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July 6, 1986
It is time that the Hollywood Bowl seating be brought into the 20th Century. For most patrons the seating consists of hard, dirty slabs of wood. This may have been acceptable in 1938 when the wood was new, but it's not for today's music lovers. Even box-seat patrons are furnished with old directors chairs that have questionable support. Seating changes have been made for the public at the Greek Theater and the Coliseum. New seats are long overdue for the world-famous Bowl.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Attorney Barbara Mulvaney prosecuted killers in Rwanda and promoted democracy for the U.S. State Department in Iraq before returning to Los Angeles and running for Congress. She could hardly believe it when a local Democratic club barred her - and several other candidates of that party - from the dais at a recent campaign forum. "I'm a very qualified candidate," Mulvaney said in an interview, taking issue with the club's decision to include only those who had raised at least $200,000 for their campaigns.
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SPORTS
June 19, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Daytona International Speedway plans to slash its grandstand seating by 31%, to 101,000 seats from 146,000, as part of a renovation of the track that's expected to cost up to $400 million. The overhaul would include removing the grandstands on the 2.5-mile speedway's back straightaway while enhancing the frontstretch grandstands at the 54-year-old home of NASCAR's Daytona 500 . Every seat on the frontstretch "will be replaced with wider and more comfortable seating, with more restrooms and concession stands throughout the facility," International Speedway Corp., which owns the track, said Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | By Jean Merl
On the biggest political stage of the election season in California, the 17 candidates competing to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman struggled to stand out Sunday at a forum that was long on issues and short on time. Some common priorities emerged among those hoping to occupy the seat that Waxman, a Beverly Hills Democrat, is giving up after four decades: traffic woes and public transportation needs, ways to improve public education and a desire to get special-interest money out of politics - espoused even by some with the biggest war chests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2013 | By Joe Piasecki, Los Angeles Times
The Rose Bowl's new premium seating pavilion has yet to open, but stadium officials say seats are already selling fast. Construction of pavilion and press box levels on the stadium's west side has been the most significant - and expensive - aspect of ongoing stadium renovations now priced at $181 million. The renovation was originally billed as a $152-million effort in 2010, but projected costs climbed to nearly $195 million before city officials down-scaled some planned improvements earlier this year.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
For $5 more per ticket, you can choose and reserve your seat on a Greyhound Lines Inc. bus. The priority seating program debuted in November and was expanded by the Dallas-based company to more than 30 departure cities last month. For more details, visit a Greyhound terminal or call (800) 231-2222.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 1998
Kudos to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. So often we complain about what is not right. This is to acknowledge the installation of new accessible seating for persons in wheelchairs. This renovation in the loge is a marked improvement over current seating in the orchestra section. Thanks to Howard Sherman and the various departments and entities it took to accomplish this construction. BETTY V. GRALIKER Los Angeles
SPORTS
February 6, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
In the hours leading up to the game, stadium officials were dealing with a seating fiasco. Four hundred fans were not able to attend the game because a limited number of sections in temporary seating areas were not completed in time. Originally, 1,250 fans were affected, leaving game workers scrambling to relocate them to similar or better seats. Alternate seating was found for 850 of those people, and the remaining 400 were given a refund of $2,400, triple the face value of their $800 tickets.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2005
If you're planning to see a show at La Jolla Playhouse's new Potiker Theatre, consider your choice of zones: orange, green, blue, yellow or red. Because the theater was designed to be used in a wide range of seating configurations, with capacities that range from 280 to 450, tickets aren't assigned to individual seats. But the seating isn't quite "general admission," either.
