RIPON – The San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes, dressed in their traditional Swiss attire, will present their Fall Concert and Dance Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Swiss Club hall in Ripon located on the corner of East Main Street and Manley Road.
STOCKTON - A full program of Beethoven is in store when the Stockton Symphony begins its Classics season on Thursday, Nov. 15.
HALF MOON BAY–– The 42nd Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is expected to draw hordes of visitors to the "World Pumpkin Capital" for a fun-filled festival on historic Main Street this Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
STOCKTON - Chris Brubeck opens the Stockton Symphony's Classics season with a Mini-Brubeck Festival on Thursday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 13.
TRACY – Starbucks Coffee Company and the Women's Center – Youth & Family Services are teaming up to host the 10th Annual "Break the Silence on Domestic Violence" Walk-A-Thon in Tracy on Saturday, Oct. 13.
New Sierra Rep play captures the hard angles of love, war & life transitions
MODESTO - Sierra High graduate and "The Voice" finalist Lindsey Pavao is performing on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at a Modesto Sound teen recording and creative arts studio concert fundraiser at the home of one of Modesto Sound's board members.
COLUMBIA - The 28th annual Harvest Festifall will be held in Columbia State Historic Park on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14.
STOCKTON - Members of University of the Pacific's 2012-13 Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet will perform the world premiere of Chris Brubeck's Adventure for Jazz Quintet and Orchestra with the Stockton Symphony when it begins its Classics season on Thursday, Oct. 11.
RIPON - A soft-spoken man of faith – retired National Guardsman Bill DeKok – told Rotarians Wednesday noon how he had survived a death sentence from pancreatic cancer.
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is staging the 30th annual Fiddle & Bango contest plus chili cook-off on Saturday Oct. 6.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Chorale will bring a celebration of music by and about women who are Saints, Queens and Mothers on Nov. 2 and 4.
East Bay Mudd band helps power Pumpkin Fair Main Stage music
Texas Hold 'Em players that manage to win at the Give Every Child A Chance 12th Annual Kings and Queens Casino Night Fundraiser on Saturday will make out like bandits.
MODESTO - Just in time for the 2012 presidential election, the Modesto Film Society's Cinema Club presents the political satire "Being There" on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., at Modesto's Historic State Theatre.
MURPHYS - The 18th annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.
VALLECITO - The John Jorgenson Quintet performs Saturday, Aug. 23, at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito starting at 7:30 p.m.
MIAMI (AP) - Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race, two people directly involved in the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
TIBURON (AP) - Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.
MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra will present its 20th annual outdoor concert, Picnic at the Pops! on Saturday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of the E&J Gallo Winery.
STOCKTON - Everything from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to the music of Billy Joel, from the dazzling symphonic spectacle of Carmina Burana to the anticipated return of Cirque de la Symphonie, from classical music inspired by planets far, far away to some of the best known compositions of Leonard Bernstein is part of the Stockton Symphony's 2014-15 Season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The studio that produces "The Big Bang Theory" said it has reached contract deals with the sitcom's cast.
LODI - Visit and pet a variety of live farm animals every weekend this August at the new Critter Corral at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Regional Park. Encounters with the animals are free with regular Museum admission, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Aug. 31.
MIAMI (AP) - A Miami-Dade County judge has postponed a hearing to determine whether Justin Bieber will be tried on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest.
Kodi Mattox has always wanted to play Horton from Dr. Seuss book, 'Horton Hears a Who.'
Bass Pro's Fall Hunting Classic at 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca is set for Aug. 1 to Aug. 17.
One of the most performed shows in America is coming to Cornerstone Community Church.
TUOLUMNE – The Cadillac Three – which Rolling Stone Country labeled as one of "Ten New Artists You Need to Know" – will be performing at Black Oak Casino Resort on Thursday, Aug. 7.
The Trips N' Tours group at the Manteca Senior Center has arranged four upcoming trips that are open to anyone wishing to participate.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.