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California theme parks reopen — without rides

California theme parks reopen — without rides

California theme parks are returning with innovative solutions like zoo exhibits, food festivals, walk-through installations, shopping esplanades and possibly even haunted events while roller coasters, parades, fireworks and other activities that draw large crowds are prohibited. By BRADY MACDONALD | [email protected] | Months of closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic have forced California theme parks to find creative ways to […]

Ventura County Fair: Many Paths to Fun, Sun, and Some Serious Business

Ventura County Fair: Many Paths to Fun, Sun, and Some Serious Business

By Tim Pompey Opening day at the Ventura County Fair. Barely a half hour into the 11-day event and already the parking lot is full, traffic is jammed down Harbor Boulevard, and there are huge crowds swarming through the front entrance. Of course, one of the reasons there are so many people at this moment […]

CA Strawberry Festival: Bigger & better in 2015

CA Strawberry Festival: Bigger & better in 2015

By George Miller The Strawberry festival never disappoints- it was big, raucous and loud this year. We didn’t get a count, but you can see from the pictures that it had a very good crowd. Previous events have had over 70,000. This year’s event was probably in that range. This is THE biggest event in […]