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  • Eric Garcetti: up close

    By Bill Boyarsky

    December 19, 2012 | 2:11 pm

    Someone in the audience asked the mayoral candidates about the county’s foster children program. Eric Garcetti answered in a particularly well-informed manner, mentioning that he and his wife have cared for seven foster children.

    “I didn’t know that,” I said to City Councilman...

  • Benjamin Reznik: L.A. based lawyer who takes on Goliath

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 26, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    Among land-use attorneys working in Los Angeles, Benjamin Reznik is better known than most, perhaps because of his success at suing the City of Los Angeles. In 2009, the partner in the firm of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP told the Los Angeles Times he had probably sued the...

  • Rahm Emanuel is a fighting policy wonk with a Jewish soul [VIDEO]

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 13, 2008 | 1:03 am

    Political insight, killer in a fight, Yiddishkayt -- it's an inseparable package when it comes to Rahm Emanuel, say those who know President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be the next White House chief of staff.

    Since his days as a fundraiser and then a "political adviser" -- read:...

  • Leading . . .  by pulling back

    By Amy Klein

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    When Lori Schneide was 16 years old, she lived in India for the summer.

    "I had this deep impression of calling," she said. "There's something we all can humbly contribute."

    When she finished college, the Reform Jew from Long Island decided she would travel the world to continue...

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  • Meet the multitalented, endlessly energetic Zane Buzby

    By Jane Ulman

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    There are not enough hours in the day for Zane Buzby.

    At 5:30 a.m., fully awake, she sits in her home office atop Mount Washington, with a view of downtown Los Angeles' skyscrapers, checking the news and drinking from a large mug of coffee. Her husband, Conan Berkeley, and their...

  • Books: Oren ‘Tempts’ Israeli readers and defies critics

    By Avner Hofstein

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When Ram Oren helped define a new generation of Israeli "airplane reads" in 1994 with his fast-paced best seller, "Temptation," he faced a challenge: to persuade the Israeli elite that his book did not signal the demise of literature and the erasure of Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Agnon...
  • Actor-writer pens memoir of life marred by murder

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "Bigger Than Life: A Murder, a Memoir," by Dinah Lenney (University of Nebraska Press, $24.95)
    For the past 10 years, Dinah Lenney, author of the memoir, "Bigger Than Life," has lived with the memory of the murder of her father, a prominent New Jersey businessman and onetime...
  • Sex and The 30-Something Professional

    By Robert David Jaffee

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Before David Rouda became a stage director and writer, he was an internationally ranked rower who placed 17th in the 1999 World Rowing Championships. Rouda, who started training as a sculler at 13, won six Gold Medals at the Maccabee Games and just missed qualifying for the 2000...
  • To Tell the Truth

    By Caroline Cobrin

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Harry Potter's Mirror of Erised, tucked into a secret room in the dark corridors of Hogwarts, allows the person who looks into it to see what they most desire to be. There seems to be a similar notion in the world of online dating.

    A computer becomes a tool to create a "new and...

  • Singles - Imperfect One and Only

    By Annie Korzen

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Sometimes, just for fun, I look at the singles ads. I play a game of wondering which one I would respond to. The answer is a resounding zero. That's because they all sound too perfect, which makes me think they're lying.

    When a man describes himself as "Looking for someone who can...

  • Meow With a French Accent

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Comic books aren't just for kids anymore. In both the United States and France, they've been enjoying a popular explosion among readers of all ages.

    One of the stars of the explosion in France is Joann Sfar, an enfant terrible whose work has become so popular, that it can be found on...

  • Commitment’s Price

    By Judy Gruen

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    These days, many women complain about the epidemic of males who run in terror from the thought of a committed relationship.

    But there are plenty of guys out there who are eager to commit. I know, since I just found one.

    Like many people searching for love, I found Ken through an...

  • Red Flag From Cupid

    By Mark Miller

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Oh, sure, it started promisingly enough. Rhonda and I had each seen the other's photo and profile on a singles Web site, granted one another profile approval and were now talking on the phone for the first time.

    Things were going pleasantly until Rhonda suggested that I choose a...

  • Politics, Israeli Style

    May 28, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

    Photo by Peter Halmagyi

    Some of you may have caught last week's New Yorker (May 25) with journalist David Remnick's profile of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. If not, I urge you to call the...

  • David Remnick’s Profile of Prime Minister Binyamin

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

    Photo by Peter Halmagyi

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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