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What does the yellow tier mean for Disneyland?

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure can raise attendance capacity to 35% now that Orange County has moved into the least restrictive yellow tier of the state’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Orange County — home to Disneyland, DCA and Knott’s Berry Farm — will move from the orange/moderate tier 3 to the yellow/minimal tier 4 of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy on Wednesday, May 19. The move means Orange County theme parks can raise state-mandated attendance caps f...
Tags: Florida, California, Cdc, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Orange County, Indiana Jones, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Anaheim, U S Centers for Disease Control


How Disneyland changed Rise of the Resistance because of the pandemic

Riding Rise of the Resistance has changed now that Disneyland has removed experiences to make the wildly popular Star Wars attraction shorter, installed safety measures to keep riders socially distanced and tweaked the virtual queue system to spread out demand. Disneyland was forced to modify the Rise of the Resistance attraction in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge under state COVID-19 health and safety rules governing indoor rides when the Anaheim theme park reopened after a 13-month coronavirus closur...
Tags: Star Wars, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Indiana Jones, Winnie, Southern California, Kylo Ren, Anaheim, DCA, Hollywood Studios


The crazy Iron Man collectible every Marvel fan will want when Avengers Campus opens

Marvel fans looking to live out their comic book fantasies and add to their souvenir collectibles collection will be able to slide on Iron Man’s Infinity Gauntlet glove when Avengers Campus debuts next month in Disney California Adventure. The Iron Man Infinity Gauntlet soda holder and other Marvel souvenir collectibles will be sold in Avengers Campus when the 6-acre Marvel themed land debuts on June 4 at the Anaheim theme park. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and i...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Iron Man, Things To Do, Soccer, Cinderella, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Indiana Jones, Tomorrowland, Southern California, Anaheim, Disney California Adventure, Disney California, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Shohei Ohtani homers, Mike Trout injured in Angels’ victory

ANAHEIM ― The Angels lost one of their superstars to an injury Monday night. Their other superstar picked him up. Mike Trout strained his right calf running the bases before Shohei Ohtani hit a thunderous three-run home run in the Angels’ 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians. Trout walked in his only plate appearance, advanced to second base on a wild pitch, and was stranded before limping off the field as the first inning ended. The 29-year-old center fielder missed three games in April with a sw...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland, Los Angeles Angels, Iglesias, Cesar Hernandez, Anaheim, Indians, Dodgers, Cobb, Sandoval, Dylan Bundy


Reliever Hunter Strickland fills the Angels’ need for speed

ANAHEIM — Hunter Strickland made his major league debut in 2014 as a Sept. 1 call-up with the San Francisco Giants. Within two months, he had a World Series ring. The last few seasons haven’t gone so smoothly for the Angels’ newest reliever. Strickland signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Rays on Feb. 2. On Saturday, less than three months later, he found himself traded to his sixth team in four years. “It’s definitely a transition but that’s part of the gig,” Strickland said. “Luckily I ha...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Orange County, Rays, Los Angeles Angels, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay, Anaheim, Cubs, Strickland, Fletcher


Disney’s Marvel bar will serve boozy cocktails in beaker glasses that fill from the bottom

A new Marvel-themed bar will serve beer cocktails, “micro” brewed drafts and “shrunken” bite-sized snacks created by comic book technology developed for Ant-Man and the Wasp when Avengers Campus debuts at Disney California Adventure. The new Pym Tasting Lab debuting June 4 at the Anaheim theme park will dispense drinks from a mammoth beer can in the center of a hexagonal outdoor bar overlooking the central plaza of Avengers Campus. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new an...
Tags: Drinks, Restaurants, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Plymouth, Indiana Jones, Tomorrowland, Strawberry, Southern California, Proton, Anaheim, Disney California Adventure


It’s official — Dodgers have signed Albert Pujols for remainder of 2021 season

LOS ANGELES >> This year’s Dodgers are already the first team in baseball history to have three former MVPs and three former Cy Young Award winners play for them. Now, they’ve added another MVP. The Dodgers made it official Monday, signing first baseman Albert Pujols to a contract for the rest of the 2021 season and adding him to the roster. When Pujols appears in a game with them, the 2021 Dodgers will become the fourth team in MLB history to boast four former MVPs (Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Bett...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Jose Canseco, Boston Red Sox, Reggie Jackson, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Anaheim, Cardinals, Dodgers, Dodger Stadium, Pujols


Everything you can eat in Avengers Campus when Disney’s new Marvel themed land debuts

