“Universal Monsters” Inspired Merchandise from Acclaimed Graffiti Artist Tristan Eaton and ‘80s Themed Collectables Debut at Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Themed events!

From Candy Apples with Scissors to the Mind Flayer’s Milkshake and the Slimer’s Dog, Universal Studios Hollywood Adds Bite to its Creepy Cuisine Inspired by this Year’s Slate of “Halloween Horror Nights” Mazes.

Universal City, CA, September 26, 2019 – Universal Studios Hollywood invites guests to take a bite out of “Halloween Horror Nights” with its menacing menu of creepy cuisine and merchandise inspired by this year’s slate of terrifying new mazes.

Fans of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” can enjoy a taste of the Starcourt Mall’s favorites, including Scoops Ahoy ice-cream, as featured in Season 3, to savor the Mind Flayer’s Milkshake, a black chocolate treat topped with strawberry sauce, chocolate whipped cream, crushed Oreos®, a black waffle cone and black licorice tentacles. Or, they can opt for Eleven’s Waffle Sundae, an inventive ice cream sundae featuring mini waffles, vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, jelly beans, chocolate chips and Reese’s® Pieces®.

Other “Stranger Things”-inspired treats include: the Demo-Dog, a quarter-pound hot dog topped with beef chili, cheddar cheese sauce, crushed Flamin’ Hot® Cheetos®, sour cream and scallions, served with a side of tater tots; Benny’s Burger,a juicy beef burger topped with cheddar cheese served on a brioche bun with ketchup, mustard and pickles and served with a side of tater tots; The Upside Down Burger, this signature “upside down” burger features cheddar cheese sauce and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos served on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomatoes with a side of tater tots; and the Demogorgon’s Totcho, this dangerously delicious snack piles up tater tots, doused in spicy queso, chili, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, sour cream and scallions for delicious twist on classic nachos.

Ghostbusters-inspired eats include: Zuul’s Egg Sandwich, a warm fried egg, juicy turkey sausage and cheddar cheese sandwiched in a brioche bun with chipotle aioli and caramelized onions; Slimer’s Dog, a quarter-pound hot dog dripping in green slime and topped with roasted peppers; the Firehouse Hot Chicken Bites, crispy chicken bites with Nashville sauce, coleslaw and picked piled on crispy Texas toast; Loaded Mac n Cheese, pasta with cheddar cheese sauce, bacon, roasted peppers and scallions; and Cola Battered Corn Dog, aquarter-pound corn dog with cola batter, cherry ketchup and cherry Pop Rocks®. A special “Ghostbusters” Muon Trap popular bin, perfect for catching ghosts in the maze, is also available.

Signature Us favorites include iconic Red Candy Apples affixed with scissors and served at a carnival-inspired stand, reminiscent of the fateful Santa Cruz Boardwalk, as featured in the film. Additionally, a Killer Klowns from Outer Space-inspired Kotton Kandy Cocoon Doughnut, a yeast raised raspberry filled doughnut with pink vanilla frosting encased in pink cotton candy and garnished with a swirly straw, will be available for horror fans.

Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk also joins in on the Halloween festivities with the introduction of weekly specialty doughnuts, including Jack-O-Lantern, Tombstone and Frankenstein designs.

Guests looking to commemorate their “Halloween Horror Nights” experience can choose from a variety of collectibles themed to this year’s must visit event.

Retro chic items include ‘80s inspired VHS tapes filled with “Halloween Horror Nights” and “Ghostbusters”-themed socks, “Ghostbusters” Slimer replicas, “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” cotton candy props and “Creepshow” masks.”

This year, acclaimed graffiti artist Tristan Eaton and apparel brand The Hundreds have collaborated to create exclusive “Universal Monsters” themed merchandise including skateboards, sweatshirts, t-shirts and tote bags.

From Candy Apples with Scissors to the Mind Flayer’s Milkshake and the Slimer’s Dog, Universal Studios Hollywood Adds Bite to its Creepy Cuisine Inspired by this Year’s Slate of “Halloween Horror Nights” Mazes.

