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Should L.A. really manage the Greek Theatre?
Should L.A. really manage the Greek Theatre?

The city of Los Angeles, which has enough problems getting the streets paved and the trash picked up, may now be getting into the concert business. Earlier this month, after a nasty, political fight over which of two entertainment giants should be awarded the multimillion-dollar contract to operate the venerable Greek Theatre, the Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners threw out the bids and decided to let the city staff have a crack at running the venue. This is a bad idea, and Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council should put a stop to it. Clearly, the decision on who should run the Greek became excessively politicized. The Recreation and Parks Department spent nearly two years on...

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