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March 21, 2013 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
Hollywood boulevardier Joshua Wattles was taking his daily constitutional along the Walk of Fame when he stopped to point at a pole bristling with parking signs. "It's predatory signage," said Wattles' companion, whom he called his "ghostwriter. " "It's gotcha signage," Wattles said, turning to his friend. "How's that? Is that better?" "No, predatory signage," the friend corrected him. The two men were talking about the confusing and contradictory parking signs proliferating in our city.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2013 | By Bob Pool
They come at night for Gustavo Dudamel. They come during the day for Frank Gehry. Not everyone visiting the Walt Disney Concert Hall during its first decade has been interested in experiencing the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, it seems. "I'm not here for the music. I like the architecture," said Lucian Huxley Smith, a 26-year-old writer from London. FULL COVERAGE: Walt Disney Concert Hall at 10 Smith was with Penni Killick, 25, who works for a London literary agency.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2010 | By Samantha Page
In an L.A. landscape where billboards and signage are becoming increasingly contentious issues, the images from a 1972 architectural study of the Las Vegas Strip could make important commentary on the way Angelenos view their city. When "Learning From Las Vegas" was originally released, it turned the architecture community on its head. The study by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour was a revolutionary look at urban sprawl that, among other things, proposed a theory of communication in architecture -- that the billboards and signs that dominated the Vegas landscape organized and gave meaning to it. The seminal work is getting a second look in an exhibition called "Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown," opening Sunday at the Museum of Contemporary Art Pacific Design Center.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
President Obama recently groused that no U.S. airport ranked among the world's top 25 airports. If you're a regular traveler to or from Los Angeles, you may be even more disappointed to learn that Los Angeles International Airport didn't even make the top 100. Obama was referring to a ranking released in April - the Skytrax World Airport Awards - that is based on a survey of 12.1 million travelers around the world. Out of 395 airports worldwide, LAX ranked 109th. It came in at 24th among 50 airports in North America.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013 | By August Brown
It's fitting that Ham &; Eggs Tavern , a new rock 'n' roll dive in downtown L.A., is practically next door to the Golden Gopher, Cedd Moses' first foray into manly historic core gentrification a decade ago. Ham &; Eggs harks back to how the downtown bar scene was just before it transformed into L.A.'s new party Babylon: underlighted, weirdly decorated and just cheap enough to get sauced on $20. Now that King Eddy has been revamped, Ham &;...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1992
Question: What is the bus fare from "District" to "Authority"? Answer: $638,000. (Orange County Transit District to Orange County Transportation Authority, reflecting the cost of changing signage, etc., for the restructured mass transit system). MARK NEU, Huntington Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1998
Regarding Jim Heimann's entertaining lamentation of the dearth of distinctive civic signage (Opinion, Jan. 4): How could he not mention (and you not print a photo of) that one local landmark in possession of all the characteristics he seeks--the Redondo Beach/King Harbor arch? It is at once grand and garish; historic, yet modern; proud regional icon and Chamber of Commerce beacon; a warm, glowing welcome mat and a real estate huckster; and most of all, totally Southern California! DON MOORE Redondo Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2008 | Phil Willon
A Los Angeles condominium developer said Thursday that he has abandoned his dream of adorning a downtown building near Staples Center with a 14-story tall digital sign, inspired by futuristic scenes in the science fiction thriller "Blade Runner." But he still may erect a 150-foot-high display beaming down on nearby Figueroa Street. That proposed sheet of light would be part of a new special signage district approved unanimously by the city's Planning Commission on Thursday. The approval comes as city officials struggle to contain the proliferation of digital billboards and vinyl "supergraphics" that have raised the ire of neighborhoods citywide.