Here’s a quick snapshot of this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes and attractions:

  • “Us,” an all-new maze based on the blockbuster film from Universal Pictures and visionary Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele
  • “Ghostbusters,” Sony Pictures’ classic 1984 film comes to life for the first time ever in this all-new maze
  • “Stranger Things,” based on seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix’s critically-acclaimed supernatural thriller
  • “Killer Klowns from Outer Space,” the popular 1980s horror sci-fi film lands at “Halloween Horror Nights” in this all-new chilling maze
  • “Creepshow,” inspired by the 1982 cult classic horror movie and Shudder’s all-original anthology series
  • “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” inspired by Universal’s original cinematic monsters and the movie studio that invented the horror film genre
  • “House of 1000 Corpses,” inspired by Lionsgate’s 2003 cult classic film and directed by multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie
  • “Holidayz in Hell,” an all-original maze featuring demented versions of everyone’s favorite seasonal celebrations
  • “Curse of Pandora’s Box,” an all-new original maze based on the twisted Greek mythology tale
  • “The Walking Dead,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s permanent attraction inspired by AMC’s popular television series
  • The Jabbawockeez award-winning hip hop dance crew returns by popular demand with an all-new, high-energy performance created exclusively for “Halloween Horror Nights”

This year’s event dates are: September 26-29, October 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31, and November 1-3, 2019. Advanced purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out. Tickets can be purchased at https://hollywood.halloweenhorrornights.com/.

For exciting updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on InstagramTwitter and Snapchat; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.

About Universal Studios Hollywood

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. Attractions 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™”, and the all-new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride.”  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 Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.”  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 production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” 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.

John Tesh & his Grand Piano songs and stories in concert for an ‘Acoustic Christmas’ in Palm Desert, Poway & Torrance, CA, Nov. 30, Dec. 6 & Dec. 7, 2019.

Los Angeles Calif. – John Tesh will present an evening of Acoustic Christmas at the McCullum Theatre on November 30th; the James R Armstrong Theatre on December 6th; andthe Poway Center for the Performing Arts on December 7th.

John Tesh & his Grand Piano songs and stories in concert for an ‘Acoustic Christmas’ in Palm Desert, Poway & Torrance, CA, Nov. 30, Dec. 6 & Dec. 7, 2019.


Tesh’s music will celebrate the season with fun, music & inspiration.
He looks forward to seeing you at one of these shows!

John Tesh & his Grand Piano songs and stories in concert for an ‘Acoustic Christmas’ in Palm Desert, Poway & Torrance, CA, Nov. 30, Dec. 6 & Dec. 7, 2019.

McCallum Theatre
Saturday, November 30th @8:00pm
73000 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Box Office: 760-340-2787
Don’t miss the show – get your tickets now.

James R Armstrong Theatre
Friday, December 6th @8:00pm
3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503
Box Office: 310-781-7171
Don’t miss the show – get your tickets now.
Ask about special VIP packages!

Poway Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 7th @8:00pm
15498 Espola Road
Poway, CA 92064
Box Office: 858-748-0505
Don’t miss the show – get your tickets now.

About John Tesh

John Tesh

Six music Emmys, two Grammy nominations, three gold records, seven Public Television specials and 8 million records sold. After more than three decades as an international entertainer, John Tesh’s recording and live concert career continues to thrive today.

Whether at the solo piano, with a 12-piece ‘big band’ or an 80 piece orchestra, Tesh’s ability to create a unique journey for concert fans with music and storytelling has taken him from the Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Coliseum in Rome to Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. John’s live television concerts, including the seminal ‘Live at Red Rocks,’ have raised more than 20 million dollars for Public Television.

Tesh’s consistent popularity as a TV and Radio broadcaster has only amplified the personal connection with his loyal tribe of fans who get to listen to him 6 days a week on the ‘Intelligence For Your Life’ radio and television programs. The radio show alone amasses 34 million gross impressions/per week. John’s Facebook page has a weekly reach of 15-20 million engagements/week. The weekly TV program adds another 2 million impressions. Tesh and his marketing team regularly utilize these robust platforms to promote his live concert performances.

Twenty five years and 50 plus recordings into his multi-faceted, ever-evolving musical and broadcast career, John Tesh’s highly successful and varied career path also includes a string of #1 radio hits, a Keyboard Magazine Performance award, 12 years as an investigative journalist for the CBS TV Network, a 10-year run as anchor on Entertainment Tonight, broadcast host and music composer for the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games, and the unique distinction of composing what critics have hailed as “The greatest sports theme song in television history,” the NBC SPORTS’ NBA Basketball Theme.

