Diane Haithman


Email: dhaithman@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 230

Recent Stories

STYLE: Cutting Edge

Benjamin Mohapi • Benjamin Salon

British-born stylist Benjamin Mohapi, founder of Benjamin Salon, is bored with beachy waves.

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STYLE | Sold on Sophistication

Sally Forster Jones • Compass

Sally Forster Jones, executive director of luxury estates for Compass real estate in Beverly Hills, occupies a fourth-floor-view office on Wilshire Boulevard.

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Entertainment ventures hunt movie licenses

Escape rooms turn to movies to help with marketing, hope to convince studios it’s a two-way street.

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STYLE | Stand Up Guy

Paul Weiss • City National Bank

Paul Weiss, executive vice president and manager of residential lending at City National Bank, had significant input on the design of the bank’s second downtown space.

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STYLE | Bold Broker

Max Sharkansky • Trion Properties

Max Sharkansky offers this definition of the tie – as in “suit and tie” – the traditional uniform of the businessman: “I find them a useless piece of fabric that just chokes men. I don’t wear ties unless I absolutely have to.”

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STYLE | Breaking Bread

Fabienne Souliès – Pitchoun French Bakery & Café

Don’t try to impress the staff at downtown’s Pitchoun French Bakery and Café by approaching the bakery counter to order a bag of fresh pitchouns to go.

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Women & Wealth

L.A.’s wealthiest Women Include Business Leaders, Investors, Heirs

Just how far have women come in the business world?

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Dodger delicacy laps competition 56 years after introduction

Dodger Dogs lead the big leagues with 2.7 million sold at the ballpark.

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STYLE | Accounting for Taste

Alyssa Weinberger I Lido Advisors

No need to tell Alyssa Weinberger, senior managing director at Lido Advisors in Century City, about the value of a dollar.

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STYLE | Cassowary Tale

John R. Lewis – Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Los Angeles Zoo Director John R. Lewis worked hard to tidy up his office the day before a visit from the Business Journal but confessed that when no one’s watching he tends to cover his desk and tables with carefully sorted books and papers.

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