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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

March 26, 2009 |  8:11 am

BergamontControversy: Gallery owners at Santa Monica's Bergamot Station are alarmed over a proposal being considered by Expo Line officials to use the property as a rail maintenance yard.

No it's mine: Yale University is suing to assert ownership over Vincent Van Gogh's "The Night Cafe" and to block a claim by a descendant of the painting's original owner.

Contrarian: Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne weighs in on L.A.'s great signage debate.

Indicted: New York art dealer Lawrence Salander, whose clients included actor Robert De Niro and publisher Arthur Carter, has been indicted by a grand jury. Salander has been accused of selling art without clients' knowledge and of defaulting on loans.

Sushi-gate: A June date has been set for the arbitration hearing between Jeremy Piven and producers of the Broadway revival of "Speed-the-Plow." 

Always be directing: David Mamet will helm the upcoming Broadway production of his latest play, "Race." The first previews are expected to begin in November.

Explain it again: An exhibit on the global credit crisis has opened at New York's Museum of American Finance.

Guilty: A Toronto court has convicted two former Broadway producers on fraud and forgery charges. Garth Drabinsky and Myron Gottlieb, the founders of Livent, had defrauded investors of $500 million.

Found: Fragments of a long-lost opera titled "Orango" by Dmitri Shostakovich have surfaced in Moscow.

-- David Ng

Photo: Bergamot Station. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times.