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September 19, 2003 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Lt. Bob Mulhall is Pasadena's ultimate crime fighter. He flies at 100 mph, sees in the dark and never forgets anything he sees. Thanks to his latest high-tech gadget, he can pinpoint the location of a fugitive on the ground and then tell colleagues patrolling there exactly where to look. Mulhall is the pilot who commands the Pasadena Police Department's Air Support Section, a unit of five helicopters with more than 30 years of experience in the skies over Los Angeles County.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2003 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Lt. Bob Mulhall is Pasadena's ultimate crime fighter. He flies at 100 mph, sees in the dark and never forgets anything he sees. Thanks to his latest high-tech gadget, he can pinpoint the location of a fugitive on the ground and then tell colleagues patrolling there exactly where to look. Mulhall is the pilot who commands the Pasadena Police Department's Air Support Section, a unit of five helicopters with more than 30 years of experience in the skies over Los Angeles County.
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January 4, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
The interactive Flying Ninjago thrill ride debuting in 2012 at Legoland Germany will send riders spinning through air on the wings of a dragon. Set to debut on March 30, the new ride is expected to be one of the first Sky Fly towers built by German-based Gerstlauer. PHOTOS: Flying Ninjago ride at Legoland Germany Sky Fly lifts riders 70 feet in the air aboard single-seat gondolas at the end of a cantilevered arm rotating around a central tower. Concept art released by Legoland Deutschland shows a seated boy piloting a scaly green dragon while holding handles that control the pitch of the creature's wings.
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March 1, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The interactive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle thrill ride debuting at Minnesota's Nickelodeon Universe will send riders spinning through the air like high-flying martial artists. PHOTOS: TMNT Shell Shock ride at Nickelodeon Universe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Shell Shock, a first of its kind ride in the U.S., is scheduled to open on March 17 at the indoor amusement park inside the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. The Gerstlauer Sky Fly tower will lift riders 70 feet in the air aboard single-seat gondolas at the end of a cantilevered arm rotating around a central tower at 25 mph.  Riders will control the pitch of the gondola's wings with their hands -- choosing to simply sit and spin, gently teeter-totter like a see-saw or wildly rotate like a plane propeller.
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November 14, 1991 | PHILIP BRANDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You might not think an unflaggingly affirmative musical adaptation of a simple children's book could hold its own against all the grounds for cynicism that are a mere CNN headline wrap-up away. But it does. In its world premiere outing, "Flavia and the Dream Maker" manages to hold gloom at bay and proves a special offering from Access Theatre, a rather special organization in its own right.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1986 | JUAN ARANCIBIA, Times Staff Writer
One day after their eviction, the former tenants of Melody Manor Motel in Buena Park had somewhere to stay, but the question was: For how long? "I don't know what's going to happen," said Ann Maxwell, 41. She and 13 other families were staying at the Commonwealth Manor apartments, with their rents being paid by local charities. But those who are unemployed said they don't know what to expect when their assistance runs out.
NATIONAL
August 17, 2009 | Maeve Reston
In the elite circles of private schools in Washington, D.C., globe-trotting vacations are common, but it is hard to imagine that many schoolmates of Malia and Sasha Obama will be able to rival their summer adventures. Although the White House zealously guards many of the details of the Obamas' private family time, the public caught a glimpse Sunday of the girls' sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon, and a day earlier, of their visit to Yellowstone National Park. Earlier this summer, photographers captured visits by the first daughters to the Eiffel Tower and the Pompidou Center in Paris, a slave dungeon in Ghana, and the Kremlin in Moscow.
OPINION
August 14, 2011 | By Christian McEwen
When people are asked where they get their best ideas, they answer, "In the shower. " "On vacation. " "Doing nothing. " They begin, in other words, by simply being. This despite the fact that such dreamy purposelessness is too often treated with contempt, perhaps especially here in the United States. We "work too much, eat too quickly, socialize too little, drive and sit in traffic for too many hours, don't get enough sleep and feel harried too much of the time," says sociologist Judith Schor.
SPORTS
June 18, 1998 | BOB ROHWER
The ESPN X Games will bring together more than 450 of the world's best alternative sports athletes for the next 11 days in San Diego and Oceanside, where they will compete for medals and $500,000 in 10 sports categories. It's the fourth anniversary of the summer X Games and their second consecutive year in San Diego, where game officials say more than 221,000 fans watched the 1997 competition. The games debuted in June, 1995, as the Extreme Games and were held in Rhode Island and Vermont.
SPORTS
January 2, 1991 | STEVE SCHUELEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Quarter horse owner Jack Hall of Corona recalled watching the televised scene of 92-year-old Frances Genter watching Unbridled give her her first Kentucky Derby victory and wondered if he would have the patience or longevity to match her. Hall, 57, had invested substantially in quarter horses since 1976, but a major stakes victory had eluded him. The drought ended Friday night at Los Alamitos when Strawfly Special, an embryo-transplant colt, won the Grade I Southern California Derby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1987 | TOM GORMAN, Times Staff Writer
Some men go deep-sea fishing for marlin off Mexico. Some grab their rifles and hunt for caribou in Canada. Others play football in Mission Valley or build skyscrapers in downtown San Diego. And some men fly kites on the jetty at Seaport Village. But no wimps here; as kite flyers go, these are real men. Men who intentionally fly their kites into trees, "park" them and then fly them out of the limbs, free and unscathed. Charlie Brown, eat your heart out.
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