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Los Angeles based writer, Margie Anne Clark began her career in journalism in 2000. A prolific writer, Margie's work encompasses the entertainment world, with profiles on celebrities, luminaries and impresarios in and around Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Simi Valley, the OC and the Santa Clarita Valley.

Minnie Mouse will be honored with the 2,627th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Hollywood Chamber to honor Minnie Mouse with Walk of Fame Star

Hollywood, Calif. – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Minnie Mouse will be honored with the 2,627th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in front of El Capitan Theatre.

“Minnie Mouse is a woman of the ages and her iconic status makes her a great addition to our Walk of Fame!” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “Generations of fans of all ages have been looking forward to her seeing her bright new star.”

Helping Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, and global pop icon and judge of ABC’s “American Idol,” Katy Perry.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on

In 2018, Minnie Mouse will mark her incredible 90th Anniversary in entertainment, a rare accomplishment in the industry. It is the perfect time for Minnie to be recognized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and join other Disney characters: Donald Duck, Tinker Bell, Winnie the Pooh, Snow White, Kermit the Frog, and, of course, Mickey Mouse, who received his star in 1978 in recognition of his 50th Anniversary at that time.

Minnie made her debut in the Disney classic, Steamboat Willie, and she instantly became America’s sweetheart. For decades, Minnie has delighted generations of fans with her fun-loving, independent personality and timeless style. Her ability to embody a sense of both old Hollywood elegance and grace, combined with girl-next-door charm established Minnie as one of the most beloved animated characters around the world.

A renowned veteran with more than 70 films, Minnie Mouse is one of Hollywood’s most prolific stars. Since the late 1920s, she’s had starring roles and has performed in a number of period pieces, costume dramas, and TV shows.

Minnie is also a long-standing fashion icon. She has served as a muse for designers, inspiring new fashion collections, and has appeared in magazines and runway shows in New York, Tokyo, and Paris. Her classic polka dot look has been reimagined by the fashion industry through the decades and continues to drive current trends. From her early pill-box flower hat, which has inspired ladies’ hat trends, to her famous bow and ears, Minnie has been looked to for style inspiration since her inception.

In addition to the glitz and glamour, Minnie is civic-minded and has used her talent and celebrity to support causes that affect countless communities in positive ways. In 2016 and 2017, Minnie was well represented by Disney fans and social media users who participated in #ShareYourEars campaigns that resulted in $4-million in donations benefitting Make-A-Wish.

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on

Sneak Peek of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Missions and Activities for 2018

Artist's concept of the twin GRACE-FO satellites
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Lockheed Martin
Solar arrays on NASA's InSight lander
Artist’s concept of the twin GRACE-FO satellitesSolar arrays on NASA’s InSight lander Artist’s concept of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover exploring MarsDeep Space Atomic Clock The solar arrays on NASA’s InSight lander are deployed in this test inside a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space, Denver. This configuration is how the spacecraft will look on the surface of Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Lockheed Martin
Artist's concept of NASA's Mars 2020 rover exploring Mars
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Lockheed Martin
Deep Space Atomic Clock
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Lockheed Martin



First Launch Opportunity: May 5, 2018

Date of Landing: Nov. 26, 2018


  • Will study the deep interior of Mars using a lander to investigate seismic waves — energy flowing outward from the core — and the planet’s side-to-side movement as it rotates
  • Will be equipped with science instruments to give Mars a “check-up” by taking its temperature, monitoring its pulse and checking its reflexes


  • Illuminate the earliest evolution of rocky planets, including Earth
  • Investigate the dynamics of Martian tectonic activity and meteorite impacts

Mars 2020

Date of Launch: July/August 2020

Date of Landing: February 2021


  • The rover will use a drill to collect the most promising samples of rocks and soils and store them on Mars’ surface — the first step toward potentially returning these samples to Earth.
  • Science instruments, rover wheels and many other components are being developed. In 2018, the rover’s “body” itself will begin to take shape.


