The California Science Center board voted unanimously today to approve a lease turning over control of the L.A. Coliseum to USC. The deal paves the way for the university to invest more than $70 million to spruce up its aging football facility over the next decade.The board voted 7-0 to approve the ... More >>
Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and Pat Lynch, the convicted ex-manager of the L.A. Coliseum, are pointing the finger at each other over a pair of Super Bowl tickets that Yaroslavsky obtained for a constituent in 2004.Lynch, who was caught up in a massive corruption scandal at the Coliseum, contends that ... More >>
When John Sandbrook took over the scandal-plagued Coliseum, he found himself in battle with a media-savvy pol.
This week's L.A. Weekly cover story goes behind the scenes of the L.A. Coliseum scandal.The story details how Pat Lynch, the former general manager, became entangled in financial misdeeds with Tony Estrada, a Cuban-born janitorial contractor who claimed to be working for the CIA.Portions of the stor ... More >>
The rave promoters indicted as part of the L.A. Coliseum corruption scandal could see more than 10 years each behind bars if convicted, an L.A. County District Attorney's office official tells the Weekly. In fact the potential sentence for Reza Gerami of Go Ventures is 15 years, 8 months, according ... More >>
Cesar SebastianRavers at the L.A. Sports Arena.L.A. city Councilman Bernard Parks has been an ardent supporter of the four-times-a-year raves that were fixtures at the publicly owned L.A. Coliseum and Sports Arena since 1998. Parks, a former LAPD police chief, is a law-and-order guy through- ... More >>
Kim SmithUpdated at the bottom with a response from Parks' office. L.A. Coliseum officials are looking into a $40,000 bill left unpaid by the office of city Councilman Bernard Parks following one of his annual 4th of July community parties at the venue. Documents outlining the outstanding d ... More >>
Raving at the Coliseum.The L.A. Coliseum and its public commission announced today that it has filed suit (PDF) against a pair of rave promoters and a pair of the venue's leaders who are accused of bilking the place out of hundreds of thousands of dollars if not more. Former Coliseum general ... More >>
Developer and likely mayoral candidate Rick Caruso peaced out of the L.A. Coliseum Commission this week. He's the second commissioner, besides W. Jerome Stanley, to have done so in the last month. It seems to us that, in preparation for a possible run for L.A. city's highest office, the well-dresse ... More >>
Rick Caruso is calling for Patrick Lynch to resign as G.M. of the L.A. Coliseum.Rick Caruso, the influential developer who also happens to sit on the public Coliseum Commission in L.A., called on Wednesday for the resignation of the venue's general manager, Patrick Lynch. Caruso's demand com ... More >>
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