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June 7, 1991 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A foundation that provides about one-fourth of the money used to support the financially strapped Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History has bought a $49,000 Japanese luxury sedan for the museum's director and his wife. The top-of-the-line 1990 Lexus LS 400, part of a small fleet of automobiles assigned to top museum executives, was purchased last Oct.
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June 7, 1991 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A foundation that provides about one-fourth of the money used to support the financially strapped Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History has bought a $49,000 Japanese luxury sedan for the museum's director and his wife. The top-of-the-line 1990 Lexus LS 400, part of a small fleet of automobiles assigned to top museum executives, was purchased last Oct.
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November 2, 2002 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
Philanthropist Eli Broad has given $1.19 million and lent $1 million to the campaign for Measure A, an earthquake and fire safety bond measure that would provide $250 million in capital improvement funds to cultural facilities, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. In filings with the county clerk, backers of the measure reported a Broad contribution of $1,189,027.14 on Oct. 15. He made the $1-million loan nine days later.
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April 18, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday ordered a 30-day feasibility study of a proposal to merge the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History with the Arboreta and Botanic Gardens department, but there were strong indications of quickly escalating opposition to the plan.
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April 7, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County officials are considering a merger of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History and the county Arboreta and Botanic Gardens in a plan that would be a major restructuring of natural science facilities in Southern California, The Times has learned. The merger plan was described Friday by Craig Black, director of the natural history museum, and a spokeswoman for county Chief Administrative Officer Richard Dixon as preliminary and tentative.
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February 28, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History--already embroiled in an audit dispute with the National Science Foundation over more than $254,000 in grant money--has ordered employees to re-create, months after the fact, detailed records showing how much time they spent working on government-funded projects.
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October 30, 1996 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the surface, the $319-million parks measure on the Los Angeles County ballot is very simple. Underneath lies a story of intense behind-the-scenes bargaining at the Board of Supervisors. For Measure A was carefully crafted to draw maximum support by offering something for almost everyone from young people in danger of joining gangs to seniors needing a safe place to meet. The ballot measure would raise property taxes modestly--an estimated $6.
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January 10, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History has lost its eligibility to apply for new federal support from the National Science Foundation in a dispute over more than $250,000 in grant money the government contends may have been misspent. The science foundation has relaxed the ban on new grant funding in one instance in the last few weeks, but the situation is somewhat ironic since Craig C.
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April 2, 2006 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
NOBODY chokes on their Cheerios anymore hearing that Tom Cruise might make $80 million on one movie ("The Last Samurai") or that the Rolling Stones gross $162 million in a year of touring (last year). But since when do museum people make a million a year, and since when do we hear about it? These questions occurred to many people in February, when Barry Munitz resigned his well-paying post as president of the J. Paul Getty Trust.
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