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YES Company Celebrates Silver Anniversary Year

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 ...

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Denham Earns Recognition For Healthcare Innovation

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 ...

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American Legion, Riders Host Saturday Breakfast

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 ...

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Road Closure Causes Headache

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 ...

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Memories Made During Historic Church Move

Memories Made During Historic Church Move

 

It was quite the production this week, as the church, bell and steeple from the historic 1890’s building were moved from the original North ...

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Knights Ferry Wins Post Office Battle

Knights Ferry Wins Post Office Battle

They are getting mail in Knights Ferry once again.

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City’s Star Spangled Faux Pas Unfurls Again

City’s Star Spangled Faux Pas Unfurls Again

 

One of the remarkable and impressive things I see in Oakdale is the more than 300 American flags set up by the Oakdale Lions Club ...

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Interim Police Chief Selected For Oakdale

Interim Police Chief Selected For Oakdale

The Oakdale City Council announced that retired Modesto Police Chief Michael Harden will lead the city’s police force this July upon the retirement of ...

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Historical Church Relocated Via Unique Moving Process

Historical Church Relocated Via Unique Moving Process

Preschool children cheered and spectators lined the streets as the historic church located on the northwest corner of North Third Avenue and East E Street ...

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Memorial Service Honors Fallen Caltrans Employees

Memorial Service Honors Fallen Caltrans Employees

At its 26th Annual Workers Memorial on May 4 at the State Capitol, Caltrans honored 184 employees who have lost their lives on the job ...

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Neighbors Voice Concerns Regarding Atlas Roundabout

Neighbors Voice Concerns Regarding Atlas Roundabout

A neighborhood meeting on Friday, May 6 focused on a proposed roundabout at Atlas Rd/Highway 108-120/the North County Corridor. The neighborhoods of East ...

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Local Families Needed For Exchange Students

Cultural Homestay International (CHI) is seeking volunteer local host families for international high school boys and girls.

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MJC Hosts Second New Student Day

MJC Hosts Second New Student Day

Modesto Junior College will host the second New Student Day event for the year on Saturday, May 21 at 8 a.m. on East Campus ...

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California Sees Slight Hike In Pump Prices

California Sees Slight Hike In Pump Prices

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.63/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

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Posted: May. 11, 2016 10:38 a.m. | California Sees Slight Hike In Pump Prices Comments 0 Comments
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Motorcyclist Seriously Hurt

Motorcyclist Seriously Hurt

A late afternoon solo motorcycle crash on Stearns Road south of Sierra on Sunday left an Oakdale man with serious injuries.

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Bonus Payouts Made For Cash Losing Event?

Bonus Payouts Made For Cash Losing Event?

As the annual Farmer Market kicked off in downtown Oakdale for the summer of 2016, the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau announced that it lost ...

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Saturday Car Shows Support Area Charities

Saturday Car Shows Support Area Charities

Sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s should provide a good backdrop for a couple of different car shows in the area this weekend.

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Olsen Promotes Water Projects

Olsen Promotes Water Projects

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Riverbank) issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s executive order issued on Monday, May 9, which establishes longer-term water ...

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FAMILY FUN

FAMILY FUN

Parents, students and community members alike took advantage of a perfect spring evening recently by attending the Cloverland Elementary School’s Annual Family Fun Night ...

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Berryhill Confirmed To Rules Committee

Berryhill Confirmed To Rules Committee

Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) has been elected by his colleagues to the five-member Senate Rules Committee. The Rules Committee is considered one of the ...

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OJHS Teachers Attend Sixth Grade Outdoor Ed

OJHS Teachers Attend Sixth Grade Outdoor Ed

Fred Yerzy and Rachel Torres took a little time away from the classroom in mid-April. The break, however, was not the traditional Spring Break enjoyed ...

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Downtown Market Draws Good Crowd

Downtown Market Draws Good Crowd

Opening a few weeks ahead of last year’s schedule – and extending the market by four weeks total – the Oakdale Farmers Market kicked off Wednesday ...

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Statewide Bicycle Safety In Focus Throughout May

Statewide Bicycle Safety In Focus Throughout May

May is National Bike Safety Month, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists and bicyclists to share responsibility for roadway safety. California’s ...