  • Seek signs of past microbial life
  • Collect and cache samples
  • Study Mars’ habitability
  • Prepare for future human-crew missions


Deep Space Atomic Clock

Date of Launch: Mid 2018


  • A technology demonstration of a small, extremely stable atomic clock
  • Up to 50 times more accurate than today’s best navigation clocks


  • Improve navigation of spacecraft to distant destinations like Mars or Jupiter’s moon Europa
  • Enable more precise data collection


Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO)

Date of Launch: Spring 2018


  • Will continue the work of the original GRACE mission, which completed its science mission in October after more than 15 years in orbit
  • Consists of twin spacecraft that map variations in Earth’s gravity field
  • Will demonstrate a new laser-ranging technology to dramatically improve the precision of its measurement system, while continuing to track Earth’s water movement and changes caused by the addition of water to the ocean


  • Provide a unique view of the Earth system, with far-reaching benefits to society

ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS)

Date of Launch: Summer 2018


  • A high-resolution thermal infrared radiometer, which works like a giant thermometer from space, will measure the temperature of plants and the amount of heat radiating from Earth’s surface
  • Will monitor one of the most basic processes in living plants, the loss of water through the tiny pores in leaves, by measuring plant temperature


  • Measure the temperature of plants and use that information to better understand how much water plants need and how they respond to stress

Compact Ocean Wind Vector Radiometer (COWVR)

Date of Launch: 2018


  • A next-generation passive microwave radiometer instrument, on a small satellite, to measure ocean winds
  • Developed by JPL for the U.S. Air Force


  • Demonstrate a new, lower cost technology for measuring ocean winds, ultimately leading to more sensors in space and improved accuracy of U.S. military weather forecasts

Educational Events

National Science Bowl Regional Competition

Date: Jan. 27, 2018

Location: JPL


  • Math and science competition among teams of high-school students
  • Fast-paced question-and-answer categories include astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry, math and current events in the scientific community, as well as computer, Earth and general sciences

National Ocean Sciences Bowl Competition

Date: Feb. 24, 2018

Location: JPL


  • Student teams compete by answering questions about biology, chemistry, geology and physics of the oceans, as well as navigation, geography and related history and literature.

FIRST Robotics – Los Angeles Regional

Dates: March 15-17, 2018

Location: Fairplex, Pomona, California


  • Students team up with engineers from businesses, universities and research institutions.
  • The program gives students a hands-on, inside look at the engineering profession as they design and build their own “champion robot.”

Explore JPL

Dates: June 9-10, 2018

Location: JPL

Summary: During this free event, pre-ticketed members of the public can visit JPL for a firsthand look at such highlights as mission control, a life-size model of the Mars rover Curiosity; and robots on display; and hear from people working on such future Mars missions as Insight and Mars 2020. Tickets for this popular event are limited. Details about how and when to request tickets will be posted.



Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita saw an increase in location filming in 2017 with the Film Office reporting 556 film permits and 1,385 location film days, which generated an estimated $33.9 million in economic impact to our local community.

This represents a 1.5 percent increase in permits, a 1.4 percent increase in film days, and a 3 percent increase to the estimated economic impact when compared to 2016. This is the fourth consecutive calendar year the Santa Clarita Film Office has recorded more than 500 permits, over 1,300 film days and $30 million or more in estimated economic impact generated from location filming alone.

Not included in the reported numbers are the film days and economic benefit from filming that takes place on certified sound stages, which do not require a film permit. “Santa Clarita is one of the preferred places for film production and location filming in the Los Angeles area, as demonstrated by yet another strong year,” said Mayor Laurene Weste. “Filming continues to be a big part of our business community and local economy, supporting high paying jobs and hundreds of local companies. We will continue to do everything we can to be a film-friendly City and ensure our unique and beautiful valley remains a top choice for productions.” Many factors have contributed to the continued success and appeal of filming in Santa Clarita, including the City’s Film Incentive Program, Movie Ranch Overlay Zone, low cost permit fees and expedited permit processing, along with the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program.

The Santa Clarita Valley is also located within the entertainment industry’s coveted “Thirty Mile Zone” and offers thousands of film-friendly locations that can double as almost anywhere in the world. Last year, countless television shows took advantage of all the SCV had to offer and more than half of the film days reported in 2017 were attributed to TV production alone. Many locally based shows such as “Atypical,” “Ballers,” “The Guest Book,” “Mayans MC,” “MythBusters,” “NCIS,” “Santa Clarita Diet,” “Shooter,” “Shut Eye,” “Stitchers,” “S.W.A.T.,” “Ultimate Beastmaster” and “Westworld” helped contribute to the reported numbers.

