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SJ museum adds major exhibit on early settlers

LODI — A new permanent exhibition has been completed at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. It tells the story of the early American settlers of the region, families who came after the Gold Rush to build farms and futures here. “The Historical Society was extremely fortunate to be able to use the Elliott family as an example of the early settlers. They came from their tallgrass prairie homestead in Illinois to San Joaquin County in 1859,” says David Stuart, director of the museum. “Their descendants preserved one of the six wagons that made up the Elliott family wagon train; it ...

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EU High JROTC dinner Feb. 27

The East Union High JROTC Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, at Chez Shari, 305 North Union Road, Manteca. 

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Museum seeks volunteer docents

Volunteers are being sought to serve as docents for the Manteca Historical Society Museum.

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MJC science series talk on Wednesdays

MODESTO — Modesto Junior College’s weekly Science Colloquium spring semester series continues today with “Valley Fever: It’s Tthis Valley That Gave it its Name” presented by pulmonologist Dr. Robert Tanka.

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Wine tasting weekend set in Calaveras

MURPHYS  — The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 19th annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all 22 CWA wineries.

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Royal Southern Brotherhood performs at Black Oak Casino

TUOLUMNE CITY — Southern blues rockers Royal Southern Brotherhood will kick off the entertainment line-up in February at the Black Oak Casino.

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‘Girls Night” The Musical’ on stage at Tracy’s Grand Theatre

TRACY — Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents “Girls Night: The Musical” on Saturday, March 21, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

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Seth Rogen responds to ‘American Sniper’ comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seth Rogen responded to the outrage incited by a series of tweets he wrote regarding the film “American Sniper” in a statement issued exclusively to the Associated Press on Thursday, saying it wasn’t his intent to offend anyone or to say anything with political implications.

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Merced prof talks about stem cell engineering

MODESTO — The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation entitled “Cardiovascular Stem Cell Engineering” by Kara E. McCloskey, Ph.D., founding and associate professor for the School of Engineering at University of California, Merced.

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YouTube hit performing at Bob Hope

STOCKTON — International YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is bringing a hilarious night filled with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate mail, and never before seen videos on Thursday, May 14, at the Bob Hope Theatre, 242 Main St.

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Lorre throwing love in direction of Charlie Sheen

BURBANK  (AP) — Chuck Lorre won’t clear up the mystery about whether Charlie Sheen’s character will return from the dead for next month’s “Two and a Half Men” series finale, but he’s throwing a lot of love Sheen’s way.

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Manteca, Stockton offer restaurant week specials

What are you doing this weekend?

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SCT staging ‘Red Velvet Cake War’

STOCKTON — The Stockton Civic Theatre presents the hilarious comedy “The Red Velvet Cake War” beginning tonight, and running through Saturday, Jan. 31. 

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Comic show set March 26 at Bob Hope

Gabriel Iglesias is bringing his Unity through Laughter Tour to the Bob Hope Theatre on Thursday, March 26.

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CBS says Colbert to bow on Sept. 8

PASADENA (AP) — CBS has hosts and starting dates for its remade late-night lineup — Stephen Colbert on Sept. 8 and James Corden on March 23 — and now is waiting to find out what kinds of shows the two men create.

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Pacifica Quartet performs Feb. 8 at Faye Spanos Hall

STOCKTON — The Pacifica Quartet is performing Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the Faye Spanos Concert  Hall at the University of the Pacific.

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MJC displays ceramic works

MODESTO –Modesto Junior College Art Gallery presents Pictures of the Past, an exhibition of the ceramic work of Rebekah Bogard, an associate professor of ceramics at University of Nevada, Reno. 

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Workshop for high school seniors set Jan. 31 at MJC

MODESTO – The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College (ASMJC) is teaming up with Students United Reaching for Equality (SURE) and MJC’s International Student Program to host a workshop for high school seniors and recent graduates on how to make college a reality, with an emphasis on assisting California Dream Act students and those who need information about financial aid. 

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Streaming release test for industry

ATLANTA (AP) — Sony’s “The Interview” has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release.

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Capacity crowds pack screenings

NEW YORK (AP) — Critics and early viewers agree that “The Interview” is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.

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Kindred Arts presents Nelson & Nelson in concert Sunday

Nelson & Nelson will be the Christmas performance presented by the Manteca Kindred Arts. The concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 21, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church starting at 3 p.m.

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Letterman’s last show for May 20

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 32 years of late-night talk will pass into history next May 20, with CBS’ announcement Wednesday that David Letterman will host his final “Late Show” on that day.

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Stockton Civic Theatre plans Patsy Cline Christmas Dec. 20

STOCKTON — Stockton Civic Theatre offers a special Christmas treat on Saturday, Dec. 20, presenting “A Patsy Cline Christmas” starring Stockton’s own Joni Morris and the After Midnight Band. Two performances are scheduled at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on the SCT stage.

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Holiday Pops concert Dec. 13-14

STOCKTON — The Stockton Symphony will present its annual Holiday Pops concerts on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the Warren Atherton Auditorium, located on the Delta College campus, 5151 Pacific Ave.

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