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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

By GLENN KAHL

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


WWII war hero Ben Kuroki dies

CAMARILLO (AP) - Ben Kuroki, who overcame the American military's discriminatory policies to become the only Japanese American to fly over Japan during World War II, has died. He was 98.

September 06, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Project Runway design speaks at Delta

STOCKTON - Emily Payne, one of the top fashion designers of Project Runway Season 13 is coming to Stockton to share her experiences with the Haute Couture Society and students in the Fashion Program at Delta College on Saturday, Sept. 12.

September 06, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


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MTV Awards salute ‘Beauty & the Beast,’ ‘Stranger Things’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Film hit "Beauty and the Beast" and Netflix newcomer "Stranger Things" were the night's big winners with two trophies apiece as ...

May 07, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


‘Fate of the Furious’ laps new films

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Fate of the Furious" sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller "Unforgettable" and historical drama "The ...

April 24, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Guitarist, illustrator offer Wine Country history view

LIVERMORE - In a perfect pairing of music and art at the Bankhead Theater, acoustic guitarist Brian Gore and renowned illustrator Bill Russell bring to life ...

April 23, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Entries accepted April 28, 29 for Lathrop Mayor’s Art Show

Planning for the 24th annual Mayor's Art Show and Sale is currently in the works.

April 23, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Game developer sues over park-permit requirement

IRVINE (AP) - A California gaming company sued Milwaukee County Friday over its requirement that developers get a permit to have augmented-reality games like "Pokemon Go ...

April 21, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Computer pioneer Robert W. Taylor dies at age 85

WOODSIDE (AP) - Robert W. Taylor, who was instrumental in creating the internet and the modern personal computer, has died. He was 85.

April 16, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


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