Other shows that filmed on location in Santa Clarita this past year include “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “American Horror Story,” “Animal Kingdom,” “Arrested Development,” “Baskets,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Criminal Minds,” “Drunk History,” “Fear Factor,” “John Claude Van Johnson,” “LA to Vegas,” “The Last Man on Earth,” “The Last Ship,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “The Orville,” “Ray Donovan,” “Seal Team,” “Sharp Objects,” “Teen Wolf,” “Ten Days in the Valley,” “This is Us,” “Timeless,” “Transparent,” “VEEP,” “Young Sheldon” and many more.

Numerous feature films were shot in Santa Clarita in 2017, including A Wrinkle in Time and The Happytime Murders, which were filmed at local sound stages. The 15:17 to ParisA Doggone MysteryA Star is BornAd AstraBook ClubFighting with My FamilyHorse SoldiersJumanji: Welcome to the JungleJust Getting StartedMilesRoman J. Israel, Esq., Saint Judy and more filmed on location around town.

In addition, many music videos, lots of online content and plenty of commercials were created right here in the SCV. For more information about filming in Santa Clarita, please visit or contact the Film Office at (661) 284-1425. For an insider’s view to filming in Santa Clarita, follow the Santa Clarita Film Office on Instagram (@FilmSantaClarita).

DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda’s Po and Tigress Headline Universal Studios Hollywood’s All-New Lunar New Year Event as The Theme Park Ushers in the “Year of the Dog” with a New Dragon Warrior Training Show, Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop and More from February 10–25

DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda’s Po and Tigress Headline  Universal Studios Hollywood’s All-New Lunar New Year Event as  The Theme Park Ushers in the “Year of the Dog” with a New Dragon Warrior Training Show,  Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop and More from February 10–25
DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda’s Po and Tigress Headline Universal Studios Hollywood’s All-New Lunar New Year Event as The Theme Park Ushers in the “Year of the Dog” with a New Dragon Warrior Training Show, Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop and More from February 10–25

The Return of Mandarin-Speaking MEGATRON Joins the Celebration for Real-Time Conversations Lunar New Year is Included in the Price of Park Admission to Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal City, Calif. — Universal Studios Hollywood welcomes DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda masters Po and Tigress to its all-new Lunar New Year event as The Entertainment Capital of L.A. ushers in the “Year of the Dog” from Saturday, February 10 to Sunday, February 25, 2018.  Lunar New Year is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Hollywood.

This spectacularly themed Lunar New Year event will take place within Universal Plaza, a polygon-shaped piazza that sits at the heart of the theme park.  Under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and stunning plum blossom Wishing Trees, the festivities will come to life as guests discover the 12 zodiac animal signs accompanied by their symbolic attributes.

New to this year’s celebratory event, Universal Studios Hollywood will debut the all-new DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda Jade Palace Performance Stage and the exciting Dragon Warrior Training Show based on the beloved Kung Fu Panda franchise. The all-new Kung Fu Panda experience will engage guests of all ages in an interactive martial art demonstration performed by Master Po and friends. The immersive event will also feature veteran DreamWorks animators who will demonstrate practical techniques of drawing their favorite Kung Fu Panda characters as keepsake mementos.

The completely reimagined event will also serve up a replica of DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda’s famous Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop, including Mr. Ping himself who will invite guests to enjoy his authentic Asian fare and a selection of hot and cold Asian beverages.

A returning favorite among Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year traditions, Mandarin-speaking Transformer’s MEGATRON marks a highlight of the annual event, as the imposing leader of the DECEPTICONS returns to greet guests at the entry to the festivities.  The ominous 12-foot-tall sentient robot will once again interact with guests, engaging them both in Mandarin and in real-time conversation characteristic of his persona. A resident of Universal Studios Hollywood, MEGATRON is one of the stars of Universal Studios Hollywood’s thrill ride, “Transformers™: The Ride-3D.”

Illumination’s Minions from Universal Studios Hollywood’s popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride will join the festivities this year, stepping out in style dressed in brightly colored traditional Lunar New Year attire.

As a complement to this year’s Lunar New Year celebration, Universal Studios Hollywood will welcome Hello Kitty, the beloved global pop icon created by the renowned Japanese company Sanrio to the entertainment destination. Hello Kitty and her signature red bow will make special appearances to meet guests at the Hello Kitty Shop located within the new Animation Studio Store opening Spring 2018.

