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  • Moving and shaking: Max Webb’s 99th birthday, Noa at the Pico Union Project and more

    By Ryan Torok

    March 4, 2016 | 1:02 pm

    How do you throw a birthday party for a community treasure who’s turning 99? You invite a few hundred of his closest friends to a fancy dinner in Beverly Hills and celebrate his life. That was the scene last Saturday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where friends, community...

  • Max Webb, one second at a time

    By David Suissa

    October 14, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    It’s hard to imagine how, or why, a wealthy 97-year-old man would make the effort to go through hundreds of invoices for his building company and sign all the checks himself. It’s even harder to imagine him catching mistakes and telling his bookkeeper things like, “I think this one...

  • Men who made a mark that will endure

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    June 12, 2013 | 5:43 pm

    As part of a fundraising event for Tel Aviv University, Rabbi David Wolpe interviewed four leading Los Angeles Jewish philanthropists, recording their stories and thoughts on video. Rabbi Wolpe and the four men — Gil Glazer, Max Webb, Jona Goldrich and Parviz Nazarian — will...

  • Mazel Tov, Israel; Shalom, Mayor Villaraigosa

    By Ryan Torok

    April 18, 2013 | 11:00 am

    Photographs of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa play on a large screen. In one photograph, he’s with Israeli President Shimon Peres. In others, he is visiting the Western Wall, walking at a kibbutz and greeting Israeli soldiers.

    Meanwhile, Villaraigosa, in the flesh, is...

  • Webb’s progressive center gift inspired by family’s future

    By Naomi Glauberman

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    There are some stories Max Webb will never recount.

    "With my own eyes, I saw the most barbaric and unbelievable things," said Webb, who survived 18 concentration camps during the Shoah.

    The walls of this nearly 90-year-old homebuilder's Beverly Hills office are lined with scores...