June 6, 1986 |
Now is the season for the political rainmaker--the magic maven of politics who can rain down money on candidates. It used to be that big givers could just write the checks--but, with federal limitations on contributions, the real monetary punch now comes from those who can raise money from many sources.
November 11, 1988 |
Disney's Michael and Jane Eisner kicked it off. A dozen important Hollywood types have signed on. So have dozens of well-known artists. A cabal of major collectors is vowing to help raise well over $1 million through art sold. And it will wind up early next year with a lavish black-tie dinner--and that will hopefully raise another $1 million. The project is National Art Against AIDS Los Angeles.
November 11, 1987 |
"It's a delicate balance," Roz Wyman said. "In fact, it's a double delicate balance." Whatever she wanted to call it, Wyman, along with her co-chairman Fred Hayman, pulled it off Sunday night when they kicked off next spring's first big fund-raiser for the Partnership for the Homeless. The "delicate" part comes in, Wyman explained, when raising money for the homeless--any event has to be pleasant enough to please the attendees, while not spending money that could go toward helping people.
July 18, 1988 |
That extraordinary crowd of fund-raisers who made the heavily financed Michael Dukakis campaign happen linked up with more traditional Democratic rainmakers at two weekend parties here--perfect, except for the reported "calligraphy crisis." At the Jimmy Carter Center on Sunday afternoon, the trustees and vice chairs of the Presidential and Democratic Victory Fund had smoked trout, a speech about his center from the former President and a lot of talk of unity.
August 25, 1989 |
They were a couple to be envied. Elizabeth Glaser was the exhibit director of the Los Angeles Children's Museum. Paul Michael Glaser was an international star from TV's "Starsky and Hutch" who had found a second career as a movie director. In 1981, they were expecting their first child. Then their world started crumbling. Elizabeth Glaser was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, hemorrhaging heavily in her ninth month. Doctors safely delivered her daughter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2001 |
Home price escalation in the San Fernando Valley took a breather in January, as prices posted their smallest gains in 19 months, a real estate trade group said Monday. The median cost of a single-family home (the price at which half of the homes sold for more and half for less) was $234,00 in January, according to the Southland Regional Assn. of Realtors. That's down from $241,500 in December--a decline of 3.1% and the lowest price point since March 2000. The year-to-year gain of 5.