| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Classic-film fans know all about Frank Capra’s 1941 political treatise “Meet John Doe.” Soon, music lovers will have the chance to “Meet Joe Smith,” and in the process get a little closer to dozens of the most important...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 6:33 PM
The early money leader in the race for seats on the Los Angeles Board of Education is school board president Monica Garcia. Financial data released Thursday show that Garcia raised $174,288 last year, far outdistancing the combined total of four......
| Apr 4, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Music industry mogul Irving Azoff has sold his house along Malibu's "Billionaire's Beach" for $10 million. The buyer is attorney Stuart Liner and his wife, Stephanie.
The stretch of beach got the nickname from its wealthy neighbors, including David...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 8:48 PM
The last day of 2012 is the first of a new era for Tribune Co.
After spending more than four years embroiled in a contentious Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the reorganized Chicago-based media company will emerge Monday under new owners and a newly...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Business moguls who favor stricter gun-control laws -- among them Bloomberg LP founder and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, financier George Soros and entertainment honcho David Geffen -- are in the unique position of being able to put their money...
| Sep 30, 2012
The membership roll in Malibu's unofficial Billionaire's Beach club is shrinking. Former Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Terry Semel and his wife, Jane, have sold their spot to Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison, who already has eight other houses along Carbon...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 4:46 PM
A decade after graduating from Baltimore’s Gilman School, some alumni might be vaulting up the ladder in careers as executives or politicians. But Brian Sher, Class of ‘86, was looking at the lowest rung — starting out as a trainee in...
| Apr 22, 2012
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have sold their oceanfront house in Malibu for $7.925 million. Their 2.5-acre estate in Hidden Hills remains on the market at $12.999 million.
The three-story beach house features a walled garden, five bedrooms, five bathrooms...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Oracle Corp. head Larry Ellison is buying yet another house along Malibu's Carbon Beach. This will be his 10th residential purchase along the coveted stretch of sand called Billionaires' Beach for its wealthy homeowners.
The seller is film and TV...
| May 12, 2012
So I'm looking at a painting called "The Scream," which just sold for $119.9 million, when it occurs to me: I could have done that.
I mean, all we're talking about here is a central figure with a head shaped like a light bulb. How hard would that be to...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 11:13 AM
DreamWorks SKG founders Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen are each donating $30 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund, giving a major boost to the fundraising campaign for one of Hollywood's oldest charities.