Since Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened May 31, Disneyland now has one and a half of its themed lands devoted to the movie franchise. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Even though a boarding system was planed for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, visitors to Disneyland can run right in at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds The morning of the grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, crowds are light in Tomorrowland at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Friday, May 31, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) A small number of fans await the opening of Disneyland on Monday, June 24, the first day that guests do not need reservations to enter the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu is far enough on the … [Read more...] about Does Disneyland have too much Star Wars?
Spin’s third-edition electric scooters. Spin is owned by Ford. (Courtesy Spin) A Jump electric scooter. Jump, which also makes electric bikes, is now owned by Uber. (Courtesy Jump) OAKLAND, CA – MAY 15: Lime scooters are seen in front of the 19th Street BART station in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) Show Caption of Expand By Levi Sumagaysay | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 15, 2019 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: October 15, 2019 at 7:13 am Coming Tuesday to the streets of San Francisco: a couple thousand electric scooters from Uber and three other companies, about a year-and-a-half after the city banned e-scooters. Jump, which Uber bought last year for an undisclosed amount, operates on-demand bicycles in the city already. (They’re the red and black ones.) Now it can also deploy electric scooters in many of the same neighborhoods after being granted a permit last … [Read more...] about Uber, others bring electric scooters back to San Francisco
By Jason Green | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 14, 2019 at 10:48 pm | UPDATED: October 14, 2019 at 11:09 pm PLEASANT HILL – A magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolted the East Bay late Monday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS said the temblor hit just after 10:30 p.m. less than a mile south-southeast of Pleasant Hill. There were no immediate reports of any injuries. The quake comes just days before the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta quake, a magnitude 6.9 that killed 63. It also served as a reminder that USGS scientists have predicted a 63 percent chance of a magnitude 6.7 quake striking the Bay Area in the next 30 years.BART service was impacted by the earthquake. As of 11 p.m., trains were running at reduced speeds for track inspections. Passengers were told to expect delays up to 20 minutes. Monday night’s shaker was preceded by a number of smaller quakes, including a magnitude 2.5 at 10:23 p.m., according … [Read more...] about Magnitude 4.7 quake jolts East Bay
By Rex Crum | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: October 14, 2019 at 10:22 am | UPDATED: October 14, 2019 at 11:57 am Disney on Monday threw down a new gauntlet in the streaming TV wars when it released the list of practically every TV show and movie title that will be available on the Disney+ subscription service when it goes live on Nov. 12. And if you are a fan of Disney classics, and many obscure titles that you haven’t seen since you, or maybe even your parents were kids, you are in luck. “It. Is. Time. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Mandalorian, check out basically everything coming to #DisneyPlus in the U.S. on November 12,” Disney tweeted out on its Disney+ Twitter feed Monday morning. Disney+ also included a link to entice potential customers to sign up in advance for the service for either $6.99 a month, or $69.99 for an entire year. It. Is. Time. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Mandalorian, check out … [Read more...] about Disney+ reveals everything it will start streaming on Nov. 12
By Brady MacDonald | [email protected] | Southern California News GroupOctober 14, 2019 at 11:35 am It’s never too early to look ahead at what’s on tap for next year and 2020 is already shaping up as a good year for roller coaster enthusiasts, thrill ride junkies and theme park fans. Consider our top 20 for 2020 to be an evolving and ever-changing list of the best new rides and attractions coming to theme parks in the United States — or in one case, Canada — in the coming year. Disney’s new Galaxy’s Edge dominated the theme park landscape in 2019 and forced a number of competitors to tap the brakes as the new Star Wars land took center stage. Next year promises new thrills from those who stayed on the sidelines and waited out the mighty mouse’s interstellar storm. Early announcements suggest 2020 will once again be a good year for theme park enthusiasts. Some parks have already begun construction on 2020 projects while others have only … [Read more...] about Top 20 for 2020: Best new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks