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May 31, 2001 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending the threat of widespread opposition, the developers of a major hotel and entertainment center around Staples Center have agreed to an unprecedented package of concessions demanded by community groups, environmentalists and labor. The developers--including billionaire Philip Anschutz and media mogul Rupert Murdoch--agreed to hire locally, provide "living wage jobs" and build affordable housing and new parks.
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NEWS
May 31, 2001 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending the threat of widespread opposition, the developers of a major hotel and entertainment center around Staples Center have agreed to an unprecedented package of concessions demanded by community groups, environmentalists and labor. The developers--including billionaire Philip Anschutz and media mogul Rupert Murdoch--agreed to hire locally, provide "living wage jobs" and build affordable housing and new parks.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2000
In a move to re-energize the city's central core, the Central City Assn. on Thursday endorsed a plan to create a mix of retail, entertainment, commercial and residential development linking the Staples Center to downtown, association officials said. The L.A. Sports and Entertainment District plan is aimed at revitalizing sites along Figueroa Street by, among other things, adding a 2,500-vehicle parking structure to the area and making Figueroa a two-way street with diagonal crosswalks.
BUSINESS
September 26, 2006 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
A Denver marketing specialist has been hired to operate the $2.5-billion L.A. Live sports and entertainment district being built across the street from Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, the owners said Monday. Lisa Herzlich, 52, will be responsible for overall operations of the completed project, said AEG, owner of Staples and L.A. Live. Her duties will include booking all events as well as sponsor relations, tenant relations, parking and security.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 2003 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
The streets of downtown's skid row may seem an unlikely place to host a block party. The way Pete White sees it, though, any community benefits when people get together to eat, share a good time and learn. So on Monday on San Julian Street in the heart of skid row, there will be music, food, games -- and information that could help change people's lives.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2001 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ana Valenzuela doesn't consider herself an activist. Her form of organizing has been private: keeping her seven children fed and clothed, tidying the three-room apartment where they live with Valenzuela's husband--a gardener and day laborer--and taking on the landlord on everything from roaches to threatened rent hikes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2001 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to bolster and reshape the city's core, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday will consider approving an eight-year plan to transform 27 acres of parking lots and ramshackle buildings around Staples Center into a shopping, dining and entertainment district that would be a West Coast version of Times Square.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2001 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, Michael Phillips is The Times' theater critic
No city ever made a future for itself by papering over its past, or allowing its history to crumble into nothing. That's not a future. That's amnesia. We have arrived at a terrific time to keep this in mind. The cultural life of downtown Los Angeles--or rather, the many downtowns within the larger one--finds itself at a busy, perplexing intersection, alive with possibilities.
BUSINESS
December 17, 2000 | JERRY HIRSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles tourism officials are watching with a mixture of envy and fear as Anaheim gets ready to unveil a larger convention center and a revitalized tourist district that's already pulling business south to Orange County. More than $3 billion in state, city and Disney dollars have been poured into Anaheim over the last five years, funding everything from a wider freeway with sleek offramps that zip cars into the Disneyland resort to additional hotel rooms to a new companion theme park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2003 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
In a few years the parking lot at Figueroa Street and Jefferson Boulevard will be transformed into a Trojan's dream come true. Inside the proposed $70-million sports arena, thousands of fans will cheer the USC basketball and volleyball teams. Neighborhood kids will receive free tickets to games, and city schools will have a place for graduation ceremonies. But a community group is asking the university to give local residents something more to cheer about.
TRAVEL
May 2, 2010 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Maybe the recession is really and truly over now. After all, a thousand and one hotel rooms have just bloomed in downtown Los Angeles amid the Kings and conventioneers. I'm talking about the once-desolate territory just north of interstate 10 and east of California 110, where the Los Angeles Convention Center is neighbored by Staples Center (opened 1999), the 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre (opened 2007) and the rest of the L.A. Live "sports and entertainment district." Officially, the area is called South Park, and the entertainment company AEG has spent about $2.5 billion building the L.A. Live sports and entertainment complex here.
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