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California Gasoline Prices Higher Than U.S. Average

California Gasoline Prices Higher Than U.S. Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

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Wildfire Awareness Week Highlights State Dangers

Wildfire Awareness Week Highlights State Dangers

After a destructive fire season in 2015, conditions in California are already drying out prompting Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to declare May 1-7, 2016 ...

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Awards Night Hosted For Oakdale High Seniors

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 ...

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Oakdale Plans Special Graduation Night Party

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 ...

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Watson Named 2016 Leo Volz Recipient

Watson Named 2016 Leo Volz Recipient

Oakdale High Senior Lauren Watson isn’t afraid to dream. The 18-year-old, however, knows that to dream is not enough. To achieve one’s dreams ...

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PENTATHLON KUDOS

PENTATHLON KUDOS

 

Oakdale Junior High Pentathlon team members recently participated in the 12th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon, marking its second year at the County competition. Four ...

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RAINY DAY LEARNING

RAINY DAY LEARNING

Chairs remained empty, as Magnolia Elementary students took cover from the rain under the E-Z Ups on Friday during the school’s Annual Ag Day ...

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Corps Fosters Fine Art In Oakdale Schools

Corps Fosters Fine Art In Oakdale Schools

The final piece has been hung, as children throughout Oakdale Joint Unified District will rise this week in anticipation of their work being seen.

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Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays Slated

Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays Slated

Young athletes representing 26 local junior high and middle schools are preparing to compete at the 69th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May ...

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OHS Theater Prepares For Opening Night

OHS Theater Prepares For Opening Night

 

The community of Oakdale is in for a treat, as the Oakdale High School drama department prepares once again for a musical which will have ...

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Valley Charter High School Hosts Thursday Open House

Valley Charter High School Hosts Thursday Open House

 

Valley Charter High School’s (VCHS) Open House is slated for Thursday, April 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school ...

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Stanislaus County Teacher Of Year Finalists Announced

Stanislaus County Teacher Of Year Finalists Announced

 

The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will honor the 2016 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year Finalists and announce ...

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OJHS Team Prepares For Annual Pentathlon

OJHS Team Prepares For Annual Pentathlon

Eleven Oakdale Junior High School eighth graders will be among a field of approximately 150 students on Saturday as participants in the 12th Annual Stanislaus ...

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Knights Ferry School: Gold Ribbon Honors

Knights Ferry School: Gold Ribbon Honors

While its campus may be small and somewhat unassuming, Knights Ferry Elementary School is achieving big things.

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Prison For Oakdale Woman On Third DUI

Prison For Oakdale Woman On Third DUI

The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office announced that an Oakdale woman was sentenced to 16 months in state prison in Stanislaus County Superior Court ...

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OPD Revives Motorcycle Unit, Anderson Revs Up For New Role

OPD Revives Motorcycle Unit, Anderson Revs Up For New Role

 

After a nearly two-year absence from the streets of Oakdale, the familiar rumble of a Harley Davidson Electra-glide Police Package motorcycle will be heard again ...

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Downtown Vandalism Causes Widespread Damage For Merchants

Downtown Vandalism Causes Widespread Damage For Merchants

 

Merchants along North Third Avenue were stunned Thursday morning, April 28, when decorative plants along the historic area had their two-foot deep pots smashed by ...

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Tracy Arrest Tied To Oakdale Robbery

Tracy Arrest Tied To Oakdale Robbery

 

Oakdale Police are investigating the likelihood that a suspect arrested on April 22 in Salida by Tracy Police investigators is linked the Valley First Credit ...

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Knights Ferry News

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 ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

IMPORTANT meeting May 12th at 6:30 at the clubhouse on the POST OFFICE. Susan Skidmore is coming from Sacramento Postal Service to discuss the ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry lost a long time resident when Phil (Bud) Frymire died last week. He leaves behind his wife, Carmen, children Rosie Paulat (Bob), Lisa ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

Peddler’s Faire morning was a bit breezy but that didn’t keep anyone away. The Odd Fellows held a breakfast to start the day ...

