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Attention moviegoers: Metropolitan Theatres is now offering drastically discounted rates for Tuesday film showings. Throughout the day, kids (ages 2-12) and seniors (60+) can catch a flick for only $5. Adult tickets run for $5 ‘til 6 p.m. and jump up to a still-discounted $7 after that. For more info, visit


For those looking to make it in the writing world, Thursday, October 8, marks the start of a six-week workshop geared toward scribes of all walks. Published authors Jane Heller and Melodie Johnson Howe lead these intimate classes, touching on everything from blogging to scriptwriting. Email or visit for info.


PCPA recently picked up a whopping 11 awards from StageSceneL.A. for its summer 2009 theater season. Among the winners were the company’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Best Musical Direction, Best Musical Ensemble) and Les Miserables (Best Performance for a Lead Actor). For the full list, visit

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MTD Takes Stand Against Prop. 6

The bus company is concerned about the state funding it relies upon.

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A government executive implores growers to get legal before time runs out.