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January 11, 2013 |
The financially strapped Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission has failed to pay $500,000 in rent to the state of California. The board of the California Science Center, which owns the land where the Coliseum sits, has asked the state attorney general's office to assess its legal options, Jeffrey Rudolph, the center's president, said Friday. The Coliseum is in deep financial difficulty. Officials there said this week that they may not have enough money to pay employees by the end of March.
November 22, 2012 |
There's art to the gift of giving. Some folks have mastered it; others not so much. It starts with a good eye and an understanding of your own budget. Worried that you might not have what it takes? Not to fret, we're making things easy this season. From reliable stocking stuffers to hard-to-find items, we've got gifts for everyone on your list. Here are more than 100 gift ideas for under $100. $5 and under Charles and Ray Eames top This wooden top bears a design from Southern California designers Charles and Ray Eames' 1961 exhibit, "Mathematica: A World of Numbers ... & Beyond," on display at the New York Hall of Sciences in Queens.
October 20, 2012 |
Granted, moving Atlantis, the last of the retired space shuttles, won't be as difficult as Endeavour's recent, and tortuous, trip through Los Angeles. That journey required the chopping down of hundreds of trees - and Endeavour arrived 16 hours behind schedule Still, moving Atlantis 9.8 miles will be no piece of cake. “You're talking about 165,000 pounds, a national treasure, a priceless artifact.... No pressure," said Tim Macy, director of project development and construction for Delaware North Cos., which operates the Kennedy Space Center visitors complex in Florida.
October 16, 2012
Re "Shuttle crawls obstacle course," Oct. 14 Thank you for your coverage of the space shuttle Endeavour's final journey. The photos were inspiring, and you can see that the shuttle is a bit scarred from its travels but handsome just the same. She deserves the attention after her service to our country. Thanks to Los Angeles for providing a home for this veteran. Christine Chamness Appleton, Wis. I was among the thousands who attended the Endeavour ceremony at the Forum in Inglewood, and was at the corner of Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards to witness this historic mission.
October 15, 2012 |
Like a Dodgers fan showing up in the top of the fourth inning, Endeavour arrived noticeably late to Sunday's big party at the California Science Center in Exposition Park, delayed by the notorious unpredictability of using surface streets to get from one side of Los Angeles to the other. In that sense, the retired space shuttle seemed to confirm a familiar stereotype, but in other ways its trip across the city - and our collective excitement in seeing it live - efficiently demolished a series of myths about Los Angeles.
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October 14, 2012 |
It was built for orbital speeds approaching five miles per second, but space shuttle Endeavour took its own sweet time Sunday as it wheeled triumphantly onto the grounds of its new home, the California Science Center. "Mission 26 - mission accomplished," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced, amid the cheers of thousands of spectators. Before it was retired by NASA, the spacecraft had logged 25 flight missions. However, its final journey was slowed by unexpected maintenance issues and last-minute maneuvers to avoid obstacles like trees and utility poles.