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March 1, 2011 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
A judge on Tuesday ordered the state of Wisconsin to reopen the Capitol building ? which has been in a virtual lockdown since Monday morning ? but union supporters have not yet been able to reenter the building to resume their protests against plans to severely curtail their bargaining rights. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Daniel R. Moeser issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday morning requiring the building to be opened to the public. But state officials have continued to allow only a limited number of people into the building.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
In case you've been lost at sea and starved of Instagram, Twitter and potable drinking water for the last six months, the Arcade Fire have a new album out Tuesday called "Reflektor. " A few years in the making and mostly produced by the band with James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem, DFA) and longtime collaborator Markus Dravs, the album is the first from the Grammy Award-winning, Montreal-based band since it snagged the album of the year award for its 2010 record, “The Suburbs.” Recently Arcade Fire has been popping up in various cities - and "Saturday Night Live" and "The Colbert Report" - to market its release, and as part of the rollout the band had announced a Tuesday, Oct. 29, L.A. gig at an undisclosed location in conjunction with the MTV Iggy and Intel "The Music Experiment 2.0. " That undisclosed location, Pop & Hiss has learned, will be outside of Capitol Records building in Hollywood.  No tickets are for sale to the show.
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OPINION
September 25, 1994
President Clinton calls the White House "the people's house." Going further, we could call the Capitol building "the lobbyists' house." ROBERT L. McREYNOLDS Arroyo Grande
NATIONAL
October 4, 2013 | By Richard Simon and Tina Susman
WASHINGTON -- As lawmakers on Friday praised the actions of the Capitol police, authorities were still trying to determine what prompted a woman to lead police on a car chase through the nation's capital, ending with her fatal shooting outside the Capitol building. Police say Miriam Carey, 34, drove up against a barricade at the White House on Thursday and then sped to Capitol Hill before being shot to death. Her 1-year-old daughter was in the car with her but was not harmed. Capitol police said the girl was in protective custody.
NEWS
November 6, 1987 | United Press International
Emergency crews Thursday forced fresh air through a state Capitol building to clear out toxic sulfuric acid fumes that injured four employees and caused about 500 others to evacuate their offices. Employees vacated the Will Rogers Building for about three hours before being allowed back into their offices at about noon. The fumes came from overheated batteries used as backup power for a computer system, officials said.
TRAVEL
May 14, 2000
Following protests from tour operators, Congress' Capitol Guide Board modified a decision announced earlier this year and agreed to keep the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., open to tourists until 8 p.m. daily through June 16. Then the closing time will be 6 p.m. through Aug. 31. The board's earlier action to close at 6 p.m. March 1 through Aug. 31, based on security and other concerns, had reversed a 3-year-old practice of keeping the building open to 8 p.m. during that period.
TRAVEL
March 26, 2000
Reversing a 3-year-old practice, the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., is being closed to tourists at 6 p.m. rather than 8 p.m. this year. The National Tour Assn. Inc., which represents more than 600 tour operators in the U.S., has protested the new hours. Ted Daniel, director of visitor services for the Capitol, said Congress' Capitol Guide Board made the change based on "available personnel, visitation and security and safety needs." He said the 6-to-8-p.m.
NEWS
February 17, 2012 | By Richard A. Serrano
An immigrant from Morocco armed with an automatic weapon and wearing what he thought was a suicide vest packed with explosives was arrested near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington by FBI agents who had been closely monitoring him in an undercover sting operation, officials announced Friday. Amine El Khalifi, 29, who allegedly had overstayed his visa after first arriving in the U.S. when he was 16, was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against government property.
HEALTH
February 17, 2012 | By Richard A. Serrano
An immigrant from Morocco armed with a jammed automatic weapon and wearing a suicide vest packed with what he thought were explosives was arrested Friday near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, officials announced. Amine El Khalifi, 29, who allegedly had overstayed his visa after arriving in the U.S. when he was 16, was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against government property. FBI agents had been closely monitoring him for more than a year in an undercover sting operation.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2012 | By Sharon Mizota
Best known for an artwork commissioned (and later confiscated) by the Dutch intelligence agency, Jill Magid brings her fascination with infiltration to L.A. for the first time in an elegant installation at Honor Fraser. It examines the case of Fausto Cardenas, a young man arrested in 2010 for firing six shots into the air - randomly, it seems - on the steps of the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Magid happened to see the shooting, and quickly became part of the narrative, appearing as an eyewitness on the news and following the case obsessively.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
The Los Angeles City Council approved a plan Wednesday that would radically alter the Hollywood skyline despite warnings from state officials that the project site may lie on a major earthquake fault line. The 13-0 vote in favor of the Hollywood Millennium project allows New York-based developer Millennium Partners to build two skyscrapers and more than 1 million square feet of office, hotel and retail space on several vacant parking lots surrounding the iconic Capitol Records building.
