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November 12, 1989 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The license plate on the 10-year-old Mercedes owned by Robert Thompson, founder and president of Valencia Studios, reads "BBY MOGL." He might just become a baby mogul. The 35-year-old Thompson has developed a remote version of Hollywood in the Santa Clarita Valley by offering film and TV producers big, cheap, no-frills studios that have been fashioned out of industrial buildings.
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November 12, 1989 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The license plate on the 10-year-old Mercedes owned by Robert Thompson, founder and president of Valencia Studios, reads "BBY MOGL." He might just become a baby mogul. The 35-year-old Thompson has developed a remote version of Hollywood in the Santa Clarita Valley by offering film and TV producers big, cheap, no-frills studios that have been fashioned out of industrial buildings.
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October 25, 1992 | DONALD CHASE, Donald Chase is a free-lance writer based in New York.
In the garish, lantern-hung cha-cha palace created within Kowloon's Mongkok Neighborhood Centre, the fearful dancers have ceded the floor to five burly, brawl-hungry British sailors and their comparatively slight Asian adversary, Jason Scott Lee. The young Asian, in the black pegged pants of a Hong Kong sharpie of 1962, begins by disabling the most belligerent Brit, boatswain Nick Brandon, with a swift kick to the groin.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 1988 | MIKE WYMA
It's been dubbed "Newhallywood." The name bends the facts a little; the sound stages springing up in the Santa Clarita Valley actually are in Valencia, not Newhall. But when added to the area's movie ranches--long popular with film makers shooting outdoor scenes--the new businesses do create a considerable Hollywood presence. "This industry needs a quiet place away from traffic and aircraft noise," said Herman B.
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February 17, 1990 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A housing tract under construction in Valencia passed for a developing San Fernando Valley neighborhood in the late 1940s in "The Two Jakes," the sequel to the Academy Award-winning movie "Chinatown." The old Saugus train station, built in 1876 and since moved to Newhall, was used for a scene featuring two down-and-out travelers in "The Grifters," a new Martin Scorsese film now in production. Magic Mountain in Valencia was a destination for "National Lampoon's Vacation."
NEWS
May 30, 1993
Special events are planned at area amusement parks, water parks and zoos: Disneyland's Electrical Parade and "Fantasmic" show can be seen nightly through the summer, beginning June 19. Ball Road at Santa Ana Freeway, Anaheim. Knott's Berry Farm's "Happy Birthday, Camp Snoopy!" continues through Labor Day, with four new rides and attractions. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. Los Angeles Zoo has classes planned all summer--June 12-Sept. 26--for preschoolers to adults.
NEWS
May 29, 1994
What else is new at Southern California theme parks? Here are some of the attractions making their summer debut: Disneyland will premiere a daytime parade based on the upcoming animated movie "The Lion King" on July 1. Ball Road at Santa Ana Freeway, Anaheim. Knott's Berry Farm opens "Mystery Lodge" this weekend. (See article, Page SS15.) 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. Oasis Water Resort will introduce "Creature Fantasy," a water playground area for non-swimmers ages 2-6.
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November 26, 1989 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A housing tract under construction in Valencia passed for a developing San Fernando Valley neighborhood in the late 1940s in "The Two Jakes," the sequel to the Academy Award-winning movie "Chinatown." The old Saugus train station, built in 1876 and since moved to Newhall, was used for a scene featuring two down-and-out travelers in "The Grifters," the Martin Scorsese film now in production. Magic Mountain in Valencia was a destination for "National Lampoon's Vacation." Newhall's Pico Canyon doubled as part of Africa in "The Color Purple."
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November 20, 1989 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A housing tract under construction in Valencia passed for a developing San Fernando Valley neighborhood in the late 1940s in "The Two Jakes," the sequel to the Academy Award-winning movie "Chinatown." The old Saugus train station, built in 1876 and since moved to Newhall, was used for a scene featuring two down-and-out travelers in "The Grifters," the new Martin Scorsese film now in production. Magic Mountain in Valencia was a destination for "National Lampoon's Vacation."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1993 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The rocky canyons that surround this city are as much a part of Hollywood's past as the Western movie itself, and now city leaders are working to make the film industry a bigger part of its future.
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