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Cast of Amazing Race (credit: Robert Voets/CBS)

The Amazing Race Casting Call

CBS is holding an open Casting Call on Sunday, August 10 at California’s Great America in Santa Clara for the next season of The Amazing Race…

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/16/2014

Great America (credit: Randy Yagi)

Great America To Hire Over 1,000 Workers, Many For 49ers Pre-Game Pavilion At Levi’s Stadium

Great America is looking to hire people for San Francisco 49ers pregame events at adjacent Levi’s Stadium.

07/15/2014

Eddie Murphy (credit: David Livingston/Getty Images)

‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Sequel Being Shot In Detroit

Will Axel Foley return to Santa Clara? Probably not. But he will film in Detroit…

06/26/2014

Over 500 kids battling cancer had a day of fun at Great America in part of the Courageous Kids Day. (CBS)

Over 500 Kids Battling Cancer Enjoy Day Of Fun At Great America

More than 500 kids battling cancer got a chance to just have some fun Sunday at a Bay Area amusement park.

05/11/2014

Great America (credit: Randy Yagi)

The Peninsula’s Best Attractions For Kids

The San Francisco Peninsula’s best attractions for kids include CuriOdyssey, Great America, Hiller Aviation Museum, Lemos Farm and Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo.

03/15/2014

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

Architect Once Envisioned Massive Coasters On Golden Gate, Bay Bridges

The decade of the depression was not without whimsy, and one of the most fantastic ideas of the 1930s was a scheme to dramatically alter the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. The state archive holds blue prints for turning both spans into wild rides.

11/22/2013

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

California's Great America

2 Bay Area Theme Parks To Hire Thousands For Upcoming Season

Nearly 3,000 jobs will open at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo and Great America in Santa Clara over the coming months as both start hiring this weekend for the season that begins in March.

01/23/2013

A model for the planned new stadium of the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara. (AP)

Santa Clara 49ers Stadium Plan Gets Another Boost

The City Attorney has ruled that the approved loan cannot be put before voters.

01/15/2012

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