The menu in the new Marvel land coming to Disney California Adventure will feature food shrunken to the size of Ant-Man, shawarma wraps inspired by an Avengers post-battle feast and a green soda linked to the Incredible Hulk. The new Avengers Campus debuting June 4 will bring an Ant-Man and the Wasp restaurant and a pair of Marvel-themed food carts to the Anaheim theme park. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme pa...
Tags: New York, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Muppets, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Avengers, Coca Cola, Indiana Jones, Tomorrowland, Southern California, Proton, Anaheim, Caesar


Carl’s Jr. debuts its own take on chicken sandwiches today, May 17

Two and a half years into the chicken sandwich wars, Carl’s Jr. is entering the fray. On May 17, the fast food chain will debut two sandwiches made with chicken breasts hand-breaded in a buttermilk batter. One, priced at $5.99, is served on a toasted potato bun with dill pickle and mayonnaise. The other is a breakfast sandwich with Belgian waffles for bread. It is priced at $4.49 and will be available all day. “This is one of the bigger initiatives since I’ve been with the company,” said Owen Kl...
Tags: California, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fast Food, Nashville, Travis Scott, Anaheim, Carl, Klein, Cinco de Mayo, Hardee, Del Taco, Carl s Jr


California man reunites with family after 2 years stuck in Mexico for admitting marijuana use

Nearly two years after he told the truth about having once smoked pot – a bit of honesty that left him stranded in Mexico, separated from his family, and blocked from re-entering the United States – a Southern California man walked back into his home last month and surprised his children. Emily, 7, was napping in the living room, so it took her a moment to realize that the man waking her up was her father, Jose Palomar. She threw her arms around him and cried. He cried too. Next, he went upstair...
Tags: California, Mexico, US, Sport, Soccer, United States, Orange County, Tijuana, Southern California, Christine, Anaheim, Joshua, Emily, Melanie, Corona, Jose


California man stranded in Mexico after admitting pot use reunites with with family

Nearly two years after he told the truth about having once smoked pot – a bit of honesty that left him stranded in Mexico, separated from his family, and blocked from re-entering the United States – a Southern California man walked back into his home last month and surprised his children. Emily, 7, was napping in the living room, so it took her a moment to realize that the man waking her up was her father, Jose Palomar. She threw her arms around him and cried. He cried too. Next, he went upstair...
Tags: California, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, United States, Orange County, Tijuana, Southern California, Christine, Anaheim, Joshua, Emily, Melanie, Corona, Jose, Ciudad Juarez


A Different Feeling For The Minnesota Wild

from Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune, The performance was a dud, to put it kindly. Sloppy mistakes, careless passing, no real focus. The Wild coughed up turnover after turnover against Anaheim — one of the two worst teams in the NHL — in a textbook case of playing down to the competition. It was a moment ripe for a letdown loss earlier this month in the final push of the regular season. Then the rookie sensation decided he'd had enough of that nonsense. Kirill Kaprizov s...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, NHL, Chip Scoggins, Star Tribune, Anaheim, Kirill Kaprizov


Alexander: Dodgers’ reinforcements are on the way … eventually

Miami Marlins’ Jazz Chisholm Jr., right, steals second base as Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux (9) loses control of the ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 16, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Miami Marlins catcher Chad Wallach, bottom, tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts (50) at home during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 16, 2021, in Los Angeles. Betts ran home after a single hit by Adam Duvall. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) ...
Tags: Japan, Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Marlins, Rays, Taylor, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Alexander, Tampa Bay, Anaheim


Dodgers’ Edwin Rios reflects on shoulder injury: ‘it just wasn’t getting better’

LOS ANGELES  ― Edwin Rios didn’t know how serious the pain in his right shoulder was until an MRI revealed the bad news: a partially torn labrum. On Wednesday, the Dodgers announced the 27-year-old infielder will undergo surgery, ending his season. Thus ended a frustrating couple months for Rios, who was a key contributor off the bench as the Dodgers ended their 32-year championship drought last year. His power stroke never returned after he reported to spring training, or for the first month of...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Mlb, Miami, Marlins, Eddie, Los Angeles Dodgers, Rockies, Oklahoma City, Anaheim, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts


Source: Dodgers sign Albert Pujols to major-league contract

Albert Pujols didn’t have to wait very long, or move very far, to find his next destination in baseball. Nine days after being designated for assignment by the Angels, Pujols signed a major-league contract with the Dodgers. According to a source, the contract will be officially announced Monday. The Dodgers will pay Pujols only a prorated portion of the major-league minimum salary ($570,500), while the Angels will pick up the remainder of Pujols’ $30 million salary for the season. In 24 games wi...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los-angeles-dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, St Louis Cardinals, Anaheim, DAVE ROBERTS, All Star, Dodgers, Hall of Famer, Pujols, Muncy, Albert Pujols


