Lindsey Bahr, Ap Film Writer Updated 12:32 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cher and a dozen backup dancers have brought the house down Wednesday in Las Vegas with a surprise performance of Abba's "Fernando" for CinemaCon attendees, who responded with a standing ovation. The legendary performer closed out Universal Pictures' presentation at Caesar's Palace. Cher co-stars in the movie musical "Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!" She plays the mother of Meryl Streep's character. The sequel hits theaters on July 20. Oscar-winning director Damian Chazelle also gave the audience a first look at his upcoming Neil Armstrong biopic "First Man" during Wednesday's presentation. The film, which is Chazelle's follow-up to "La La Land," stars Ryan Gosling. … [Read more...] about Cher performs ‘Fernando’ at CinemaCon to standing ovation
By Jeremiah Dobruck | [email protected] | Press-Telegram PUBLISHED: April 24, 2018 at 11:50 am | UPDATED: April 25, 2018 at 12:36 pm Authorities are investigating whether a string of eight armed robberies at Trader Joe’s stores in Los Angeles and Orange counties are related, law enforcement authorities said on Tuesday. Since February, stores in Long Beach, Los Angeles — including the San Fernando Valley, Irvine and Culver City have all been targeted, said Officer Rosario Herrera, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. The string of stick-ups began in Long Beach on Feb. 15. That’s when a man with a handgun walked into the Trader Joe’s at Bellflower Boulevard and Stearns Street around 8:30 p.m. and demanded cash from an employee, said Nancy Pratt, a Long Beach police spokeswoman. The store was open, but the man did not interact with any customer, Pratt said. On March 2, the store was robbed again at the same time of night and in much the same … [Read more...] about String of Trader Joe’s robberies hits 8 stores in Long Beach, LA, San Fernando Valley, Irvine and Culver City
By Merrill Shindler | [email protected] | April 12, 2018 at 7:44 pm My earliest culinary memories are of eating hamburgers. I remember going to a drive-in with my dear old dad, cruising to a White Castle in the family Studebaker (with the classic bullet tip nose), and watching in wonder as he’d order two dozen burgers for himself, my mother, my sister and myself. They cost 12 cents each, and they were just wonderful. In case you’ve never had the pleasure of a White Castle burger (by and large an Eastern phenomenon), you must understand that for your 12 cents, what you got was basically a roll with a spot of grease on it. It was a soft, sweet roll, pure candy, into which the thinnest burger (with holes punched in it “for quicker cooking”) was dropped and covered with grilled onions, a sweet pickle slice and a squeeze of ketchup. It was heaven incarnate — and it was served to you in your car by a carhop, who did not arrive on roller skates. The story of the … [Read more...] about 9 best burgers in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles
By Holly Andres | [email protected] | Daily News PUBLISHED: April 6, 2018 at 5:30 pm | UPDATED: April 6, 2018 at 9:22 pm One restaurant in the San Fernando Valley was closed last week due to a public health hazard. Between March 25 and March 31, one facility had their health permit suspended for cockroach infestation according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can occur during routine and owner-initiated inspections, complaint investigations and reinspections. The department did not provide details about the nature of the cockroach infestations — like the number of cockroaches and where in the facility they were found. If a food facility is closed for a cockroach, rodent or fly infestation, sewage problems or for not having any water running through the facility it loses an additional seven points on top … [Read more...] about What bakery restaurant was closed due to a health hazard in the San Fernando Valley, March 25-31?
By Olga Grigoryants | [email protected] | Los Angeles Daily NewsPUBLISHED: April 3, 2018 at 7:47 am | UPDATED: April 4, 2018 at 1:11 pm The median price of a single-family home in the San Fernando Valley reached $700,000 in February, hitting another record high as as real estate prices skyrocket amid high demand and really low inventory, according to the Southland Regional Association of Realtors. February’s median home price increased 16.7 percent from a year ago, leaving in the dust the previous record high of $675,000 set in November, according to the association. “With each increase in home resale prices the pool of buyers shrinks,” said Gary Washburn, president of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors said in a statement announcing the numbers. “And with so few properties listed for sale, we’re once again seeing stiff competition with offers coming from multiple buyers on most listings, especially if priced under $500,000. “What … [Read more...] about The price for a home in the San Fernando Valley reached a new record high. Here’s how much