A self-proclaimed school “band geek” playing trumpet in marching and jazz bands in junior high and high school, Tesh was proficient on the trumpet and piano from the age of six. He studied privately with teachers from The Julliard School, and was named to the New York State Symphonic Orchestra in high school while also playing Hammond B3 in 3 Long Island rock bands.

https://www.teshmusic.com/

Bridge to Home to present Annual Soup for the Soul – Sera in Italia on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Television personality Rick Garcia to serve as Master of Ceremonies. Proceeds to benefit Homeless services in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Tickets still available for Sera in Italia at Bella Vida

Santa Clarita – Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 12, 2019, for the annual Soup for the Soul fundraiser supporting Bridge to Home. Soup for the Soul – Sera in Italia, will be an evening of fresh from the garden soups and delicious delicacies. Local resident and veteran broadcaster Rick Garcia, currently host of My Radio Show with Rick Garcia, will be the master of ceremonies for the evening at Bella Vida.

This annual event is Bridge to Home’s largest fundraising effort. Proceeds will allow the agency to provide services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the Santa Clarita community.  Bridge to Home has recently expanded the shelter operation to year-round and is preparing the property at the end of Drayton Street to meet that need.

Growing from a community open house at the winter shelter, Soup for the Soul is now an event for several hundred people and an evening filled with fun and delicious food. Following the theme of soup, attendees will be treated to favorites from Salt Creek Grille, Souplantation, Olive Garden, Fish Tail Seafood Grill and Lazy Dog Café. In addition, the following restaurants and businesses are providing appetizers, salads, desserts, wines, and beer: Italia Panetteria & Deli, Marston’s Restaurant, Olive Terrace,  Wolf Creek Brewery, Egg Plantation, Spumoni Trattoria & Pizzeria, Piccola Trattoria & Pizzeria, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Old World Deli, The Press Room, Ralphs, Mystic Hills Wines, Kendall-Jackson Wines and barista Danny Silva.

Adding to the fun, there will be lively bidding on fabulous silent auction packages, a live auction featuring trips to Santa Fe, New Mexico and Big Bear, along with a Fund-a Need opportunity when participants can donate directly to support the case management services and the homeless shelter buildings operated by Bridge to Home.

More than 30 local businesses are already signed on as sponsors of this event. Ticket and sponsorship opportunities are still available for Soup for the Soul. Please visit btohome.org to purchase tickets and learn more about the crucial services Bridge to Home provides.

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Get Ready for National Coffee Day coming up on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Wallet Hub’s Best Coffee in America.

Los Angeles, Calif- Coffee first became popular in the U.S. after the Boston Tea Party, when the switch was seen as “patriotic,” according to PBS. And since Starbucks debuted in 1971, the drink is now accessible almost anywhere you go. In a recent Reuters poll, sixty-three percent of Americans age 18 or older said they drank coffee the previous day.

What gave way to java culture? Science, for one, has convinced us that caffeine possesses multiple health benefits besides mental stimulation. At the right dosages, caffeine may contribute to longevity. Perhaps just as important, though, is coffee’s social purpose. Today, coffee stations are a staple of the workplace, and tens of thousands of shops serve as meeting places for friends, dates and coworkers. The creation of these drinks has grown increasingly professional, too. Being a barista has become less a part-time job than a career field. Latte art has even inspired a national competition.

But some local coffee scenes are stronger than others. To determine the best among them, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 14 key indicators of coffee lover-friendliness. Our data set ranges from coffee shops, coffee houses and cafés per capita to average price per pack of coffee. In addition, we compiled a list of top coffee retailers extending special savings in honor of National Coffee Day on Sept. 29.

With National Coffee Day around the corner and the U.S. coffee industry currently valued at $48 billion, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best Coffee Cities in America.

To determine the best local coffee scenes in America, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 14 key indicators of a strong coffee culture. The data set ranges from coffee shops, coffee houses and cafés per capita to average price per pack of coffee.

The Coffee Scene in Los Angeles (1=Best, 50=Avg.):

  • 26th – Avg. Spending on Coffee per Household
  • 5th – % of Adults Who Reported Drinking “Ready-to-Drink” Coffee in the Past Six Months
  • 9th – Coffee Shops, Coffee Houses & Cafés Per Capita
  • 12th – Coffee & Tea Manufacturers per Capita
  • 6th – Affordable Coffee Shops, Coffee Houses & Cafés Rated 4.5+ Stars per Capita

Story by  Adam McCann, Wallet Hub Financial Writer

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Announces Star-Studded 71st Emmy Award Winners September 22, 2019 at the Microsoft in Los Angeles. ‘Game of Thrones’ takes Top Drama Series honors.

