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Does warning students about loan debt lead to less borrowing?

Could student debt be curtailed by just sending a letter telling students how much they have borrowed and how long it will take to pay ...

May 23, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | News Briefs

British proposal would tie a university's tuition to its teaching quality

As part of a recently announced education improvement plan, Britain will allow some universities to charge tuition based on quality of teaching. According to Quartz ...

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

DC movie universe hit with fallout from ‘Batman v Superman’ disappointment

The debate over the quality of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” will likely rage on at least until the next time the super-duo (or ...

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

Is free speech on campus under threat?

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and libertarian oil magnate Charles Koch argue in a coauthored Wall Street Journal op ed that free speech on ...

May 23, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | News Briefs

Carol Burnett, ‘Angie Tribeca,’ ‘Cop Rock’ on DVD this week

A new DVD with two Carol Burnett specials has been released this week, along with the debut season of the off-the-wall police sitcom “Angie Tribeca ...

May 23, 2016 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | News Briefs

Video game adaptation 'Angry Birds Movie' can't quite find its wings

“THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE” — 2 stars — Voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader; PG (rude humor and action); in general ...

May 23, 2016 | Josh Terry Deseret News | News Briefs

Can Donald Trump fix the U.S. economy? Or would he make things worse?

From the outset, Donald Trump has positioned himself as the brash outsider, the only person running for president who actually understands how the economy works ...

May 22, 2016 | Jesse Hyde Deseret News | Business News

'Castle' is done, so let's bring back 'Firefly'

“Castle” has been cancelled. The series, which follows the adventures of a novelist who hangs out with cops to solve crimes, has been a pleasant ...

May 21, 2016 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | News Briefs

Have You Seen This? 5 creepiest places in Russia



RUSSIA, OF COURSE — I don't know why, but most of love to be scared. I pretend like I don't, but I do. I ...

May 21, 2016 | John Clyde KSL.com | News Briefs

A sequel sometimes takes decades to follow the original film

Sequels do not always spring from ongoing franchises. While the follow-up flicks we most readily recognize are those that arrive a year or two after ...

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

‘Joy’ and a special edition of ‘American Sniper’ on Blu-ray

Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for four Academy Awards in the past six years, and her latest, “Joy,” is now on Blu-ray and DVD. Also ...

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

Have You Seen This? Rats in the kitchen



THE DISGUSTING REAL WORLD OF PIXAR — Sometimes, videos have the ability to just gross you out. Like, get-you-on-the-verge-of-dry-heaving gross. This doesn't happen all the ...

May 19, 2016 | John Clyde KSL.com | News Briefs

The wealthiest 1,000: How they made their money and why can't we do the same?

How rich are the rich? Well, Bill Gates has $75 billion, Warren Buffet $60.8 billion and Mark Zuckerberg about $44.6 billion. The people ...

May 19, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views

SCOE Announces Academy Graduates

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Department recently announced that 30 students from throughout the county received scholarships as they graduated from its ...

May 18, 2016 | | News Briefs

Red Cross Volunteers Aid Fire Recovery Effort

American Red Cross volunteers will be in San Andreas supporting the Butte Fire survivors with comprehensive communication in face-to-face meetings at St. Andrews Catholic Church ...

May 18, 2016 | | News Briefs

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Mayotte Takes Reins For Fire Agencies

In the name of efficiency and eliminating redundancy, Stanislaus County Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief, Stephen Mayotte, has assumed the role of Fire Chief by Contract for Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District, Oakdale City Fire Department as well as Stanislaus Consolidated as of July 1.

July 25, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

For Your Information - Central Valley Environmental Snapshot

California's Central Valley environment is getting healthier, but not fast enough. Its air quality is still among the worst in the nation, according to a report released this past week.

July 25, 2012 | Linda Hoile and Lorena Anderson Great Valley Center/UC Merced | Other Views

Strong Words To Get CalPERS Actuarial

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors recently unanimously approved a resolution to terminate the contract between the district and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Due to sustainability concerns and escalating costs associated with the retirement program, the board has expressed concerns and has heard presentations from CalPERS staff. The board directed OID staff to evaluate the options and came up with the need to use strong wording like "contract termination" apparently in order to get the financials they need to study the feasibility.

