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Vandalism, complaints prompted removal of Confederate monument from Hollywood Forever

By Brenda Gazzar|

Trevor’s Travels: Laws Railroad Museum is on the right track to the past

At one time, US Route 6 was the longest road in America until a renumbering system lopped most of the California bit off what is known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway. That name is in honor of the veterans of the Civil War. Today, US R...

By Trevor Summons|

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  • Museums

    The Lincoln Shrine in Redlands is home to Confederate Army artifacts. Here’s why

    REDLANDS >> As a growing number of cities consider removing and storing monuments and artifacts associated with the Confederate Army, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine here remains focused on its mission to present a complete picture of the Civil War. The debate over public monuments honoring Confederate veterans exploded last weekend in

    Kristina Hernandez
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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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  • Parks

    How 2 Yucaipa High grads’ are giving back to public parks through their company

    CALIMESA >> Two Yucaipa High School alumni have turned their love for the outdoors into a profitable business that also gives back. Devin Cohen, 27, and Chad Markey, 26, started Parks Preserve in April, a Calimesa-based outdoor gear and apparel company that gives half of its profits to state and national parks to help fund deferred maintenance and other needs. Since launching on Earth Day, April 22, the company has donated more than...

    Sandra Emerson
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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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  • Waterparks

    Chances to visit Inland water parks are rapidly drying up

    Summer heat is still with us, but water park season is winding down. Most Inland pools and amusement parks with water slides have stopped operating them on weekdays. And weekends are numbered. Here’s what’s going on. Castle park The Riverside amusement park’s Buccaneer Cove will be open noon to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 1, plus noon to 6 p.m. on Labor Day. One-day tickets that include Buccaneer...

    Fielding Buck
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  • Dogs

    The incredible journey of Chachi, a lost Yucaipa dog who survived nearly 2 weeks in the forest

    Chachi, where are you? Come back, little Chachi! Bill Wackerman of Yucaipa was desperately searching for his dog. He had taken a trip in his motorhome to Northern California near the end of June, accompanied by his three dogs, but on the way, lost Chachi, his smallest dog, a 3-year-old Chihuahua. It wasn’t until he was an hour from home in Yucaipa that he realized the mischievous four-pounder was not in the family motorhome. Sugar, the other Chihuahua was;...

    Michel Nolan
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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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