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California Producers Earn USDA Grants

USDA Rural Development California State Director Janice Waddell recently announced and congratulated 15 recipients of Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program funds. The nearly $2 million in grants awarded will help California cooperatives, farmers, ranchers and other small businesses develop and expand new value-added products.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


House Speaker Ryan Rallies In Valley For Denham

With a hotly contested race for the Valley's 10th Congressional District, Republicans are banding together as House Speaker Paul Ryan came to Modesto on Thursday, Oct. 27 to spur local campaign staff and supporters for incumbent Congressman Jeff Denham.

November 02, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


DATEBOOK

Datebook lists upcoming events in and around the Oakdale area.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


Everybody Loves A (Halloween) Parade

It was the traditional Halloween Parade and Festival for Oakdale on Monday, Oct. 31 as the city, in cooperation with the Oakdale Kiwanis Club and several other community and business supporters, put on the festivities. Along with a parade along G Street, there was food, games, music, candy and fun for the young trick-or-treaters in the early afternoon, before they hit the streets to go door-to-door for some more sweet treats. Following are some photos from the festive event.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


MUSIC IN MOTION

Oakdale High School band members as well as the color guard maintained the tradition of leading the way for ghouls, goblins, super heroes and princesses alike during the Annual Halloween Parade and Festival on Monday evening, Oct. 31. The annual event is hosted by the City of Oakdale in partnership with Kiwanis Club of Oakdale.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Annual Knights Ferry Pumpkin Roll Sunday

This year marks the 53rd annual Pumpkin Roll to be held in historic Knights Ferry on Sunday, Nov. 6. It is always held on the first Sunday after Halloween.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


Cruz Saluted For 50 Years Of SIO Service

The year 1966 may feel like a lifetime ago to some. The past 50 years much has changed about the world. While the political climate still leaves many to ponder, there is no disputing many of the changes and their effects on the world at large.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Election Day Looms With Few Local Races

Voters go to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the Presidential General Election, with a few local races of note as well.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


Heller Set At Helm Of Police Department

In his first week at the Oakdale Police Department, newly appointed Police Chief Scott Heller hit the ground running, meeting with city officials, department staff, and members of the Oakdale community in his first few days on the job.

November 02, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Crosstown Big Fix Postponed

The weekend closure of the eastbound State Route 4/Crosstown Freeway scheduled for this weekend has been postponed due to inclement weather.

October 28, 2016 | | Local News


State Duck Stamp Dollars Support Waterfowl Population

It might seem incongruous for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to fund a habitat restoration project located somewhere outside of California. Yet, doing so is a very important part of biologists' efforts to protect and manage the approximately five million waterfowl that winter in California annually – and is a very important use of the conservation dollars provided by waterfowl hunters.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


State Gas Price Falls Faster Than Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.56/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


Wildlife Activities Scheduled At Various Spots In November

Coming up on Saturday, Nov. 12, plan to make time to enjoy the Stanislaus River Salmon Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 17968 Covered Bridge Road in Knights Ferry. The free event will feature fly casting, interactive exhibits and CDFW law enforcement officers will be present to answer questions. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/srsfest or call (209) 403-1046.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


Fall Art Show Winners Announced By Society

Members of the Oak Valley Art Society, which includes residents from Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and beyond, hosted its Fall Art Show on Oct. 15 and 16 and recently announced the winners of the competition.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


Red Ribbon Observance Urged By Highway Patrol

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recognizes Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31, as an excellent opportunity for families to have lifesaving conversations with their children about drug use. The Red Ribbon Campaign, organized by the National Family Partnership, is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


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Annual Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Congregation Beth Shalom, The Center for Jewish Life in greater Stanislaus County and the Central Valley based in Modesto, has announced that they will hold ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Holiday Happiness Delivered

A special event involving several local Masons and Shriners played out on Christmas morning, as a group traveled to the Shriner's Hospital in Sacramento ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Toastmasters Meet

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


GIVING SPIRIT

On Friday, Dec. 23, Oakdale Police School Resource Officer Dan Taylor along with seven Oakdale Police explorers delivered Christmas gifts in the city. Taylor and ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Council Cancellation

Oakdale City Clerk Kathy Teixeira announced that the regular Oakdale City Council meeting for Monday, Jan. 3, 2017 has been cancelled.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Dickens Documentary Screening At Center

Simple yet powerful words: "modest, courageous, passionate, analytical, humble." These are the words Eriksen and Soren Dickens repeat as they speak of their late father ...

December 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Year In Review: Reflecting Back On 2016

From OID water wars, police investigations, and annual events, first half 2016 headlines in the Oakdale Leader began and many continued with stories into the ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


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