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November 13, 2010
'Skyline' MPAA rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some language and brief sexual content Running time: 1 hour, 32 minutes Playing: In general release
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A campaign mailer that arrived in thousands of Long Beach homes Tuesday had all the trappings of a political blockbuster - the face and endorsement of Gov. Jerry Brown on one side, a quote from a local business owner, and a photo of a glittering waterfront skyline on the other, with the words "Getting things done for Long Beach. " There was just one problem for Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, a 40-year Long Beach resident who is running for mayor. The skyline photo is of San Diego, featuring the distinctive One America Plaza overlooking the harbor and a Navy vessel hugging the shoreline.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2010
"Skyline," a PG-13 rated science-fiction thriller, opens in general release Friday, but distributor Universal did not screen the movie in advance for critics. A review will appear in Calendar and online at latimes.com/moviereviews as soon as it is available.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc, This post has been corrected, as indicated below
A campaign mailer that arrived in thousands of Long Beach homes Tuesday had all the trappings of a political blockbuster - the face and endorsement of Gov. Jerry Brown on one side, a quote from a local business owner, and a photo of a glittering waterfront skyline on the other, with the words “Getting things done for Long Beach.” But there was one problem for Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, a Long Beach mayoral candidate. The skyline photo was of San Diego, featuring such landmarks as the distinctive One America Plaza.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2010 | By Michael Phillips
In "Skyline," which offers a few stray sights of enticing PG-13 grossness but not much of a movie, space aliens drop in on Los Angeles, luring the city's residents with mesmerizing shafts of unholy blue light. It's like a trip to a Kmart staffed by the ugliest beings imaginable. The poseurs littering the story, several of whom work in the special effects industry but act like millionaire gangstas, deliver each new straight line on cue. "Morning already?" wonders the visiting pregnant Brooklynite played by Scottie Thompson (best thing in the film)
NATIONAL
March 25, 2009
NATIONAL
December 13, 2010 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
As urban skylines go, few are more striking than Seattle's sharp, clean panorama of skyscrapers looming above the waterfront, the snowy peaks of the Cascade Mountains in the background. Starting next year, visitors may quickly become aware that the tall building near the center of the tableau is the corporate headquarters of Russell Investments ? a coup for the city's economic development team and a kick in the stomach to the legions of urban design aficionados who have long worked overtime to fashion Seattle as the gold standard for liberal urban cool.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A campaign mailer that arrived in thousands of Long Beach homes Tuesday had all the trappings of a political blockbuster - the face and endorsement of Gov. Jerry Brown on one side, a quote from a local business owner, and a photo of a glittering waterfront skyline on the other, with the words "Getting things done for Long Beach. " There was just one problem for Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, a 40-year Long Beach resident who is running for mayor. The skyline photo is of San Diego, featuring the distinctive One America Plaza overlooking the harbor and a Navy vessel hugging the shoreline.
NEWS
March 30, 2011
Times reader "galkab" shot this sunset view of downtown Los Angeles near the corner of 9 th Street and Broadway. The photographer captures a hodgepodge of historic and modern buildings in this scene. On the right is the Eastern Columbia Building, once the headquarters of the Eastern Outfitting Co. and the Columbia Outfitting Co. Opened in 1930, it now houses condominiums. Just to left of that building is the 777 Tower at 777 S. Figueroa St. This 52-floor high-rise was completed in 1991.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2013 | By Joe Flint
The new CW drama "The Carrie Diaries" -- a prequel to the HBO hit "Sex and the City" about a teenage Carrie Bradshaw -- goes out of its way to try to get 1980s New York City right. When Carrie hits the Big Apple, we see a graffiti-covered subway train and gritty neighborhoods. There are Checker cabs roaming the streets. We are taken back to the vibrant post-punk era night life. There's only one thing we don't see: The World Trade Center. VIDEO: Winter TV preview Despite lots of skyline shots of the city and a setting in downtown New York, where the law firm Carrie is interning at is located, the Twin Towers are nowhere to be found.
NEWS
March 3, 2014 | By Trishna Patel
Christopher Roman first heard about Skyline 2014 via his trusty Twitter newsfeed. The free art show, composed of 10 experimental and interactive art installations showcasing Los Angeles' ever-changing landscape, was available for public viewing from Feb. 13-22. With his Nikon D7100, Roman photographed the silhouette of a fellow University of Southern California classmate in front of “Liminoid Garden" , an exhibition by artist Filipa Valente at the Cooper Design Space . “I think free cultural events such as Skyline are a major asset and a critical component of downtown's continued revitalization,” Roman said.
