Six Flags Magic Mountain was spectacularly decked out on a chilly Saturday night for the opening of Holiday in the Park.
Now in its fourth year, Holiday in the Park – which runs for 28 nights beginning Saturday, Nov. 18 and going through Sunday, Dec. 31 – features six uniquely themed “wow zones,” live shows and entertainment, seasonal eats and drinks, and rides and attractions.
As darkness fell, more than a million lights illuminated the night to resounding “oohs and aahs” of parkgoers, and “snow” flurries wafted gently toward the ground.
Holiday music filled the air, mixing with the whoosh of the roller coasters.
Though the weather was cold, the ground was muddy and the sun was lost all day in the clouds, it didn’t stop thousands of die-hard heavy metal and hard rock fans from descending upon Glen Helen Amphitheater in Devore on Sunday, Nov. 5, for Knotfest. The second half of the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest weekend was just as crowded — if not more packed than — Ozzfest the day before .
The second edition of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, the mash-up of both mega metal festivals, kicked off at Glen Helen Amphitheater in Devore on Saturday, Nov. 4, with the Ozzy Osbourne-led Ozzfest. It was a long day of metal music, assorted black T-shirts and devil horns that featured 20-plus bands performing on four stages, including main stage sets by Orange Goblin, Children of Bodom, Deftones, Prophets of Rage and Osbourne.
FORT TEJON, Calif. >> An Amber Alert has been issued in Southern California for a father who authorities say has abducted his 2-month-old son and is considered armed and dangerous.
The alert says the father and baby were last seen Friday afternoon in Fort Tejon, an area on the Grapevine section of Interstate 5 about halfway between Los Angeles and Bakersfield. Several hours later, there had been no reported sightings of the pair.
Authorities say the suspect is Jeffrey Michael Gomes, a 42-year-old man of Asian descent who is 6 feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds.
His son is 2-month-old Jefferson
HOLLYWOOD >> A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame posthumously honoring the slain Tejano singing star Selena was unveiled in a rare night ceremony Friday night.
Mayor Eric Garcetti and actress Eva Longoria spoke at the ceremony in front of the Capital Records building on Vine Street. Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, accepted the star.
“While she was taken from us way too early, we now have something permanent that generation after generation after generation can see in the most famous neighborhood anywhere in the world,” said Garcetti, who spoke in both English and Spanish.
Quintanilla echoed Garcetti’s comment in accepting the
As he met with business leaders recently in downtown Los Angeles, Stephen Cheung listened carefully as a Mexican official expressed financial concerns about President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA.
Cheung, president of the World Trade Center Los Angeles, which leads the region’s efforts to attract foreign investors, soon realized why Salomón Chertorivski, Mexico City’s secretary for economic development, was so concerned.
Though Trump administration’s announcement on DACA wasn’t a direct attack on Mexico, Cheung explained that the perception among Chertorivski and many other foreign investors is that the decision is
By TERRY SPENCER
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasingly agitated by a disaster that would eventually claim 14 elderly lives.
The six calls made from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills between 3 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 13, the day the first eight patients died, show that several patients were in respiratory distress and at least two were in cardiac