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February 20, 1999 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sometime next summer, people will begin to stream past the history lessons lining the walls of the new Universal City subway station. They'll be roughly 153 years too late to witness the moment that paved the way for California statehood, but the second-to-last station on the Metro Red Line aims to remind them. Though it now sits in the shadow of glitzy Universal Studios, the spot at the corner of Lankershim Boulevard and the Ventura Freeway once hosted American Lt. Col. John C.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1999 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sometime next summer, people will begin to stream past the history lessons lining the walls of the new Universal City subway station. They'll be roughly 153 years too late to witness the moment that paved the way for California statehood, but the second-to-last station on the Metro Red Line aims to remind them. Though it now sits in the shadow of glitzy Universal Studios, the spot at the corner of Lankershim Boulevard and the Ventura Freeway once hosted American Lt. Col. John C.
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February 1, 1995 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
An agreement between Los Angeles County and MCA Inc. to split the construction costs of a new fire station in Universal City was approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The fire station, which will be located on MCA-owned property, will replace Fire Station 60 with a larger, improved station, county officials said. The new facility will serve the nearby entertainment complex and surrounding areas, said an aide to Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who represents the area.
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February 1, 1995 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
An agreement between Los Angeles County and MCA Inc. to split the construction costs of a new fire station in Universal City was approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The fire station, which will be located on MCA-owned property, will replace Fire Station 60 with a larger, improved station, county officials said. The new facility will serve the nearby entertainment complex and surrounding areas, said an aide to Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who represents the area.
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March 15, 2001 | RICHARD CROMELIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Astaging of George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker," featuring guest stars from the Paris Opera Ballet, the New York City Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet and the National Ballet of Cuba; a Down Under bill of Midnight Oil, INXS and Men at Work; and a barbecue with Willie Nelson highlight the Universal Amphitheatre's 2001-02 season.
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March 27, 2003 | Karla S. Blume, Times Staff Writer
Multi-Grammy-winner Norah Jones, Neil Young & Crazy Horse and James Taylor are among the highlights of the 2003 seasons at the Greek Theatre and the Universal Amphitheatre. Though young rock bands Good Charlotte and New Found Glory have a Universal date, the emphasis at both venues is on veteran acts, including the Allman Brothers Band, Meat Loaf, Boston and Ringo Starr.
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April 11, 2002 | KARLA S. BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The return of the Smokin' Grooves tour, an encore from the Down From the Mountain folk-country-bluegrass showcase and a turn in the spotlight for Grammy winner Alicia Keys are among the highlights of the 2002 seasons at the Greek Theatre and the Universal Amphitheatre. Smokin' Grooves, launched in 1996 as an ambitious attempt to present rap acts in a high-quality setting, returns after a three-year hiatus, with OutKast, the Roots, Jurassic 5 and DJ Shadow playing Universal on July 19.
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March 17, 2000 | RICHARD CROMELIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rare concert by Joni Mitchell--singing pop standards with a 71-piece orchestra--and the return of Sting highlight the Greek Theatre's 2000 season, while the Universal Amphitheatre's new schedule features the reunited Steely Dan and the venue's first foray into live sports--a boxing card headed by Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila Ali. Greek Theatre Premiere Club sales begin Saturday by phone at (213) 480-7575; by mail at 2700 N. Vermont Ave.
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October 1, 1994 | ROSANNE KEYNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It has the epic proportions of "Schindler's List" and employs state-of-the-art technology like "Jurassic Park," but Steven Spielberg's newest multimillion-dollar project will never make a dime at the box office. That's because the three-time Academy Award winner's latest enterprise is strictly a labor of love: He intends to capture the eyewitness testimony of thousands of survivors of the Nazi Holocaust on videotape and create the first major archival database using multiple media.
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