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Memories, experiences with Disney, from movies to theme parks to internships

Think of wonderful thoughts like princesses, pixie dust, boys who fly and what do you get? Disney.Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse and all things affiliated have captured the hearts of old and young alik...

March 31, 2016 | Sherry Young Deseret News | News Briefs

Why saving is only half the equation for a comfortable retirement

When it comes to the finances of retirement, most attention has fallen on the savings end of the equation.Justifiably so — according to recent Federal Reserve statistics, the typical household with...

March 31, 2016 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business News

Viral Good Deed Story Also Has Another Side

(Editor's Note: When the original story of an area teen mowing lawns in Oakdale neighborhoods came to our attention, we chose not to report on the story due to some additional facts uncovered ...

March 30, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Knights Ferry News

Easter Sunrise Service was beautiful, clear and bright. The sun rose and shone its light on the faithful that assembled. ***** On last Friday at 4:30 in the morning, Bridgett Foster Silva and h...

March 30, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News

Valley Home News

The blessings of family ... As with most of you, on Easter we gathered with our families. For most it was a day of bright colorful egg hunts and visits with those we hold dear. For my family the ...

March 30, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News

Slow, Steady Rise Seen In Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 9.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.56 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto....

March 30, 2016 | | Local News

Caltrans Charters New State Innovation Group

Caltrans and Federal Highway Administration leaders recently signed a charter establishing the California State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC), which will serve as a forum for advocatin...

March 30, 2016 | | Local News

Pet Voucher Program Plans Stop In Riverbank

Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be offering vouchers at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. If you can't afford to fix your p...

March 30, 2016 | | Local News

Transportation Commission Appoints Executive Director

Chair Bob Alvarado has announced the appointment of Susan Bransen as Executive Director of the California Transportation Commission, effective April 1, 2016. The Commission also acknowledged tha...

March 30, 2016 | | News Briefs

Adding To The Madness

I've entered a pool. My guess is the vast majority who have read this headline and/or lead sentence know exactly what I'm talking about. For the few (like my one year ago self) who have no clue ...

March 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings

Escalon Educator Dunbar Named Woman Of The Year

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, of Riverbank, has honored Manteca educator and Escalon resident Tammy Brecht Dunbar as the 2016 Woman of the Year for the 12th Assembly District. "Tammy is a role ...

March 30, 2016 | | Local News

Ag Day Provides Info, Insight For Students

From learning the products of California to getting a chance for an up close look at some farm animals, the students at Valley Home School (kindergarten through eighth grade) were busy all day Th...

March 30, 2016 | | Education

Teacher Fair Upcoming In Neighboring Modesto

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Job Fair on Saturday, April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at SCOE's downtown offices, 1100 H St., Modesto. This year'...

March 30, 2016 | | Education

OHS Earns Championship Title At Occupational Expo

The students of Oakdale High School have once again left their mark on Stanislaus County Office of Education. On Thursday, March 24 the OHS Occupational Olympics team placed first overall in the...

March 30, 2016 | | Education

Knights Ferry Students’ Annual Salmon Release

Students of Knights Ferry Elementary School recently took a hike to the Stanislaus River for the release of baby salmon. As part of their place-based curriculum the students worked collaborativ...

March 30, 2016 | | Local News

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