STOCKTON - Stockton native and Ultimate Fighting Championships headliner Nick Diaz will launch his new promotion, WAR, on Saturday, June 22, at 5 p.m. at the Stockton Arena.
STOCKTON - Frankie & Annette are in concert Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at the Emerson Coffee House at the First Unitarian Universalist, 2737 Pacific Ave.
*WHAT: Ropin' on the River Rodeo
STOCKTON - San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 29th annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 1, at Oak Grove Regional Park. Gates open at 6:15 a.m.
The Ripon Christian Middle School Band played the processional as some 70 eighth graders marched into the Ripon Christian High School gymnasium Thursday night to receive their diplomas of graduation for nine years of study.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - The commemoration of this year's milestone anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will include amenities that soldiers would have relished 150 years ago.
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.
The Professional Bull Riders and Bass Pro Shops are teaming up to host a PBR family event Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27 at the Manteca store.
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.
MODESTO – Poets from Central California and the Sacramento area will read their poems at the presentation of "Song of the San Joaquin", Summer Issue, Vol. XI, #3, Saturday, August 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Downstairs Auditorium of the Stanislaus County Library, 1500 "I" St. in Modesto.
Award-winning watercolorist Dan Petersen and ceramicist, Stan Holtz, will be combining their talents in a special two-man exhibition at the Mistlin Gallery from Aug.19 through Sept. 20.
VALLECITO - Twisted Oak Winery is presenting Chris Webster and Nina Gerber in concert on Saturday, July 26.
SACRAMENTO - Due to popular demand, the weekend "Sacramento City: California's Gold Rush Legacy" Old Sacramento walking tours have been extended through Aug. 24.
CHICAGO (AP) - The reclusive author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," one of the most acclaimed novels of the 20th century, says she never gave her approval to a new memoir that portrays itself as a rare, intimate look into the lives of the writer and her older sister in small-town Alabama.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - For the fans of Archie Andrews, his impending death marks a fitting end for the famous comic book do-gooder.
COLUMBIA - The foothills will come alive with The Sound of Music when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical returns July 11 through Aug. 31 at Sierra Repertory Theatre's historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Buddhist Church's annual Bon Odori and Cultural Bazaar is Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 2-3, at the temple grounds located at 2820 Shimizu Drive.
COLUMBIA - Friends of Columbia State Historic Park will celebrate Columbia's 69th year as a California State Park by hosting the 20th annual Big Band Street Dance event on Main Street in Columbia on Saturday, July 19, from 6 to 10 p.m.
JAMESTOWN – California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is offering a special "Crew for a Day" program perfect for rail fans interested in a unique, hands-on experience. The exciting new offering, which helps to raise much-needed funds for the Park, is available now but must be scheduled in advance.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Hallmark TV channels are beginning a week's worth of holiday programming on the Fourth of July - but think ornaments and egg nog instead of fireworks and hot dogs.