There's a moment early on in "Men in Black 3" when Will Smith's Agent J sits down next to his longtime partner, Tommy Lee Jones' Agent K, and bemoans the fact that he's too old for this sort of thing - for running around New York in matching dark suits, chasing down aliens and zapping them with their shiny metal weapony doo-hickeys.
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.
MODESTO – The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation on "How America Protects its 'Yosemites in the Sea' - the National Marine Sanctuary System" by William Douros, west coast regional director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.
The Trips N' Tours group based at the Manteca Senior Center offers trips for people of all ages meaning you do not have to be a senior to participate.
NEW YORK (AP) - Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst was back in the news Monday after a dog she co-owns won its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Universal bumped "Fifty Shades of Grey" from August 2014 to Valentine's Day, 2015, it seemed like a cheesy gimmick. Now that box office results are in, it's clear that was the most brilliant stroke of all.
NEW YORK (AP) - With a measure of anniversary hoopla perhaps exceeded only by the nation's bicentennial, "Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a 3½-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lady Gaga. Jennifer Hudson. Common and John Legend. Adam Levine. Rita Ora. Tegan & Sara. Tim McGraw.
PLEASANTON - The annual Northern California Fly Fishing Show begins the 2015 angling season at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Friday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb.22.
Charles Darwin's 206th birthday will be celebrated this Saturday at the Manteca Library.
LODI - A new permanent exhibition has been completed at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. It tells the story of the early American settlers of the region, families who came after the Gold Rush to build farms and futures here. "The Historical Society was extremely fortunate to be able to use the Elliott family as an example of the early settlers. They came from their tallgrass prairie homestead in Illinois to San Joaquin County in 1859," says David Stuart, director of the museum. "Their descendants preserved one of the six wagons that made up the Elliott family wagon train; it ...
The East Union High JROTC Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, at Chez Shari, 305 North Union Road, Manteca.
Volunteers are being sought to serve as docents for the Manteca Historical Society Museum.
MODESTO - Modesto Junior College's weekly Science Colloquium spring semester series continues today with "Valley Fever: It's Tthis Valley That Gave it its Name" presented by pulmonologist Dr. Robert Tanka.
MURPHYS - The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 19th annual Presidents' Wine Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all 22 CWA wineries.
TUOLUMNE CITY - Southern blues rockers Royal Southern Brotherhood will kick off the entertainment line-up in February at the Black Oak Casino.
TRACY - Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents "Girls Night: The Musical" on Saturday, March 21, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.