MENLO PARK - For a sun-splashed weekend featuring world-class art by 250 of America's top artists, two days of stellar live music, engaging chefs' demos, fabulous food and drink, artisan specialty food purveyors, a collector car show, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, an organic and green products showcase, and tons of fun for kids, head to charming, tree-lined downtown Menlo Park for Connoisseurs' Marketplace on July 20-21.
COLUMBIA - Friends of Columbia State Historic Park celebrates Columbia's 68th year as a California State Park by hosting the 19th annual Big Band Street Dance on Main Street in Columbia on July 20, from 7 until 10:30 p.m.
LONDON (AP) - British babies born the same day as Prince William and Kate's first child will receive their own royal gift in the form of a "lucky" silver penny.
VALLECITO - Twisted Oak Winery's next concert on Friday, July 5, features the hilarious folk artists Uncle Bonsai.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Symphony opens its 2013-14 season on Sept. 21 with its Autumn Pops, featuring a breathless virtuoso fiddle performance by an original star of Riverdance, Eileen Ivers. Known for her electrifying concerts that bring audiences to their feet, Ivers is joined by her ensemble, Immigrant Soul, local Irish dancers, and the Stockton Symphony.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Foundation will offer "Music of the Night" at this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July, 18 at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Buddhist Church presents its annual Bon Odori and Cultural Bazaar beginning on Saturday, July 20, at 7 p.m. with the traditional Cultural Bon Odori dance with it's colorful costumed dancers and music. They follow up on Aug. 3-4 with the cultural arts and food bazaar.
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SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) - The white van with tinted windows pulled up to the driveway with its cargo - cardboard boxes full of marijuana. And the customers eagerly awaited it, grunting and snorting.
HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) - Experiments have begun in Oregon aimed at using the unmanned aircraft known as drones to keep potatoes happy.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paula Deen has been dropped by the Food Network and Wal-Mart, but book-buyers are standing by her.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm 66 years of age and fit. In 2012, I was admitted to a local hospital because I thought I was having a heart attack. The doctor ran many lab tests, including a chest X-ray and EKG. I had palpitations during my hospital stay. My blood pressure would fluctuated, as did my pulse rate. None of my tests showed any problems with my heart.
Lately, I've been thinking about what makes someone the best kind of friend and this is what I've come up with. The best kind of friend is not necessarily one you see every day, or talk to on the phone regularly to catch up on the last scoop, though that's always fun. The best kind of friend is not even a person who gives you gifts or picks up the tab whenever you meet for lunch, though that is pretty awesome too. No, in my opinion, the absolute best kind of friend is a person who without ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Was it Lee Daniels' "The Butler," the folk rock bio pic "Inside Llewyn Davis," or Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine"?
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like the annual Tournament of Roses parade, the Oscars are usually blessed with standard Southern California weather: sunshine and blue skies.
• OSCARS TO STREAM LIVE ONLINE FOR FIRST TIME: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Academy Awards ceremony will stream live online for the first time to select cable providers in eight U.S. cities.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim Lange, the first host of the popular game show "The Dating Game," has died at his home in Mill Valley. He was 81.
The Spring Fishing Classic at Bass Pro Shops, 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca provides adults, children and families the chance to learn how to fish at no cost.
MODESTO - Marcelo Molina and Carolina Vazquez, 2011and 2013 Argentine Tango USA Stage Champions, will return to Modesto on Saturday, March 1, for two workshops and to perform at a milonga (tango party).
STOCKTON - San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the California State Department of Fish and Game will plant 2,700 pounds of trout at Oak Grove Regional Park for the 11th Annual Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 1.
"Caddyshack." ''National Lampoon's Animal House." ''Ghostbusters." ''Groundhog Day." ''Stripes."
TURLOCK – Unexpected instrumentation produces unsurpassed results when the Sixth Floor Trio presents their continuum of styles and cultures at the historic Turlock Community Theatre on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Leonardo DiCaprio is poking his head out of a poolside room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the film "Tough Guise 2" on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2014 season this March with the epic Les Miserables.
PLEASANTON – A cornucopia of 100-plus exhibitor booths displaying the latest tackle, clothing and fly-fishing accessories will be joined by destinations from Alaska to Argentina greeting visitors when the annual Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show opens Feb. 21-23 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
MODESTO -The Modesto Junior College Theatre Department and Gallo Center for the Arts will present Thornton Wilder's classic 1938 comedy/drama Our Town on March 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and March 15 and 16 at 2 p.m. in the Foster Theatre of the Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I Street in Modesto.
STOCKTON - The Ying Quartet is returning to the University of the Pacific on Sunday, April 6.