NEWS
July 24, 2013 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
The Hollywood Millennium project, which will plant two massive skyscrapers in the heart of Hollywood, got a green light from the L.A. City Council on Wednesday , reports The Times' Kate Linthicum. The news surely came as a disappointment to opponents who've worried that the buildings would sit too close to a fault line and that their tenants and visitors would clog traffic . Some have also fretted that the Millennium skyscrapers would trump the Capitol Records building. “The proposal includes more than four acres of high-rise luxury condos, offices, bars, boutique hotel rooms, restaurants and a vast fitness center, all encased in private towers so tall they will dwarf its centerpiece, the Capitol Records building,” Laurie Becklund wrote in an Op-Ed arguing against the project in March.
BUSINESS
April 1, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- California businesses and other special interests quickly learn that playing politics in the ornate chambers of California's Capitol building is more like a barroom brawl than a civics lesson about how bills become laws. Most days, businesses large and small dispatch squads of hired-gun lobbyists to vie for lawmakers' attention and votes. And that lobbying doesn't come cheaply. Last year special interests reported spending $277.5 million on such advocacy, according to the Secretary of State's office.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2013 | By David Ng
President Obama took time out of his schedule Wednesday to help unveil a new statue of civil rights activist Rosa Parks at the Capitol building in Washington. Parks, who died in 2005, is the first black woman to be honored with a life-size likeness in the Capitol's Statuary Hall. The bronze statue, by Robert Firmin and Eugene Daub, depicts Parks seated with her hands on her lap holding a purse. In 1955, Parks refused to move from her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Ala. Her subsequent arrest turned her into a symbol for the civil rights movement.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2012 | By Sharon Mizota
Best known for an artwork commissioned (and later confiscated) by the Dutch intelligence agency, Jill Magid brings her fascination with infiltration to L.A. for the first time in an elegant installation at Honor Fraser. It examines the case of Fausto Cardenas, a young man arrested in 2010 for firing six shots into the air - randomly, it seems - on the steps of the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Magid happened to see the shooting, and quickly became part of the narrative, appearing as an eyewitness on the news and following the case obsessively.
NEWS
February 17, 2012 | By Richard A. Serrano
An immigrant from Morocco armed with an automatic weapon and wearing what he thought was a suicide vest packed with explosives was arrested near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington by FBI agents who had been closely monitoring him in an undercover sting operation, officials announced Friday. Amine El Khalifi, 29, who allegedly had overstayed his visa after first arriving in the U.S. when he was 16, was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against government property.
BUSINESS
April 1, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- California businesses and other special interests quickly learn that playing politics in the ornate chambers of California's Capitol building is more like a barroom brawl than a civics lesson about how bills become laws. Most days, businesses large and small dispatch squads of hired-gun lobbyists to vie for lawmakers' attention and votes. And that lobbying doesn't come cheaply. Last year special interests reported spending $277.5 million on such advocacy, according to the Secretary of State's office.
NATIONAL
October 4, 2013 | By Richard Simon and Tina Susman
WASHINGTON -- As lawmakers on Friday praised the actions of the Capitol police, authorities were still trying to determine what prompted a woman to lead police on a car chase through the nation's capital, ending with her fatal shooting outside the Capitol building. Police say Miriam Carey, 34, drove up against a barricade at the White House on Thursday and then sped to Capitol Hill before being shot to death. Her 1-year-old daughter was in the car with her but was not harmed. Capitol police said the girl was in protective custody.
HEALTH
February 17, 2012 | By Richard A. Serrano
An immigrant from Morocco armed with a jammed automatic weapon and wearing a suicide vest packed with what he thought were explosives was arrested Friday near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, officials announced. Amine El Khalifi, 29, who allegedly had overstayed his visa after arriving in the U.S. when he was 16, was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against government property. FBI agents had been closely monitoring him for more than a year in an undercover sting operation.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2011 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times
When it opened in 1956, the Capitol Records building was surrounded mostly by surface parking lots, making it easy to spot from the nearby — and brand-new — Hollywood Freeway. The cylindrical design for the building, by Welton Becket and a young architect in Becket's office, Louis Naidorf, played beautifully to its mobile audience and that wide-open urban landscape. The result was a 13-story tower with the confidence and allure of a major skyscraper. Hollywood has changed a great deal in the intervening years: Along with a stretch of subway and a more crowded skyline, it has acquired a freshly scrubbed civic reputation.
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