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April 26, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY and PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The lingering symbol of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games--the statues of two nude, headless athletes at the peristyle entrance of the Coliseum--will remain undraped during the start of the Olympic torch relay Saturday morning.
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September 30, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Deena Kastor remembers the moment. She was 10 years old in 1984 and watching the first-ever women's Olympic marathon finish in the Los Angeles Coliseum. She remembers Joan Benoit Samuelson enter the Coliseum first, she remembers the huge crowd noise, she remembers Samuelson and her white cap. "At that moment," Kastor said, "I wanted to become a marathon runner. " Kastor did and won a bronze medal in the 2004 Games, and now she's an avid backer of Los Angeles to be the host of the 2016 Olympic marathon trials.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2012 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
The state appeared to be ready to put the brakes on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission's proposed lease deal with USC on Wednesday, the same day the panel posted losses of more than $7 million since 2009. An emissary of Gov. Jerry Brown, making an unusual appearance to discuss the subject Wednesday in Los Angeles, said state officials want to be satisfied that the deal is the best one possible for the taxpayers who own the venue. She said the state was disinclined to rush an agreement to meet the Coliseum's requested deadline for action by the end of June.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Insomniac Events, the Los Angeles concert producer that puts on the popular Electric Daisy Carnival show, has entered into a partnership with c oncert and ticketing giant  Live Nation  Entertainment Inc. Insomniac Chief Executive Pasquale Rotella confirmed in a statement on the company's website that it had "formed a creative partnership" with Live Nation. Rotella's statement did not reveal financial details of the arrangement, though he said Insomniac would retain creative control of the events it puts on and that Live Nation does not own Insomniac.  " We are still a stand-alone company," he wrote.  TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts The Los Angeles Times  reported in early May that Beverly Hills-based Live Nation would purchase a roughly 50% interest in Insomniac.  The Wall Street Journal, which first reported news of the pending deal, said Live Nation was paying $50 million for the stake in Insomniac.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2010 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Andrew Blankstein
Two L.A. Coliseum commissioners Thursday urged their board to reconsider the surprise decision to lift a moratorium on raves that had been in place since the drug overdose death of a 15-year-old girl in June after she attended a massive festival at the stadium. Commissioners Rick Caruso, a shopping center magnate who owns the Grove, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said there was no advance notice that the moratorium might be lifted at the Wednesday meeting, from which both were absent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1992
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission voted unanimously Thursday to proceed early next year with a $15-million first phase plan to renovate the stadium. The commission authorized up to $300,000 to be paid to the Kansas City architectural firm of HNTB to draw up plans and do engineering work to lower the playing field of the stadium and install thousands of seats closer to the field.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1994
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission has called a closed session at 4 p.m. today to discuss the terms of a deal that would keep the Raiders football team playing in the facility this fall when $42 million in earthquake repairs are nearly complete. Neither Coliseum nor Raider officials returned calls seeking details of the proposed agreement.
SPORTS
December 11, 2006 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
It's one thing to parade naked in front of your bathroom mirror, quite another to face the world in the altogether. Terry Schroeder knows. A four-time U.S. Olympic water polo player from Santa Barbara, Schroeder is immortalized in bronze outside the Coliseum, his nude torso standing tall for the idealized, universal Olympic athlete.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2011 | By Paul Pringle and Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
As finance director for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Ronald Lederkramer didn't need to do much driving to keep an eye on the stadium's books. But he has charged taxpayers about $7,600 for gasoline since 2008, even for fill-ups near Las Vegas and in Florida and New York. That was enough to drive about 12,000 miles annually in his Infiniti and his Jaguar, which he leased mostly at the public's expense. And on Lederkramer's watch, four other stadium administrators racked up similar bills on the Coliseum's Exxon Mobil account, according to receipts obtained through the California Public Records Act. The managers' jobs required only occasional car trips, typically to nearby destinations such as Staples Center or City Hall, Coliseum officials have said.