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Valley Home 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 ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home residents were saddened to hear of the passing of Knights Ferry friend Philip Frymire. He was a wonderful family man, having a most ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

Over 100 years of Valley Home School tradition. As we look into the eyes of our soon to be Valley Home graduates we catch a ...

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Valley Home News

This week we had the pleasure of attending evening service at the Missionary Baptist Church in Valley Home. The service was filled with the melody ...

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EVA ARLENE QUESENBERRY FUTCH

EVA ARLENE QUESENBERRY FUTCH

Eva Arlene Quesenberry Futch graduated to glory May 13, 2016. Eva was born in Modesto on July 29, 1926 to John William Price Quesenberry and ...

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PATRICIA THERESA BELLETTO

PATRICIA THERESA BELLETTO

Patricia Theresa Belletto, 85, of Oakdale passed away peacefully at her home on May 9 surrounded by family. Pat was born on the family farm ...

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OREN HOLLIS ALLEN, JR.

Oren Hollis Allen, Jr. was born January 13, 1931 in Lubbock, TX. He passed from this life May 10, 2016 in Rancho Cordova, CA. Oren ...

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RUTH ELLEN THOMAS PARK

RUTH ELLEN THOMAS PARK

Ruth, 87, went Home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Modesto, California. Ruth was born to Samuel and Metha (Gillaspy ...

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SHARON EYESTONE LAMB

SHARON EYESTONE LAMB

Sharon Eyestone Lamb passed away peacefully on May 7, 2016 in Oakdale at the age of 87. Sharon was born on August 20, 1929 in ...

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VICTORIA JEAN PIMLEY

VICTORIA JEAN PIMLEY

Victoria Jean Ransom Pimley, 85, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at her home in Oakdale CA. She was born on December 24, 1930 ...

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WILLIAM (BILL) HARRIS POLLARD

WILLIAM (BILL) HARRIS POLLARD

William (Bill) Harris Pollard was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven at the age of 87 on May 1, 2016 in Fort Collins, Colorado. When ...

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JAMES WORRALL

JAMES WORRALL

James Worrall, 65, of Stockton, died in a car accident while vacationing in Mulegé, Mexico on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. He is survived by his ...

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ANN (BALLARD) MARTY

ANN (BALLARD) MARTY

Ann (Ballard) Marty was born May 16, 1922 and died Monday, May 2, 2016. She was 93 years old and was a proud native Californian ...

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GEORGE “MITCH” MITCHELL EVOVICH

GEORGE “MITCH” MITCHELL EVOVICH

Son of George and Grace Evovich, Mitch was born in Burbank and grew up in Hayward. Mitch served in the US Army, earning the rank ...

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WANETTA ARLYNE ROSE

WANETTA ARLYNE ROSE

Our beloved MOM, Wanetta (Books) Rose left this life and went to join her family and many friends. Those of us left behind miss her ...

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PHILIP CHARLES FRYMIRE

PHILIP CHARLES FRYMIRE

In the early morning hours of April 28, Philip “Bud” Frymire passed away in the presence of his family at the age of 88.

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FREDERICK WALKER

FREDERICK WALKER

Frederick (Fritz) Warren Walker, born in Tobias, Nebraska on June 21, 1921. Passed away in Oakdale, California on April 28, 2016.

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ANTHONY RICHTER

ANTHONY RICHTER

In the early morning of April 20, 2016 Anthony Henry Richter of Oakdale, CA passed away at home with his wife, Genetta Richter, by his ...

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Are licensing regulations killing small businesses?

Are licensing regulations killing small businesses?

At first glance there doesn't seem to be much connection between ridesharing services Uber and Lyft being booted out of Austin, Texas markets earlier ... » Read More
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Pelé biopic 'Birth of a Legend' takes soccer fans back to the 1958 World Cup

Pelé biopic 'Birth of a Legend' takes soccer fans back to the 1958 World Cup

“PELÉ: BIRTH OF A LEGEND” — 3 stars — Kevin de Paula, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Leonardo Lima Carvalho; PG (thematic elements, some smoking ... » Read More
Posted: May. 24, 2016 6:01 a.m. | Pelé biopic 'Birth of a Legend' takes soccer fans back to the 1958 World Cup Comments 0 Comments
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Have You Seen This? 10-year-old girl rocks with a Beatle

Have You Seen This? 10-year-old girl rocks with a Beatle

BUENOS AIRES — One young rock fan lived out the dream of jamming with one of the most famous musicians still alive today after the 10-year-old ... » Read More
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Daughter tries to trick mom into revealing surprise by writing letter from ‘dad’

Daughter tries to trick mom into revealing surprise by writing letter from ‘dad’

TOLEDO, Ohio — A little girl’s attempt to con her parents into giving up a surprise has caught the attention and admiration of millions.
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Does warning students about loan debt lead to less borrowing?

