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Laura’s Law Programs Considered For County

Laura's Law is a state law that enables counties to seek court-ordered Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) for people with serious mental disorders. Several counties have chosen to create Laura's Law treatment programs for residents having difficulty accepting mental health treatment voluntarily.

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


Bachman Retires After Serving The Community For 29 Years

After 29 years of service to the Oakdale community, Rick Bachman has hung up his turnout gear for a new chapter – retirement. Battalion Chief Kevin Wise and Deputy Chief Michael Wapnowski of the Stanislaus Consolidated fire Protection District presented Bachman with a plaque to show appreciation for his years of service at the fire board meeting on Thursday, June 8. His official retirement date was May 15, 2017.

June 14, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Community Briefs

Library Show

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


Alzheimer’s Association Offers Education Forum

The Care Partner Education Forum is designed to fit the needs of unpaid care partners and families caring for those with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's disease, and other forms of dementia. Learn more about the diseases, the latest updates on research, strategies in communication and tips on self-care.

June 14, 2017 | | Local News


Motorists See Price Drop

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.37/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


More PG&E Campgrounds Opening After Snow Delays

More Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) campgrounds have opened as snow is melting and winter storm damage to facilities and roads gets repaired.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Variety Of Summer Programs Coming To Oakdale Library

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will continue through June and July at the Oakdale Library, as a busy summer schedule gets underway.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry's Graduation Day started a bit wet then cleared up, thank goodness! The event took place in front of the school overlooking the town. Pablo Martinez rang the bell to start the ceremony. Tate Cassaretto gave the Flag Salute and Sophia Thompson led the "Star Spangled Banner." Olivia Doshas gave the Invocation and Nicole Brunker and Makena Mendonca gave the Welcome. The Board of Trustees was introduced by Drake Heffington and Jude Krick. The Eighth Grade teacher, Randy Russell gave a speech. Mrs. Barbara Burroughs was the speaker for the night. Trustees Diane Noon and Lisa Frymire handed ...

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Exciting news! We have just received word that former Valley Home resident Gerardo (Lalo) Guaracha-Mendoza will be graduating from Fort Sill Oklahoma on June 23. Gerardo is completing Army basic training at Fort Sill. From Fort Sill he will travel to Fort Gordon in Georgia to complete his Advanced Individual Training (AIT) for his Military Specialty Occupation (MSO). Before joining the Army, Gerardo worked primarily in retail and client service occupations, but has always wanted to serve his community and his country. His decision to join the United States Army Reserve was made so that he could serve his country ...

June 07, 2017 | By WINNIE MULLINS | Local News


AAUW Celebrates 55 Years Of Service To Women, Girls

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch fittingly met at the home of Barbara Marquis in May to celebrate its 55th anniversary. Both Marquis and her late mother, Margaret Garat, were charter members of the organization. Garat, who had been a member of the Modesto Branch, felt Oakdale needed its own branch. She reached out to 41 other local women who held college degrees including her daughter, Barbara, and they chartered the Oakdale Branch in April, 1962.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Sinister Creature Con Coming To Stockton

Sinister Creature Con will be held at the Stockton Arena this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11 to give horror and sci-fi enthusiasts a behind-the-scenes look into horror films both past and present. The convention will host more than 80 industry insiders from painters and sculptors to filmmakers and SFX studios. Together they will bring a massive display of horror and sci-fi related items like prototype sculptures, props, masks, antiques and oddities to the convention.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Leo Club Info Session

The first information meeting for a new Leo Club starting in Oakdale is set for Wednesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at the Family Support Network, 1405 W. F St., Oakdale.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Youth Theater

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Weekly Farmer’s Market Cultivates Downtown Crowd

Each Wednesday evening from now through the end of September, North Third Avenue will be the home of the Oakdale Farmer's Market, running from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

June 07, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Special To The Leader | Local News


PLUNGE IN

Kids of all ages enjoyed the chance to plunge in to the cooling water of the Oakdale pool, The Plunge, for Opening Day on Saturday, June 3. The pool is open for community swimming and swim lessons throughout the summer.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


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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


Proposals Being Sought For Restoration Grant Programs

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for ecosystem restoration projects under its Proposition 1 Grant Programs. The Proposal Solicitation ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Siemens Awarded Contract To Build New Locomotives

Siemens Charger diesel-electric locomotives will power more capacity on the growing Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) service.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Motorists Will Feel The Burn At Summer Pumps

Gas prices are getting pumped up to their highest level in years. The national average price of gasoline is now its priciest since July 2015 ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Information Guide Being Mailed Out For Primary

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan announced the Stanislaus County Sample Ballot/Voter Information Guide will begin mailing on Thursday, May 3 ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Radio Control Flyers Gather In Oakdale

A special event hosted by the Radio Control Flyers Unlimited, RCFU, group out of Oakdale, is putting on a two-day "Spring Fling" this weekend.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Burger Fest Raises $$ For Rescue Mission Work

The third annual Burger Fest put on by the Oakdale Rescue Mission was a success on Saturday night, April 28 with organizers reporting a sizeable ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Driver Extricated Following Highway 120 Crash

A two-vehicle accident along Highway 120 just east of Escalon jammed up traffic and resulted in major injuries to one of the drivers about 8 ...

May 01, 2018 | | Local News


Annual Drug Drop Effort Saturday At Courthouse

The 2018 edition of the 'Drop the Drugs' event is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 at the Stanislaus County Courthouse, 1100 I St., Modesto. Hours ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Love Oakdale Leaves Impact On Projects Throughout City

A small army of close to 250 people embarked on multiple projects throughout the City of Oakdale on Saturday, April 21. Their weapons of choice ...

April 25, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Grassroots Effort Takes Aim At Rough Crossing

Concern over the roughness of the railroad crossing that dissects East F Street in downtown Oakdale has prompted some citizens to get involved in hopes ...

April 25, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


School Site Improvements Continue Moving Forward

Oakdale Junior High School will be receiving much needed improvements for the school's multi-purpose room/cafeteria, thanks to developer fees and a unanimous vote ...

April 25, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


ROLLING BILLBOARD

Saturday's sunny skies and mild temperatures made it a perfect day for a little driving around town – as Lloyd Stueve did with his familiar ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Subdivision Landscaping Tasks Taken On By City

The City of Oakdale will assume landscape maintenance responsibilities in the Bridle Ridge and Vineyard subdivisions starting Monday, April, 30. City staff will be on ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


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