Stories by Jonathan
‘It’s the beginning of the beginning’
Peter Guber was there in ’88. Dodger Stadium, Game 1 of the World Series, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. the Oakland Athletics.
2018 Book of Lists
Q & A with Dan Beckerman, Anschutz Entertainment Group, Staples Center, StubHub Center, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Galaxy, Ontario Reign, Los Angeles Valiant
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Q & A with Peter Guber, Peter Guber, Mandalay Entertainment Group, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Football Club, aXiomatic/Team Liquid
2018 Book of Lists
Q & A with Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, Riot Games, Los Angeles Football Club
Billionaire philanthropist David Geffen has pledged $150 million to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art campaign to build a new building for its permanent collection.
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.
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.
Restaurateurs, art galleries, and developers are among the growing number of Angelenos seeing urban farms bear fruit.
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.
The process of regulating vendors on the streets of Los Angeles could provide a roadmap for politicians in Washington.
While most play beach volleyball only occasionally, Nader Hamda hardly goes a week without setting, spiking, or serving a ball.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Judith Khakshouy taught herself to make challah, a braided egg bread served on the Jewish Sabbath, while studying at Southwestern Law School.