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McNerney Legislation Seeks Better Internet Access For Vets

Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09), who serves on both the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic ...

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Posted: Sep. 28, 2016 11:15 a.m. | McNerney Legislation Seeks Better Internet Access For Vets Comments 0 Comments

2016 Sonora Bach Festival Featured During October

 

Join in the festivities in nearby Tuolumne County for the 40th year of celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries as they ...

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Library Program Provides Bicycles For Reading

Library Program Provides Bicycles For Reading

 

Taking on the challenge to read books, just for fun and not for homework, the Oakdale Library recently announced its winners from its Summer Reading ...

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Simplify Leaf Cleanup

Simplify Leaf Cleanup

Apple pie, pumpkins and blooming chrysanthemums are symbols of autumn. But nothing signals the arrival of fall more than the millions of leaves that begin ...

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Water Talk Slated Next Week At MJC

Water Talk Slated Next Week At MJC

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a free lecture by Lloyd Carter on Water in the Central Valley on ...

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Community Partners Commit To Achieving College Success

Community partners recently announced the launch of Stanislaus Futures, a long-term and large-scale commitment to provide low-income Stanislaus County students the opportunity to achieve their ...

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Health Department Confirms First West Nile Virus Death

Health Department Confirms First West Nile Virus Death

Stanislaus County officials are reporting that a 90-year-old man has died from West Nile Virus (WNV). As of Sept. 23, 2016, there have been five ...

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Simple, Effective Ways For Kids To ‘Go Green’

Simple, Effective Ways For Kids To ‘Go Green’

Raising eco-friendly children is less complicated than it once was. From very early ages, today’s kids are exposed to environmental topics and how they ...

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Bloomingcamp Crowd Welcomes In The Harvest

Bloomingcamp Crowd Welcomes In The Harvest

 

Though the weather felt more like summer this past weekend, the crowds still turned out to celebrate the annual Harvest Festival and the start of ...

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Election Forums Hosted

Election Forums Hosted

Need help with your ballot?

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CHS Oakdale Hosts Annual Block Party

CHS Oakdale Hosts Annual Block Party

On Friday, Oct. 7, the Center for Human Services (CHS) - Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center will host its Sixth Annual Community Block Party. The ...

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Flights And Fun At Airport Open House

Flights And Fun At Airport Open House

Arrangements for the Oakdale Airport Open House 2016 have been underway for months so mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m ...

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Friday Barn Bash Earns Big Money

Friday Barn Bash Earns Big Money

Rescued horses will continue to be fed and cared for thanks to the generosity of a community and hard work of some volunteers.

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Oakdale Man Arrested In Modesto Murder Case

Oakdale Man Arrested In Modesto Murder Case

Stanislaus County Sheriff’s detectives arrested an Oakdale man in connection with a Sept. 15 homicide that occurred in the airport area of unincorporated Modesto.

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Weekend Western Days Celebrate City Heritage

Weekend Western Days Celebrate City Heritage

The Symbiosis Festival has come and gone … and this weekend features an event a little more in line with the ‘Cowboy Capital’ – as the city ...

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Active Week Seen In OID Legal Drama

Active Week Seen In OID Legal Drama

The courts were active with Oakdale Irrigation District legal actions this past week which saw lawyers for both sides busy with briefs for an upcoming ...

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District Sparring Peaks At Meeting

District Sparring Peaks At Meeting

After a week of court actions (see related article below), the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors met on Wednesday, Sept 21. During the emotionally ...

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Apparel Graphics, Inc.: Quality Fosters Quantity

Apparel Graphics, Inc.: Quality Fosters Quantity

It’s been almost two decades since Paul Riva joined forces with his best friend to pursue a career in the printing business. It’s ...

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TEAR IT UP

TEAR IT UP

Work has now started on another street project in town, this one on North Second Avenue between C and E streets. The project will include ...