BUSINESS
November 4, 1997 | MARLA MATZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Reserved seating has long been standard for live entertainment venues. Now, moviegoers in New York--and soon, Los Angeles--will be able to choose in advance where they'd like to sit in a handful of movie theaters. The 1,600-screen Cineplex Odeon chain and the MovieFone (777-FILM) telephone ticketing service will introduce reserved seats at two midtown Manhattan theaters this month. One is the Ziegfeld, the country's largest single-screen auditorium. Each theater seat will be numbered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
To some in Canoga Park, the Xposed Gentlemen's Club is an unwelcome neighborhood landmark. Residents complain about its sultry billboards featuring scantily clad women. The LAPD tried - and failed - to shut it down, citing complaints of violence, prostitution and drug use. There was a shooting in the parking lot last year; a man's throat was slit in the club a few years back. But the strip club has survived, and its management has made an unusual move - seeking seats on the very same neighborhood council that has been a forum for complaints about it. The owner and two employees of the club ran for seats on the council last month, and one was elected.
NATIONAL
April 23, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
HONOLULU - In primaries across the country - in Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi and other states - Republicans are locked in a heart-and-soul battle between purists and pragmatists clashing over what it means to represent the party, its philosophy and core values. Here in Hawaii there's a similar fight over power and purpose, but this one is between Democrats. It's a fight for a U.S. Senate seat, a rare enough prize in a state that has elected just six people senator since statehood in 1959.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
If you thought airlines could find no new ways to squeeze more passengers into each plane, you are underestimating the resolve of the airline industry. At this month's Aircraft Interior Expo in Hamburg, Germany, many of the 500 exhibitors were promoting new ideas to cut down on weight - thus saving airlines fuel - and innovative layouts to fit more seats per cabin. Among the concepts offered at the expo was a set of seats that put passengers face to face, seats that are installed in a staggered, diagonal layout and redesigning lavatories to wedge in a few extra passengers in the back of the cabin.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has rolled out a roomier seat dubbed the "Giant Seat. " It represents the latest way the airline industry has created new seating options for travelers willing to pay more for extra elbow room. In the first row and the mid-cabin emergency exit row, the six Giant Seats on the carrier's Boeing 757 offer more than 36 inches of legroom and a width of 25 inches, compared with a typical 17.5-inch width on Allegiant's economy seats. The seats are locked in a semi-reclined position.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has rolled out a roomier airplane seat dubbed the “Giant Seat.” It represents the latest new seating options the airline industry has created for travelers willing to pay more for extra elbow room.  Located in the first row and the mid-cabin emergency exit row, the six Giant Seats on the carrier's Boeing 757 offer more than 36 inches of legroom and a width of 25 inches, compared with a typical 17.5-inch width...
SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan and Eric Pincus
Another sign of a team in decline - empty seats. There have been nine non-sellouts at home for the Lakers, a surprising number for a team that enjoyed 270 consecutive packed crowds at Staples Center until earlier this season. The franchise was startled when the sellout streak ended in mid-November against New Orleans. Now that game is considered the tip of the attendance iceberg. Last month was particularly bad for the Lakers, who failed to sell out five of eight home games, including one against the Clippers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1996
The prized box seats at the San Gabriel Auditorium are not what they used to be. Time has taken its toll on the original wicker chairs from 1927 and the City Council on Tuesday approved plans to replace them. "Surprisingly enough, we still have the original chairs. However, they are now in a state of deterioration and decay, and finally must be replaced," said Bill Shaw, auditorium manager.
SPORTS
May 10, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
UCLA students tallied the first victory of the new Pauley Pavilion era Tuesday when Athletic Director Dan Guerrero announced they would continue to have sideline floor seating inside the renovated arena. It was a come-from-behind triumph for the students, who in an advisory vote last week as part of undergraduate student elections overwhelmingly rejected the athletic department's plans to move all students behind one basket. "I'm thrilled," said Sean Wang, a graduate student in statistics who was instrumental in getting the advisory vote on the student ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Setting the stage for a shake-up in city politics, a councilman and a real estate investor held off heavily favored Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal in Long Beach's mayoral election and will meet in a June runoff. Unofficial tallies in Tuesday's vote showed Councilman Robert Garcia leading the pack with 25.4% of the vote, and former NFL player and real estate investor Damon Dunn close behind with 22.3%. Lowenthal, a political heavyweight in the port city, garnered 19.6%. It marked the first time in her lengthy career that she lost an election day contest.
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