LOS ANGELES (AP) - Another universe of sci-fi fans has been put in the hands of J.J. Abrams.
NIELSEN: 20.6 MILLION WATCHED INAUGURATION: NEW YORK (AP) - Nielsen says an estimated 20.6 million people watched President Barack Obama's second inauguration on TV, sharply down from his first.
NEW YORK (AP) - For Donnie Wahlberg it's not a matter of why now, rather "why not?"
STOCKTON –The Bob Hope Theatre will be a destination for the Spring 2013 U.S. tour of "Super WHY Live: You've Got the Power!" on April 5.
STOCKTON, – The Stockton Ports, class "A" affiliate of the 2012 American League West Division Champion Oakland Athletics have arranged celebrity appearances by Rollie Fingers on May 3, Gaylord Perry on July 13, and Orlando Cepeda on Aug. 9.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce's 31st annual Almond Blossom Run is Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at Mavis Stouffer Park.
NEW YORK (AP) - Sirius XM Radio and Comedy Central are teaming up to create a new channel on the satellite radio service devoted to showcasing the television network's stable of stand-up comics.
McHenry Mansion benefit at Tresetti's
SODA SPILLS, FREEZES ON PA. ROAD WHEN RIGS CRASH: READING, Pa. (AP) - Everyone knows soda can be bad for your teeth. Sometimes, it can apparently threaten the morning commute, too.
DID OR DIDN'T SHE? BEYONCE QUESTIONED ON LIP SYNC: WASHINGTON (AP) - There's no question Beyonce's rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: was it live or lip synced?
My husband Oly and I have had a January tradition for several years. We visit the Merced National Wildlife Refuge to see the white geese.
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre Director James Reed has cast the musical, "Little Shop of Horrors," scheduled to open at SCT on March 6.
NEW YORK (AP) - Billboard is undergoing a revamp with the help of its newest Icon.
NEW YORK (AP) - Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o will be interviewed by Katie Couric, the first on-camera interview given by the All-American since news broke about the dead girlfriend hoax.
LIVERMORE - Las Positas College announced today that the College, in conjunction with its partner and co-sponsor, Sandia National Laboratories will host the 2013 Regional Science Bowl for high school students.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Was it Lee Daniels' "The Butler," the folk rock bio pic "Inside Llewyn Davis," or Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine"?
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like the annual Tournament of Roses parade, the Oscars are usually blessed with standard Southern California weather: sunshine and blue skies.
• OSCARS TO STREAM LIVE ONLINE FOR FIRST TIME: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Academy Awards ceremony will stream live online for the first time to select cable providers in eight U.S. cities.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim Lange, the first host of the popular game show "The Dating Game," has died at his home in Mill Valley. He was 81.
The Spring Fishing Classic at Bass Pro Shops, 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca provides adults, children and families the chance to learn how to fish at no cost.
MODESTO - Marcelo Molina and Carolina Vazquez, 2011and 2013 Argentine Tango USA Stage Champions, will return to Modesto on Saturday, March 1, for two workshops and to perform at a milonga (tango party).
STOCKTON - San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the California State Department of Fish and Game will plant 2,700 pounds of trout at Oak Grove Regional Park for the 11th Annual Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 1.
"Caddyshack." ''National Lampoon's Animal House." ''Ghostbusters." ''Groundhog Day." ''Stripes."
TURLOCK – Unexpected instrumentation produces unsurpassed results when the Sixth Floor Trio presents their continuum of styles and cultures at the historic Turlock Community Theatre on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Leonardo DiCaprio is poking his head out of a poolside room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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.