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Entries by Jim Hill from 08/2011

Yippie-Dee-Doo-Dah, Part 1: When The Yippies Invaded Disneyland

| Posted 08.04.2011 | Entertainment

Last week's "Twiot" on Hollywood Boulevard reminded me of the last time SoCal youth sought to battle "The Man" in a theme-park-like setting -- when a vocal group of Yippies forced the early closure of Disneyland on Aug. 6, 1970.

Yippie-Dee-Doo-Dah, Part 2: When the Yippies Invaded Disneyland

| Posted 08.05.2011 | Entertainment

When members of the Youth International Party tried to call Nunis' bluff by turning and heading back up Main Street, U.S.A. toward Sleeping Beauty Castle, that's when the riot police came marching out from backstage.

Yippie-Dee-Doo-Dah, Part 3: When The Yippies Invaded Disneyland

| Posted 08.08.2011 | Entertainment

Those who were actually inside Disneyland on the night of Aug. 6, 1970 recall gaping at those 150 riot police that suddenly appeared along Main Street, U.S.A., their billy clubs at the ready.

Disney's D23 EXPO: Fans Scream And Cash Registers Ring

| Posted 08.22.2011 | Entertainment

If you're thinking about coming out on Sunday to catch the very last day of the Walt Disney Company's version of ComicCon, my advice is to bring along your wallet as well as some earplugs. Because it can get pretty pricey & noisy around here.