| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:50 AM
The House of Blues in Anaheim, Downtown Disney's concert venue, has turned to craft beer taps and a variety of craft beer bottles, as an alternative to the typical light lagers found at most music sites.
As craft beer’s popularity continues to...
| Jul 23, 2008
FROM OUR table along the water at Blanca, a new restaurant in Newport Beach, we watch as a gondolier in traditional striped jersey and broad-brimmed hat gives his gleaming black gondola a polish with a soft cloth, folding a blanket across the seat. His...
| Aug 3, 2008
If Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth, Anaheim city officials want to make sure the Resort District is also the friendliest place on earth. So to make sure the town is as polite as possible, everyone from cabbies to cops will be offered training in...
| Mar 11, 2008
| 11:54 AM
OK, boys and girls, including all you chiffon-wearing princesses -- it's time to go to your rooms and close your eyes and dream of whatever it is little darlings dream about these days.
They gone? Good.
Fellow adults, we're going to spend some time...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 11:31 AM
Disney California Adventure has canceled the California Food & Wine Festival for 2011 and 2012 because of ongoing construction associated with the $1.1 billion expansion -- and officials won't say if the popular event will ever return to the Anaheim theme...
| Feb 20, 2011
South of Los Angeles and north of San Diego lies an intermittently magical 789-square-mile realm where freeways hum and Disneyland flourishes, where immigrants remake old communities as new ones ripple across the hills. Many outsiders treat this place...
| Mar 27, 2012
It was a long three-year buildup to the first kiss for Sarah Carrillo and James Riswick. Then, one night near the Magic Kingdom, their lips met and love took off like a Tomorrowland rocket.
Carrillo and Riswick met on their first day as journalism...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 5:30 AM
The blurry, fuzzy concept art of a Shanghai Disneyland, filled with fireworks, spotlights and a great big castle, paints a picture short on details and vague on specifics about the planned project in China.
So why all the secrecy on Disney's part?...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 9:22 AM
Legoland Malaysia will feature miniature Asian landmarks, including a 42,500-brick Taj Mahal and a replica of Malaysia's twin Petronas Towers -- which will become the tallest Lego model in the world -- when the theme park opens in late 2012.
| Aug 20, 2011
| 5:00 PM
The shops and restaurants along Disney California Adventure's re-themed entrance promenade will pay homage to the Los Angeles that Walt Disney encountered upon his 1923 arrival.
When the main esplanade reopens in 2012, Buena Vista Street will reflect the...
| Feb 20, 2011
First published on Feb. 20, 2011. Revised and expanded in January 2012.
South of Los Angeles and north of San Diego lies an intermittently magical 789-square-mile realm where freeways hum and Disneyland flourishes, where immigrants remake old communities...