The 71st Emmy Awards were presented on Sunday, September 22, 2019, broadcast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. And the winners are……….

Outstanding Drama Series

(Television Academy)

Game Of Thrones • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television
David Benioff, Executive Producer
D.B. Weiss, Executive Producer
Carolyn Strauss, Executive Producer
Bernadette Caulfield, Executive Producer
Frank Doelger, Executive Producer
David Nutter, Executive Producer
Miguel Sapochnik, Executive Producer
Vince Gerardis, Co-Executive Producer
Guymon Casady, Co-Executive Producer
George R.R. Martin, Co-Executive Producer
Bryan Cogman, Co-Executive Producer
Chris Newman, Producer
Greg Spence, Producer
Lisa McAtackney, Producer
Duncan Muggoch, Producer

(Television Academy)

Outstanding Comedy Series

Fleabag • Prime Video • All3Media International Limited and Amazon Studios
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Executive Producer
Harry Bradbeer, Executive Producer
Lydia Hampson, Executive Producer
Harry Williams, Executive Producer
Jack Williams, Executive Producer
Joe Lewis, Executive Producer
Sarah Hammond, Producer

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Killing Eve • BBC America • Sid Gentle Films Ltd.
Jodie Comer as Villanelle

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Ozark • Reparations • Netflix • Media Rights Capital
Jason Bateman, Directed by

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Pose • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions
Billy Porter as Pray Tell

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Ozark • Netflix • Media Rights Capital
Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

Succession • Nobody Is Ever Missing • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus and Gary Sanchez Productions
Jesse Armstrong, Written by

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Game Of Thrones • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon Television
John Oliver, Executive Producer/Host
Tim Carvell, Executive Producer
Liz Stanton, Executive Producer
Jeremy Tchaban, Supervising Producer

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series

Saturday Night Live • Host: Adam Sandler • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Don Roy King, Directed by

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

(Television Academy)

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
Ken Aymong, Supervising Producer
Lindsay Shookus, Producer
Erin Doyle, Producer
Tom Broecker, Producer
Steve Higgins, Produced by
Erik Kenward, Produced by

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon Television
Dan Gurewitch, Senior Writer
Jeff Maurer, Senior Writer
Jill Twiss, Senior Writer
Juli Weiner, Senior Writer
Tim Carvell, Written by
Raquel D’Apice, Written by
Josh Gondelman, Written by
Daniel O’Brien, Written by
John Oliver, Written by
Owen Parsons, Written by
Charlie Redd, Written by
Joanna Rothkopf, Written by
Ben Silva, Written by
Seena Vali, Written by

Outstanding Limited Series

(Television Academy)

Chernobyl • HBO • HBO Miniseries and SKY in association with Word Games, The Mighty Mint and Sister Pictures
Craig Mazin, Executive Producer
Carolyn Strauss, Executive Producer
Jane Featherstone, Executive Producer
Johan Renck, Co-Executive Producer
Chris Fry, Co-Executive Producer
Sanne Wohlenberg, Producer

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

(Television Academy)

Fosse/Verdon • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions
Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon

Outstanding Television Movie

Bandersnatch (Black Mirror) • Netflix • House of Tomorrow
Annabel Jones, Executive Producer
Charlie Brooker, Executive Producer
Russell McLean, Producer

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

(Television Academy)

When They See Us • Netflix • Participant Media, Tribeca Productions, Harpo Films, Array Filmworks
Jharrel Jerome as Korey Wise

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special

Chernobyl • HBO • HBO Miniseries and SKY in association with Word Games, The Mighty Mint and Sister Pictures
Craig Mazin, Written by

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

A Very English Scandal • Prime Video • Blueprint and Amazon Studios
Ben Whishaw as Norman

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special

Chernobyl • HBO • HBO Miniseries and SKY in association with Word Games, The Mighty Mint and Sister Pictures
Johan Renck, Directed by

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

The Act • Hulu • UCP, Eat the Cat, Writ Large
Patricia Arquette as Dee Dee Blanchard

Outstanding Competition Program

(Television Academy)

RuPaul’s Drag Race • VH1 • World of Wonder Productions
Pamela Post, Executive Producer
Tim Palazzola, Executive Producer
Randy Barbato, Executive Producer
Fenton Bailey, Executive Producer
Tom Campbell, Executive Producer
RuPaul Charles, Executive Producer
Steven Corfe, Executive Producer
Mandy Salangsang, Executive Producer
Bruce McCoy, Co-Executive Producer
Michele Mills, Co-Executive Producer
Jacqueline Wilson, Co-Executive Producer
Thairin Smothers, Senior Producer
John Polly, Producer
Michelle Visage, Producer
Jen Passovoy, Producer

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

(Television Academy)

Fleabag • Prime Video • All3Media International Limited and Amazon Studios
Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Fleabag

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

(Television Academy)

Barry • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Alec Berg and Hanarply
Bill Hader as Barry

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

Fleabag • Episode 1 • Prime Video • All3Media International Limited and Amazon Studios
Harry Bradbeer, Directed by

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

Fleabag • Episode 1 • Prime Video • All3Media International Limited and Amazon Studios
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Written by

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • Prime Video • Amazon Studios
Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • Prime Video • Amazon Studios
Tony Shalhoub as Abe Weissman


The 71st Emmy Awards aired on Sunday, September 22 on FOX at 8:00PM ET/5:00 PM PT. Click to find out Where to Watch.NEXT STORYEmmy-Winning Actors to Present at 71st Emmy Awards

Living Artistically with Parkinson’s: An Art Exhibition & Silent Auction coming up this Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Rebecca Molayem Gallery in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, Calif. – The second annual Living Artistically with Parkinson’s fundraiser is coming up this Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 2 pm – 6 pm. Tickets are $45.00 and Includes buffet, hosted bar, and valet parking. The event is taking place at the Rebecca Molayem Gallery located at 481 South Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

The event will feature an exhibition, artist reception and silent auction produced by Parkinson’s Community Los Angeles. This event will raise funds for PCLA’s programs for the Parkinson’s community throughout Los Angeles, including a transportation assistance initiative, free educational conferences, support groups, an equipment gifting program, and more.  

The second annual Living Artistically with Parkinson’s fundraiser will feature an exhibition, artist reception and silent auction produced by Parkinson’s Community Los Angeles. This event will raise funds for PCLA’s programs for the Parkinson’s community throughout Los Angeles, including a transportation assistance initiative, free educational conferences, support groups, an equipment gifting program, and more this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

The mission of PCLA is to improve the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s disease, their families and care partners. Our goal is to connect people to the information, support services, programs and activities they need to enhance wellness and live an active, engaged life moving forward.

Living Artistically with Parkinson’s: An Art Exhibition & Silent Auction coming up Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Rebecca Molayem Gallery in Los Angeles. For more info visit: ps://pcla.org/

Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to the artist and fifty percent will go to PCLA. For more information visit: PCLA | https://pcla.org/

Fourth Annual Gran Fondo Cycling Event Returns to Santa Clarita, Sept. 28, 2019.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Calling all cyclists! The City of Santa Clarita is excited to host the fourth annual Gran Fondo community cycling race, presented by Santa Clarita Velo on Saturday, September 28, beginning at 7:00 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, located at 20850 Centre Point Parkway.

Fourth Annual Gran Fondo Cycling Event Returns to Santa Clarita, Sept. 28, 2019.

This one-day, chip-timed event will bring together cyclists from all over California who are looking to ride on Santa Clarita’s picturesque roads while passing through lush hills and mountain ranges. Three courses are available for riders including a 20-mile “Family,” 60-mile “Medio” and 100-mile “Gran,” which makes this event perfect for riders at any skill level.

Cyclists and spectators can look forward to a post-race celebration, including lunch. The event will also include a rider expo featuring vendors that offer a variety of products. Attendees can also enter for a chance to win professional cycling gear and products by entering the raffle drawing at the event.

Riders can register online by visiting GranFondoSantaClarita.com. For any questions or sponsorship requests, please contact event lead David Smith at scvsmith@gmail.com.

“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood Goes Retro with Throwback Thursdays to Celebrate Its Many ‘80s-Inspired Mazes.

