August 29, 1991
The city of Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a 50-cent increase in ticket prices for admission to the laser light show at the Griffith Park Observatory. Under the new prices, adults will pay $6.50, while admission for children and adults over 50 years of age will be $5.50. The new prices go into effect Sept. 1. Laser Images Inc., the operator of the computerized light show that is set to music, requested the price increase.
October 16, 2005 |
FOR better or for worse, downtown's Caltrans Building seems married to Hollywood. Even before employees moved into the Thom Mayne-designed structure at 1st and Main streets in fall 2004, a disparaging Times letter writer dubbed the 716,200-square-foot edifice the "Death Star," a reference to an enemy space station in the "Star Wars" films. And for sheer size, it redefines the term "blockbuster."
August 1, 2002
9pm Pop Music The Lone Star State's always unpredictable Butthole Surfers are headed forward into the past for a rare L.A.-area appearance. Ditching the elaborate light show and films that usually accompany its performances, the band is stripping things down and focusing on its early punk songs at a show tonight at the Viper Room. Butthole Surfers, Viper Room, 8852 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. With Thelonious Monster, the Extreme Elvis. 9 p.m. $15. (310) 358-1880.
December 17, 2010
FAMILY Las Posadas The merchants of Olvera Street in downtown L.A. commemorate the nine nights leading up to Christmas with Las Posadas, a reenactment of Mary and Joseph's journey into Bethlehem to find shelter. The annual tradition features a procession, hymns sung in Spanish and English, entertainment, the breaking of a piñata, and complimentary pan dulce and hot chocolate. Avila Adobe, 10 Olvera St., L.A. Activities begin at 6 p.m., procession at 7 p.m. Ends Dec. 24. Free.
September 7, 1997 |
SANTA BARBARA: Step back a few centuries at the Renaissance Festival, when Live Oak Camp, off California 154 at Lake Cachuma, substitutes for the 16th century English town of Coventry. Queen Elizabeth I and her court will be among 1,000 costumed performers, including Irish step dancers, madrigal singers, soldiers re-creating battles and Lady Godiva on horseback. $7, $5 children 5-12, under 5 free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 14. (805) 682-0310.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1993 |
Events ranging from a children's parade to a laser light show will accompany the traditional dazzle of fireworks displays across Ventura County this weekend as residents celebrate the nation's 217th year of independence. Fireworks shows will illuminate Sunday night skies in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Fillmore, Oxnard and Santa Paula.