| Dec 6, 2013
With its ill-gotten loot, femme fatale and ends-of-the-earth locales, "Swerve" looks at first like a promising genre entry from Down Under, where the bar is set high. It might be the country's physical isolation or its penal-colony legacy, but a number of...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:40 AM
Tickets are on sale for Universal CityWalk's rebooted New Year's Eve celebration, now known simply as "Eve."
The party includes admission to six nightclubs (Groove, Rising Star, Red Coconut Club, Pat O'Brien's, Bob Marley’s – A Tribute to...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Eight new venues are coming to Universal's CityWalk by June, including new Italian and Mexican restaurants, a Hot Dog Hall of Fame and Cowfish, which will serve burgers and sushi.
Also on tap: a new 130-seat Starbucks, a Stone Cold Creamery, Menchies...
| 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 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-...
| 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.
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Florida tourism hit another milestone and record high in 2013 with 94.7 million visitors traveling to the state, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday.
That's a 3.5 percent jump from 2012's previous high of 91.5 million visitors, according to preliminary...
| 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...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:47 PM
La Cañada High School parent Erin Meeker is putting the finishing touches on plans for this year's Grad Night celebration, a five-hour extravaganza to be held June 5 at Universal CityWalk.
"I really think it's an important thing to provide for the kids,...
| 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.
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