LOS ANGELES (AP) - He was a tubby tough guy with a pug of a mug, as unlikely a big-screen star or a romantic lead as could be imagined.
Assemblyman Bill Berryhill has honored Les Thomas as the 26th Assembly District's Veteran of the Year.
Members of a Manteca family who became passionate supporters of lifesaving organ and tissue donation after their loved became a donor have received an award from the California Transplant Donor Network.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The BET Awards didn't begin with a bang but an extended bleep, as the censor police worked overtime during a performance by Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music group and Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee's parody of Jay-Z and West's hit song "... In Paris."
Doug John didn't pick up a guitar until he was 55.
By CHRISTY LEMIRE
"Brave" - Pixar is long overdue for a feature with a strong female character at its center. Now that she's arrived, it's clear that she deserves better. "Brave" is beautiful to look at, as you would expect given the technical and artistic standard the animation behemoth has set. Set in the wilds of Scotland, this 13th Pixar feature is full of lush, green forests and dramatic, rolling hills, all of which look even more idyllic bathed in a delicate, mystical sunlight. Our heroine, the feisty and free-spirited Princess Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), has a finely detailed mane of ...
STOCKTON - Josh Turner returns to Stockton on Friday, Oct. 26, to perform at the Bob Hope Theatre.
MURPHYS - Country music star Hank Williams, Jr. will be performing at Ironstone Vineyards on Saturday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m.
JACKSON - Mixed martial arts (MMA) returns to Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fight 148 on Saturday, July 7.
STOCKTON - Country superstar Alan Jackson takes his tour to the Stockton Arena in Stockton on Friday, July 27.
Bass Pro Shops' Manteca store at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, Union Road and 120 Bypass, is offering free outdoors classes.
NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King wants to lure customers this summer with a barbecue party - and a bacon sundae.
NEW YORK (AP) - HBO and producers of "Game of Thrones" apologized Thursday for a scene that depicted former President George W. Bush's severed head on a spike.
JACKSON - Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort will present the dynamic country duo Big & Rich in concert with special guests Cowboy Troy and Bradley Gaskin on Saturday, Aug. 4.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - Milton Berle was the funnyman whose pioneering presence in the nation's living rooms earned him the title Mr. Television.
STOCKTON – Comedian Steve Martin backed by the Steep Canyon Rangers bluegrass band are appearing Saturday, March 15, at the Bob Hope Theatre in downtown Stockton.
STOCKTON - To the delight of Hepcats, Lindy Hoppers and lovers of Swing Jazz, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, In The Mood is coming to Stockton in celebration of its 20th season.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College Dance and Theatre will present Off~Balance in Repertory Concert on Feb. 19, 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in the MJC Performing and Media Arts Center Auditorium. "It's All About What Inspires You…" is the theme of this year's performance.
NEW YORK (AP) - A sudden change in the weather means real money for Paul Falavolito. When a snowstorm rolls in, the chief of a small, non-profit ambulance service in White Oak, Pa., has to keep paramedics in ambulance bays longer. If there's a break in the weather, he can let idling crews go home rather than paying them overtime.
NEW YORK (AP) - Discovery Channel plans a live broadcast of the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest.
Manteca Mayor's Committee on the Arts 4th Annual Chili Cook Off is set for Sunday, Feb. 23, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.
TORONTO (AP) - Pop star Justin Bieber is giving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford a brief respite as Canada's favorite bad boy and butt of all jokes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis might shop at thrift shops, but they now have a ton of Grammy gold.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC is confirming that Bill Cosby is developing a possible new sitcom he would star in.