CHICAGO (AP) - The reclusive author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," one of the most acclaimed novels of the 20th century, says she never gave her approval to a new memoir that portrays itself as a rare, intimate look into the lives of the writer and her older sister in small-town Alabama.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - For the fans of Archie Andrews, his impending death marks a fitting end for the famous comic book do-gooder.
COLUMBIA - The foothills will come alive with The Sound of Music when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical returns July 11 through Aug. 31 at Sierra Repertory Theatre's historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Buddhist Church's annual Bon Odori and Cultural Bazaar is Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 2-3, at the temple grounds located at 2820 Shimizu Drive.
COLUMBIA - Friends of Columbia State Historic Park will celebrate Columbia's 69th year as a California State Park by hosting the 20th annual Big Band Street Dance event on Main Street in Columbia on Saturday, July 19, from 6 to 10 p.m.
JAMESTOWN – California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is offering a special "Crew for a Day" program perfect for rail fans interested in a unique, hands-on experience. The exciting new offering, which helps to raise much-needed funds for the Park, is available now but must be scheduled in advance.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Hallmark TV channels are beginning a week's worth of holiday programming on the Fourth of July - but think ornaments and egg nog instead of fireworks and hot dogs.
STOCKTON - The Market at Delta College has added Fridays to its summer festivities from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Delta's Budd 4 Parking lot.
SONORA - Sierra Rep will open its doors for an all-access Open House on Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. at the East Sonora Theatre.
COLUMBIA - Columbia State Historic Park is the setting for Columbia's Glorious Fourth of July Celebration-on Friday, July 4.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Divorce, it seems, has turned into a party - special cakes and all.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sure, living in the White House has its perks. But a clothing allowance is not one of them.
SONORA - The Double Cupp Diner sits on the side of the road "somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, NC." But from June 13 to July 27 the diner – the setting of "Pump Boys and Dinettes" – will relocate to East Sonora as Sierra Repertory Theatre stages another rendition of this popular musical.
VALLECITO - Twisted Oak Winery next summer concert on Saturday, June 14, features the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.
STOCKTON - The free Movies At The Point offered by the City of Stockton Community Services Department starts June 13.
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.
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.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra will celebrate the birthday of composer Johann Sebastian Bach with a "Bach in the Subways Day" on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at 10th Street Plaza, located at 1010 10th Street in Modesto.
For the first time ever, Bass Pro Shops is hosting Dog Days Family Event, which includes free seminars and activities for pets and owners.