| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:40 AM
In an acquisition that will make it the largest auto parts seller in North America, Advance Auto Parts said Wednesday that it would pay $2 billion to buy General Parts International Inc., which owns the Carquest brand.
Advance Auto Parts , based in...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:50 PM
Tens of thousands of spectators crowded sidewalks and rooftops last October as the space shuttle Endeavour crawled across the streets of Los Angeles and Inglewood, an overwhelming welcome home for the retired spacecraft.
Two weeks later, when the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:59 PM
The gig: Richard Plump is chief executive of Plump Engineering Inc., an Anaheim architectural engineering firm with 38 employees. Plump helped oversee the transportation of the space shuttle Endeavour from Los Angeles International Airport to the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Internal emails obtained by The Times show Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission officials trying to come up with a strategy to limit public debate on its behind-the-scenes efforts to give USC control of the stadium.
Peppered with profanities and...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:03 PM
About five years ago, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky denounced USC's proposal to take control of the taxpayer-owned Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and its revenue.
"Some people on the board of trustees of the University of Southern California...
| Sep 5, 2013
The California Science Center gave final approval Wednesday to a deal that grants USC control over the publicly owned Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and nearly all of its revenue for the next century.
With no debate, the lease agreement passed on a voice...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Roger Kozberg, an insurance executive who helped guide the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum through a $93-million renovation and became a top proponent for the facility's use as an NFL stadium, has died. He was 77.
Kozberg had neuroendocrine carcinoma,...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:25 PM
A trustee of the California Science Center’s fund-raising arm denounced as a “robbery” Wednesday a revised proposal that would give USC control of the museum’s parking as part of a deal that allows the university to run the Los...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:21 PM
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden is calling on USC fans to support the school in its bid to assume operational responsibility of the Coliseum and Sports Arena.
This month, The Times reported that supporters of the California Science Center and the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:37 PM
USC is poised to take over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena on Monday in anticipation of a 98-year lease of the public venues that has already been negotiated.
The long-term lease is expected to kick in once USC and the nearby...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:13 PM
L.A. developer Steve Soboroff had only fond memories Thursday of working with downtown business figure Tim Leiweke, as officials announced he would be leaving his post as chief executive of Anschutz Entertainment Group....