Year-round, Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature Studio Tour offers guests a revealing look at an authentic movie and television studio in select languages, including Mandarin.  Expertly-trained Mandarin-speaking tour guides provide insight into the world of movie-making magic as guests enjoy a front row seat and behind-the-scenes access to one of the largest production studios in the world.  In-language park maps are also available for guests.

Guests can also celebrate the spirit of Lunar New Year at Universal CityWalk’s Dongpo Kitchen restaurant featuring upscale and modern Sichuan cuisine. Inspired by China’s premier restaurant Meizhou Dongpo, Dongpo Kitchen offers the comforts of a casual dining environment with both indoor and al fresco seating and caters to an eclectic palate with a variety of signature dishes.

More information is available at Mandarin-speaking guests can learn more about the Lunar New Year event at  Information is also available on FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube and Weibo @好莱坞环球影城.

Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and Flight of the Hippogriff™, Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster.  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction. The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

Pixar Pier Opens in Summer 2018 with New Incredicoaster, Inspired by The Incredibles, at Disney California Adventure Park


Incredicoaster Anchors Pixar Pier, Opening with Four Themed Neighborhoods During Pixar Fest at the Disneyland Resort

Anaheim, Ca. Nov. 2, 2017 ­­–The wonderful worlds of Pixar will get a new home at Disney California Adventure Park when Pixar Pier opens in summer 2018, transforming the area that is now Paradise Pier with the thrilling, new Incredicoaster, four new imaginative neighborhoods, plus entertainment, themed food and beverage, and merchandise. Guests will experience Pixar stories and characters in incredible new ways on this seaside waterfront at the Disneyland Resort.

Pixar Pier, a permanent land along the southern shore of Paradise Bay, will debut during Pixar Fest, a limited-time event that begins April 13, 2018. As a new land, Pixar Pier will introduce the exciting new Incredicoaster plus four whimsical neighborhoods where guests step into beloved Pixar stories.

The first neighborhood is inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and it will open in summer 2018 with the Incredicoaster. Permanently transformed from the attraction that is now California Screamin’, Incredicoaster will invite guests into a mid-century-modern-style loading area where they board vehicles with a distinctive, new look. New character moments, new scenes and special effects, and an exciting musical score will connect the attraction’s story to Pixar’s “The Incredibles 2,” which opens in theaters June 14, 2018.

The neighborhood inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story” will be developed around the popular Toy Story Mania! attraction. Another new neighborhood, inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out,” will debut a new family-friendly attraction that’s scheduled to open at a later date.

A fourth new neighborhood will celebrate a collection of guest-favorite Pixar stories. Mickey’s Fun Wheel will be themed with a new look and each of the 24 gondolas will showcase a different Pixar character. The iconic face of Mickey Mouse will continue to beam happiness across the Paradise Bay side of the wheel. At the Games of the Boardwalk, which currently includes a game called Bullseye Stallion Stampede, guests will find that all the midway games will be inspired by Pixar characters. New games are expected to include characters from “A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” and “WALL-E.”

To prepare for these big changes, several attractions will close Jan. 8: California Screamin’, Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Games of the Boardwalk and Sideshow Shirts.

Ariel’s Grotto restaurant and the Cove Bar will be transformed into a Pixar-themed lounge offering sparkling views of Paradise Bay and the new Pixar Pier. Ariel’s Grotto and Cove Bar will close Jan. 8, with Cove Bar reopening briefly in April before its permanent transformation. Guests wishing to reserve “World of Color” dining packages after Jan. 7 may consider Carthay Circle Restaurant or Wine Country Trattoria.

The remaining areas of the original Paradise Pier – including Paradise Gardens, Silly Symphony Swings, Jumping Jellyfish, Goofy’s Sky School, Golden Zephyr and The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure – will become a new land called Paradise Park.

The opening of Pixar Pier will add to the fun of Pixar Fest, a celebration of friendship that begins April 13, 2018. Pixar Fest will include the new fireworks show, “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular;” the return of “Pixar Play Parade,” appearing for the first time at Disneyland Park; the return of “Paint the Night,” performing this time at Disney California Adventure, and new elements added to each of those parades. In addition, guests will find friends from Disney•Pixar films, creatively themed food and beverage items and merchandise that’s exclusive to Pixar Fest.

The Young Dubliners Headline the Canyon Santa Clarita, January 12, 2018

The Canyon – Santa Clarita


The Young Dubliners have built a fervent fan base comparable to that of jam band rockers like Phish and Dave Matthews Band. From their humble beginnings at the Irish Rover, the band evolved through various personnel changes into a pugnacious, crazy but coolly irresistible force of nature. “Even with all the touring we do, the thing that keeps us going is the one thing that never gets old,” says guitarist/vocalist Keith Roberts. “And that’s playing those older songs people love and then mixing in a new song and hearing a positive, excited reaction from the crowd for the first time. We’ve had our share of tough gigs too, but all it takes is that one great show, those perfect moments of band and audience communication, to appreciate what we’re doing up there and why. It’s all about the joy of performing, watching the people dance and hearing them sing along.”

January 12, 2018

Doors 6pm. Music 7pm. Headliner 9:00pm.

Opening set by Craic in the Stone

$24 / $28 /$38 + applicable fees

If you purchase a ticket at a table, you are required to purchase dinner. Minimum spend is $25.00 per person. You must arrive by 7pm.

Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult.



(Friday) 6:00 pm PST


The Canyon – Santa Clarita

Westfield Valencia Town Center
24201 Valencia Blvd, Suite 1351, Santa Clarita, CA. 9135

Paley Festival’s 35th Anniversary line-up to Honor Barbra Streisand.

Hollywood, Calif. – The legendary Barbra Streisand will be honored during the Paley Center for Media’s 35th Anniversary lineup kicking off on March 16.  Streisand will take part in a special conversation which will include clips highlighting her iconic work in television.

Barbra Streisand Opens PaleyFest 2018

The Paley Center for Media has announced its full lineup for the festival, which will run March 16-25 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Streisand will be honored with an Icon Tribute on opening night, taking part in a conversation illuminating her groundbreaking work in TV, including several Emmy-winning specials.

The rest of the lineup is packed with hit shows: The Orville (March 17), Will & Grace(March 17), The Handmaid’s Tale (March 18), Silicon Valley (March 18), Supernatural(March 20), The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon (March 21), The Good Doctor(March 22), Mom (March 24), Queen Sugar (March 24), Riverdale (March 25), and Stranger Things (March 25).

Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s president and CEO, said in a statement that the festival will feature “the very best that television has to offer including Emmy Award-winning comedies and dramas, intriguing sci-fi mysteries, and the acclaimed revival of one of television’s most beloved shows.”

The Paley Center was founded in 1975 by the late William Paley, who also founded CBS. The annual PaleyFest benefits the center’s efforts toward the preservation and archival digitization of the history of television and radio media across cultures and communities.

Tickets for the general public go on sale Jan. 12. More information can be found on the Paley Center website.

See below for the full PaleyFest LA 2018 schedule:

March 16: PaleyFest Icon Tribute to Barbra Streisand (7:30pm)

March 17: FOX’s “The Orville”

March 17: NBC’s “Will & Grace”

March 18: Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale”

March 18: HBO’s “Silicon Valley

March 20: The CW’s “Supernatural

March 21: CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon

March 22: ABC’s “The Good Doctor”

March 24: CBS’s “Mom

March 24: OWN’s “Queen Sugar

March 25: The CW’s “Riverdale

March 25: Netflix’s “Stranger Things


Disneyland special ticket pricing for SoCal Residents: Now’s an Ideal Time for Guests to ‘Get More Happy’ with Star Wars Experiences, the Lunar New Year Celebration, Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, the First-Ever Pixar Fest and More

Special Offers Available at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort:Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

ANAHEIM, Calif.  – The Disneyland Resort is kicking off the new year with a special ticket offer for Southern California residents, just in time for guests to “get more happy” with enhanced Star Wars experiences at Disneyland Park.

