SIMI VALLEY (AP) - He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit.
"If the word 'Manson' was not attached to Leslie, she would have been out 20 years ago," attorney Richard Pfeiffer told me about his client, convicted Manson "family" killer Leslie Van Houten, who is serving a life sentence for her role in two 1969 murders. On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown reversed a parole board recommendation to parole Van Houten, 66, because she is remorseful, has accepted responsibility for her crimes and no longer poses a danger to society. "As our Supreme Court has acknowledged," Brown wrote, "in rare circumstances a crime is so atrocious that it provides evidence of current ...
Traffic flow before and after school - as well as student safety - will be significantly enhanced when students return to classes on Aug. 4 at five of the older elementary campuses in the Manteca Unified School District.
Manteca Hall of Fame inductee Glen Eisner is once again in the running for an Emmy Award. "The American Horror Story: Hotel," for which the Manteca High graduate worked as a makeup artist and prosthetic designer, has been nominated for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special 2016 Emmy award. Hotel is the fifth season of the FX horror anthology television series which premiered on Oct. 7, 2015 and concluded on Jan. 13, 2016.