November 14, 2003 |
Disney Hall's unconventional tiles held up to their first big storm Wednesday night. Terry Bell, project architect and a partner with architect Frank Gehry's firm, was jubilant that the storm resulted in only one minor caulking leak in a skylight. It was patched before that evening's Keith Jarrett concert. "Considering the miles of potential leaks" in a structure like Disney Hall, Bell said Thursday, "That's pretty good." * Diane Haithman
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2010 |
The Schwarzenegger administration plans to close one of California's last large institutional care centers for people with profound developmental disabilities. The 82-year old Lanterman Developmental Center in Pomona, which houses 398 people with severe autism, cerebral palsy and other lifelong disabilities, could shut its doors within two years, said Terri Delgadillo, director of the state Department of Developmental Services. The population of the 302-acre campus has dwindled from a peak of nearly 3,000 in the late 1960s, when a change in state law discouraged housing the developmentally disabled in large institutions.
October 26, 2003 |
THE HYPE Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Pittsburgh Fitzgerald keeps catching touchdown passes -- he tied Michigan State's Charles Rogers with a TD catch for the 13th consecutive game Saturday -- but if a sophomore wide receiver wins the Heisman, it's going to be one with a Southern Cal address. THE TYPE Tatum Bell, RB, Oklahoma State Quick, name the three Oklahoma State running backs with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. If Barry Sanders was one of your choices, you're wrong.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1993 |
The Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus in West Hills will temporarily close for repairs early next year, sending thousands who use educational, counseling, recreational and other services there to temporary sites. The repairs of leaks in the roof and possible reinforcement of the 6-year-old structure for earthquake safety is expected to take at least six months, said John Fishel, executive vice president of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, which operates the campus.
July 29, 2006 |
A complex lawsuit over who should bear unexpectedly high construction costs for Walt Disney Concert Hall has been settled, with builders to receive $13.3 million from the hall's parent corporation and an additional $4.5 million under architect Frank Gehry's professional liability insurance policy. Steve Getzug, a spokesman for Walt Disney Concert Hall Inc., said Friday that it will meet its $13.
August 6, 2003 |
Builders of Walt Disney Concert Hall crossed a crucial bureaucratic threshold on Monday when county officials granted a temporary certificate of occupancy for most of the $274-million building. "It's a milestone for sure," said Terry Bell, project architect for the office of lead architect Frank O. Gehry. "If they wanted to fill the hall tomorrow, they could. You couldn't have said that before [Monday] afternoon."