SPORTS
September 28, 1985
I would very much like to attend a college football game some Saturday afternoon in the Los Angeles Coliseum. However, I'm not quite sure where to write for tickets. Is this address correct? Football Ticket Office University of Southern Methodist West 700 West Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles 90007 JOHN PAUL WHITE Indio
AUTOS
May 28, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
LADOT, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, says that L.A. drivers should be seeing improved driving speeds and shorter travel times because of the completion earlier this year of its 29-year $410-million effort to synchronize the city's traffic lights. The LADOT report said that drivers could be seeing as much as a 13% improvement in travel speeds, a whopping 32% to 43% decline in travel time delays, and a drop in vehicle emissions of 3% to 4%. On an anecdotal level, some veteran drivers are saying they have noticed little if any difference.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2013 | By Paul Pringle and Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
A judge ruled on Thursday that The Times could not be stopped from reporting on testimony from the top manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in a deposition for an open-government lawsuit. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin said that in asking the court to deny Times reporters access to the testimony and a prohibition against articles about it, the commission sought “essentially a gag order.” “This is a public matter,” Lavin said of the lawsuit brought against the commission by The Times and a 1st Amendment group, Californians Aware.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2012 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
The state appeared to be ready to put the brakes on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission's proposed lease deal with USC on Wednesday, the same day the panel posted losses of more than $7 million since 2009. An emissary of Gov. Jerry Brown, making an unusual appearance to discuss the subject Wednesday in Los Angeles, said state officials want to be satisfied that the deal is the best one possible for the taxpayers who own the venue. She said the state was disinclined to rush an agreement to meet the Coliseum's requested deadline for action by the end of June.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2011 | By Paul Pringle and Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
As finance director for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Ronald Lederkramer didn't need to do much driving to keep an eye on the stadium's books. But he has charged taxpayers about $7,600 for gasoline since 2008, even for fill-ups near Las Vegas and in Florida and New York. That was enough to drive about 12,000 miles annually in his Infiniti and his Jaguar, which he leased mostly at the public's expense. And on Lederkramer's watch, four other stadium administrators racked up similar bills on the Coliseum's Exxon Mobil account, according to receipts obtained through the California Public Records Act. The managers' jobs required only occasional car trips, typically to nearby destinations such as Staples Center or City Hall, Coliseum officials have said.
SPORTS
July 15, 2011 | By Douglas Farmer
It neither counts nor matters. Saturday's game at the Coliseum between the Galaxy and Real Madrid is only an exhibition match. Everybody knows that. Except, it seems, the players. The second meeting in two summers between the Spanish soccer giant and the MLS-leading Galaxy will not influence any standings. But because this will be the first time Real Madrid has been on the field as a unit since its season ended in May, even the players are looking forward to the fan spectacle.
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May 6, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Alexander Haagen, a major Southern California shopping center developer who, as president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission in the late 1980s, clashed with Los Angeles Raiders owner Al Davis over proposed stadium seating renovations before Davis announced plans to move the pro football team to suburban Irwindale, has died. He was 91. A longtime resident of Palos Verdes Estates, Haagen died of age-related causes April 26 at an assisted-living center in Beverly Hills, said his son Alexander Haagen III. Haagen began his real estate career in Los Angeles in the late 1940s with his wife, Charlotte, and founded Alexander Haagen Properties in 1963.
SPORTS
February 4, 1998 | From Associated Press
World Cup champion Brazil and Jamaica played to a scoreless tie in an opening-round match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament Tuesday night. In a game played before 43,754 at the Orange Bowl, Brazil threatened the Jamaican goal throughout the 90 minutes of regulation but could not get a shot past goalkeeper Warren Barrett--at least one that counted. With five minutes remaining, Romario took a pass from Denilson deep inside the box, but Barrett raced toward Romario to deflect the shot.
NEWS
March 16, 1990 | From a Times staff writer
Mayor Tom Bradley on Thursday appointed broadcaster, businessman and former football great Willie Davis to head a task force to look for a new professional football team for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, if the Raiders deal with Oakland is signed. Bradley said he believes that Oakland should hold a referendum on its $660-million offer to the Raiders.
NEWS
April 2, 2011
Times reader "EdUrias1" shot this photo of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before a football game between USC and Notre Dame. L.A. Coliseum has been home to the USC Trojans since 1923, when the stadium made its debut. That year, USC beat Pomona College 23 to 7. The facility also hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2011 | By Andrew Blankstein, Rong-Gong Lin II and Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times
A top administrator for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission helped plan and oversee security and emergency services for a huge rave, the 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival, at the same time he was a paid consultant to the company producing the event, which was marred by numerous drug overdoses and the death of a teenage girl. Safety requirements for the annual rave were important to the company because it paid many of the security and first-aid costs. After 15-year-old Sasha Rodriguez died of an Ecstasy overdose, the Los Angeles Police Department said security arrangements were inadequate and drug use at the event was rampant.
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