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July 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A woman died at a New Orleans amusement park when she was struck by one of the rides, officials said. Rosa Donaldson, 52, was killed in an accident on a teacup-style "circular family ride" called the Joker's Jukebox, said Ann Wills, spokeswoman for Six Flags New Orleans amusement park. Local news reports said Donaldson apparently was standing near one of the cars trying to strap in her 4-year-old grandson when the ride started up.
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June 10, 2012 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Steve Wicke is "just big into space. " The Westminster man took four months off his warehouse job last year to visit every NASA site in the United States. On Saturday, he joined an estimated 20,000 people who swarmed the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's leafy campus for its annual open house weekend. Buses and SUVs clogged Oak Grove Drive near the La Cañada Flintridge boundary with Pasadena and filled JPL parking lots to disgorge passengers of all ages, who descended on the exhibits and activities as if they were new amusement park rides.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2001 | Times staff reports
A state safety panel met Thursday in Los Angeles to iron out regulations for amusement park rides. The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board said it will consider comments made at the meeting and in writing by theme park officials, their lawyers and consumer advocates. Legislation passed in 1999 requires theme parks to report ride injuries and sets up a state inspection and investigation system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2009 | Steve Chawkins
Michael Jackson was never a fixture on the county fair circuit, but his Neverland rides now are on a never-ending tour. The attractions he set up in his estate's private amusement park have been auctioned off and are being trucked from carnival to carnival, pitched as a chance to take a spin on a piece of history. At the far end of the midway at the Tulare County Fair in the Central Valley this month, signs announced: "Michael ride here! This is one of Michael Jackson's rides from Neverland Ranch!"
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July 20, 1986 | THOMAS CURWEN
Of all the businesses west of the Los Angeles River, none is more incongruous than Bradley & Kaye Amusements. Where body shops and junkyards are the norm, this small building on West 15th Street seems out of place with its wood siding and its equestrian logo painted beside the front door. Open that door, and for a moment you might half expect to smell popcorn or hear a pipe organ, instead of fiberglass, sanders and drills.
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May 26, 2005 | John Balzar, Times Staff Writer
Introduce a friend from New Zealand to the waterfront in Southern California and you'll probably get a puzzled look, and maybe another of those peculiar questions about our culture. "Why are all these sailboats boats here?" By "here," your visitor means here at the dock. Why, when the sky is fair, the winds light and steady, the sea gentle, are all these boats idle and unattended at their moorings? Why is the seascape from Malibu to Dana Point, or from Ventura to San Diego, so, well, empty?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2012 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Steve Wicke is "just big into space. " The Westminster man took four months off his warehouse job last year to visit every NASA site in the United States. On Saturday, he joined an estimated 20,000 people who swarmed the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's leafy campus for its annual open house weekend. Buses and SUVs clogged Oak Grove Drive near the La Cañada Flintridge boundary with Pasadena and filled JPL parking lots to disgorge passengers of all ages, who descended on the exhibits and activities as if they were new amusement park rides.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2000 | JENNIFER PENDLETON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's no business like show business when it comes to attracting teenage workers in Southern California. But even the ever-popular entertainment venues admit to feeling the pinch in today's super-tight job market. With Los Angeles County's unemployment rate at 5.3%--and even lower in certain booming areas within the region--employers who rely on teenage workers are redoubling efforts to recruit and hold onto the entry-level employees on whom they depend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2009 | Steve Chawkins
Michael Jackson was never a fixture on the county fair circuit, but his Neverland rides now are on a never-ending tour. The attractions he set up in his estate's private amusement park have been auctioned off and are being trucked from carnival to carnival, pitched as a chance to take a spin on a piece of history. At the far end of the midway at the Tulare County Fair in the Central Valley this month, signs announced: "Michael ride here! This is one of Michael Jackson's rides from Neverland Ranch!"
NEWS
May 26, 2005 | John Balzar, Times Staff Writer
Introduce a friend from New Zealand to the waterfront in Southern California and you'll probably get a puzzled look, and maybe another of those peculiar questions about our culture. "Why are all these sailboats boats here?" By "here," your visitor means here at the dock. Why, when the sky is fair, the winds light and steady, the sea gentle, are all these boats idle and unattended at their moorings? Why is the seascape from Malibu to Dana Point, or from Ventura to San Diego, so, well, empty?
NATIONAL
July 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A woman died at a New Orleans amusement park when she was struck by one of the rides, officials said. Rosa Donaldson, 52, was killed in an accident on a teacup-style "circular family ride" called the Joker's Jukebox, said Ann Wills, spokeswoman for Six Flags New Orleans amusement park. Local news reports said Donaldson apparently was standing near one of the cars trying to strap in her 4-year-old grandson when the ride started up.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2001 | Times staff reports
A state safety panel met Thursday in Los Angeles to iron out regulations for amusement park rides. The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board said it will consider comments made at the meeting and in writing by theme park officials, their lawyers and consumer advocates. Legislation passed in 1999 requires theme parks to report ride injuries and sets up a state inspection and investigation system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2000 | JENNIFER PENDLETON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's no business like show business when it comes to attracting teenage workers in Southern California. But even the ever-popular entertainment venues admit to feeling the pinch in today's super-tight job market. With Los Angeles County's unemployment rate at 5.3%--and even lower in certain booming areas within the region--employers who rely on teenage workers are redoubling efforts to recruit and hold onto the entry-level employees on whom they depend.
NEWS
July 20, 1986 | THOMAS CURWEN
Of all the businesses west of the Los Angeles River, none is more incongruous than Bradley & Kaye Amusements. Where body shops and junkyards are the norm, this small building on West 15th Street seems out of place with its wood siding and its equestrian logo painted beside the front door. Open that door, and for a moment you might half expect to smell popcorn or hear a pipe organ, instead of fiberglass, sanders and drills.
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