L.A. Zoo Dedicates Historic Selig Statues
Four historic, majestic lion statues, built in 1915 for one of Los Angeles’ earliest Zoos, made their debut at the Los Angeles Zoo on Thursday, May 14, marking the first time in more than 60 years that these magnificent works had been seen by the public. They are among 14 statues – lions and elephants – that graced the entrance of a predecessor of the current Zoo, the Selig Zoo.
Lost in the 1950s, the statues were rediscovered in 2000, and donated to the Zoo by Larry Davis and restored through a generous gift to the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) from John and Jeri Amerman through the Amerman Family Foundation. The remaining statues (2 lions and 7 elephants) will eventually be displayed at the Los Angeles Zoo upon completion of their restoration (one elephant statue is not in the Zoo’s possession).
McDonald’s Becomes Southern California’s New Coffeehouse with Introduction of Espresso-Based McCafé Coffees
McDonald’s is helping consumers get their caffeine fix with its new espresso-based McCafé coffees. Comprised of hot or iced lattes and mochas, and cappuccinos, made with whole or skim milk, the McCafé coffee line-up is available with caramel, hazelnut, vanilla and sugar-free vanilla syrups. McCafé coffees are sold throughout the day at participating McDonald’s restaurants and are priced starting at $2.29. Premium Roast drip coffee and hot chocolate are also available.
“The introduction of McCafé coffees allows us to offer premium espresso-based beverages alongside our menu of great tasting, high-quality food, at the price and convenience that only McDonald’s can deliver,” said Ti Chang, McDonald’s owner/operator and president of the McDonald’s Operators’ Association of Southern California (MOASC). “We look forward to providing our fast and friendly service to coffee seekers who need a little pick-me-up anytime — morning, noon or night.”