ST. GEORGE, Maine (AP) - For years, Maine's lobster processing industry was on simmer. But with the help of a glut of the state's signature seafood and a few savvy entrepreneurs who spotted a hole in the market, it's on its way to a rolling boil.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Food Bank once was one of those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-laden government commodities and day-old breads and sweets were bagged and handed to people who stood in line for hours to get it.
VALLECITO - Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks are performing Saturday, July 13, as part of the Twisted Oak Folk Concert Series.
MENLO PARK - For a sun-splashed weekend featuring world-class art by 250 of America's top artists, two days of stellar live music, engaging chefs' demos, fabulous food and drink, artisan specialty food purveyors, a collector car show, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, an organic and green products showcase, and tons of fun for kids, head to charming, tree-lined downtown Menlo Park for Connoisseurs' Marketplace on July 20-21.
COLUMBIA - Friends of Columbia State Historic Park celebrates Columbia's 68th year as a California State Park by hosting the 19th annual Big Band Street Dance on Main Street in Columbia on July 20, from 7 until 10:30 p.m.
LONDON (AP) - British babies born the same day as Prince William and Kate's first child will receive their own royal gift in the form of a "lucky" silver penny.
VALLECITO - Twisted Oak Winery's next concert on Friday, July 5, features the hilarious folk artists Uncle Bonsai.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Symphony opens its 2013-14 season on Sept. 21 with its Autumn Pops, featuring a breathless virtuoso fiddle performance by an original star of Riverdance, Eileen Ivers. Known for her electrifying concerts that bring audiences to their feet, Ivers is joined by her ensemble, Immigrant Soul, local Irish dancers, and the Stockton Symphony.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Foundation will offer "Music of the Night" at this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July, 18 at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Buddhist Church presents its annual Bon Odori and Cultural Bazaar beginning on Saturday, July 20, at 7 p.m. with the traditional Cultural Bon Odori dance with it's colorful costumed dancers and music. They follow up on Aug. 3-4 with the cultural arts and food bazaar.
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SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) - The white van with tinted windows pulled up to the driveway with its cargo - cardboard boxes full of marijuana. And the customers eagerly awaited it, grunting and snorting.
HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) - Experiments have begun in Oregon aimed at using the unmanned aircraft known as drones to keep potatoes happy.
St. Anthony of Padua School is celebrating its 60th anniversary with their first annual auction dinner on Saturday, April 25. Please call 209.401.6712 for more information.
STOCKTON - The Nearly New Sale, produced by the Fashion Program at Delta College featuring mostly brand new merchandise at bargain-basement prices as low as $1 takes place Friday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Danner Hall on the Delta campus.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, directed by Professor Anne Martin, will present a Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium on East Campus, 435 College Ave.
MODESTO ─ The Modesto Junior College Music Department will present a Spring String Recital on Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on East Campus. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.
OAKDALE - Tickets are now on sale for the 34th Annual Oakdale Testicle Festival which will be held on Monday, March 30, at the FES Hall in Oakdale.
LA GRANGE - Want to have a real small town, down home Western experience? Then the La Grange Rodeo on Sunday, March 29, is for you.
MODESTO – The International Club of Modesto Junior College will hold its annual International Dinner on Saturday, April 11; at 6 p.m. in the social hall of Emanuel Lutheran Church, located at the corner of College and Stoddard Avenues in Modesto.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The foodie music festival Outside Lands is celebrating its eighth year with a mix of established superstars and new ones, from Elton John and D'Angelo to Kendrick Lamar and Sam Smith.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. premiere of the fifth season of "Game of Thrones" will be held at a palatial building aptly suited for the television show about a mythical kingdom.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - On his 93rd birthday, comedian Marty Allen could easily rest on his laughs.
STOCKTON - The New York Chamber Soloists will perform in Stockton, April 12, at the Faye Spanos Auditorium on the University of the Pacific campus.
MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents the Phonosynthesis Electronic Music Concert on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the MJC Recital Hall on East Campus.
Get ready for a Symphony in Space.
RIO VISTA - Warming weather has wine lovers and wildflower watchers looking forward to April. Tickets are now on sale for the annual Scenic Limited and Vintage Comet trains at the Western Railway Museum. Powered completely by clean electricity, both historic trains return next month.
TRACY - Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents "Girls Night: The Musical" on Saturday, March 21, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.