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August 2, 1985 | DANIEL AKST
The president of financially troubled Malibu Grand Prix Corp. has resigned from its board of directors, and the Woodland Hills-based amusement center company is "engaged in discussions" about his status as president and chief operating officer as well, the company said Thursday. Neither the president, Edward T. Peabody Jr., nor the chairman and chief executive, Ira L. Young, could be reached for comment.
November 9, 1997
In regard to your Oct. 22 article "Knotts Agree to Sell Park," I'd have to say it's quite nice to see that someone is going to make the effort to expand the park. Knott's Berry Farm is actually a small amusement park, especially when compared with its competition, such as Disneyland. The attractions that Knott's is composed of are exhilarating and fun, yet there just aren't enough of them. It's obvious to one who has been to other amusement parks that Knott's is nowhere near as busy.
October 1, 2000
I was dismayed to read that the new Disney California Adventure theme park is seeking to be an "edgier" type of amusement park ["Disney Reaches for New Audience," Sept. 20]. I think that is a big mistake. We already have enough "edgy" places to go and "edgy" things to do in this world. If I want "edgy" real life, I can go to Venice Beach. If I want "edgy" artificial life, I can go see almost any movie or watch almost any TV show. If I want to hear "edgy" music or listen to "edgy" conversation, I just have to tune in to almost any radio station.
September 17, 1989 | Ricky Jay, Jay is the author of "Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women" and the host of a forthcoming CBS-TV special of the same name. He is the curator of the Mulholland Library of Conjuring and the Allied Arts in Los Angeles
Welcome to the world of Mysterious Aztecs, Ferocious Zulus, Annamite Dwarfs, Invincible Afghans, Pagan Burmese Priests, the Fejee Mermaid, the Wooly Horse, Tom Thumb, Jenny Lind and the Three Ring Circus. Welcome to the world of a man who counted as his friends or acquaintances Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Joaquin Muller, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Ward Beecher, Abraham Lincoln, Queen Victoria and Brigham Young. Welcome to the world of Phineas Taylor Barnum.
June 15, 2012 | By Laura Hautala
Car Land's best-reviewed ride -- Radiator Springs Racers -- broke down on opening morning of the newest land at the Disney California Adventure park. Riders stranded when the ride stopped Friday were escorted away safely, and workers -- appropriately wearing mechanics' costumes -- walked  onto the tracks to inspect. The ride got going again a little more than an hour after halting. Debbie Heaton, 41, emerged from it, saying it was worth the wait -- “Because it was racing!
September 23, 1987 | LONN JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writer
A half-million-dollar embezzlement scam at Disneyland that had gone undetected for almost a year began unraveling with a telephone call from a suspicious shopper at a garage sale 65 miles from the amusement park, authorities said Tuesday. The shopper wondered why he had to write a check to a man in Anaheim for the cut-rate Mickey Mouse watches and Magic Kingdom shirts he was buying in Thousand Oaks. So he called a friend at Disneyland security.
October 14, 2008
Re "U.S. said to have spied on families, Red Cross," Oct. 10 After years of President Bush defending his right to eavesdrop on overseas "terrorist" calls to Americans, we learn that that evidently included calls from the very people we sent to the Middle East to protect us -- many who died to protect our right to privacy. Pillow-talk calls between soldier husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends were being passed among analysts for their amusement. Many of these analysts are fresh out of high school and evidently not well trained.
June 19, 1987
I read with amusement "The Quest for Self-Esteem" by Beth Ann Krier (June 14). The article dealt with the newly formed California Task Force on Self-Esteem. Krier did her job well, and my comments are not directed toward her. The problem is that I'm not supposed to be amused by this article, for certainly it deals with extremely serious issues. But, why do I feel that nothing will come out of this task force? Why do I feel these "experts" will do nothing but improve their own self-esteem when they meet once a month and toss around their personal approaches at solving the problems?
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