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Reopening California theme parks: What’s the rush?

A Disney employee runs a line to get in to the virtual queue for World of Disney on the reopening day of the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Shirley Wong, left, and her husband, Gary Lam, head toward the exit after a morning of shopping on the reopening day of the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The...
Tags: Business, Florida, Jobs, News, California, Disney, California News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Tourism, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, North Carolina, Parks, Orlando


Dwight Howard brings energy to Lakers’ bench, while trying to grind out the bubble time

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> On a recent evening as the clouds had lifted over the lake in the center of the Coronado Springs Resort, Dwight Howard went biking on an off-night. Behind him trailed his 6-year-old son, David, riding with the help of training wheels. It was a temperate evening, and the water reflected a brilliant Florida sunset. But the scene belied the difficulty of Howard’s situation, partly because the father and son were riding in a loop. While Howard has been an energetic presence...
Tags: Florida, Milwaukee, Disney, Sports, Georgia, Sport, David, Soccer, Nba, Rockets, Denver, Louisville, Lakers, Howard, James Harden, Nuggets


Non-traditional polling sites are popping up across the US in a scramble to help voters safely cast their ballots in person

Early voters cast their ballots at the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building on Wednesday March 18, 2020, in Milwaukee AP Photo/Morry Gash The coronavirus pandemic has brought on a number of challenges for in-person voting in the US such as absent poll workers, long lines, and scaled-back voter registration drives. But communities across the US are getting creative, turning a number of local venues into voting sites for registered voters who seek to cast their ballot in person.  From sports ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Usa, Elections, Voting, California, Washington Post, Cdc, US, NFL, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Indiana, Cnn


Whicker: Nuggets make history, Clippers flunk chemistry

Fourteen months after it was declared, the Basketball Battle of L.A. is over. The Lakers won without firing a shot. It was easier to watch the Clippers miss theirs. Sure, it was conceivable that the Clippers wouldn’t win the NBA title, since they still haven’t been to the Western Conference Finals in 50 years of occasionally trying. What nobody suspected is that Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Clippers’ prize signings of July 2019, would be spectators at their own demise. The Clippers’ house ...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Rivers, Denver, Los Angeles Clippers, Lakers, Murray, Paul George, George, Nuggets, Clippers, Patrick Beverley


Disneyland opens Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge pop-up shop in Downtown Disney

Disneyland has temporarily set aside its commitment to immersive storytelling experiences in favor of offloading some Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge merchandise gathering dust while the coronavirus keeps the gates closed at the Anaheim theme park. Disneyland has converted the WonderGround Gallery retail space in Downtown Disney into a pop-up Star Wars Trading Post selling once-exclusive Galaxy’s Edge merchandise. But wait! How did a shipment of interstellar goods from the Star Wars planet of Batuu mak...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Tomorrowland, Southern California, Anaheim, Downtown Disney, Walt Disney Imagineering, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Newsom


Florida Panthers Expected To Part Ways With Assistant Coach Mike Kitchen

from rank Seravalli of TSN, The Florida Panthers are expected to soon part ways with veteran assistant coach Mike Kitchen after he allegedly kicked a Panthers’ player on the bench during a game this season, multiple sources have told TSN. Neither the Panthers nor Kitchen immediately returned requests for comment. A National Hockey League official confirmed it has been apprised of an internal investigation by the Panthers. continued added 5:36pm, Panthers release below on hock...
Tags: Florida, Sport, National Hockey League, Florida Panthers, TSN, Panthers, Mike Kitchen, Seravalli


Ninth Circuit: Trump can end TPS protective status of 300,000 immigrants

More than 300,000 immigrants living in the United States, many with families, careers and property, could face deportation as soon as next year following a decision announced Monday by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the federal court reversed a lower-court decision that blocked the Trump administration plan to phase out the Temporary Protected Status program for people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan. The program known by its initials, TPS, prot...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, California, Washington, Immigration, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, United States, Courts, Sudan, El Salvador, Honduras, Donald Trump


Cities losing big from closed cardrooms; mayors ask county to reopen outdoors

Mayors of five Los Angeles-area cities with cardroom casinos all came together Monday, Sept. 14, to urge Los Angeles County officials to allow cardrooms to reopen outdoors. L.A. County still has not given the green light to reopen cardrooms outdoors even though they have been granted approval by the state, with certain restrictions, since Sept. 9. Cardrooms represent big revenue, sometimes more than half of the general fund for cities whose mayors spoke out on Monday. In Hawaiian Gardens, Mayor ...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Los Angeles County, Roy Choi, Ferrer, LA County, Culver City, Hahn, Gardena, Bell Gardens, California Department of Public Health


