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  • Nothing ventured, nothing gained for the head of the nation's largest public REIT

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained for the head of the nation's largest public REIT
    It was past 7 p.m. when Ventas Inc. CEO Debra Cafaro emerged from her last meeting. Her voice echoed in the halls of the mostly empty offices on the 48th floor of 111 S. Wacker Drive. As she spoke, the last rays of sun disappeared behind the West Loop...
  • The Crowd: Children's gala brings in $606,000

    It was one of the most enchanting parties of the social season. Organizers created a magical, supernatural world of color and composition, where acrobatic models swung from the rafters, floated in giant plastic bubbles and draped themselves around pillars...
  • UCI students could face grand jury

    The college students who interrupted Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren's speech last year at UC Irvine -- the so-called "Irvine 11" -- may face a grand jury and criminal charges in the coming weeks, a lawyer representing some of the students said Friday....
  • Political Landscape: Huff plans to hold the line

    Last time a California governor asked voters for a tax increase, Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) offered his support. That won’t be the case this time. Huff, whose district includes the Montrose Shopping Park and parts of La Crescenta, said this week...
  • D.A. charges 'Irvine 11' with misdemeanors

    The Orange County district attorney's office announced Friday that it is charging the so-called "Irvine 11" with misdemeanor charges related to their protest of the Israeli ambassador who spoke at UC Irvine last year. The group of student activists...
  • Editorial: Drop charges against 'Irvine 11'

    There must be something better for the Orange County district attorney to do than go after the "Irvine 11," the students who were charged Friday with disrupting a February 2010 speech by Israel's ambassador to the United States at UC Irvine. The...
  • CEOs need to brace for G-8, NATO

    CEOs need to brace for G-8, NATO
    The G-8 and NATO summits being held in May in Chicago are expected to draw thousands of protesters, and Christie Hefner had heard that some local CEOs were being told by their senior staff to "get out of town" that week to avoid them. The warnings were...
  • Book review: 'Embassytown' by China Miéville

    Book review: 'Embassytown' by China Miéville
    Embassytown A Novel China Miéville Del Rey: 368 pp., $26 China Miéville, one of today's most exciting fabulist writers, starts off his science fiction novel "Embassytown" in mid-story and races forward, not slowing down for explanations. The barrage...
  • Book review: 'In the Garden of Beasts'

    Book review: 'In the Garden of Beasts'
    As the events leading up to World War II go, Franklin Roosevelt's 1933 appointment of a naïve history professor as ambassador to Germany — and the professor's decision to take his adventurous adult daughter with him — rank pretty low in...
  • Prosecutors want letter released to public

    Orange County prosecutors are expected to argue in court Friday that a letter related to the criminal case against 11 student activists who protested a speech by an Israeli ambassador last year at UC Irvine should be released to the public. Prosecutors...
  • Judge denies dismissal in Irvine 11 case

    SANTA ANA — A judge on Friday denied a motion to dismiss the case against a group of college students who disrupted a speech by an Israeli ambassador at UC Irvine. The defense argued that the students, known as the Irvine 11, were protected by...