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July 10, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He laid out a prewar airfield, designed the first nail gun to help Howard Hughes make the Spruce Goose, built the historic One Wilshire building and created a glass-walled art center to celebrate "60 Years of Living Architecture" next to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Barnsdall Park. He also dreamed up computerized corporate carpooling, funded research into major eye diseases and persuaded artists such as David Hockney to contribute art to benefit the Los Angeles Children's Museum.
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June 23, 2011 | By Jack Shakely
As Los Angeles enters its second decade as the only major American city without a children's museum, it's gratifying to see that people are again talking about resurrecting the idea. Sadly, it's the wrong people talking about the wrong location and the wrong concept. Let's take those in reverse order. First, the concept: In my 25 years as head of the California Community Foundation, I made site visits to almost every children's museum in the country. The best of them (including San Francisco's Exploratorium, which is arguably the best of all)
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April 25, 1987 | ELLEN MELINKOFF
Godzilla was born on the silver screen April 30, 1954. Although Godzilla's official 33rd birthday isn't until next Thursday, the Los Angeles Children's Museum will be in full birthday throttle all weekend to celebrate the great monster's special day. Clips from Godzilla movies will be shown continuously during museum hours in the Ethnic L.A. space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2007 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
The Children's Museum of Los Angeles this week will announce a $10-million gift from an anonymous donor to partially fund exhibits and operational costs for a new museum under construction in Lake View Terrace, museum and city officials said Monday. "It's the largest single contribution to the museum in its history," said Cecilia Aguilera Glassman, chief executive of the museum, which was founded in 1979.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1989
The Los Angeles Children's Museum was burglarized sometime Friday night, the third time since November that the facility has been broken into. In the latest break-in, a burglar threw rocks through a 15-foot-high office window on the building's west side. About $3,000 in office equipment was stolen, including five typewriters and a computer terminal, said museum spokeswoman Tisa Armendarez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2000
A proposal to build the Los Angeles Children's Museum at Hansen Dam became clouded Tuesday after several area homeowners spoke against the plan and some City Council members said the San Fernando Valley site is too far from inner-city neighborhoods. Despite the opposition and questions, the council kept the proposal alive for the time being by directing the Recreation and Parks Department to work out a possible lease of 1.5 acres at the recreation area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A divided Los Angeles City Council approved $13 million Wednesday to buy open space from City Police Commissioner Bert Boeckmann and to move the Children's Museum from downtown to Griffith Park, despite complaints by some council members that both projects slight inner-city children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A divided Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to spend $13 million to buy open space from city Police Commissioner Bert Boeckmann and to move the Children's Museum from downtown to Griffith Park, despite complaints by some council members that both projects slight inner-city children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1999
* Mission: To inspire and motivate children to read by introducing them to books and theater through live presentations of stories. As part of its literacy effort, the Los Angeles Children's Museum created the Reader's Theatre Project six years ago. Now, at least least once a month, seven actors and musicians bring stories to life in the museum's Louis B. Mayer Theatre. About 100 people, mostly 4- to 10-year-olds and accompanying grown-ups, attend each 40-minute performance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2001 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edwin Schlossberg, the museum designer and husband of Caroline Kennedy, will design the exhibits at the new Children's Museum at Hansen Dam and its sister facility downtown, Mayor Richard Riordan announced Wednesday. Donning a red hard hat in the sunbaked parking lot where the downtown museum will be built, Riordan praised Schlossberg as a designer with "the knowledge, expertise and a magical touch to fire the imaginations of our kids."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The City Council approved a deal Friday to help keep construction going on the financially troubled Children's Museum at the Hansen Dam Recreation Area near Lakeview Terrace. The city will match any donations that the museum raises with a loan, not to exceed $1.75 million, from the city's reserve fund. The loan is expected to be paid back within a year.
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October 11, 2002 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Children's Museum of Los Angeles has put on hold plans to build its $60-million museum in Little Tokyo, one of two new proposed branches, because of the weak economy, the president of the museum's board of trustees said Thursday. "There are no immediate plans to build downtown," said President Ronald Gastelum, who also serves on the board of governors. The museum will go forward on a new, $40-million facility in Hansen Dam Recreation Area in the northeast San Fernando Valley, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He laid out a prewar airfield, designed the first nail gun to help Howard Hughes make the Spruce Goose, built the historic One Wilshire building and created a glass-walled art center to celebrate "60 Years of Living Architecture" next to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Barnsdall Park. He also dreamed up computerized corporate carpooling, funded research into major eye diseases and persuaded artists such as David Hockney to contribute art to benefit the Los Angeles Children's Museum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2001 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edwin Schlossberg, the museum designer and husband of Caroline Kennedy, will design the exhibits at the new Children's Museum at Hansen Dam and its sister facility downtown, Mayor Richard Riordan announced Wednesday. Donning a red hard hat in the sunbaked parking lot where the downtown museum will be built, Riordan praised Schlossberg as a designer with "the knowledge, expertise and a magical touch to fire the imaginations of our kids."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2000 | SUE FOX
Adding another sizable dollop of money to a growing pot, Rep. Howard L. Berman announced that $850,000 in federal education funds was approved Wednesday for the new Children's Museum planned at Hansen Dam. The money, part of the 2001 spending bill for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, will go toward designing exhibits for the northeast Valley site, said Berman (D-Mission Hills).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2000 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shaken by the city's decision to let the Children's Museum build its new downtown campus in Little Tokyo, backers of a community gymnasium are urging city and museum officials to approve a new site for their project. Having a gym in Little Tokyo for basketball, volleyball, martial arts and other community activities has been a dream of Japanese Americans in Southern California for a quarter century.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1998
Two spectacular new museums opened in Los Angeles within the past six months and each is a blockbuster hit. The Getty Center in Brentwood and the whiz-bang California Science Center in Exposition Park could not be more different. Yet their common success presents similar challenges: Sometimes even free admission has a price. Los Angeles was hardly without big cultural draws before the Getty and the Science Center came along.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2000 | PATRICK MCGREEVY
The Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles Children's Museum has agreed to pursue construction of two new museums--one at Hansen Dam--to replace the current, inadequate facility downtown. Board Chairman Doug Ring said the panel agreed unanimously to proceed with plans for the two "sister museums," with different emphasis at each site. "The board felt that in the long measure, this was an incredible opportunity for the museum and for Los Angeles," Ring said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what backers said was a step to address the needs of young people, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a plan to build campuses of the Children's Museum at Hansen Dam in Lake View Terrace and in the downtown Art Park near Little Tokyo. Approval of the $1-a-year leases for the two sites came after an hour of often heated debate over a proposal, ultimately approved, to require construction to begin at Hansen Dam within five years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what backers said was a step to address the needs of young people, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a plan to build campuses of the Children's Museum at Hansen Dam in Lake View Terrace and the downtown Art Park near Little Tokyo. Approval of the $1-a-year leases for the two sites came after an hour of often heated debate over a facet of the plan that requires construction to begin at Hansen Dam as a condition for the lease for the downtown site.
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