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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


Wildlife Restoration Projects Receive State Funding Grants

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on Friday announced the selection of 67 projects that will receive funding for coastal salmon and steelhead habitat restoration, response to the statewide drought and forest legacy restoration.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


Reed Recognized For Youth Leadership

Celebrate 4-H Milestones was the theme of the 2016 Stanislaus County 4-H Leaders Recognition dinner. Joyce Reed, Orange Blossom club, was honored by the county with 45 years of youth leadership. She received the Emerald Clover pin and many gifts, flowers, and honors, for her dedication to the youth of the county and state. Several Congressional representatives were present to assist with the awards and certificates. There are over 500 adult leaders in Stanislaus County and over 1400 youth in various projects. Of the 58 counties in the state, Stanislaus has the largest and most active group of youth and ...

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Rescue Mission Hosts Homeless Q&A

With a mission statement of 'Reaching Out to Transform Lives," the Oakdale Rescue Mission is hosting a Question & Answer session regarding the homeless population in the community. The meeting is set for Thursday, Feb. 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar St., Oakdale.

February 24, 2016 | | Local News


Council Debates Sign Ordinance Variance

Members of the Oakdale City Council spent over a half-hour at a recent session discussing and debating a property developer's request to put up an LED sign with animation and graphics on his property at 1625 E. F St, in the city's east end.

February 24, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Area Almond Farmer ‘Sharing The Health’

One simple quote has spiraled into motivation and seemingly a mission statement for Sara Sperry.

February 24, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Olivo Signs Minor League Deal

After spending the 2015 season playing baseball in Mexico, Oakdale's Miguel Olivo, 37, is back pursuing a slot in Major League Baseball and has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants for the 2016 season.

February 18, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Know The Warning Signs That Tip Off Lung Disease

Lung disease is the third leading cause of death and impacts more than 24 million people in the United States, yet many people with the disease are unaware they may have it. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a serious lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe and can cause serious, long-term disability. More than 12 million people are diagnosed with COPD in the United States and experts estimate that just as many are undiagnosed. COPD goes by other names including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


Fishing For Healthy Food? Seafood Is Smart Choice

When it comes to mealtime, are you thinking fish? You should. Fish is the premiere natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are not naturally produced by the body and, therefore, must come from food. If you're an expecting or breastfeeding mom, it's even more important to eat fish because it's a vital staple for optimal brain and eye development in babies, as well as brain and heart health for moms. Eating two to three servings of fish each week has also been shown to have a positive effect on developing babies' and children's IQs. Unfortunately ...

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


Fire Chief Search Starts To Heat Up

By RICHARD PALOMA

February 17, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


State’s Increased Flood Risk Being Reviewed By FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released new data on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies, showing an increase of more than 27,000 new NFIP policies written in California during the month of December 2015. There is a 30- to 90-day waiting period for new policies to be reported to FEMA and the latest available data, released Feb. 16, shows an increase of more than 55,500 new flood insurance policies purchased in California from Aug. 31 to Dec. 31, 2015.

February 17, 2016 | | Local News


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Slowing Trend In Central Valley Employment Growth Continues

In line with predictions made in previous San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast Reports, total employment growth in the San Joaquin Valley continues to slow. Since ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


MJC Agriculture Fundraiser Benefits 4-H Program

As the holiday season approached, Modesto Junior College agriculture students felt compelled to give back to the community. The Young Farmers Club organized a BBQ ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


CalGuard Bonus Debacle Now Nearing Conclusion

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday met with CalGuard Commander, Major General Baldwin, during a meet and greet at the Manteca VFW Hall ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


City Earns National, State ‘Night Out’ Honors

The City of Oakdale is ranked second for California and 20th in the United States for this summer's National Night Out event.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Highest Thanksgiving Gas Prices Since 2014

GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting 70 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, has projected that Thanksgiving will see the highest average gas prices ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Keep Holiday Light Decorating Safe, Efficient, Festive And Fun

Every Thanksgiving, after the turkey has been devoured and families settle down for an evening of parades and football, many people begin to think about ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Another Night Before Christmas At Sierra Rep

Closing Sierra Repertory Theatre's 2017 Season is a contemporary musical about cynicism, belief, and the real meaning of Christmas. 'Another Night Before Christmas' plays ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Red Cross: Saving Lives Easier Than Ever

The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Turkey Trot, Gobbler Walk Planned For Thanksgiving Day

Modesto Junior College Cross Country Team invites anyone looking for some exercise before their Thanksgiving Day dinner to participate in the 18th Annual Modesto Turkey ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Soroptimists Help Girls Learn To Dream And Do

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale hosted 23 girls from seventh through tenth grades at its "Dream It, Be It" conference held in the ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Office Closed For Holiday

The 122 S. Third Ave., Oakdale, office of The Oakdale Leader, The Riverbank News and The Escalon Times will be closed both Thursday, Nov. 23 ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Festival Of Trees

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


FANCY FEAST

Youngsters at The Learning Tree Preschool in Oakdale enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast recently, practicing for the real deal this week. They enjoyed turkey, mashed potatoes ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


SUCCESSFUL OPERATION

Coordinator for the local effort of Operation Christmas Child, Liz Greenlee, smiles after counting up the packed shoeboxes that will help make the holidays brighter ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


County Clerk Recorder Certifies Vote Totals

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan announced the Nov. 7, 2017 Consolidated District Election canvass of the vote was completed on ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


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