Largest U.S. theme parks report no COVID-19 outbreaks since reopening

There have been no reports of COVID-19 outbreaks at the 20 largest amusement parks in the United States as California theme parks continue to await reopening guidelines from the state after six months of coronavirus closures. No COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported at Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Six Flags, Legoland and Cedar Fair parks in Florida, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Virginia and Michigan, according to state health agencies and theme park officials. ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Minnesota, California, Virginia, Disney, America, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Missouri


COVID America, 6 months in: Disarray, dismay, disconnect

For years, Erin Whitehead has been a committed fan of the crisis-fueled medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” She has watched its doctors handle all manner of upheaval inside their put-upon hospital — terrifying diseases, destructive weather, bombs, mass shootings, mental illness, uncertainty, grief. Today, she turns to the emotionally draining show as a salve, something to take her mind off of … well, off of everything this jumbled year has delivered to her nation, to her society, to her front door. ...
Tags: Health, Florida, News, Washington, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Grey, United States of America, Gooding, Whitehead


Video- Saturday Headlines

The panel of Chris Johnston and Elliotte Friedman and hosted by Ron MacLean talked about: Braydon Point did skate with TBL today, NHL will look at the NFL return to play plan going forward including fans in the stands, Montreal trade acquiring Joel Edmundson's rights and a few coaching positions. Plus Florida contacted Angela Ruggiero to interview for their GM job and after taking a few days to decide (in the meantime Bill Zito accepted the job), she will be interested in future hockey j...
Tags: Florida, NFL, Sport, Gm, NHL, Montreal, Elliotte Friedman, Joel Edmundson, TBL, Angela Ruggiero, Ron MacLean, Chris Johnston, Bill Zito, Braydon Point


Dalvin Cook Inks 5 Year Extension with Minnesota

Dalvin Cook inks 5 year extension with Minnesota to remain with the Vikings for six more years. Dalvin Cook threatened to hold out of training camp earlier in the summer. The five-year extension is for $63 million dollars. The deal includes a $15.5 million signing bonus and $28.2 million in guaranteed money. The new deal ties Cook with Derrick Henry with a $12.5 million dollar annual salary. Dalvin Cook had a tremendous season a year ago as it led to him making the pro bowl. Cook became the la...
Tags: Florida, Cook, Minnesota, Cincinnati Bengals, NFL, Jazz, Minnesota Vikings, Vikings, Derrick Henry, Green Bay, Joe Mixon, Dalvin Cook, Kareem Hunt, Justin Jefferson, Cleveland Browns Minnesota, Stephen Diggs Cook


Photos: Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of Western Conference semifinals

Take a look at the photos from the Clippers’ NBA playoff game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Sept. 11. Follow our updates from the game here. The Clippers entered the contest with a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals series. Marcus Morris Sr. #31 of the LA Clippers and Paul Millsap #4 of the Denver Nuggets get into a scuffle during the second quarter in Game Five of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at The Field House at the ESPN...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Michael Malone, National Anthem, Paul George, LA Clippers, Clippers, Patrick Beverley, Paul Millsap, Marcus Morris, Kawhi Leonard, Lou Williams


Photos: Clippers blow lead, lose to Nuggets in Game 5 of Western Conference semifinals

Take a look at the photos from the Clippers’ NBA playoff game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Sept. 11. The Nuggets won 111-105, cutting the Clippers’ lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals series. Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers and the LA Clippers bench react during the fourth quarter against the Denver Nuggets in Game Five of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at The Field House at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on Sep...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Michael Malone, National Anthem, Paul George, Nuggets, LA Clippers, Clippers, Patrick Beverley, Paul Millsap, Marcus Morris, Kawhi Leonard


Higuain in Miami to complete MLS move

Miami (AFP) – Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain has arrived in Florida to complete his move to Major League Soccer side Inter Miami, club officials confirmed Friday. Inter Miami team co-owner Jorge Mas posted a picture... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Florida, Sport, Soccer, Mls, Miami, Major League Soccer, Afp, Gonzalo Higuain, Jorge Mas, Inter Miami


