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  • Concerts

      **************** March 10, 2014 - Burbank, CA - Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated bands Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry will hit the road in June for an extensive summer amphitheatre and arena tour. Also on the bill, performing an acoustic set, are...
  • Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving

    Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving
    At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening. In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
  • Amazon to hire 70,000 seasonal workers, 40% more than 2012

    Amazon.com Inc. said it will hire 70,000 full-time seasonal workers for the holiday rush, a 40% boost from last year. The Seattle company, which runs the world’s largest e-commerce operation, said the fulfillment center employees will join the...
  • Stock up your birthday closet with early January sales

    Stock up your birthday closet with early January sales
    Clearance toy aisles offer particularly good deals in the early weeks of January, but who needs more toys? I use this time to stock up my "birthday closet." With a 3-year-old preschooler and a 5-year-old kindergartener, birthday parties are often on...
  • Resolve to be more frugal

    One hundred years from now, when historians look back at the most significant events of 2013, they will probably conclude it was the "Year of the Milk Jug." Just think about all the clever uses we shared this year for something ordinarily tossed in...
  • Uncle Fun closing its shop of tricks and trinkets

    Uncle Fun closing its shop of tricks and trinkets
    Uncle Fun, a popular Lakeview toy store known for its quirky tricks and trinkets, plans to close its doors Jan. 26, the store has announced. The store at 1338 W. Belmont Ave. has been around for more than three decades and sells everything from Pez...
  • Ridley Pearson: Writing is an adventure

    Ridley Pearson: Writing is an adventure
    American author Ridley Pearson met with Teenlink at the 30th annual Miami Book Fair International to talk about his young reader adventure novels “The Kingdom Keepers” and “Peter and the Starcatchers,” as well as his newest novel,...
  • Reader tip: Huge clearance sale at Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us

    Reader tip: Huge clearance sale at Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us
    Reader Kurt Kuhnle posted this on the Savvy Shopper Facebook page: "$450 worth of kids clothes for $77 at Babies 'r Us! Major score! All clearance items are $4 or less, plus there is a 20 percent off coupon for Rewards members. I think it ends tomorrow....
  • ABC Sets 'Toy Story That Time Forgot' Christmas Special

    ABC is making Pixar holiday specials a network tradition, continuing this year with Christmas entry "Toy Story That Time Forgot." Special revolves around a post-Christmas play date for the "Toy Story" gang when a group of action figures turns out to be...
  • Horror director's career back from the dead

    Horror director's career back from the dead
    A couple of weeks ago at Lincoln Hall, late on a Saturday afternoon, Chester Novell Turner took the stage. Or rather, to be exact, he climbed onto the stage, throwing a leg sideways and hoisting himself from the floor to the stage. He did not seem to...
  • Batman, 'Godzilla,' 'The Hobbit' Ready to Play at Toy Fairs for Warner Bros.

    With "Godzilla" out in theaters this May and "The Hobbit" franchise ending the run of the trilogy at the end of the year, the two tentpole properties will serve as the cornerstone of Warner Bros. Consumer Products push during 2014 Toy Fair season. Warner...