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Kenny Ortega receives star on Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD — A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled July 24 honoring Kenny Ortega, best known for directing and choreographing the three “High School Musical” movies. Jennifer Grey, Kathy Najimy and Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, were among those joining Ortega at the ceremony next to Read More…

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Biden hits restaurants on two-day campaign swing

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Former Vice President Joe Biden brought his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president to Crenshaw Boulevard July 18, meeting with about 65 residents at Dulan’s restaurant. Biden shook hands and served food to residents, community and religious leaders before giving a speech. He discussed the need for criminal-justice reform and Read More…

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Observatory to mark 50th anniversary of lunar landing

GRIFFITH PARK — The Griffith Park Observatory has scheduled a series of events and activities to mark the 50th anniversary of U.S. astronauts landing on the moon, including a free-daylong event July 20 commemorating the day that man first walked on the moon. Activities will begin July 13 with the launch of the Golden Moon Read More…