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Cop Corner – Being Proactive Pays Off

Oakdale is a very nice city with beautiful neighborhoods. We take pride in the city we live in and with the things we own. We landscape our yards, put a fresh coat of paint on the fence or house to make it look nice, keep the car washed and waxed, and sometimes get aftermarket accessories for our cars to personalize it or make it look a little better. Most of us know our neighbors and have a strong sense of community and security. Despite our commitment to these values and our heightened sense of security, understand that there is an ...

April 06, 2011 | Officer Joe Carrillo Oakdale Police Department | Other Views


Health Watch – Springing Into Fitness

As the temperature starts to warm, many Americans think about lacing up their running shoes or pulling out their tennis rackets. But don't let spring fitness fever corrupt your good judgment – if you haven't exercised all winter, it's better to ease into physical activity.

March 30, 2011 | | Other Views


Cop Corner – Good Neighbor Policy

Back in the day Oakdale used to be a small city where everyone knew each other's names and crime was only something that occurred in Modesto. Times have changed and neighbors never talk and crime is on the doorstep. It is time for the good old days of Oakdale to return and to adopt a good neighbor policy for your neighborhood. Being on bad terms with your neighbor can make your life frustrating, day after day. But taking the time to establish good terms with your neighbors has numerous benefits. The community will be friendlier, the neighborhood safer, and ...

March 16, 2011 | Ofcr. Warren Bradford Oakdale Police Department | Other Views


The Raging Moderate - It Continues In Wisconsin

As the battle over public unions rages on in Wisconsin and elsewhere, perhaps we should step back and take a broad look at the relationships between unions, politicians, and workers in our nation.

March 09, 2011 | Jubal McMillan | Other Views


Money Management – Questions To Ask At Tax Time

Last year, individuals who qualified for tax refunds got an average of $2,887, up 8 percent from the previous year. While there's no guarantee that you will receive a refund, there are steps you can take at this time of year that could not only potentially lower your tax bill but also enhance your overall financial situation. The California Society of CPAs (www.calcpa.org) recommends you ask your CPA these questions.

March 02, 2011 | Bill Spaniel California Society Of CPAs | Other Views


Health Watch – Is It An Allergy Or A Common Cold?

Every time we breathe, we inhale millions of tiny particles that are invisible unless viewed with a microscope. These particles include dust, pollen, plant spores, viruses, bacteria and even chemicals. Many of these particles, such as dust, pollen and plant spores are harmless. Viruses, bacteria and chemicals may be harmful to us.

February 16, 2011 | Susan Spoelma Oak Valley Hospital District | Other Views


Meeting The Tax Deadline

Penalties for late filing of tax returns can be harsh, but what can you do if you haven't received the information you need from your employer or others? If you are waiting for your Form W-2, mortgage interest statement, 1099 DIV or other documents that are necessary to complete your tax forms, it's in your best interest to take action. IRS does not accept "failure to receive documents" as an excuse for failure to file.

February 02, 2011 | Gigi Thompson Jarvis Tax Specialist | Other Views


Practical Money — To Smartphone, Or Not To Smartphone?

My wife decided to upgrade her dinosaur cell phone to a "smartphone" and enlisted my help. Initially, we ran into the brick wall of decisions smartphone shoppers frequently face: How to choose among hundreds of available phones, pick the right service provider and predict which calling and data plan and other options would best fit her needs without breaking the bank?

December 08, 2010 | Jason Alderman Financial Advisor | Other Views


Cop Corner – Holiday Safety Tips

Well it's that time of year again when we all get to run around and stress out over the holiday season. Here are just a few tips to help make sure your holiday season is one you want to remember instead of one you would like to forget.

December 01, 2010 | Sgt. Darren Semore Oakdale Police Department | Other Views


Health Watch – Moving From Episodic Care To Disease Management Mode

While the Washington politicians may continue to debate the pros and cons of health care reform, those of us in the health care industry cannot afford to adopt a wait and see attitude. We have to move forward in some areas we know need to change regardless of political or legislative decisions.

November 17, 2010 | | Other Views


Rich In Thought - My Bernese, My Life Coach

I'm new to the newsroom and for the last seven-or-so weeks when I'm there, I've followed the Old English Proverb, "Keep your mouth shut, and your ears open." I've been a sponge. Absorbing all around me to learn the journalism business, very careful what I say or do, trying to make a good impression. These mannerisms are difficult for someone who's been known as "outspoken" or "opinionated" (the kinder terms) and for the type of person who, when showing light on a situation, is known to use a heat lamp.

October 20, 2010 | Richard Paloma | Other Views


Cop Corner - Vehicle Occupant Safety

Driving a vehicle is a constant responsibility, which rests with not only the driver, but also with any passengers. Driving a car is an activity that takes constant attention to all your surroundings, such as weather, road conditions and other traffic. Believe it or not a passenger sets the attitude of the driver. Of course all the occupants will talk to each other and that includes the driver. Conversation can cause the driver to take their attention off the road and that can lead to a severe accident, an accident that could have been otherwise avoided.

October 06, 2010 | Officer Ben Savage Oakdale Police Department | Other Views


Disasters: Are You Ready?

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This past August marked the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. When asked how things have changed since that devastating hurricane, former FEMA head Michael Brown expressed the opinion that FEMA, and state and local governments had all made progress considering disaster evacuations ...

September 22, 2010 | | Other Views


Health Watch – Finding Your Medical Home

Let's face it. The most asked question about the recently passed health care legislation is "who is going to pay for what and how?" Until regulations are completed, none of us can answer that question yet.

However, the question uppermost in my mind is "how will this legislation affect the quality of care a hospital provides?"

September 15, 2010 | John Friel CEO, Oak Valley Hospital District | Other Views


Back To School Safety

I always remembered being late on the first day of the new school year.My day would usually start by sleeping through the alarm clock and being awakened by my parents pounding on my door. I would jump out of bed and quickly rummage through my closet for something to wear. If I were lucky I would have enough time to eat a piece of toast, before I was pushed out of the house. I would rush across the street with my backpack in hand, mindless of all the traffic around me, hoping to be in time to catch the ...

September 01, 2010 | OFFICER GARY VANDERHEIDEN Oakdale Police Department | Other Views


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A tricky combination: Some money, a honey and different spending styles

I'm coming up on my 20th wedding anniversary this spring, but I still remember the things that mattered to me when I was dating.

February 04, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


The influence of generic drug production on developing countries

Due to the difficulty in accessing drugs from brand-name pharmaceutical companies, most patients in developing nations are heavily relying on less-expensive generic drugs.

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


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January 21, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


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The global financial crisis of 2008 was considered the most devastating financial crisis since the beginning of the Great Depression in 1929. The Eurozone crisis ...

January 20, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


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Last night I toured two cities in Latvia and stood on a sidewalk in Sao Paulo, Brazil, watching people walk by on a sunny afternoon ...

January 17, 2016 | Jay Evensen Deseret News | Other Views


Dumping your bad day on the clerk nearest you

For the first time, everyone at my house is employed. One daughter works at sports venues selling concessions and the other works at a local ...

January 12, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


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