Over the past 16 months, Los Angeles County Museum of Art fundraising to erect a controversial new building, replacing most of its Wilshire Boulevard campus, has virtually ground to a halt. Four-fifths of the $650 million needed had been pledged by summer 2018, but next to nothing has been raised since.It gets worse.Last spring, three people close to the project and with knowledge of the budget discussions have told me, LACMA switched gears: In-house, the museum stopped using the $650-million figure as the new building’s expected cost. For internal planning purposes, the people said, senior staff was told that the number now in play is $750 million.LACMA’s crumbling infrastructure is a genuine predicament. But weak philanthropy, a longtime but misleading L.A. stereotype, is not the reason the museum’s funding campaign has stalled. Instead, the weakness is in a poor idea that has met escalating costs. Advertisement The new plan is to convert some of the permanent … [Read more...] about Commentary: Fundraising for LACMA’s new building has stalled as costs balloon
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Maine Maritime Academy's campus is seen in an aerial view this fall. Maine Maritime Academy's campus is seen in an aerial view this fall. Photo: Maine Maritime Academy Photo: Maine Maritime Academy Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Maine Maritime Academy's campus is seen in an aerial view this fall. Maine Maritime Academy's campus is seen in an aerial view this fall. Photo: Maine Maritime Academy Is college worth it? A study measures return on investment - with some surprising results. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When Larry Burrill started college, his goal was to walk into a job that paid well after graduation. He was coming from a family of humble means and knew he would be paying his way … [Read more...] about Is college worth it? A study measures return on investment – with some surprising results.
The ghost of John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFrom learning on his feet to policy director Is Congress retrievable? Boehner reveals portrait done by George W. Bush MORE is haunting House and Senate GOP primary races across the country.Rep. Marlin Stutzman, running for an open Senate seat in Indiana, is out with a new TV ad touting his 2015 vote to oust BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFrom learning on his feet to policy director Is Congress retrievable? Boehner reveals portrait done by George W. Bush MORE from the Speaker’s office. It's a not-so-subtle jab at his primary opponent, fellow Rep. Todd YoungTodd Christopher YoungOvernight Defense: Trump hosts Erdoğan at White House | Says Turkish leader has 'great relationship with the Kurds' | Highlights from first public impeachment hearing Overnight Defense: Protests at Trump's NYC Veterans Day speech | House Dems release Pentagon official's deposition transcript | Lawmakers ask Trump to rescind Erdogan invite Former AG Sessions … [Read more...] about Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner
FLOOD-C-02DEC02-MT-RAD FLOOD-C-02DEC02-MT-RAD Photo: KATY RADDATZ Photo: KATY RADDATZ Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 FLOOD-C-02DEC02-MT-RAD FLOOD-C-02DEC02-MT-RAD Photo: KATY RADDATZ Stately icon holds flood of memories 1 / 9 Back to Gallery Like a proud father showing off his child's growth in inch marks on the wall, Jim Flood takes visitors to the photo gallery he has created in the hallway outside his office. "Let's start way back here in the beginning of time, which is 1863. This is the corner of Market and Powell," he says. "There was nothing but a little white picket fence around the property." The property turned into one of the world's prime pieces of real estate. It's … [Read more...] about Stately icon holds flood of memories
Photo: Rex Shutterstock Photo: Rex Shutterstock Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Rex Shutterstock Woo Films Backs Natalia Beristain as Manolo Caro Teams with Natalia Garcia Agraz (EXCLUSIVE) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery LOS CABOS — Woo Films, producer via Noc Noc Cinema of Netflix’s “The House of Flowers,” is preparing a new movie project from Natalia Beristáin and Diego Enrique Osorno, “Ruido.” In a further move, Noc Noc Cinema – a TV-film production house set up by “The House of Flowers’” show-runner Manolo Caro and Woo Films’ Rafael Ley and María José Córdova – is backing the feature debut of Natalia García Agraz “ … [Read more...] about Woo Films Backs Natalia Beristain as Manolo Caro Teams with Natalia Garcia Agraz (EXCLUSIVE)