REAL ESTATE
February 8, 1987
The Los Angeles office of Chubb & Son Inc., a national insurance company, has leased 80,000 square feet of space in the new 6500 Wilshire office building for 10 years in a transaction valued at $20 million. Cushman & Wakefield's New York and Los Angeles offices represented both parties in the transaction. The $100-million, 23-story building was developed by Cadillac Fairview Urban Development Co., a Los Angeles-based subsidiary of Toronto-based Cadillac Fairview Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2013 | By Bob Pool
They come at night for Gustavo Dudamel. They come during the day for Frank Gehry. Not everyone visiting the Walt Disney Concert Hall during its first decade has been interested in experiencing the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, it seems. "I'm not here for the music. I like the architecture," said Lucian Huxley Smith, a 26-year-old writer from London. FULL COVERAGE: Walt Disney Concert Hall at 10 Smith was with Penni Killick, 25, who works for a London literary agency.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2013 | By August Brown
It's fitting that Ham & Eggs Tavern, a new rock 'n' roll dive in downtown L.A., is practically next door to the Golden Gopher, Cedd Moses' first foray into manly historic core gentrification a decade ago. Ham & Eggs harks back to how the downtown bar scene was just before it transformed into L.A.'s new party Babylon: underlighted, weirdly decorated and just cheap enough to get sauced on a $20. Now that King Eddy has been revamped, Ham & Eggs is...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013 | By August Brown
It's fitting that Ham &; Eggs Tavern , a new rock 'n' roll dive in downtown L.A., is practically next door to the Golden Gopher, Cedd Moses' first foray into manly historic core gentrification a decade ago. Ham &; Eggs harks back to how the downtown bar scene was just before it transformed into L.A.'s new party Babylon: underlighted, weirdly decorated and just cheap enough to get sauced on $20. Now that King Eddy has been revamped, Ham &;...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2013 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
Hollywood boulevardier Joshua Wattles was taking his daily constitutional along the Walk of Fame when he stopped to point at a pole bristling with parking signs. "It's predatory signage," said Wattles' companion, whom he called his "ghostwriter. " "It's gotcha signage," Wattles said, turning to his friend. "How's that? Is that better?" "No, predatory signage," the friend corrected him. The two men were talking about the confusing and contradictory parking signs proliferating in our city.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
The Universal Pictures comedy "Identity Thief" is nearing $100 million in U.S. ticket sales in its third week of release, making it so far the top-grossing film of 2013 and a surprise hit for the studio. While the film has found a large audience, the R-rated buddy picture is the sort of movie that is considered a tough sell when it comes to the product placement and cross-promotional opportunities that studios capitalize on these days. After all, "Identity Thief," centers on a criminal, played by Melissa McCarthy, who steals people's identities to finance her shopping sprees, among other activities.
NATIONAL
January 8, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- It's getting easier to understand why you got that parking ticket in New York City. No longer will drivers circling blocks like hungry vultures have to simultaneously comprehend lengthy signs outlining parking rules in stilted wordage that the city's transportation chief has likened to totem poles of confusion. Soon, those relics of rhetoric will be replaced by Twitter-sized directives of 140 characters or less aimed at making it easier for drivers to know if they are violating parking rules, officials announced Monday as they unveiled examples of the new models.
NATIONAL
October 11, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
The sixth victim of a disgruntled worker who opened fire   in a Minneapolis sign company has died of his wounds, his family announced on Thursday. Eric Rivers, 42, died at Hennepin County Medical Center on Wednesday night, his family said in a statement posted on the hospital's website. Rivers was the production manager at Accent Signage Systems when Andrew Engeldinger, who had just been fired, walked in and began shooting on Sept. 27. In all, seven people have died from the attack, including Engeldinger, who killed himself.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
President Obama recently groused that no U.S. airport ranked among the world's top 25 airports. If you're a regular traveler to or from Los Angeles, you may be even more disappointed to learn that Los Angeles International Airport didn't even make the top 100. Obama was referring to a ranking released in April - the Skytrax World Airport Awards - that is based on a survey of 12.1 million travelers around the world. Out of 395 airports worldwide, LAX ranked 109th. It came in at 24th among 50 airports in North America.
NEWS
March 1, 2011 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Recognizing that there’s a huge, potentially untapped market in Southern California, a casino resort on Interstate 15 at the Nevada state line has begun catering to Spanish speakers. Since October, Buffalo Bill ’s has been offering gamblers the chance to play blackjack in Spanish. At certain tables, the dealers and pit bosses are bilingual. In January, the resort began offering a Spanish-language concert series featuring music from the banda, conjunto and mariachi genres.
NEWS
March 1, 2011 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Recognizing that there’s a huge, potentially untapped market in Southern California, a casino resort on Interstate 15 at the Nevada state line has begun catering to Spanish speakers. Since October, Buffalo Bill ’s has been offering gamblers the chance to play blackjack in Spanish. At certain tables, the dealers and pit bosses are bilingual. In January, the resort began offering a Spanish-language concert series featuring music from the banda, conjunto and mariachi genres.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2010 | By Samantha Page
In an L.A. landscape where billboards and signage are becoming increasingly contentious issues, the images from a 1972 architectural study of the Las Vegas Strip could make important commentary on the way Angelenos view their city. When "Learning From Las Vegas" was originally released, it turned the architecture community on its head. The study by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour was a revolutionary look at urban sprawl that, among other things, proposed a theory of communication in architecture -- that the billboards and signs that dominated the Vegas landscape organized and gave meaning to it. The seminal work is getting a second look in an exhibition called "Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown," opening Sunday at the Museum of Contemporary Art Pacific Design Center.
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