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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2014 | By Laura J. Nelson
Officials celebrated the groundbreaking Tuesday for the $2.06-billion north-south Crenshaw Line that will connect the Mid-City Expo Line with the South Bay's Green Line.  "This is a day that Angelenos deserve, a great day for L.A., a day to move America forward," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. The Department of Transportation also announced Tuesday that the project would receive a $545.9-million loan. The project also is expected to receive about $130 million in other federal transportation funds, according to a statement.  LIVE CHAT: Discuss $2-billion Crenshaw line at 9 a.m. Wednesday "This is a partnership -- a local, state and federal partnership," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2007 | Ashley Surdin, Times Staff Writer
Responding to a drop in international travelers at LAX, two City Council members Friday proposed a new federal committee to boost foreign tourism in Los Angeles and at other U.S. gateway cities. Also Friday, Councilwoman Janice Hahn called on the city's airport agency to produce a timeline for completion of new gates at the Tom Bradley International and West Concourse terminals at Los Angeles International Airport.
OPINION
June 19, 2003
Your June 12 obituary of L.A. Inc. President George Kirkland understated the impact that the late Convention and Visitors Bureau chief had on our city. As the man entrusted with the stewardship of this city's hospitality industry, Kirkland transformed the Los Angeles landscape, bringing our industry into common public discourse and weaving such separate elements as LAX, Staples Center and must-see visitor destinations into an infrastructure capable of hosting major events on the world stage with great distinction.
BUSINESS
June 29, 1989
L.A. Gear Inc.: The Los Angeles shoe and sportswear maker said net income rose 200% to $16 million in the second quarter. Sales for the quarter rose 207% to $169.6 million. Both net income and sales figures set quarterly records for the company. The company also announced plans to file an offering of 1 million common shares by the end of the year. Tables, Page 13
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Jon Favreau is cooking up a new movie in Los Angeles and it has nothing to do with superheroes. Favreau, executive producer of the "Iron Man" movies and "The Avengers," has begun filming his latest project, an indie comedy called "Chef," set to shoot this week in Brentwood, according to a film permit. The story revolves around a chef, played by Favreau, who loses his job and starts a food truck business while attempting to restore relations with his family. Favreau directs and stars in the movie, which is based on a screenplay he wrote.
NEWS
November 12, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Romantic comedies are still filming in L.A. -- even when it's only a mild flirtation. An upcoming romantic comedy known as "Basic Math" starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal wrapped production in Los Angeles this week. But the bulk of the Columbia Pictures movie, set for release in July 2014, actually was filmed in the Boston area, where producers of the movie could take advantage of the Massachusetts 25% film tax credit. The story, which centers on a married couple who make a sex tape that goes missing and then launch a frantic search to find it, is set in L.A. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Nonetheless, only four of the 44 days of filming actually occurred locally, people involved in the production said.
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