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MTA Approves $28.5 Million Expo Increase, As Gloria Molina Fumes

8 years ago by Gene Maddaus
The MTA board today agreed to pay $28.5 million to compensate the Expo Line contractor for delays, boosting the project's budget to $927.4 million.The board discussed the settlement in closed session before approving it, 8-0, in public. Supervisor Gloria Molina, who was not present for the public vote, blasted the...
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Expo Line Contractor Awarded $25-30 Million For Delays

8 years ago by Gene Maddaus
Meeting in closed session on Thursday, the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority board agreed to pay a settlement to resolve a long-running dispute with the rail project's contractor.Sources said the board agreed to pay something in the range of $25-30 million to the Flatiron/Fluor/Parsons joint venture to compensate the firm...
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L.A.'s Light-Rail Fiasco

8 years ago by Gene Maddaus
Over the last year, a series of train bridges has risen at La Brea Avenue, La Cienega Boulevard and the corner of Venice and Robertson boulevards. They're all part of the Expo Line, the first train to the traffic-choked Westside since the days of the Pacific Electric. They're also a...
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Music Picks: Ida & Michael Hurley, Rasputina, Hercules & the Love Affair

FRIDAY/AUGUST/13 WILD BEASTS, LONE WOLF AT EL REY THEATRE Leeds band Wild Beasts offers something quite rare: a psychologically intricate party rave that seems to question the point of its own elation — but keeps smiling on in the face of disaster. The wild ones' recent Two Dancers (Domino) is...
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Stage Raw: The Female of the Species

9 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSTHIS WEEK'S STAGE FEATURE on Palestine, New MexicoFEMALE OF THE SPECIES The Geffen Playhouse just announced that Annette Bening will star in Joanna Murray-Smith's comedy, The Female of the Species along with David Arquette, Mireille Enos, Merritt Wever, Julian Sands and Josh Stamberg. Randall Arney directs...
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Stage Raw: Among the Purposes

9 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSTHIS WEEK'S STAGE FEATURE on Accomplice: Hollywood and Molly SweeneyJust a rainy-weekend anecdote, but I closed out the winter quarter at Cal State, San Bernardino, where I teach Introduction to World Theater. For the final, the students write a five-minute play, which their peers perform. One...

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