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  • Hail, Caesarstone!

    By Elyse Glickman

    December 20, 2012 | 4:04 pm

    As California’s real estate market continues its recovery and spring remodeling season is poised to start, many homeowners are once again looking for enduring ways to rejuvenate their living spaces and add value to their homes. Not surprisingly, the rooms that get the most use —...

  • Pioneers

    By Rob Eshman

    August 1, 2012 | 1:09 pm

    The roof of Yuval Bar-Zemer’s condo is a very nice place to be.

    It’s mid-summer, and a grape arbor thick with leaves and hard green fruit winds along one side of it. There’s a pond, fig trees, several raised beds filled with herbs and vegetables, and, just around the corner, a...

  • Iranian-Jewish community split on Namvar sentencing

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 12, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    Reaction in the Iranian-Jewish community appeared divided on the guilt and punishment of Ezri Namvar, a longtime leading businessman and philanthropist, who was sentenced Oct. 11 to seven years in federal prison for stealing $21 million from four clients.

    U.S. District Judge Percy...

  • Ezat Delijani, real estate developer & philanthropist, 83

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 30, 2011 | 4:53 pm

    Ezat Delijani, a real estate developer and a leader in Los Angeles’ Iranian Jewish community, died on Saturday, Aug. 27 following a long battle with cancer. He was 83.

    Born Feb. 24, 1928, in Tehran, Delijani joined his family in the textile business after graduating from Tehran...

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  • BARGAINING DOS AND DON’TS

    By Annie Korzen

    July 7, 2011 | 12:04 pm

    A lot of people are embarrassed to question the price of something because they’re afraid of looking Cheap.  But there’s a big difference between being Cheap and Frugal.  There’s nothing shameful in trying to get the best price for something, but it is evil to have your house...

  • Writer discovers California ‘Gold’ in banking ancestor Isaias Hellman

    December 10, 2008 | 10:35 pm

    "Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California" by Frances Dinkelspiel (St. Martin's Press, $29.95)

    Searching for ways to deal with the current economic crisis, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson could take a cue from Isaias Hellman, banker,...

  • Nathan Shapell, real estate developer and philanthropist, 85

    March 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Nathan Shapell, renowned real estate developer and prominent philanthropist known throughout California, the United States, and Israel has passed away. He was 85.

    Shapell, Chairman & CEO of Shapell Industries, one of the most successful and highly respected homebuilders in...

  • Prefab housing gets ‘fab’

    By Sam Hall Kaplan

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "I try not to drive on Shabbos, except, of course, to go to open houses," explained a woman of a certain age and uncertain religious persuasion.

    Maybe the curiosity was whetted when wandering in the desert for 40 years, in the ancient past, looking for a place to put down roots and...

  • R.E. Hard Crash? Soft Landing? Bursting Balloon? Leaking Balloon?

    By Marc Ballon

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Mark Cohen thinks those doomsday scenarios about an impending Southland housing crash miss the mark. And the founder and president of Beverly Hills-based Cohen Financial Group has learned a thing or two about real estate over the last 20 years.

    With an MBA from USC and a law...

  • Welcome to the Neighborhood

    By Avi Schnurr

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Like most L.A. residents, we've moved many times over the years. From Santa Monica to Culver City, Marina del Rey and then Westwood, it's not easy to pick up and move 10 or 20 miles with everything you own. At least, that's how we felt until a little over a year ago, when we made the...

  • Negev + Galilee = Israel’s Future

    By Batsheva Pomerantz

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "The Negev and the Galilee comprise 70 percent of the area of the State of Israel with 30 percent of its populace, but they guarantee 100 percent of the future of the state," said Ron Pelmer, the director of Or National Initiatives, a nonprofit organization that helps to develop...

  • Chabad Brings Brooklyn to L.A.

    By Gaby Wenig

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Amid the kosher restaraunts, Judaica stores and storefront synagogues on a particular stretch of Pico Boulevard, a little  piece of Brooklyn has just been built.

    OK, the new three-story, 47,000-square-foot brown-brick building is hardly little, but it is straight out of 770...

  • Q & A With Simha Lainer

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "If you have a piece of fruit," said Simha Lainer, "throw away the skin and eat only the good part inside." Such a wise and optimistic statement could fit right in with the list of "zayde-isms" that Lainer's granddaughter, Lisa, is compiling for the family in honor of his upcoming...

  • Making L.A. Real

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    This weekend the story of Los Angeles, and its future, is all about one building, the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Critics have already hailed our new symphony hall as a triumph of design, determination and a marriage of form, function and acoustic feng shui. But more significantly, in...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Keepin' it Real Estate

    Becker General Contractors' Sandy Becker was happy to be at what is known in the real estate and construction business as a "sunriser" -- an early morning get-together. With a 4-month-old baby at home, Becker has, in recent weeks, been out of the loop...

  • Quotable and Charitable

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Friends are the family you choose." "Say what you mean and do what you say." "Good to forgive. Best to forget."

    Such mottos literally surround real estate magnate Stanley Black within his Beverly Hills office. They stare down at visitors from his bookshelves.

    So perhaps it's only...

  • Home Is Where the Shul Is

    By Anita Chabria

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When Sari and Jason Ciment decided it was time to move their two children out of their Pico-Robertson duplex and into a single-family house, they had one major requirement: to stay in the modern Orthodox Jewish neighborhood that boasts three synagogues within walking distance, and...

  • Time to Buy?

    By Thomas M. Kostigen

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    You're rich. You're eyeing that million-dollar dream house. Is now a good time to buy it?

    "Prices are high in certain areas," notes David Diesslin, a certified financial planner who specializes in real estate at his own firm, Diesslin & Associates, in Fort Worth, Texas. Advising...

  • Stars Searching for the Perfect Home Sing ‘My Sharona’

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    "If you were my client, you'd have six hours of my time. If it's about me, forget it. In a service-oriented career, you've got a lot of clients' needs to meet first."

    She's not kidding. Pinning down interview time with real estate agent Sharona Alperin is like trying to re-bottle a...

  • Community

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    While many note the westward journey of Jews intoareas such as Calabasas, West Hills and Agoura, few realize there's asmall renaissance going on in the East Valley.

    As real estate prices rise in the West SanFernando and Conejo...

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