RIPON - The Ripon Arts League has two programs left in the season. The first is Sister Swing, a Tribute to the Andrew Sisters. This three-member group is backed by a four-member band. The trio changes outfits several times as they share the music of the Andrew Sisters who performed Swing and Boogie -Woogie music during the 1940s, '50s and '60s The Andrew Sisters were in fact sisters. Maxene and Patty decided to stop performing ...
MODESTO - Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, two of country music's most notable female artists, have joined together on the 'Grits and Glamour Tour' that will make a stop in Modesto for a performance at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.
STOCKTON - Friends of Chamber Music presents the bold, exhilarating performance and exploration of interesting repertoire that the Los Angeles Piano Quartet brings to chamber music in a 2:30 p.m., Feb. 12, Sunday concert of piano quartets by Mozart, Stucky, and Fauré in the Faye Spanos Concert Hall at the University of the Pacific.
Cathie Davis isn't your typical volunteer. Four days out of the week she can be found behind the counter at the Manteca Animal Shelter answering phones, processing paperwork and tackling the office work that allows the two full-time animal control officers to handle the work that only they can do. She treats the position like a job – calling when she's going to be running a few minutes late and giving plenty of advance notice ...
Woodward Park. Woodward School. Woodward Avenue. Woodward Reservoir. Just who is this Woodward who has so many things named after him in the Manteca area? Walter Woodward is considered among the top 12 prominent pioneers in Manteca history. Woodward was Manteca's first real estate agent and an early advocate of irrigation. Born in Vermont in 1858, Woodward's embracing of the economic value of irrigation was gleaned on various stops on his life's journey that eventually ...
Patrice Davidson recalled the scruffy black lab mix that finally found a home. "I want to say his name was Barney," said Davidson, who is the Delta Humane Society executive director. The dog that no one wanted had been at the Stockton SPCA adoption facility at 4590 S. Highway 99 for about two years and was a favorite among the staff. Yet he found a home in what appeared to be an unlikely pairing. "It ...
RIPON - The love of animals is apparent in the "Cagney and Lacey" gals that share the animal control duties for the City of Ripon.
LATHROP – There's something at Pets & Pals in Lathrop that you can't find in any other place like it.
RIPON - One Ripon teacher has become an icon of sorts with his former students for what they learned in his classroom – absorbing "hands on" lessons he made sure they would never forget.
NAME: Les Thomas AGE: 76 HOW LONG IN MANTECA: 30 years BORN: Grand Coulee, Washington WORK HISTORY: Retired from construction working as a carpenter and a supervisor. He worked on a variety of projects ranging from Hell's Canyon Dam on the Snake River in Idaho to building high rises in San Francisco including the 52-story Bank of America building. He figures he got into construction as that is what his father did going ...
STOCKTON – Two-year-old Brandon Lugo was like a child in a fairy tale, playing and enjoying every toy dear to his young heart.
STOCKTON – James Fortune and Deon Kipping, two nationally known gospel music artists, will headline this year's Gospelfest, an annual concert University of the Pacific puts on as part of its Black History Month celebration.
STOCKTON – Toy Story 3, the Academy Award-winning smash hit bursts out of the toy box and onto the ice in Disney On Ice presents Disney's Pixar's Toy Story 3.
MODESTO – The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's popular preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series of the same name, will hit the road in February for the first time ever on a 15-week nationwide concert tour. They perform at Gallo on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m.
SACRAMENTO - Many people associate Roadrunners with the famous tall, blue cartoon character that is always running from a coyote. Now you can see what a real Roadrunner looks like at the Sacramento Zoo.
STOCKTON – He's revived asphalt racing in San Joaquin County, introduced a dirt track to its fans and may one day lay down a drag strip.
Mike Drake grew up with dreams of becoming a race car driver. The allure of finely tuned machines, high speeds, and cheering fans excites most young boys, but the source of Drake's racing dreams didn't stem from TV or the movies, it came from watching his father circle the track at the Merced Speedway.
LODI – Back in the 1970s, Kingdon Drags was the place where Corvettes, Challengers, GTOs, Camaros, Firebirds, Mustangs and other muscle and fast cars of those days were in abundance.
Jason Webb knows high performance machines.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prolific documentary-maker Alex Gibney delivers a gripping account of the wins and losses of hard-charging idealism on the front lines of the information wars in "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks." Exhaustively researched and balanced in its view of the controversial key player, the film slips in ahead of DreamWorks' dramatic take on the exploits of Julian Assange, "The Fifth Estate," which is currently shooting.
By CHRISTY LEMIRE
By JOCELYN NOVECK
SONORA - When dance teacher Michael Minetti first meets his elderly student Lily Harrison in her Florida-coast high rise, it seems pretty clear these two will barely make it past 'Hello,' let alone their first full lesson. Besides their 30-year age difference, they clash at every turn. A former teacher and minister's wife, she's guarded, uptight and suspicious. A former Broadway dancer, he blurts out jokes and insults and swings from glib to desperate to ...
TUOLUMNE – It's a month of great tribute shows at Black Oak Casino Resort.
STOCKTON - Jerry Seinfeld is appearing on stage on Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at the Bob Hope Theatre in downtown Stockton.
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.
LODI – One of the larger wineries in the Central Valley rises from the fields east of Highway 99 like a stainless steel behemoth.
MODESTO - In California, when one thinks of the production of wine, the first place that comes to mind is the Napa Valley. However, 80 miles from the illustrious wine mecca of Napa, located in the heart of the Central Valley is the city of Modesto. For those familiar with the area, Modesto is host to Gallo Winery, one of the largest winemakers in the world and also one of the city's largest employers. However, ...
MURPHYS - Part of the history of wine country in the Sierra Foothills can be traced back to 1948.
Whoever said that you had to go to Napa to get the true wine experience?