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10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.

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149th annual Scottish Highland Gathering & Games this weekend

PLEASANTON — The 1st Battalion Pipes & Drums Scots Guards and the 3rd Marine Aircraft  Wing Band have been signed to perform at the 149th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, set for this Saturday and Sunday  during Labor Day weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. 

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5 fall broadcast frosh fail to impress

NEW YORK (AP) — While the new broadcast season will bring many potential delights, a handful of fall entries fall far short. Fair warning from a critic looking out for you:

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Louis-Dreyfus, Parsons, win Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Network comedies including “The Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family” started out strong at Monday’s Emmy Awards, and so did “True Detective” nominee Matthew McConaughey — even before his category came up.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2014 7:50 p.m. | | Louis-Dreyfus, Parsons, win Emmys  Comments 0 Comments

Ironstone Concours d’Elegance rolls into Murphys on Sept. 27

MURPHYS — The 18th annual Ironstone Concours d’Elegance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.  

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Quintet performs at Twisted Oak Winery

VALLECITO — The John Jorgenson Quintet performs Saturday, Aug. 23, at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito starting at 7:30 p.m.

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Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla. drag race case

MIAMI (AP) — Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race, two people directly involved in the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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Posted: aug. 13, 2014 12:03 a.m. | |  Bieber reaches  plea deal in Fla. drag race case  Comments 0 Comments

Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, 63, kills himself

TIBURON (AP) — Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

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Picnic at the Pops! salutes Neil Diamond

MODESTO  — The Modesto Symphony Orchestra  will present its 20th annual outdoor concert, Picnic at the Pops! on Saturday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of the E&J Gallo Winery.

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Stockton Symphony opens its 88th season on Sept. 13

STOCKTON —  Everything from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 to the music of Billy Joel, from the dazzling symphonic spectacle of Carmina Burana to the anticipated return of Cirque de la Symphonie, from classical music inspired by planets far, far away to some of the best known compositions of Leonard Bernstein is part of the Stockton Symphony’s 2014-15 Season. 

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Cast of ‘Big Bang Theory’ sign new season contracts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The studio that produces “The Big Bang Theory” said it has reached contract deals with the sitcom’s cast.

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Critter Corral at museum on weekends

LODI — Visit and pet a variety of live farm animals every weekend this August at the new Critter Corral at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Regional Park. Encounters with the animals are free with regular Museum admission, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Aug. 31.

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Hearing reset in Justin Bieber DUI incident

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami-Dade County judge has postponed a hearing to determine whether Justin Bieber will be tried on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest.

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‘Seussical’ play opens tonight at Cornerstone

Kodi Mattox has always wanted to play Horton from Dr. Seuss book, ‘Horton Hears a Who.’

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Bass Pro offers free seminars during Fall Hunting Classic

Bass Pro’s  Fall Hunting Classic at 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca is set for Aug. 1 to Aug. 17.

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