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Final Six Candidates For Soroptimist Program

Final Six Candidates For Soroptimist Program

 

A field of 11 hopefuls will take the stage this weekend, participating in the annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program. The event is planned ...

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Posted: Feb. 10, 2016 11:57 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 10, 2016 12:43 p.m. | Final Six Candidates For Soroptimist Program Comments 0 Comments
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New Barbershop Leaves Lasting First Impression

New Barbershop Leaves Lasting First Impression

 

There’s a new team of barbers in town and they’re ready to leave their mark on the community, regardless of age, gender or ...

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Posted: Feb. 10, 2016 11:54 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 10, 2016 12:42 p.m. | New Barbershop Leaves Lasting First Impression  Comments 0 Comments
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Millennials ‘Chronically Stressed” Regarding Their Financial Futures

Millennials ‘Chronically Stressed” Regarding Their Financial Futures

Millennials – those between 18 and 34 years old – are now the largest generation in American history, constituting 25 percent of the population, according to the ...

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New Information Highlights Affordable Care Act Benefits

New Information Highlights Affordable Care Act Benefits

The Department of Health and Human Services recently released new information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare in California ...

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Valley Couple Celebrates 77th Wedding Anniversary

Valley Couple Celebrates 77th Wedding Anniversary

Sunday, Feb. 14 will mark the 76th Valentine’s Day Rogue and Eva Vizcaino will spend as husband and wife. A short six days later ...

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Thursday Meeting Slated For Local AAUW Group

The American Association of University Women, Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon Branch, will host Marion Kaanon, who will speak about the role and function of the Stanislaus ...

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Cowboy Museum Announces Student Scholarships Available

Cowboy Museum Announces Student Scholarships Available

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is presenting scholarships to deserving high school seniors in the Central Valley region.

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Falling Gas Prices Continue To Greet Motorists At Pump

Falling Gas Prices Continue To Greet Motorists At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 11.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

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Sex Solicitor Plea Nets One Year In County Jail

Sex Solicitor Plea Nets One Year In County Jail

 

A 65-year-old man arrested by Oakdale Police after an exchange of letters soliciting sex with young boys, has agreed to a one-year county jail sentence ...

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RUN FOR THE LIBRARY

RUN FOR THE LIBRARY

Over 100 run/walkers, top photo, took advantage of Saturday’s blue sky as participants of the 24th Annual Don Osborne Memorial Run, hosted by ...

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Library Offers Variety Of February Programs

Library Offers Variety Of February Programs

There is plenty going on at the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave., with a variety of programs and services scheduled throughout the month of ...

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Student Artwork Submissions Sought For 2016 Competition

Student Artwork Submissions Sought For 2016 Competition

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced the opening of California’s 2016 10th District Congressional Art Competition. The annual art competition showcases the ...

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Friends Of The Library Seeking Book Donations

Friends Of The Library Seeking Book Donations

The Friends of the Oakdale Library will be hosting its annual used book sale at the Bianchi Community Center on March 8, 9 and 10 ...

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March Women’s Club Meeting Scheduled

Oakdale Women’s Club had an outstanding lunch and meeting on Feb. 2 with the Oakdale Golf and Country Club chef demonstrating how to make ...

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Grange Hosts Monthly ‘Bunko Nite’ On Feb. 12

Grange Hosts Monthly ‘Bunko Nite’ On Feb. 12

The Oakdale Grange #435 will be hosting its monthly Bunko Nite on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Bunko is always the second Friday ...

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Presidents’ Day Holiday Prompts Local Closures

Presidents’ Day Holiday Prompts Local Closures

Monday, Feb. 15 will be observed as Presidents’ Day to mark the birthday of George Washington, first President of the United States, and it is ...

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City Sells Historic Downtown Church

City Sells Historic Downtown Church

After a nearly year-long venture to get a historic church sold at a reduced price that would keep the building intact, but moved to another ...

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Valley Could Get Funds For Salmon Restoration

Valley Could Get Funds For Salmon Restoration

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be expanding its Fisheries Restoration Grants Program into the Central Valley in 2016 to support the ...

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Human Trafficking Bills Winding Through Congress

Human Trafficking Bills Winding Through Congress

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday supported two bills to combat human trafficking in the international community. The pair of bills builds upon ...

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Sending Messages Of Love In Valentine’s Day Baskets

Sending Messages Of Love In Valentine’s Day Baskets

Valentine’s Day is a time for building memories and connections with your child to show the special people in your life you care. With ...

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ACS Discovery Shop Sale Slated

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is having its annual jewelry event. Included in the sale is jewelry in 14K, sterling silver, amazing vintage and ...

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Sonora Writers Group Meets

The Sonora Writers Group meets every second Saturday of each month. The Feb. 13 meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. in Sonora.

