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.
JAMESTOWN – Santa is taking some time out of his busy schedule to make special daytime and nighttime appearances at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown this holiday season.
PATTERSON - Alongside harvest season comes football, and Fantozzi Farms in Patterson is ready for both with its 25-acre corn maze inspired by San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
A happy Halloween is a scary Halloween. For that celebration formula to be complete, add safe to the ingredient to make the popular dress-up annual occasion a truly family-oriented entertainment.
STOCKTON - There's a pumpkin patch out there that may be ideal for young children.
Editor's Note: This is a profile on florist and amateur makeup artist Cheryl Airrington, who was recruited to turn Managing Editor James Burns into a zombie for this weekend's 209 edition.
"We can make your eye pop out of the socket and hang there up against your cheek. ... I've got a brain you can carry around. ... We can also make it look like the bone is popping out."
Whether you want to be a wicked witch, a tiger, a vampire or a member of the walking dead, local business Daydreams and Nightmares can help bring your favorite Halloween character to life. Through the use of professional makeup and talented makeup artists, Daydreams and Nightmares can help add that perfect finishing touch to complete your Halloween transformation.
Remember Miley Cyrus' VMA performance with Robin Thicke?