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July 6, 2003 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
With its high ceilings, six old-fashioned brass fire poles and nearly a dozen antique fire engines, the Los Angeles Fire Department Museum looks like a set from a Hollywood back lot. The only thing missing is actor Kurt Russell sliding down a pole, as he did in the 1991 film "Backdraft." But Fire Station 27 has a greater purpose: keeping the flame of L.A. Fire Department history.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2003 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
With its high ceilings, six old-fashioned brass fire poles and nearly a dozen antique fire engines, the Los Angeles Fire Department Museum looks like a set from a Hollywood back lot. The only thing missing is actor Kurt Russell sliding down a pole, as he did in the 1991 film "Backdraft." But Fire Station 27 has a greater purpose: keeping the flame of L.A. Fire Department history.
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January 25, 2014 | By David Ng
Art enthusiasts, dabblers and neophytes: This is your final call. Saturday is the day when many of Southern California's major museums are offering free admission to the general public. No art-school prerequisites are required, though they will certainly help. The official list features 20 participating museum venues, including the  Los Angeles County Museum of Art , the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Orange County Museum of Art. The Getty is also participating, but the museum normally offers free admission to all, with free timed tickets required for the Getty Villa.
NEWS
October 18, 1990
Groundbreaking has begun on a Los Angeles city fire station in Hollywood, to replace an aging station that will be turned into the city's first official Fire Department museum, officials said Wednesday. Fire Station 27, at 1333 N. Cole Ave., was scheduled to be completed by December, 1991, but may take longer because of construction delays, according to city Fire Capt. Anthony Baldassano. Groundbreaking began Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2009 | By Esmeralda Bermudez
For years, the Dibble sisters kept their grandfather's badge safely tucked away in a jewelry box. A Los Angeles firefighter, he was killed in the line of duty in 1935. His silver badge, a photo and stories passed down by relatives were the only mementos left of him. A year ago when the devastating Sayre fire ripped through the Oakridge Mobile Home Park, Cher and Pamela Dibble lost their home and their cherished keepsakes. "We were left to dig through nothing but ashes with our two hands," said Cher Dibble.
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January 8, 2014 | By David Ng
Twenty venues around Southern California will offer free admission on Jan. 25 as part of the annual Museums Free-for-All program. Participating museums include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Orange County Museum of Art. The offer is valid for general museum admission only, organizers said, and may not apply to special ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply at each venue. RELATED: Big weekend on tap for art, and that's just the beginning The free day can offer substantial savings for families.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2009 | Esmeralda Bermudez
For years, the Dibble sisters kept their grandfather's badge safely tucked away in a jewelry box. A Los Angeles firefighter, he was killed in the line of duty in 1935. His silver badge, a photo and stories passed down by relatives were the only mementos left of him. A year ago when the devastating Sayre fire ripped through the Oakridge Mobile Home Park, Cher and Pamela Dibble lost their home and their cherished keepsakes. "We were left to dig through nothing but ashes with our two hands," said Cher Dibble.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2006 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Among the most notorious California wildfires, the Bel-Air/Brentwood fire began in a trash heap 45 years ago this month -- a blaze that left hundreds of the rich and famous homeless in what Life magazine called "A Tragedy Trimmed in Mink" and prompted brush clearance laws and an eventual city ban on wood shingle roofs. On a warm November morning in 1961, a Sherman Oaks construction crew, working just north of Bel-Air, noticed smoke and flames coming from a nearby pile of rubbish.
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April 18, 1995 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With its finely restored interior and turn-of-the-century architecture, old Fire Station 23 in Downtown Los Angeles is one of the choicest filming locations in town. The "Ghostbusters" movies were shot there. So were "Police Academy II," "The Mask," "V.I. Warshawski" and dozens of other films, commercials and music videos. But the city of Los Angeles, which owns the historic station, has not received any of the rent or film fees paid during the past decade, or any of the interest it has earned.
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