COLUMBIA - The 27th annual Harvest Festival will be held in Columbia State Historic Park on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9. Columbia will be decorated for the harvest season and vendors line Main Street displaying their handmade arts and crafts for sale, including jewelry, pottery, apparel, home decor, wood furniture, and many others.
OLD SACRAMENTO - Due to continued public interest in "above ground" walking tours, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation has extended the touring season to include two educational yet entertaining tours each weekend through October.
STOCKTON - The San Joaquin County Agricultural Hall of Fame, now in its 27th year, is inducting Allan R. Fetters, Ralph & Denene Lucchetti, Bruce A. Mettler, Stanley Seifert, and John D. Chiappe (posthumous) for 2011.
LATHROP – Lathrop city officials are hoping second time's the charm to bring in the citizens and let their thoughts and feelings known as to whether a medical marijuana dispensary should be allowed to open next door to their homes.
MODESTO - Hugo (Gato) Valdez and Andrea Monti, organizers of the U.S. division of the tango world cup held in Buenos Aires every August, will return to Modesto to conduct workshops and perform at an Argentine tango party (milonga).