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Natural History Museum showcasing classic cars

September 29, 2010 |  6:35 pm

Logo Natural History Museum showcasing ancient autos:
L.A.'s Natural History Museum will be opening it's collection of historic cars and motorcycles to the public on a limited basis, starting Friday.  The 63 vehicles, which date to 1900, can be seen in a behind-the-scenes guided tour at the museum's storage facility in Gardena.  LAist has some great photos of the classic cars, as well as information on how to register for the tour.

TiGeorges' Chicken on the road to recovery: The LA Weekly reports that Echo Park restaurant TiGeorge's Chicken is finally on its way to reopening after a fire destroyed its roof.  The restaurant was noted both for its rotisserie chicken and its owner George LaGuerre's efforts to coordinate relief to his native Haiti after January's devastating earthquake.  Now that construction has begun, LaGuerre says "It's just a question of time," until the restaurant reopens. 

L.A. Zoo may be hit with restraining order:  A judge Wednesday scheduled an Oct. 25th hearing  on whether a temporary restraining order should be issued against the L.A. Zoo, barring it from acquiring any more elephants, the Daily News reported.  Although the zoo owns one elephant, with a proposed Elephants of Asia exhibit scheduled to open in December, this ruling pits the zoo against animal activists who claim the exhibit space is too small.  [Correction: This article mistakenly reported that an restraining order had been handed down.  Only a hearing to decide if such a measure is necessary has been scheduled.]

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Photo: Classic cars at the Natural History Museum's Gardena warehouse.  Credit: Natural History Museum