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December 21, 1997 | DARYL STRICKLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Next week's Rose Bowl game, pitting the top-ranked University of Michigan against Washington State University, is on track to draw huge crowds and business for Southern California's tourism industry. Hotels in Pasadena and Los Angeles are filling early, with the demand for rooms spilling over to many Orange County hotels, which also expect to be packed.
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October 21, 1987 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
After a day of touring City Hall, Angelus Plaza, the Music Center and other old-time and innovative Los Angeles edifices Tuesday, a group of four leading Soviet architects paused outside the Museum of Contemporary Art and gawked at a 43-foot-long Swiss Army knife now under construction. Unlike many of the other structures they had visited, Yuri Platonov said, the Oldenburg sculpture was as fascinating for its portability as for its size and scale.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1994 | JENNIFER OLDHAM
The city of Glendale will cap off a series of events designed to attract World Cup visitors to the area with a Cruise Night tonight in the city's downtown business district. The event, featuring a 250-vehicle classic car show and a street concert with Dick Dale and Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. along Brand Boulevard between Broadway and California Avenue. Officials expect more than 10,000 people to attend the barbecue and concert.
BUSINESS
October 13, 2001 | BONNIE HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hotel occupancy last month fell about 30% in Orange and Los Angeles counties, with downtown Los Angeles taking the biggest hit. Analysts said visitors gradually have been returning, but the recovery is fragile. Hotels fielded a stream of cancellations Friday, the day after the FBI issued its first public alert warning of possible terrorist attacks in the next several days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1997 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Waving big dollars at cash-starved Long Beach city leaders, the operator of the Queen Mary on said Tuesday he wants to take the famed ship to Tokyo Bay for three to five years in return for making badly needed repairs. Joseph Prevratil, who operates the Queen Mary under a lease from the city, proposed to spend $40 million on improvements to the 60-year-old ship and pay the city $5 million each year it is in Japan. "The Queen Mary needs an overhaul.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1999
Six people were injured, one seriously, when a tourist helicopter crashed Tuesday morning in a canyon on Santa Catalina Island. A U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter, alerted by the tour company, found the downed aircraft about noon and ferried the injured to a Torrance hospital. The pilot, the seventh person aboard the aircraft, refused treatment and was left at the crash site, said Lt. Carol Stearns of the Coast Guard's Los Angeles command center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1990 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 248 sailors aboard the British warship Cleopatra worried that they might be set adrift in the big city when they docked in Long Beach last month for a 19-day Southland visit. They had been warned that tourist attractions are expensive and scattered all over sprawling Los Angeles. They had heard stories about Southern Californians being too busy in the fast lane to talk to their neighbors, much less to strangers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1997 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Businessman Joseph F. Prevratil, a onetime amusement park entrepreneur who now operates the Queen Mary, was laying ambitious plans to move the famed ship from Long Beach to Tokyo in a deal valued in the tens of millions of dollars, even as he was fighting off creditors in a bankruptcy in Riverside. The fusion of blue-sky dreams and bankruptcy comes as no surprise to those who have followed Prevratil's career.
BUSINESS
March 7, 1992 | BETTINA BOXALL and ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Walt Disney Co. announced Friday that it is pulling out of its Long Beach operation at the Queen Mary and Spruce Goose, throwing the future of the famed tourist attractions in doubt and extinguishing the city's hopes that Disney would develop part of the local waterfront. Disney's departure comes on the heels of its decision last December to abandon plans for building a major theme park on the Queen Mary site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1994 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of a new organization aimed at boosting the Antelope Valley's economy on Wednesday endorsed a $300,000 marketing campaign and vowed to help set up a program to bring more tourists and film crews to the area. The Antelope Valley Regional Partnership, made up of city and business leaders from Palmdale and Lancaster, plus representatives of Antelope Valley College and Los Angeles County, discussed the economic development issues during a kickoff meeting at the college.
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