CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 |
Seventy feet below Wilshire Boulevard, cater-corner from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's street-lamp installation, fresh air roaring from giant ventilation pipes dulled the sickly sweet smell of petroleum. Amid the clatter of jackhammers and the whine of a mini-excavator, paleontologist Kim Scott scouted the tarry muck for relics from a long-buried beach. She had plenty of choices. Major construction on the highly anticipated Westside subway extension won't begin until next year, but an exploratory shaft dug at the corner of Ogden Drive to assess soil conditions for future stations and tunnels has burped up a bonanza of prehistoric swag.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2012 |
A Los Angeles jury on Friday spared the life of a man convicted of killing a 2-year-old boy, his mother and his nanny, finding that the man should instead receive life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2003 murders. The panel deliberated less than a day before deciding against the death penalty for Robin Kyu Cho, 53, who was convicted last week of three counts of murder for fatally shooting the three people in the family's Miracle Mile-area apartment. The gruesomeness of the murders, in which a toddler was shot and the 30-year-old mother was bound and gagged with packaging tape, shocked Los Angeles' large Korean community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2012 |
A former neighbor was found guilty of murder Tuesday in the slayings of a 2-year-old boy, his mother and the child's nanny in a Miracle Mile-area apartment nine years ago. As the first guilty verdict was read, Robin Kyu Cho collapsed forward onto a table, buried his face in his hands and began sobbing, his shoulders heaving. His attorney, Andrew Flier, crumpled a piece of paper and abruptly stood up while the verdicts were being read, angrily throwing the paper into a trash can. The jury deliberated for about a week before returning the verdicts.
March 4, 2012 |
For those who want to spend more time than money in Las Vegas, here are 21 things to do for less than $21, all aimed at keeping the bottom line low and the fun factor high. 1. Springs Preserve. Forsake the fake pyramid and fake Statue of Liberty for a power walk through the real Vegas: 110 acres of pre-Bugsy Siegel desert. There are miles of cactus-filled trails, botanic gardens and a museum that pays tribute to the city's Mojave Desert roots. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
September 12, 2011 |
The Beverly Hills headquarters building of Live Nation Entertainment Inc., the world's largest concert promoter, was sold by former entertainment mogul Michael Ovitz to a New York landlord for $20 million. Tishman Speyer bought the renovated industrial building near City Hall from Ovitz and his partners. The property at 9348 Civic Center Drive was built in 1925 as an ice and cold storage plant and is still known as the Ice House. It was converted into offices in the mid-1990s. Live Nation, which merged with rival Ticketmaster last year, has been the main tenant in the four-story Ice House since 2006 and plans to stay there until at least 2020, according to real estate data provider CoStar.
September 5, 2011 |
With the hospitality industry showing signs of recovery, a new boutique hotel has opened on Wilshire Boulevard near the Miracle Mile district in Los Angeles. A medical office building completed in 1951 was heavily renovated to create the 74-room Hotel Wilshire, which developers hope will appeal to business and leisure travelers visiting Beverly Hills, Hollywood and other nearby neighborhoods. The hotel at 6317 Wilshire Blvd. was developed by OSM Investment Co., which also owns the Elan Hotel on Beverly Boulevard.