MEDIA RELATIONS: Orange County Register, Premier Exhibitions Inc.

Bodies and Titanic exhibits to stick around until April

By: Lou Ponsi, Orange County Register

BUENA PARK — Two popular exhibits, originally scheduled to vacate the former Movieland Wax Museum last week, will stay put for at least four more months.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and BODIES…The Exhibition were going to make way for a 54,000-square-foot attraction anchored by a 17,000-square-foot butterfly and hummingbird atrium.

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One of the human figures that are on display at the new Bodies and Titanic exhibits, opening at the site of the former Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park was show in an running position.
Photo by MICHAEL GOULDING, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

With the various approvals taking longer than expected for the new owner, Butterfly Pavilion, city officials contacted Premier Exhibitions, which owns the Bodies and Titanic exhibits, and invited them to stay through April 17, said Ruben Lopez, Buena Park’s economic development administrator.

The city is selling the property for $2.5 million to Butterfly Pavilion.

Premier has Bodies and Titanic exhibits elsewhere in the country, but the Buena Park venues have been the most popular, particularly with medical students and other educational groups, said Kelsey Duckett, spokeswoman for Premier.

“We definitely did not want to leave in the first place,” Duckett said.

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MEDIA RELATIONS: GRUNION GAZETTE, Universal Technial Institute

Long Beach Adds Technical Institute For Post-High School Education

 By Emily Thornton, Grunion Gazette

Another education option beyond high school is coming to Long Beach in the form of a technical institute. Specifically, the Universal Technical Institute. UTI Long Beasch Campus

UTI Long Beach’s ribbon cutting will be Aug. 18 by Mayor Robert Garcia, with classes starting the day before, on Aug. 17.

The charter class of enrolled students previewed the facility at 4175 E. Conant St. last week. It is part of the growing Douglas Park industrial area just north of the Long Beach Airport. The group of about 250, including guests, saw the 13 classrooms and 19 labs covering 142,593 square feet.

Areas of study at UTI Long Beach include automotive, diesel, collision repair, as well as auto and diesel combined. There also is Nissan Automotive Technician Training elective that readies students to work on the full line of Nissan and Infiniti models, tools and technologies, as well as smog elective on California campuses. Courses offered vary by UTI campus location and run three to four weeks. Students may enroll any time during the year. Financial aid may be available for qualified students.

There is strong demand for trained workers in the automotive, diesel and collision repair specialties due to Long Beach’s proximity to Southern California’s busy ports, industries and reliance on vehicle travel, said Larry Hohl, president of the new campus. That’s partly why they decided to open a campus in Long Beach.

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