PLEASANTON - The 147th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2 at the Alameda County fairgrounds features the U.S. Marine Band San Diego and the L.A. Scots Grade I Pipe Band appearing together side-by-side.
MODESTO - The Slim Man Live CD release concert takes place Friday, Sept. 14, .in the garden at the Tuolumne River Lodge at 2429 River Road in Modesto just across the river from the airport runway.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Just 22, Isaac Hernandez already had performed from Havana to Moscow to Jackson, Mississippi, not to mention four years as a professional with the San Francisco Ballet.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as "Top Gun," ''Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge, authorities said.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - A Los Angeles restaurant is offering a deal to customers who agree to look at their fellow diners instead of their phone screens.
SONORA - Join Sierra Rep for a fun and frantic wedding day like no other this summer as they present "There Goes the Bride", a mad-cap dash to the altar with an unexpected twist.
STOCKTON - The Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars Tour stops at the Bob Hope Theatre on Friday, Oct, 12.
MODESTO - The 2012 Wild West Gala, Jeans & Jewels benefitting the Society for Handicapped Children & Adults will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Durrer Barn in Modesto.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch rapped that he wouldn't "sell my songs for no TV ad." His will shows he wanted to make sure that held true after his death, too.
NEW YORK (AP) - After years of breathless anticipation - at least on the part of the tabloids - Jennifer Aniston is finally ready to wed again.
STOCKTON - Delta College's Center for the Arts L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery presents the 7th Annual Visions in Clay Exhibition and Awards Competition from Aug. 16 through Sept. 13.
STOCKTON - Ballroom Bootcamp and Parache Dance Studio are presenting the "5th Annual Stockton Showcase" of dancing on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 2 to 6 p.m.at the Stockton Golf and Country Club, 3800 W. Country Club Blvd.
NEW YORK (AP) - Marvin Hamlisch was blessed with perfect pitch and an infallible ear. "I heard sounds that other children didn't hear," he wrote in his autobiography.
BURBANK (AP) - Police were called to a Costco store in a Los Angeles suburb after comedian Joan Rivers handcuffed herself to a shopping cart to protest the store, which is not selling her latest book.
NEW YORK (AP) - In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing - tall, handsome and composed - and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.
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.