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Oakdale Police Ready For Busy Rodeo Week

As Oakdale's beloved rodeo week activities hit full stride, local law enforcement professionals are stepping up their coverage in an effort to insure those in attendance have a great time and go home in one piece. According to Oakdale Police Chief Scott Heller, while the event is expected to increase the city's population by 50 percent, police and safety crews will match that increase.

April 05, 2017 | By RAYMOND GIBSON Special To The Leader | Local News

Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web-page at or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center for more information regarding senior and recreation activities in Oakdale, and facility & park rentals.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

Area Growers Raise Funds For Agricultural Education


April 05, 2017 | | Local News


Datebook lists upcoming events and items of interest to those in and around the Oakdale area.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

State Gas Prices Higher Than National Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.32/gallon, according to gasoline price website

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

U.S. News Rankings See Rise In UC Merced Grad Programs

At just 12 years old, the graduate programs at the University of California, Merced, are already among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


Koru Power Yoga Studio teacher, Kim Manley demonstrates with daughter Mia during a recent Family Night hosted by the local Yoga Studio. The event was hosted in conjunction with a fundraiser for the donation based studio which recently relocated to Randy Plaza. Koru is now at 809 W. F St., Oakdale. For additional information on private, adult and kid classes visit or call 552-5128.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

Miss Rodeo Oakdale 2016 Ends Cowboy Capital Reign

My name is Rachelle Snitchler and I'm proud to be the 2016 Miss Rodeo Oakdale. I am a 23-year-old student at Sacramento City College obtaining my degree in Political Science.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

MJC Presents Film Series Finale “Before the Flood”

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project invites the community to a screening of the film "Before the Flood" on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The free event is the final activity of the 2017 CEP Spring Film and Lecture Series. Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

Major Disaster Declaration Approved For California

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of California to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides from Feb. 1 to Feb. 23, 2017.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

Caltrans District Director Discusses Funding Needs

This past week, Caltrans District 10 Director Dennis Agar addressed reporters and local County and State representatives to discuss the impact of this winter's storms on the state highway system and California's need for a long-term source of transportation funding.

April 05, 2017 | Report Abuse account | Local News

Montana Couple Adopts Local Shelter Pet

An Oakdale Animal Shelter pet was adopted recently by Dave and Dawn Terrill from Montana in what seemed to be a case of love at first sight.

April 05, 2017 | | Local News

Community, Rodeo Fans Gear Up For Week Of Western Festivities

Whether it is hosted in a mud pit because of late spring rains or in an arena so hot and dusty you can feel the grit in your teeth, one thing is sure: fans flock to the Oakdale Saddle Club annual PRCA Rodeo.

March 31, 2017 | | Local News

Ag Scholarship Luncheon Hosted By Oakdale Chamber

As the Cowboy Capital of the World prepares for the annual Oakdale Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo in less than weeks, agriculture is also taking center stage.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Fire District Begins Search For New Chief

After less than eight months on the job, Matt Daly has submitted his resignation as the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief.

March 29, 2017 | 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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