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Collision At Stearns Still Under Investigation

A two-vehicle accident at about 8:55 p.m. Wednesday night remains under investigation.

January 18, 2018 | | Local News

Spaghetti Supper

Come enjoy the 29th Annual Spaghetti Dinner served up by the Escalon United Methodist Church, with the meal set for Saturday, Jan. 27, served from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad with Italian dressing, garlic French bread, ice cream cup dessert and punch or coffee to drink. Take-out dinners available as well. Tickets are $8 for adults; children 5-12 $4; under 5 eat for free. Escalon United Methodist Church is at Highway 120 at Brayton Avenue, Escalon.

January 18, 2018 | | Local News

Early Morning Fatality On Highway 108

A two vehicle accident resulted in one confirmed fatality at Highway 120 and Kennedy Road in the Knights Ferry area early Thursday morning.

January 18, 2018 | | Local News

Cannabis Dispensary Candidates Announced

Following the lengthy holiday break, Oakdale City Council reconvened Tuesday, Jan. 16 with a full schedule, which included the announcement of two cannabis businesses that'd been selected as candidates going forward in the city's pilot program.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Slight Hike At Local Pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.98/gallon, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.52/gallon, according to gasoline price website

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Welcome Home Veterans Bike And Car Show

Registration is now open for the Welcome Home Veterans Bike and Car Show, scheduled for April 14, 2018. All makes, models and years are welcome. The show will be held at the Tuolumne County Sheriff Posse Grounds, Rawhide Road, Jamestown. Entry is $30 in advance, $35 after April 6, includes commemorative pin (first 300) and People's Choice judging. Custom trophies will be awarded for Best of Show Bike and Car. Open to the public, $5 parking.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Women’s March Modesto Gears Up For 2018

Women's March Modesto has announced their local march, rally and unity gathering "Hear Our Vote" on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Make plans to join and activate the community. Since the historic national Women's March in 2017, Women's March Modesto has been working toward getting out the vote in 2018.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Chamber Dinner Includes Large Business Of Year Honors

The annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner on Friday night, Jan. 19 will include recognition of three large businesses that serve the community. Nominated for the Large Business of the Year honor are Bordona's Furniture, Gilton Solid Waste Management and Mid Valley Agricultural Services.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Trio Of Small Businesses Recognized For Service

American AgCredit, Last Call Brewing Company and Mountain Mike's Pizza are the Small Business of the Year nominees for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, with the winner to be announced Friday night, Jan. 19.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Monthly Veterans Advisory Commission Meeting Set

The Veterans Advisory Commission for the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will host its monthly meeting in Knights Ferry on Monday, Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Knights Ferry Community Center, 17601 Main St.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Acoustic Rock

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Knights Ferry Community Club Schedules Paint Nite

Knights Ferry Community Club is offering the community the opportunity to take a bit of the Ferry home with them.

January 17, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


The American Red Cross bloodmobile made its way to Oakdale on Tuesday morning, Jan. 16. The large bus was parked at Ball Corporation on West Greger Street, where employees and citizens made donations. "We are a partner with American Red Cross and we wanted to give back," said Plant Manager Matt Harris. Ball Corporation and American Red Cross plan on having a blood drive every quarter in 2018 and this blood drive was designed to help meet a critical shortage right now in the local blood supply. Shown is a Ball Corporation employee being monitored by an American Red Cross ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News

Friday Night Spotlight Shines On Top Citizens, Achievement

The wait is almost over for a number of nominees, in the running for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce awards, with the Annual Awards Dinner set for this Friday, Jan. 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bianchi Community Center.

January 17, 2018 | | 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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