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October 31, 2013 |
Los Angeles school police have sharply curtailed the number of tickets issued for truancy to L.A. Unified students by 93.7% over the last four years, reflecting a step back from punitive disciplinary practices, according to a new report . The report, by the Community Rights Campaign, an organizing effort to shift student disciplinary actions from police to schools and communities, also found that tickets for all offenses plunged by 54.8% from...
July 5, 2012 |
This was the last year that BET staged its annual awards spectacle at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, where it'd been held since 2006, and Sunday's telecast lived up to its "Too big to miss" tagline. The three-hour-plus production saw the highly antcipated return of D'Angelo, over-the-top performances by Kanye West (and his G.O.O.D. Music clan), Nicki Minaj and an emotional tribute to the late Whitney Houston led by her mother, Cissy. Though not a ratings smash -- it drew 7.4 million viewers, down slightly from last year's 7.7 million -- next year's telecast could change that.
October 2, 2009 |
If you buy season tickets from the Dodgers, you won't pay more next year. If you buy tickets for a game here and there, you might. The Dodgers lead the National League in attendance, and they are on the verge of winning back-to-back division championships for the first time in 31 years, but they have nonetheless decided to freeze the price of season tickets for the second consecutive year. The Dodgers are expected, however, to raise single-game prices for the most popular home dates next season.
November 26, 2012 |
They call La Tienda the home of the "Utah Lottery," but the convenience store is in Idaho, in the border town of Franklin. And as Powerball's jackpot swells to a record $425 million, Utah residents hoping to strike it rich are fleeing their state's lottery ban for this ticket-selling store in droves. "This weekend we had four registers running, and they were going 15 or 20 [people] deep," said La Tienda owner K.C. Spackman, who guesses that 90% of his customers are from Utah and who sold a winning $1-million ticket to a Utah mother and daughter last year.
February 24, 2009 |
Adopting a budding trend in the NHL and taking it a step further, the Ducks on Monday froze all ticket prices for next season at current levels and froze food, beverage and parking prices at the Honda Center. The Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild were in the forefront of freezing season-ticket prices for 2009-10, reflecting concern about the sour economy, with the Hurricanes locking in season-ticket holders' prices for three seasons.
December 1, 2009 |
The Angels have raised the price of some season tickets, cut the price of others and frozen prices on parking, concessions and single-game tickets. The Angels also added "preferred" seating categories on the field and terrace levels, with Angel Stadium now divided into 32 categories. For a year in which the All-Star game will be played at Angel Stadium, with season-seat holders guaranteed the opportunity to buy an All-Star game ticket, the Angels raised season prices by an average of 4.1%, spokesman Tim Mead said.
November 11, 2013 |
Want to see Bette Midler's upcoming run at the Geffen Playhouse in her one-woman show, “I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers?” It'll cost you. The best tickets for the 19-performance stand Dec. 3-21 were going for $397 on the Geffen's ticketing Web page Friday afternoon. Add a $9 "Internet convenience fee” and a $2 “facility fee,” and you've exceeded the magic $400 per ticket mark that has prevailed for more than a decade for the best seats to the hottest shows on Broadway in New York, but never had been breached, to our knowledge, for a regular performance in L.A. But it's Broadway wherever the Divine Miss M goes, one might say. The cheapest tickets to the John Logan play in which Midler stars as the late Hollywood agent Mengers, were priced at $87, not counting fees.
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June 29, 2010 |
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has argued for weeks that his acceptance of free tickets to concerts, awards shows and athletic events is not subject to state gift disclosure law because his attendance is part of his official duties. Yet beyond the thorny legal issues, Villaraigosa faces a political question: Can he drive a hard bargain with entities that do millions of dollars in business with the city if they are also giving him access to pricey entertainment? Villaraigosa has been spotted in a box behind home plate singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" with Frank McCourt, owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, at one of 15 games he says he attended free of charge since 2005.
May 3, 2013 |
Vegas Uncork'd , Bon Appétit magazine's four-day feast for the palate, returns to Las Vegas May 9-12 with a variety of food-related activities at various resorts along the Strip. Two dozen world-class chefs whose restaurants hold a combined 84 Michelin stars will participate. Although more than half of the 29 events are sold out, tickets are still available for several activities, including: Three Margarita Lunch with Border Grill's Mary Sue Milliken. The event, noon to 2p.m.
September 17, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. The first opportunity to buy tickets for three Eagles shows that will open the reinvigorated Forum in Inglewood in January begins Friday before they go on general sale on Sept. 28. Those who register online by Thursday for a “fan invitation” program will be eligible for an e-mail offer to buy tickets starting Friday. Instructions state that “select fans will receive invitations by email to purchase tickets.” Those who buy tickets through the random selection process also will receive a commemorative poster from the shows.