CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2014 |
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.
April 3, 2014 |
Imax 3-D documentary "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" shines a spotlight on one of the earliest primates that coexisted with dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. Although extinct in their native Africa, hundreds of lemur species have adopted Madagascar as home. But these wandering spirits are hardly thriving, as 90% of the forest has been torched since humans set foot on the island some two millennia ago. The film highlights the few species taking refuge in the Ranomafana National Park and the preservation efforts shepherded by Patricia C. Wright, anthropology professor at Stony Brook University in New York.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2013 |
Tens of thousands of spectators crowded sidewalks and rooftops last October as the space shuttle Endeavour crawled across the streets of Los Angeles and Inglewood, an overwhelming welcome home for the retired spacecraft. Two weeks later, when the California Science Center opened the shuttle to public view, attendance at the Exposition Park museum surged. In just a few months, more than 1 million people visited the Science Center, which had averaged roughly 1.6 million visitors per year prior to the shuttle's arrival.