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  • Knott's Berry Farm breathes new life into old mine train ride

    Knott's Berry Farm breathes new life into old mine train ride
    A long-overdue renovation of the Calico Mine Ride will introduce state-of-the-art technology to the first major Knott's Berry Farm attraction while preserving the groundbreaking work of a legendary theme park innovator.
  • San Diego County board opposes curtailing orca shows at SeaWorld

    San Diego County board opposes curtailing orca shows at SeaWorld
    SAN DIEGO -- The county Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 1 Tuesday to oppose any attempt by the state Legislature to "eliminate or restrict the use of orcas at SeaWorld." A legislative committee last week delayed a vote on a bill that would end orca...

    'Mad Men' recap: 'Rich in goods but ragged in spirit'

    'Mad Men' recap: 'Rich in goods but ragged in spirit'
    If “Mad Men” is a story of the ‘60s told from the perspective of those who “lost” the decade, then it’s perfectly apt that the key line in the premiere of the show’s final season comes from Richard Nixon, the...

    SeaWorld loses bid to put trainers back in water for killer-whale shows

    SeaWorld loses bid to put trainers back in water for killer-whale shows
    SeaWorld lost a major round Friday in its legal fight to putĀ its trainers back into the water with killer whales during the parks' marquee orca shows. By 2-1, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., rejected an appeal by SeaWorld of...

    Universal Studios 'Despicable Me' ride launches with minions and mayhem

    Universal Studios 'Despicable Me' ride launches with minions and mayhem
    The latest piece in Universal Studios Hollywood's $1.6-billion expansion debuted Friday with dancing, music, speeches by dignitaries and swarms of minions. The theme park's newest attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, was unveiled to the members of...