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Christmas Child

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Distracted Driving Program Aimed At Adult Motorists

Every year, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed statewide in vehicle collisions caused by distracted drivers. The unfortunate truth is distracted driving collisions are 100 percent preventable, because distracted driving is a choice. Though there are numerous distractions a driver must manage, cell phone use is the most prevalent. With multiple modes of communication and instant entertainment at their fingertips, drivers are constantly engaging in cell phone use while driving.

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Caltrans Deputy Director Focuses On Sustainability

Caltrans this week announced the appointment of Ellen Greenberg as its new Deputy Director for Sustainability, who will oversee Caltrans' continued efforts to shift and align its policies and practices to improve the environment, the economy and social equity for all Californians.

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Denham Introduces Bill Regarding Guard Bonuses

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Tuesday introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives – H.R. 6316, the Veterans Earned Their Bonuses Act (VET Bonus Act) – to address the issue of veterans being forced to repay bonuses that were granted by California National Guard (CalGuard) recruiters from 2004 to 2010.

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Coopers Leads Patriotic Stand

The timing was just right for the very first Veterans Standing For American Patriotism movement led by organizer Duke Cooper of Veterans First in Riverbank. The gathering coincided with the United States Marine Corp' 241st birthday, Thursday, Nov. 10 and was hosted at the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto.

November 16, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Dream It, Be It Conference Enjoyed By Girls

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale recently hosted 18 seventh, eighth and ninth grade girls at its "Dream It, Be It" conference held in the library at Oakdale High School. Annalise VanderVeen, Oakdale's Distinguished Young Woman, served as keynote speaker and encouraged the girls to always talk to their family, friends, and teachers about things that are bothering them rather than stress about their worries or problems. She also encouraged the girls to consider participating in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program in their junior year for the fun experience and chance to earn college scholarships. Oakdale ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Riverbank Parks Department Mourns Loss Of Supervisor

Riverbank City staff, especially members of the Parks and Recreation Department, are mourning the loss of their friend and fellow employee, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Tim Dowdy. Though he worked in Riverbank, he lived in the Oakdale area. Dowdy was killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident near Waterford early Thursday morning, Nov. 10.

November 16, 2016 | Ric McGinnis | Local News


Sheriff’s Department Seeks Suspect Info, Lists Service

As the investigation into Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace's death continues, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Detectives are asking for the public's help. Detectives are working on establishing a timeline of everywhere the suspect, David Machado, may have been before and after the Nov. 13 shooting at the Fox Grove Fishing Access near Hughson.

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


BUS STUFFERS

OHS Associated Student Body representatives assembled outside of the bus they intend to fill for the canned food drive "Stuff the Bus" challenge posed by Oakdale Junior High., OJHS students gathered a load of donations to be taken to their onsite bus. The canned food drive will be hosted at each campus from Monday, Nov. 14 to Friday, Nov. 18. All collections will be taken to Oakdale Community Sharing for distribution to those in need during the holiday season.

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Pipeline Protest Due

A solidarity action and rally at the Army Corps of Engineers office in Knights Ferry was scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 near press time for The Leader, the gathering in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The movement, organizers said, was part of a larger statewide initiative on Tuesday in an effort to stop the pipeline. Attendees were planning to call on President Obama to instruct the Army Corps of Engineers to revoke the permits for the pipeline.

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Grant Focuses On Safety For Pedestrians, Bicyclists

A grant-funded effort by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the California Office of Traffic Safety will focus on reducing fatal collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists. The California Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Enforcement and Education Project IV is in effect through Sept. 30, 2017.

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


PREPARING TO SERVE

Organizers expect to serve over 1100 meals on Thanksgiving as the Spirit of Oakdale hosts its 23rd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Donations of turkeys (cooked or frozen), desserts, toys and cash are still welcomed as the crew prepares for the meal. The free community meal is served on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gene Bianchi Community Center. For information on how to donate, contact co-founders Vickie Thompson 606-3893 or Mickey Peabody 471-9859.

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Veterans’ Day Ceremony Draws Appreciative Crowd

Over 150 people came out to remember, honor and celebrate veterans on Friday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Monument in Oakdale's William A. Fish Veterans Park.

November 16, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Denham Appears Poised To Return To Congress

With a week passing since the Nov. 8 Presidential Election, results from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters showed incumbent Congressman Jeff Denham appearing poised for reelection in the 10th Congressional District, receiving 53 percent of the vote in Stanislaus County and 51 percent in San Joaquin County. Challenger Michael Eggman received 49 percent of the vote in San Joaquin and 47 percent in Stanislaus counties.

November 16, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Recall Petition Submitted For OID Director Santos

Over 650 signatures were submitted to Stanislaus Clerk-Recorder Lee Lundrigan on Thursday, Nov. 10 demanding the recall of Oakdale Irrigation District Division 4 board member Linda Santos.

November 16, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Tri-Tip Drive Thru

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Entries Sought For State Duck Stamp Art Contest

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking talented waterfowl artists to submit their original artwork to the 2018-2019 California Duck Stamp Art ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


City Issues Concessions Request For Proposals

The City of Oakdale Public Works Department recently constructed the Oakdale Community Park. This facility is a gated park that includes a skate park, basketball ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


OJUSD Unites In Support Of Campbell Family

From the moment they received his diagnosis the Campbell family knew the prognosis wasn't in their favor. In the spring of 2017, Lance Campbell ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Salon Closes After Six Decades Of Service

Judy's Hair Fashions has seen its last client. The walls of the 147 N. First Ave., Oakdale location hold more than six decades of ...

April 25, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Spotlight Shines On Congressional Hopefuls

The Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale will host a Candidate Forum on Wednesday evening, April 25, for those candidates running for Representative to Congress, District ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms resume in May.

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Columbia Fire Academy Plans Thursday Ceremony

The Columbia College Fire Academy will host its graduation ceremony and presentation of certificates to 25 students who successfully completed the Fire Technology Program this ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


SHELTER IMPROVEMENT

The City of Oakdale Animal Shelter play yard was recently the site of an exciting improvement project. A much needed sidewalk leading to a seating ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


OJUSD Junior Scientists Bring Home The Bling

Oakdale Joint Unified School District was well represented on Saturday, April 21 at the 21st Annual Elementary Science Olympiad. Students from Cloverland, Fair Oaks, Magnolia ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Volunteers Being Sought For College Mentoring Program

Interested in mentoring a high school student as he or she transitions to college? The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is currently looking for ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


FERRY’S FAIRE

Knights Ferry will be the scene on Sunday, April 29 for the annual Gold Country Peddler's Faire. Hours for the event are 8 a ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Track And Field Teams Slow Down The Lancers

Action on Thursday, April 19 saw Oakdale High School hosting East Union in track and field events inside The Corral. The highly anticipated Valley Oak ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Community Hospice Recognizes Volunteers At Annual Luncheon

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider in the Central Valley, celebrated and recognized its volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing

The public is invited to a hymn sing at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening, April 29 at Escalon First Baptist Church. Many churches do ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


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