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Memorial Run CHP Tradition

More than 70 cadets are preparing to graduate from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy this week. Before they do, they will run from the Academy in West Sacramento to the California Peace Officers' Memorial monument across from the State Capitol. The approximate 5-mile run is a tradition on the Wednesday before each graduation.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


Awards Ceremony Lauds Community Service

Four organizations that provide vital assistance and help improve the quality of life in Oakdale are being considered for this year's Community Service Award, with the honor being presented Friday night, Jan. 15 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale’s Junior Achievement Nominees Saluted

Four young difference makers are in the running for the Junior Achievement Award, to be presented Friday night at the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce 70th annual Awards Dinner. Following are brief summaries of why these young people – Alyssa Castano, Gustavo Torres Carrillo, Hope Kindred and Kate Wessling – have been tapped for the recognition.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


Martin Luther King, Jr. Event Features Prize Winning Author

Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize winning author and proponent of nonviolence and civil rights, will present the keynote address for the 22nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration on Saturday, Jan. 23 in the Modesto Junior College Performing Arts and Media Center Auditorium, 435 College Ave. in Modesto. Branch will speak on "Freedom and Gridlock: Lessons from Martin Luther King." Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


Fundraiser Plays To Record Crowd

Contrary to popular belief the hottest ticket to be purchased in town last week was not to be found at a local market in hopes of becoming a Powerball millionaire. The $5 ticket which yielded hours of entertainment came in the way of the Third Annual Royal Rams Competition hosted Friday, Jan. 8 at Magnolia Auditorium.

January 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Storm Window Stays Wide Open For Region

With more than an inch of rain falling on the Oakdale area over the past several days and the region now over eight inches of rain for the season so far, forecasters are predicting another wet week.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


Olsen Legislation Seeks Transparency

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R- Modesto) recently submitted a letter to the Assembly Budget Committee requesting a vote on Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1, a bill that would improve legislative transparency by requiring all bills, including the state budget, to be in print for at least three days before being taken up for a vote.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


Gilbert Family Selected For Lifetime Achievement

The Gilbert family, well known throughout the Oakdale area, will receive honors as they are presented with the coveted 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at this year's Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, Jan. 15.

January 13, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


On The Shelf

Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Oakdale Library are always happy to offer reading suggestions. And now, a good book is easier to find than ever. New books at the Oakdale Library will be featured on the first Wednesday of each month in the Oakdale Leader. Librarians will provide information about books for children and adults, both fiction and non-fiction.

January 06, 2016 | | Local News


Last Call For Entries In Delicato Arts Show

Thursday, Jan. 7 is the final day to submit artwork for the upcoming Delicato Vineyards Fine Arts Show.

January 06, 2016 | | Local News


Rules Reminder Issued For Snow Play Days

With the effect of El Nino being felt, there will be plenty of opportunities this winter to head out for some snow play. Authorities have issued some reminders about how to have a safe snow day, especially in areas with designed 'snow play' areas.

January 06, 2016 | | Local News


Agriculture Service Calls Oakdale Home

Larry Beck is quickly getting adjusted to his second story corner office of the newly opened corporate location of Mid Valley Agriculture Services, Inc. (MVAS) on the southeast side of Oakdale.

January 06, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Chamber Salutes Community’s Best

The annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet is scheduled later this month, and this week we profile businesses and individuals in the running for 2015 honors.

January 06, 2016 | | Local News


Asian Citrus Virus Found In Oakdale

A potential major threat to citrus in the area was identified in late December in Oakdale.

January 06, 2016 | | Local News


Second Half Of Year Filled Leader’s Pages

From issues regarding the city's homeless to fires in the area, 2015 was filled with Oakdale Leader headlines both good and bad. This week, we conclude our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at the months gone by, with top stories from the second half of the year, July through December.

January 06, 2016 | | Local News


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Maximizing Your Gym Workout And Membership

Ringing in the new year might be about toasting to good fortune and reminiscing with family and friends. But for many people, New Year's ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


2017 Brings Changes For Tobacco Business

Sellers of electronic cigarettes, vaping devices and other related products, as of the first of the year, are now required to obtain a Cigarette and ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Local Traffic Advisory

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alternately closing the #1 (left) and #2 (right) lanes on northbound Interstate 5 (I-5) from the Merced/Stanislaus ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Tax Volunteers Sought

With tax time fast approaching, there is still time to become a Tax-Aide volunteer.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Local Families Needed For Exchange Students

Cultural Homestay International (CHI), a highly recognized high school exchange program, is seeking volunteer local host families for International high school students, ages 15 to ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Art Show At Delicato

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


New Year Sees Higher Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.58/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Customer Storm Safety Tips Offered

With weather forecasters calling for plenty of rain over the next week, officials at Pacific Gas & Electric are issuing some storm safety tips.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Wonderland Business Enjoys Dual City Success

The magic and wonder of Oakdale in Wonderland has branched out to a second location.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Annual Chamber Awards Banquet

At the Oakdale Annual Awards Banquet each year the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce honors members of the community for Citizen of the Year, Junior Achievement ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Vouchers, Pet Adoptions Available Saturday

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be hosting an adoption event at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, Jan 7 from ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Anniversary Celebration At First Baptist

First Missionary Baptist church will be celebrating 70 years in Oakdale with a special event on Saturday, Jan. 7 from 3 p.m. to 5 ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


January Visit Set By Rep. Denham

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of January 2017. Mobile District Office Hours are an opportunity ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Local Author Sets Saturday Meet, Greet

Samantha Alban is living the dream.

January 04, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


OHS Alum Cordoza, Walter Giving Back

It's been close to 20 years since Stevie Cordoza and Hank Walter first crossed paths. A journey which began so long ago for the ...

January 04, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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