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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2003 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Responding to an audit that found groups using the Los Angeles Convention Center have been given excessive discounts on rental fees, the City Council approved new rules Friday to limit fee waivers and reductions. The new policy provides more detailed procedures for approving discounts, including written approval from the city administrative officer. It also requires organizers of conventions to reimburse the city when discounts exceed the amount of hotel bed-tax revenue generated by the events.
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BUSINESS
May 10, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Friday that California must boost tax incentives to movie and TV studios to help keep productions from moving out of state. He said incentive offerings by other states were luring studios away and costing California tens of thousands of jobs. Spokesmen for the Legislature expressed support for the idea but worried about the effect of lost taxes when California is struggling with a budget deficit the governor said could reach $20 billion next year.
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 24, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Veronica Mars is closer to staging her comeback. The movie spinoff of the teen television drama - which recently made waves in Hollywood after creator Rob Thomas launched the biggest film fundraising campaign in Kickstarter history - wrapped production in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday. The untitled movie, set for release next year, updates the story of the “Veronica Mars” TV series, about a student investigator who solves mysteries with the help of her father. The series ended in 2007 after three seasons on UPN and the CW. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Although the TV show had low ratings, it had a cult following.
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