The illuminated space ship inspired entrance to the Star Wars Launch Bay as night falls
STAR WARS LAUNCH BAY — In the heart of Tomorrowland, Star Wars Launch Bay is the central locale for guests to celebrate all things Star Wars. Disneyland park guests are welcomed to this multi-sensory space with the iconic phrase, “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.…” Once inside, they may encounter beloved Star Wars characters, play the latest Star Wars interactive video games, explore galleries full of treasured memorabilia and authentic replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, step into a Star Wars-themed cantina, and have access to Star Wars merchandise. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)

More fun includes the guest-favorite Lunar New Year celebration and popular Food & Wine Festival returning at Disney California Adventure Park, plus the first-ever Pixar Fest, a resort-wide celebration of stories and characters from Pixar Animation Studios. Additionally, the three hotels of the Disneyland Resort are offering special rates on standard and premium rooms for a limited time.

The Southern California resident ticket offer* provides flexible options for two or three days of magic and adventure at special prices. For a limited time, guests may select from these purchase options, which can save Southern California residents up to 25 percent off select multi-day tickets:

  • 2-day ticket with choice of one park per day for $159
  • 2-day Park Hopper ticket for $204
  • 3-day ticket with choice of one park per day for $199
  • 3-day Park Hopper ticket for $244

These limited-time tickets are an ideal way for Southern California residents to make unforgettable memories and “get more happy” with family and friends. Guests using these special tickets will enjoy a variety of classic attractions and entertaining shows throughout the resort, as well as exciting new experiences.

Also during the first few months of the year, special hotel offers are available for guests who want to turn their visit into a getaway and stay in the middle of the magic at any of the three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Guests may save on standard and premium rooms for select nights from January 7 through April 12, 2018, if booked by March 17, 2018.** This is an ideal time to stay at the newly renovated Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the modern classic Disneyland Hotel, or the seaside-themed Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Visit for details.

‘Get More Adventure’ with Star Wars Experiences at Disneyland

At Disneyland, guests will enjoy new enhancements inspired by the recently released film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Guests will travel to new worlds, encounter some of their favorite characters and step into thrilling moments from the latest chapter of the legendary Star Wars saga. Fans also will enjoy special Star Wars-themed treats and merchandise.

  • Guests visiting Star WarsLaunch Bay will enjoy new additions to the gallery, including video interviews with the creators of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and a sneak peek at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the all-new land coming to Disneyland in 2019.
  • At Star Tours—The Adventures Continue, a thrilling new adventure has landed. The new sequence takes passengers to two exciting new destinations: Crait, the site of an epic battle in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and Batuu, the remote outpost guests will discover when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in 2019.
  • Also at Star WarsLaunch Bay, guests will come face-to-face with some of the greatest heroes and villains from Star Wars. They may share a furry embrace with the heroic Wookiee warrior, Chewbacca, or encounter the menacing Darth Vader.
  • At the Tomorrowland Theater, guests will sit back and watch iconic moments from past and present Star Wars films in Star Wars: Path of the Jedi. The spectacular cinematic experience has been updated with scenes from the latest film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
  • Young Padawans have the chance to train in the ways of the Force, then test their skills to see if they have what it takes to be a true Jedi and defeat the dark side at Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple.

‘Get More Wishes’ at the Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure

Disneyland Resort will bring its biggest Lunar New Year celebration yet to Disney California Adventure Park, Jan. 26 to Feb. 18. Commemorating the Year of the Dog, the celebration expands to 24 days full of multicultural performances, fun-filled activities, beautiful décor, delicious cuisine and themed merchandise.

Highlights from the celebration include “Hurry Home—Lunar New Year Celebration,” the heartwarming, nighttime water show at Paradise Bay prior to “World of Color”; “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession,” celebrating family and friendship; a Lucky Wishing Wall; opportunities to encounter God of Good Fortune Goofy, Pluto, Mickey, Minnie, Chip ‘n Dale, Mulan and Mushu all dressed in their Lunar New Year attire, and more.

Make way for a magical march honoring the Lunar New Year, family and friendship. Beloved Characters Mulan and Mushu welcome all to witness a spellbinding spectacle for the senses!

Visit Disneyland for a joyous celebration of time-honored traditions that commemorate the start of a new year—January 26 through February 18, 2018.

Clap along as triumphant music from Disney’s Mulan fills the air and a sea of performers flow gracefully through the streets, spreading smiles in their wake

‘Get More Flavor’ at The Popular Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

The popular Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns March 2 to April 12, with flavors and fare inspired by the Golden State. The culinary festival brings delicious cuisine, specialty beverages and exciting entertainment for guests of all ages to enjoy. With experiences happening daily during the six-week event, guests will always find something tasty to try and fun to do as they explore the uniquely Disney festival.

