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October 4, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein and Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
The space shuttle Endeavour. Brought to you by Toyota? Next week, when NASA's recently retired shuttle makes the last leg of its long journey from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the California Science Center in Exposition Park, it will be hauled part of the way by a Toyota Tundra truck. It's a scene that seems made for a Toyota commercial. And it may well end up in one. Photos: Space shuttle Endeavour The carmaker plans to film the truck as it tows the massive shuttle across the 405 Freeway on West Manchester Boulevard.
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September 6, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO - State lawmakers on Friday sent the governor a bill that would give some child-abuse victims more time to sue employers whose workers are molesters. Other bills winning final legislative approval included one to stiffen penalties against paparazzi who harass the children of celebrities and public officials. The sex-abuse bill, which is opposed by the Catholic Church, would allow some child-abuse victims more time to file lawsuits against private and nonprofit institutions, such as the Boy Scouts and parochial schools, but would not apply to public schools.
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October 4, 2012 | By Angel Jennings and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa touted it as "the mother of all parades" - a historic celebration in a part of Los Angeles that doesn't get much fanfare. Over two days, on the major thoroughfares of Westchester, Inglewood and South Los Angeles, space shuttle Endeavour would slowly make its way from LAX to its new home at the California Science Center. Community activists planned events, residents said they would line the streets and local businesses organized viewing parties. But that excitement has turned to anger as officials clamped down on security and significantly reduced public access to the shuttle route.
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September 16, 2012 | By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times
A diva requires special handling and an entourage. Whatever the stage, the space shuttle Endeavour gets both. A constellation of engineers and assembly line workers designed and built the shuttle in Southern California. A universe of scientists hurled it into space on 25 missions. And in the coming weeks, after Endeavour is flown from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Los Angeles, a cast of hundreds of engineers, police officers and utility and construction workers will ferry the shuttle over city streets to the California Science Center, where it will be permanently displayed.
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September 3, 2012 | By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times
Space shuttle Endeavour's final 12-mile journey through the streets of South Los Angeles already promises to be a meticulously planned spectacle: a two-day parade, an overnight slumber party in Inglewood and enough hoopla to create a giant traffic mess. But for some residents in South L.A., the excitement of the shuttle rumbling through their neighborhoods quickly faded when they learned that 400 trees will be chopped down to make room for the behemoth. The California Science Center - Endeavour's final home - has agreed to replant twice as many trees along the route from the shuttle's docking place at Los Angeles International Airport to Exposition Park.
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August 26, 2012 | By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
A NASA advance team took to the skies above Los Angeles on Saturday in preparation for next month's scheduled arrival of the space shuttle Endeavour. Two NASA jets, a T-38 trainer and an F-18 Hornet, circled low across the Southland for several hours, scouting possible routes - and backdrops - for a scenic flyover by Endeavor before its Sept. 20 touchdown in Los Angeles, officials said. NASA awarded the retired orbiter last year to the California Science Center in Exposition Park, where it will be put on permanent display.
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June 1, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
A trustee of the California Science Center's fundraising arm on Saturday said his organization is considering legal action to block a deal that would give control of the museum's parking to USC, part of a larger pact that would turn over management of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to the private university. A state lawmaker also warned at a public hearing on the 98-year deal that he would push for legislation to overturn the lease agreement if it hurt nearby public museums. The California Science Center is the stadium's landlord, and its board of directors is scheduled to vote on the agreement Wednesday.
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April 20, 2010 | By Seema Mehta and Tom Hamburger, Los Angeles Times
In a foray that underscored the tough reelection battle facing Sen. Barbara Boxer, President Obama visited Los Angeles on Monday for a set of fundraisers expected to raise nearly $3.5 million for the three-term senator and the Democratic National Committee. Obama mixed support for Boxer with a defense of his own leadership, arguing that while there would be "some hard days ahead" for the nation, signs of progress abound: the economy is expanding, businesses have begun hiring and tax revenue is edging up. "Here's the main message I have for all of you — change is coming, change has come," Obama told guests at a reception at the California Science Center in Exposition Park.
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March 30, 2014 | By Angel Jennings
In the name of civic progress, the Crenshaw corridor has lost a lot of trees. First, to clear the way for the space shuttle Endeavour's trek to the California Science Center, 71 mature magnolias and pines were chopped down in 2012 along an almost two-mile stretch in South Los Angeles. Now, with the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX subway line, residents are bracing for more. About 175 trees - a third of those remaining - are expected to be cut down along Crenshaw Boulevard during the light-rail project, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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October 12, 2013 | By Kate Mather
The space shuttle Endeavour arrived at the California Science Center nearly one year ago, and the Exposition Park museum is throwing its crown jewel quite the anniversary party. Saturday marks the second day of "Endeavour Fest," a three-day event featuring astronaut presentations, film screenings and other displays related to science and engineering. The museum will also have on display the SpaceX Dragon -- the first commercial spacecraft to make a successful delivery to the International Space Station -- and the capsule and pressurized suit Felix Baumgartner used when making his recent record-breaking leap from the stratosphere.
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