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April 14, 2013 | By Carlos Lozano
Disneyland's popular Space Mountain roller coaster and another ride are temporarily closed after the company received citations from state regulators last week that prompted a review of its employee safety protocols, a spokeswoman said Sunday. After receiving the citations Friday, company officials shut down the Matterhorn Bobsleds ride, Space Mountain and Soarin' Over California on Saturday, said Suzi Brown, spokeswoman for Disneyland Resort. The Matterhorn reopened Sunday.
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January 6, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
They started the night with a barrage of pregame fireworks in the Rose Bowl. A few hours later, the rockets really went off. This was not so much a game as a roller coaster. If you are a drama lover, an excitement junkie, you couldn't help but get high on this one. The last 4 1/2 minutes were college football's Space Mountain. There was a 100-yard kickoff return by a Florida State freshman, who is only 5 feet 7, who was a state champion sprinter and who goes by either Kermit Whitfield or Levonte Whitfield.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
A ride at Disneyland and another at neighboring Disney California Adventure Park remained closed Tuesday as park officials worked to fix safety violations cited by the state. Disney officials said they voluntarily closed Disneyland's Space Mountain and Soarin' Over California at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim over the weekend while they review their safety procedures. The state's Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued fines Friday of $234,850 for six violations related to the maintenance of fire extinguishers and safety barriers and anchors for exterior cleaners and other workers on Space Mountain.
NEWS
November 4, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Nicolas Ghesquière has been confirmed as the new artistic director of Louis Vuitton. Ghesquière, who turned Balenciaga into the hottest brand in French fashion during his tenure there, succeeds Marc Jacobs, who left last month after 16 years at the brand. "The Maison Louis Vuitton is thrilled to welcome Nicolas Ghesquière, one of today's greatest talents," according to a statement by the house. "He will bring a modern creative vision to the House's women's collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire and extreme quality which are at the heart of the Louis Vuitton Maison since 1854.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2013 | By Hugo Martin, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
After a three-week closure to complete safety work, the popular Space Mountain attraction at Disneyland  in Anaheim reopened Friday evening. Disneyland voluntarily closed the 36-year-old ride April 13 after state regulators investigating the injury of a contract worker found violations related to safety procedures and equipment for maintenance staff. Disney officials said earlier Friday that they could not give an exact date for the reopening of the ride but hope to have it operating over the weekend.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
Disneyland's Space Mountain remains closed for safety repair work, two weeks after state regulators cited the park for hazards to workers who maintain and repair the attraction. Disney officials, who said they have no estimate on when the ride will reopen, closed Space Mountain and two other rides April 13, after receiving the state citations. The other rides, Soarin' Over California at Disney's California Adventure Park and the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland, have reopened. State safety inspectors scrutinized the rides after a maintenance worker was injured in November from a fall he suffered while cleaning the outside of the Space Mountain building.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2003 | Robert Niles
On the same day that Disneyland opened its new Winnie the Pooh ride to the public this week, it shuttered a longtime favorite: the Space Mountain roller coaster. The closure came Thursday without advance notice. A park spokesman later confirmed that the ride will remain dark for two years, as Disney rebuilds the coaster for the park's 50th-anniversary celebration in 2005.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1985 | STEVE TRIPOLI, Times Staff Writer
An Orange County Superior Court jury deliberated for just several hours Thursday before finding that Disneyland was not liable for injuries suffered by a Quartz Hill man in a 1983 accident on the park's Space Mountain ride. Jurors voted 9 to 3 in favor of the Anaheim park and against plaintiff James Higgins, 18, whose attorneys had claimed that a defective design caused their client to be ejected from the ride.
