Stories by Jonathan
Two things seem to draw the bold-face names: awards ceremonies and political fundraisers.
Jeffrey Katzenberg received an honorary Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, telling the assembled that it was akin to receiving the honorary Oscar he was awarded in 2012.
Ribbons were cut earlier this month for the James B. Freedman Pitch Deck at the UCLA Anderson School of Management Venture Accelerator.
Max Nikias led a group of trustees and university officials to D.C. last month, part of an annual USC trip to brief congressional and administration officials on issues important to both the educational community and the university.
The Los Angeles Business Council sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on April 28, urging him not to end the Energy Star program.
David Geffen, owner of one of the largest yachts in the world, played host to an elite lineup last month, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail.
Lowell Milken’s family foundation has donated $1.5 million to the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
We’re heading into graduation season, and that means it’s time to start doling out the honors.
Restaurateurs, art galleries, and developers are among the growing number of Angelenos seeing urban farms bear fruit.
Must be the giving season: Ken and Julie Taffet Moelis have donated $10 million to the University of Pennsylvania to establish a deferred-enrollment program for Penn’s liberal arts undergraduates seeking early admission to the Wharton School’s MBA program.
The high-stakes chess match for control of tronc Inc., Chicago parent of the Los Angeles Times, reached a fever pitch this week as biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong upped his stake with a series of stock acquisitions that appeared to be part of a move for control of the company.
John Emerson is back from Germany, easing his way back into employment.
Steve Ballmer and his wife, Connie, have given a $600,000 grant, payable over three years, to Para Los Niños.
Evan Spiegel was in London for the Snap Inc. roadshow, offering up what one local paper called a “sleek presentation.”
A gift that keeps on giving: The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles will hold an event early next month acknowledging the gift by Richard Ziman of more than 250 tzedakah (charity) boxes.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce installed its new leadership last week, elevating Steve Nissen to board chair.
The push to deal more effectively with the region’s homeless crisis got a cash infusion last week, when Richard Riordan hosted a fundraising dinner to benefit Mark Ridley-Thomas’ Communities United to End Homelessness.
With Donald Trump’s inauguration days away, it was no surprise that Tom Barrack, tapped to lead the festivities, was in New York last week meeting with the president-elect.
There are many ways restaurateurs respond to bad reviews. Some ignore, some strike back against the reviewer. And some, such as Roy Choi, view them as a challenge.
He might still be nicknamed the “homeless billionaire,” but Nicolas Berggruen certainly has an eye for Los Angeles.
While most play beach volleyball only occasionally, Nader Hamda hardly goes a week without setting, spiking, or serving a ball.
The process of regulating vendors on the streets of Los Angeles could provide a roadmap for politicians in Washington.
Litigation attorney by day, stage actress by night – and that’s just the way Jessica Walker likes it.
Rising interest rates may cause some to rethink deals, but the bigger threat to the expansion of the local economy will come from trade, not monetary, policy.
Richard B. Jones fell in love with opera in a place where he wasn’t allowed to listen to jazz: the former Soviet Union.
Now that the dust has settled a bit on the election season, it’s time to take stock of whether we’ve voted to help ourselves.
In just a little more than two decades, Jeff Runyan has competed in about 50 marathons and triathlons throughout the country, from New Mexico to Missouri, Tennessee to Kansas.
Patrick Soon-Shiong, the wealthiest person in Los Angeles and the largest shareholder in Los Angeles Times parent tronc Inc., spent the week before Thanksgiving stocking up on more tronc shares.
It might cost more to operate a business in Los Angeles, but that’s a price many companies are willing to pay.
While most people only dream about flying above L.A. traffic, Michael Root does so regularly.
So what is there now, other than a deep sense of relief that the campaign season has come to an end?
Four years ago, the front men from legendary rock band the Who were struggling to build out their U.S. charitable organization, Teen Cancer America.
Dr. Mark Humayun, professor of ophthalmology, biomedical engineering, and cell and neurobiology at USC, received an unexpected surprise from President Barack Obama when he was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation last year.
While running a business and running a government require wildly different skill sets, both face similar demands from constituents – get it done, and get it done fast.
Judith Khakshouy taught herself to make challah, a braided egg bread served on the Jewish Sabbath, while studying at Southwestern Law School.
Our reader poll this week asks whether one of L.A.’s few unicorns, Honest Co., should continue to look for an acquirer, as has been reported, or pursue an exit through a public offering.
When attorney Karen Johnson says she’s been a lifelong fan of dachshunds, she means lifelong.
Cushman & Wakefield Managing Director Andrew Tashjian has been to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Colombia. He wasn’t vacationing, but working with Salt Lake City nonprofit Operation Underground Railroad to rescue children from sex traffickers.
Sure, taxes and regulations are a burden, but California remains a draw to entrepreneurs.
Media mogul Haim Saban has priced an initial public offering for his Saban Capital Acquisition Corp., seeking to raise $235 million for the “blank check” company that would acquire an as-yet unidentified media business.
The legal profession is not typically viewed as fertile territory for poetic interrogatories.