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‘STEAM’ movement, adding arts to STEM, remains a mixed bag

In spring 2013, Susan Riley used Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky's geometric paintings to teach Maryland public school students how to measure acute and obtuse ...

November 27, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | News Briefs

Five for Families: Live-action Christmas films to kick off the season

With December right around the corner, kick off the Christmas season with these live-action holiday films.

November 27, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | News Briefs

Surprising success: 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' turns 50

For a lot of families, tuning in to the annual broadcast of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is as much a holiday tradition as decorating a ...

November 27, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | News Briefs

Alternate reality of 'The Good Dinosaur' is more curious than clever

“THE GOOD DINOSAUR” — 2½ stars — the voices of Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright; PG (peril, action and thematic elements ...

November 26, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | News Briefs

Ronan carries 'Brooklyn,' a compelling portrait of 20th-century American immigration

“BROOKLYN” — 3 stars — Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Eileen O'Higgins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent; PG-13 (a scene of sexuality and brief strong language ...

November 26, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | News Briefs

Music inspires gratitude

A few of my friends have taken on the “gratitude challenge,” posting on social media things that they are grateful for this November.

November 26, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Other Views

Stallone steals the show in Rocky spinoff 'Creed'

“CREED” — 3 stars — Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad; PG-13 (violence, language and some sensuality); in general release

November 26, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | News Briefs

McAvoy vamps it up as the legendary mad scientist 'Victor Frankenstein'

“VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN” — 3 stars — Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Bronson Webb, Daniel Mays; PG-13 (macabre images, violence and a sequence of destruction); in ...

November 25, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | News Briefs

Oakdale Man Arrested For Child Sex Solicitation

Oakdale Police detectives arrested a 65-year-old man for solicitation of sex acts with a child on Wednesday, Nov. 25 after anonymous sexually explicit letters were ...

November 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Healthy Holiday Fun For Magnolia TK Kids

In celebration of a thankful season Michelle Jones' Transitional Kindergarten class began the Friday prior to Thanksgiving break with a song by Debbie Clement, "You ...

November 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Holidays Made Brighter Through Shoebox Effort


November 25, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News

OPD Considers Sending Recruits


November 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Annual Cowboy Christmas And More This Weekend

An Oakdale holiday tradition – Cowboy Christmas – is among the special events coming up this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and Nov 28 for the community ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Students Enjoy Hands On Learning Approach

A custom in the Oakdale area, local school children get the chance to take a field trip to Knights Ferry and watch a little slice ...

November 25, 2015 | | Education

Kids Tackle Turkey Time

In celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday a few Cloverland Elementary second graders were asked: How do you cook a turkey? Here are their answers.

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

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Valley Home News

You are invited this Friday, October 30th our Valley Home students will show their Halloween spirit as they parade through downtown Valley Home. The annual parade will begin at approximately 11:30 a.m. and wind its way from the school, past the General Store, around the corner, and back to the school. Community support is much appreciated by our youngsters as they show off their most prized Halloween costumes! Special thanks to Susan and the General Store, our firefighters and community members who in the past have passed out trick or treat goodies to our students during the parade ...

October 28, 2015 | | Valley Home News

Business Women’s Symposium Focuses On Life, Work Topics

Mark the calendar for Thursday, Nov. 5 and plan to attend the inaugural Business Women's Symposium, presented by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Stanislaus Business Alliance. The symposium is planned at Greens on Tenth Street, 953 10th St., Modesto.

October 28, 2015 | | Local Business

In For The Treat

As the mommy of the group it only seems fitting that I pen the piece about the ever so popular Halloween Holiday. Our staff hosts a number of parents, as well as grandparents whom are proving to create all new memories and milestones for staffers. Part of the fun of working alongside one another is watching families grow, both figuratively and literally.

October 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings

Voters Prepare To Cast Ballots Tuesday

Tuesday, Nov. 3 is Election Day and there are a few races of interest in the Oakdale area.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News

Whistle Blower Makes Stop At OHS

Even if you've never smoked in your life, it's still breathtaking to hear Victor DeNoble's story about taking on the multi-billion dollar tobacco industry. His story sounds like a good spy novel; thick black covered windows, rat murders, betrayal and FBI debriefing in an underground warehouse.

October 28, 2015 | | Education

Oakdale Spellers Ready For County Championship

Top spellers from area schools will compete in Stanislaus County Spelling Championships in November. The Elementary Spelling Championship, for children in grades 4-6, is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Gregori High School, 3701 Pirrone Road, Modesto. The Junior High Spelling Championship, for those in grades 7-8, is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and Dot Foods, both events are open to the public and begin promptly at 5 p.m.

October 28, 2015 | | Education

Play Park Ribbon Cutting

The City of Oakdale has announced that a public ribbon cutting event will be held to officially re-open the Oakdale Children's Play Park located in Dorada Park on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.

October 28, 2015 | | Government

Oakdale Joint Unified Rallies To Cause

Fences are decorated, ribbons are hung, bracelets passed out and Oakdale Joint Unified School District has once again embraced Red Ribbon Week. The annual event is held nationally every year during the last full week of October. The 2015 Red Ribbon Week runs from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30.

October 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Fatal Accident On Patterson Road

A late morning accident on Sunday, Oct. 25 along Patterson Road left one man dead and another seriously injured.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News

Varsity Soccer Boys Climb Back Into League Title Race

The Oakdale varsity soccer boys are back in second place after falling to third on Oct. 16. Since then the boys faced off with East Union and Kimball, winning one and tying one to get back into second place in the competitive Valley Oak League.

October 28, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Mustang Colts Power Way To Road Victory

Oakdale's junior varsity football team continues to tear through the Valley Oak League as Weston Ranch became the latest to fall prey to Oakdale. The Colts defeated the home Cougars 41-6 on Friday night.

October 28, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Mustangs Remain Undefeated After Road Win

The Oakdale varsity Mustangs football team improved to a perfect 5-0 in the Valley Oak League (VOL) standings after blasting Weston Ranch 58-20 in Stockton. On Friday night, Oct. 23 the Mustangs went into Stockton and declawed the Cougars on their Senior Night.

October 28, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Young Students Buy Into Campus Farmers Market

Selecting fresh fruits and vegetables were on the 'To Do List' for over 1400 Oakdale elementary school students over the past week. Food 4 Thought made a return appearance to Oakdale Joint Unified School District, stopping this time at Fair Oaks and Magnolia elementary schools. Cloverland and Sierra View elementary schools were visited in September.

October 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Oakdale Grower Calls Out OID

Regardless of California being in its fourth year of a severe drought, water is always a precious commodity to farmers. When that water is sold to others during a drought while theirs is reduced, farmers are bound to protest.

October 28, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Government

Homeless Discussion Packs Bianchi Center

An overflow crowd of more than 200 citizens attended the city's meeting regarding the homeless titled, Focus on Prevention: Homelessness, at the Bianchi Community Center on Monday, Oct. 26, but after the meeting many voiced disappointment stating the conference wasn't what they expected.

October 28, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

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