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10 years of winning words at the national spelling bee

The Scripps National Spelling Bee wraps up on ESPN today. In 2013 and 2014, the contest ended in a tie, leading to a number of rule changes for 2016 to make the contest harder."As difficult as thos...

May 29, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | News Briefs

Movie review: 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' tries to cover its narrative flaws with visual spect

“ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS” — 2½ stars — Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen; PG (fantasy action/peril and some language; in general releaseAli...

May 28, 2016 | Josh Terry Deseret News | News Briefs

Movie review: Beckinsale showcases classic Austen wit in sharp, funny 'Love and Friendship'

“LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP” — 3½ stars — Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Morfydd Clark, Tom Bennett, Lochlann O'Mearain; PG (thematic elements); in general release“Love and Friendship” is ...

May 28, 2016 | Josh Terry Deseret News | News Briefs

Gear up for Memorial Day by watching these wartime flicks

As we leave Armed Forces Day behind and look toward Memorial Day (Monday, May 30), Flag Day (June 14) and Independence Day (aka the Fourth of July), patriotic wartime movies are on our minds.Or if ...

May 28, 2016 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | News Briefs

1977 newspaper drama ‘Lou Grant’ makes its DVD debut this week

The 1977 newspaper drama “Lou Grant” has finally made it to DVD this week, and it’s so good it may surprise you.“Lou Grant: Season One” (Shout!, 1977-78, five discs, 22 episodes, featurette). After...

May 28, 2016 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | News Briefs

SUMMER IN SQUAW VALLEY Top ski resort turns into summer wonderland

California is blessed with several top-notch ski resorts and, so often, we just don't think about them once we get past ski season. But for those who love alpine scenery and the fragrance of a summ...

May 26, 2016 | By CARY ORDWAY | 209 LIVING

Kraving Kebab Pizza offers a unique dining experience

When most think of biting into a pizza, they imagine pepperoni, cheese and the familiar blend of marinara and rosemary. Well, Kraving Kebab Pizza in Turlock is here to change those notions with the...

May 26, 2016 | By ANGELINA MARTIN 209 Staff Reporter | 209 LIVING

SJ COUNTY: Plenty of mom & pops that make popular pies

For years, Dante's California Style Pizza & Café has been the consensus choice for the top pizza place in Stockton. Each pizza is individually handmade to order, therefore, it takes a littl...

May 26, 2016 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 Staff Reporter | 209 LIVING

Pizza Plus made moving day to Ripon great

I've always heard that moving across town is much harder work than moving across country. I thought it was a strange saying until last weekend when we moved less than 10 miles away from our old ho...

May 26, 2016 | By MONICA CANE | 209 LIVING

Two good reasons to opt for pizza for dinner

Everybody has had that conversation before. "What do you want for dinner tonight? I don't really feel like cooking." "Do you want to order a pizza?" It's the timeless easy answer to one of the m...

May 26, 2016 | By JASON CAMPBELL Staff Reporter | 209 LIVING

Have You Seen This? Dads and babies cut a rug

THE DANCE FLOOR — Sometimes it's tough for a family with a small baby to find activities you can all do together that are fun and keep you active and healthy. Some things are just too much for the ...

May 26, 2016 | John Clyde KSL.com | News Briefs

Spending per pupil varies widely across the country — and it's hurting these people most

Spending per pupil varies widely from school district to district and from state to state — even when regional cost-of-living adjustments are made, a new interactive map published by Education Week...

May 26, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | News Briefs

Netflix becomes exclusive US pay-TV provider for Disney

The wait is over. Well, close enough.On Monday, through the Netflix Media Center, the company released the start date of their exclusive partnership with Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar. In Sep...

May 26, 2016 | Carlos Baquerizo KSL.com | News Briefs

OHS Hosts Tom Moore Youth Classic Track Meet

This Memorial Day weekend, nearly 40 youth track and field teams will invade Oakdale High School for the 11th annual Tom Moore Youth Classic Meet. This free to the public two day event begins on ...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports

Girls Place Fourth At Track, Field Sections

Bella Vista High School hosted the Olympic like games for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Track and Field Finals. The Oakdale Mustangs track and field teams headed to Fair Oaks for the two day event...

May 25, 2016 | | Local Sports

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