“Halloween Horror Nights,” Like, Continues on Select Nights through Sunday, November 3, 2019. Click Here to Purchase Tickets.

Universal City, CA, September 18, 2019 – This year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, like totally, time travels to the 1980s with Throwback Thursdays in celebration of the decade’s bad to the bone darker side featured in a host of all-new terrifying mazes.

“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood Goes Retro with Throwback Thursdays to Celebrate Its Many ‘80s-Inspired Mazes. “Halloween Horror Nights,” Like, Continues on Select Nights through Sunday, November 3, 2019. Click Here to Purchase Tickets. (Universal Studios Hollywood)

From classic 1980s movies such as GhostbustersCreepshow and Killer Klowns from Outer Space to contemporary shows and films inspired by the decade, including “Stranger Things” and Us, there is something totally gnarly about this era that comes to life during “Halloween Horror Nights.”

            Highlights of Throwback Thursdays include a not-so-friendly welcome from Chucky himself, live tribute band and DJ dance party hosted by Beetlejuice, classic ‘80s music videos and songs played throughout the event as well as themed food that will have guests spazzing and saying, Eat my Shorts!

To help guests capture the spirit of the ‘80s, they are invited to sport their finest decade-worthy attire trends, from leg warmers and high waisted jeans to scrunchie hair ties, fanny packs and shoulder pads.

Throwback Thursdays will take place every Thursday night during “Halloween Horror Nights” and is included as part of admission to the event.  All dates are: September 19-22, 26-29; October 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31; and November 1-3, 2019.

Tickets are available at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com and advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out.  Following are the various tickets options:

  • Universal Express             One-time priority access to all mazes, Jabbawockeez performance

and theme park rides.

  • Multi-Night Passes            Ultimate Fear Pass:  scare all event nights

Frequent Fear Pass:  scare 25 select nights

·         After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo     Experience the park’s popular daytime attractions, and

remain for the terror that awaits at “Halloween Horror Nights.”

  • R.I.P. Tour                        Groups of up to 12 can scare in style with the new R.I.P. Tour

featuring a VIP guide, unlimited Universal Express access to all mazes, attractions and Jabbawockeez show, private VIP trolley transportation to backlot mazes, interactive themed photo ops and special tour of the Universal backlot, gourmet buffet dinner at the VIP Dining Room & Lounge, access to lounges for drinks and desserts, and complimentary valet parking.

This year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” maze and attraction lineup includes:

  • “Us,” an all-new maze based on the blockbuster film from Universal Pictures and visionary Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele
  • “Ghostbusters,” Sony Pictures’ classic 1984 film comes to life for the first time ever in this all-new maze
  • “Stranger Things,” based on seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix’s critically-acclaimed supernatural thriller
  • “Killer Klowns from Outer Space,” the popular 1980s horror sci-fi film lands at “Halloween Horror Nights” in this all-new chilling maze
  • “Creepshow,” maze inspired by the 1982 cult classic movie directed by George Romero and Shudder’s brand new anthology series, reimagined by acclaimed make-up artist, director and executive producerGreg Nicotero
  • “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” inspired by Universal’s original cinematic monsters and the movie studio that invented the horror film genre
  • “House of 1000 Corpses,” inspired by Lionsgate’s 2003 cult classic film and directed by multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie
  • “Holidayz in Hell,” an all-original maze featuring demented versions of everyone’s favorite seasonal celebrations
  • “Curse of Pandora’s Box,” an all-new original maze based on the twisted Greek mythology tale
  • “The Walking Dead,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s permanent attraction inspired by AMC’s popular television series
  • The Jabbawockeez award-winning hip hop dance crew returns by popular demand with an all-new, high-energy performance created exclusively for “Halloween Horror Nights”

For updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on Instagram and Twitter; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.

“Halloween Horror Nights” Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood, with More Mazes than Ever, Select Nights from September 13 – November 3, 2019.

Universal City, CA, September 13, 2019 – Universal Studios Hollywood rolled out the red carpet to usher in “Halloween Horror Nights” 2019 attended by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peeleand cast members from Universal Pictures’ blockbuster Us, including Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Alan Frazier, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Cali and Noelle Sheldon; Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters) and filmmaker Ivan Reitman (GhostbustersNational Lampoon’s Animal House).

