Derek Evans

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Here’s what you need to know about Disneyland’s Pixar Pier before it opens in June

Disney has unveiled more details of its Pixar Pier project, including about the revamped roller coaster and lounge soon to open at Disney California …

Walt Disney Company

Readers' suggestions: You know you grew up in the Bay Area in the 70s if...

Thank you readers for transporting us back to a time when Muni cost only 25 cents a ride, the Blue Angels few at Moffett Field and Kiss rocked the Bay Area the night Elvis died.<p>We asked you to share your memories of growing up in the Bay Area in the 1970s, and you offered up many wonderful blasts …

San Francisco

Star Wars land revealed: Here's when you can plan your visit

It's the moment Star Wars fans have been dreaming of ever since they caught their first glimpse of that galaxy far, far away: their opportunity to …

Walt Disney Company

The elusive Planet Nine might be responsible for this asteroid’s bizarre orbit

Something’s got the Kuiper belt’s rocks off, and there’s a scramble to find it.<p>For a few years now, the astronomy world has been hard at work searching for a ninth planet of the solar system (no, not Pluto, it’s time to move on). There’s evidence of something massive hanging around in the outer …

Astronomy

Disneyland Now Takes Phone Orders For Food

<b>Disneyland Resort</b> has unleashed mobile phone ordering at its Anaheim parks, allowing diners to save precious time while scooping up armfuls of hot dogs, tofu bowls, and bacon-asparagus skewers at the happiest place on earth.<p>With an update that hit Disneyland’s app yesterday, hungry visitors can now …

Walt Disney Company

Americana Amusement Park through the years

The former Americana Amusement Park site in Monroe was recently purchased by Butler Tech and is set to become a new school campus.

Americana tour bittersweet: Good memories of park now in poor condition

The Journal-News was the only news outlet to participate in a recent tour of the former Americana property in Monroe.<p>During the tour, participants …

World's Tallest Roller Coaster Now Open In Ohio

Ohio

Planet Nine, Show Thyself

Astronomers have found tantalizing new evidence that strengthens the case for a ninth planet beyond Neptune—but some still doubt its existence.<p>In 2016, when astronomers made the case for a ninth planet, orbiting far beyond Neptune, that could explain a strange clustering of objects in the outer …

Astronomy

What did your street used to look like? Views of San Francisco's Noe Valley, then and now

It seems appropriate that one of the first mentions of Noe Valley in a San Francisco paper is about real estate prices.<p>An article in the February 1882 issue of the Daily Alta California, headlined "NOE VALLEY," described to readers one of San Francisco's newest neighborhoods.<p>"One is delighted with …

San Francisco

Kashmir: Melting glaciers threaten Ladakh's nature

Rise in temperature melts Himalayan glaciers in Kashmir's Ladakh region, threatening the lives of thousands of people.<p><b>Leh, Ladakh -</b> Tsering Jorgay, a 40-year-old from the village of Kuri in Indian-administered Kashmir's Ladakh region, was deep in conversation with Jigmet Norphel, a young engineer …

Global Warming

Hidden Inside Disneyland Is A Secret Oasis For Adults

Inside Club 33, visitors can sit at opulent tables from classic movie sets and drink the park's only craft cocktails – all for a hefty …

Walt Disney Company

Vintage Photos of the "Happiest Place on Earth"

In 1955, Walt Disney transformed a California orange grove into a scene right out of his imagination.<p>“To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land.”<p>On Sunday, July 17, 1955, film producer and showman Walt Disney greeted thousands of eager visitors at the grand opening of …

Walt Disney Company

More 1880 Town storm

So why did I call last night's storm a "mothership" in my last post? I think these photos might answer that question.<p>Posted by<p>Chad Coppess<p>Labels: …

This Unassuming Ghost Town Diner Serves The Best Breakfast In Nevada

Breakfast

From baseball to date shakes, these four California road trips are made for families

Here are four family-friendly driving trips that might entertain your kids and sharpen your appreciation of California. I came across some of these spots during my years of reporting in the state and others while on vacation with my own family.<p>Carlsbad and San Diego<p>Head south on Interstate 5 to …

California

There's Exciting New Evidence a Real Planet Nine Is Out There

Who needs Pluto?<p>Is there a ninth planet out there in our solar system, lurking out of sight of astronomers, far past the orbit of Pluto (the ex-ninth …

University of Michigan

Now you can take the “Churro Challenge” at Disneyland, and CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

Disneyland is known for creating some seriously magical desserts. And whether it’s Candy Corn Soft Serve for Halloween season or rose gold Minnie …

Walt Disney Company

Trevor’s Travels: Victorville’s Route 66 Museum remains a blast from the past

I wrote recently about the disagreeable effects of change that we all feel sometimes. In that instance, I wrote how pleased I was that the menu in a …

Knitting

Grafton day; this is the setting of pioneer toils, movie making and a ghost town

This historic photo shows Grafton's two most prominent buildings, the old schoolhouse and the Alonzo Russell, before the Grafton Heritage Partnership …

National Parks

National Park Service quietly releases sea level rise report with climate change references intact

The study's lead scientist said she was "extremely happy" that mentions of climate change were restored.<p>In the face of mounting scrutiny over …

Climate Change

An ice researcher's memoir follows the unfolding story Arctic melting tells about climate change

Arctic sea ice is the most tangible, measurable and visible sign of climate change in the northern part of the world.<p>But there was a time when the …

Global Warming

Bering Sea ice is "at record low levels for this time of year"

Arctic sea ice is low, with the Bering Sea’s ice extent “the lowest recorded since at least 1979,” according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center …

Global Warming

Mo Brooks - Mo Brooks' incomplete comments on Antarctic ice

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Mo Brooks' incomplete comments on Antarctic ice<br>It’s not every day that a hearing of the House Science, Space …

Climate Change

Antarctic quest seeks to predict the fate of a linchpin glacier

<b>This undated handout photo provided by NASA shows the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctic. Two new studies indicate that part of the huge West Antarctic ice sheet is starting a slow collapse in an unstoppable way. Alarmed scientists say that means even more sea level rise than they figured. ((AP</b> …

Antarctica

Toho is Planning a Godzilla Cinematic Universe, and Shin Godzilla 2 Won't Be Making the Cut

After the success of the recent slate of Godzilla movies, Toho is looking to start a brand new Godzilla Cinematic Universe. But it’s looking like …

Anime

Unlocking the Secrets of a Rapidly Changing Antarctica

The southernmost continent presents the most challenging research site on Earth.<p>On the world’s southernmost continent, temperatures are supposed to …

Global Warming

New NASA Chief Bridenstine Says Humans Contribute to Climate Change 'in a Major Way'

In a NASA town hall yesterday (May 17), NASA's new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said that he knows Earth's climate is changing, and that humans …

Climate

Astronomers found new evidence that a giant ghost planet may lurk in our solar system

NASA/ JPL<p><b>Scientists found surprising evidence that there may be a ninth planet in our solar system.</b>• <b><br>In a new paper, scientists announced the discovery</b> …

Universe