| May 30, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, 818 readers. The fog is anticipated to roll out of the foothills by 11 a.m. today, Friday, May 30, 2014. The high is expected to reach 84 and low 59 in the Glendale region.
Your top news stories today:
- A 68-year-old Glendale man...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Writer-director Michael Tully's self-described "deeply, deeply personal" coming-of-age comedy "Ping Pong Summer" is a ho-hum memory piece that could have used a bit more objectivity, not to mention depth and energy.
The movie is inspired by Tully's...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:00 PM
By what measure can a showbiz lifer who never had a mainstream hit claim success? That's the unanswered question in Kiki Melendez's "Journey of a Female Comic," which is billed as a "docu-comedy" but is closer to a video scrapbook of an obscure comedian's...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Matthew Poyer, 52, vice president of operations at Universal CityWalk, oversees what Universal Studios calls the nation's first "outdoor urban entertainment center." It's a quarter-mile-long outdoor mall with 63 tenants. About 2,000 people work...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Universal Orlando has raised the fee for parking in its garage to $17, up from $16. Guests use this structure while visiting Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks and the Universal CityWalk shopping and dining district.
| Apr 11, 2014
Easter dinner with family and friends is a much anticipated spring occasion. For those who don't want to cook, local resorts and restaurants are prepared to do everything for you — including the dishes.
Here is a sampling of where to enjoy a...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Another get-rich-quick scheme goes awry in the energetic and involving "Kid Cannabis," based on the true story of young Nate Norman, who briefly was a kind of Jordan Belfort of weed.
The film, which begins in 2005, finds high school dropout and pizza-...
| Jan 2, 2014
We should feel pretty confident about many aspects of what 2014 will hold for theme parks and attractions. Sure, a certain boy wizard will play a key role, and a group of height-challenged cast members are expected to raise a ruckus in the middle of...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Universal CityWalk’s newest restaurant, Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, officially opens today. The eatery is the second restaurant to debut as part of this year’s expansion to Universal’s entertainment complex. Featuring colorful...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Universal Orlando unveiled details on a handful of restaurants planned for CityWalk on Thursday -- plus confirmed, it confirmed an expected one for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion set for Universal Studios theme park.
Yes, as many have...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Eight eateries — including one that touts sushi and beef — will be introduced or revamped at Universal CityWalk by June, officials said Thursday.
"The basic idea was simple; hard to execute but simple: Create the best-in-category of...