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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1990
The Sierra Club has settled a 1 1/2-year-old lawsuit that sought to block construction of a controversial arts center in the Sepulveda Basin in Encino. Friday's out-of-court agreement with federal officials mandates that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which owns the flood control basin and leases it to the city of Los Angeles for parkland and other uses, will consider locating the envisioned Arts Park L.A. outside the basin.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1989
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded $60,000 to the Cultural Foundation, a San Fernando Valley group that is trying to build a cultural center in the Sepulveda Basin. The grant will help pay for a design competition that will provide architectural plans for the center by early summer, officials said. The Cultural Foundation envisions an "Arts Park L.A."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 1989
Budd Friedman, co-owner of the well-known Improv comedy clubs, will host an evening of stand-up comedy to benefit the San Fernando Valley Cultural Foundation and its proposed Arts Park L.A. cultural center. Friedman will emcee three shows tonight in the cafeteria of the Blue Cross of California building in Woodland Hills. Several Improv regulars are scheduled to perform.
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August 21, 1992 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Cultural Foundation knows it has a battle on its hands. For more than a decade, this group of San Fernando Valley business and community leaders has hoped to build a cultural complex along the northern edge of the Sepulveda Basin. The members envision sparkling theaters and galleries that would attract world-class art. Their quest has met with opposition. The Sierra Club went to federal court in a move that slowed the project.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1992 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The opening of a Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History facility in Burbank, announced earlier this week, would not preclude a similar satellite from being built in the Sepulveda Basin as part of a proposed arts center, a museum official said. Initial designs for the envisioned Arts Park LA show the museum being housed in a modern, wing-shaped building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1987 | DOUG SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Doris (Dodo) Meyer, longtime administrative assistant to Mayor Tom Bradley, has been elected chairman of the board of the San Fernando Valley Cultural Foundation. Meyer replaced Byron C. Campbell, former president and publisher of the Daily News, a spokeswoman for the foundation said Friday. Campbell had been expected to leave the post since resigning from the Valley-based newspaper in March.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1985
NEWLY PLAYING: Embassy Theatre--851 S. Grand Ave. Reopened May 31, 1984. Theater size: 1,632 seats. Renovation cost: $1 million. Primarily for music, opera and dance. Theater unlikely but possible. Henry Fonda Theatre--6126 Hollywood Blvd. Opened February, 1985. Theater size: 863 seats. Renovation cost: $1.2 million. Hollywood Playhouse & Cafe--1445 N. Las Palmas Ave. Opened February, 1985. Theater size: 240 seats. Renovation cost: about $500,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1990
Louis Foster, one of the San Fernando Valley's wealthiest businessmen, has donated $100,000 to the Cultural Foundation, a private group that is trying to build an arts complex in the Sepulveda Basin. The donation comes in the form of a matching gift, meaning that the foundation must raise an additional $100,000 by March 9 to receive the money. Foundation officials say they are well on the way to meeting that requirement.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 1991 | DAVID WHARTON
The Cultural Foundation, a private group that hopes to build an arts center in Sepulveda Basin, has appointed five new members to its board of directors, bringing the total to 28 members. Perhaps the best known of the newcomers is Rafer Johnson, the 1960 Olympic gold medalist who also lit the Olympic torch to begin the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.
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