Amusement and Theme Parks

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Dirty Ex-Cop Jay Cicinelli Has a New Job: Little League Baseball Coach!

    Former Fullerton cop Manuel Ramos was outed last week as a PONY League coach in the city, but apparently he's not alone. Jay Cicinelli, Ramos' fellow FPD-er who, in his own words, took the face of Kelly Thomas one July night in 2011 and "just smashed it to hell," is also coaching youth baseball--in ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2012

    Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt's 40 Years of Fear

    Buena Park's after-hours attraction can still scare your pants off

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    California Adventure Coaster California Screamin' Leaves Two Dozen Stranded

    ​ It looks like California Adventure's roller coaster California Screamin' was upset that it didn't make my OC's Top Five Most Dangerous Theme Park Rides list last week, and it left two dozen passengers stranded to protest its omission.That, or a backpack fell onto the track.Either way, learn more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    A Trend That Needs To Go: Charged-Admission Food Truck Festivals

    Christopher Victorio​When the food truck phenomenon first started, parking and setup were very much a fly-by-night operation: a single truck would find a spot, park, then Tweet its location to hungry fans. There was a sense of stealth to it; it was almost like electronic samizdat.When the first tr ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    What If You Threw a Lakers Parade and Only Kobe Showed Up?

    Photo by Andrew YoussefM-I-C . . . See you in the paint . . . K-E-Y . . . Why? Because we OWN you!Disneyland Resort media types had said it would be Kobe Bryant and other unnamed Lakers visiting the Anaheim theme park today for a victory parade down Main Street USA. But just like the name on the MVP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 29

    Orange County Register: Anaheim police want to question two men shown in an Angel Stadium surveillance video in the opening day assault death of Brian Powers, 27, of Buena Park. That's right, sports fans, they're even watching you in the cheap seats. . . . A man who was arrested at Disneyland l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Read Curt Pringle's Lips: He'll Take New Taxpayer Dollars

    Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle has long been the golden boy among Orange County Republicans. He got elected to the party's Central Committee in 1986, and two years later became the GOP nominee for the Garden Grove area state Assembly seat. The party, under the leadership of then-Chairman Tom Fuentes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    To Do Tonight 8/25

    Sunset Gondola Rides, until 12 a.m. Love boat. St. Peter’s Landing Marina 16370 Pacific Coast Hwy. Huntington Beach, CA (562) 592-3295 Rockstar Karaoke, 8 p.m. Singers are backed by a full band. Slidebar Cafe 122 E. Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton, CA 714-871-7469 Guitar Legend, 8 p.m. Jam session. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    Disneyland Tourist Crime Alert

    Don't be the amusement for a crook: As a public service to Disneyland's out-of-town visitors, we've compiled a summary of serious crimes committed in the city housing the "Happiest Place on Earth" for the period of July 3 to 9. Here are the reported crimes for the week: Stolen vehicles ......... ... More >>