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  • Tracing the L.A. Coliseum's fiscal decay

    Tracing the L.A. Coliseum's fiscal decay
    Month after month, the financial forecasts for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum seemed as sunny as could be. General Manager Patrick Lynch would tell his bosses on the Coliseum Commission that the box office from rave concerts was brisk and a...
  • Coliseum officials made $1 million in cash payments to union

    Coliseum officials made $1 million in cash payments to union
    For at least five years, officials with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum passed bundles of cash totaling more than $1 million to a union representative, sometimes in a suitcase packed with $100 bills. The payments, ranging from $1,400 to $187,700 each,...
  • Parks seeks ouster of L.A. Coliseum's top two officials

    Parks seeks ouster of L.A. Coliseum's top two officials
    City Councilman Bernard C. Parks called Saturday for the dismissal of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's top two officials because of a growing financial scandal over the private business dealings of stadium managers. Parks, a member of the Coliseum's...
  • Los Angeles Coliseum panel urged to reconsider ending rave ban

    Los Angeles Coliseum panel urged to reconsider ending rave ban
    Two L.A. Coliseum commissioners Thursday urged their board to reconsider the surprise decision to lift a moratorium on raves that had been in place since the drug overdose death of a 15-year-old girl in June after she attended a massive festival at the...
  • L.A. County supervisors make auditor available for Coliseum

    L.A. County supervisors make auditor available for Coliseum
    The L.A. County Board of Supervisors has made its auditor-controller available to review the books of the troubled L.A. Memorial Coliseum Commission and act as the stadium authority's interim finance director. City Controller Wendy Greuel had already...
  • Tracing Coliseum's fiscal decay

    Tracing Coliseum's fiscal decay
    Month after month, the financial forecasts for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum seemed as sunny as could be. General Manager Patrick Lynch would tell his bosses on the Coliseum Commission that the box office from rave concerts was brisk and a...
  • L.A. Coliseum commission decides to continue having raves

    L.A. Coliseum commission decides to continue having raves
    The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to require rave promoters to come before it at least 60 days in advance of an event for approval, an action taken as an alternative to reinstating a ban on the events. The...
  • Two L.A. Coliseum managers go on leave amid calls for their ouster

    Two L.A. Coliseum managers go on leave amid calls for their ouster
    Days after City Councilman Bernard C. Parks demanded their dismissals, two managers of the scandal-ridden Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum have been allowed to take paid medical and administrative leave, according to documents and interviews. Ronald...
  • L.A. Coliseum had scant controls over spending, audit finds

    L.A. Coliseum had scant controls over spending, audit finds
     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-...
  • Coliseum panel's secret talks could jeopardize proposal on USC

    Coliseum panel's secret talks could jeopardize proposal on USC
    In a hushed, dark-walled hearing room, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission had gathered for some momentous deliberations, finalizing a plan to turn the 88-year-old, taxpayer-owned stadium over to USC. But first the panel members shut the doors,...
  • LACMA's Michael Govan talks about his new rock star

     
    As long as artist Michael Heizer is not granting interviews about his 340-ton boulder, which has achieved celebrity status en route to becoming a museum piece, LACMA director Michael Govan has served as its de facto spokesman or agent. Last year Govan met...