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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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
A bitter political tug-of-war over who will host a Fourth of July fireworks show at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum took another turn Friday when City Councilman Bernard C. Parks withdrew his bid to host the show -- and said he would hold a separate event. Parks said he was pulling out because Councilman Curren Price had received a copy of his "blueprint" for the proposed event, which he argued should have remained confidential. He said he would hold his Independence Day fireworks event elsewhere, without indicating a location.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 1999 | ROBIN RAUZI
Only a few miles south of downtown Los Angeles, there was once a mustard field, an agricultural fairground and mansions belonging to the city's most prominent families. Of course, that was more than 100 years ago. Today, the area known as Exposition Park contains a mix of the old and the new: Queen Anne-style homes within blocks of the new California Science Center and the 3-D Imax theater. Friday Start by getting a taste of the past.
OPINION
February 26, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Los Angeles is on the verge of transforming four miles of Figueroa from downtown to Exposition Park into the city's first "complete street," serving cars, buses, bicycles and pedestrians equally. The $20-million project, which would replace two car lanes with protected bike lanes, has been in development for six years. If completed, it will be a significant milestone in L.A.'s evolution from car-centric sprawl to walkable, bikeable urban villages. But Figueroa happens to be an iconic car corridor; it's home to the Automobile Club of Southern California's headquarters and numerous auto dealers, including Felix Chevrolet, whose neon Felix the Cat sign is a designated historic cultural monument.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1986
Why not dig up the Exposition Park rose garden? This city has been tearing down, digging up, and paving over all that is beautiful (but not commercially significant) for at least the entire 25 years of my life. I find it hard to believe that a parking structure will make the rose garden " . . . more beautiful than ever." Wouldn't a park and shuttle bus system work? Isn't there another site? I like the football games and I visit the museums, but I'd rather take the bus than park my car on a paved-over flower bed. MICHELE LEVIN Los Angeles
NEWS
November 28, 1987 | ELLEN MELINKOFF
This weekend's Literacy Fair at the California Museum of Science and Industry and the California Afro-American Museum, both in Exposition Park, is two days filled with movies, storytelling and free books for participants. The goal is to make children aware of the many shapes literature takes and to encourage reading as a way to discover these things. Movies inspired by classic children's books will be screened both days at Kinsey Auditorium. Admission is free.
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April 17, 1994 | SANDRA HERNANDEZ
Selling art through billboards may sound avant-garde, but officials at the California Afro-American Museum hope it will capture the attention of commuters--and draw visitors and money to the museum at Exposition Park. Forty billboards featuring Romare Beardon's "Quilting Time" were unveiled last week throughout Los Angeles County as part of the museum's first fund-raising campaign.
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June 28, 2001 | STEVEN B. SAMPLE and MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS, Steven B. Sample is president of the University of Southern California. City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas represents the 8th District
Sometimes cities are faced with decisions that have far-reaching implications for the future. This is one of those times for Los Angeles. The Metropolitan Transit Authority is considering alternatives for a new transit corridor along Exposition Boulevard, from Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles.
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November 23, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
About 12,000 people gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday to participate in United Way's seventh annual HomeWalk to raise money to aid the county's increasing homeless population. For the third straight year, Lakers star Kobe Bryant served as honorary chair of the annual 5K run and walk in Exposition Park that raises money for food, housing and support services for the homeless. The Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation provides similar assistance. There is greater public awareness now that a health crisis or the loss of a job can lead to homelessness, said Christine Marge, director of Home for Good for United Way of Greater Los Angeles.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2013 | Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
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.
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September 5, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Paul Pringle
The California Science Center gave final approval Wednesday to a deal that grants USC control over the publicly owned Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and nearly all of its revenue for the next century. With no debate, the lease agreement passed on a voice vote by five of the eight Science Center board members, all appointed by the governor's office. Finalizing the arrangement took more than a year longer than the Coliseum's governing commission had hoped, largely because its secretive handling of the lease deliberations alienated key backers of the Science Center and two other museums that share Exposition Park with the stadium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2013 | By Steve Chawkins
Roger Kozberg, an insurance executive who helped guide the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum through a $93-million renovation and became a top proponent for the facility's use as an NFL stadium, has died. He was 77. Kozberg had neuroendocrine carcinoma, family members said. He died Friday at his home in Beverly Hills. A Los Angeles native who made the papers at 12 when he turned in a lost wallet containing $50 and eight tickets to USC football games, Kozberg was involved in numerous civic activities but the most public was his passion for the Coliseum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Paul Pringle
A state board voted Tuesday to approve a sharply debated deal that grants USC control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and nearly all of the revenues from the taxpayer-owned stadium for the next century. The governing board of the California Science Center, the Coliseum's landlord, voted 7-0 to adopt the basic terms for the lease agreement that extends to the private university most of the benefits of owning the historic venue without requiring the school to buy it. The new lease will become effective after the state Department of General Services and the California Natural Resources Agency approves a final document and the Science Center board ratifies it. The package could require Sacramento to reimburse two public museums next to the Coliseum for money they might lose to USC's use of their parking lots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times
A state board approved a sharply debated deal Tuesday that grants USC control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and nearly all of the revenues from the taxpayer-owned stadium for the next century. The governing board of the California Science Center, the Coliseum's landlord, voted 7 to 0 to adopt the basic terms for the lease agreement that extends to the private university most of the benefits of owning the historic venue without requiring the school to buy it. The lease will become effective after the state Department of General Services and the California Natural Resources Agency approve a final document and the Science Center board ratifies it. The package could require Sacramento to reimburse two public museums next to the Coliseum for money they might lose to USC because the school will be permitted limited use of their parking lots at a lower price.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times
Two trustees of the California Science Center's fundraising foundation say the museum will still be hurt by a revised lease that allows USC to run the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The deal would give USC control of museum parking for major Coliseum events. Marvin Holen, the foundation's point person on the USC lease, called the plan a "robbery" because it grants the private university parking revenues that now go to the Science Center, the California African American Museum and Exposition Park.
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