Dodgers’ offense keeps rolling in win over Marlins

LOS ANGELES — The reboot seems to have worked. Emerging from their three-week freeze, the Dodgers’ offense rumbled to life once again, scoring eight times in the second inning and making it stand up to beat the Miami Marlins, 9-6, Friday night. The win was the Dodgers’ third in a row following a 5-15 stumble and fourth in their past five games. Over that five-game stretch, the Dodgers’ offense has produced 37 runs. The win streak is the first time this season they have scored six runs or more in...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Mariners, Miami Marlins, Anaheim, Alcantara, Dodgers, Kershaw, Jansen, Justin Turner, Chris Taylor


Disneyland teases Indiana Jones-themed bar for expansion project

An Indiana Jones restaurant and bar at Walt Disney World themed as a pilot hangout in an airplane hangar is one example of the high-end “eatertainment” concepts that Disneyland could build under a reimagined long-term vision for the Anaheim theme park resort district. Disneyland teased Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World as one of the potential restaurant concepts that could be part of a proposed expansion plan during a DisneylandForward webinar. Sign up for our Par...
Tags: Japan, Florida, China, Disney, Sport, Muppets, Soccer, Tokyo, Peter Pan, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Indiana Jones, Caribbean, Jones, Hong Kong Disneyland, Southern California


Star Wars Celebration moves up dates for 2022 event at Anaheim Convention Center

The world’s biggest gathering of Star Wars fans set to return to Anaheim in August 2022 has been pushed forward a few months as convention centers begin to reemerge from pandemic closures and event dates get shuffled. The Star Wars Celebration will return to Anaheim Convention Center in 2022 on May 26-29 — more than two months earlier than expected. Lucasfilm initially announced last summer that the Star Wars Celebration would return to Anaheim in 2022 on Aug. 18-21. “We can’t wait to welcome fa...
Tags: Star Wars, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Southern California, Anaheim, Anaheim Convention Center, Katella Avenue, Disney California Adventure, Black Spire Outpost, Coronavirus, Disneyland Many


Will the Muppets move into Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion?

The new “Muppets Haunted Mansion” holiday TV special coming to Disney+ this fall will challenge the Great Gonzo to spend Halloween night with 999 happy haunts inside the classic Disneyland attraction. Which raises the question: Will Disneyland create a Muppets holiday overlay for the Haunted Mansion or let Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and Gonzo take up permanent residence in the beloved haunted house attraction? Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interes...
Tags: Florida, Disney, Haunted Mansion, Sport, Muppets, Soccer, Hobbs, Disneyland, Epcot, Caribbean, Kermit, Southern California, Anaheim, Robinson, Mickey, Niles


Dodgers’ Edwin Rios to have season-ending shoulder surgery

LOS ANGELES — A shoulder injury will end Edwin Rios’ season. The Dodgers hope the same won’t be true for their top pitching prospect. Rios will undergo season-ending surgery next week to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Over 60 games in 2019 and 2020, Rios hit 12 home runs in just 123 at-bats. Coming into this season, the first baseman/third baseman was expected to provide power off the bench with Joc Pederson and Kiké Hernandez subtracted via free agency. But Rios struggled mightily,...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, David, Soccer, Mlb, Marlins, Will Smith, Oakland, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Gray


It shouldn’t be illegal to build housing without parking

Should local governments be able to force developers to build parking near transit? It would seem like an absurd question, if it wasn’t the law of the land: Across California, nearly every proposal to build near a bus stop or train station must come with acres of parking lots or towering parking garages. But a new bill winding its way through the California state legislature could soon change all that. Sponsored by Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Assembly Bill 1401 would prohibit cities from impo...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, America, San Francisco, Sport, Iran, Soccer, San Diego, Buffalo, Orange County, UC Berkeley, Ucla, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine


How to use the Haunted Mansion’s new ‘secret’ entrance at Disneyland — but you better hurry

Disneyland is offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance for visitors to pull back the curtain and briefly peer into the backstage warrens of the Haunted Mansion as the Anaheim theme park continues a phased reopening following a 13-month coronavirus closure. Select visitors and die-hard fans in the know have been using a “secret” servants entrance that leads to a flight of backstage stairs and ramps that circumvent the Haunted Mansion’s famed stretching room elevators and funnel riders directly into t...
Tags: California, Disney, Haunted Mansion, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hobbs, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Winnie, Southern California, Anaheim, Orange County Register, Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt, New Orleans Square


How ‘The Boo Crew’ podcast lured Elvira, Danny Elfman and Dita Von Teese into its secret studio

Down a quiet street in a suburban Burbank neighborhood, there’s a house that contains frightening secrets inside. If you’re thinking, this is how most horror movies begin, well, you’re right. Once through the front door, past the life-sized Harry Potter and Voldemort figures locked in battle and the five-foot snake statue from “Beetlejuice,” there’s a secret door — and inside there you’ll find the Speakeasy Studio where Trevor and Lauren Shand, along with friend Leone D’Antonio, record and produ...
Tags: Ebay, Sport, Juliette Lewis, Fox, Netflix, Soccer, Harry Potter, Kevin Bacon, Trevor, Kesha, Voldemort, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Phoebe Bridgers, Dita Von Teese, Anaheim


