| May 24, 2012
Last month, four of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena's bosses decided to catch the Boss, so they used their government position to claim a luxury suite for Bruce Springsteen's sold-out stand there.
The taxpayer-owned venue is in financial ruins, but...
| May 25, 2012
Raul Rojas, a tough former gang member who turned to boxing and became a world featherweight champion, died Sunday of natural causes at a Los Angeles convalescent home, said his daughter Rebecca. He was 70.
Rojas claimed the World Boxing Assn. belt on...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum field is the place where the USC Trojans play football, two Summer Olympics were staged, John F. Kennedy accepted the Democratic presidential nomination and Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass.
It was also a location for...
| Dec 23, 2012
Vibrations of change will soon be rumbling an arena near you.
Next weekend, two electronic dance music acts whose music you're not likely to hear on the radio will entertain thousands of young people at Hampton Coliseum.
Pretty Lights, the stage...
| Jul 19, 2012
The governing body of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum learned Wednesday that it is expected to lose millions of dollars this fiscal year, driving the taxpayer-owned stadium into a much deeper financial ditch as it reels from a costly corruption scandal....
| May 15, 2012
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, teetering on the brink of financial ruin, approved a controversial deal Monday to surrender day-to-day control of the historic venue to USC.
The 8-1 vote would virtually end public stewardship of the 88-year-...
| Apr 13, 2012
A new city report assails officials in charge of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for failing to impose even basic financial controls, allowing the routine squandering of public money and permitting corruption to take root in "a dysfunctional and risk-...
| Oct 9, 2012
County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky used his position on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission to score a pair of hard-to-get tickets to the 2004 Super Bowl in Houston. Whether he paid for them, why he obtained them and who provided them is in...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Oct. 26, 2002: Make it five straight wins for Maryland's football team, which rips Duke, 45-12. Scott McBrien passes for two touchdowns, Nick Novak kicks a 51-yard field goal and the visiting Terps intercept three passes to go 6-2 for the year. They'll...
| May 31, 2012
The company that filmed hard-core sex scenes at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum obtained a permit for the shoot, but the document does not describe the movie as pornographic and the stadium's governing commission said Wednesday that it did not approve...
| Jun 2, 2012
The family of a 15-year-old girl who overdosed on Ecstasy at a rave concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and later died will receive a settlement of $190,000 on behalf of the stadium, the rave promoter and a former Coliseum manager, lawyers said....