Matrix Resurrections coming soon to theatres and HBO Max (Dec. 22)

From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes “The Matrix Resurrections,” the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity.

The film also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (the “Aquaman” franchise) Jessica Henwick (TV’s “Iron Fist,” “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”), Jonathan Groff (“Hamilton,” TV’s “Mindhunter”), Neil Patrick Harris (“Gone Girl”), Priyanka Chopra Jonas (TV’s “Quantico,”), Christina Ricci (TV’s “Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story,” “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles”), Telma Hopkins (TV’s “Dead to Me,”), Eréndira Ibarra (series “Sense8,” “Ingobernable”), Toby Onwumere (TV’s “Empire”), Max Riemelt (series “Sense8”), Brian J. Smith (series “Sense8,” “Treadstone”), and Jada Pinkett Smith (“Angel Has Fallen,” TV’s “Gotham”).

Lana Wachowski directed from a screenplay by Wachowski & David Mitchell & Aleksander Hemon, based on characters created by The Wachowskis. The film was produced by Grant Hill, James McTeigue and Lana Wachowski. The executive producers were Garrett Grant, Terry Needham, Michael Salven, Jesse Ehrman and Bruce Berman.

Wachowski’s creative team behind the scenes included “Sense8” collaborators: directors of photography Daniele Massaccesi and John Toll, production designers Hugh Bateup and Peter Walpole, editor Joseph Jett Sally, costume designer Lindsay Pugh, visual effects supervisor Dan Glass, and composers Johnny Klimek and Tom Tykwer.

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, In Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, In Association with Venus Castina Productions, “The Matrix Resurrections.” The film will be distributed by worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. It will be in theaters nationwide and on HBO Max via the Ad-Free plan on December 22, 2021; it will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.

State of California wins big!

Congratulations, Morro Bay! This lucky city in San Luis Obispo county gained a lucky retailer when the $699.8 MILLION Powerball® jackpot ticket was purchased from Albertsons on Quintana Rd. This jackpot ranks as the 5th largest for the Powerball game, the 7th largest in U.S. Lottery history, and the first Powerball jackpot won on the new Monday draw day.

This Powerball jackpot sequence began at $20 million on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 and rolled an unprecedented 41 times to a final jackpot of $699.8 million for Monday’s draw. The Lottery’s contribution to public education from this entire Powerball sequence is estimated to be more than $78 million. With support from players like you, California Lottery® has contributed over $39 billion to public education since our first game was sold 36 years ago.

Our retailer partners have been winners in this Powerball sequence as well, earning an estimated $12.5 million combined for selling Powerball tickets for all 41 draws, cashing the associated winning tickets, and receiving incentive bonuses for selling tickets worth $1M or more.

Thanks to our players for supporting California public schools and local retailers with every purchase.


Fresno State Athletics and iHeartRadio team up to expand Bulldogs’ broadcast exposure

Fresno State Athletics and iHeartMedia have teamed up to further amplify the reach of the Bulldogs’ brand throughout the Golden State and around the world. iHeartMedia will become the official broadcast home of Fresno State Athletics via the new Bulldogs Sports Network, effective July 1.

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CA’s digital COVID-19 vaccination record card

When the concept of having a COVID-19 vaccination passport/card came into being, I’ve always had concerns about misplacing or losing the physical copy, especially if it is to live in my wallet.

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