The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival offers unique food and beverage offerings at more than a dozen Festival Marketplaces, along with live music, entertainment and special activities. Guests will experience presentations and demonstrations with celebrity chefs such as Robert Irvine, Alex Guarnaschelli and Shaun O’Neale, food and beverage tastings, winemaker dinners, beer, wine and spirit seminars, and more.***

‘Get More Magic’ at the First-Ever Pixar Fest Celebration

Pixar Fest, the biggest theme park celebration of beloved stories and characters from Pixar Animation Studios, begins April 13 throughout the Disneyland Resort.

  • A new nightly fireworks show debuts at Disneyland: “Together Forever—A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular,” celebrates Pixar stories through the decades as it lights up the sky, connecting guests with characters they’ve come to know and love. Along with dazzling pyrotechnics and memorable music, a heartwarming story celebrates the theme of friendship, an ever-present concept in Pixar animation. Guests are invited to embark on an emotional journey that begins with the meeting of unlikely Pixar pals and follows their adventures as they overcome obstacles and forge everlasting friendships. “Together Forever” comes to life through projections on iconic park locations: Sleeping Beauty Castle, the water screens of the Rivers of America, the façade of “it’s a small world” and the buildings of Main Street, U.S.A. The grand tradition of Tinker Bell flying over Sleeping Beauty Castle also gets a Pixar twist, with a special flyover by Buzz Lightyear.
  • The fan-favorite “Paint the Night” parade returns, this time to Disney California Adventure. “Paint the Night” features pals from Disney·Pixar’s “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars.” Another Pixar story will join the nightly “Paint the Night” parade later in the year, adding to this popular nighttime experience.
  • Pixar Play Parade” also returns, making its way through Disneyland for the first time and bringing even more Pixar to guests with the addition of three new story elements. The daily parade will begin with an appearance by the iconic and adorable Pixar Lamp. Rolling ahead of the famous lamp will be the familiar yellow Pixar Ball. Also joining the parade are characters from the beloved films “Up” and “Inside Out.”

Southern California residents may experience all these attractions and entertainment, along with beloved experiences at Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure, with the 2-day and 3-day Southern California Resident tickets. These special offers are available only for a limited time. Southern California residents must purchase tickets from Jan. 8 through May 21, 2018. Tickets expire on May 24, 2018, and blockout dates apply.*

Southern California residents may purchase tickets at and at Disneyland Resort ticket booths. Guests who purchase tickets online may print their tickets at home. Proof of residency is required for purchase and theme park admission. With these tickets, guests may also purchase Disney MaxPass, a digital tool for guests to maximize their experience with unlimited Disney PhotoPass photo downloads and the convenience of mobile Disney FastPass while in the parks through the Disneyland App.****

For restrictions, visit For park hours and entertainment schedules, guests may review the resort’s daily calendar at


About the Disneyland Resort                           

The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

*SoCal Resident Ticket Offer:
Valid on 2-Day and 3-Day Disneyland Resort Theme Park tickets, and savings based on non-discounted price for the same ticket at the Disneyland Resort Main Entrance ticket booths. Valid only for Southern California residents within ZIP codes 90000-93599 and Northern Baja California residents within ZIP codes 21000-22999; proof of residency is required for purchase and admission. Tickets expire May 24, 2018 and are not valid before January 8, 2018. Blockout days of 3/23/18 – 4/8/18 apply. Each day of use constitutes one full day of use. May purchase up to 5 tickets per person per day with valid ID. Tickets may not be sold or transferred for commercial use and exclude activities/events separately priced. Offer may not be combined with other ticket discounts or promotions. Subject to capacity, restrictions and change without notice.

**Resort Hotel Offer:

Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for Sunday through Thursday nights from January 7, 2018 through April 12, 2018. Book now through March 17, 2018; travel must be completed by April 13, 2018. Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Regal suites. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and five (5) people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate Theme Park admission required to enjoy the Parks.

***Food and Wine Disclaimer:

Separate admission to Disney California Adventure Park is required and is not included with the cost of signature events or seminars. Space is limited for all ticketed events; advance reservations are recommended. Full payment may be due at time of booking, and cancellation fees may apply. No refunds, credit or date or time changes. Guests must be 21 years of age or over to consume alcohol and to participate in some events; valid photo ID required. Events and demonstrations are subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.

