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February 11, 2010 | By Carla Rivera
A plan to finance the rebuilding of Garfield High School's historic auditorium won approval from the Board of Education on Tuesday, improving the chances that the fire-damaged building in East Los Angeles might once again become a center of activity for students and the community. If and when the project comes to fruition, Garfield would gain a new auditorium featuring a cutting-edge theater facility as well as a new, more functional administration building with improved classroom and laboratory space.
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March 20, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Four of the candidates vying to replace Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will face off this evening in the first major debate of the campaign. Scheduled to participate are former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver, former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl, West Hollywood Councilman John Duran and former Malibu Mayor Pamela Conley Ulich. Yaroslavsky, who is leaving office after two decades, represents neighborhoods with some of the county's highest voter participation rates -- a district stretching from Santa Monica and Beverly Hills into the San Fernando Valley.  The event, starting at 7:30 at UCLA, is jointly sponsored by the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and radio station KCRW-FM (89.9)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2008 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
The 17-year-old boy who set fire to Garfield High School's auditorium was sentenced to six months in juvenile camp and ordered to pay partial restitution, authorities said. The youth, who was not named because he is a minor, will also be placed on probation and ordered to stay away from the school as part of Wednesday's conviction and sentencing. The freshman set fire to the auditorium May 20. The blaze caused $30 million in damage. Built in 1925, the auditorium was an East Los Angeles landmark.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2013 | By Martha Groves
In the summer of 1958, Santa Monica inaugurated its dazzling concrete, glass and steel Civic Auditorium, an emblem of the mid-century modern International Style then popular throughout the world. Two blocks from the ocean, the Civic played host to the Academy Awards through much of the 1960s. Comedians Bill Cosby and Bob Hope performed there, and the exiled Dalai Lama led a "Wheel of Time" initiation ceremony for thousands of Buddhists in 1989. The 3,000-seat venue became a musical mecca for artists as varied as Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, the Village People, Dave Brubeck, Laura Nyro, Ella Fitzgerald, Prince and Bob Dylan.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2008 | From a Times staff writer
The auditorium of the Mark Taper Forum, closed for major renovation, will be named the Amelia Taper Auditorium when the theater reopens in the fall of 2008, as a result of a $2-million gift from the S. Mark Taper Foundation, it was announced today by the Music Center and Center Theatre Group. The auditorium will be named for the wife of philanthropist and business leader S. Mark Taper, whose gift in 1962 made the 745-seat theater possible and for whom the landmark venue is named.
NEWS
September 19, 2009
Dodgers-Giants rivalry: An article in Friday's Sports section on the rivalry between the Dodgers and Giants said a discussion of the rivalry would take place at the Glendale Central Library auditorium on Monday at 7 p.m. The discussion will be at the Burbank Central Library.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2013 | Ruben Vives and Kate Mather
A 35-year-old poll worker was shot at a polling station at a Watts elementary school Tuesday morning in an incident that police described as a "domestic dispute. " The shooting at 92nd Street Elementary School in the 9200 block of Grape Street occurred shortly before 9:40 a.m. LAPD Capt. Phillip Tingirides said the shooting was believed to have occurred during an argument outside the school's auditorium. The victim then ran into the polling place where he was working. He was taken to a local hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1987 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
The City of Thousand Oaks and the owner of the 20 acres where Jungleland once stood have rival plans for the land. But city officials promise that they won't let their own desires for the land prejudice their ruling on a development request by Asad Moravati, owner of the land at Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Conejo School Road, where the animal park stood for 40 years. Moravati wants to build a 244,000-square-foot shopping and office complex.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2000
In "In Thrall to the All-Powerful Patron" (Oct. 1), Mark Swed wrote that ". . . the theater once popularly known as Schoenberg Hall (although it never had an official name [italics mine]) was recently named Ostin Hall, after a much admired popular music recording executive, Mo Ostin, and his wife, Evelyn, donors to [UCLA's] performing arts programs." The auditorium did in fact have an official name: Arnold Schoenberg Hall. In a letter to my mother dated Feb. 10, 1955, Chancellor Raymond Allen stated: "It is with a great deal of personal pleasure that I inform you that at their meeting of Jan. 21 the Regents of the University of California officially named the auditorium in the new Music Building on the Los Angeles campus 'Arnold Schoenberg Hall,' in honor of your late husband."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1989
"We just sat there. Then we started talking. Then somebody started throwing papers and everybody was throwing papers at the subs and yelling. It was complete havoc. There were about 10 teachers for 600 kids. Then, everybody started ditching." --Eighth-grader Tom Guth, describing the atmosphere in the auditorium of Walter Reed Junior High in North Hollywood on the first day of the strike by Los Angeles teachers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2013 | Ruben Vives and Kate Mather