BUSINESS
February 17, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
New Chinese owners are set to break ground on a sprawling hotel and residential complex that's expected to alter L.A.'s skyline and cement a growing Asian footprint in downtown Los Angeles. Moving at a pace rare in Southern California development, owner Greenland Group of Shanghai vowed Friday to start work shortly on the first phase of a $1-billion project that will be constructed on a vast parking lot along the Harbor Freeway just north of Staples Center and LA Live. Known as Metropolis Los Angeles, the development will feature a 38-story residential skyscraper and a four-star luxury hotel.
NATIONAL
December 2, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON--Will visitors to the nation's capital still be able to see a skyline that includes the Washington Monument, the U.S. Capitol and other national landmarks if Congress relaxes century-old building height restrictions?  That was perhaps the biggest - and still unresolved - question raised at a congressional hearing Monday on a proposal  to allow taller buildings in the District of Columbia. The hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee highlighted divisions over the issue, with two planning officials taking opposite positions.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
After a bit of controversy, Chase Bank has added its name to the downtown Los Angeles skyline. The bank reached a deal to pay condo owners at 1100 Wilshire Blvd. $17,500 per month for the right to put its name on their 37-story building on the western edge of the downtown skyline. One of the homeowners was so upset about the deal that he sought to block it in court, but a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge refused to intervene. The new sign was installed earlier this month.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2013 | By Cale Ottens
Dustin House and co-workers spent a recent morning in a massive hole in downtown Los Angeles where the 73-story Wilshire Grand Hotel will soon rise to become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. As one of the superintendents for the $1-billion project, House - wearing his hard hat, protective sunglasses and work boots - oversees the workers pulling the last bit of concrete from the old Wilshire Grand site, which is in the final stages of demolition this month. But later this year the big job begins as crews start pouring the concrete foundation and working their way up, floor by floor.
WORLD
February 4, 2013 | By Lauren Frayer, Los Angeles Times
VALENCIA, Spain - A 2009 snapshot shows the president of Spain's Valencia region cruising along in a $200,000 Ferrari. It was Francisco Camps' victory lap, after presiding over the Formula One European Grand Prix and the America's Cup yacht race. Valencia was dubbed the "California of Spain" for its gorgeous coastline, modern architecture and mind-set. Construction of upscale homes and resorts was booming. Four years later, that Ferrari photo has become an embarrassing reminder of Valencia's heady growth years - and how much has gone awry since then.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc, This post has been corrected, as indicated below
A campaign mailer that arrived in thousands of Long Beach homes Tuesday had all the trappings of a political blockbuster - the face and endorsement of Gov. Jerry Brown on one side, a quote from a local business owner, and a photo of a glittering waterfront skyline on the other, with the words “Getting things done for Long Beach.” But there was one problem for Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, a Long Beach mayoral candidate. The skyline photo was of San Diego, featuring such landmarks as the distinctive One America Plaza.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Visual effects artists Colin and Greg Strause have toppled digital elephants in "300," aged Brad Pitt backward for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and cloned one actor into identical twins for "The Social Network. " The brothers' task on "Skyline" is perhaps more daunting: proving themselves as full-fledged independent filmmakers. Visual effects designers occasionally graduate into directing jobs ? Eric Brevig ("Journey to the Center of the Earth") and Stefen Fangmeier ("Eragon")
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2013 | By Joe Flint
The new CW drama "The Carrie Diaries" -- a prequel to the HBO hit "Sex and the City" about a teenage Carrie Bradshaw -- goes out of its way to try to get 1980s New York City right. When Carrie hits the Big Apple, we see a graffiti-covered subway train and gritty neighborhoods. There are Checker cabs roaming the streets. We are taken back to the vibrant post-punk era night life. There's only one thing we don't see: The World Trade Center. VIDEO: Winter TV preview Despite lots of skyline shots of the city and a setting in downtown New York, where the law firm Carrie is interning at is located, the Twin Towers are nowhere to be found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2012 | By Larry Harnisch, Los Angeles Times
A few years before he died, photographer C.C. Pierce practically gave away his life's work - a vast collection of remarkable pictures focused on 40 years of explosive growth in Los Angeles, from bucolic outpost to bustling metropolis. The Huntington Library, then a young institution with little money for acquisitions, was finally able to come throughwith a small sum for Pierce, getting an incredible bargain for an archive that is now priceless. "As each year goes by, it seems to take two or three years off my effectiveness in carrying on the business," he wrote to the Huntington in 1939 in hopes that it would buy his more than 10,000 photos.
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