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Friday Talking Points -- D.C. Smoke-In History

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington D.C., deserves at least an honorable mention, for standing strong in the face of threats of jail time from House Republicans, for allowing the will of the voters (70 percent of them) to become law this week.

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

Jim Hill | Posted 10.08.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

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.

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

Jim Hill | Posted 10.05.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

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 1: When The Yippies Invaded Disneyland

Jim Hill | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

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.