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Also acclaimed director and executive producer Greg Nicotero(“Creepshow,” “The Walking Dead,”) filmmaker Eli Roth(HauntThe House with a Clock in Its Walls), GRAMMY® Award-winning musician SLASH, multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie (House of a 1000 Corpses), executive producers Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (“Stranger Things”), and John Murdy, Executive Producer, “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Halloween Horror Nights” continues on September 13-15, 19-22, 26-29; October 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31; and November 1-3, 2019.

Additional talent attending the premiere event included director Michael Dougherty (Godzilla); Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses); Tichina Arnold (“The Neighborhood”); Lauren Ash (“Superstore”); Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin”); special effects artists/filmmakers Stephen, Charles and Edward Chiodo (Killer Klowns from Outer Space); Cody Christian (“All American”); Grant Cramer (Killer Klowns from Outer Space); Devin Druid (“13 Reasons Why”); Kelly Osbourne; Nolan Gould (“Modern Family”); Seth Green  (“Family Guy”); Andrey Ivchenko (“Stranger Things”); Nia Souix (“Dance Moms”); Dylan Sprayberry (“Teen Wolf”), recording artist Angela Aguilar and Angélica Vale, and hip hop dance crew Jabbawockeez.

Opening night also featured a special “Behind the Screams” panel highlighting filmmakers and musicians who have collaborated with Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” over the years. John Murdy led the insightful discussion that included filmmaker Eli Roth, director and producer, Greg Nicotero and musician, Slash.

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This year’s terrifying “Halloween Horror Nights” lineup of mazes and attractions includes:

  • Us,” an all-new maze based on the blockbuster film from Universal Pictures and visionary Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele
  • “Ghostbusters,” Sony Pictures’ classic 1984 film comes to life for the first time ever in this all-new maze
  • “Stranger Things,” based on seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix’s critically-acclaimed supernatural thriller
  • “Killer Klowns from Outer Space,” the popular 1980s horror sci-fi film lands at “Halloween Horror Nights” in this all-new chilling maze
  • “Creepshow,” maze inspired by the 1982 cult classic movie directed by George Romero and Shudder’s brand new anthology series, reimagined by acclaimed make-up artist, director and executive producerGreg Nicotero
  • “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” inspired by Universal’s original cinematic monsters and the movie studio that invented the horror film genre
  • “House of 1000 Corpses,” inspired by Lionsgate’s 2003 cult classic film and directed by multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie
  • “Holidayz in Hell,” an all-original maze featuring demented versions of everyone’s favorite seasonal celebrations
  • “Curse of Pandora’s Box,” an all-new original maze based on the twisted Greek mythology tale

·         “The Walking Dead,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s permanent attraction inspired by AMC’s popular television series

·         The Jabbawockeez award-winning hip hop dance crew returns by popular demand with an all-new, high-energy performance created exclusively for “Halloween Horror Nights”

Tickets are available at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com and advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out.  Following are the various tickets options:

  • Universal Express™                  One-time priority access to all mazes,
  • Jabbawockeez performance and theme park rides.
  • Multi-Night Passes                    Ultimate Fear Pass:  scare all 32 nights
  • Frequent Fear Pass:  scare 25 select nights

September Pass:  11 select nights throughout the month of September

  • R.I.P. Tour                                          Groups of up to 12 can scare in style with the new

R.I.P. Tour featuring a VIP guide, unlimited Universal Express access to all mazes, attractions and Jabbawockeez show, private VIP trolley transportation to backlot mazes, interactive themed photo ops and special tour of the Universal backlot, gourmet buffet dinner at the VIP Dining Room & Lounge, access to lounges for drinks and desserts, and complimentary valet parking.

  • After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo           Experience the park’s popular daytime attractions,

and remain for the terror that awaits at “Halloween Horror Nights.”

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City of Santa Clarita Receives Nationally Acclaimed Finance Award. This year marks the 30th consecutive year that the City has received this prestigious award.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2017-18. This year marks the 30th consecutive year that the City has received this prestigious award.

“The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management,” wrote Michele Mark Levine, Director, Technical Services Center from the Government Finance Officers Association, in a letter congratulating the City of Santa Clarita. 

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

The Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of 20,000 federal, local, state, and provincial-level government finance officials and other finance practitioners.

For more information about the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, please contact Brittany Houston of the City’s Finance Division at bhouston@santa-clarita.com  or by phone at (661) 255-4996.