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How Brexit impacts the higher-education sector

The recent vote for Great Britain to leave the European Union has caused concern among higher-education administrators, since it may spark significant changes in the ...

June 27, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | News Briefs

Poor ending kills otherwise decent shark thriller 'The Shallows'

“THE SHALLOWS” — 2 stars — Blake Lively, Oscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen, Sedona Legge; PG-13 (bloody images, intense sequences of peril, and brief strong language); in general ...

June 27, 2016 | Josh Terry Deseret News | News Briefs

Michigan set to require genocide education for high school students

Holocaust denial won't fly in Michigan if the Legislature and governor have their way. A new law will require six hours of class time ...

June 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | News Briefs

Have You Seen This? Give up on your dreams



ACEEPTANCEVILLE — All our lives we're told to follow our passion and to never give up on our dreams. This seems like great advice, but ...

June 27, 2016 | John Clyde KSL.com | News Briefs

Extraterrestrial encounters: A look at 10 films that portray the existence of aliens

The notion that we are not alone in the universe has provided fodder for cinematic adventures for more than a century. In 1902, during the ...

June 27, 2016 | Emilee White Deseret News | News Briefs

Netflix makes another serious bid to become the go-to streaming platform for families

Netflix has dominated the world of subscription streaming services for a long time now. Last year, Time reported that during peak evening hours, Netflix usage ...

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | News Briefs

Slapstick comedy is given a bad name by chaotic modern comedies

I made a big mistake last weekend. I went to see “Central Intelligence.” A better title would be “Central Stupidity.”

June 27, 2016 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | News Briefs

What to expect from Costco switch from American Express to Visa

Costco has switched from 16 years of only accepting American Express credit cards to now only accepting Visa-branded credit cards — any Visa card, not just ...

June 26, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business News

The growing rate of homeless students in the U.S.

The number of homeless teens attending school in the U.S. has doubled since 2006-07 to 1.3 million in 2013-14, and most of them ...

June 26, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | News Briefs

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ is on Blu-ray and DVD this week

Nia Vardalos and the cast of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” were reunited for a sequel earlier this year, and now that romantic comedy is ...

June 25, 2016 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | News Briefs

Hollywood's treatment of the disabled leaves a great deal to be desired

I’m going to reveal serious spoilers for two films: this summer’s romance “Me Before You” and 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby.” If you ...

June 25, 2016 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | News Briefs

'Resurgence' is a weak payoff for fans of 1996's 'Independence Day'

“INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE” — 2 stars — Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie T. Usher, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward; PG-13 (sequences of sci-fi action and destruction ...

June 25, 2016 | Josh Terry Deseret News | News Briefs

Vintage TV series ‘Daniel Boone’ and ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ are now on DVD

The vintage TV series “Daniel Boone” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep” are on DVD this week.

June 25, 2016 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | News Briefs

Fatal Stabbing In Rural Oakdale

Sheriff's detectives are investigating the case of a man found stabbed to death in the 9000 block of Sawyer Road, just outside the city ...

June 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

What is the National Week of Making and how is the country celebrating it?

You may not know it, but we are nearing the end of National Week of Making, designated by the White House as a time to ...

June 23, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | News Briefs

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La Fiesta Due This Summer At Fairgrounds In Turlock

It'll be la fiesta del verano (the party of the summer) with a fantastic lineup of international Hispanic entertainers coming to the Stanislaus County Fair. The Fair welcomes Noel Torres Sunday, July 10 and Bronco Sunday, July 17. They will be performing on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. Both concerts will be hosted by La Favorita and are free with the price of Fair admission.

May 25, 2016 | | 209 LIVING

Vacation Bible School Starts June 6 At CRC

A summer kids' event called Cave Quest VBS will be hosted at Oakdale's Community Christian Reformed Church (CRC) in Oakdale from Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10. At Cave Quest, kids explore what it means to follow Jesus through dark times. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, dig into yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of Jesus' love, and play teamwork-building games. Plus, kids will be encouraged to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.

