October 16, 2013 |
In an acquisition that will make it the largest auto parts seller in North America, Advance Auto Parts said Wednesday that it would pay $2 billion to buy General Parts International Inc., which owns the Carquest brand. Advance Auto Parts , based in Roanoke, Va., said in a statement that the combination of the two firms will result in annual savings and revenue improvements of $160 million within three years of closing the deal. "This transformational transaction provides a compelling strategic opportunity for Advance to expand our geographic presence and commercial capabilities to better serve customers," Advance Auto Parts Chief Executive Darren Jackson said. Advance Auto Parts will now pick up General Parts International's 1,246 company-operated stores, in addition to 1,418 independently operated Carquest stores.
October 7, 2012
Re "Shuttle boosters feeling jettisoned," Oct. 4 I am saddened to hear that Los Angeles is not celebrating the space shuttle Endeavour's journey to the California Science Center on city streets with a parade. If the shuttle's flyover last month wasn't indication enough, this is a major event for the city. Throngs of Southern Californians came together to celebrate human achievement and wonder. This time, however, the public is being asked to stay at home. What a disgrace.
May 26, 2011
The first major production filmed entirely in Saudi Arabia, "Arabia 3D" explores the extraordinary 2,000-year history of Arabia through the eyes of three contemporary citizens. The film features a mix of scenes from modern-day Arabian life and historical re-creations and is narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren. California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive. Fri.-June 30. 10:30 a.m. and 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. $8.25. http://www.californiasciencecenter.org
July 1, 2010
'Mummies of the World' Where: California Science Center in Exposition Park, two blocks west of the Harbor Freeway at the Exposition Boulevard exit When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Nov. 28 Price: Adults $19.50, teens and seniors $16.50, children 4-12 $12.50, children younger than 3 free (Discounts for museum members) Info: Advance reservations highly recommended; can be made online at http://www.californiasciencecenter.org or by calling (323) SCIENCE
December 7, 1999 |
Rebuffed by operators of the only Imax theater in central Los Angeles, Disney is taking the extraordinary step of building a temporary theater to showcase its first Imax feature, "Fantasia/2000." The new theater, a steel and fiberglass tent constructed at a cost approaching $4 million, will open New Year's Day in West Los Angeles, off the 405 Freeway near Howard Hughes Parkway.
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June 1, 2013 |
A submarine piloted by director James Cameron for a solo dive to the deepest place in the oceans was preparing Saturday for a cross-country journey to its permanent home in Massachusetts. Cameron, director of blockbusters like "Avatar" and "Titanic," piloted the Deepsea Challenger on a dive 35,787 feet under the water in the Mariana Trench's Challenger Deep in the Pacific Ocean southwest of Guam in March 2012. He also helped to design the torpedo-shaped vessel. Cameron was the third person to reach the depth and the first to do it alone.
March 13, 2003
In response to your article "March Right In," (March 6): The California Science Center in Exposition Park is free every day and has been since it opened in 1998. More than 7 million visitors have enjoyed the Science Center free of charge and we pride ourselves on remaining accessible to all, regardless of their budget. Jeffrey N. Rudolph Los Angeles Rudolph is president and chief executive of California Science Center. Your readers might like to know that the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History's very popular free admission policy has been in place since October.
March 4, 2004 |
Everybody wants to celebrate Dr. Seuss. The Seussentennial Imagination Tour, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Dr. Seuss creator Ted Geisel's birth, arrives in the Los Angeles area this weekend. Five local performances by the New York-based Irondale Ensemble Project -- at the Children's Museum at La Habra, Pasadena Public Library and California Science Center -- are sold out. And it's no wonder, says Jim Niesen, Irondale's artistic director.
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September 18, 2012 |
The California Science Center received final approval Monday to chop down 265 trees to make room for the space shuttle Endeavour as it rolls through the streets of Los Angeles. To garner residents' support, the center sweetened the deal at the last minute and agreed to replant four times as many trees, repair additional sidewalks, and offer scholarships and job training. "While we sincerely regret the loss of many majestic trees which have aided this community for decades, what we accomplished through this agreement is a greener South L.A. for the health of our community, as well as educational opportunities at the Science Center for generations to come," said a statement released through the Neighborhood Council groups' attorney, Gideon Kracov.