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Don Osborne Memorial Run Slated For Saturday

With both a 5k and a one-mile run/walk event, the Oakdale Lions Club is presenting its annual Don Osborne Memorial Run on Saturday, Feb. 3.

January 31, 2018 | | Local News

Homecoming Candidates Selected At Oakdale High School

This week is being observed as the Winter Homecoming at Oakdale High School, with special dress up days and fun activities leading up to Friday night's Homecoming basketball contest. The Mustangs will host Lathrop, looking for a Valley Oak League win. The new royals will also be crowned as part of the evening's festivities.

January 31, 2018 | | Local News

Hispanic Chamber Honors Community Hospice Organization

Community Hospice was named the 2017 Nonprofit of the Year by the Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's Annual Installation and Awards Dinner earlier this month.

January 31, 2018 | | Local News

Ultra Violet Light To Battle Aliens

Aliens are among us and they have invaded our waterways. Not aliens from outer space but aquatic invasive weeds, specifically Eurasian watermilfoil, which have been introduced into our lakes and other waterways by boats, trailers, aquariums and other means. But, a local company, Inventive Resources Inc., is working to eradicate these pests.

January 31, 2018 | | Local News

MJC Spring Science Series Features FishBio Program

Modesto Junior College's weekly Science Colloquium continues on Jan. 31 with the program "From Central Valley Salmon to Mekong Giant Catfish" by Erin Loury, a fish biologist at FishBio, Fisheries Research, Monitoring and Conservation.

January 31, 2018 | | Local News

Leadership Academy Hosts Media Day

Students participating in the Stanislaus County Leadership Academy will meet on Friday, Feb. 2 for Media Day. Students will learn what media is from a local business, Never Boring Design, as well as the dangers of social media from the Modesto Police Department. The day will conclude with information about Digital Citizenship and The Art of Messaging.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

Pet Vouchers Offered At Riverbank Petco

Several pets at the Oakdale Animal Shelter have been going to out of state rescues so there have not been as many adoptable dogs as they have had in the past. The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance may have pets available for adoption at the Petco on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.; however, whether or not they get adopted prior to the event, volunteers will have pet vouchers on hand at Petco.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

Webb Honored For Service On Irrigation District Board

After 32 years of service on the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors, Board member Steven A. Webb decided to step down and did not seek re‐ election this past November. He termed out in December, noting that after so much time of giving to OID, he finally decided to devote time to his family's needs and to being a grandparent.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

No Change In Area Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.99/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.57/gallon, according to gasoline price website

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

Modesto Nuts Win Small Business Award

The Modesto Nuts Professional Baseball Club has received the 2017 Small Business of the Year Award from the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms continue through February.

January 30, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Art Show

January 30, 2018 | | Local News


A brief rainstorm, followed by sunny skies, produced a double rainbow over Oakdale around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 with residents treated to the colorful show. Weather service forecasters indicated rainfall should end by 7 p.m. Thursday with just a few hundredths of an inch falling in scattered showers throughout the region.

January 25, 2018 | | Local News


The Oakdale Lions Club recently sponsored the Oakdale Leo service club. LEO stands for Leadership, Experience, Opportunity. The Leo Club was chartered a few months ago and was celebrated at a recent Lions Club meeting. Leo members range in age from 12 to 17 and work independently of the Lions Club doing their own community service projects. The Lions Club provides advisors to the Leo Club but lets the kids make their own decisions regarding community service and fundraising. The Lions Club is very excited to welcome this new youthful service group to the Oakdale community.

January 24, 2018 | | Local News

Affordable Housing Complex Coming To Pedersen, East J

In an effort to create more affordable housing within the city, Oakdale City Council members recently approved a 56-unit multi-family residential project submitted by Visionary Home Builders of California, which will include improvements on Pedersen Road and East J Street as part of their proposal.

January 24, 2018 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News

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Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than ...

February 24, 2018 | | Local News

Technology Night

On Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cloverland Elementary School will host a Parent Technology Night. Parents will be ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Relay Fundraiser Set

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

OJUSD Maintains Emergency Plans

Safety in Oakdale schools is at the forefront within the administration at Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Four Oakdale High School students, under the direction of teacher Denise Springer, competed in the 81st Lions Club Student Speakers Contest on Thursday, Feb. 8 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

OHS Alumni Groups Planning Fall Reunions

Plans are underway for the 125th reunion of Oakdale Joint Union High School; with a group of interested alums meeting recently to get the effort ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Local Cyclist Setting Sights On $$ For Team In Training

One would be hard pressed to meet a family whose life wasn't drastically changed by a cancer diagnosis. In that instance, the story of ...

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Young Scientists Prepare For Regional Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 32nd Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 3 at ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Cub Scout Pack 303 Hosts Annual Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 303 of Oakdale will host its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 3. The event is being hosted in cooperation with Cub ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Showcase For Artists In Annual Carriage Show

The Carriage Art Show, hosted at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale, featured the work of artists involved in the Valley Art Association, which ...

February 21, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Artist Brightens Valley With Works From The Heart

One never really knows when misfortune may result in opportunity.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Californians Can Help Wildlife At Tax Time

You don't have to own hiking boots or a fishing pole, or have a degree in environmental science to help wildlife. A click of ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Police, American Red Cross Hosting Community Blood Drive

Oakdale Police Department and American Red Cross are inviting the public to donate blood during the Oakdale Community Mobile Blood Drive.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Sail To Recovery Program

Women in the military, female veterans, female first responders and military/first responder wives have a special opportunity coming up through American Veterans First.

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Lower Pump Prices Seen

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.10/gallon as of Feb. 19 ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

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