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Residents Invited To Bunko Event

 

The Oakdale Grange #435 will be hosting its monthly Bunko Nite on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.

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Recreation Round-Up

Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web-page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center ...

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Begin Planning Kids’ Summer Recreation Now

Begin Planning Kids’ Summer Recreation Now

Many families spend winter figuring out how to chase away cabin fever and endure frigid temperatures until spring and summer mercifully return. Parents thinking ahead ...

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Region 6 Student Artists Showcased In Exhibition

Region 6 Student Artists Showcased In Exhibition

As part of Youth Arts Month, the public is invited to visit the Educationally Interpretive Exhibition, “Making Arts Learning Visible!” Feb. 29 – April 1, 2016 ...

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Sierra View Student Raises Funds For Friend

Sierra View Student Raises Funds For Friend

Some might say Logan Atkinson has a heart bigger than his 10-year-old stature.

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Public Forum Sees Limited Attendance

Public Forum Sees Limited Attendance

A public forum which was talked about by many was attended by few. Close to 50 people attended the Boundary Study, Public Forum on Thursday ...

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Academic Greatness Continues To Shine

Academic Greatness Continues To Shine

The Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon Trophy has once again returned to the Oakdale High School campus, back in Mustang territory. For the 16th consecutive year ...

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Posted: Feb. 10, 2016 11:18 a.m. | Academic Greatness Continues To Shine Comments 0 Comments
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Leadership Academy Youths To Participate In Media Day

Leadership Academy Youths To Participate In Media Day

Students participating in the Stanislaus County Leadership Academy will meet on Friday, Feb. 5 for Media Day. Students will learn about the media from Never ...

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OJUSD Approves Increases For Staff

OJUSD Approves Increases For Staff

Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board, teachers and classified staff have settled contracts. On Monday, Feb. 1 during its monthly scheduled meeting, contracts for all ...

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Aca Dec Team Pursues Trophy For 16th Year

Aca Dec Team Pursues Trophy For 16th Year

The Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon team has been the reigning Stanislaus County Champions for as long as some team members have been alive. That ...

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OHS Teen Dancer Lands Scholarship Opportunity

OHS Teen Dancer Lands Scholarship Opportunity

 

Oakdale High School freshman Anthony Reynoso won’t be found making his mark on the baseball diamond of OHS, nor will he be found on ...

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Stanislaus County Students Prepare For Music Festival

Stanislaus County Students Prepare For Music Festival

Community members are invited to attend the Stanislaus County Music Festival on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Modesto Junior College Auditorium ...

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School District Boundary Study Results Released

School District Boundary Study Results Released

After several months of review and data collection by an outside source, findings and recommendations are back concerning the Oakdale Joint Unified School District, OJUSD ...

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Fair Oaks Elementary Gets Green Light for Donation

Fair Oaks Elementary Gets Green Light for Donation

Just months after its completion for use, the Fair Oaks Elementary School multi-purpose room is getting a new addition.

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Educational Technology Conference Scheduled

Educational Technology Conference Scheduled

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting the 17th Annual Educational Technology Conference (ETC) 2016 on Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to ...

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Students Gear Up For Annual Academic Decathlon Contest

Students Gear Up For Annual Academic Decathlon Contest

Weathering late-night study sessions, team practices and hours of reading, Stanislaus County high school students are pulling out all the stops as they head into ...

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Homecoming Week In Full Swing

Homecoming Week In Full Swing

Tuesday, Jan. 19 marked the beginning of Winter Homecoming Week at Oakdale High School. The theme for the week is “Mustangs Out of This Universe ...

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Man Wanted For Attempted Murder May Be In Oakdale

Man Wanted For Attempted Murder May Be In Oakdale

 

Sonora Police are looking for a 37-year-old transient known to frequent Oakdale wanted in connection with the attempted homicide in their town,

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Business Owner Stabbed In Burglary Interruption

Business Owner Stabbed In Burglary Interruption

 

Oakdale Police responded to the Cottonwood Restaurant at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday night, Feb. 2 regarding a report that the owner of the business ...

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Suspicious Activity Leads To Arrest Of Four

Suspicious Activity Leads To Arrest Of Four

 

Four people gathered at the rear of a U-Haul truck parked at Jerry’s Motel on East F Street garnered the attention of Oakdale Police ...

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Police Bust OHS Volunteer For Sex With Student

Police Bust OHS Volunteer For Sex With Student

 

 

Oakdale Police arrested a 23-year-old Oakdale High School volunteer on Friday, Jan. 22 after an investigation revealed he had been having a sexual relationship with ...

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Mayor Delivers Positive Outlook For ‘State Of City’

Mayor Delivers Positive Outlook For ‘State Of City’

The City of Oakdale is in a far better shape, especially financially, than it was just six years ago, according to Mayor Pat Paul. Her ...