A 35-year-old poll worker was shot at a polling station at a Watts elementary school Tuesday morning in an incident that police described as a "domestic dispute. " The shooting at 92nd Street Elementary School in the 9200 block of Grape Street occurred shortly before 9:40 a.m. LAPD Capt. Phillip Tingirides said the shooting was believed to have occurred during an argument outside the school's auditorium. The victim then ran into the polling place where he was working. He was taken to a local hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2013 | By Brittany Levine, Los Angeles Times
The Glendale City Council took the first step toward banning a decades-old gun show at the Civic Auditorium, directing the city attorney to draft an ordinance that would permanently bar the sale of guns on city-owned property. Despite their desire for the ban, however, the majority of City Council members also agreed to allow a gun show already on the calendar for March, saying that they didn't want to create an immediate financial problem for the event's organizer. The decision angered more than 100 gun advocates who packed City Hall on Tuesday night to oppose any measure that would hinder the gun show, which has historically paid to use the Civic Auditorium across from Glendale Community College as its venue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2013 | By Brittany Levine, Los Angeles Times
Glendale is considering a measure that would ban guns shows from its civic auditorium. The City Council will discuss the issue Tuesday night. The council has several options, including canceling rental contracts with the Glendale Gun Show for coming events, banning all gun sales on city property outright, or allowing the show to operate through the rest of the year and then ban it, according to a city report. The next gun show at Glendale Civic Auditorium is scheduled for March.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2012 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
More pop music will be coming to the Shrine Auditorium. Goldenvoice, the concert promotion firm behind the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, will immediately assume control of all booking and operational aspects of the venue south of downtown L.A. and its adjacent Expo Hall, with plans underway for a multimillion-dollar renovation to take place throughout 2013. The Shrine Auditorium will continue to be owned by Al Malaikah Auditorium Co., an offshoot of the national fraternal organization most commonly known as the Shriners.
SPORTS
November 8, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
Boxing keeps turning up the volume on the hype. Apparently, if you sell it loudly, fewer will notice if it is lousy. Oscar De La Hoya, never lousy in the ring, was presenting a card of boxers at a media gathering the other day for a Saturday night show at Staples Center. It is a card headlined by little guys, bantamweights (118 pounds) and super bantamweights (122). "These are tremendous, tremendous fighters," said De La Hoya, champion of the double gushy adjective. They may turn out to be. But there will be those there Saturday night to watch Abner Mares versus Anselmo Moreno in the main event and Leo Santa Cruz versus Victor Zaleta in the semi-main who will remember when there was no question, when the little guys were kings in Los Angeles boxing.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2012 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly are taking their status as BFFs - best frenemies forever - to the next level early next month when they square off in a 90-minute, pay per-view event in the nation's capital. Dubbed "The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium," the face-to-face meeting Oct. 6 will be moderated by CNN anchor E.D. Hill and will be modeled after a mock presidential debate: 60 minutes of conversation between the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" and Fox's top-rated "The O'Reilly Factor," then 30 minutes of audience questions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1989
"It's hard to believe that 40 pounds of muchacho could cause $275,000 of damage, but there it is." --Los Angeles Police Detective Ben Lovato, after two boys--one 9 years old, the other 8--were arrested on suspicion of starting a fire that caused an estimated $275,000 damage to their Boyle Heights school, forcing officials to cram six classes into the auditorium and other temporary quarters.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2012 | By August Brown
Outside the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Friday, just before the Swedish producer/DJ Aviciiperformed the first of his three concerts this weekend, a guy passed out on the lawn.  The fellow looked to be in his mid-20s, buffed with protein-supplement shakes and so annihilated that he flitted around the front yard like a little fratty hummingbird searching for sugar water (or tequila). Three police officers chased him before he finally collapsed in a leaden pile right in front of several thousand people waiting in the ticketing line.  This obviously had nothing to do with Avicii or the venue (which wasn't even serving alcohol - go figure)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times
BET Awards executive producer Stephen Hill sat perched on a makeshift control board in the middle of the Shrine Auditorium on Thursday as production technicians readied the historic venue for the network's 12th annual awards show. The three-hour-plus production will air live on Sunday and feature performances by D'Angelo, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Usher, as well as a tribute to the late Whitney Houston led by her mother, Cissy Houston. One of many crucial questions: Hill needed to know exactly where a mirror ball would be hung for a planned Donna Summer tribute.
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