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Harvest Festival Back At Bloomingcamp Ranch

Harvest Festival Back At Bloomingcamp Ranch

Hay is being set for pumpkins, participants and hay rides as the staff of Bloomingcamp Ranch prepares for its annual Harvest Festival. The event will ...

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Directors Santos, Altieri Fire Back At OID

Directors Santos, Altieri Fire Back At OID

Oakdale Irrigation District board members Linda Santos and Gail Altieri filed statements with Stanislaus County Superior Court earlier this month explaining their actions from a ...

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Do-It-Yourselfer Brings Paint Nights To Downtown

Do-It-Yourselfer Brings Paint Nights To Downtown

 

Earlier this year, Lisa McDaniel-Norris was literally waiting for the next big thing.

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Posted: Sep. 21, 2016 11:35 a.m. | Do-It-Yourselfer Brings Paint Nights To Downtown  Comments 0 Comments
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City Council Plans For Airport Future

City Council Plans For Airport Future

In a fast-paced meeting lasting only a half hour on Monday, Sept. 19, the Oakdale City Council heard two reports on the city’s plans ...

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Posted: Sep. 21, 2016 11:33 a.m. | City Council Plans For Airport Future Comments 0 Comments
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Symbiosis This Weekend

Symbiosis 2016 is coming to town; traffic will be heavy during the next several days as festival goers arrive in town; local motorists are advised ...

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Private Land Areas Open To Hunting Opportunities

Now is your chance to hunt on private property usually off-limits to the public in the Fairfield and Merced areas. The California Department of Fish ...

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Junior High Begins 2016 With Modified Class Schedule

Junior High Begins 2016 With Modified Class Schedule

Oakdale Junior High School students are spending a bit more time in their classes this year. While the length of their school day has not ...

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Poet’s Corner

Poet’s Corner

My Feelings

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TAKING CHARGE

TAKING CHARGE

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TAKING CHARGE

TAKING CHARGE

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HONORED HAWKS

HONORED HAWKS

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School Board Highlights District Ag Achievements

School Board Highlights District Ag Achievements

Monday night featured a light agenda as Oakdale Joint Unified conducted the second board meeting of the 2016-17 school year.

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ARTIST AT WORK

ARTIST AT WORK

Aspiring artist and Fair Oaks Elementary sixth grader, Kenadee Martinez recently paid a visit to Apparel Graphics, left, to sign off on the proof of ...

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FOLLOW THE LEADER

FOLLOW THE LEADER

Oakdale Junior High School Associated Student Body officers for the 2016-17 School year are, from left: Tyler Brown, President; Ronal Zucker, Vice President; Ashlynn Leibenson ...

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Poet’s Corner

Poet’s Corner

(Editor’s Note: This week, The Leader brings back a popular regular feature of several years ago, the poetic writings of local students. These poems ...

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FARM FRESH

FARM FRESH

Oakdale students at Sierra View and Cloverland Elementary schools were recently visited by Food 4 Thought, LLC and treated to their Farm to School program ...

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Little School On The Hill Aims At Big Kindness Goal

Little School On The Hill Aims At Big Kindness Goal

The 2016-17 school year promises to be the ‘kind’ that Knights Ferry School students and staff may remember for years to come.

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Oakdale High Class Officers Elected

Oakdale High Class Officers Elected

 

 

Standing both strong and united, Oakdale High School Senior Class officers are ready to get to work for the Class of 2017. Officers include, clockwise ...

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Knights Ferry School Nets $25,000 Education Grant

Knights Ferry School Nets $25,000 Education Grant

To feed the world’s rapidly growing population and tackle many other global challenges, our country’s next generation of leaders will need to be ...

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Posted: Aug. 31, 2016 10:49 a.m. | Knights Ferry School Nets $25,000 Education Grant Comments 0 Comments
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Police Beat

Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

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Posted: Sep. 28, 2016 11:02 a.m. | Police Beat Comments 0 Comments
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Drunk Driving Cases Yield Prison Terms

Drunk Driving Cases Yield Prison Terms

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced Tuesday that Jesus Betanzos Marin, 41, of Oakdale, was sentenced to 16 months in state prison for two ...

