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December 23, 1985 | LOIS TIMNICK
Toddlers tumble through soft rainbow-hued tubes or fit together bright Lego blocks. Preschoolers "drive" a real bus, give first aid from a real ambulance, ride a real policeman's motorcycle and try on full-sized firefighters' garb to "put out" fires with real hoses. Older children capture their shadows on phosphorescent vinyl walls, create animated comic strips, star in their own television broadcast or music recording session and improvise in theater workshops.
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December 19, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
A never-used, $21.8-million children's museum the city built next to Hansen Dam Recreation Center on Los Angeles' northern edge is back on track to become an attraction and an educational asset after years as a municipal white elephant. After more than two years of discussions with operators of the nonprofit Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, the City Council has approved putting an additional $18.1 million into the project, which will enable Discovery to equip the 57,000-square foot San Fernando Valley site with environmental and other science exhibits.
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April 1, 1999 | VALERIE J. NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pretend to drive a city bus, then take an actual ride on the subway. Admire a children's exhibition of Mexican art, then stroll over to Olvera Street. Play with the properties of water by floating a boat through miniature locks and dams, then discover the scenic fountains at the Water Court at California Plaza. Each combination of experiences is available at the Los Angeles Children's Museum and surrounding environs, but museum-goers often aren't aware of it.
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April 1, 1999 | VALERIE J. NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pretend to drive a city bus, then take an actual ride on the subway. Admire a children's exhibition of Mexican art, then stroll over to Olvera Street. Play with the properties of water by floating a boat through miniature locks and dams, then discover the scenic fountains at the Water Court at California Plaza. Each combination of experiences is available at the Los Angeles Children's Museum and surrounding environs, but museum-goers often aren't aware of it.
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January 20, 1994 | JAMES BENNING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
About the only things Eddie Smith III found interesting in high school were the battling robots he doodled on his homework. Unimpressed, his teachers fired back with barely passing marks. But all that changed when the struggling Westchester High School junior was accepted into the Herbert D. Ryman Living Masters art program, which offers classical drawing and painting classes through the Los Angeles Children's Museum. Smith soon learned the art of success.
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October 25, 1995
The first CD-ROM designed especially for toddlers is being distributed by Time Warner Interactive. Designed for children 1 to 3 years old, Baby-ROM (suggested retail, $19.95) features five interactive games based on geometric shapes, colors, letters, numbers and body parts. The creator, Byron Preiss Multimedia Co.'s Crayon Multimedia imprint, will also put out "Hard Hat" and 'My Cool Diner," playful introductions to the world of work. Suggested retail price is $29.95 each.
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February 18, 1986 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
Performance artist Liebe Gray is on a teaching mission at the Los Angeles Childrens' Museum. Her tools are puppets, wooden cutouts, a tuba, a wading pool, slides and tapes. The surprise is that Gray's educational format--undynamic, technically haphazard--works as well as it does. The preservation of life is her singularly understated message in "Kotick, the Fur Seal," a loose adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The White Seal." Gray, as Kotick, crawls about the cold floor of the Museum's Louis B.
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February 5, 1998 | BOOTH MOORE
Here are a few places where kids can celebrate Cupid's favorite holiday. * Pages Books (18399 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, [818] 34-BOOKS). The bookshop for children and young adults starts celebrating early with a Valentine craft time Saturday at 11 a.m., where participants can create cards, picture frames or keepsake boxes for a special someone. Different materials and media for drawing and collages will be available. $5 materials fee. On Feb.
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August 14, 1988 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
The Pacific Asia Museum may be small, but it's classy. Gold Japanese ginkgo leaves decorate invitations to the museum's Festival of the Autumn Moon benefit on Oct. 1, the collective artistry of chairman Gisele Beugelmans and her committee and invitations co-chairs Georgianna Erskine and Eleanor McLain.
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March 12, 1996 | SCOTT HARRIS
Estelle was on the phone. Again. She wanted me to come to one of her theater productions. Again. She was performing her one-woman show, "Window Panes." Again. I was noncommittal. Again. Estelle wouldn't take maybe for an answer. "Window Panes," she reminded me, was the tale of older women battling for dignity in a disposable, youth-oriented America. "And March is International Women's Month," she pointed out. "That would be a good hook for you." Estelle Busch works the angles.
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January 20, 1994 | JAMES BENNING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
About the only things Eddie Smith III found interesting in high school were the battling robots he doodled on his homework. Unimpressed, his teachers fired back with barely passing marks. But all that changed when the struggling Westchester High School junior was accepted into the Herbert D. Ryman Living Masters art program, which offers classical drawing and painting classes through the Los Angeles Children's Museum. Smith soon learned the art of success.
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