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  • PASSINGS: Jim Sweeney, Ira Rubin, Guy Tozzoli

    Jim Sweeney Coach transformed Fresno State football Jim Sweeney, 83, who called Fresno State "a sleeping giant" when he arrived as its football coach in 1976 and then awakened the university — and the region — with 19 years of...
  • IAAPA: What's new and what's next at theme parks

    IAAPA: What's new and what's next at theme parks
    About this time each year ride manufacturers and theme park operators gather in Orlando, Fla., for the International Assn. of Amusement Parks and Attractions trade show. > Photos: Ride makers unveil new attractions at IAAPA show Ride makers use the...
  • A holiday gift guide for that special traveler in your life

    A holiday gift guide for that special traveler in your life
    Your face says it all: You are starting to panic. Don't. If you're shopping for a traveler, you might just find the answer to your gift-giving conundrum in these pages. Our team of travelers has tested items large and small, pricey and affordable, and...
  • Education vacation in Washington: Enjoy Whidbey Island and learn how to weave

    Education vacation in Washington: Enjoy Whidbey Island and learn how to weave
    COUPEVILLE, Whidbey Island, Wash. - While financial planner Beth Oliver spent a week here in a weaving workshop learning the difference between warp and weft, her husband, former Los Angeles Times photo director Larry Armstrong, spent sunny October days...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Tallying the damage at amusement piers

    Superstorm Sandy: Tallying the damage at amusement piers
    A pair of otherworldly photos from Superstorm Sandy will be forever etched in my memory of the historic hurricane. The first photo showed up in much of the mainstream media coverage and became a symbol of the storm: A seemingly intact roller coaster...
  • Review: Six Flags Magic Mountain raises the bar with Fright Fest

    Review: Six Flags Magic Mountain raises the bar with Fright Fest
    Like a slow but determined zombie, Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain continues to lumber in the right direction after years of generic Halloween fare. > Photos: Fright Fest 2012 at Magic Mountain Following the addition of more mazes and monsters...
  • Carmen H. Warschaw dies at 95; key Democratic figure in L.A.

    Carmen H. Warschaw dies at 95; key Democratic figure in L.A.
    Carmen H. Warschaw, a prominent Democratic Party figure in Los Angeles and California for decades who was also a generous donor to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and USC, has died. She was 95. Warschaw died Nov. 6 of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai in Los...
  • Review: Change comes slow for Knott's Halloween Haunt

    Review: Change comes slow for Knott's Halloween Haunt
    Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates the 40th anniversary of Halloween Haunt with a crosstown rival threatening to tear the middle-aged monster limb from limb. But rather than cower and hide, Knott’s Scary Farm has fought back against the...
  • Horror fans pay a premium for extreme haunted mazes

    Horror fans pay a premium for extreme haunted mazes
    The increasing popularity of Halloween theme park events has spawned a new generation of exclusive reservation-only haunted mazes that promise a more intense and intimate experience for those willing to pay a premium. Photos: 10 extreme haunted mazes...
  • Review: Hordes invade Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

    Review: Hordes invade Universal's Halloween Horror Nights
    After a growth spurt over the past few years, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood has hit its stride as the leader in blood, guts and gore in Southern California. Photos: Halloween Horror Nights 2012 at Universal Studios Hollywood...
  • Top 13 Halloween mazes at theme parks around the world

    Top 13 Halloween mazes at theme parks around the world
    As we slip into October, I decided to assemble my first-ever Fantasy Halloween League of the Top 13 haunted mazes at theme parks around the world. Think of the Top 13 list as a nightmare fantastic park with the most demented, disturbing and disgusting...