DEAR DIDI: What is the point of having a dog if you have to keep it on a leash or in a crate all of the time? Can't we just let them be dogs? -Manteca Citizen
NEW YORK (AP) - The most striking thing about the broadcast TV networks announcing their new fall schedules this past week was how little that actually meant.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Randy Jackson isn't sure which budding diva will take the crown on "American Idol."
MODESTO - Part of the young and enthusiastic new guard of Argentine tango dancers working to preserve and spread tango traditions, Eva Garlez & Pablo Rodriguez will visit Modesto on their U.S. tour.
SACRAMENTO - The State Fair is celebrating its 160th Anniversary by counting down 60 days until the opening of the Fair on July 12 with "60 Days of Giveaways".
MURPHYS – Ironstone Vineyards, the premiere outdoor entertainment venue of the California Gold Country, has announced the line-up for their 2013 Summer Concert Series.
WHAT: 21st annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival
Social media raises concern about Disney trademark
NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Hayes, Parker Posey, Minnie Driver and Gillian Anderson will have prominent roles in new television series that NBC has decided to air next season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities - these are among the offerings on 30 channels that will soon require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube.
LATHROP - Give Every Child a Chance is staging the Ropin' on the River Rodeo hosted by Dell'Osso Family Farm on June 1-2.
STOCKTON - DeltaFusion is a community celebration of the rich natural and cultural diversity of Stockton and the San Joaquin Delta region.
MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum of Modesto Junior College is holding six weeks of science and nature oriented classes for children ages 4–9 starting June 20. These popular programs cover a wide variety of topics ranging from animal adventures and science experimentation to artistic endeavors.
The 21st Annual Sunrise Kiwanis Fishing Derby and Safety Fair will take place on Saturday, May 11 from, from 7 to 11 a.mn. (or while the fish last). This free event is for youth ages 15 and younger. It will be held in the CVS parking lot at Lancaster and North Main. This fun event is sponsored annually by Sunrise Kiwanis, the Parks and Recreation Department and Youth Advisory Commission. For information, call Parks and Recreation at 456-8600.
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre presents the uproarious comedy "The Ritz" through May 19.
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.