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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

March 27, 2009 |  9:40 am

Museum Growing: The Museum of Tolerance has received approval from the Los Angeles Planning Commission for an expansion at its Pico Boulevard location.

Arrested: New York art dealer Lawrence Salander was indicted yesterday on charges that he stole $88 million from investors.

Casualty: The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., said its director, Daniel Walker, is resigning as a result of the current economic climate.

More casualties: The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., said it has reduced its staff but the did not provide details.

Looking ahead: The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco has announced its 2009-10 season, which will include a John Doyle-directed production of Brecht's "The Caucasian Chalk Circle."

New space: Architects have been chosen for the new Montreal Symphony Orchestra concert hall, which is scheduled to be completed in 2011.

Keeps giving: A stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's bestselling novel "The Kite Runner" opens today at San Jose Repertory Theatre.

Honors: The Isadora Duncan Dance Awards were presented earlier this week in San Francisco.

— David Ng

Photo by Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times.