August 22, 2011 |
Nobody walks in L.A.? Ridiculous! This is one in a series of articles exploring the many opportunities for walking in (and around) a city of 3.8 million. ARROYO WALK Distance: 3 to 7 miles Duration: 1 to 2.5 hours Difficulty: 1 Transportation: Free parking; Metro bus: Nos. 176, 177 This is a lovely country-in-the-city walk, flat and undemanding, offering rare views of the untamed river - less than five minutes from Old Town Pasadena. The 22-mile-long Arroyo Seco, a river-bed canyon that begins in the San Gabriel Mountains and runs into the Los Angeles River, was a lot of things before it became home to the world's first freeway and a concrete ditch with water in it. Today it's a great hiking opportunity.
May 14, 2002 |
Surgeons were unable to reattach a zookeeper's arm after it was torn off by a 350-pound lion as the woman took her parents and boyfriend on a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal's sleeping quarters at Busch Gardens. State wildlife officials, meanwhile, began an investigation into what led to Sunday's attack. The 21-year-old zookeeper, whose name was not released, was in serious condition Monday, Busch Gardens officials said. The officials said the 12-year-old lion would not be destroyed.
June 27, 2012 |
Disney plans to introduce the Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man and other Marvel characters in a theme-park setting for the first time since acquiring the comic book company in 2009. PHOTOS: Marvel characters coming to Middle East theme park The Marvel Adventure family entertainment center is expected to open in late 2013 in the United Arab Emirates with superhero-themed attractions, restaurants and shops. The eight-acre indoor mini theme park will be part of the $5-billion City of Arabia entertainment, commercial and residential development in Dubailand.
June 13, 2008 |
Long before the Anheuser-Busch brewery was built in the San Fernando Valley in 1954, Southern California had close ties with the brewing company that today is in the middle of an international takeover battle. Like many other wealthy industrialists of his time, co-founder Adolphus Busch adopted Pasadena as his winter home more than a century ago. There he built the first Busch Gardens, a vast outdoor attraction next to his mansion that he opened to the public.
March 28, 2012 |
Real Madrid plans to open a $1 billion soccer-centric theme park on a United Arab Emirates man-made island in January 2015 that celebrates the history, triumphs and hubris of the richest football club in the world. PHOTOS: Real Madrid Resort Island in the Middle East The 100-acre Real Madrid Resort Island will feature a roller coaster that extends out over the water, a SeaWorld-style dolphin show and a hologram soccer movie inside a climate-controlled theme park.
April 7, 2005 |
Two theme parks from the past -- one that closed nearly two decades ago and one that never broke ground -- are getting fresh rides in a pair of Southern California exhibitions. The Pasadena Museum of History has assembled a virtual trip through the 30 jaw-dropping acres that once made up Busch Gardens, a major postwar attraction for families looking for a wholesome place to take the kids.