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 ... » Read More
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British proposal would tie a university's tuition to its teaching quality

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 ... » Read More
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DC movie universe hit with fallout from ‘Batman v Superman’ disappointment

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 ... » Read More
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Is free speech on campus under threat?

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 ... » Read More
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Carol Burnett, ‘Angie Tribeca,’ ‘Cop Rock’ on DVD this week

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 ... » Read More
Posted: May. 23, 2016 6:02 a.m. | Carol Burnett, ‘Angie Tribeca,’ ‘Cop Rock’ on DVD this week Comments 0 Comments
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Video game adaptation 'Angry Birds Movie' can't quite find its wings

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 ... » Read More
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'Castle' is done, so let's bring back 'Firefly'

'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 ... » Read More
Posted: May. 21, 2016 5:41 a.m. | 'Castle' is done, so let's bring back 'Firefly' Comments 0 Comments
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Have You Seen This? 5 creepiest places in Russia

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 ... » Read More
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A sequel sometimes takes decades to follow the original film

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 ... » Read More
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‘Joy’ and a special edition of ‘American Sniper’ on Blu-ray

‘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 ... » Read More
Posted: May. 21, 2016 5:41 a.m. | ‘Joy’ and a special edition of ‘American Sniper’ on Blu-ray Comments 0 Comments
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Have You Seen This? Rats in the kitchen

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 ... » Read More
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SCOE Announces Academy Graduates

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 ...

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Red Cross Volunteers Aid Fire Recovery Effort

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 ...

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Tea Party Patriots Plan May 23 Forum

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 ...

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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 ...

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Even Bacon can't give 'The Darkness' any flavor

Even Bacon can't give 'The Darkness' any flavor

“THE DARKNESS” — 1½ stars — Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Jennifer Morrison; PG-13 (thematic elements, some disturbing violence, brief sensuality and language); in ... » Read More
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The simple way parents can help their college student grow

The simple way parents can help their college student grow

College today may not be offering students the education parents want for their children.
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Vintage programs dominate this week’s TV shows on DVD

Vintage programs dominate this week’s TV shows on DVD

Bob Hope Christmas specials (it is May, right?), and full-season sets of “Have Gun — Will Travel” and “The Untouchables” have been released on DVD this ... » Read More
Posted: May. 16, 2016 6:01 a.m. | Vintage programs dominate this week’s TV shows on DVD Comments 0 Comments
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Netflix saves you from watching 160 hours of commercials a year, study shows

Netflix saves you from watching 160 hours of commercials a year, study shows

Finding a new show to watch is a major decision for avid TV viewers.
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Posted: May. 14, 2016 3:40 a.m. | Netflix saves you from watching 160 hours of commercials a year, study shows Comments 0 Comments
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Documentary follows the lives of recyclers in Oakland, California

Documentary follows the lives of recyclers in Oakland, California

Amir Soltani noticed people rummaging through the trash cans in West Oakland, California, when he moved there nine years ago. Every night, he heard the ... » Read More
Posted: May. 14, 2016 3:29 a.m. | Documentary follows the lives of recyclers in Oakland, California Comments 0 Comments
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'Captain America: Civil War' is a fun movie, but it also missed an opportunity

'Captain America: Civil War' is a fun movie, but it also missed an opportunity

For the most part, “Captain America: Civil War” is just as good as everyone says it is. However, there was one troublesome plot point that ... » Read More
Posted: May. 14, 2016 3:21 a.m. | 'Captain America: Civil War' is a fun movie, but it also missed an opportunity Comments 0 Comments
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