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October 8, 2008 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Federal authorities are questioning whether the agency that manages Los Angeles International Airport has illegally provided more than $40 million in revenue since 2002 to L.A. Inc., the city's convention and visitors bureau. The Federal Aviation Administration, which began a routine audit of airport expenditures in July, has tentatively concluded that Los Angeles World Airports allocated the money in apparent violation of federal laws that restrict how airport revenue can be spent. L.A. Inc.
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April 2, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
At least the folks in charge of promoting tourism for Los Angeles won't get any more calls asking for tattoo estimates. It was only 10 years ago that the city's tourism panel changed its name from the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau to "L.A. Inc. " Now the bureau is changing its name again, this time to the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. “Our previous name, L.A. Inc., did not reference the industry that we serve, nor did it clearly delineate our Los Angeles geography to our growing number of international visitors,”  said Mark Liberman, president and chief executive of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board.
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BUSINESS
April 2, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
At least the folks in charge of promoting tourism for Los Angeles won't get any more calls asking for tattoo estimates. It was only 10 years ago that the city's tourism panel changed its name from the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau to "L.A. Inc. " Now the bureau is changing its name again, this time to the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. “Our previous name, L.A. Inc., did not reference the industry that we serve, nor did it clearly delineate our Los Angeles geography to our growing number of international visitors,”  said Mark Liberman, president and chief executive of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board.
BUSINESS
February 2, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
When producers of the ABC game show "Downfall" needed a building from which to hurl dishwashers, gumball machines and other "prizes," they settled on a warehouse on the east side of downtown Los Angeles. The six-story building on Terminal Street, near the corner of 7th and Alameda streets, was among the most popular on-location filming sites in the region in 2010, along with a long-closed hospital in Boyle Heights and a faux Route 66 pit stop on the edge of the Mojave Desert, according to a recent survey by the nonprofit group FilmL.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert H. Landes has been named executive vice president of L.A. Gear Inc. Landes, 38, was previously senior vice president of sales of the Santa Monica-based footwear company. Before joining L.A. Gear in March, 1992, as vice president national account, Landes was regional sales manager and a member of the design review board of Gorham/Dansk, a division of Lenox China.
MAGAZINE
June 11, 1995 | Jean Merl, Jean Merl covers the Riordan Administration for The Times. Staff writer John Schwada contributed to this story
If you're looking for the stuff of instant political symbolism, those 250 Styrofoam containers are a good place to start. Brimming with scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes and biscuits, they were delivered to City Hall's underground emergency operations center three hours after the Northridge earthquake struck on Jan. 17, 1994. The hungry workers' benefactor?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2009 | By Dan Weikel
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday agreed to return more than $21.2 million to the operator of LAX to settle legal claims that airport funds were misappropriated in violation of federal regulations. On its last vote of the year, the council unanimously approved a plan for the city to repay $18.1 million to Los Angeles World Airports, which had been accused by the Federal Aviation Administration of improperly diverting the funds to L.A. Inc., the city's convention and visitors bureau.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2005 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles' film permit coordinator is getting a Hollywood-style makeover. Seeking to jazz up its image to filmmakers, the Entertainment Industry Development Corp. is scheduled to announce today that it is shedding its lengthy bureaucratic name for the punchier Film L.A. Inc. "Now, you actually know what they do," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said.
MAGAZINE
January 17, 1988 | KATHLEEN DOHENY, Kathleen Doheny writes frequently about health and fitness for the Times.
Skeptics claim that the health and fitness boom is a figment of Madison Avenue imaginations. That most Americans spend more time thinking about workouts than breaking a sweat. And that a healthy-size chunk of the population buys its share of Reeboks craving comfort and fashion, not better 10K times. Still, some bodies--actually millions of them--say they're out there exercising.
BUSINESS
February 2, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
When producers of the ABC game show "Downfall" needed a building from which to hurl dishwashers, gumball machines and other "prizes," they settled on a warehouse on the east side of downtown Los Angeles. The six-story building on Terminal Street, near the corner of 7th and Alameda streets, was among the most popular on-location filming sites in the region in 2010, along with a long-closed hospital in Boyle Heights and a faux Route 66 pit stop on the edge of the Mojave Desert, according to a recent survey by the nonprofit group FilmL.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2009 | By Dan Weikel
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday agreed to return more than $21.2 million to the operator of LAX to settle legal claims that airport funds were misappropriated in violation of federal regulations. On its last vote of the year, the council unanimously approved a plan for the city to repay $18.1 million to Los Angeles World Airports, which had been accused by the Federal Aviation Administration of improperly diverting the funds to L.A. Inc., the city's convention and visitors bureau.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2008 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Federal authorities are questioning whether the agency that manages Los Angeles International Airport has illegally provided more than $40 million in revenue since 2002 to L.A. Inc., the city's convention and visitors bureau. The Federal Aviation Administration, which began a routine audit of airport expenditures in July, has tentatively concluded that Los Angeles World Airports allocated the money in apparent violation of federal laws that restrict how airport revenue can be spent. L.A. Inc.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2005 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles' film permit coordinator is getting a Hollywood-style makeover. Seeking to jazz up its image to filmmakers, the Entertainment Industry Development Corp. is scheduled to announce today that it is shedding its lengthy bureaucratic name for the punchier Film L.A. Inc. "Now, you actually know what they do," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said.
MAGAZINE
June 11, 1995 | Jean Merl, Jean Merl covers the Riordan Administration for The Times. Staff writer John Schwada contributed to this story
If you're looking for the stuff of instant political symbolism, those 250 Styrofoam containers are a good place to start. Brimming with scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes and biscuits, they were delivered to City Hall's underground emergency operations center three hours after the Northridge earthquake struck on Jan. 17, 1994. The hungry workers' benefactor?
BUSINESS
August 15, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert H. Landes has been named executive vice president of L.A. Gear Inc. Landes, 38, was previously senior vice president of sales of the Santa Monica-based footwear company. Before joining L.A. Gear in March, 1992, as vice president national account, Landes was regional sales manager and a member of the design review board of Gorham/Dansk, a division of Lenox China.
MAGAZINE
January 17, 1988 | KATHLEEN DOHENY, Kathleen Doheny writes frequently about health and fitness for the Times.
Skeptics claim that the health and fitness boom is a figment of Madison Avenue imaginations. That most Americans spend more time thinking about workouts than breaking a sweat. And that a healthy-size chunk of the population buys its share of Reeboks craving comfort and fashion, not better 10K times. Still, some bodies--actually millions of them--say they're out there exercising.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2009
Overall production days were down 15% last week for TV, film and commercial shoots in the Los Angeles area compared with the same period a year earlier, according to FilmL.A. Inc.
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