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Borgnine’s motto: ‘You gotta go to work’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - He was a tubby tough guy with a pug of a mug, as unlikely a big-screen star or a romantic lead as could be imagined.

July 09, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Korean War veteran Les Thomas of Manteca is Veteran of the Year

Assemblyman Bill Berryhill has honored Les Thomas as the 26th Assembly District's Veteran of the Year.

July 04, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Manteca’s Zaragoza family honored for supporting organ donation effort

Members of a Manteca family who became passionate supporters of lifesaving organ and tissue donation after their loved became a donor have received an award from the California Transplant Donor Network.

July 04, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Kanye performs, wins best group with Jay-Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The BET Awards didn't begin with a bang but an extended bleep, as the censor police worked overtime during a performance by Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music group and Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee's parody of Jay-Z and West's hit song "... In Paris."

July 02, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Legend Music in top 100, hosts free guitar clinic Friday evening

Doug John didn't pick up a guitar until he was 55.

June 20, 2012 | Jason Campbell | People & Entertainment


‘Abraham Lincoln’ a murky, joyless hunt

By CHRISTY LEMIRE

June 20, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Capsule reviews of ‘Brave’ and other new films

"Brave" - Pixar is long overdue for a feature with a strong female character at its center. Now that she's arrived, it's clear that she deserves better. "Brave" is beautiful to look at, as you would expect given the technical and artistic standard the animation behemoth has set. Set in the wilds of Scotland, this 13th Pixar feature is full of lush, green forests and dramatic, rolling hills, all of which look even more idyllic bathed in a delicate, mystical sunlight. Our heroine, the feisty and free-spirited Princess Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), has a finely detailed mane of ...

June 20, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Josh Turner concert set Oct. 26 at Stockton’s Bob Hope Theatre

STOCKTON - Josh Turner returns to Stockton on Friday, Oct. 26, to perform at the Bob Hope Theatre.

June 20, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Hank Williams Jr. performs at Ironstone Vineyards June 30

MURPHYS - Country music star Hank Williams, Jr. will be performing at Ironstone Vineyards on Saturday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m.

June 20, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Mixed martial arts broadcast at Jackson Rancheria

JACKSON - Mixed martial arts (MMA) returns to Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fight 148 on Saturday, July 7.

June 20, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Alan Jackson playing Stockton Arena July 27

STOCKTON - Country superstar Alan Jackson takes his tour to the Stockton Arena in Stockton on Friday, July 27.

June 15, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Free outdoors seminars at Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops' Manteca store at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, Union Road and 120 Bypass, is offering free outdoors classes.

June 15, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Burger King bets on bacon sundae for summertime menu

NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King wants to lure customers this summer with a barbecue party - and a bacon sundae.

June 15, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


HBO apologizes for depiction of severed Bush head in show

NEW YORK (AP) - HBO and producers of "Game of Thrones" apologized Thursday for a scene that depicted former President George W. Bush's severed head on a spike.

June 15, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Big & Rich on stage at Jackson Rancheria

JACKSON - Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort will present the dynamic country duo Big & Rich in concert with special guests Cowboy Troy and Bradley Gaskin on Saturday, Aug. 4.

June 14, 2012 | | 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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