JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer It's one of the saving graces of "Pacific Rim," Guillermo del Toro's new mega-budget monsters vs. robots extravaganza, that at a key juncture, it knows how to make fun of itself. This welcome bit of comic relief amid all the crunching, smashing and groaning in 3-D comes just as the good guys - that would be the robots, or rather the humans operating the 25-story machines built to save humanity ...
EVENTS Manteca Sunday u HOLY GHOST CELEBRATION: The 81st FESM Holy Ghost Celebration takes place Sunday, July 14, at the FESM Hall, 240 N. Main St. with a parade at 9:30 a.m., mass at St, Anthony's at 10:30 a.m., sopas at 1 p.m., auction at 2 p.m., sopas at 7 p.m., and dancing from 8 p.m. to midnight. DINNERS & BENEFITS MANTECA Today u YOUNG LADIES INSTITUE BUNCO: A Bunco social hosted by the Young ...
STOCKTON – Try finding an old fashioned deli sandwich? In today's world of Subway, Togo's, and Quiznos franchises, Genova Bakery is one of those hidden gems tucked away in a once proud neighborhood. As one of the locals, Janae Hunt enjoys the Old World flavors of her sandwich. "You can actually taste the meat and even the olive oil," she said on Thursday afternoon. Her mother was regular customer here while she recently discovered this ...
LODI - Recent temperatures on the ground have been hovering in triple digits. But that's not the case at 13,000, according to the Parachute Center located four miles south of Lodi. Conditions were reportedly cool from high above based on recent posting on the center's Facebook page. Open daily, the Parachute Center is a great opportunity for first-time jumpers not to mention the adrenalin junkies. "I did hear about this one woman who made a ...
MODESTO - Summer is in the air and the weather is looking better every day. It's the perfect time to take on a new adventure. Why not learn to fly?
MODESTO – It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a radio-controlled glider? While there's a large subset of the R/C community that focuses on airplanes – World War II replicas, stunt planes, exotic creations – the Modesto R/C club places a heavy emphasis on those planes that use the wind current to keep themselves afloat once they're already in the air. No propellers. No gas motors. Just flight in its simplest form – giving those ...
First-time California visitors traveling southbound on the freeway sometimes are taken aback when, just about the time they reach Stockton, they see a big ocean-going freighter that seems a little like a whale swimming in your local river. After driving hundreds of miles down California's hot, dry interior, it just doesn't compute that there should be a ship anywhere even close.
JAMESTOWN – The 4th of July extended holiday is a perfect time to visit Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) and enjoy memorable train rides behind the "Movie Star Locomotive" Sierra No. 3 while being entertained by festive live music performed by local musicians. Train rides behind Sierra No. 3 are available today and Sunday.
TUOLUMNE – The charismatic country duo LoCash Cowboys will be performing at Black Oak Casino on Thursday, July 11. All of their singles have made the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with their song "Keep in Mind" entering in the top 40.
SAN JOSE - Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, the blockbuster exhibition featuring one of pop culture's most enduring science-fiction franchises, opens Oct. 19, at The Tech Museum of Innovation , marking the final stop in the exhibition's hugely popular 20-venue international journey.
A full day of fun is planned for Independence Day in Turlock, starting with a downtown parade and ending with festivities and fireworks at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.
Fourth of July in Manteca means fireworks, a parade, breakfast, and an old-fashioned family gathering at the Big League Dreams sports complex.
STOCKTON – It's been a few years since the City of Stockton last put together a pyrotechnic display along the downtown waterfront.
COLUMBIA - Columbia State Historic Park is the setting for Columbia's Glorious Fourth of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4.
So you're looking for a Fourth of July celebration that's different than the same one that you've been bringing your family to for the last decade.
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LATHROP – When the Lathrop City Council got together for their second meeting in November two weeks ago, they freed up their December schedule.
The Christmas spirit is contagious and can be found to be particularly catching in small towns where holiday events bring together community members, such as Turlock's Downtown Christmas Parade.
The hyacinth along the Deep Water Channel has been cleared in preparation for the 33rd annual Stockton Delta Reflection Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The holiday season provides ample opportunities for families to take part in local festivities, and this year parents won't miss a detail by bringing their children to Modesto the first Saturday in December for the city's annual day filled with activities.
Pat Langdon isn't much of a video game connoisseur, but he did raise two teenagers at the height of the industry's explosion.
Shopping on Black Friday is not for the faint of heart.
There's no such thing as a holiday when you're in the news business.
Rowena Tebaldi is no stranger to Black Friday, widely considered in the United States as the traditional first day of shopping for the Christmas holidays with consumers taking advantage of such enticements as double-digit discount coupons and price slashes offered by retailers.
Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford had to buy a gun when he first got involved with city government.
When John Lazar goes grocery shopping on the weekends, he typically spends over an hour at the store. He isn't buying food in bulk or scouring for rare brands, instead he is chatting with citizens of the community over which he presides. As mayor of Turlock, it is these unexpected run-ins that show Lazar how in touch he is with his community.
You're supposed to have a grand vision when you're the mayor of a community.
America is known internationally as a country with a diverse and nomadic population, so it is rare when someone can say that their family has been living in the same town for over 100 years, but for Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra that is the case.
SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre brings the spirit of the holiday season to its East Sonora stage with Joe Landry's live 1940s radio broadcast version of the beloved film "It's A Wonderful Life", playing now through Dec. 22.
Thanksgiving is a busy holiday for both professional and amateur bakers; but for the pie makers at Turlock's Latif's Restaurant, it's the pinnacle of their whole year.