• Amusement and theme parks

    What to expect from Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest

    “Let them out!” came chants from people lining the streets on the opening night of Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest. When the large wooden gate swung open at 7 p.m. sharp, zombies, demons, and ghouls ran out and vanished into the night for the start of the biggest, most terrifying Halloween celebration yet at the Valencia amusement park. Now in its 25th year, Fright Fest returns weekends through Oct. 31 with seven haunted mazes, six scare zones and more...

    Sandra Barrera

  • Amusement and theme parks

    It’s Halloween time at the Disneyland Resort – and Disney California Adventure will be ‘darker and edgier’

    Jack Skellington from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is back at the Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain has become the Ghost Galaxy coaster, and a giant Mickey Mouse jack-o’-lantern is glowing on Main Street, U.S.A. It’s officially Halloween time at the Disneyland Resort. For the first time, from now through Halloween, Disney California Adventure is getting the Halloween makeover, too, and it’s much “darker and edgier” than its...

    Joseph Pimentel

  • Things to do

    Get in free to more than 50 museums around Southern California to celebrate Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA on Sunday

    Now here’s some good news: This weekend will provide an opportunity to see some of Southern California’s best museums – for free. On Sunday Sept. 17, more than 50 cultural centers are waiving entrance fees in celebration of Getty’s latest region-wide arts initiative, Pacific Standard...

    Sandra Barrera

  • Airport operation

    How ONT is trying to attract San Gabriel Valley residents to fly out of Ontario

    ONTARIO >> Ontario International Airport officials have long envisioned tapping into the San Gabriel Valley’s Chinese-American population as a means to bolster traffic at the facility. Two recent developments could help make that a reality. First, a former president of Pasadena-based East West Bank — founded to serve the Chinese-American community — has been named the newest member of the Ontario International Airport Authority, the airport’s...

    By Liset Marquez @Journaliset on Twitter|

  • Air travel

    Why a Pasadena resident cares if you travel out of Ontario airport

    ONTARIO >> As part of a plan to woo San Gabriel Valley residents to Ontario International Airport, a Pasadena resident has taken a seat on its five-member governing body. The city of Ontario has the ability to name four of the five members of the Ontario International Airport Authority, and with a recent resignation, officials have tapped Julia Gouw as a replacement, despite living 35 miles to the west of the airport. It’s all part of a strategy to increase the...

    Liset Márquez

  • Transportation

    With Angels Flight, the devil is in the details

    Angels Flight is back. Or is it? It’s hard to keep track. The world’s shortest railway, as it’s known, Angels Flight trundles up and down Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles — when it’s working, that is. After four years in limbo, it reopened Aug. 31, operated for four days and then closed all over again. In the past 21 years, Angels Flight has been working for about nine, due to various physical ailments. It’s like the transportation...

    David Allen

  • Holiday travel

    LAX forecasts 888,000 travelers for Labor Day weekend; Friday busiest day

    LOS ANGELES >> Los Angeles International Airport officials are forecasting that 888,000 passengers will pass through LAX over the four-day holiday weekend beginning Friday. If that forecast holds true, the number would be a 4.1 percent increase over last Labor Day’s 853,000-passenger count. Friday is expected to be the busiest day at LAX, with more than 239,000 travelers, followed by Monday with just over 236,000. “This Labor Day weekend, we know that hundreds...

    By City News Service|

  • Halloween

    What Knott’s Scary Farm has planned for the 2017 Halloween Haunt

    Admission to the Scary Farm announcement event at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park on Thursday, Aug. 31, had been sold out for weeks, a testament to the popularity of the annual Halloween happening. Created in 1973, Scary Farm is celebrating its 45th season this year with nine haunted mazes, four scare zones, two shows and more than 1,000 monsters — and fans were clamoring to know more.As always, Knott’s creative team unveiled new mazes, along with new twists on old...

    Michelle Mills

  • Amusement and theme parks

    Six Flags Magic Mountain unveils new ride for 2018 with discounted season passes

    Six Flags Magic Mountain unveiled a new ride for 2018 Thursday, Aug. 31. But, as its name suggests, the ride Crazanity is not for the faint of heart. Theme park president Bonnie Sherman Weber described it in a statement as “a mash-up of craziness and insane fun, an experience different from anything else we have in our unparalleled thrill ride arsenal.” Crazanity, which was announced in a special online...

    Sandra Barrera

  • Entertainment

    Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights adds ‘Sinister,’ ‘The Purge’ to Horrors of Blumhouse attraction

    Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights has announced its collaboration with producer Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions to bring franchise films like “The Purge” and “Sinister,” as well as the forthcoming “Happy Death Day,” which hits theaters Friday, Oct. 13, into the all-new The Horrors of Blumhouse attraction. While the theme park already revealed its plans for a walk-through-maze based on Blumhouse’s...

    Kelli Skye Fadroski

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