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  • Tom Hanks: P.L. Travers Would Hate 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    Audiences sat at Burbank's Walt Disney Studios on Dec. 9 to watch the premiere of "Saving Mr. Banks" -- a Disney movie about the making of a Disney movie. As producer Alison Owen put it best, "I feel like I'm inside a Russian doll: There's dolls inside...
  • Around Town: Golden West gets millions

    Golden West College has been awarded a Title III grant that will give the Huntington Beach campus more than $2.23 million over a five-year period. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the grant, known as Access 2 Success, according to a news release....
  • Pet holiday gifts are now a must!

    Increasingly, pets get holiday gifts, not only from their immediate families but also from friends and relatives. When attending a party, in addition to the traditional hostess gift, guests often tote a present for the resident pet(s). Here are a few...
  • TSA agents confiscate toy gun from sock monkey

    TSA agents confiscate toy gun from sock monkey
    TSA agents disarmed a sock monkey a passenger was carrying, saying the toy gun in the monkey's miniature holster was too realistic looking, according to KING5.com. The sock monkey was dressed as a cowboy and named "Rooster Monkburn" after the...
  • Beastie Boys Countersue Toy Company Over Viral Video

    The Beastie Boys have filed a counterclaim against GoldieBlox, the toy company which scored a viral video hit with a parody of the group's song "Girls" but later sought a court judgment that their video was a fair use. In fact, the music group cited a...
  • More generous donations help fill the Empty Stocking

    More generous donations this week have continued to fill the Empty Stocking Fund, as the Harford County based charity works to help more than 300 Harford County families and senior citizens in need have a happier holiday season. Among the most recent...
  • Education briefs

    Toys for Tots collection at community college The Anne Arundel Community College Department of Public Safety is a drop-off site for the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots collection program through Wednesday, Dec. 18. Take new, unwrapped toys from 8 a....
  • Retailers extending Black Friday deals amid lukewarm demand

    Retailers extending Black Friday deals amid lukewarm demand
    With holiday spending on clothes and toys off to a chilly start, worried retailers are plying shoppers with an early gift: Black Friday-style bargains extended into the first weeks of December. Merchants get nervous each year during the dreaded early-...
  • Troubled by toy guns

    Troubled by toy guns
    For weeks now, my 12-year-old son has been working on his Christmas wish list. The kid who seems never to be able to find information on the Internet when he’s writing a school report can suddenly find all kinds of details about cellphones and...
  • FamilyFun announces Top 10 toys for 2013

    FamilyFun announces Top 10 toys for 2013
    Heading the 2013 list of best toys from FamilyFun magazine are creative play sets, toys with motion and plush toys. Those categories took the top honors in the magazine's annual Toy of the Year Awards. "After reviewing more than 300 contenders, the 30...
  • Hot toys for Christmas and Hanukkah

    Hot toys for Christmas and Hanukkah
    Consider the holiday retail race to be in full swing, as both Wal-Mart and Toys R Us moved to stake a claim in the competitive toy market back in September by releasing lists of top toys for Christmas and Hanukkah. Discount behemoth Wal-Mart, which says...