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Why ‘Rogue One’ will be more than just another new Star Wars movie

For a lot of Star Wars fans, it’s still sinking in that, from now on (for the foreseeable future anyway), there will be a ...

July 23, 2016 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | News Briefs

Honoring the dignity of employees includes having them own more of the companies where they work

George Clason, in his classic book titled "The Richest Man in Babylon," wrote this line: “A part of all I earned was mine to keep ...

July 21, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views

2016’s remakes, reboots and sequels show how special effects have evolved

The expression “what’s old is new again” applies these days when it comes to Hollywood’s big-budget tentpole movies. This weekend’s release of ...

July 21, 2016 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | News Briefs

Several vintage movies make their Blu-ray and DVD debuts this week

A bevy of vintage titles from several genres debuts on Blu-ray and DVD this week, led by Debbie Reynolds in her only Oscar-nominated role.

July 21, 2016 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | News Briefs

‘Miracles from Heaven’ has come to Blu-ray and DVD this week

The faith film “Miracles from Heaven” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with a number of other recent pictures.

July 21, 2016 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | News Briefs

Filmmakers often have an urge to remake classic movies

We've all had the experience of falling in love with a painting or a book or a movie or some other work of art ...

July 21, 2016 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | News Briefs

CBS and Paramount have a new set of guidelines for anyone making Star Trek fan films

Fan films are nothing new, and especially among so-called “Trekkies”/“Trekkers” — the poster-child fan group for the kind of die-hard devotion every franchise wishes it ...

July 21, 2016 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | News Briefs

Disappointing 'Ghostbusters' has its moments, but is a weak reboot of the 1984 classic

“GHOSTBUSTERS” — 2½ stars — Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth; PG-13 (supernatural action and some crude humor); in general release

July 21, 2016 | Josh Terry Deseret News | News Briefs

Why some college students have to choose between buying textbooks or going hungry

The starving student is becoming a reality, well beyond the stereotypical college student living off ramen noodles.

July 21, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | News Briefs

HARE-RAISING

Young Sophie Jenkins, a member of Sierra 4-H, looks on with a little trepidation as she and her mini rabbit go through the judging process ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News

UC Merced Students Benefit From Grant $$

Undergraduate humanities students at the University of California, Merced, will gain valuable research opportunities and support for their transitions into graduate studies and scholarly careers ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News

County Office Of Education Seeks Backpack Donations

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for homeless children, this is a time open to emotional ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News

Red Dirt And Gold Dust Angels Camp Music Fest

Grab a cowboy hat and low-back lawn chair or blanket and settle under the shade of heritage oaks at the first ever Red Dirt and ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News

Keep Pets Cool, Comfortable And Safe During Hot Weather

Summer may be a time for vacations and recreational activities for human beings, but pets may not be privy to the same luxuries. Summer recreation ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News

La Grange Odd Fellows Schedule Catfish Dinner

It's summer time and the catfish are jumpin' in La Grange.

July 20, 2016 | | News Briefs

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Merchants Battling Blight

Hours after the Oakdale City Council on Monday night, Feb. 4 approved Police Chief Lester Jenkins' recommendation to remove the downtown benches in an effort to combat loitering by vagrants, city crews were out on North Third Avenue Tuesday morning unbolting and hauling away the benches for "refurbishing." With the benches now gone, downtown merchants await to see if the result is positive.

February 13, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Slow Going In Baby Death Investigation

With nearly a month passing since receiving toxicology reports listing high levels of methamphetamine in a 44-day-old baby that died in December, Oakdale Police still have the case listed as an open investigation.

February 13, 2013 | Report Abuse account | Crime

OID To Revisit Select Parcel Annexation

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors chose to table an action item regarding the list of selected parcels for annexation at its Feb. 5 regular meeting. The item will come back before the board at the Feb. 19 regular meeting. OID General Manager Steve Knell said the board wants to make refinements to the selection criteria for the annexation, possibly by implementing a variance to increase the available water for annexed lands.

February 13, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

Tourism Improvement District Pleased With 2012

Citing its best year since forming, the Oakdale Tourism Business Improvement District announced a near $65,000 windfall for its coffers based on a full 2012 financial report.

February 13, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local Business

Locally Owned Tire Shop Stays Strong

While the economy remains tough, you may see some empty storefronts or the occasional 'going out of business' sign, but that is not the case for locally owned and operated A&M Tires and Wheels at 9837 Highway 120 in Oakdale. Small business owner Alex Ruiz opened the doors to A&M approximately two years ago and business is good. Tires and wheels are his business and he started in the tire industry in 1995, working for Big O Tires in Oakdale and Manteca before branching out with his own private shop.

February 13, 2013 | Virginia Still | Local Business

Marg-Ins - Love Lost … And Found

More than a week past deadline, I finally have taken a few deep breaths and will try to get this column written. Typically, the 'Marg-Ins' column appears the first Wednesday of the month, which means it is running a week later than normal this time.

February 13, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns

Franciosa Takes Distinguished Young Woman Title

Oakdale High School junior Sabrina Franciosa was chosen the recipient of the title of Distinguished Young Woman, passed on to her from OHS senior and current Distinguished Young Woman Janki Mistry. The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program was hosted Saturday, Feb. 9 at Magnolia School Auditorium.

February 13, 2013 | | Local News

Mommy Musings – Proper Usage of Tools

Generally speaking, I'm an analytical type. More simply put, I think too much.

February 13, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings

OHS Team Earns Academic Medals, Awards At County Competition

Oakdale High School finished first overall and also won the Super Quiz at the 33rd Annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon on Feb. 1-2 at Gregori High School, Modesto. The "Aca Dec" is considered the biggest academic event for local high schools and is presented by the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE). It is a two-day series of tests, speeches and interviews, featuring this year's theme, "Russia" with a focus on the space race and the Russian revolution.

February 12, 2013 | | Education

Thunder Team, Air Force Band Honor Military

Military Appreciation Weekend with the Stockton Thunder is set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16, with doors at the arena in Stockton opening at 6:30 p.m. each night and the puck dropping at 7:30 p.m.

February 12, 2013 | | Local News

Mustangs Pin Down 11 Titles

The wrestling chapter of the Oakdale High record book is guarded by a heavy padlock these days, as annual supremacy has surrendered some the most dominant performances in Valley Oak League history.

February 11, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports

VOL Wrestling Championships Preview

Senior wrestlers in the Valley Oak League must have night terrors about wild horses.

February 08, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports

Learn To Square Dance

The Single Skirts 'N' Flirts invites the public to have fun, meet new people and make new friends, while getting fit to toe-tapping music. Square Dancing classes begin today, Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m., and the first three lessons are free.

February 06, 2013 | | 209 CELEBRATIONS

A Baker's Dozen - Aca Dec Team Takes Trophy

Oakdale High School has taken the academic championship trophy again, for the 13th time in a row. The OHS team beat out 11 other high schools, swept the top spots for individual high points, and also won the Super Quiz at the 33rd Annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon on Feb. 1-2 at Gregori High School, Modesto.

February 06, 2013 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Police Presence - Forces Converge After Shots Fired Call

Gun shots that were initially believed to be fired at an Oakdale police officer late afternoon on Jan. 29 resulted in a multi-agency dragnet and the eventual arrest of two suspects. No officers were hurt or struck by the gunfire and by the end of the evening, both suspects were in jail. Police later determined the shot fired was "accidental" by one of the suspects who had just committed a burglary.

February 06, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Crime

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