Immigration Detention Center in Adelanto on track to expand

The Adelanto ICE Processing Center in San Bernardino County, the largest immigrant detention facility in the country, is set to expand. The Adelanto City Council deadlocked twice early Thursday on votes to approve or kill a plan by the privately-held GEO Group to annex a building that would add 750 beds to a detention facility that currently can hold 1,940 people. City attorney Lloyd Pilchen said the lack of resolution by the council means an earlier ruling by Adelanto’s planning commission will...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, California, Immigration, California News, San Francisco, City, Sport, Soccer, Tokyo, Evans, Detention, Gerardo Hernandez, Southern California, GEO Group


Meadow just four shots off pace in ANA Inspiration

Stephanie Meadow Stephanie Meadow closed with a birdie card and opening 70 and trail leader Nelly Korda by just four shots after the first round of the ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills in southern California.As Leona Maguire opened with a one-over 73 to share 57th and Olivia Mehaffey shot a 77 to lie 94th, Meadow birdie the fourth, sixth and 11th to m...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Florida, England, New York, California, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Taiwan, Aig, Beijing, Canada, Malaysia, Golf, Korea


What’s the risk of catching coronavirus on a plane?

By Noah Y. Kim | Kaiser Health News Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tried to alleviate fears of flying during the pandemic at an event with airline and rental car executives.”The airplanes have just not been vectors when you see spread of the coronavirus,” DeSantis said during a discussion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Aug. 28. “The evidence is the evidence. And I think it’s something that is safe for people to do.” Is the evidence really so clear? DeSantis’ claim that airplane...
Tags: Business, Florida, England, London, News, Cdc, China, Singapore, America, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Harvard University, Airplanes, Airlines, Hangzhou


Disneyland sets attraction lineup through 2023 with Spidey, Tiana and Mickey rides

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure have three major new attractions tied to Spider-Man, Princess Tiana and Mickey Mouse that are expected to debut over the next three years once the Anaheim theme parks reopen following extended coronavirus closures. Avengers Campus, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway and a “Princess and the Frog” makeover of Splash Mountain have all been announced — making for a full slate of new attractions coming to Disney’s California parks in the coming years. But w...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, House, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Southern California, Mickey Mouse, Disney World, Anaheim, Minnie, Mickey


Gavin Lux finally starting to play ‘free and easy’ for Dodgers

Baseball’s history is littered with prospects who never lived up to expectations. Gavin Lux came into this season as hyped as any recent Dodgers prospect, tabbed as the frontrunner for the 2020 National League Rookie of the Year back in spring training and the latest luxury vehicle produced by the Dodgers’ player development assembly line. But he arrived at Summer Camp late and was shunted off to the Dodgers’ alternate training site to find his swing. It wasn’t until the last week of August that...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Mlb, Summer Camp, Los Angeles Dodgers, Usc, Turner, Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks, Rockies, Puerto Rico, Pederson, PHOENIX Arizona


Cougars in Santa Monica Mountains show signs of inbreeding

The first physical signs that inbreeding may be taking a toll on the imperiled cougar population of the Santa Monica Mountains were disclosed by National Park Service biologists Wednesday, Sept. 9. For years, wildlife experts have warned that the limited gene pool of mountain lions in the Santa Monica and Santa Ana Mountains created the likelihood of localized extinction unless outside cats were introduced into the populations. The discovery of two lions with kinked tails, at least one of which ...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, Texas, News, Environment, Sport, Soccer, CalTrans, Orange County, Southern California, National Park Service, Santa Monica, 101 Freeway, Santa Ana, Sunshine State, Santa Monica Mountains


Disney theme parks face another ‘lost year’ in 2021, analysts forecast

Disney’s theme parks face another “lost year” in 2021 after a nearly $10 billion decline in revenue in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new analysts’ report. Deutsche Bank analysts upgraded Disney stock on the strength of the Disney+ streaming service despite continuing struggles in the company’s theme park and consumer products division. “At this point, we are assuming that FY21 (beginning 10/1/20) will be another ‘lost year’” for Disney’s theme parks and consumer products divi...
Tags: Florida, California, France, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Deutsche Bank, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Orlando, Hong Kong Disneyland, Southern California, Disney World, Newsom, Disney California Adventure


Lowry begins search for US Open A-game in California

Shane Lowry of Ireland plays his shot from the second tee during the final round of the World Golf Championship-FedEx St Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind on August 02, 2020 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Shane Lowry gave the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open a massive boost when he confirmed he will delay being reunited with hi...
Tags: Florida, California, Boston, US, Sport, United States, Ireland, Republic Of Ireland, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Pga Tour, Northern Ireland, Dustin Johnson, Shane Lowry, Abu Dhabi


