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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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Human trafficking: The economics and the disgust

Sara is a young, single mother living in Moldova. For the last two months she’s been looking for work with no luck. She reads an ad in the local newspaper that’s offering good paying jobs serving in restaurants in Italy. She calls the number and in a matter of weeks she has a passport in one hand and a suitcase in the other. She plans on sending money back to her mother who took charge of her son. Upon arrival to Italy, she is sold to a pimp for $4,000, raped, and beaten. She is then locked ...

June 16, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views

Have You Seen This? Flying over an active volcano



THE SKY — Wingsuits don't only make for cool videos, but they're just pretty cool in general. We all have a dream of flying and this is about as close as we can get right now. While most of us wish we had the gumption just to strap one of these suits on and go for the ride of a lifetime. Roberta Mancino had a much grander wish.

June 16, 2016 | John Clyde KSL.com | News Briefs

CANNING CLASS

Baking won't be the only thing happening at Bloomingcamp Ranch Bake Shop and Farm Stand this summer. Added to its list of fun events will be a number of activities hosted by Gypsy Cowgirl, with the first beginning this Saturday, June 18. A Pickle it! Canning class will be hosted at the ranch beginning at 1 p.m. For additional info on this and other upcoming events visit www.bloomingcampranch.com

June 15, 2016 | | Local News

Two Homes Damaged In Monday Night Fire

Oakdale firefighters in addition to units from Modesto responded to a pair of homes on fire on Gina Way in Oakdale about 9:15 p.m. Monday, June 13.

June 15, 2016 | | Local News

OJUSD Looks To Future Budget And Spending

Developers are going to need to pay a bit more per square foot in order to support Oakdale schools.

June 15, 2016 | By TERESA HAMMOND | Education

Historic Knights Ferry Store Back In Business

The register is once again ringing as the Knights Ferry General Store has reopened for business. Store owner and shop tender Andrew Basmajian, along with wife Bethany, could not be more pleased.

June 15, 2016 | By TERESA HAMMOND | Local News

Food Network-Featured Chef Serves Farm to Table

Diners of the Farm to Table event hosted by Bloomingcamp Ranch were in for a special treat this past Friday.

June 15, 2016 | By TERESA HAMMOND | Local News

Denham, Eggman Run Off For Congressional District

Incumbent Jeff Denham will once again face off against Democratic challenger Michael Eggman for the 10th Congressional District seat in the November general election, as they did in 2014.

June 15, 2016 | By RICHARD PALOMA | Local News

Body Cameras Approved For Police Department

Oakdale Police officials anticipate a program for officers to wear body cameras to be in effect within three to four months, according to Interim Police Chief Mike Harden. On Monday, June 6, the city council unanimously approved the purchase of the $43,000 program.

June 15, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Senior Information Day Deemed Success

Oakdale and surrounding area seniors were once again treated to a complimentary lunch and a wealth of information during the 15th Annual Oakdale Senior Information Day hosted on Friday, June 10. The annual event is presented and sponsored by the City of Oakdale and Oak Valley Hospital District and is free to the community. It is hosted each year at the Gene Bianchi Community Center.

June 15, 2016 | By TERESA HAMMOND | Local News

Movies Under The Stars Premiere This Weekend

Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center (OFRC) will host Inside Out for the first Movie Under the Stars event in Cottles Woods Park at dusk on Saturday, June 18. This is the first of three Movie Under the Stars events, the next two taking place July 16 and Aug. 20. The July movie will be a showing of Minions and the August feature will be a showing of Norm of the North. All three events will be in Cottles Woods Park with the show beginning at dusk.

June 15, 2016 | | Local News

SENIOR MENU

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

June 15, 2016 | | Local News

Annual Garden Club Fundraiser

The Oakdale Garden Club's Annual Scholarship Fundraiser will be hosted on Tuesday, June 21.

June 15, 2016 | | Local News

Celebration Heralds Reopening Of Knights Ferry Post Office

After several weeks of negotiations and following an abrupt closure of their longstanding facility, the historic Knights Ferry Post Office was reopened with many happy citizens in attendance.

June 15, 2016 | | Local News

Four Locals May Sit On Civil Grand Jury

The Stanislaus County Superior Court announced that the 2016-2017 Civil Grand Jury will be sworn in and seated later this month, naming four Oakdale residents that will be part of those names up for selection.

June 15, 2016 | | Local News

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