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Friday Morning Linkage

One hotel bar D-list celebrity clusterfuck opens, another one delayed, as the Thompson Beverly Hills looks unlikely to meet its Fall 2006 opening date.
·Defamer Party Report: The Stone Rose Opening [Defamer]
·2006 is not the Year of the Pomeranc [Hotelchatter]

Six Flags will be six less. The theme park will be closing six of its properties, including Magic Mountain in Valencia. And what is to become of Looney Tunes Lodge, Pepé Le Pew's Tea Party, and Yosemite Sam's Flight School? Speculation has already begun on a real estate sale and/or housing conversions.
·Good-bye Magic Mountain? Six Flags puts six parks up for sale or closure [Theme Park Insider Via LA Observed]

If you missed KPCC's Living on Earth this week, you missed a report on the LA River and efforts to revitalize it. The transcript is now available online, as FOLAR, Councilman Ed Reyes, and oldtimers reminisce with a pastoral nostalgia for their swims in a "marshy and green" river. Ick.
·Remaking the Los Angeles River [Living on Earth]