Jenna Ortega to star in ‘Beetlejuice 2’ alongside Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder

It’s showtime! Beetlejuice is back and you don’t have to say his name three times. The 1988 Tim Burton film is getting a highly anticipated sequel and it’ll head to the big screen next year. Michael Keaton will reprise his role as Beetlejuice and Winona Ryder returns as Lydia Daetz. “Wednesday” actress Jenna Ortega joins the project as the daughter of Ryder’s character. Justin Theroux is reportedly set to play Ortega’s father according to Variety. The original “Beetlejuice” movie also starred Alec Baldwin, Catherine O’Hara, Geena Davis and Jeffrey Jones. There’s no word on if any of those actors will join on for the sequel. The ’80s cult classic follows a dead couple who haunts their former home and call on Beetlejuice an obnoxious ‘bio-exorcist’ from the Netherworld to scare away the house’s new inhabitants. Warner Bros. made the announcement that the follow-up is indeed happening. Production is reportedly set to take place in London on May 10. It’s not known if the writers’ strike will affect this project. “Beetlejuice 2” is set to hit theaters on Sept. 6, 2024.

‘Aggressive’ Pico Rivera ordinance would penalize street takeover spectators, allow city to confiscate vehicles

The city of Pico Rivera has moved forward with an “aggressive” ordinance aimed at curtailing street takeovers. The ordinance would prohibit and penalize spectators and participants with a $2,000 fine and would allow the city to confiscate vehicles involved. The ordinance was introduced during a City Council meeting Tuesday. “Although California Vehicle Code Section 23109 makes street takeovers unlawful, the proposed ordinance will implement more aggressive prohibitions and penalties to deter both the racing and the attendance of spectators,” officials said in a news release. “This proposed ordinance and enforcement options will provide the City with additional tools to address the issue of illegal street takeovers, deter such activities, and ensure that the roadways in Pico Rivera remain safe for everyone,” Councilman John Garcia said in the news release. “By taking action, we are sending a strong message that illegal street takeovers will not be tolerated in Pico Rivera and that the safety and well-being of its residents and visitors are paramount to the City Council.” Earlier this year, the City Council directed staff to bring an ordinance before the elected body to consider methods

Los Angeles forecast: warmer temps on the way for Mother’s Day

Temperatures will be relatively cool in the Los Angeles metropolitan area on Wednesday and Thursday before warmer weather arrives for Mother’s Day weekend. Expect high temperatures in the upper 60s and low-to-mid 70s in the basins and valleys of L.A. and Orange counties today and tomorrow. Warmer weather moves into Southern California on Friday with high temps forecasted to be in the upper 70s to mid-80s, which extends through the weekend. The San Fernando Valley could see highs in the low 90s on Saturday. L.A. and Orange County will see highs in the upper 70s and low 80s on Mother’s Day with no rain in the forecast.

Westminster Police Raid Suspected Gambling House

Detectives arrested a dozen people at a suspected illegal gambling business at a Westminster home Wednesday. Police served a search warrant about 6:30 a.m. at a home in the 15800 block of Quartz Street, according to Westminster police Sgt. Eddie Esqueda.The business, known as a slaphouse, contained several gambling machines, Esqueda said. Leave a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Long Beach Shooting Results in Death of 12-Year-Old Boy

A shooting in Long Beach left a 12-year-old boy dead and a 14-year-old girl wounded, and police Wednesday sought at least two suspects who fled in a vehicle.Officers were sent to the 2200 block of Lewis Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Long Beach Police Department.The wounded boy and girl were taken to a hospital, where the boy died, police said. The girl was expected to survive, according to police. Authorities have not released the identity of the fatally wounded boy. Family members identified him as Eric Gregory Brown, Fox 11 reported.According to police, the boy, the 14-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl were walking on the sidewalk when a vehicle approached them, occupied by at least two males. “An unknown number of suspect(s) shot at the victims,” police said in a statement. No description was released of the vehicle or suspects. Police increased patrols in the area on Wednesday, authorities said.“The shooting that took place last night is absolutely devastating,” LBPD Chief Wally Hebeish said in a statement. “A young boy’s life has been cut short due to an intolerable act of