Steve Silkin

Steve Silkin joined the Business Journal in December 2003 and is now deputy managing editor. He grew up in Los Angeles and studied at La Sorbonne in Paris where he began his career in journalism at the International Herald Tribune in 1983. He returned to Los Angeles in 1986 and has worked as a reporter and editor at the Simi Valley Enterprise, the Ventura County Star and travel guide publisher Guest Informant.

Steve can be reached at 323-549-5225, ext. 229, or by email:

Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 229

Recent Stories

Reality Star in the House


For 10 years, Josh Altman has just been a Realtor. But suddenly he’s a star. And that’s been a bit of surprise to the 32-year-old.

Obituary: Lynne Doll, 48

Lynne M. Doll, president of the Rogers Group, died Tuesday of a stroke at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

Culver City Entrepreneur Dies

Patsy Flanigan, president and chief executive of Culver City's Flanigan Farms Natural Foods, has died. She was 78.

Accenting The French

New chamber steps up emphasis on culture of the French language.

A new French chamber has arrived to accent the cultures of French-speaking nations.

A Swinging Virtual Golf Club

Pebble Beach on 6th's virtual game connects golfers with their inner Tiger.

Big Movers

After posting a 1.4 percent gain last week, the Los Angeles Business Journal's index of the 200 largest local public companies fell by that same amount this week.

Gas Prices Dip

Gas prices dipped slightly for the week in Los Angeles, which was the most expensive city for gas. California was the most expensive state.

Gas Continues Downward Slide

A gallon of self-service regular gasoline dropped for the eighth consecutive week in Los Angeles to $2.437, off 4.6 cents from the previous week.

Gas Prices Continue Upward Spiral

The average gallon of self-serve regular hits $2.622 in the week ended Aug. 8, up nearly 5 cents from the prior week.

Tribute to a Dad Who Followed a Perfume Path to Los Angeles

Dad was a broad-shouldered, blue-collar guy, a six-footer with a Brooklyn accent. I still get a kick out of thinking of him learning the art and science of fragrances.

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