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Oakdale Police Arrest Suspect For Burglary

Oakdale Police Arrest Suspect For Burglary

An early morning call on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of one man in connection with a burglary.

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POLICE BEAT

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

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Posted: Sep. 21, 2016 11:27 a.m. | POLICE BEAT Comments 0 Comments
Police Beat

Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

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Posted: Sep. 14, 2016 12:04 p.m. | Police Beat Comments 0 Comments
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Tuolumne Sheriff’s Bust Oakdale Man In Camp Thefts

Tuolumne Sheriff’s Bust Oakdale Man In Camp Thefts

 

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department reported that on Saturday, Sept. 10, sheriff’s deputies arrested an Oakdale man in connection to a pair of ...

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Posted: Sep. 14, 2016 11:51 a.m. | Tuolumne Sheriff’s Bust Oakdale Man In Camp Thefts Comments 0 Comments
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Police Beat

Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

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Posted: Sep. 07, 2016 11:20 a.m. | Police Beat Comments 0 Comments
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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

Another month ends, where does the time go?

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry has a star in the area. Kelly Vermeer Vella was one of four to compete on the reality show “Forged in Fire.” Kelly ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

At the Knights Ferry School Board meeting 5th grader Austin led the flag pledge. The board approved the Unaudited Actuals, adding a 4-hour Aide, hopefully ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

Sunday Breakfast was well attended, as was the community yard sale on the tennis court. Lots of good items were for sale.

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

Another month gone, getting close to Fall.

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

A big thank you to Cost Less Market for their help in making our Valley Home Community Park Fundraiser such a great success Cost Less ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

A huge thank you to all who supported our Valley Home Community Park fundraiser. It was very successful. Each one of you made it successful ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

A great time in Valley Home ... this Friday, September 16 is our “Park Fundraiser Drive Thru Dinner!” A very special thank you to all who ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

Oakdale High football ... powerful, fast, strong, determined! These are just a few of the words that can be used to describe the 2016 Oakdale High ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

Valley Home Pride ... A heartfelt thank you to each of you who have purchased tickets or donated towards our Community Park Fundraiser. Lots of pride ...

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Community Briefs

Assembly Debate

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NICOLE LUCY GUTRIDGE

NICOLE LUCY GUTRIDGE

My princess Nicole raised herself up to a higher plane of life peacefully in her sleep at home following a two year seven month battle ...

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JOHN RYAN VAN UNEN

JOHN RYAN VAN UNEN

John Ryan Van Unen was born in Manteca, CA April 16, 1973.  He entered into rest September 16, 2016 at age 43. He graduated from ...

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LOIS SCHACK

LOIS SCHACK

Lois Marie Schack, of Oakdale, CA, passed away September 16, 2016 in Oakdale CA. Visitation will be held at Oakdale Memorial Chapel in Oakdale on ...

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JACQUELINE CAROL (EVANS) FOSTER

JACQUELINE CAROL (EVANS) FOSTER

Jacqueline Carol (Evans) Foster of Oakdale was received by the Lord on August 24, 2016, with family at her bedside. She was born November 26 ...

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GARY LYNN BRESHEARS

GARY LYNN BRESHEARS

Gary Lynn Breshears, 78, passed away on September 8, 2016 surrounded by family. Gary was born in Modesto at Robertson Hospital to Roy and Mearle ...

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PETER ESPINOSA

PETER ESPINOSA

Peter Espinosa went to be with the lord at the age of 88. Peter was born in Oakdale, CA to parents Marcos and Isabel Espinosa ...

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CAROL SUE CONLEY

CAROL SUE CONLEY

Carol died peacefully at home with her husband at her side; and her family had lovingly said their good byes.  Sue, as her husband always ...

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DELBERT EDWARD DEQUINE

DELBERT EDWARD DEQUINE

Mr. Delbert Edward Dequine (Del) was born in San Francisco, CA. From there his family moved to Marysville, CA where he lived until the age ...

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