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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. 23-25 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave.

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 Music Recital Hall on East Campus, 435 College Avenue in Modesto. The concert is a benefit for MJC music student scholarships.

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 as they want for $10 a month.

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 one of the most successful contemporary songwriters of all time both calling his music the soundtrack of their lives.

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 show where hip-hop was expected to have a historical night.

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 legalize medical pot in California, died Saturday at 72.

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 when he knew he wanted to be an actor.

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 best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell.

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 of pneumonia. He was 86.

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 mean it won't work with him in the future.

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 of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era. Oprah Winfrey led the charge.

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 the dim-witted sidekick in television's "Coach," died Friday in Arkansas, according to his manager. He was 86.

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 was 87.

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 that it's particularly important that the milestone is happening during President Donald Trump's administration.

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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ACM Awards: Stapleton, Lambert, & Underwood

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards marked a memorable night for the victims of the massive Las Vegas shooting, comeback queen ...

April 16, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Ingraham due back at Fox News following tweet backlash, vacation

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham is expected back at work on Monday following a backlash by advertisers upset over her tweet ...

April 08, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


What Facebook’s privacy policy allows may surprise users

MENLO PARK (AP) - To get an idea of the data Facebook collects about you, just ask for it. You'll get a file with every ...

March 25, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Nun involved in lawsuit with Katy Perry over convent dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A nun who was involved in a lawsuit with pop star Katy Perry over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles ...

March 12, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Billy Graham mourned as body taken to his library

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the ...

February 25, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


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