Analysis: Rams offense position-by-position breakdown for 2020

For the Rams to be Super Bowl contenders again, they must reverse last year’s decline in the offense, which saw the running game hobbled, the line battered and Sean McVay’s magic figured out by opposing coaches. Do they have the tools to do it? Probably. This season? That’s the real question. It will require fast contributions from their prize rookie running back, improvement from the young guards, and ingenuity from McVay and new offensive coordinator and quarterback whisperer Kevin O’Connell. ...
Tags: Florida, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, Todd Gurley, St Louis, Blake Bortles, Gurley, Hopkins, Henderson, Everett, Corbett, Jefferson, Los Angeles Rams


Galaxy turn in big second half to defeat LAFC in third El Trafico meeting

CARSON >> Both LAFC and the Galaxy experienced the highs and lows of soccer in the first half of Sunday’s third El Trafico meeting. After dominating the first 45 minutes, LAFC left the field unlucky, unable to breakthrough on the scoreboard even though it forced the Galaxy defense into work early and often. On the other side, the Galaxy went into halftime, had to feel lucky for the game to be scoreless. However, that all changed early in the second half as the Galaxy (4-3-2, 14 points) put forth...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Jose, Seattle Sounders, Carlos Vela, Lafc, Carson, Bob Bradley, Emiliano Insua, Lletget, Pavón, Cristian Pavon, Banc of California Stadium, Mark Anthony Kaye


SeaWorld San Diego looks to extend and expand beer and food fest

SeaWorld San Diego hopes to expand on the success of Zoo Days: Bayside BBQ & Brews by adding more days to the weekends-only event and extending the run into the fall and winter if California theme parks are not allowed to fully reopen. “We’re optimistic that this Zoo Days experience concept will work,” SeaWorld San Diego president Marilyn Hannes said. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here. SE...
Tags: Florida, Texas, California, Virginia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Seaworld, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, San Diego County, Southern California, Busch Gardens, Knott, Minnie


How to watch the NFL without signing up for a traditional cable subscription

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo; Mark LoMoglio/AP Photo; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider The American TV audience watches more NFL Football than any other sport, so I probably don't have to remind you that the 2020-21 season starts September 10.However, it's still not that easy to figure out how to watch your favorite teams without a cable subscription. Broadcast rights continue to be spread across several...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Florida, Nbc, Entertainment, Football, Sports, NFL, Trends, Features, Fox, Streaming, Cbs, Detroit Lions, Tom Brady, Espn


These 20 Chargers are on the roster bubble before cutdown day

The strangest training camp has ended and the Chargers’ coaching staff will have a tough task of putting a final roster together without playing a preseason game. They’ll have to make evaluations based on practice tape before deciding which players get to stay past Saturday’s 1 p.m. deadline to trim the roster from 80 players to 53. Based on this reporter’s own evaluations, there are only nine roster spots available, and soon to be 10 with Derwin James expected to go on injured reserve. Below ar...
Tags: Florida, Sports, LSU, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Jacksonville Jaguars, Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Johnson, Taylor, Mcgill, Keenan Allen, Anderson, Ucla, James


LeBron James’ sendoff for Chris Paul, the architect of the NBA’s restart

Editor’s note: This is the Friday Sept. 4 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters in the country with a credential inside the NBA bubble. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — When he was asked about Chris Paul, the booming baritone of LeBron James’ voice immediately softened. The two men were in the middle of league-wide tension last week as the National Basketball Players Association dete...
Tags: Florida, Milwaukee, Disney, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Michelle Obama, Rockets, Lebron James, Houston, WNBA, James, Milwaukee Bucks, Lakers, Oklahoma City


Athletes’ Racial Justice Protest Last Week Made History. But It Wasn’t the First Wildcat Strike in Pro Sports

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  On Wednesday last week, the Orlando Magic came out on the court and went through their usual warmups before their scheduled fifth playoff game with the Milwaukee Bucks at Disney World in Florida. But as the buzzer sounded to begin the game, the Bucks were still in the locker room. They were discussing how to respond to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin — an hour from Milwaukee — on August 23. Seve...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, Nba, Wisconsin, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Eckert, Marlins, NHL, Houston



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