August 7, 2010 |
Although nicely acted and directed, "Cemetery Junction" is a thoroughly unremarkable coming-of-age dramedy that's barely distinguished by its 1973 England setting or by its name supporting cast. Not surprisingly, the film will be on DVD shelves mid-month. Co-written and co-directed by frequent collaborators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant ("The Office," HBO's "Extras"), this memory piece nominally revolves around a mismatched trio of 20-ish mates navigating young adulthood in their working-class suburb of Cemetery Junction, a town that seems way more acceptable than its crummy reputation here implies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1988
The state Transportation Commission has approved construction of a bridge on California 126 west of Castaic Junction. Bids for the $2.2-million project will be solicited in June. Construction is to begin in late 1988 and last until mid-1990. Plans call for a new bridge to be built between the existing Castaic Creek bridge and Castaic Junction. The new bridge will be 14 feet wider than the existing structure.
July 13, 2007 |
Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it has acquired Warren Spector's Junction Point Studios as it expands its game-publishing business. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Junction Point was added to the Burbank-based company's Disney Interactive Studios unit. Junction Point, based in Austin, Texas, will create games based on Disney characters, Disney said.
October 29, 1988 |
Two empty railroad locomotives rolled off an elevated track Friday and fell 50 feet onto one of London's busiest highway junctions. The two 107-ton diesel engines partly blocked the cloverleaf junction connecting the M1, London's main northbound exit, to the North Circular Road, the capital's inner beltway. The roads were deserted when the predawn crash occurred, and there were no injuries or damaged vehicles, police said. They said it may be several days before the junction is reopened.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1997
A Newport Beach man who stopped to help a stranded motorist at the junction of the Santa Ana and Orange freeways was critically injured early Saturday when a Chevrolet truck swerved into the woman's parked car, the California Highway Patrol said. Thomas Patrick Lee Selig, 34, was adjusting a jack under the woman's car about 1 a.m. when the truck hit, CHP Sgt. Mike Fassnach said.
August 14, 1989 |
With the L.A. Street Scene out of commission, the Sunset Junction Street Fair has become one of the city's best free showcases for local music. The three-day event is also a celebration of the cultural and sexual diversity of the Silver Lake/Echo Park community, and this year's relocation from a strip of Sunset to Echo Park resulted in a less radical atmosphere.
August 24, 1998 |
As the summer sun beat down, denizens of Silver Lake and beyond gathered Saturday for the 18th annual Sunset Junction Street Fair, a two-day festival that generally lures some of the weirdest and wildest music acts around. On the first day of the weekend event, the most obvious theme was sheer variety: from radical Latino rap group Aztlan Underground to blues mama Mickey Champion, from punk vixen Texas Terri to jazz-pop crooner Phoebe Snow.
February 3, 1985
Plans for the construction of the $10-million Lakeview Industrial Park on 9.15 acres near the junction of the Simi Valley (118) and Foothill (210) freeways in Sylmar, have been announced by J. H. Hedrick & Co. of San Gabriel and the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp.
October 15, 1992 |
Model train enthusiasts from all over California and as far away as Oregon will be chugging into Costa Mesa this weekend for the Orange County Model Engineers' first model railroad meet at the club's Goat Hill Junction in Fairview Park. The amateur engineers will bring a roundhouse full of one-eighth scale diesel-, steam-, electric- and gasoline-powered locomotives to ride 7 1/2-inch gauge tracks that wind their way throughout the 45-acre site along Placentia Avenue.