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Berlin Wall pieces stand as warning against division

By David Allen|

Trevor’s Travels: With trips on the horizon, it’s time to get a new ride

I had to buy a new motorcycle, something that I thought long and hard about. I have been riding the same one for the last 13 years, and sadly some problems were developing. It’s been a marvelous machine, and I felt a little disloyal about...

By Trevor Summons|

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  • Entertainment

    Buy a Six Flags Magic Mountain ticket or season pass and get into Fright Fest

    Want to scare up some screams at Fright Fest? Admission to the annual Halloween invasion for all ages is included with any Six Flags Magic Mountain ticket and season pass. The event will run 21 times beginning Sept. 16. There is no special event ticket, but you will need to purchase a wristband for the haunted mazes, which will be available online or at the park. Fright Fest runs mostly on...

    Sandra Barrera
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  • Painting

    Exclusive look: Here’s what curators hope to find out about ‘Blue Boy’

    SAN MARINO >> At first glance, there still is much vibrancy to “Blue Boy.” But take a closer look and one can see he’s starting to show his age. After all, he’s 247 years old. As part of a two-year conservation project for the famed 18th century work by British painter Thomas Gainsborough, the piece was removed from...

    Claudia Palma
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  • Entertainment

    Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest expands for 2017

    Like a bat out of hell, Fright Fest comes screaming back to Six Flags Magic Mountain with a 21 days of sensory overload in September. The nighttime Halloween event returns Sept. 16 with some terrifying new attractions, including the transformation of the theme park’s new City of Metropolis into the scare zone “Damned ‘n Disguise: Change Before Your Eyes!” Also new to the...

    Sandra Barrera
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  • Amusement and theme parks

    Knott’s Berry Farm announces new roller coaster, Hangtime, where riders will reach 57 mph

    BUENA PARK >> Sixteen riders will ascend 150 feet at a 90-degree angle. At the roller coaster’s apex, they will pause to catch their breath. Then the track will seem to vanish — sending thrill-seekers plunging down what is billed as California’s steepest roller coaster drop. On Wednesday, Aug. 16, in concert with National Roller Coaster Day, Knott’s Berry Farm revealed its newest attraction, Hangtime, the first coaster of its kind on the...

    Brian Whitehead
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  • Museums

    Are you ready for the O.J. Simpson memorabilia museum?

    The kid peeked out from the window of his mother’s car and saw a white sheet with a body beneath it.It was Monday, June 13, 1994. The kid was 6, and his mother had picked him up early (he had a stomach ache) from the YMCA on Bundy Drive in Brentwood. He didn’t know the significance at the time, but that white sheet was part of one of the most notorious crime scenes in history. Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman had been knifed to death at that location, and O.J.

    Keith Sharon
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  • Business

    Could the future of Pomona’s Fairplex involve horses, cars and job opportunities?

    POMONA >> Horses and fast cars have long been part of the history of Fairplex. Automotive “trials of speed” were on the mind of the founders of the L.A. County Fair and were written into the Los Angeles County Fair Association’s articles of incorporation, said Dale Coleman, vice president of sales and creative programing at Fairplex. Horses and various equine activities also have been closely connected to Fairplex for decades. Those who have long been...

    Monica Rodriguez
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  • Amusement and theme parks

    Will theme parks announce new rides on Aug. 16, National Roller Coaster Day?

    Did you know that Aug. 16 is National Roller Coaster Day? I know, every single day of the year is the national day for one thing or another. They don’t require an act of Congress — just someone with something to promote or to sell. Earlier this year, the City of Buena Park declared a National Boysenberry Day to help promote Knott’s Berry Farm’s annual Boysenberry Festival, for example. No one seems to have a definite answer why Aug. 16, of all days,...

    By Robert Niles themeparkinsider@gmail.com @ThemePark on Twitter|

  • Science museums

    Here’s the newest baby penguin at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

    The Aquarium of the Pacific went into cuteness overdrive Tuesday as the newest little resident waddled into its new home Tuesday morning. The yet unnamed, months-old chick joined its family and more than a dozen other Magellanic penguins at the aquarium’s June Keyes Penguin Habitat. Born in May to parents Roxy and Floyd, the...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Amusement and theme parks

    Downtown Disney parking rates going up next week

    ANAHEIM >> The Disneyland Resort is making a big change in the parking policy for its Downtown Disney parking lot. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, the new policy will provide two hours of free parking, but only if a $20 minimum purchase is made and validation received from any Downtown Disney location. This includes any quick-service restaurants and kiosks, according to a post on the Disney...

    Mark Eades
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  • Entertainment

    Universal Studios debuts all-new R.I.P. Tour for Halloween Horror Nights

    Tickets for Universal Studios Hollywood’s annual Halloween Horror Nights are now on sale, including passes for its all-new R.I.P. Tour. The event kicks off on Friday, Sept. 15 and runs on select nights through Saturday, Nov. 4. It’s highly recommended that general admission tickets ($65-$95), the after 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo Ticket ($95-$139 and $199-$259 with front-of-line-pass), the Frequent Fear Pass ($159), Front-of-Line tickets ($169-$219) and the R.I.P. Tour...

    Kelli Skye Fadroski
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