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City Considers New Fee Structure For Development

City Considers New Fee Structure For Development

As the City of Oakdale continues to grow, its infrastructure and facilities require modification along with additional equipment needed to serve the new development areas ...

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Galgiani Legislation Offers Foreclosure Tax Forgiveness

Galgiani Legislation Offers Foreclosure Tax Forgiveness

Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) has introduced a bill that would extend tax relief on forgiveness of mortgage debt for some homeowners.

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Posted: Jan. 27, 2016 10:16 a.m. | Galgiani Legislation Offers Foreclosure Tax Forgiveness Comments 0 Comments
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State Of The City Address

State Of The City Address

Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul will address the community at the annual State of the City luncheon today, Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Bianchi Community Center ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

Welcome to the world Eugene Gregory Burns, born February 3rd to Kevin and Sarah. He weighed in at 6 pounds 5 ounces and was 18 ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

The Knights Ferry Cemetery has a sinkhole where the OID ran their pipeline. Some people bottomed out when going into the second gate. There are ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

The air was abuzz with the sounds of chainsaws after last Tuesday’s terrible storm. Your reporter watched as the wind blew so strong and ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

The Knights Ferry Garden Club selected winning posters for the Smokey Bear contest. They will be sent to the State for judging there. The winners ...

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Valley Home News

The word “special” is the perfect word to describe Valley Home resident, Emma Boggs. Growing up in Valley Home, Emma is blessed with a rural ...

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Valley Home News

It’s here, Super Bowl excitement has arrived in Valley Home! Although both teams come from locations far from Valley Home, by now most of ...

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Valley Home News

Delicious food in Valley Home! This Saturday, January 30th the delightful ladies of St John’s/St Luke’s church will once again be selling ...

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Valley Home News

This evening, Wednesday, January 20th, the Valley Home “MAC” council will hold its quarterly meeting. All are invited to come share your thoughts or have ...

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DONNA BUCKINGHAM

DONNA BUCKINGHAM

At the age 84, Donna passed away after a brief illness on January 25, 2016. She was born June 8, 1932. Donna attended Claus Sierra ...

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GLENN W. SCHUTT

GLENN W. SCHUTT

Glenn Schutt, 91 passed away peacefully at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. Glenn grew up in Turlock, CA and served ...

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CONNIE V. AMERINE

CONNIE V. AMERINE

With her family at her side, Constance “Connie” V. Amerine, aged 92, passed peacefully from her rural Oakdale home into God’s arms on Feb ...

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VIRGINIA JEANNE ARBINI

VIRGINIA JEANNE ARBINI

Our beautiful mom, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, a month shy of her 95th birthday. She ...

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MARY LOU ALVEY

MARY LOU ALVEY

Mary Lou Alvey passed away peacefully at her home in Oakdale, Ca., Monday, Jan. 25. She was 86 years of age.

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SYLVIA ANN TALIAFERRO

SYLVIA ANN TALIAFERRO

Sylvia was born to Chester and Inez Christian in Sarcoxie, Missouri where she grew up. Sylvia moved to California when she was 16, here she ...

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JOSEPH ROCHE

JOSEPH ROCHE

Joe Roche, 70, son of the late Jack (Giacomo) and Helen Roche, passed away with his family by his side after a yearlong battle with ...

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DONALD JOSEPH PHELPS

DONALD JOSEPH PHELPS

Don Phelps died on December 21, 2015 after a long illness. Born in Watsonville, CA, he lived most of his life in the Riverbank/Oakdale ...

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DENNY B. BARNES

DENNY B. BARNES

Denny B. Barnes, 76, of Onida, South Dakota passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016. Visitation was held Tuesday, January 19th from 5-7 p.m. with ...

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JODI LIND OSMAN

JODI LIND OSMAN

Jodi lost her battle with cancer last week, she was 53 years old. She will be missed by her family; parents - Don and Rosalie Osman ...

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Tips To Increase Productivity And Turn ‘Due’ To ‘Done’

 

Take a look at your to-do list and ask yourself how many things on the list can be finished when you get around to them ...

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Protecting Yourself From Credit Card Fraud In 2016

Protecting Yourself From Credit Card Fraud In 2016

You may have already received your new credit or debit card equipped with a microchip. If you haven’t received your new chip card, you ...

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Tax Tips Offered For Newly Married Couples

Tax Tips Offered For Newly Married Couples

In most parts of the country, the months of June, August, September and October are the most popular for weddings. Whether recently married or anxiously ...

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Millennials ‘Chronically Stressed” Regarding Their Financial Futures

Millennials ‘Chronically Stressed” Regarding Their Financial Futures

Millennials – those between 18 and 34 years old – are now the largest generation in American history, constituting 25 percent of the population, according to the ...

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Honoring The Legacy Of Youth Mentorship

Honoring The Legacy Of Youth Mentorship

Growing up in Florida, Whitney Stewart never thought at any point in her life she would climb a mountain. That changed when she was 13 ...

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What you need to know about 'Deadpool'

What you need to know about 'Deadpool'

A DIFFERENT MARVEL UNIVERSE — The comic character Deadpool is a fan favorite with his witty comments, violent nature and self-awareness.
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New research shows Kevin Bacon is probably your friend’s friend’s friend

New research shows Kevin Bacon is probably your friend’s friend’s friend

Everyone in the world is one step closer to being personal acquaintances with Kevin Bacon.
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Facebook dad warns parents of hair tourniquets for babies

Facebook dad warns parents of hair tourniquets for babies

A Wichita, Kansas, father recently took to social media to warn parents of hair tourniquets, and a picture he posted of his daughter has gone ... » Read More
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'Hail, Caesar!' struggles to hit a rhythm in studio-era Hollywood

'Hail, Caesar!' struggles to hit a rhythm in studio-era Hollywood

"HAIL, CAESAR!" — 2½ stars — George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Josh Brolin, Jonah Hill, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton; PG-13 (suggestive content and smoking); in general ... » Read More
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Have You Seen This? Robot hole-in-one

Have You Seen This? Robot hole-in-one



THE FUTURE — Now I don't want to alarm anyone, but the end is at our doorstep. Skynet is about to go live, and its ... » Read More
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'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies': 3 points for parents

'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies': 3 points for parents

Points for parents
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Game review: Mage Wars Academy: A tale of two wizards

Game review: Mage Wars Academy: A tale of two wizards

There's something just plain cool about wizards. Their magic abilities, spells, wisdom and great knowledge are dazzling. But when two wizards duel each other ... » Read More
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Documentaries, foreign films have been newly released on DVD, Blu-ray

Documentaries, foreign films have been newly released on DVD, Blu-ray

Several documentaries, TV movies, foreign films and independent productions have made their way to DVD and Blu-ray this week.
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Clichés abound in routine romance 'The Choice'

Clichés abound in routine romance 'The Choice'

"THE CHOICE" — 1½ stars — Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Alexandra Daddario; rated PG-13 (sexual content and some thematic issues); in general release
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Five for Families: Football films worth cheering for

Five for Families: Football films worth cheering for

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider as recommended by Ok.com. Because not all are appropriate for younger children ... » Read More
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Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’ on Blu-ray and DVD this week

Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’ on Blu-ray and DVD this week

Steven Spielberg’s excellent true-story thriller “Bridge of Spies” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week.
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Austen meets the undead in macabre 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

Austen meets the undead in macabre 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

"PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES" — 3 stars — Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Bella Heathcote; rated PG-13 (zombie violence and action and brief ... » Read More
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Have You Seen This? Uncle gets revenge on nephews with snowball machine gun

Have You Seen This? Uncle gets revenge on nephews with snowball machine gun

WINTER WONDERLAND — In my experience as a niece and now as an aunt, uncles everywhere are definitely a target of their nieces’ and nephews' excess ... » Read More
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Have You Seen This? The Piano Guys take on Adele

Have You Seen This? The Piano Guys take on Adele



THE OTHER END OF THE PHONE — The Piano Guys are not just local celebrities anymore. The talented musicians are now national darlings with over 4 ... » Read More
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Did 'Pride and Prejudice' need zombies?

Did 'Pride and Prejudice' need zombies?

If there’s an award out there for the most accurate title of the year, I suspect “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” (PPZ) is the ... » Read More
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Hollywood spends millions to make billions — or so it hopes

Hollywood spends millions to make billions — or so it hopes

Trying to accurately assess movie box-office earnings is probably a fool’s errand. And yet, once again, I go where angels fear to tread.
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Game review: Tiny Epic Galaxies — so much game and too little time

Game review: Tiny Epic Galaxies — so much game and too little time

Some games just have it all. Great components? Check. Great artwork? Check. Easy to learn? Check. Can be played multiple times without being boring? Check ... » Read More
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Have You Seen This? Star Wars song played with lightsaber violin

Have You Seen This? Star Wars song played with lightsaber violin

HONG KONG — The “Force Theme” by John Williams is beloved worldwide. From its opening notes, most listeners can easily recall their favorite scenes from the ... » Read More
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Obama pushes for every child to learn computer science as a basic skill

Obama pushes for every child to learn computer science as a basic skill

Computer coding should be taught to every American grade school student, argued President Obama in his weekly radio address Saturday.
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'Land of Mine' is a violent and heartbreaking portrait of forgiveness

'Land of Mine' is a violent and heartbreaking portrait of forgiveness

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