THE DISNEY STORY Chronicling The Man, The Mouse & The Parks By Aaron H. Goldberg 211 pp. Quaker Scribe Publishing. $15.95
It's pretty easy to find books written about Walt Disney, but not so easy to find books written about or by Disney Imagineers or Cast Members.
For many of us Anaheim makes us think of Mickey Mouse and Disneyland. After all, the theme park has drawn hundreds of millions of people since it opened in 1955. But unexpected treasures can be found just outside Disney's walls.
Inspired by the Dalai Lama, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait created the "City of Kindness" initiative. The goal is as simple as the
“All I have to say is, this is a world that’s so full of hate lately and it’s up to us to realize that it doesn’t have to be. We can come together.”
If you do choose to drive your own vehicle, parking is incredibly easy and ridiculously cheap. You can pull right off the
what if you had time to spend in Anaheim -- say, before and/or after visiting You-Know-Whatland and You-Know-Where Adventure? Or -- hey, it could happen -- what if you wanted or needed to visit Anaheim for totally non-themeparkish purposes?
On Saturday I went to Anaheim armed with a pen, iPhone and index cards to conduct research on hate groups. The California Realm of the North Carolina-based Loyal White Knights Klan (LWK) group was supposed to come to a park for an "informational walk." As soon as the LWK arrived, the street adjoining the park turned into a violent maelstrom of knives, wooden planks, metal rods, fists, feet and blood.
Several Klan members were arrested this weekend after stabbing three people who were protesting their rally.
For the past eighty years Los Angeles has loomed large in the History of the NFL and has shaped the league in significant ways. The centerpiece of course was and is the Rams.