NEWS
June 23, 1989 | Hot Topic responses were gathered by Angela Conner, John Doney, Roxanne Dyrud, Rebecca Leung and Heather Orey
Your first thrill ride as a child was, undoubtedly, spinning yourself in circles until you fell over from dizziness. Nowadays, big bucks are spent to have something do the twirling for us. So what provides us with the best thrills? Hot Topics wonders: "What's the best amusement park ride of all time? Why?" "Free Fall at Magic Mountain is the best amusement park ride of all time." Becky Williams, 16, junior, Bethel Baptist "Space Mountain at Disneyland, because it's dark and fast."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB and GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Disneyland closed the Space Mountain roller coaster through Tuesday after it malfunctioned Monday night, causing minor injuries to nine people. The names of the injured were unavailable from either the theme park or the Anaheim Fire Department. All were treated at local hospitals and released. The most seriously injured, a German woman, was treated at Western Medical Center in Anaheim for multiple bruises.
NEWS
May 8, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald
The eternal problem with Tomorrowland is that the commonplace reality of today inevitably catches up to and ultimately surpasses the ultramodern imagined future of yesterday. Disneyland's forward-looking land of tomorrow has seen many evolutions since opening day in 1955. Through the years, there have been major expansions in 1959 (Monorail), 1977 (Space Mountain) and 1986 (Star Tours) as well as complete makeovers in 1967 (New Tomorrowland) and 1998 (New New Tomorrowland). The current iteration has a retro-futuristic science fiction fantasy theme that was designed to be a bit more timeless but nonetheless is showing its age. Photos: Top 10 Tomorrowland rides of the past With the release of "Iron Man 3" and plans for "Star Wars" and "Tron" sequels in the works, I thought it would be a good time to do a bit of "blue sky" dreaming about what Walt Disney Imagineering might have in mind for the New New New Tomorrowland.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2013 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
After a three-week closure to complete safety work, the popular Space Mountain attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim is expected to reopen this weekend. Disneyland voluntarily closed the 36-year-old ride April 13 after state regulators, investigating the injury of a contract worker, found violations related to safety procedures and equipment for maintenance staff. Disney officials said Friday that they could not give an exact date for the reopening of the ride but hope to have it operating this weekend.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Disneyland's Space Mountain remains closed for safety repair work, two weeks after state regulators cited the park for hazards to maintenance workers on the outside of the attraction. Disneyland officials, who said they have no estimate on when the ride will reopen, closed Space Mountain and two other rides April 13, after receiving the state citations . The state inspected several Disneyland rides after a maintenance worker was injured in November when he fell while cleaning the outside of the building.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
Disneyland's Space Mountain remains closed for safety repair work, two weeks after state regulators cited the park for hazards to workers who maintain and repair the attraction. Disney officials, who said they have no estimate on when the ride will reopen, closed Space Mountain and two other rides April 13, after receiving the state citations. The other rides, Soarin' Over California at Disney's California Adventure Park and the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland, have reopened. State safety inspectors scrutinized the rides after a maintenance worker was injured in November from a fall he suffered while cleaning the outside of the Space Mountain building.
BUSINESS
April 16, 2013 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
A ride at Disneyland and another at Disney California Adventure Park remained closed Monday as park officials worked to fix safety violations cited by the state. Disney officials said they voluntarily closed Disneyland's Space Mountain and Soarin' Over California at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim over the weekend while they review their safety procedures. Park officials said they have no estimate on when the rides will reopen. The state's Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued fines Friday of $234,850 for six violations related to the maintenance of fire extinguishers and safety barriers and anchors for exterior cleaners and other workers on Space Mountain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
A ride at Disneyland and another at neighboring Disney California Adventure Park remained closed Tuesday as park officials worked to fix safety violations cited by the state. Disney officials said they voluntarily closed Disneyland's Space Mountain and Soarin' Over California at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim over the weekend while they review their safety procedures. The state's Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued fines Friday of $234,850 for six violations related to the maintenance of fire extinguishers and safety barriers and anchors for exterior cleaners and other workers on Space Mountain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Sheriff's Department investigators plan to further search an area in Palmdale where a human skull was found Sunday, officials said. Few details were immediately available about the discovery, which the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said was made shortly before 4 p.m. near the 6200 block of West Avenue N. KTLA reported that an area resident's dog found the skull. Homicide detectives and coroner's officers planned to return to the location about 8:30 a.m. Monday to conduct "an extensive search/investigation," a Sheriff's Department statement said.
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