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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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To Rid Your Garden Of Weeds, Focus On The Seeds

(ARA) - Every garden is filled with them: millions of unseen weeds. They are dormant seeds that lurk just below the soil surface, ready to spring to life with just the briefest exposure to light. Weeds can choke a garden, robbing it of space, nutrients and water. Allowing weeds to mature compounds the problem, as they are naturally prolific seed producers. They grow aggressively and can be tough to get rid of, because pulling weeds brings more weed seeds to the surface.

March 09, 2012 | | Home and Garden

How To Improve Your Landscape Before Selling

Selling a house is seldom easy, and homeowners are often willing to do whatever it takes to make their home more attractive to prospective buyers. One of the areas sellers typically focus on is the home's landscaping. A well-maintained lawn and garden increases a property's curb appeal considerably, increasing the chances a buyer will have a strong first impression of the home.

March 09, 2012 | | Home and Garden

Top Home Decor Trends For 2012

(ARA) - From warm woods and creative colors to memorable murals and tailored textures, interior designers and industry experts predict 2012 will offer a multitude of options for those interested in giving their homes a fresh look. Even better for today's cost-conscious consumers is that many of the trends are easy and inexpensive.

March 09, 2012 | | Home and Garden

Restoring Your Property After A Long Winter

One of the best things about the dawn of spring and the return of warmer weather is the chance to get out of the house and get some fresh air. For homeowners, this is the perfect opportunity to assess any damage the previous months did to yards and develop a plan restore properties.

March 09, 2012 | | Home and Garden

Local Ear, Nose And Throat Surgeon To Lecture At UC Davis

Dr. Jerrold Polterock, Oakdale's Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon will be lecturing to Head and Neck residents during Grand Rounds in the Department of Otolaryngology at UC Davis on Tuesday, March 13. He will be lecturing about the treatment of nosebleeds, and how the treatment has changed and improved through his experience over the last 25 years. His talk is titled, "Epistaxis: (nosebleeds) My Personal Journey."

March 09, 2012 | | Local News

Deputies Search For Suspects In Waterford Shooting

Sheriff's Deputies assigned to Waterford Police Services are investigating a shooting that happened Monday, March 5 at 5:55 p.m. in the 500 block of F Street in Waterford. Deputies responded to a male who had been shot, when they arrived they found a 19-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his upper body and one to his lower body. He was transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

March 08, 2012 | | Local News

Oakdale Wrestlers Eliminated Short Of A State Medal

The pinnacle of California prep wrestling took its toll on Oakdale High wrestlers on Friday, as all five California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships qualifiers suffered painful tournament eliminations on the opening day.

March 07, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports

Rocha, Koril Exchange Vows In Las Vegas

Lindsey Reed Koril of Chicago, Illinois and Brandt Langum Rocha of Escalon, exchanged wedding vows in Las Vegas, Nevada on Feb. 11, 2012.

March 07, 2012 | | Weddings

Torngrens Celebrate 60 Years Of Marriage

An Open House to mark their 60th wedding anniversary is planned by the Torngren family of Oakdale, with husband and wife Toby and Maya celebrating on Saturday, March 10.

March 07, 2012 | | Anniversaries

Charles Ethan Cruger

Chris and Alisa Cruger of Oakdale welcomed the arrival of their son, Charles Ethan Cruger, on Feb. 15, 2012. The newborn weighed five pounds, 14 ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

March 07, 2012 | | Birth Announcements

Karelly Guzman-Ortiz

A girl, Karelly Guzman-Ortiz, was born Feb. 16, 2012 to expectant parents Patricia Guzman-Ortiz and Miguel Guzman of Riverbank. The newborn weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

March 07, 2012 | | Birth Announcements

Anahi Penunuri-Chavez

A daughter, Anahi Penunuri-Chavez, was born Feb. 22, 2012 to expectant parents Israel and Maria Penunuri of Oakdale. The newborn weighed six pounds on arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

March 07, 2012 | | Birth Announcements

Technological Wonders

There's really no question in my mind that computers are smarter than we are. Well, perhaps I should speak only for myself. My computer is smarter than me. And just when I think I have it figured out, something else changes and the learning curve starts all over again.

March 07, 2012 | | Local Columns

Keep Tabs On Groundwater

Dear Editor,March 11-17, 2012 is National Groundwater Awareness Week. Over 90 percent of all public drinking water systems rely on groundwater to supply the population with drinking water. Many residents in the Oakdale area have a private well that supplies their water. Getting an annual water well check up is like checking your furnace or smoke detector batteries seasonally. It's a smart thing to do. As a member of the National Ground Water Association, I encourage well owners to get their wells checked during Groundwater Awareness Week.An annual checkup by a certified or licensed water well contractor ...

March 07, 2012 | | From Our Readers

Concerned About Coverage

Dear Editor,I would like to clear up the issue of the comment I made on CBS 13 which aired February 29, regarding the photograph of Oakdale native Sergeant Brandon Morgan and his boyfriend.I am interested in becoming a journalist and, when I saw the news van, approached the reporter and her cameraman. The reporter offered to interview me, showed me the photograph and asked me what I thought of it. My immediate reply was that the First Amendment states that we have the right to freedom of speech and expression of our opinions and beliefs. I said that ...

March 07, 2012 | | From Our Readers

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