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Emergency Preparedness Drills Scheduled In Sonoma, Sacramento

In recent months, California and the nation have been no strangers to devastating natural and man-made emergencies. This week, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) will join with the California National Guard's Homeland Response Force (HRF) and 95th Civil Support Team, along with multiple State/Federal Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces, CAL FIRE, FBI, the Department of Energy, and several other elite emergency response agencies for a full-scale terrorism and active-shooter response exercise at Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena and Sonoma Raceway.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Military News

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kristin A. Aguilar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


California Drivers See Gas Prices Rising

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.21/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.54/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


GIFT OF LIFE

The American Red Cross is making regularly scheduled visits to Oakdale for blood drives, the latest occurring this past Thursday, March 15. The community drives are designed to help bolster the blood supply in the region. Blood donors here stopped by the Gene Bianchi Community Center to make their donations.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Foundation’s High-Impact Advisory Circle Takes Shape

As part of its mission to build a culture of philanthropy in the region, Stanislaus Community Foundation has formed an Advisory Circle of local philanthropists who will engage with the organization in coming years to galvanize more local charitable investments.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Stations Of The Cross

Oakdale Community Christian Reformed Church will host the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 30.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Community Hospice Presents ‘Before I Die’ Wall

With National Healthcare Decisions Day being observed on April 16, 2018 and in an effort to promote positive conversation about death and dying in the community, Community Hospice has created a "Before I Die Wall" to help friends and neighbors think about what is most important in their lives. The wall challenges people to think about relationships with death and one another, put their lives in perspective and hopefully lead people to be proactive when it comes to end-of-life care decision making.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Monster Trucks, Teddy Bears Benefit American Red Cross

In honor of Red Cross Month in March, The Toughest Monster Truck Tour, Stockton Arena, The Girl Scouts of America and the American Red Cross are working together to help provide relief and comfort to the families of many in the area who have suffered from the recent fires.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Discounts Available To The Over 50 Crowd

Many people may not look forward to the day they turn 50, but cracking the half century mark can have its perks. Many retailers and businesses offer discounts to men and women over 50, and the following are just a few ways that people who have turned the big 5-0 might be able to save some money.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Brain-Healthy Habits That Are Easy To Embrace

Cognitive decline is a condition that is often associated with aging, but even middle-aged people can experience memory loss or cognition issues.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Added Police Patrols In Effect For St. Patrick’s Day

Oakdale Police will deploy additional officers for DUI Saturation Patrols this St. Patrick's Day weekend.

March 17, 2018 | | Local News


Vet Center Town Hall

The Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center at 3500 Coffee Road, Modesto, will host a Veteran Town Hall on Thursday, March 15.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Doing A Breakeven Analysis

By RUSSELL GLOOR

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Runners Toe The Line To Benefit Education

An overcast morning proved to serve as perfect running weather for over 350 runners and walkers on Saturday, March 10 as they joined in for the ninth annual SOS (Support Oakdale Schools) Fun Run. The event was hosted at Cloverland Elementary School, attracting city officials, school district employees, as well as community members showing up to cheer on the participants.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Community Workshop Set On Sign Ordinance

The third in a series of Community Workshops for Oakdale residents focused on the city's sign ordinance is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


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Detectives Investigate Oakdale Homicide

On Tuesday, May 1 shortly after 4 p.m., Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputies and Emergency Medical personnel responded to the 13000 block of Horseshoe ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Plays Host To Combined Relay

Teams of participants, cancer survivors, caregivers and those who have lost loved ones to the disease will take to the track for the 2018 Relay ...

May 02, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Taylor Winds Down Career With OJUSD

Terri Taylor is finally going to take a break and it has been a long time coming.

May 02, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Full House Turns Out For Congressional Forum

Six candidates seeking the 10th Congressional District seat turned out for a special forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters and the local American ...

May 02, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Students Take On Annual District Science Fair Event

It was a busy week of sharing science and findings through study and experimentation for students of the 95361 this past week.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Vendors Lining Up For Farmer’s Market

The Oakdale Farmer's Market will be back for a new season starting later this month.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


An Adventure In Road Trippin’

When I was a kid, the grandest road trip we took as a family was camping to Mammoth Pools, which was only about an hour ...

May 02, 2018 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


OHS Drama Presents ‘The Secret Garden’

Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved Victorian classic, The Secret Garden, blossoms anew in an enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon, to ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Spring Art Show Winners Announced

Members of the Oak Valley Art Society, OVAS, had their annual Spring Art Show recently, hosted at the Escalon Library.

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Arts And Flowers

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Valley Rail Project Receives Grant $$

California State Transportation Agency officials recently announced a series of grant awards under the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP), and selected the Valley ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Wildlife Officers Keeping Close Watch On Overlimits

Law enforcement officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have made several recent gross overlimit cases on crappie anglers in the San ...

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Lions History, Part II: 1950 To 1959

By DAMON WOODS

May 02, 2018 | | Local News


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


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