August 29, 2013 |
The boy band One Direction is headed straight to the top of the box office over Labor Day weekend, thanks to throngs of overzealous teenage girls. "One Direction: This Is Us," a 3-D concert documentary about the mega-popular British group, is set to rule at the multiplex, likely debuting with a robust $22 million over the four-day long weekend, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. But another tween icon, Selena Gomez, won't have cause to celebrate during the holiday.
June 3, 2013 |
San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant entered the NCAA baseball tournament a potential top-five draft pick. He left with a bottom 10 moment. Bryant was hitting .340 with a nation-leading 31 home runs before a lost weekend at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Bryant went two for 13 in four games. Both were infield singles. “I didn't have the weekend I wanted to,” Bryant said. “I didn't really help my team as much as I wanted to, but sometimes you have to tip your hat to the pitcher and sometimes they make a good pitch.” Bryant's best moment came in a 6-0 loss to UCLA that eliminated the Toreros.
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May 24, 2013 |
As people across Southern California prepare to kick off the summer travel season, transportation officials are reminding commuters to plan for traffic and to play it safe over Memorial Day weekend. Drivers getting out of town for the long weekend should expect heavier traffic by early Friday afternoon, California Highway Patrol officials said. CHP officers will also be out in “full force” from Friday at 6 p.m. to Monday at 11:59 p.m, authorities said. All available officers throughout California will be deployed during this period “to focus enforcement on occupant restraints, speed violations and DUI drivers,” CHP officials said in a statement.
February 28, 2013 |
So, it's Sequester's Eve, and all through the White House (and the House and the Senate), not a creature is stirring, not even John Boehner. Out in the hinterlands, folks are putting up their Sequester trees, decorating them with $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills. Some have strung together coins in long, looping chains. And government workers are hanging furlough notices and/or pink slips. All for that magical moment Friday morning when everyone will gather around the tree and scramble to grab as much money as possible before it's all gone.
February 4, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before making sure my electric bill is paid up. The Skinny: I wonder if that blackout during the Super Bowl would have been as much fun without Twitter around for people to crack jokes and stay interested in the game. I just hope that Joe Flacco's swearing won't lead to another decade-long legal battle between CBS and the FCC. Monday's headlines include a recap of the weekend box office, a look at the sometimes tense relationship between Legendary Films head Thomas Tull and Warner Bros., and the challenges of trying to make historical films look right.
November 25, 2012 |
Drawn by aggressive discounts and earlier-than-ever opening hours, shoppers opened their wallets on Black Friday weekend in record numbers and handed retailers a promising start to the holiday season. Merchants raked in an estimated $59.1 billion in sales from Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, up from $52.4 billion a year earlier, as millions flocked to stores and browsed online, according to the National Retail Federation. Spending per shopper jumped 6% to $423. The spending mania is expected to continue into so-called Cyber Monday, which is the first workday after the holiday weekend, when many indulge in online shopping in their cubicles or offices.