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September 24, 1989
As a Westside homeowner who does live in close proximity to the Exposition rail corridor, I attended the public meeting held on the subject this past week. While it is true that the majority of those attending opposed the prospect of a light rail public transit system, there had to be some 30% or so who wanted to hear the other side. As it turned out, only "experts" who could lambaste fixed rail systems were invited. As for the politicians, Zev Yaroslavsky and Nate Holden played to the crowed, insisting that the citizens of Los Angeles County (this is under county jurisdiction, not city)
July 4, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Travelers who want to use the FlyAway bus service on their way to or from LAX now can be picked up and dropped off at the airport at the La Brea Avenue rail station, thanks to the expansion of service from Metro Rail's Exposition Line. FlyAway buse s bound for the airport leave La Brea Station every two hours between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.; the return trip leaves Terminal 1 every two hours between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Introductory one-way fares cost $6 each way, increasing by $1 in January.
February 25, 2011 | By Gary Goldstein
The clumsily shot and scripted "Now & Later" is a hollow concoction of sex, politics and endless chatter that's just a few camera angles short of hard-core porn. But, in truth, without its blunt ? and seemingly non-simulated ? array of sex scenes between international banker-on-the-lam Bill (James Wortham) and Angela (Shari Solanis), the free-spirited Nicaraguan nurse he hides out with for a little "Last Tango in Downtown L.A.," writer-director Philippe Diaz's film would be way more of a full-frontal bore.
May 11, 2013 | By Ben Welsh and Thomas Suh Lauder, Los Angeles Times
In 16 L.A. neighborhoods, crime reports are up significantly for the latest week, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Nine neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Mid-Wilshire (A) was the most unusual, recording 11 reports compared with a weekly average of 2.6 over the last three months. Exposition Park (J) topped the list of eight neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 29 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 17.4 over the last three months.
October 6, 2002 | JOHN RECHY, John Rechy is the author of 13 novels, including the forthcoming "The Life and Adventures of Lyle Clemens."
The three most often repeated "rules of writing," recited by rote and left uninvestigated and unchallenged in virtually every writing workshop and English class are capable of doing terrible damage to good writing. The Terrible Three are: Show, don't tell. Nonsense. Good writing involves "showing"--that is, dramatizing--as well as "telling"--employing exposition. An avoidance of "telling" may convolute clear motivation (exemplified by "showing"). It compromises setting. It obfuscates situation.
March 9, 1999 | Regina Hong, (714) 966-5912
The Brea Chamber of Commerce invites the public to a business exposition Wednesday. Representatives from banks, hotels, mortgage and computer services companies will be among the more than 75 businesses exhibiting at the event, which begins at 5 p.m. at 1 Civic Center Circle. Entrance fee is $5. Information: (714) 529-4938.
January 15, 2001
Re "2 Compton Crypts Contain Connection to Family Mystery," Jan. 6: The sadly deteriorated Angeles Abbey Mausoleum in Compton was designed by Hugh R. Davies, a Long Beach architect, in 1926 and completed in 1927. Although it bears some resemblance to the Taj Mahal, Davies' inspiration for its Moorish splendor was acquired during a trip to southern Spain and North Africa. Davies was also the architect of the Pacific Southwest Exposition, held in Long Beach in 1928. The wonderful plaster structures he created for the exposition (now demolished)
May 29, 2000 | Marissa Espino, (714) 966-5879
The Orange Unified School District's fifth annual Exposition of the Arts will take place Thursday through Saturday at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, 1 University Drive. A total of 188 pieces of art created by students in kindergarten through 12th grades will be on display from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: (714) 628-4165.
March 11, 1985 | SAM JAMESON, Times Staff Writer
The third international exposition that Japan has put on in the past 15 years, a $600-million extravaganza designed to promote a "science city" that the government has been building for 22 years, will open here March 17. The theme of the exposition is "Dwellings and Surroundings--Science and Technology for Man at Home." The aim is to show the role that science will play in daily living in the future. By the time the exposition closes Sept.
May 6, 1989
The editorial on the need for and benefits of the use of animals in biomedical research perfectly articulated for me the intellectual and spiritual characteristics of so-called animal rights activists. As a writer who deals with health and medical subjects, I am profoundly offended by the antisocial and anti-humanitarian tricks of the activists. Three memorable Times phrases will help me to put their behavior in perspective. That behavior is "self-righteous tantrums masquerading as appeals to conscience," informed by "minds so self-absorbed and vulgar that they are unable to equate the suffering of mice with that of dying children," and based on "a misplaced sentimentality pretending to be compassion."
