleared away on a previous outing. The next river clean-up will be this Saturday, Aug. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Phil McKay will bring his boat for any volunteers who are willing to get in the water and clean debris off the river bottom. Be sure to bring attire to get wet and shoes for the river bottom. Coordinator Annette Halverson said they now have a ...

August 03, 2016 | | Local News


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


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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


“Valley Made” Manufacturing Summit Scheduled May 17

The San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance (SJVMA) and the Fresno Business Council (FBC) will host Valley Made: The Fourth Annual Manufacturing Summit on Thursday, May ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


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