Pro-Palestinian protesters gather outside Israeli consulate in LA

Noelle Bellil, 60, of Hawthorne, leads a chant as Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, holds a demonstration at the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles to support the rights of Palestinians in their conflict with Israel on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, holds a demonstration at the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles to support the rights of Palestinians in their conflict with Israel on ...
Tags: News, La, Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, New York Times, Gaza, United Nations, Myanmar, Hamas, Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden


Everything Disneyland changed in the Haunted Mansion and the backstory behind it all

Haunted Mansion superfans notice everything that’s ever been added or removed from the beloved Disneyland attraction throughout the half century-plus history of the enigmatic and eerie haunted house at the Anaheim theme park. “Our fans are amazingly in love with the mansion,” Walt Disney Imagineering producer Michele Hobbs said. “It’s always been steeped in this mystery.” Hobbs and the Imagineering team worked on the latest refurbishment of the Haunted Mansion that started in January 2020 before...
Tags: Disney, Haunted Mansion, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Army, Hobbs, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Eddie Murphy, Southern California, Rosie, Anaheim, U S Army, Orange County Register


Ducks executive David McNab announces retirement after 28 years

David McNab, one of the architects of the expansion Mighty Ducks of Anaheim franchise in 1993-94 and the longest-serving member of the front office, announced his retirement Tuesday after 28 years with the organization and 43 years in the NHL overall. “It is our honor to celebrate David and his incredible career as a lifelong Anaheim Duck,” Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli said in a statement. “He has been key to this organization’s success as an executive for 28 years. David was instrumenta...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Sport, David, Canada, Soccer, Gm, San Diego, Detroit Red Wings, NHL, Jack, Ducks, Hall of Fame, National Hockey League, Ali, Anaheim-ducks


Remembering a radio station that began in San Pedro nearly 100 years ago, and is still going

For obvious reasons, the very early broadcasting stations get all the love when it comes to radio trivia. KNX (1070 AM), KFI (640 AM) and KHJ (930 AM), for example, are all either celebrating, or are about to celebrate, a full century of broadcasting. Lost among the crowd, however, are other stations with unique histories. One such station is KTNQ (1020 AM) which actually has its genesis as a station broadcasting out of the port community of San Pedro. That’s right – San Pedro once had its very ...
Tags: Hollywood, Navy, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Hudson, Southern California, San Pedro, Klos, Kelly, Anaheim, San Pedro High School, San Fernando Valley, Department of Commerce, First Presbyterian Church


Jamey Wright embarks on second career as Dodgers’ minor league pitching coach

The end of the road for Jamey Wright did not come with a cross-country retirement tour, or a ceremony, or even a televised press conference. It came when Yolmer Sanchez grounded out to second base to end a spring training game between the Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. Wright walked off the mound at Camelback Ranch, the box score crediting him with a save in a 5-4 win on March 26, 2016. That was it. His big league career was over. When he met with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, Wright already kne...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners, Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Rays, Gray, Oklahoma City, Alexander, Anaheim, Wright, Roberts


Disneyland tests virtual queue with Indiana Jones Adventure ride

Disneyland plans to test a virtual queue on Indiana Jones Adventure as the Anaheim theme park tries to reduce the length of the socially distanced standby queue for the popular Adventureland attraction. Disneyland will begin testing the Indiana Jones Adventure virtual queue on Tuesday, May 11 as a temporary measure to alleviate foot traffic pinch points in front of the attraction that returned when the park reopened last month at limited capacity after a 13-month coronavirus closure. Sign up fo...
Tags: Sport, Indiana, Things To Do, Soccer, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Caribbean, Southern California, Anaheim, Adventureland, Walt, New Orleans Square, Disney California Adventure, Anaheim CA, Jeff Gritchen


Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf restates desire to take time before re-signing or retiring

Ryan Getzlaf declined to say Monday what the future holds for him except to restate his desire to take his time, weigh his options and to speak to his family and to Ducks general manager Bob Murray before making a decision about continuing his Hall of Fame-worthy career. “I’ll take a little time, look back on the year, enjoy my family for a couple of weeks,” he said. “It’s been a whirlwind of a season with all the (COVID-19 protocol) stuff going on and a lot of time away and a lot of time doing ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Bob, AHL, NHL, Ducks, Anaheim-ducks, Anaheim, Ryan Miller, Ryan Getzlaf, David Backes, Bob Murray, San Diego Gulls, Backes



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