“RATCHET & CLANK” — 2½ stars — Voices of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, Sylvester Stallone; PG (action and some rude humor); in general release
April 30, 2016|
HOLLYWOOD — Though rumors circulated in January, Disney has confirmed that American actress Emma Stone will star as the villain in the live-action adaptation of “101 Dalmatians” called “Cruella,” according to US Magazine.
April 28, 2016|
LEGOMANIA — So, I'm not totally sure what to say here other than this massive Lego train set is impressive. The thing has all sorts of switches and tracks running through an entire house, out into a yard, what looks like a small jungle, and back into the house.
Expectations are running high in the East Bay and all across Raider Nation worldwide. If the 2015 season was any indication, the Raiders are on the right path back to glory. Oakland finished with a 7-9 record, an impressive four game improvement from the abysmal 2014 season.
Story Time Sessions will resume in May: Wiggle Worms every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, dancing, rhythm activities, and fingerplay at this special program perfect for ages 0 to 3 and their caregivers. (25-30 minutes.)
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) held a statewide Litter Removal Day and Enforcement Day on Thursday, April 21 to pick up litter, trash and debris along the state highway system and to educate the public about this costly issue.
Volunteers will meet near the river in the Cost Less parking lot. Bring gloves, boots, and energy. So far volunteers have collected over eight tons of debris in the last three months, which would have otherwise been grabbed by the river this past week as the water rose to its highest level in years.
Valley Charter High School's (VCHS) Open House is slated for Thursday, April 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school (108 Campus Way, Modesto). The open house is an opportunity for all parents and prospective students to learn more about the school and its collaboration with Modesto Junior College. The award-winning VCHS program, recipient of the 2015 California Gold Ribbon and multiple national honors, includes college-preparatory academic programs for all students and outstanding Early College, choir, robotics, leadership and club opportunities.
For the third year Doctors Medical Center will honor its "graduates" of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Superhero Night at the Modesto Nuts game. NICU grads and their families will be honored on the field and one special NICU grad will throw out the first pitch with the help of the NICU Medical Director, Dr. Timothy Yao. The Nuts will honor an MVP NICU grad who turns seven that day. Children are encouraged to dress like superheroes and there will be a photo booth taking trading card photos of the NICU grads in their superhero attire.