****Disney MaxPass Disclaimer:

Disney PhotoPass® Service is subject to the PhotoPass® terms and expiration policy found at Online registration required. Disney PhotoPass® photos captured during the day your Disney MaxPass is used must be linked to your Disney account. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Guests are strongly advised to check the day’s FASTPASS® ticket availability and other Park details before purchasing Disney MaxPass as your preferred attractions may not be available at the time of purchase. FASTPASS® tickets are limited and availability is not guaranteed. FASTPASS® tickets for entertainment are not available through Disney MaxPass. Disney MaxPass is nonrefundable and is subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.


Coming To Sterling Venue Ventures STONE TEMPLE PILOTS March 2nd at The Canyon Santa Clarita March 8th at The Rose

Stone Temple Pilots, the multi-platinum hard rockers and Grammy winners for “Plush” will be heading to the Canyon Santa Clarita on March 2, 2018.
Santa Clarita, Calif. - Stone Temple Pilots, the multi-platinum rockers who turned alternative rock into stadium rock, will be heading to The Canyon Santa Clarita on March 2, 2018 and at then at the Rose on March 8. 
Their 1993’s “Plush” won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance, Billboard Music Award for #1 Rock Song Of The Year.  Likewise, Stone Temple Pilots were awarded the BMA for Top Modern Rock Act Of The Year, the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist – and this was just the beginning. Six albums and 19 singles later Stone Temple have sold millions of records and rocked millions more with their stunning live performances.
March 2, 2018
Doors 6pm. Headliner 9:00pm.
$38.50 + applicable fees
Every ticket purchased for Stone Temple Pilots includes a digital copy of their new, soon-to-be-released album. You will receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album once it is released (date yet to be confirmed).
If you purchase a ticket at a table you are required to purchase dinner. Minimum spend is $25.00 per person. You must arrive by 7pm. Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult.
Tickets Will Be Available Starting at 10amThrough Ticketmaster & The Box Office 


The Canyon – Santa Clarita
Westfield Valencia Town Center
24201 Valencia Blvd, Suite 1351, Santa Clarita, CA. 91355


California Science Center To Present: KING TUT: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH World Premiere, Begins March 24, 2018

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Los Angeles, Calif. – To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, the California Science Center is proud to present the world premiere of KING TUT: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH–the largest King Tut exhibition ever toured! Discover over 150 authentic artifacts from King Tut’s celebrated tomb, many of which the boy king himself used in life and in death, including gold jewelry, gilded wood furniture, and ornate ritual objects–60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt, until now. Come experience these priceless treasures before they return to Egypt forever.

Travel 3,300 years back in time to join King Tut as he navigates the perilous underworld. In a dramatic new presentation, dazzling multimedia complements rare artifacts to take guests on an immersive journey of the pharaoh’s quest for immortality. Follow the boy king as he travels from the underworld through the twelve gates and to the afterlife. Along the way, interactive displays reveal how exquisitely engraved burial objects such as the bow and arrow and boomerang were meant to protect Tut in his life-after-death journey.
Examine exquisite rings found on King Tut’s fingers, opulent jewelry that adorned his body, and the gold sandals placed on his feet upon burial. Marvel at the gilded coffinette and lid from one of the alabaster containers that held the pharaoh’s mummified organs. Learn about the pharaoh’s second death and find out how your presence in the exhibition ensures King Tut’s immortality by keeping his name alive. If it wasn’t for Howard Carter’s passion and determination, King Tut’s name–and treasure–might have been lost for all eternity.
Discover how the scientific analysis of King Tut’s 3,300-year-old mummy has revealed new information about his health and lineage, as well as how cutting-edge technologies have played a role in discovering new tombs and analyzing existing ones in ways never before imagined. 
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Enhance your experience! Watch Mysteries of Egypt on the 7–story IMAX®screen!

Soar over the great pyramids of Giza, rush over the Nile, cross the deathly quiet Valley of the Kings, and descend into the shadowy chambers of the sacred tomb of King Tutankhamun. Watch as ancient Egypt comes to life on our 7-story IMAX screen! Mysteries of Egypt stars native Egyptian and legendary actor Omar Sharif.