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L.A. Coliseum scandal

The Times has been reporting on financial irregularities at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, stories that have triggered several criminal and civil inquiries. Three former Coliseum managers, two nationally prominent rave promoters and a stadium contractor have been indicted in the scandal. Commission members | Documents | Arrest photos

  • Museums block Coliseum parking plan

    Museums block Coliseum parking plan

    A vote is delayed on giving control to USC, a move that institutions say would cut attendance and divert millions in parking revenue.

  • Science center postpones vote on USC-Coliseum parking deal

    Science center postpones vote on USC-Coliseum parking deal

    The California Science Center board of directors put off a vote Wednesday that could have surrendered museum parking to USC in a deal to give the keys of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum to the private university. Board members conceded they have heard the outcry from museum supporters who were angry...

  • Coliseum chief says he can't recall details on record requests

    Coliseum chief says he can't recall details on record requests

    The top administrator of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum testified Tuesday that he could not recall key details of how he responded to document requests under the state’s open-records law, including the search for a missing email from a former stadium manager indicted in a corruption scandal....

  • Governor asked to halt pending lease of Coliseum to USC

    Governor asked to halt pending lease of Coliseum to USC

    A trustee of the California Science Center foundation says loss of parking revenue would cut deeply into museum educational programs.

  • Museum trustee says legal action possible in USC parking deal

    Museum trustee says legal action possible in USC parking deal

    A trustee of the California Science Center's fundraising arm says his organization is considering legal action to block a deal that would give control of the museum's parking to USC.

  • Coliseum deal: USC to cash in on turnover

    Coliseum deal: USC to cash in on turnover

    Under the Coliseum lease deal, USC gets the historic stadium's lucrative assets. But taxpayers receive few benefits.

  • USC-Coliseum deal could cripple 3 public museums, critics say

    USC-Coliseum deal could cripple 3 public museums, critics say

    Supporters of three public museums in Exposition Park say the institutions could be permanently harmed by provisions in a proposed lease that would turn over to USC control of the neighboring Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a chunk of state parking and the revenues they produce. In a rare show of...

  • Opposition mounts to plan to give Science Center parking to USC

    Opposition mounts to plan to give Science Center parking to USC

    Opposition is mounting to a plan to take money-making parking spaces away from the California Science Center and give them to USC as part of a deal to have the private school operate the taxpayer-owned Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Science Center's fundraising foundation and Sen. Curren D....

  • 30 sent to hospitals in rave sponsored by L.A.-based Insomniac

    30 sent to hospitals in rave sponsored by L.A.-based Insomniac

    A rave produced by Los Angeles-based Insomniac Inc. is coming under scrutiny this summer after authorities reported that 30 attendees were taken to hospitals in the Chicago area. The Chicago Tribune reported this week that five were in critical condition. They were sent to the hospitals during...

  • New York rave canceled after two deaths, apparently overdoses

    New York rave canceled after two deaths, apparently overdoses

    The last day of a large rave in New York City was canceled Sunday after two attendees died, apparently from Ecstasy overdoses. The deaths occurred during the first two days of the Electric Zoo rave. At  least four other people became critically ill and were hospitalized, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's...

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