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Valentine's Day is a time when men and women express their love and affection for one another, which can be accomplished in a variety of ways. For many celebrants, food and beverages are part of the festivities. According to the USDA and Gallup, in the United States Valentine's Day is the bubbliest occasion after New Year's Eve and Thanksgiving. That's because around $9 million is spent on sparkling wine products. What pairs well with that bubbly? Why chocolate, of course. Fifty-eight million pounds of chocolate candy is purchased during the week of Valentine's Day, when ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


How Chocolate Became Tied To Valentine’s Day

Heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent treats are coveted gifts on Valentine's Day. Chocolate lovers typically have a favorite type of chocolate, whether it's creamy filled truffles or chocolate pieces with fruit or nut fillings.

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


California Sees Slight Drop In Price At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.26/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Installing Innovative Pedestrian Signal On Highway

Caltrans is preparing for an innovative project to upgrade pedestrian crossings at State Route 108 and Lee Avenue. This intersection is heavily used by businesses and residents, with three schools in close proximity.

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Artwork Sought For Show

The 2017 Carriage Art Show sponsored by the City of Oakdale and the Valley Art Association will be hosted at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19 with a reception and awards presentation on Sunday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Artists wishing to participate in the Juried Art Show should send a #10 SASE to VAA 2017 Art Show, P.O. Box 254, Riverbank, CA 95367. Hand delivery of artwork will be Thursday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 17 ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


MJC Offers Off-Balance Dance Troupe Performance

Modesto Junior College Dance Department presents Off-Balance in Performance on Feb. 14, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Ave, Modesto.

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale-Riverbank Relay Sets Team Captain Meeting

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Oakdale and Riverbank invites team captains to the team captain meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6:45 p.m., at Oak Valley Medical Plaza, 1425 W. H St., Oakdale.

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Family Friendly Save Mart Enjoys Opening Ceremonies

A ceremonial ribbon cutting on Friday, held inside to dodge the raindrops, and a special guest appearance by TV personality and Chef Duff Goldman on Saturday saw plenty of people visit the newly renovated Oakdale Save Mart.

February 08, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Join Oakdale Relay At Friday Night Rally

The Relay For Life of Oakdale-Riverbank is hosting a special rally on Friday night, Feb. 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Soroptimist Club Sets See’s Candy Fundraiser

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is selling gift wrapped See's Candy for Valentine's Day. A variety of one pound boxes are available for $19.75 at Radio Shack, 1449 E. F St., Suite 103C, in the Foothill Oaks Shopping Center next to Save Mart and at Bordona's Oakdale Furniture TV and Appliance, 102 W. F St.

February 08, 2017 | | Local News


Glow Red Event Celebrates American Heart Month

The month of February is American Heart Month and the first Friday is National Wear Red Day, which was celebrated at the Glow Red event sponsored by Doctors Medical Center (DMC) and the American Heart Association. The Friday, Feb. 3 event was designed to raise awareness about heart disease. The breakfast was held at The Century in Modesto and began with a greeting from DMC's Chief Nursing Officer Cheryl Harless.

February 08, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Lions Run Marks 25th Anniversary Year

Bad weather stayed at bay and runners and walkers united as the Oakdale Lions Club hosted the 25th Annual Don Osborne Memorial Run on Saturday, Feb. 4.

February 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


SILVER ANNIVERSARY

Three generations of the Osborne family were on hand Saturday, Feb. 4 for the 25th Annual Don Osborne Memorial Run, hosted by Oakdale Lions Club. The local club presented the family with a commemorative quilt made from prior year's race T-shirts. Photographed left to right: Kim Clark, Alex Osborne, Denise Osborne, Orval Osborne and Anneleise Larson

February 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Junior High Rams Get College, Career Ready

Students of Oakdale Junior High are in for a treat, as well as opportunity this February, as the campus staff and administration embrace College and Career month.

February 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale AcaDec Team Remains A Contender

The streak is over.

February 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Community Briefs

Performers Needed

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


AT YOUR SERVICE

Members of the CAPS, Citizens Auxiliary Police Service, in Oakdale were on hand at the recent Chamber of Commerce Home Show, offering information to residents ...

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Santos Recall Vote Still Set For April

A group of citizens within the Oakdale Irrigation District will see their effort to recall Board Member Linda Santos move forward after attempts to halt ...

March 29, 2017 | By RAYMOND GIBSON Special To The Leader | Local News


Third Straight Week For Gas Price Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.80/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Milton Road Fatality Under Investigation

A single car accident along Milton Road, north of Highway 4, on Sunday afternoon claimed the life of a Jackson man.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


VALLEY HOME NEWS

Our community park meeting was postponed last week due to the weather. It will be held this Friday, March 31 at 3 p.m. at ...

March 29, 2017 | By WINNIE MULLINS | Local News


April Programs Upcoming At The Oakdale Library

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in April. They will resume in May.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Firefighter Seattle Stair Climb Raises Money And Awareness

What do four engineers, a firefighter and a battalion chief have in common?

March 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Pet Alliance Spay Neuter Program Reaches Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 2,500 dog and cat spay/neuters through their voucher program since it started ...

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Military News

U.S. Air Force Airman Scott M. Lyda Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


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