MEXICO CITY (AP) - Metallica vocalist James Hetfield had warned things could get perilous at the start of the band's fifth tour of Mexico, saying "We're very focused on how dangerous this show is."
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Charlie Sheen says he's not insane anymore.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A California man is appealing the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's decision to increase the Burning Man festival's attendance cap in the Nevada desert.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Vampire Diaries" has already sucked up five trophies at the Teen Choice Awards.
SONORA - Spend three days with National Geographic Photographer Phil Schermeister learning the art of nature photography at the High Sierra Institute's Baker Station located on Highway 108 near Kennedy Meadows.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - This year's Emmy nominations are set for Thursday morning in Los Angeles, with "Mad Men" making a bid for Emmy history, while a couple of fresh-faced girls flirt with possible first nominations.
TUOLUMNE CITY -Western signing at its finest will be coming to Black Oak Casino next month. Well-known Western entertainers Dave Stamey and David Bradley will perform together in a unique show on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m.
SACRAMENTO –"The Farm", located at the south end of the fairgrounds behind Building B is a scene to dazzle the senses.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Folk singer and native Oklahoman Woody Guthrie was "probably not one of the favorite sons" when he was alive, a state senator said. But Guthrie's legacy has inspired a celebration in honor of his 100th birthday this Sunday at the annual festival in his hometown of Okemah.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Helen Reddy failed to take her own advice for the last few years - she did not "Keep on Singing," to quote the title of her 1974 hit.
Andrew Knopf has a love for children and a personal appreciation for Doctors Hospital and he is showing it with his continued donations that he hopes will make the stay of youngsters more pleasant.
Ted Poulos' 85th birthday is being celebrated Saturday at Northgate Park in conjunction with marking his family's century of living and working in America from their native Piana, Greece.
SACRAMENTO - The California State Fair is hosting the Hooters World Wing-Eating Championship on Saturday, July 14, at 6 p.m. on the Promenade Stage.
TUOLUMNE - Country music star Ty Herndon will be performing at Black Oak Casino in August.
MURPHYS - Country music star Reba will be performing at Ironstone Vineyards on Saturday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m.
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.