*WHAT: Ripon Arts league concert series
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.
*WHAT: "Don't Dress for Dinner"
*WHAT: "Fiddler on the Roof"
Ramos Brothers Circus starts an 11-day run Thursday in Manteca.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When "Beloved" starring Oprah Winfrey fell flat at the box office in 1998, Winfrey drowned her sorrows in macaroni and cheese.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's clear from Ashton Kutcher's tone - even though he's sitting 2,500 miles away in New York - that the 35-year-old actor and technology enthusiast holds an unflinching reverence for Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder he portrays in the film "Jobs," opening Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ben Affleck will don Batman's cape and cowl.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke coach David Cutcliffe says walk-on Hud Mellencamp will continue to practice with the football team while he deals with felony battery charges in Indiana.
STOCKTON - With the 50th Anniversary of Beatlemania only a few months away, an award-winning musical retelling of the Beatles story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein comes to the Bob Hope Theatre in Stockton on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8 pm.
STOCKTON – University of the Pacific again this fall becomes the regional center of education, culture, entertainment and athletics.
MILLBRAE - The festive spirit and flavor of the "Big Easy" is coming to the Bay Area Labor Day weekend in downtown Millbrae for the city's 43rd annual big bash - the Art & Wine Festival, Aug. 31 to Sept. 1.
NEW YORK (AP) - A Discovery network special that speculated about whether a giant prehistoric shark could still exist has drawn a passionate response from viewers and starkly raised the question about the worth of big ratings.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Michelle Dockery warns against jumping to conclusions about how her character's baby on "Downton Abbey" and the British royal infant ended up with the same name.
The Big Valley Travel Club offers many trips to the Bay Area to see the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants play as both teams continue their fight to win their respective divisions in the American and National Leagues.
The Trips N' Tours group at the Manteca Senior Center has arranged four upcoming trips that are open to anyone wishing to participate.
A Tactical Tacos fundraiser is being held on Friday, August, 8, to benefit the Manteca and Ripon Tactical Officers Association at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, from 6 until 11 p.m.