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Maximum Enforcement Effort Planned By CHP

Millions of Californians will travel the roads this Thanksgiving holiday weekend to visit with family and friends. While this time of year is usually full of joy, it can be one of the deadliest on the roadways. To help motorists avoid tragedies, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have all available officers on patrol during the Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP).

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Library Music And Math

Late November at the Oakdale Library will feature "Mathematics of Music." Children will explore the connection between music and math as Lynn Sampson presents live music and instruments in this fun and educational setting, starting at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30. This is designed for elementary school age, but all ages will enjoy the music.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Local Equestrian Serpa Set To Appear In Rose Parade

A love of horses, a strong commitment to community service and two years of hard work have earned local resident Dennis Serpa a berth in the 2017 Rose Parade. Serpa is a member of Backcountry Horsemen of California, Mid-Valley Unit, a local 400-member strong volunteer organization which directly assists the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and County of Stanislaus in operating backcountry camps and maintaining urban, national forest and wilderness trail systems.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Participants Sought For DYW

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is seeking Junior Class girls to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale for the Class of 2018 scholarship program. Over $6,000 in college scholarships and the Distinguished Young Woman of Oakdale title will be awarded at the program to be held March 11, 2017 at Magnolia School Auditorium. Participants need not attend Oakdale High School, but must live within the 95361 zip code.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


CRUZIN’ CRITTERS

Proving to be good sports, top photo, three student volunteers marvel at the Madagascar Screeching Cockroaches placed on their shirts during Magnolia Elementary School's recent Reptile Show. Cruzin' Critters travels to varying venues including schools, educating and sharing a variety of rescued critters. An alligator was one of many exotic reptiles the students were able to encounter up close and personal during the Reptile Show hosted by the school's Parent Teacher Club. The show was a reward for a couple dozen Jog-a-Thon participants, but opened to the student body and their families for a nominal fee.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Holiday Open House

The Holistic Life Institute, School of Massage and Natural Health, 730 E. F St., Suite G, Oakdale, will be hosting a Holiday Festival and Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Guests will receive free mini neck and shoulder massages, shiatsu therapy sessions, herbal teas, refreshments, and more. Also available will be skin care samples and discounted gift certificates for holiday gift-giving. There will be handcrafted jewelry and holiday gift booths for unique holiday shopping. Stop by and receive free de-stressing pampering while browsing for your holiday gift-giving. For more information, visit www ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Women’s Club Donates

Local Sara Sperry, from Farm to Kids, spoke at the November Oakdale Women's Club meeting about donating a pound of almonds to kids in need for every pound sold. The club donated $100 to Farm to Kids to support their efforts.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


COWBOY SANTA

The 23rd Annual Cowboy Christmas event will once again return to the Gene Bianchi Community Center to kick off the holiday season. The event will be hosted beginning Friday, Nov. 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with vendors both inside and the center and outside in the plaza. Cowboy Santa will make his customary visit, riding into the plaza Saturday at 11 a.m. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Oakdale Cowboy Museum.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Shop Small Businesses To Boost The Economy

Americans who are planning to hit the malls after Thanksgiving should also remember to visit local merchants for their holiday shopping, officials from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said Tuesday.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Winter Driving Tips From CHP

The California Highway Patrol encourages motorists to prepare for fog and winter driving conditions. The fog season in the Central Valley typically begins during the month of November and continues through February.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Council Authorizes Wastewater Funds

With just enough members on the dais to make a quorum, the Oakdale City Council authorized nearly $200,000 for the purchase of a new lawnmower and needed equipment for the city's wastewater treatment plant to keep it functioning.

November 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Bob Gilbert Passes At 93

Oakdale's Robert "Bob" Gilbert, who, along with his family, was honored earlier this year by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce with their Lifetime Achievement Award, passed away at age 93 on Sunday, Nov. 20 late in the evening.

November 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OHS Marching Mustangs Earn Trio Of First Place Finishes

Oakdale High School may now add one more group to that of its first place trophy winning list, as the OHS Marching Band took first place honors this past weekend at the Lincoln Band Review. This final competition performance earned the group its third First Place trophy for the 2016-2017 school year.

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Second Place Finish For U12 Galaxy Girls

The Oakdale 12 and Under Galaxy Soccer team recently competed in the Cal North-California Youth Soccer Association District VIII tournament. The girls went 4-0 scoring a total of 28 points to finish second in the large two day tournament held at Mary Grogan Soccer Complex in Modesto. The championship was decided by a points system, with the first place team recording a total of 29 points.

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Projects

At its Nov. 16 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $28 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California, including the Salton Sea. Some of the 17 funded projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species – while others will provide the public with access to important natural resources. Several projects will also demonstrate the importance of protecting working landscapes that integrate economic, social and environmental stewardship practices beneficial to the environment, landowners and the local community. The state funds for all these projects come from bond measures approved by ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


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Looking Back At 2016: The Leader’s Top Stories

With OID factions quarreling, school starting, and the Oakdale High Mustang Football Team capturing the State Championship, the Oakdale Leader followed stories through the second ...

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Red, White, Blue

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


January Events Scheduled For Kids, Adults At Library

Community members are invited to enjoy a number of free programs at the Oakdale Library during January.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

The last column for the year 2016. How time flies!

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


YCCD Taps Harmon As Interim Chancellor

Dr. Jane Harmon was selected by the Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) Board of Trustees to be the YCCD Interim Chancellor, effective Jan. 3, 2017 ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


SCOE Schedules Annual Technology Conference

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is planning to host the 18th Annual Educational Technology Conference, ETC! 2017 on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 from ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Orange Blossom 4-H Celebrates Holiday Season By Giving Back

Giving is an important part of 4-H membership, and the Orange Blossom 4-H Club has found many ways to give back to the local community ...

December 28, 2016 | MOLLY TERPSTRA Orange Blossom 4-H Club Reporter | Local News


Keep Holiday Food Safe With Easy To Take Steps

Christmas has come and gone but another holiday looms – with New Year's just around the corner. As friends and families gather together to welcome ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


County Clerk’s Office Sets “Marriage At The Mansion”

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Commissioner of Civil Marriages Lee Lundrigan and her staff invite engaged couples to join them as they perform marriage ceremonies on ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


No End Of Year Rise Seen For Pump Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.50/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Enforcement Period Due

Statewide, the California Highway Patrol will be on heightened alert with extra patrols for the long holiday weekend, while local police departments will also be ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Christmas Arrived Early For Oakdale Shelter Pets

Often the Christmas season is a time for giving, sharing, and caring. Good people in our communities give what they can to help support the ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Capital Fellows Programs Applications Now Available

The nationally recognized Capital Fellows Programs administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, announces the availability of applications for the ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Annual Fine Art Show Scheduled At Delicato

Delicato Vineyards is hosting its 29th annual Fine Art Show from Wednesday, Jan. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The public is encouraged to visit ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Fire Officials Emphasize The Importance Of Trees

Trees are an essential part of California's climate and are vital to improving air quality and conserving water. To help educate Californians on the ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


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