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Former City Director Facing Fraud Charges in Sutter County

A former City of Oakdale department head who took a position as a planning manager with Sutter County in March 2012 is facing an array of criminal charges, including two felonies, after an investigation by the Sutter County District Attorney showed numerous incidents of making false statements, providing false information, perjury and voter fraud.

February 03, 2017 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Meeting Offers Information On Pharmacy Tech Program

Modesto Junior College Workforce Development has scheduled a "Why Should You Become a Pharmacy Technician?" information meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. in Sierra Hall, room 137, on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. The meeting is free and open to the public, and campus parking is $2 without a permit.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News

Teacher Career Fair Slated For March 25

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Job Fair on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at SCOE's downtown offices, 1100 H St., Modesto. This year's job fair is open to fully-credentialed teachers or intern-eligible candidates and credential completion candidates by August 2017 (verified by Program Completion letter or Intern Eligible letter) who pre-register on-line by Wednesday, March 18 at

February 01, 2017 | | Local News

Gas Prices Dip Down In Northern California

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.60/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.26/gallon, according to gasoline price website

February 01, 2017 | | Local News

UOP Forecast Predicts Economy Holds Steady

The California economy should maintain solid 2.6 percent growth in 2017 with the unemployment rate holding steady at 5.4 percent as job growth decelerates to 1.6 percent according to the latest projection from the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific. Beyond 2017, growth is expected to slow as the initial boost from anticipated tax cuts and deficit spending under President Trump fades and reduced federal healthcare spending, reduced immigration and international trade, and a rising dollar and interest rates curb growth.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News

Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web-page at or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center for more information regarding senior and recreation activities in Oakdale, and facility and park rentals.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News

Fair Competition Brings Recognition To Region

The Stanislaus County Fair has once again received awards of distinction from Western Fairs Association (WFA) Convention, as well as the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE).

February 01, 2017 | | Local News

Some Little Known Rainy Weather Facts

Rainy seasons vary across the globe. In much of North America, spring is when rainfall peaks.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News

How To Use Clouds To Predict Weather

Meteorologists rely on electronic equipment and their knowledge of weather patterns to provide forecasts each and every day. But weather can be unpredictable, and even the most reliable weather prognosticator can sometimes get it wrong.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News

Discovering The Origins Of Groundhog Day

Every year on Feb. 2, people anxiously await the appearance of a medium-sized furry mammal who they believe can predict if winter weather will rage on or if spring will arrive sooner than later. Although it's a rather strange means of prognostication, millions of people celebrate Groundhog Day, a tradition that is older than many people may know.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News

Tips For Super Bowl Party Food-Drink Pairings Offered

Typically, there isn't much originality when it comes to Super Bowl party food. And even less thought goes into the right beers and wine to complement the food, which is a crucial fumble, according to the beer and wine experts at BevMo, the West Coast-based beverage retailer.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News

On The Shelf

Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Oakdale Library are always happy to offer reading suggestions. And now, a good book is easier to find than ever. New books at the Oakdale Library will be featured each month in the Oakdale Leader. Librarians will provide information about books for children and adults, both fiction and non-fiction.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News

NAMI Group Sets Session

The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Connection Recovery Support Group will meet at the Oakdale branch library, 151 S. First Ave., on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News

Oakdale Lions Club Presents Osborne Run

For the 25th year, the Oakdale Lions Club will present the annual Don Osborne Memorial Run, with a 5k and a one-mile run/walk set for this Saturday, Feb. 4.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News

Denham Returns To Serve On Congressional Committees

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) recently announced that he will continue his role as Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials subcommittee chairman on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the 115th Congress. He will also retain his seats with the Agriculture and Natural Resources committees.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News

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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

Governor Appoints New Caltrans Director

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on Tuesday the appointment of Laurie Berman to serve as the new Director for the Department of Transportation (Caltrans ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Habitat Restoration Projects Currently Being Sought

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for projects under its Fiscal Year 2018-19 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Hospice, Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley, is pleased to announce its new Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation ...

February 21, 2018 | | Local News

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