On paper, "The Intouchables" looks like eat-your-vegetables cinema: the story of a wealthy, white disabled man and the troubled black youth from the projects who becomes his reluctant caretaker. Surely, life lessons will be learned by all and an unlikely friendship will form across racial and socioeconomic lines and we'll all feel good about ourselves walking out of the theater afterward.
Every year Manteca plays host to the largest Memorial Day celebration on the West Coast called "Not Forgotten" that takes place at Woodward Park.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it was quite a week - from birthday, to IPO, to I DO.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Survivor: One World" should have probably just been called "Survivor: Kim's World."
RIPON - Armed Forces Day is being observed this year by the men's chorus "Voices for the King".
It's one of only 23 towns in America with 80 percent visibility of an earth-shattering astronomical phenomenon – a place packed with tourists and news media that have traveled far and wide to get a glimpse.
CERES - Ceres will host the 24th annual Ceres Street Faire, a free venue in Whitmore Park next to Highway 99, the weekend of May 5-6.
STOCKTON - Shaquille O'Neal, through his company Shaq Entertainment, is presenting Shaq's All-Star Comedy Jam Tour on Sunday, May 27, at the Bob Hope Theater.
NEW YORK (AP) - Usain Bolt could be defending his Olympic 200-meter title on a Thursday afternoon in the United States.
STOCKTON - The Zhong Hua Mandarin School offers a weekly program in Mandarin Chinese language instruction in Stockton.
STOCKTON - The Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus returns to the sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 5, at 4 p.m.
MODESTO – Scotland's highly acclaimed Puppet State Theatre company will bring Jean Giono's story, The Man Who Planted Trees, to the Gallo Center stage on Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m.
La Grange author and ex-con Casey Odland is the featured speaker at the Women's Success Network of Manteca luncheon set for Wednesday, May 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Rendezvous Banquet Room, 1357 N. Main St.
St. Paul's Methodist Church is sponsoring a trip on Sunday, May 20, to the Lake County Passion Play.
STOCKTON – Monsters are making music at the Stockton Arena June 19-20.
Nelson & Nelson will be the Christmas performance presented by the Manteca Kindred Arts. The concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 21, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church starting at 3 p.m.
NEW YORK (AP) - More than 32 years of late-night talk will pass into history next May 20, with CBS' announcement Wednesday that David Letterman will host his final "Late Show" on that day.
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre offers a special Christmas treat on Saturday, Dec. 20, presenting "A Patsy Cline Christmas" starring Stockton's own Joni Morris and the After Midnight Band. Two performances are scheduled at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on the SCT stage.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Symphony will present its annual Holiday Pops concerts on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the Warren Atherton Auditorium, located on the Delta College campus, 5151 Pacific Ave.
STOCKTON- Stockton Civic Theatre will present the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, the world's most beloved musical, "The Sound of Music" through Sunday, Dec. 14.
COLUMBIA - Sierra Rep ushers in the holidays with faith, family and fun in Sanders Family Christmas, set for this month and December at the Fallon House Theater in Columbia State Historic Park.
STOCKTON - Local comic book artist Ramon Villalobos will be featured at The Haggin Museum's 3rd Thursday event on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.
TRACY – The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents a special exhibition for the holiday season entitled Art Co-Opted, on display in the Grand Galleries from Nov. 22 thru Dec. 20.
STOCKTON - Always a big hit - it simply wouldn't be the holiday season without it- the Stockton Symphony will present its annual Holiday Pops concerts on Dec. 13 and 14.
MODESTO - Be ready to get into the holiday spirit by attending the annual Dickens Faire on Saturday, Dec. 6, in front of the McHenry Mansion located at 15th and "I" Streets in Modesto.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fox has renewed "So You Think You Can Dance" for a 12th season.
Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland-A Classic Christmas is returning for its seventh year to the Manteca Bass Pro Shops at Union Road and the 120 Bypass.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College Cross Country Team invites anyone looking for some exercise before their Thanksgiving Day dinner to participate in the 15th Annual Modesto Turkey Trot and Gobbler Walk on Thursday, Nov. 27 at the Tuolumne River Regional Park in Modesto.
MODESTO –The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, directed by Professor Anne Martin, will present a concert entitled Jaws and Juliet (and Romeo too!) on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium on East campus.
The Ripon Oratorio Society will be celebrating the Christmas season with the 69th presentation of Handel's Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 7. The program will begin at 3 p.m. in the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church at Fourth and Orange streets in Ripon.