DEAR DIDI: What is the point of having a dog if you have to keep it on a leash or in a crate all of the time? Can't we just let them be dogs? -Manteca Citizen
NEW YORK (AP) - The most striking thing about the broadcast TV networks announcing their new fall schedules this past week was how little that actually meant.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Randy Jackson isn't sure which budding diva will take the crown on "American Idol."
MODESTO - Part of the young and enthusiastic new guard of Argentine tango dancers working to preserve and spread tango traditions, Eva Garlez & Pablo Rodriguez will visit Modesto on their U.S. tour.
SACRAMENTO - The State Fair is celebrating its 160th Anniversary by counting down 60 days until the opening of the Fair on July 12 with "60 Days of Giveaways".
MURPHYS – Ironstone Vineyards, the premiere outdoor entertainment venue of the California Gold Country, has announced the line-up for their 2013 Summer Concert Series.
WHAT: 21st annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival
Social media raises concern about Disney trademark
NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Hayes, Parker Posey, Minnie Driver and Gillian Anderson will have prominent roles in new television series that NBC has decided to air next season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities - these are among the offerings on 30 channels that will soon require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube.
LATHROP - Give Every Child a Chance is staging the Ropin' on the River Rodeo hosted by Dell'Osso Family Farm on June 1-2.
STOCKTON - DeltaFusion is a community celebration of the rich natural and cultural diversity of Stockton and the San Joaquin Delta region.
MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum of Modesto Junior College is holding six weeks of science and nature oriented classes for children ages 4–9 starting June 20. These popular programs cover a wide variety of topics ranging from animal adventures and science experimentation to artistic endeavors.
The 21st Annual Sunrise Kiwanis Fishing Derby and Safety Fair will take place on Saturday, May 11 from, from 7 to 11 a.mn. (or while the fish last). This free event is for youth ages 15 and younger. It will be held in the CVS parking lot at Lancaster and North Main. This fun event is sponsored annually by Sunrise Kiwanis, the Parks and Recreation Department and Youth Advisory Commission. For information, call Parks and Recreation at 456-8600.
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre presents the uproarious comedy "The Ritz" through May 19.
LA GRANGE -The La Grange Rodeo is Sunday, April 6, at 1 p.m. at the La Grange Rodeo
VALLECITO - Looking for something that pairs perfectly with a 2012 Tempranillo, and is more fun than a barrel of rubber chickens?
MODESTO – The International Club of Modesto Junior College will hold its annual International Dinner on Saturday, March 22, at 6 p.m. in the social hall of Emanuel Lutheran Church, located at the corner of College and Stoddard Avenues in Modesto.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents Ultrabeats – Electronic Music Concert on Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fans upset about a main character's death in the just-concluded episode of MTV's "Teen Wolf" have a special place to go to vent.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans of all ages still pay heed to serious news even as they seek out the lighter stuff, choosing their own way across a media landscape that no longer relies on front pages and evening newscasts to dictate what's worth knowing, according to a new study from the Media Insight Project.
BOW, N.H. (AP) - Combine Twister, paint-by-numbers and the ancient Hindu practice of breath control, meditation and poses, and you get Yoga by Numbers.
STOCKTON - When the Stockton Symphony performs its Classics IV concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, in Atherton Auditorium on the Delta College campus, members of the audience will have the fortunate opportunity to hear the distinguishing nuances of sound that emanate from the viola versus the violin.
NEW YORK (AP) - Keith Richards is writing a children's book. He really is.
MODESTO – It is competitive, it is educational, and it is a long standing Modesto Junior College agricultural tradition at its best. It is the 61st Annual Future Farmers of America Field Day hosted by the MJC Agriculture & Environmental Sciences Division and Young Farmers. The Field Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 29.
STOCKTON - Everybody's favorite ogre is coming to the stage.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Ports Anchor Fund will host a free FanFest on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
NEW YORK (AP) - They say you can never be too rich or too thin. Surely it goes without saying that you can't be too good-looking, either, right? Especially in Hollywood.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adam Lambert has never paid attention to the haters, and he won't start now as the lead singer for the rock band Queen on their upcoming summer tour.
SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre continues to celebrate the start of its 35th Anniversary season with its first-ever Directors Brunch.