| May 11, 2012
State authorities are investigating whether the head of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum illegally sought a job with USC even as he was responsible for protecting taxpayers in talks to surrender control of the stadium to the university.
The probe is...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The grand old names—the ones we gave to places before somebody invented “naming rights” for sports venues—can still stir the American spirit with their roughhewn poetry: Camden Yards, Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Candlestick Park,...
| Feb 13, 2012
Top officials at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum have shown a knack for banking healthy chunks of unused sick leave on the public payroll — in one case, about 35 years' worth.
Interim General Manager John Sandbrook, a retired University of...
| 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...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 3:30 PM
On the edge of the Mojave, music promoter Pasquale Rotella staged a rave about 11 years ago that ended with a coroner's wagon rolling down desert roads.
Five people died of overdoses and drug-related car crashes during or shortly after the Nocturnal...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 9:11 AM
Saturday night's Bassnectar-Pretty Lights electronic-music dance party was powered by astoundingly intense, rafter-rattling low frequencies, high-tech beams of colored light and hordes of smiling, neon-clad young people.
Were chemicals producing those...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 6:57 PM
For all of us who enjoy the summer concerts of the Pasadena Pops, the news Tuesday of the death of Marvin Hamlisch, its music director and conductor, was stunning. Even though it was apparent at his first two concerts this season that Hamlisch was not...
| Aug 19, 2012
HAMPTON — There was a time when Johnel "Richard" Peoples found peace on his property fronting Lake Hampton.
Traffic from nearby North Armistead Avenue was nearly inaudible from his backyard. He spent afternoons spotting birds and other wildlife...
| Aug 20, 2012
HAMPTON — The condominiums at the east edge of Coliseum Lake near the Hampton Coliseum are under new ownership. An Atlanta-based lender won the property for pennies on the dollar at a public auction in March.
Those homes are a part of the H2O...
| Aug 25, 2012
Steve Van Buren, a Hall of Fame running back who led the Philadelphia Eagles to NFL titles in 1948 and 1949, died of pneumonia Thursday in Lancaster, Pa., the Eagles said. He was 91.
The former Louisiana State star, nicknamed "Wham-Bam" for his quick and...
| Mar 8, 2013
The first time I met Paul Durica, he was Ben Reitman.
This was a few summers ago at the annual Bughouse Square Debates, held by the Newberry Library in the small Washington Square Park across the street and celebrating the bygone era when that park...