July 24, 2012 | | Local News

Athletes Of The Year Revealed Wednesday

On Wednesday, July 25, the Oakdale Leader will release the 2011-12 Male co-Athletes of the Year and the 2011-12 Female Athlete of the Year with video interviews to be posted online. See the print edition of the Leader on Wednesday for details of these athletes and their heroic final seasons.

July 23, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports

Cowboy Museum To Debut New Exhibit

A new exhibit, The Saddle, Tools of the Trade, will debut at the Oakdale Cowboy Museum, on Wednesday, July 25, from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. This exhibit will feature the exact tools and equipment that would have been found in a saddle shop 100 years ago and still are being used in shops today. Over the last 150 years the design of the western saddle has continually changed. These changes have mainly occurred to fulfill the various needs of the mounted stockman. The style for many of the tools of the saddle maker however, have not changed significantly ...

July 20, 2012 | | Local News

Open Meeting Reporting Threatened

Under the law known as the Brown Act, local government agencies such as the City of Oakdale, Oakdale Joint Unified School District, Oakdale Irrigation District, and Oak Valley Hospital District must post public meeting agendas and release closed session decisions.

July 19, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Knights Ferry News for July 18, 2012

Birthday greetings for the month of July go out to: Gordon Griesner, Kathy Mangante, Diane Boyer, Kay Martinelli, Bonnie Witzke, Vira Segni, Beverly Brunker, Tasha Sweet, Shasta Duckworth, Shae Serpa, John Simons, Joey Miller, Riley Miller, Horst Kaiser, Jean Naccarato, Kylea Coston, Kaitlin Burke, Chris Roek, Kaitlin Van Ryn, Lina Nilsson, Darla Viohl, Maureen McKibban, Michael McKibban, Wyatt Souza, Sophie Schwandt and Kylee Sisco.

July 18, 2012 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News

Josephine Kelsay

Josephine Kelsay, 95, a resident of Stanislaus County for 88 years, passed away on Sunday, July 15 at her home in Oakdale surrounded by her loving family.

July 18, 2012 | | Obituaries

Teen Recants Rape, Kidnapping Claim

A 16-year-old Oakdale girl who claimed she'd been kidnapped and raped on June 13 - sparking a frenzy of fear and concern within the community - has recanted her story, said police.

July 18, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

More On Medicare - Keeping Care Affordable

In California, the Affordable Care Act – the new health care law – helped 1,327,883 people with original Medicare get at least one preventive service at no cost to them during the first six months of 2012, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced. This is 45 percent of those eligible for these services in California. This figure also includes 109,444 in California who have taken advantage of the Annual Wellness Visit provided by the Affordable Care Act.

July 18, 2012 | David Sayen Regional Administrator | Other Views

Nuts Rank As Valuable County Crop

Nut farmers like Doug Ott and Dale Van Groningen of Oakdale don't seem to do it for the money – they call it fun – but they and growers like them produce the second most valuable agricultural crop in Stanislaus County.

July 18, 2012 | John Branch | Local Business

Lilyana Grace Boyd

Heather Mills and Adam Boyd of Oakdale welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Lilyana Grace Boyd, on July 2, 2012.

July 18, 2012 | | Birth Announcements

Jaqueline Gonzalez

A girl, Jaqueline Gonzalez, was born on July 6, 2012 to expectant parents JuanCarlos and Yesenia Gonzalez of Waterford.

July 18, 2012 | | Birth Announcements

OID Protests SSJID Breach Of Protocol

A formal letter of protest to the South San Joaquin Irrigation District regarding breach of Tri-Dam board meeting protocol was unanimously approved to be sent by the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors at the July 17 regular meeting.

July 18, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

Valley Home News for July 18, 2012

We received this update from one of our fellow neighbors who shares the following information on an occurrence happening on Tuesday, July 10th in the area of Steinegul and Lone Tree.

July 18, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News

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