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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

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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

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

Santa Clara Officials Set To Vote On 49ers Stadium Parking Deal

Santa Clara officials are set to vote on a deal over parking for the planned $1 billion 49ers stadium in the city.

01/07/2012

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

49ers Show Off Plans For $937 Million Santa Clara Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers still don’t know whether they will have the financing to build a new stadium in Santa Clara but were optimistic enough to unveil plans for one Tuesday.

09/27/2011

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49ers Stadium Opponents Not Keen Over Proposed Great America Sale

The proposed sale of California’s Great America theme park to a San Francisco real estate investment firm is not going over well with opponents of a proposed San Francisco 49ers stadium in Santa Clara.

09/20/2011

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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

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