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  1. Weekend Update Special: Main Street, U.S.A.

    by , 10-01-2010 at 11:41 AM

    We have a special Weekend Update for you this week. I am currently in Sacramento, California at the California Downtown Association annual conference. After being a downtown business owner for fifteen years, last year I had the opportunity to make a career change and become the Executive Director of MainStreet Oceanside. MainStreet Oceanside is a downtown business advocacy ...

    Updated 10-02-2010 at 10:46 AM by Weekend Update

  2. Disneyland, Knott's, Universal and Six Flags Halloween, photos, news and more

    by , 09-30-2010 at 09:48 PM

    A blistering heat wave in Southern California made visiting the parks a game of survival this past week. With temperatures reaching past 100F for much of the week, local crowds seemed to be staying indoors and the parks weren't very busy.

    Despite that, both Knott's and Universal opened their celebrated upcharge, evening time Halloween events while ...

    Updated 10-01-2010 at 08:44 AM by In the Parks

  3. Destination D, Let the Memories Begin, California Construction, Hotel work, +MORE

    by , 09-27-2010 at 03:26 AM
    D23's first Destination D event took up residence in the Disneyland Hotel's Grand Ballroom over the weekend for two days of nostalgia, memories and celebration of Disneyland's 55th anniversary. The two-day event included numerous presentations and panel discussions on Disneyland and its history with appearances by Disney Imagineers from old-timers like Bob Gurr and Alice Davis to contemporaries including Tony Baxter and Kevin Rafferty, Disney Archivist Dave Smith, and former Disneyland President ...
  4. Universal Studios Singapore; Tarpon Springs; Candlestick Park; Vintage Post Cards

    by , 09-24-2010 at 10:03 PM

    I'm putting the finishing touches on the Weekend Update a little early this week. I just found out that I've been given the unexpected opportunity to attend D23's "Destination D" on Friday, which is my usual day to edit the Weekend Update. Special thanks to Dustysage for making this possible.

    We're continuing our visit to Universal Studios Singapore with ...

    Updated 09-25-2010 at 09:30 AM by Weekend Update

  5. In The Parks - Jonas Brothers at Disneyland, Halloween Haunts, construction and More

    by , 09-23-2010 at 10:33 PM

    Halloween time has finally arrived at the major theme parks in Southern California. Time for the ghosts, goblins, villains and creepy crawlies to come out of the shadows for some mischievous fun. But that's not all, there is quite a bit of exciting construction, destruction, and news to catch up on as well. A light accident on Space Mountain/Ghost Galaxy, The