To watch: Check out one of these movies with your kids for just $1. "How to Train Your Dragon 2" is showing at 10 a.m. at Studio Movie Grill, 2733 Calloway Drive. "Megamind" and "The Emoji Movie" are showing at 10 a.m. at Maya Cinemas, 1000 California Ave. "Princess Mononoke" is showing at 11 a.m. at Reading Cinemas, 2000 Wible Road. 

To wine and dine: You won't want to miss Wine in the Wild, CALM's inaugural fundraiser featuring California wines, craft beers and local restaurant stations scattered around the zoo, animal presentations, live music and a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind paintings by CALM's ambassador animals. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at The event kicks off at  5 p.m at CALM, 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway. 

To listen: Enjoy a free summer concert by Last Call tonight by the fountain at The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave. The concert begins at 7 p.m. 


Happy National Flag Day! It was on this day in 1777 that the United States adopted the American flag. 

On National Flag Day, Americans show respect for the flag and what it represents — independence and unity.

Since the flag was adopted in 1777, the design of the flag has been modified 26 times, according to For 47 years, the 48-star flag was in effect, and in 1959, the 49-star version became official on July 4. President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the 50-star flag on Aug. 21, 1959.

According to the website, 17-year-old Robert G. Heft of Ohio designed the 50-star American flag. His flag submission was one of the more than 1,500 designs that were submitted to Eisenhower.

But the very first red, white and blue flag was credited to Betsy Ross. However, there isn’t any sound evidence supporting the story. At the same time, no one has disproved the story, either. 

On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation deeming June 14 as Flag Day. 

“It is the anniversary of the day upon which the flag of the United States was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the Union,” Wilson said.

He also wrote, “On that day rededicate ourselves to the nation, ‘one and inseparable’ from which every thought that is not worthy of our fathers’ first vows in independence, liberty, and right shall be excluded and in which we shall stand with united hearts.”  


Travel Halloween

This Sept. 20, 2017 photo shows Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters dressed up for Halloween on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim. Also new this year at the park, Cars Land is decorated for a "Haul-o-Ween" celebration. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort via AP)

Listen up Disney passholders, you're non-passholder friends are in luck.

Annual passholders can now purchase up to two discounted one-day Park Hopper tickets with a valid Annual Passport at the Disneyland Resort Main Entrance ticket booths or Disney Desk locations at participating Good Neighbor Hotels.

The deal runs through Sept. 3.

Special Passholder Ticket Prices include: Value Park Hopper price at $89, Regular Park Hopper price at $99 and Peak Park Hopper price at $109.

Head to to view the one-day ticket calendar for applicable admission validity dates.

Plus, Disney is unblocking select dates in June for SoCal Select, SoCal and Deluxe Passholders, giving them more time "to celebrate friendship and beyond at Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park," says the park's website. 

Lifted blockout dates for SoCal Select passholders include June 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19 and 20. Lifted blockout dates for SoCal passholders inlcude June 15, 16, 20, 21 and 22, and for deluxe passholders include June 16. 


"Six of us in a two-bedroom. It's hard, but we're making it."

— Melinda Brownlow, who brought two of her grandchildren and two of their friends to a summer meals program in Oildale put on by the Boys and Girls club 

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