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Murder mystery mornings at Columbia State Historic Park

COLUMBIA - Join the Columbia State Park staff and costumed volunteers in a live reenactment and solve a real case of The Smith-Barclay tragedy, which took two lives, occurred in Columbia in 1855.

July 16, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Blocked arteries conjure stroke concerns

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 69-year-old woman who was diagnosed three months ago with a 90-percent-blocked left renal artery, which was stented. Because my blood pressure was difficult to control following surgery, I was prescribed amlodipine and metoprolol. Approximately 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with a 65 percent to 70 percent blocked right carotid artery. The vascular surgeon who stented my renal artery advised that I also had a 60 percent to 70 percent blocked SMA, but said that he did not want to address this situation until I began having symptoms (abdominal pain after eating). I am ...

July 15, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Early socialization essential for puppies

DEAR DIDI: We just got a Doberman puppy. She is 9 weeks old. We took her in for her second set of puppy shots and asked our veterinarian for training recommendations. He said we should not take her anywhere until she has all three sets of shots. What is your opinion on how and when to begin training? puppy mommy in Lathrop

July 15, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Breakfast bounty

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July 15, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Armed Portland chefs get closer to food they make

AURORA, Ore. (AP) - It was a lineup of the unlikeliest sort - more than a dozen of Portland's finest farm-to-table chefs shouldering shotguns and taking aim.

July 15, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Panera to retool latest pay-what-you-can idea

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Panera Bread's latest pay-what-you-can experiment will be retooled and brought back next winter as a seasonal offering rather than a permanent one, the chain's founder says.

July 15, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Magazine fights child obesity a recipe at a time

NEW YORK (AP) - For years, cookbook writer Sally Sampson had wanted to write for children. No one was interested.

July 15, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Singer Randy Travis recovering from brain surgery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis overnight as he recovered from brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital.

July 11, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Singer Randy Travis has congestive heart failure

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music star Randy Travis is showing signs of improvement but remains in critical condition with congestive heart failure because of a viral illness, doctors said Wednesday.

July 10, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Hasselbeck leaves ‘View’ for Fox

NEW YORK (AP) - Elisabeth Hasselbeck left "The View" after a decade on Wednesday, showing no hard feelings toward her colleagues even though her political views made for some awkward and heated exchanges on the daytime chat fest over the years.

July 10, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


STING’S POINT

Sting will hold 10 concerts in New York City this fall to benefit The Public Theater arts organization. The singer announced Tuesday that he will perform at the 260-seat Anspacher Theater in the Public Theater from Sept. 25 through Oct. 9. The 61-year-old will sing songs from his new album, "The Last Ship," out Sept. 24. He also will talk about the creative process behind his play with the same name. The Public Theater is an arts organization and venue in New York City. Sting says in a statement the venue "was a natural fit to perform this material." Ticket ...

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Bynes in court for suspected bong toss

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amanda Bynes wore a long aqua wig, false eyelashes and black sweatpants and a tank top for a brief court appearance Tuesday on allegations that she chucked a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Vieira will return to daytime TV

NEW YORK (AP) - Meredith Vieira is returning to daytime TV with a syndicated talk show.

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Country singer Randy Travis in critical condition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music singer Randy Travis was listed in critical condition a day after being hospitalized in Texas with heart problems.

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Elton John cancels a London show

LONDON (AP) - Elton John has canceled a show in London's Hyde Park due to appendicitis that will require surgery.

July 09, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


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10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.

August 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


149th annual Scottish Highland Gathering & Games this weekend

PLEASANTON - The 1st Battalion Pipes & Drums Scots Guards and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band have been signed to perform at the 149th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, set for this Saturday and Sunday during Labor Day weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

August 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


5 fall broadcast frosh fail to impress

NEW YORK (AP) - While the new broadcast season will bring many potential delights, a handful of fall entries fall far short. Fair warning from a critic looking out for you:

August 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Louis-Dreyfus, Parsons, win Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Network comedies including "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family" started out strong at Monday's Emmy Awards, and so did "True Detective" nominee Matthew McConaughey - even before his category came up.

August 25, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Ironstone Concours d’Elegance rolls into Murphys on Sept. 27

MURPHYS - The 18th annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.

August 20, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Quintet performs at Twisted Oak Winery

VALLECITO - The John Jorgenson Quintet performs Saturday, Aug. 23, at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito starting at 7:30 p.m.

August 20, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla. drag race case

MIAMI (AP) - Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race, two people directly involved in the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

August 13, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, 63, kills himself

TIBURON (AP) - Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

August 12, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Picnic at the Pops! salutes Neil Diamond

MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra will present its 20th annual outdoor concert, Picnic at the Pops! on Saturday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of the E&J Gallo Winery.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Stockton Symphony opens its 88th season on Sept. 13

STOCKTON - Everything from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to the music of Billy Joel, from the dazzling symphonic spectacle of Carmina Burana to the anticipated return of Cirque de la Symphonie, from classical music inspired by planets far, far away to some of the best known compositions of Leonard Bernstein is part of the Stockton Symphony's 2014-15 Season.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Cast of ‘Big Bang Theory’ sign new season contracts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The studio that produces "The Big Bang Theory" said it has reached contract deals with the sitcom's cast.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Critter Corral at museum on weekends

LODI - Visit and pet a variety of live farm animals every weekend this August at the new Critter Corral at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Regional Park. Encounters with the animals are free with regular Museum admission, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Aug. 31.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Hearing reset in Justin Bieber DUI incident

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami-Dade County judge has postponed a hearing to determine whether Justin Bieber will be tried on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


‘Seussical’ play opens tonight at Cornerstone

Kodi Mattox has always wanted to play Horton from Dr. Seuss book, 'Horton Hears a Who.'

August 01, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | People & Entertainment


Bass Pro offers free seminars during Fall Hunting Classic

Bass Pro's Fall Hunting Classic at 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca is set for Aug. 1 to Aug. 17.

July 31, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


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