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Veterans’ Construction Reform Bill Advances

At a full committee mark-up hearing on Thursday, Feb. 25, the U.S. House Veterans' Affairs Committee voted to advance legislation authored by Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) to reform the Veterans Administration (VA) construction process in order to reduce construction project backlog, and ensure that more veterans are able to access the health care benefits they earned. H.R. 4129 would jumpstart construction by allowing the VA to enter into public-private partnership agreements with non-federal entities to build major medical facility projects. The bill now awaits consideration by the full House.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Second River Clean Up Gathering Set Saturday

The first community cleanup of the Stanislaus River in Oakdale in early February was classified as a huge success. About 30 volunteers filled two 20-yard dumpsters with trash and debris collected from the river both under the bridge and just below the bridge. Many volunteer hours and donations from businesses within the Oakdale Shopping Center helped to make the north entrance to the city and the Stanislaus River a cleaner environment to enjoy.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Elementary Schools: Full STEAM Ahead

The elementary age students of Oakdale Joint Unified are learning robotics.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Congressman Denham Plans Visits To Local Communities

Stops in the communities of Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon are scheduled by U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), who has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of March 2016.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale MMA ‘Wish’ Exceeds $10K

Over 60 people of all ages gave of their time and energy on Saturday, Feb. 27 to show their support and 'get their sweat on' at Oakdale MMA Academy.

March 02, 2016 | | Local News


Corned Beef Dinner Slated For 45th Year

Community members craving a generous portion of corned beef need not look far or wait until the traditional Saint Patrick's holiday to satisfy their hunger. On Saturday, March 5 Oakdale and Riverbank members of Mater Christi YLI (Young Ladies Institute) #140 will host the 45th Anniversary serving of their Corned Beef Dinner.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Center, Not Shelter Sought For Homeless

Over four dozen residents attended an overview of the Oakdale homeless situation presented by representatives of the Oakdale Rescue Mission on Thursday evening, Feb. 25 at the Community United Methodist Church.

March 02, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


One Small ‘Rescue’ Dog Yields One Big Story

One might say 11-year-old Noelani Kuheleloa is no stranger to miracles and angels. As a seven-year cancer survivor, the young Sierra View fifth grader is familiar with hardship and challenge.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Knights Ferry Civil War Reenactment Cancelled

After more than a quarter-century, the celebrated Knights Ferry Civil War Days battle reenactments have been cancelled due to an apparent disagreement of terms in the operating permit.

March 02, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Special Saturday Edition For Leader Subscribers

Home delivery subscribers will receive a special Saturday edition of the Oakdale Leader on Feb. 27. Look for information on some noteworthy area events coming up in March, ranging from the Testicle Festival to the SOS Run. Readers are encouraged to let us know if they liked having a Saturday paper. The Saturday edition will also be available in some vending racks.

February 26, 2016 | | Local News


Drivers Can Help Reduce Winter Pollution Runoff

As the state heads further into the rainy season and await more of the heavy rains predicted as part of "El Nino," there are several steps that Californians can take to reduce the pollution that runs off cars and highways and causes increased stormwater pollution. By following the tips listed, drivers can help do their part to reduce pollution in state waterways during the rainy season.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


State Motorists Enjoy Dropping Pump Prices

Prices at the gas pump continue to drop in California.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


YES Company Marks 25th Anniversary Season In 2016

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is seeking students in grades seven through 12 to be actors, singers, dancers, and crew members for the production of "Les Misérables" (School Edition) to be performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts, July 22 through 31, 2016. No experience or preparation is necessary and all audition materials will be provided.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


Horsemen’s Association Sets Riders Meeting On Saturday

New riders are being sought for Region 4 of the California State Horsemen's Association, CSHA, Gymkhana Program. The riding program is open to anyone who lives in the Central Valley. Riders must be a member of CSHA, either a direct member or a member of an affiliated club.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


Central Valley Veterans Invited To Legion Session

Military veterans in and around the Central Valley area are invited next week for a special service session at The American Legion Department of California Headquarters at 1601 Seventh St., Sanger.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


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Caltrans Crews Clearing Passes

Caltrans maintenance crews are busy clearing highways, cutting through steep and narrow mountain passes, including the Sonora pass in Tuolumne County, and the Ebbetts and ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Rescue Mission Plans Burgerfest Fundraiser

The Oakdale Rescue Mission is planning its inaugural Burgerfest Fundraiser event, set for Saturday, May 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


California Gold Rush History Comes to Life

Columbia State Historic Park will present "Diggins Tent Town 1852" – its annual living history event this coming May 19 through May 22. Sponsored by Friends ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Classic Cars Tour Rolls Into Region

Classics will soon be cruising in to the area, with trips to Oakdale and Knights Ferry, as part of the Western Gaslight one- and two-cylinder ...

May 04, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Local Agencies Recognize Peace Officer Memorial Week

National Police Week, May 15-21 in 2016, is a time to remember and honor those in law enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice throughout the ...

May 04, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Future Looking Up For Oakdale Airport

In a swift Oakdale City Council meeting on Monday, May 2, that saw only three of the council members on the dais, Michael Renfrow, who ...

May 04, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Regional Honor Awarded To Fair Oaks VP Hamby

Janet Hamby has had quite a year … and it's only May.

May 04, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Revolutionary War Comes To Sierra View Elementary

A little taste of Colonial Williamsburg made a stop at Sierra View Elementary School this past week as approximately 100 fifth graders participated in Revolutionary ...

May 04, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Guest Day - 1 BB, 2 BB, 3BB of 4Some

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Fishing Report

Last week I mentioned that I was going to be fishing for bass with a childhood friend. It's been at least six months since ...

May 04, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local News


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