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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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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 in the top 1 percent have so many assets that they own half the wealth on the planet, as reported by Credit Suisse. Specifically, 30 of the wealthiest individuals own as much as a trillion dollars collectively, according to Forbes. Nevertheless, not everything is good news for them. The combined wealth of the 20 richest dropped from $899 billion in 2015 to $827 billion in 2016; the Mexican businessman Carlos Slim alone lost $27 billion ...

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

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 time, but this video did just that.

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

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 2015-16 Leadership Academy.

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 Parish Hall, San Andreas. Calaveras Recovers is a group of agencies and individuals working to rebuild homes lost in the Butte Fire, and the ongoing work will be bolstered by this event from May 21 to 24.

May 18, 2016 | | News Briefs

YES Company Celebrates Silver Anniversary Year

Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is producing the classic musical "Les Misérables, School Edition" to be performed this summer at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Tickets are now on sale at the Gallo Center for the Arts box office and online at www.galloarts.org.

May 18, 2016 | | Local News

Tea Party Patriots Plan May 23 Forum

Interested residents are invited to attend the Wednesday, May 18 meeting of the Stanislaus County Tea Party at Grizzly Rock Cafe at 6:30 p.m. in Turlock for a full meeting of Action Items, including the Initiatives for the June Ballot. Party officials plan to go over the Sample Ballots, review the Fair Schedule, and give updates on the North Valley Constitutional Essay Project, the Candidate Forum on May 23 and the Patterson Apricot Festival.

May 18, 2016 | | News Briefs

Denham Earns Recognition For Healthcare Innovation

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was recognized as a 'Champion in Healthcare Innovation' by the Healthcare Leadership Council on Thursday at its annual innovation expo. The award is presented to lawmakers in recognition of their ongoing support of patient-centered medical progress.

May 18, 2016 | | Local News

Awards Night Hosted For Oakdale High Seniors

This week, we complete the recognition for Oakdale High School seniors, with over 150 of them honored on Tuesday night, May 3 at the 48th Annual Senior Scholarship Night. Close to $166,000 was reportedly awarded to the Senior Class of 2016 for their academic achievements, sports accomplishments, community club participation and college major educational endeavors. All student names listed as well as awards were provided to the Leader staff courtesy of Oakdale High School staff. Any discrepancies should be directed to Esperanza Gutierrez-Jackson at egjackson@ojusd.org or 847-3007. The following is the second half list of recipients; the ...

May 18, 2016 | | Education

Knights Ferry News

The Knights Ferry Community Club was PACKED for the meeting on the Post Office last Thursday. The Manager of Marketing for the Post Office from Sacramento, Susan Donaldson, was there to give three options for opening the Post Office. Also attending were Congressman Denham's representatives Bob Rucker and Wendy Rodman. The guests came early to tour the museum and the Post Office. Three possibilities were given and a paper ballot was passed out to vote on which one was best. The majority voted for the Contract Post Office (like what we had). Many people commented on the treatment from ...

May 18, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News

Valley Home News

We have sad news this week in Valley Home. Richard Mullins, husband of Winnie, passed away suddenly on Saturday afternoon at their home. He was a strong, quiet man with a great sense of humor who loved and cared for his family. The family wants to thank all those who helped: ditch tenders, paramedics, firefighters and sheriff. Richard will be sorely missed.

May 18, 2016 | Nancy Osmundson | Valley Home News

Veteran’s Job Fair Thursday In Modesto

The Heavy Equipment College of California, a leading educational and training school in Modesto, will join the Stanislaus County Veterans Employment Committee (SCVEC) in hosting a Veteran's Job Fair in downtown Modesto on Thursday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. near its campus located at 409 12th St.

May 18, 2016 | | News Briefs

American Legion, Riders Host Saturday Breakfast

The American Legion and Legion Riders Post – Chapter 263 out of Escalon is hosting an Armed Forces Day breakfast on Saturday, May 21. The breakfast will be offered at the Escalon Masonic Hall, 1500 Viking St., Escalon with all active duty Armed Forces personnel invited to attend at no charge.

May 18, 2016 | | Local News

So Much Bigger

Parenting is a tricky and funny thing.

May 18, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings

Oakdale Plans Special Graduation Night Party

Members of the Oakdale High School Class of 2016 can celebrate their final night of high school together in a fun, safe, sober environment by attending the Sober Grad Night party.

May 18, 2016 | | Education

Road Closure Causes Headache

Drivers heading south on Yosemite Avenue or coming into town from Patterson Road found an unexpected surprise Wednesday morning, May 11 with the closure of the main artery through town. With "unforeseen circumstances" arising from construction, the city was forced to close South Yosemite Avenue between G Street and J Street. The shutting down of the thoroughfare was scheduled to last, according to the City of Oakdale, through Tuesday, May 17.

May 18, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

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