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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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Local Dropout Rates Below State Average

The state's high school dropout figures increased in the past academic year according to figures released by the California Department of Education, but the school districts in Riverbank and Oakdale remain below the 21.7 percent state average.

December 15, 2010 | Richard Paloma Special To The Leader | Education

Unsafe Motorists Put Children At Risk

A Valley Home School kindergartner had a close call recently as he boarded the bus for school one morning at the stop in front of his home on Valley Home Road.

December 15, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

Schools Benefit From OEF Grants

The Oakdale Educational Foundation recently held its annual grant awards ceremony where it distributed more than $140,000 to Oakdale teachers to enrich education programs for students in the district. The OEF gave away nearly $81,000, plus an additional $60,000 from the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. The OEF had applications totaling nearly $200,000.

December 15, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

School Nurse Advises Getting Booster Shots Now For Students

A state law that requires students currently in sixth through eleventh grades must have their whooping cough (pertussis) booster shots prior to starting school next year has the Oakdale Joint Unified School District urging parents to take care of it now. If students don't have shot records showing proof, they won't be allowed to enroll in school.

December 15, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

Knights Ferry News

Jim and Diane Boyer recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Their children and grandchildren took them out to dinner.

December 15, 2010 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News

Valley Home News

Our Valley Home School students are looking forward to a fun filled week of activities. Starting off the week, Monday will offer them an exciting preview only of the gift items which will be available to purchase for family members at the much anticipated annual Valley Home PTC sponsored Christmas Store. The Christmas Store will feature a variety of gift items which are available for students to purchase for their family members. Not only are students able to purchase gift items for a nominal fee, but members of the Valley Home PTC will be on hand to wrap the selections ...

December 15, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News

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December 15, 2010 | | From Our Readers

Wauneta Abbott

Wauneta Abbott, 93, died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at home.

December 15, 2010 | | Obituaries

Patricia Catherine ‘Pat’ Avila

Patricia Catherine 'Pat' Avila, 85, died Friday, Dec. 10 at Oak Valley Hospital.

December 15, 2010 | | Obituaries

Rex Glenn Dalrymple

Rex Glenn Dalrymple, 58, died Wednesday, Dec. 8 at his Oakdale home.

December 15, 2010 | | Obituaries

Janet H. Gregory

Janet H. Gregory, 63, of Oakdale died Tuesday, Dec. 7 in Calaveras County.

December 15, 2010 | | Obituaries

Sharon Elaine Smith

Sharon Elaine Smith, 63, died Monday, Dec. 6 at her Oakdale home.

December 15, 2010 | | Obituaries

Cleone Temple

Cleone Temple, 92, of Oakdale died Monday, Dec. 6 at her daughter's home.

December 15, 2010 | | Obituaries

Show Time!! - Local Actors Drawn To Regional Theatre Productions

Oakdale Community Theatre may not be active this holiday season, but several of its principal actors have found neighboring stages and productions to lend their talents to.

December 15, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Steven John Joseph Fenton

A boy, Steven John Joseph Fenton, was born Nov. 27, 2010 to expectant parents Steven and Amanda Fenton of Escalon. The newborn weighed eight pounds, one ounce upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

December 15, 2010 | | Birth Announcements

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