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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1987
Imagine whole galaxies brought to you through the courtesy of a large aerospace corporation, or a museum piece consisting of an entire Victorian mansion sponsored by an offshore drilling conglomerate. Sound strange? Not really. Under a Los Angeles city plan called LAndmarks '90, Southern California's business community will be able to fix up some of the area's favorite attractions while brightening its own image.
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January 20, 2005 | Mark Sachs
Scott Weiland has spent more than half of his 37 years as a quintessential rock-band frontman. From his Orange County punk days through a hit-making stint with Stone Temple Pilots and then on to his current super group, the STP- and Guns N' Roses-derived Velvet Revolver, Weiland has bludgeoned a broad swath through the alt-rock landscape. There were some who thought the once hard-living singer might not survive the journey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1989 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To the relief of city officials, a federal agency has given its approval to plans to tear down the old city pier in order to build a new one. City Administrator Paul E. Cook said the federal green light means construction of the new pier can begin by early next summer. "We've cleared a hurdle," he said. "We were a little concerned that we'd have another agency to fight."
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April 20, 2011 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
"In Southern California," the architect Charles Moore wrote in 1984, "the part that is planted is very likely to be more sophisticated than the part that is built. " If that's the case — and I'd say it has been in nearly every phase of the region's design history — how to explain the fact that Los Angeles architects have for so long been much better known, locally and around the world, than their counterparts in landscape architecture? Why have our best gardens tended to be even more susceptible to neglect or demolition than our best houses, which are themselves infamously vulnerable?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1995 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cartographer Jo Mora could have drawn a great map to the place. He probably would have shown a line of overheated cars stuck on a jammed Hollywood Freeway. And a blizzard of dirt being shoveled out of that big hole causing the detour at 1st and Grand. Maybe he would have even pictured wisps of smoke and firefighters with spurting hoses encircling a pointy-topped building at 5th and Flower.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1997 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scholars may split hairs on what constitutes Art Deco, the exuberant style of design and architecture that flourished between the world wars. But Mitzi March Mogul, president of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, cites a simple reason for the movement's continuing allure more than half a century later. "It's really about 'ain't we got fun.' That really does say it all," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2007 | Martha Groves, Times Staff Writer
It's one of the leading coastal landmarks of Southern California, but the Malibu Pier has often struggled to get the respect its colorful past would suggest it deserves. Over the years, the pier has been lashed by a series of winter storms that destroyed pilings and forced costly repairs. It has endured construction delays caused by financially overextended contractors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2006 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Indomitable saxophonist Peggy Gilbert got the beat back in the 1920s, when Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington and the Kansas City Nighthawks were wowing Jazz Age dance crowds. She was still blowing a hot tenor sax in 1981 on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" and, later, on the NBC sitcom "The Golden Girls." "The first time I picked up a sax, I said, 'This is it!' I loved the feel of it -- free and loose," she said in a recent interview.
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