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.
MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Visual Arts Club is announcing the opening of an exhibition of long time MJC Art Professor Jerry Reilly.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Despite equal representation of male and female filmmakers at this year's Sundance Film Festival, a new study shows there has been little change in the number of women working as directors and producers at the independent-film showcase over the past decade.
TURLOCK – "America's Beloved Tenor" Daniel Rodriguez and international soprano sensation Marla Kavanaugh will perform an exhilarating program of vocal works at the historic Turlock Community Theatre on Monday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Sebastian Junger wishes his latest Sundance Film Festival documentary never had to be made.
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.