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California’s Great America

Menlo Park Connoisseurs’ Marketplace (credit: Miramar Events)

Bay Area July Events Not To Be Missed

The sun is out & summer is in full swing. With this list of July events, we’re sure there’s something to do for everyone!

07/04/2014

Gold Striker roller coaster at Great America theme park. (CBS)

New Great America Coaster Reopens After Fixing Noise Issues

California’s Great America theme park reopened its newest roller coaster in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend, after noise complaints from a nearby building forced the park to make modifications.

07/04/2013

Gold Striker roller coaster at Great America theme park. (CBS)

Great America Silences New Roller Coaster Over Excessive Noise

Great America has voluntarily shut down its newest roller coaster, Gold Striker, because the ride has exceeded noise limits.

07/03/2013

Photo Credit: Happy Hollow Park & Zoo/Facebook

Best Spots to Spend A Summer Day With Your Family In South Bay

As the mercury rises and the days get longer, opportunities to spend a day with the family in South Bay abound. Enjoy great indoor and outdoor options for family summer fun from furry critters to a day at the ballpark. Pack up the car, the kids and the sunscreen and head out for a summer-day adventure the whole family will love.

07/13/2012

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Best Waterparks And Pools In The Bay Area

Summer is here and that means water lovers and thrill seekers alike are hitting the water parks and pools in the Bay Area. Get the most splash for your cash at these great water parks, and dive into the season’s most playful and refreshing way to stay cool and have fun.

06/08/2012

California's Great America

SF Group To Buy Great America Amusement Park; 49ers Stadium Plan To Benefit

The San Francisco-based real estate investment firm will partner with the 49ers to integrate the theme park with the team’s new planned stadium in Santa Clara.

09/19/2011

California's Great America

Great America Sued Over Homophobic Slur On Photo

Two men are suing Great America amusement park in Santa Clara after they claimed employees posted a photograph of them with a caption labeling them with a homophobic slur.

CBS San Francisco–08/09/2011

Hilton Santa Clara (Hilton Hotels and Resorts Global Media Center)

Hotels Packed To The Gills In Santa Clara

Business is booming at the eight hotels around the Great America theme park in Santa Clara. For the second straight year, June hotel occupancy rates in the county have topped 80 percent.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/13/2011

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