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August 22, 2000 | E. SCOTT RECKARD
Working as a Disneyland magician in the late 1960s taught Bob Rogers show business: Perform a trick (the show), then sell the trick (the business). He later designed attractions at Disney World and Knott's Berry Farm, and his company's current projects include the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and a Woody Woodpecker attraction for Universal Studios Osaka. Rogers has become a bit of a specialist on the show business of theme parks, the design and the story line behind attractions.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1990 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council gave the go-ahead Friday for a $650-million development project bordering the Harbor Freeway, despite protests from some council members that it will add congestion to already overburdened freeways.
NEWS
January 20, 2001 | From Associated Press
A day before what they hope will be the biggest display of inaugural dissent in almost 30 years, seven activist groups declared today a nonviolent "day of resistance" against the "illegitimate" presidency of George W. Bush. The demonstrators said Friday that, despite their diverse agendas, they are uniting to demand an overhaul of the electoral system. This came only hours after protesters failed to persuade a federal judge to relax inauguration security arrangements.
BUSINESS
June 1, 2005 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Financially troubled Danish toy maker Lego Holding is about to sell four of the biggest bricks in its empire -- its Legoland theme parks. Blackstone Group, a New York-based private equity firm, is close to an agreement to buy Lego's family entertainment parks, including one in Carlsbad in San Diego County. The deal would be valued at about $461 million, according to sources close to the deal cited by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.
NEWS
June 19, 1994 | SCOTT COLLINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The eight-year tug-of-war over historic preservation in the Miracle Mile South area has taken an unexpected turn in recent weeks: One group of bureaucrats has accused another of missing a key procedural deadline--by seven years. The snag means the effort to designate the neighborhood a "historic preservation overlay zone," or HPOZ, to protect older and architecturally significant buildings has been delayed indefinitely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1990 | BILL BOYARSKY
Despite their vows as born-again environmentalists, Mayor Tom Bradley and the Los Angeles City Council just can't resist huge construction projects. The last big one was Porter Ranch, where 10-story office buildings, a shopping center, a hotel and 3,395 dwellings will be built in the Santa Susana foothills in the far northern San Fernando Valley. Now, City Council committees have approved a project that will really have commuters fuming--Metropolis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1999 | STEVE HARVEY
Mark this down on your calendar (though I'm not sure where): This week's Wednesday Morning Club luncheon featuring Rep. James Rogan (R-Glendale) will be held Friday, of all days. If you can't make that, the Wednesday Morning Club's next event will be Thursday, Dec. 9. Which I guess makes as much sense as holding the Hollywood Christmas Parade in November. IF YOU THINK JANUARY IS LONG NOW . . .
NEWS
July 30, 1995 | MELANIE BURNEY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When New Jersey opened an aquarium in 1992, it looked like something dreamed up by a comedian: The fish were brown. Three years later, with attendance lagging, the New Jersey State Aquarium is trying to lure visitors by livening up the place with $4 million in improvements, including the introduction of brightly colored tropical fish. Electric blue chromides, yellow royal gramma and red cardinals now dip and dive where once only home-grown brown and gray flounder, cod and mackerel swam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1989 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City planning officials, saying they made a mistake three years ago, Thursday rejected a proposed housing project and took the first step toward preventing future development in a Sepulveda neighborhood where residents raise horses and other livestock. The Los Angeles Planning Commission voted unanimously to turn down a proposal by developer Jeffrey Kamen of Sherman Oaks, who wanted to replace one home on a 1.47-acre lot in the 9600 block of Lemona Avenue with 10 new houses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
Jehovah's Witnesses leaders who want to sell a landmark Woodland Hills auditorium to an apartment developer were angered Thursday when Los Angeles city planners admitted that they made a mistake in drawing a zoning map for the site--but refused to correct the error. Church officials said it may take up to a year to petition the City Council to remedy the confusion. They complained that by then their deal to sell the property and move to a larger meeting site in the Santa Clarita Valley may have fallen through.
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