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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
Customers renting private booths at the city's two karaoke studios can sing the night away--and into the early morning. The owners of both of the karaoke studios received the approval of the Planning Commission last week to extend their hours of operation beyond 2 a.m. Elvis!? Karaoke Studios, 18914 Brookhurst St., was told it could stay open until 4 a.m. Only You, 18120 Brookhurst St., was granted permission to remain open until 3 a.m.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1997 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The home of George Jetson and Scooby-Doo will not be named a Los Angeles city landmark despite pleas from cartoon fans who wanted the Hanna-Barbera Productions studio protected as an irreplaceable part of entertainment and California history. The city Cultural Heritage Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously and, members said, "reluctantly" to deny cultural-historic monument status to the Cahuenga Boulevard studio of three green and yellow buildings next to the Hollywood Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1997
An annual student art show that was scheduled to begin at Redondo Union High School on Thursday was canceled after a fire in a large pottery oven gutted two classrooms--housing art and English classes--and destroyed more than 30 years of student artwork. Ten firetrucks arrived at the school about 5 a.m. Wednesday and were able to contain the blaze before it spread throughout the building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO
CBS will ask the city for permission to embark on a major expansion of its studio facilities at a zoning hearing today. Specifically, the television network wants permission to build seven sound stages on residentially zoned land and to build above height limits on Radford Avenue in Studio City. The 245,000-square-foot project includes dressing rooms, storage areas, production support areas and 1,202 parking spaces.
NEWS
June 8, 1996 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposed expansion of the NBC studios would nearly triple the amount of building space at its 44-acre studio lot in Burbank. 1) Office buildings 2) Parking structures 3) New studio buildings Expansion Details * Size of NBC Studios: 44 acres * Proposed additions: Six new studios, four 15-story office buildings and three six-story parking structures. * Current office and studio space: 845,000 sq. feet * After expansion: 2,364,000 sq.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1997 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The complex of rusting warehouses on the eastern edge of Santa Monica looks forsaken by time with its ramshackle walls and weather-beaten doors. But behind the collection of hulking steel skeletons lies a tight-knit enclave of painters, photographers and other artisans who have turned the former factory site into an avant-garde niche that includes prominent contemporary art galleries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1993 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gold stars with the names of such celebrities as Michael Jackson and Madonna adorn the doors of the 11 private rooms at Elvis!? Karaoke Studios. Small, mirrored rooms lined with cozy wall sofas are rented by the hour so patrons can belt out their favorite tunes--in privacy or in the company of friends and family. Inside the "Michael Jackson" room, Michelle Liu and Kevin Pan, both 22, take turns with the microphone. Liu sings along in Chinese; Pan chooses Korean.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2012 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
On a typical day, Kun Lee, owner of Bake It Again Sam, prepares 360 bagels and 240 muffins for his famous customer across the street. And that's not counting the scrambled eggs, sandwiches, quesadillas, cookies and specialty order birthday cakes he often serves up to the crews of such television shows as"Pretty Little Liars" and"Shameless. " "They're a big chunk of my business," Lee said. "If it wasn't for them, I would have gone under a long time ago. " Bake It Again Sam is among 1,200 vendors and suppliers in Burbank that provide more than $550 million worth of goods and services each year to one of the city's A-list residents: Warner Bros.Entertainment, the studio behind such movie franchises as "Harry Potter" and "The Dark Knight" and popular TV shows "The Big Bang Theory" and"2 Broke Girls" on CBS. PHOTOS: Hollywood back lot moments In 2010, the studio spent a total of $1.58 billion on products and services from companies across Los Angeles County and paid $2.5 billion in wages and residuals to county residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1997 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Baseball historian Larry Zuckerman felt right at home. "Here's where it was," he announced, tucking old maps and fading photos under his arm and pointing to the middle of a driveway at the back door of one of Hollywood's busiest television studios. "This is the spot." Preparing to commemorate Gilmore Field with a plaque this weekend, 40 years after the last pitch was thrown toward the demolished baseball stadium's home plate, Zuckerman had scored.
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