RIPON - Armed Forces Day is being observed this year by the men's chorus "Voices for the King".
It's one of only 23 towns in America with 80 percent visibility of an earth-shattering astronomical phenomenon – a place packed with tourists and news media that have traveled far and wide to get a glimpse.
CERES - Ceres will host the 24th annual Ceres Street Faire, a free venue in Whitmore Park next to Highway 99, the weekend of May 5-6.
STOCKTON - Shaquille O'Neal, through his company Shaq Entertainment, is presenting Shaq's All-Star Comedy Jam Tour on Sunday, May 27, at the Bob Hope Theater.
NEW YORK (AP) - Usain Bolt could be defending his Olympic 200-meter title on a Thursday afternoon in the United States.
STOCKTON - The Zhong Hua Mandarin School offers a weekly program in Mandarin Chinese language instruction in Stockton.
STOCKTON - The Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus returns to the sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 5, at 4 p.m.
MODESTO – Scotland's highly acclaimed Puppet State Theatre company will bring Jean Giono's story, The Man Who Planted Trees, to the Gallo Center stage on Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m.
La Grange author and ex-con Casey Odland is the featured speaker at the Women's Success Network of Manteca luncheon set for Wednesday, May 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Rendezvous Banquet Room, 1357 N. Main St.
St. Paul's Methodist Church is sponsoring a trip on Sunday, May 20, to the Lake County Passion Play.
STOCKTON – Monsters are making music at the Stockton Arena June 19-20.
STOCKTON - The 2012 Stockton Asparagus Festival is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 27, 28 & 29.
LODI - Micke Grove Zoo is celebrating colors, culture, and community this Cinco de Mayo.
STOCKTON - San Joaquin Delta College's Center for the Arts presents Arthur Miller's dramatization of the Salem Witch Trials in "The Crucible" at Delta's Tillie Lewis Theater, April 27 & 28, May 4 & 5 at 8 p.m., as well as April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m.
STOCKTON - Country music superstar Martina McBride is performing Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Bob Hope Theater.
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.