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NBC boss, ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ producer Tinker dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Grant Tinker, who brought new polish to the TV world and beloved shows including "Hill Street Blues" to the audience as both a producer and a network boss, has died. He was 90.

November 30, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Cuba’s Fidel Castro dies at 90

HAVANA (AP) - Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.

November 25, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Idol’s Taylor Hicks at Bankhead

LIVERMORE - One of the most beloved and popular "American Idol" winners of all time, Taylor Hicks brings his unique take on country, Southern soul, blues and R&B to the Bankhead Theater in December.

November 13, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Red Tie Arts plans Black Friday concert

Red Tie Arts - a non-profit that staged concerts this past summer at Ripon's Lucca Winery - is launching a winter concert series.

November 13, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


IT’S HALLOWEEN!

Besides traditional trick or treating there are plenty of Halloween activities for kids this evening in Manteca.

October 31, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘Pitch’ on Fox explores 1st woman in major leagues

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Remarkably, the lead actress and lead writer of "Pitch" have been asked by strangers whether the Fox TV series about the first woman in the major leagues is based on a true story.

September 21, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Sound of Music’ actress Charmian Carr dies at 73

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charmian Carr, the actress best known for sweetly portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 73.

September 18, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ take top honors at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Game of Thrones" conquered the Emmy kingdom Sunday, honored as top drama for the second consecutive year and becoming the most honored prime-time TV series ever on a night of surprises and sharp political jabs.

September 18, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Singh’s response to how city can deal with homeless

Editor's note: The last paragraph of Manteca City Council hopeful Gary Singh's response to the question "Any thoughts on how the City of Manteca can improve the homeless situation in Manteca?" that was posed to all six candidates was inadvertently left off in Saturday's Bulletin. Singh's response appears below in its entirety.

September 11, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Endurance swimmer cancels record swim attempt due to winds

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An endurance swimmer ended her attempt on Saturday to become the first woman to accomplish the longest solo, unassisted swim after facing high winds during the 93-mile swim from Sacramento to Tiburon on the western edge of San Francisco Bay.

September 11, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) - Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the mad scientist of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83.

August 29, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Beyonce proves she’s in her own at MTV video awards

NEW YORK (AP) - Beyonce proved once again she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears.

August 29, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ strums stop-motion wonder

Early in "Kubo and the Two Strings," our hero meekly strides into an ancient Japanese village marketplace the way Toshiro Mifune might have entered a Kurosawa film, but with greater bustle.

August 21, 2016 | JAKE COYLE | People & Entertainment


The Pitch is On With ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2015’

Konami's "PES" series has been going head to head against EA's "Fifa" series since the turn of the century, and the result usually favored "Fifa." It took a while for Konami to pull ahead, but "Pro Evolution Soccer 2015" scores a hat trick with a new gaming engine, complex ball handling and realistic A.I.

August 21, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘War Dogs’ tells a crazy story of young arms dealers

"War Dogs " is too good of a true story not to get the Hollywood treatment, even if the end result doesn't entirely do justice to the moral ambiguities and larger geopolitical implications of one of the craziest hustles in modern American history.

August 21, 2016 | LINDSEY BAHR | People & Entertainment


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Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show set for Feb. 23-25 at fairgrounds

PLEASANTON – Anglers from the Bay Area to the Oregon border and Sierra to the sea are prepping for the 2018 Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show, Feb ...

February 11, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


MJC faculty recital Feb. 23

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Friends of Music concert series is offering a Faculty Recital on Friday, Feb, 23, at 7 p.m. in the ...

February 11, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Unlimited movie-theater deal may not last

NEW YORK (AP) - MoviePass is trying to bring to movie theaters what Netflix did for DVDs and online streaming: Let subscribers watch as many movies ...

February 09, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


‘It’s such a loss’ — Tom Petty mourned at Grammy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) - With song and words, Tom Petty was mourned at the Grammys, with artists as diverse as a children's music writer and ...

January 29, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Bruno Mars wins 6 for 6 during 2018 Grammy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) - Bruno Mars owned the Grammys with his R&B-inspired album "24K Magic," winning all six awards he was nominated for at a ...

January 28, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Activist who helped legalize medical pot in California, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dennis Peron, an activist who was among the first people to argue for the benefits of marijuana for AIDS patients and helped ...

January 28, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Morgan Freeman accepts life achievement honors at SAG

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Morgan Freeman first stood on a stage when he was 8 years old, playing Little Boy Blue in a pageant. That's ...

January 22, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


‘Three Billboards’ sweeps female- focused SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Western-inspired revenge tale "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" swept the female-focused and led Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday with wins for ...

January 22, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dies at age 86

NEWPORT BEACH . (AP) - Dan Gurney, the first driver with victories in each of the Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR Cup series, died Sunday from complications ...

January 14, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn’t shut door on future

PASADENA (AP) - YouTube has suspended a star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim but said Saturday that doesn't ...

January 14, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Oprah, ‘Three Billboards’ triumph

BEVERKLY HILLS (AP) - With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression ...

January 07, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Jerry Van Dyke, ‘Coach’ star, brother of Dick, dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) - Jerry Van Dyke, the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke who struggled for decades to achieve his own stardom before clicking as ...

January 07, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young dies at age 87

HOUSTION (AP) - Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young ...

January 07, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Cumming says important to portray gay character in time of Trump

PASADENA (AP) - Actor Alan Cumming, who is portraying what is believed to be the first gay lead character in a broadcast network drama, said Saturday ...

January 07, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Grafton, writer of ‘alphabet’ mysteries, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sue Grafton, author of the best-selling "alphabet series" of mystery novels, has died in Santa Barbara. She was 77.

December 29, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


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