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  • Amid killer whale controversy, S.D. City Council honors SeaWorld

    Amid killer whale controversy, S.D. City Council honors SeaWorld
    SAN DIEGO — Amid controversy over the killer whale shows at SeaWorld, the City Council on Tuesday unanimously declared March to be SeaWorld San Diego Month. The proclamation, on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the park on Mission Bay,...
  • Disney reveals image of Shanghai resort's 'Pirates'-themed land

    Disney reveals image of Shanghai resort's 'Pirates'-themed land
    Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger said at the company's annual meeting Tuesday that the company’s forthcoming Shanghai Disney Resort would include an attraction based on the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film franchise.  That...
  • 'Blackfish's' director, now its 'steward,' finds it hard to move on

    'Blackfish's' director, now its 'steward,' finds it hard to move on
    SAN DIEGO — Gabriela Cowperthwaite looked out the window of a train at the ocean and the bros surfing and the fish taco stands whizzing by. "I'm antsy," she said, shifting in her seat. She checked her cellphone, which she had largely been ignoring...
  • He dreams of famed roller coaster's return

    He dreams of famed roller coaster's return
    Larry Osterhoudt lives alone in the Downey house where he grew up, a neat, single-story that still wears the same faded pink and white lace curtains with a kind of quiet pride. An elaborate Lionel train set takes up much of a bedroom-turned-office,...
  • Disney reveals film plans at annual shareholder meeting

    Disney reveals film plans at annual shareholder meeting
    Walt Disney Co. held its annual meeting in Portland, Ore., on Tuesday and used the occasion to reveal a few tidbits about its forthcoming film projects, including a pair of animated sequels and the company's first "Star Wars" picture. Shareholders of...
  • Should California make Sea World's killer whale shows illegal?

    Should California make Sea World's killer whale shows illegal?
    Killer whale shows may be a bad idea, but should they be illegal? An upcoming bill in the California Legislature would ban such shows in the state — which boils down to banning them at Sea World in San Diego — as well as forbidding captive...
  • Letters: Free Sea World's orcas

    Letters: Free Sea World's orcas
    Re "San Diego hails Sea World with proclamation," March 19, and "A long focus on 'Blackfish,'" Column One, March 18 Forcing a multi-ton whale to live in a tank is tantamount to confining a 5-year-old child to a dog crate. The latter would result in...
  • Why kill PETA's killer whale ad?

     Why kill PETA's killer whale ad?
    San Diego International Airport sells space on its walls for advertisements of all sorts. But in a misguided decision based on a vague policy, it has rejected an ad from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals warning visitors to stay away from Sea...
  • Enhanced Big Thunder Mountain ride adds thrills to Disneyland favorite

     
    PERSPECTIVE My youngest son’s first roller coaster was Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. He had just turned four, proudly towered […]...
  • SeaWorld reports record revenue despite 'Blackfish' backlash

    SeaWorld reports record revenue despite 'Blackfish' backlash
    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., which has been under attack over its treatment of killer whales, reported a slight drop in attendance in 2013 but collected record revenue from higher ticket prices and in-park spending. For the year, the Orlando, Fla.-based...
  • 'Despicable Me' ride adds minion mayhem to Universal Studios Hollywood

    'Despicable Me' ride adds minion mayhem to Universal Studios Hollywood
    The new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem motion simulator attraction coming to Universal Studios Hollywood puts riders through a relentless and chaotic minion training course full of slapstick humor. PHOTOS: Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios...