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October 4, 2006 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
Standing before the copper-domed landmark that has perched on the Hollywood Hills since 1935, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday unveiled a restored and expanded Griffith Observatory and said it would reopen to the public Nov. 3. The announcement follows nearly five years of closure and a $93-million restoration that more than doubled the size of a facility that observatory director Edwin Krupp likes to call "the hood ornament of Los Angeles."
February 12, 2006 | Marc Porter Zasada, Special to The Times
ALONG with many other pairs of lovers, the Earth has often arranged to meet the sky up at the Griffith Observatory. Twelve-year-olds placed a cautious eye to the 12-inch Zeiss telescope and focused on the moons of Jupiter. The sun revealed its face to millions of teenagers who came to gawk into the mirrors of the celeostat.
June 18, 2010 | By Mark Sachs, Los Angeles Times
Kevin Nealon has come a long way from his "Saturday Night Live" days. For one thing, he's swapped coasts and now resides in the South Bay with wife Susan and young son Gable. But his career's hotter than ever, with the hit Showtime series "Weeds" as well as his Nick at Nite animated show "Glenn Martin, DDS," which just began its second season. His weekends are on the kooky side, but there are some tasty finds too. 4-day weekend My weekends really start on Thursdays, just because it seemed like a good idea back when I was more of a drinker.
November 2, 2006 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
THE pristine lawn spreads before you like a quad that's misplaced its college. The six smart guys of the Astronomers Monument glower stonily in your general direction. Beyond them waits the triple-domed Griffith Observatory, our freshly squeegeed window to the universe, or, as observatory director Edwin C. Krupp likes to say, "the hood ornament of Los Angeles."
June 25, 2009 | Chris Willman
Marla Maples has what appears to be an extremely bright green mole on her cheek. Actually it's just a benign laser beam, straying onto her features as she stands inside the lobby of Hollywood's venerable Vine Theatre. Technicians are hurriedly turning the 1937 movie house into the new permanent home of Laserium, which is returning to Los Angeles beginning Friday after seven years of being officially unplugged.
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