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L.A. Coliseum Commission Approves USC Lease Agreement
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission approved a lease agreement today that gives USC control of day-to-day operations.
The board voted 8-1, according to City News Service, with only one opposing vote from Councilman Bernard Parks.
USC will control the scheduling of events and possible naming rights negotiations. The commission will continue to oversee the Coliseum and Sports Arena buildings. The lease also includes a provision for the temporary use of the Coliseum by an NFL team if necessary. USC and the Commission agree that the decision is important to improve and modernize the stadium and to move past recent scandals, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Coliseum commission has been scrutinized for the alleged mishandling of millions of dollars that went missing, reports City News Service.
The Coliseum and the Los Angeles Sports Arena are publicly owned buildings managed by the commission, which includes state, county and city officials. The land is leased from the state, which expires in 2054. USC's lease has an initial term of 20 years, but can be renewed for up to 42 years.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.