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Library Foundation Hosts Local Teen Author

The Stanislaus Library Foundation will host Modesto author Juliana Presto at its annual Author's Garden Gala on Saturday, Sept. 23. The gala will take place at 6 p.m. at the Modesto home of Ginger and Kent Johnson. All proceeds will benefit children's programs at the library's 13 branches countywide, including the Summer Reading program, which serves more than 10,000 school-age children each year.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Open Auditions Set For Disney’s “Peter Pan, Jr.”

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDS is seeking students in fourth through eighth grades to be actors, singers, and dancers for Disney's "Peter Pan, Jr."

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Region’s ‘Record Man’ Still Spinning Jazz Tunes

Elton John sang about a 'Rocket Man' but local resident Harold Peterson is definitely more of a 'Record Man' – and he has a room in his home to prove it.

September 06, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


MARKET NIGHT

September will be the final month for visitors to peruse and purchase the goods at the weekly downtown Oakdale Farmers Market, offered each Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on North Third Avenue, between E and F streets. Organizers said they are hopeful the September weather will be more conducive to bringing crowds to the market for the final four Wednesdays, as triple digit heat has plagued the gathering several times this season. Pam Hernandez with Pam's Crafts of Modesto said she has sold roughly 1,000 homemade cool neck wraps at the market this ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Big Jump Seen At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 12.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.96/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 23.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.64/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


North County Corridor Public Hearing Thursday

Area residents are invited to a public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. The hearing will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., focused on the North County Corridor Project, from Tully Road to SR-120 (New State Route 108).

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms resume in September.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Voice Delegation Carries Concerns To D.C.

Elected officials from all eight San Joaquin Valley counties will be meeting with White House officials and key federal legislators during the annual "Valley Voice" advocacy trip to Washington D.C. on Sept. 6 and 7.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Community Hospice Announces New Board Member

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley since 1979, has welcomed a new member to its Board of Directors.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Taste Of Oakdale Draws Crowd For Sip And Savor

Restaurants, breweries, wineries and food vendors flocked to the ninth annual Taste of Oakdale, hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday evening, Aug. 29 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center.

September 06, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


River Clean Up Aims To Bring Sparkle Back

The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District will host the ninth annual Stanislaus River Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 16 as part of the statewide Great Sierra River Clean Up. Volunteers will converge on the river to haul away cigarette butts, broken bottles, tires, and more.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


AAUW Members To Host Tech Trek Alum Pabalan

If you were to ask almost any girl attending Oakdale, Riverbank or Escalon High School what AAUW means to them you would probably get a blank stare and a response like "AAUW – What is that?"

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Fires Prompt Extension Of Health Caution

Three large wildfires, the Mission Fire in Madera County, the Pier Fire in Tulare County, and Railroad Fire in Madera/Mariposa counties, have prompted local air officials to extend the current health cautionary statement through the week. Currently smoke impacts are concentrated in the mountain and foothill areas of the air basin, but impacts on the Valley floor are possible until the fires are extinguished.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Labor Day Weekend Heat Brings Fire Concerns

With record setting heat throughout the state, CAL FIRE officials are urging Californians to be extra careful with their outdoor plans this holiday weekend. As Labor Day weekend rolls in, millions of people will take advantage of this holiday to visit beaches, parks, and campgrounds. In anticipation of the increased outdoor activities, CAL FIRE is asking everyone to be extra vigilant in preventing wildfires.

September 01, 2017 | | Local News


Weather Forces Later Kickoff

Mustang football will truly be played under the lights this Friday, Sept. 1. Oakdale's home game against El Capitan has been rescheduled for later in the evening. Normally kicking off at 5 p.m. the junior varsity will now play its home game at 6 p.m. with the varsity to follow. Current scheduled time for varsity is 8 p.m. This is just one of many local high school football games that were rescheduled due to the weather conditions, including extremely high daytime temperatures.

August 31, 2017 | | Local News


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Burns Heads Up OTA For 2017-18 School Year

Keith Burns isn't new to the education system.

September 20, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


River Effort Sees Quick Clean Up

Volunteers that turned out on Saturday morning to help with the annual river clean up found themselves working a much shorter shift than anticipated.

September 20, 2017 | | Local News


Community Turns Out To Support Park Opening

From the morning ribbon cutting to music that lasted well into the evening, Saturday was a day of celebration for Oakdale, as the new Oakdale ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Library Foundation Meet

September 20, 2017 | | Local News


Service Academy Info Night

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will host a Service Academy Information Night on Thursday, Sept. 21 at Gregori High School in Modesto. This event ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local News


Colorful Flair, Tasty Fare At International Fest

Dancers, musicians, and food booths of all types took up residence on the lawn area adjacent to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oakdale on ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local News


Library, OID Endorsements

The Republican Party of Stanislaus County has announced its Endorsements of the Republican Candidates and Measures on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot:

September 20, 2017 | | Local News


Candidate Debate In Turlock

The Central Valley Democratic Club is hosting a debate on Wednesday, Sept. 20 among all of the declared Democratic Party candidates on the issues of ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local News


MJC Science Series Begins

Modesto Junior College's weekly Science Colloquium will kick off the fall semester series with the topic "Global Climate Change Update" presented by Richard Anderson ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local News


New Downtown Business Receives Great Response

Finding a little something special just got a bit easier for the Oakdale shopper looking to find fashion and style on a limited budget.

September 20, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Escalon First Baptist Hosting Bible ‘Walk-Through’

A five-session Bible "walk-through" covering both the entire old and new Testaments, from Genesis through Revelation, will be offered at Escalon First Baptist Church from ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local News


Motorists Urged To Observe Watch Out For Wildlife Week

Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to remain alert for wildlife on roadways during Watch Out for Wildlife Week ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local News


BoxLunch Opens Storefront At Vintage Faire Mall

BoxLunch, a pop culture gift store with a cause, opened its newest location in Modesto on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Vintage Faire Mall. BoxLunch offers ...

September 20, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local News


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