CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2000
The Aquarium of the Pacific, a cornerstone of the city's effort to remake itself as a major tourist destination, lost $2.2 million for the nine-month period ending in June, the most recent financial reports show. The attraction has been suffering a steady decline in attendance and revenue since its strong opening two years ago. Aquarium officials predict the facility will attract about 1.1 million visitors for fiscal 2000, well below initial projections of 2 million visitors a year. Between Oct.