Much as been made of the look and feel of post-War Southern California -- be it the mid-century modern décor, the urban sprawl, the Googie architecture of restaurants and shops or the tailfin cars. But what about the people who helped finance it all?
Howard Ahmanson, Sr. (1906-1968) is remembered ... More >>
Update: Gudiel was arrested, along with her mother and seven other protesters, at the Fannie Mae offices yesterday, about an hour into the sit-in. However, her supporters quickly bailed her out. The group is currently gathering for a march downtown, where Gudiel is planning to make "an announcement. ... More >>
See also: "Faces of Occupy L.A: The Student, the Actor, the Addict, the Vet."
Update: The protesters were reportedly trying to cash a jumbo check for $673 billion, made out to the "People of California." Photo at bottom of post.
According to a Twitter account representing multiple L.A. workers uni ... More >>
Photo by Ted SoquiEzri NamvarEzri Namvar, the so-called "Madoff of Beverly Hills," could face a decade in prison at his sentencing next month.Namvar, 60, was a prominent banker and real estate investor in L.A.'s Iranian Jewish community. When the real estate bubble burst in 2008, he was forced in ... More >>
Maxine WatersRep. Maxine Waters' grandson, Mikael Moore, worked on legislation to help OneUnited Bank, according to new allegations in the House Ethics report issued today.Waters, D-Los Angeles, has been under fire for more than a year for helping to arrange a meeting between OneUnited representa ... More >>
Amazing story in this week's Los Angeles Business Journal, which has been beating the hell out of the Los Angeles Times in reporting on all the billionaires in L.A. who have lost vast sums — including Kirk Kerkorian, Sumner Restore, Eli Broad — or those whose companies have vanished or might get ... More >>