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Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, has died

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, who carved out her own success with R&B hits like "Our Love" and "This Will Be" before triumphantly intertwining their legacies to make his "Unforgettable" their signature hit through technological wizardry, has died. She was 65.

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment

Caitlyn Jenner settles suit by injured woman

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman injured in a fatal crash involving Caitlyn Jenner settled her lawsuit against the Olympic gold medalist, according to court papers.

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment

1986: Nuce wins world title for bull riding; gets key to Manteca

100 years ago

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment

Lucas apologizes: Calls Disney ‘white slavers’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - George Lucas has apologized for criticizing Disney's handling of "Star Wars" and saying he had sold his characters to "white slavers" in a recent interview with Charlie Rose.

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment

‘Concussion’ movie subject exaggerated role, researchers say

BOSTON (AP) - In the trailer for the movie "Concussion," star Will Smith says: "I found a disease that no one has ever seen."

December 18, 2015 | | People & Entertainment

‘Horror Show’ actress dies

DENVER (AP) - Rose Siggins, who played a legless character on "American Horror Story: Freak Show," died Saturday in Denver, a representative said.

December 14, 2015 | | People & Entertainment

Make Room for Daddy’ star Marjorie Lord dies at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marjorie Lord, the Broadway and film actress who became a TV star on the sitcom "Make Room For Daddy," has died. She was 97.

December 14, 2015 | | People & Entertainment

James Lagier, former AP bureau chief, dies

WALNUT CREEK (AP) - Manteca native James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the bulletin on Robert F. Kennedy's death and overseeing AP's reporting of the 1995 Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,000 people, has died.

November 23, 2015 | | People & Entertainment

One Direction wins big at AMAs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One Direction might have debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Justin Bieber, but they won the top award at Sunday's American Music Awards.

November 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment

Sierra Rep gives ‘Christmas Carol’ production local twist

COLUMBIA - Sierra Repertory Theatre presents a brand new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic with A Columbia Christmas¬ Carol, playing at the Fallon House Theatre November 13 through December 20. SRT co-founder Doug Brennan recreates the English tale in a heart-warming Gold Rush story set in Columbia during the 1860s.

November 08, 2015 | | People & Entertainment

Gunnar Hansen, killer of ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre,’ movie dies

LOS ANFELES (AP) - Gunnar Hansen, who played the iconic villain Leatherface in the original "Texas Chain Saw Massacre," died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Maine, his agent said. He was 68.

November 08, 2015 | | People & Entertainment

Molinaro, drive-in owner in ‘Happy Days,’ dies

GLENDALE (AP) - Al Molinaro, the loveable character actor with the hangdog face who was known to millions of TV viewers for playing Murray the cop on "The Odd Couple" and malt shop owner Al Delvecchio on "Happy Days," died Friday at Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, his son Michael Molinaro said.

November 01, 2015 | | People & Entertainment

Paul Walker’s daughter sues Porsche over fatal crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Walker's daughter sued Porsche for wrongful death Monday, claiming the sports car that her father was in when he was killed suffered from numerous design defects.

September 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment

Toekheim on WII Honor Flight


September 07, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | People & Entertainment

Apology doesn’t change opinions on Serra

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pope Francis' apology for the Roman Catholic Church's crimes against indigenous peoples has not softened opposition among some California Native Americans to his decision to canonize 18th-century Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra.

September 07, 2015 | | People & Entertainment

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‘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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 29, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


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