March 12, 2013 | By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
More than 1 million people have visited the California Science Center since space shuttle Endeavour made its debut just over four months ago, far surpassing officials' expectations for the Exposition Park museum. Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph initially guessed about 2 million people would see the retired orbiter in its first year at the free museum, which averages about 1.6 million visitors per year. Now, he estimates at least 2.5 million people will pass through its turnstiles - a record.
February 9, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
Steve Soboroff, the wealthy developer and civic leader, says the state should reject a proposed deal that would give USC a long-term lease of parking lots used by three public museums neighboring the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Soboroff said Wednesday that USC's proposal to assume management of the parking areas as part of the private university's plan to take control of the Coliseum could be "the end of the museums. " USC wants the option to use the lots for its students and employees.
October 13, 2012 | By Kate Mather, Andrew Khouri and Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times
The space shuttle Endeavour arrived in Los Angeles last month with an air of majesty, soaring over ocean and mountains, swooping past the Hollywood sign and Disneyland, and dazzling crowds gazing up from the ground. Endeavour lost a little of that grandeur Friday, towed by four trailers, inching down city streets from Los Angeles International Airport toward its new life as an exhibit at the California Science Center. But it was greeted with fanfare by large crowds who marveled at its sheer size against the city backdrop.
September 7, 2012 | By Caitlin Keller
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sonoma County plays host to the second annual National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa, Calif. The not-for-profit event draws folks from far and wide to talk and gawk at the country's largest exhibit of heirloom produce. More than 70 food enthusiasts will be speaking at the midweek expo, including Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food; Toby Hemenway, author of "Gaia's Garden"; and Jere Gettle of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Attendees can also watch screenings of the latest food-related films as well as take home produce, plants and seeds, garden and nursery supplies, among many more offerings, from more than 300 participating vendors.
September 6, 2012
There are times when we can hug trees with the best of them. But let's face it: Most of the 400 or so specimens that will be uprooted to ease the final path for the space shuttle Endeavour aren't worth all that passionate an embrace. The California Science Center has aroused deeply rooted sentiment against its plans for shuttling the retired shuttle from Los Angeles International Airport along surface streets in Inglewood and Los Angeles to the museum in Exposition Park. The controversy arose because the move will involve cutting down hundreds of trees along major thoroughfares.
January 29, 2012 | By Susan King and Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
“The Help” was the upset winner Sunday night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, taking home trophies for Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and for the ensemble - the equivalent of Oscar's best picture. The ensemble win for the drama about racism in the South in the early 1960s was a surprise. Many thought the honor would go to the black-and-white silent film “The Artist,” which had been on a seemingly unstoppable roll going into the show. Davis accepted on behalf of the cast just moments after she won for outstanding performance by a female actor for playing a domestic who tries to tell the world about the plight of African American servants and their white employers.
October 29, 1988
I'd like to correct Dirk Sutro's otherwise interesting and informative article on William Templeton Johnson ("Johnson Designs Still Stand Out in San Diego," Oct. 6, 1988). He states that the Panama Pacific Exposition opened in Balboa Park in 1915. In fact, it was the Panama California Exposition. This oft-repeated error may stem in part from the fact that in that same year the Panama Pacific Exposition opened in San Francisco.
August 4, 1994
I was exceedingly pleased to read the comments of four randomly selected men and women on the Platform topic of "South-Central: Are Whites' Fears Justified?" (Voices, July 18). They all agreed in their responses that there is a false perception of our area. The truth is that the Los Angeles Police Department statistics show that there is no safer place in the city than the Exposition Park area when there is an event at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum or Sports Arena. Fans can expect significant law enforcement personnel and customer assistance personnel on duty at Raiders and USC football at the Coliseum, Clippers and USC basketball at the Sports Arena and special events at those facilities and in Exposition Park.
November 25, 2011 | By Chris Foster
Norm Johnson, a former UCLA place-kicker, was checking television listings the other day and one thing jumped out at him. "The 1981 UCLA-USC game was on college football classics," Johnson said. "I was upset. " Sure. Blocked field goal, no Rose Bowl — it was a bad day. But that wasn't the reason Johnson was upset. "I would love to see that game," he said. "I have never seen the replay. " Why he would like to relive a 30-year-old nightmare isn't clear. One second he was lining up a 46-yard field goal to send the Bruins to Rose Bowl.
October 10, 2011 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
On Tuesday, the California Science Center will be one step closer to receiving what officials believe will be one of its most prized possessions — the retired space shuttle Endeavour. Officials will hold a ceremony at the center to formally transfer ownership of NASA's newest space shuttle — worth $1,980,674,785 — to the state-run museum near downtown Los Angeles. The museum is still working out how it will get Endeavour to L.A. and what its new home will look like. Museum President Jeffrey N. Rudolph told The Times that by late next year he hopes Endeavour will be paraded from Los Angeles International Airport to the museum on surface streets.
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