NEW YORK (AP) - It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.
PLEASANTON - The 1st Battalion Pipes & Drums Scots Guards and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band have been signed to perform at the 149th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, set for this Saturday and Sunday during Labor Day weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
NEW YORK (AP) - While the new broadcast season will bring many potential delights, a handful of fall entries fall far short. Fair warning from a critic looking out for you:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Network comedies including "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family" started out strong at Monday's Emmy Awards, and so did "True Detective" nominee Matthew McConaughey - even before his category came up.
MURPHYS - The 18th annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.
VALLECITO - The John Jorgenson Quintet performs Saturday, Aug. 23, at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito starting at 7:30 p.m.
MIAMI (AP) - Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race, two people directly involved in the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
TIBURON (AP) - Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.
MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra will present its 20th annual outdoor concert, Picnic at the Pops! on Saturday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of the E&J Gallo Winery.
STOCKTON - Everything from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to the music of Billy Joel, from the dazzling symphonic spectacle of Carmina Burana to the anticipated return of Cirque de la Symphonie, from classical music inspired by planets far, far away to some of the best known compositions of Leonard Bernstein is part of the Stockton Symphony's 2014-15 Season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The studio that produces "The Big Bang Theory" said it has reached contract deals with the sitcom's cast.
LODI - Visit and pet a variety of live farm animals every weekend this August at the new Critter Corral at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Regional Park. Encounters with the animals are free with regular Museum admission, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Aug. 31.
MIAMI (AP) - A Miami-Dade County judge has postponed a hearing to determine whether Justin Bieber will be tried on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest.
Kodi Mattox has always wanted to play Horton from Dr. Seuss book, 'Horton Hears a Who.'
Bass Pro's Fall Hunting Classic at 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca is set for Aug. 1 to Aug. 17.
Volunteers are being sought to serve as docents for the Manteca Historical Society Museum.
MODESTO - Modesto Junior College's weekly Science Colloquium spring semester series continues today with "Valley Fever: It's Tthis Valley That Gave it its Name" presented by pulmonologist Dr. Robert Tanka.
MURPHYS - The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 19th annual Presidents' Wine Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all 22 CWA wineries.
TUOLUMNE CITY - Southern blues rockers Royal Southern Brotherhood will kick off the entertainment line-up in February at the Black Oak Casino.
TRACY - Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents "Girls Night: The Musical" on Saturday, March 21, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seth Rogen responded to the outrage incited by a series of tweets he wrote regarding the film "American Sniper" in a statement issued exclusively to the Associated Press on Thursday, saying it wasn't his intent to offend anyone or to say anything with political implications.
MODESTO - The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation entitled "Cardiovascular Stem Cell Engineering" by Kara E. McCloskey, Ph.D., founding and associate professor for the School of Engineering at University of California, Merced.
STOCKTON - International YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is bringing a hilarious night filled with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate mail, and never before seen videos on Thursday, May 14, at the Bob Hope Theatre, 242 Main St.
BURBANK (AP) - Chuck Lorre won't clear up the mystery about whether Charlie Sheen's character will return from the dead for next month's "Two and a Half Men" series finale, but he's throwing a lot of love Sheen's way.
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STOCKTON - The Stockton Civic Theatre presents the hilarious comedy "The Red Velvet Cake War" beginning tonight, and running through Saturday, Jan. 31.
Gabriel Iglesias is bringing his Unity through Laughter Tour to the Bob Hope Theatre on Thursday, March 26.
PASADENA (AP) - CBS has hosts and starting dates for its remade late-night lineup - Stephen Colbert on Sept. 8 and James Corden on March 23 - and now is waiting to find out what kinds of shows the two men create.
STOCKTON - The Pacifica Quartet is performing Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the Faye Spanos Concert Hall at the University of the Pacific.
MODESTO –Modesto Junior College Art Gallery presents Pictures of the Past, an exhibition of the ceramic work of Rebekah Bogard, an associate professor of ceramics at University of Nevada, Reno.