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Cupboards-bare plea shines light on need that extends well beyond one man's troubles

Clarence Blackmon's cupboards are overflowing now with so much food that he felt compelled - and blessed - to be able to share it with others through his local food bank.He's the 81-year-old vetera...

July 03, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret Media Companies | News Briefs

Religious colleges on edge over tax, Pell Grant status after gay marriage ruling

Religious schools and universities that have barriers against homosexuality may be under the gun after Friday's gay marriage ruling, given both oral arguments in April and the fine print of Justice...

July 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | News Briefs

‘If Cancer Was A Fish’ picture book is meant to help kids cope with tragedy

If cancer was a fish, Tiffany Berg Coughran and her five kids would definitely throw it back.That's the visual Coughran conjured up several years ago when her husband, Paul Berg, was diagnosed with...

July 02, 2015 | Peter Rosen KSL | News Briefs

How colleges get depressed students out of their hair

A Brown University student who had a mental breakdown before being put on medical leave has engaged in a dogged and so-far futile attempt to return to the campus, Buzzfeed reports, despite his havi...

July 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | News Briefs

Escaping The Boom

The safe and sane firework booths are up and running. Moms, dads, grandparents and youth will line up at the box like structures ready to empty their wallets and buy Fourth of July celebration wa...

July 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings

Grand Jury Says No Flaws Found

In its annual 2014-2015 published report, the Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury found no fault with the Oakdale Airport or its operation with the exception of a minor issue that involved a segme...

July 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Pump Price Relief Prompts

There's good news and bad news. First, the good news: We're still saving money on gasoline. The bad news? Your government wants more of it in their hands, not yours. "Since the beginning of the...

June 29, 2015 | | Local News

Mustangs Suit Up For Gridiron Action

The summer is off to a sizzling start but it will not be long before the boys of fall take over Oakdale. Like National Football League (NFL) teams, the Oakdale High School varsity football team ...

June 24, 2015 | | Local Sports

Irrigation Districts Sue Water Board

A group of Central California irrigation districts filed a lawsuit Friday, June 19 that challenges the state's authority to curtail their century-old water rights on the Stanislaus River. Attorn...

June 24, 2015 | Report Abuse account | Local News

Oakdale Softball Duo Make Select All American Team

Two of Oakdale's youth softball players are preparing to make a trip to Orlando, Florida to play in the inaugural ESPN Wide World of Sports All American Games July 13 through July 16. Oakdale yo...

June 24, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

OBA, All-Star Teams Battle In Tournament

Five teams participated in the four-day annual Oakdale Baseball Association (OBA) Come As You Are tournament this past week. The action began on Wednesday, June 17 and came to a close on Saturda...

June 24, 2015 | | Local Sports

Gas Prices Still Top $3 Per Gallon

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.20/gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto....

June 23, 2015 | | Local News

Businessman Fights Carjacker To Avoid Abduction

A local check cashing business owner thwarted his own kidnapping during a carjacking Friday morning, June 18 that left him with only a scraped knee and a bump on his head. His car, a black BMW 5...

June 22, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Multiple Agencies Respond To Wildfire

A fast-moving fire in the area of River Road and McHenry Avenue along the Stanislaus River in Escalon prompted closure of the McHenry Avenue bridge that links San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties...

June 18, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News

H. LEONARD VALK

A memorial will be held for H. Leonard Valk on Saturday June 27th at 11AM. It will take place at the Oakdale LDS Chapel located at 1111 East "A" Street in Oakdale, CA. Leonard was born on October 1...

June 17, 2015 | | Obituaries

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