GAPYEONG, South Korea (AP) - The Rev. Sun Myung Moon was a self-proclaimed messiah who built a global business empire. He called both North Korean leaders and American presidents his friends, but spent time in prisons in both countries. His followers around the world cherished him, while his detractors accused him of brainwashing recruits and extracting money from worshippers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Navy SEAL's firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden pulls back the veil on the secret operations conducted almost nightly by elite American forces against terrorist suspects.
Enjoy summer's grand finale at Bass Pro Shops in Manteca during their Labor Day Hometown Festival. This fun, free family event occurs Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2 from noon to 5 p.m.
PLEASANTON - The 147th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2 at the Alameda County fairgrounds features the U.S. Marine Band San Diego and the L.A. Scots Grade I Pipe Band appearing together side-by-side.
MODESTO - The Slim Man Live CD release concert takes place Friday, Sept. 14, .in the garden at the Tuolumne River Lodge at 2429 River Road in Modesto just across the river from the airport runway.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Just 22, Isaac Hernandez already had performed from Havana to Moscow to Jackson, Mississippi, not to mention four years as a professional with the San Francisco Ballet.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as "Top Gun," ''Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge, authorities said.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - A Los Angeles restaurant is offering a deal to customers who agree to look at their fellow diners instead of their phone screens.
SONORA - Join Sierra Rep for a fun and frantic wedding day like no other this summer as they present "There Goes the Bride", a mad-cap dash to the altar with an unexpected twist.
STOCKTON - The Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars Tour stops at the Bob Hope Theatre on Friday, Oct, 12.
MODESTO - The 2012 Wild West Gala, Jeans & Jewels benefitting the Society for Handicapped Children & Adults will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Durrer Barn in Modesto.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch rapped that he wouldn't "sell my songs for no TV ad." His will shows he wanted to make sure that held true after his death, too.
NEW YORK (AP) - After years of breathless anticipation - at least on the part of the tabloids - Jennifer Aniston is finally ready to wed again.
STOCKTON - Delta College's Center for the Arts L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery presents the 7th Annual Visions in Clay Exhibition and Awards Competition from Aug. 16 through Sept. 13.
STOCKTON - Ballroom Bootcamp and Parache Dance Studio are presenting the "5th Annual Stockton Showcase" of dancing on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 2 to 6 p.m.at the Stockton Golf and Country Club, 3800 W. Country Club Blvd.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first act of the Oscar season is playing out like an episode of "Survivor."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kenny Rogers still records and performs - when the mood strikes him - but he's glad he no longer lives the life of a pop star.
LONDON (AP) - Actress Emma Thompson says dancing with Prince Charles is "better than sex." Thompson makes the comment in a Time magazine feature on the 64-year-old heir to the British throne. Charles tells the magazine he has had a lifelong desire to "heal and make things better." The prince, who backs a host of charitable and environmental causes, said he feels it is his "duty to worry about everybody and their lives in this ...
NEW YORK (AP) - "Fifty Shades of Grey" has its male lead, again. Jamie Dornan has been cast as Christian Grey, the lead role that Charlie Hunnam withdrew from recently. Dornan will star alongside female lead Dakota Johnson, with Sam Taylor-Johnson directing. Shooting is planned to begin in November, with a release in August next year. Hunnam's departure left the project momentarily reeling. The big-screen adaption of E L James' bestselling erotic novel has been ...
LODI - Sylvia Sun Minnick, research historian and author of three books on Chinese heritage in Stockton and her recently published memoirs, will speak Monday, Oct. 28, at the San Joaquin County Historical Society's general membership meeting and potluck dinner
*WHAT: Manteca Kindred Arts 2013-14 concert season