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‘Walking Dead’ attraction brings TV horror to life

People with zombie makeup pictured behind a fence

Josue Aguilar

June 29, 2016

A horde of flesh-eating 'walkers' invaded Universal Studios Hollywood on Tuesday morning as a preview for the new permanent attraction based on the Emmy Award-winning AMC television series, “The Walking Dead.” The new attraction opens next week. However, Universal Studios invited local media prior...

Weekly Editor’s Picks: 626 Night Market, Beatles exhibit, Rock n’ Roll Flea Market

Fireworks shown behind flags

Anthony Martinez

June 28, 2016

Friday, 7.1 – Sunday, 7.3 - Food/Music 626 Night Market @ Santa Anita Racetrack The Santa Anita Racetrack transforms into an Asian-themed night market for multiple weekends during the July to September stretch with an abundance of food, music, art and clothing for sale. This year marks the 5...

Need to read: Wednesday Book Column

Michael Herrera

June 28, 2016

Title: ValenciaAuthor: Michelle TeaGenre: Lesbian FictionPages: 250$9.87-$16.00Related reads: "The Price of Salt," "Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit"Michelle Tea's autobiographical novel follows one girl's search for love in San Francisco during the grunge-filled era of the 1990s. Tea introduces a variety ...

CSUN student dies in four-car collision

close-up of a cop car

Michael Herrera

June 28, 2016

The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a fatal four-car collision on Saturday night that led led to the death of a CSUN student in Woodland Hills authorities said on Monday. Mubarak Al Qashout, 20, was in the vehicle with two other men going faster than freeway speeds on Ventura Boulevard whi...

The Last Bookstore hosts ‘Harry Potter’ themed night

People crowd the Last Bookstore for Harry Potter night

Michael Herrera

June 26, 2016

The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles hosted a free Harry Potter-themed event filled with live performances, an improv show and a costume contest. The night began with a live performance from the band Blackhaven, who sang original songs along with a cover of The Weird Sisters’ “Do The Hippogriff.”...

Jacob Whitesides headlines show at the Troubadour

Jacob Whitesides sings and plays guitar at concert

Michael Herrera

June 20, 2016

To the 18-year-old musician, performing in Los Angeles used to feel far-fetched, but since he stepped foot in the city three years ago, Jacob Whitesides said it has been the best place for him. Whitesides, coming from Sevierville Tenn., tries to incorporate elements of bluegrass into his music in...

Sidewalks become canvases at the Pasadena Chalk Festival

Woman makes chalk art that says,

Anthony Martinez

June 19, 2016

Hundreds of artists transformed the walkways of a Pasadena shopping center and surrounding sidewalks into a series of murals with a variety of styles, colors and themes on Saturday as part of a chalk festival. The 600-plus group of artists whittled down numerous sticks of chalk during the first day of competition in the 24th annual Pasadena ...

Editor’s Picks: “Sound of Music” sing-a-long, OC Pride, Dana Carvey stand-up special

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Anthony Martinez

June 18, 2016

Monday 6.20 -Comedy "Electoral Dysfunction" @ Upright Citizens Brigade Sunset Blending together politics, stand-up and improv comedy, the New York-based show "Electoral Dysfunction" features political correspondents, writers and comedians who tackle current political events through humor. Talent ...

Matadors’ Spring Seasons Pay Off in Post Season

CSUN baseball player throws the ball

Brandon Jauregui

June 16, 2016

After making an impression on their teammates and coaches, several CSUN athletes' hard work paid off. Three baseball players - sophomore Kenny Rosenberg, junior Conner O’Neil and senior Branden Berry - were recruited during the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on June 10 and 11. Rosenberg,...

West Hollywood shows pride at the 46th annual L.A. Pride festival

People line up to purchase LA Pride tickets

Michael Herrera

June 12, 2016

Thousands of people gathered in West Hollywood over the weekend to celebrate the 46th annual L.A. Pride Music Festival and Parade. Over the course of the three-day event, several organizations in support of the LGBTQ community and big names in music such as Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX made appearances...

Long Beach man convicted of murdering CSUN student

Abdullah Alkadi pictured

Josue Aguilar

June 11, 2016

After 15 minutes of deliberation, jurors found a 29-year-old man guilty of murdering CSUN student Abdullah Abdullahtif Alkali, 23, during a Craigslist car sell, according to prosecutors. Agustin Rosendo Fernandez was convicted of first-degree murder on Thursday, with jurors also finding that the murder...

CSUN police confident in security measures for potential shooters

Police stand on armored car

Josue Aguilar

June 7, 2016

In the wake of last week's UCLA shooting in which former graduate student Mainak Sarkar killed a professor before himself, the CSUN Department of Police Services assures the community it is prepared in case an active shooter is on campus. With a university shooting as close by as UCLA, students won...

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