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Friday, April 2, 2021

Local Hype: Amoeba Back, Universal Back & Delays


Variety has a look at the newly reopened Amoeba at a new location.

Here's some info from the press release:

Due to capacity limits, until further notice, guests with unredeemed tickets purchased prior to April 8, 2021 will need to make an advance reservation at for their visit dates.


The grand reopening of Universal Studios Hollywood also brings guests face-to-face with “Jurassic World—The Ride’s” all-new, extraordinarily realistic dinosaur, the Indominus rex, who stakes her claim at the ride’s finale in a forceful battle with her arch-rival, the Tyrannosaurus rex.

Breaking new ground with highly complex innovations, this fully-articulated lifelike Indominus injects intense new thrills, excitement and intrigue to the already dynamic ride. Spanning nearly 55 feet horizontally from head to tail and over 22 feet vertically, the Indominus’ imposing presence will be amplified by the fluidity of her motions and synchronized movements that deliver an unprecedented level of authenticity. From the subtle blinking of her eyes, the flexing of her arms and claws and clenching of her jaw as she bears her razor-sharp teeth, the colossal Indominus rex will lunge from her hillside setting, stalking guests just before they descend the giant waterfall drop to escape her grasp.

America’s Imports Are Stuck on Ships Floating Just Off Los Angeles

 Tens of thousands of containers holding millions of dollars’ worth of goods are stuck offshore, within sight of docks jammed with still more containers 

 Lucas Museum pushes opening to 2023 as COVID-19 protocols slow construction 

 The museum is working on interior build-outs of core areas, including two theaters and fourth-floor galleries, which will have about 80,000 square feet of exhibition space. Items from Lucas’ 100,000-object personal collection of fine and popular art — paintings, sculpture, photography, movies, illustration, comic art and “Star Wars” ephemera — will be transferred to the museum and exhibitions installed. Landscape design by Studio-MLA on about 11 acres also will need to be installed.

Canyon Country Secedes From Santa Clarita, Forms A New County, Former Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar To Lead

CCC does have a ring to it. News came out April 1st, 2021

In a startling move, the community of Canyon Country, on the east side of the Santa Clarita Valley received approval from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to split off from both the City of Santa Clarita and Los Angeles County. The new entity has been named Canyon Country County.