Ticketmaster offers new ticket buying option through Wal-Mart
No computer, no problem
LOS ANGELES, Caif.—People without a home computer can purchase concert and sporting-event tickets at various Southern California Wal-Mart stores outfitted with touch-screen Ticketmaster terminals, the ticketing outlet announced today.
The terminals are available at 69 Southern California Wal-Mart stores.
Customers can use the terminals to browse available concerts, shows and sporting events. Once a customer picks an event, a Wal-Mart employee will help complete the transaction and immediately print the tickets.
“By integrating ticketing into Wal-Mart stores, we are able to offer fans this very convenient way to learn about upcoming events, purchase and take home tickets without leaving their neighborhood,” according to Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard.
Among the Wal-Mart stores outfitted with the terminals are Anaheim, Baldwin Park, Buena Park, Cerritos, Industry, La Habra, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Palmdale, Panorama City, Paramount, Santa Clarita, Santa Ana, Torrance and Santa Fe Springs.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Los Angeles is America’s second-worst driving city when it comes to frequency of vehicle crashes, according to Allstate Insurance Co.’s annual Best Driver’s Report released today.
Los Angeles drivers as a whole average a crash every 6.6 years, a figure that nationally trails only Philadelphia drivers at 6.5 years, according to Allstate.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Leaving the fireworks to the professionals this July Fourth is a safer alternative than setting off pyrotechnics yourself.
That’s the message from safety officials to residents of Los Angeles County cities that allow the personal use of fireworks.
All fireworks are illegal for personal use within the city of Los Angeles, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Eight schools in Los Angeles County and four in Orange County were nominated by the California Department of Education to be national blue ribbon schools.
The Los Angeles County nominees are:
• California Academy of Mathematics and Science, Long Beach Unified School District;
• Gertz-Ressler Academy High School, Los Angeles Unified School District;
• Renaissance Arts Academy, Los Angeles Unified School District;
• McGrath Elementary, Newhall School District;
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Compton was ranked as the nation's eighth most dangerous city, but three in Orange County—Mission Viejo, Lake Forest and Irvine—ranked in the top 10 safest cities, according to a report released today.
The latest edition of City Crime Rankings is one of five annual reference works published by CQ Press that analyze and rank states and cities in various categories.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Peter Sagan of Slovakia sprinted past Australian Michael Matthews to win today’s third stage of the Tour of California, the nation’s largest cycling event.
Sagan completed the 110.3-mile stage from Palmdale to Santa Clarita in four hours, 20 minutes, 31 seconds. Each of the next 99 cyclists were credited with the same time.
“The last three kilometers were crazy with all the sprinters who wanted to win,” Sagan said.