May 25, 2016 | | News Briefs

Weekly Session

Riverbank welcomes the REO Speechtrain Toastmasters Club for regular meetings every Wednesday morning, 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., at Perko's Cafe, Patterson and Oakdale roads, Riverbank. This is a fun way to learn the self-confidence and skills needed for public speaking. All are invited to come and check out the group. The next meeting will be Wednesday, June 1. For more information, call (209) 614-8462.

May 25, 2016 | | News Briefs

Knights Ferry News

It is an exciting time - the end of another school year. Students from Kindergarten up are planning on the next adventure.

May 25, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News

Valley Home News

Today is a very special day in Valley Home. Our Valley Home graduates will take a big step into the tomorrow of their lives. What a wonderful and special day it is! This year 2016 will always be special in our young people's hearts. They grew up in a most special community. They were surrounded by people who cared for them and every neighbor looked out for them. They were blessed with the very best school and the most devoted staff. They were blessed with a most special school bus driver who not only got them to school and ...

May 25, 2016 | WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News

KIWANIS HONORS

Kiwanis Club of Oakdale recently acknowledged Magnolia Elementary School students with the Hope of America award. Fifth grader Molly Terpstra, left, and sixth grader Lydia Stueve were the 2016 Magnolia recipients.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News

Study Shows Trees Moving To Higher, Cooler Elevations

Signature tree species in the high Sierra Nevada forests – including mountain hemlock, red fir and western white pine – are shifting toward higher, cooler elevations according to new research by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). This study foreshadows how climate warming may significantly alter entire habitats for multiple species.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News

Renaissance Faire Transports OJHS Back In Time

Oakdale Junior High School seventh graders were recently treated to a different type of 'fair' as a Renaissance Faire was hosted on the campus.

May 25, 2016 | Nina Frisby | Education

POLICE LOG

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 document. The listing of a name here does not imply that person's guilt or innocence. That can only be determined by a court of law.

May 25, 2016 | | Crime

Seat Belt Use Campaign Highlights Safety Issues

From May 23 to June 5, local law enforcement personnel are participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This education enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News

Legislation Passage Effort Supported By Rep. Denham

Passage of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and H.R. 4974, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, were supported this week by U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock).

May 25, 2016 | | Local News

Movie Under The Stars

Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center (OFRC) will host Inside Out for the first Movie Under the Stars event in Cottles Woods Park at dusk on Saturday, June 18. This is the first of three Movie Under the Stars events, the next two taking place July 16 and Aug. 20. The July movie will be a showing of Minions and the August feature will be a showing of Norm of the North. All three events will be in Cottles Woods Park with the show beginning at dusk. All summer long, the OFRC will be holding a backpack supplies drive. Donations ...

May 25, 2016 | | News Briefs

Garden Club Fundraiser

The Oakdale Garden Club's Annual Scholarship Fundraiser will be hosted on Tuesday, June 21. Doors open at 11 a.m.; lunch at noon. The event features a Salad Bar Luncheon, plant sale and silent auction. It will be held at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Tickets are $8 per person or $90 for a table of 8. Tickets are available from Club Members or at the door. Proceeds from the event fund scholarships for local high school graduates pursuing degrees in horticulture. For additional information contact Bob Taylor at (209) 848-8746 or visit www ...

May 25, 2016 | | News Briefs

Graffiti Car Show Comes To Modesto

The North Modesto Kiwanis Club expects more than 1,200 classic vehicles – all vintage 1979 and older – for its 18th annual American Graffiti Car Show and Festival scheduled June 10-12 in Modesto. The Kiwanis Club's charity event is the largest of many local activities scheduled during Graffiti month.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News

OJHS Rams Bring Home The Bling

Seven Oakdale Junior High students put together respectable performances as they participated in the 69th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May 7. A total of 26 Junior High and Middle Schools participate in the annual event hosted by the Stanislaus County Office of Education.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News

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