January 23, 2013 |
January is a big month for art fairs in L.A.: Both the LA Art Show and Art L.A. Contemporary take place this week. Why is January such an art fair magnet? Organizers say the weather helps attract out-of-town collectors . Here's a cheat sheet on the two events. The L.A. Art Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center Focus: modern and contemporary, 19th century and historical, prints and vintage posters, all in their own section Special project: "Letters From Los Angeles," a group show curated by Jack Rutberg with text-based work by dozens of California artists, such as Ed Ruscha, Ed Kienholz, Lita Albuquerque and Alexandra Grant PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times First out: Four "diamond dust" prints by Shepard Fairey (meaning diamond dust is applied to the surface of the screenprints)
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October 20, 2012 |
Arcadia and Monrovia had one. So did Rosemead. San Gabriel's was named for its historic mission. Alhambra's once boasted the largest hangar in the world. They were built in an era when Los Angeles County imagined itself to be "in the vanguard of vanguards in matters of aviation," as a supervisor said in 1929. But the airports of the San Gabriel Valley have all but vanished. In their places are shopping centers, car dealerships and housing tracts. Now, an aviation group is trying to make sure the last one doesn't disappear as well: tiny El Monte Airport sees no commercial use and is hardly known outside the private pilot community.
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March 12, 2012 |
The California Science Center will soon begin construction of an aircraft hangar for the space shuttle Endeavour, the museum's president said. The hangar will be built northwest of the state-run museum, near downtown Los Angeles, Jeffrey N. Rudolph, president of the science center, said. Construction is scheduled to begin in a couple of weeks. The temporary climate-controlled home will allow the museum to make Endeavour available for public viewing within weeks of its arrival in the fall.
March 9, 2012 |
A business park in Chino is a long way removed from an Iowa cornfield, but the owners of I & I Brewing can't help but compare their early success to a 1989 baseball movie. People have called Chuck Foster saying they cannot find his 2-month old brewery, and it's not hard to see why. Like many a maker of craft beer, his I & I Brewing (14175 Telephone Ave. Unit J, Chino; iandibrewing.blogspot.com) sits in a nondescript manufacturing and commercial district, one in which I & I's Unit J looks identical to, say, Unit B. Yet with zero advertising, and only enough beer to be open two days per week, Foster, a full-time field service engineer by day, can barely meet demand.
January 24, 2012 |
Seattle billionaire Paul Allen's outsized ambitions are getting a boost with the Mojave Desert groundbreaking of a hangar facility to build the world's largest airplane powered by six jet engines. Huntsville, Ala.-based Stratolaunch Systems Inc., the new commercial space venture unveiled last month by Allen and aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan, will build the airplane to lift a rocket ship to a high altitude. Once there, the rocket ship would separate from the carrier aircraft, then engage its rocket engines for its climb into space.
July 12, 2011 |
A sprawling hangar to house the assembly of the world's most powerful rocket and a launchpad capable of handling the earthshaking blast is being developed northwest of Santa Barbara at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Hawthorne-based rocket venture SpaceX said it was investing $30 million at the base's Space Launch Complex 4-East for its upcoming 22-story Falcon Heavy rocket. The company, formally known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp., hopes to use the launchpad for the first time at the end of next year in a demonstration flight of the 27-engine rocket for the U.S. government.