August 3, 1986
Relative to your article by John Mitchell (Westside section, July 24) on the Beverly Hills Board of Education hiring Braun & Co. for public relations for $30,000, the money is not the issue, as far as I'm concerned. What bothers me is that the board saw fit to hire a company other than a corporation based in Beverly Hills, (for example) Rogers & Cowan and / or Lee Solters (Beverly Hills St. Patrick's Day Parade) . . . . I'm sure that Braun & Co. is very capable, but so are others.
February 24, 2007
THANKS for Paul Brownfield's article about "Friday Night Lights" [Feb. 20]. After reading about it at the beginning of the season and trying it out, I got hooked. I don't watch because of the football games, which I care nothing about, but because of the relationships among the people. SUE BRAUN San Diego
June 19, 1986
The City Council, which hired the Los Angeles public relations firm of Braun & Co. 10 months ago to improve Azusa's image and attract developers, has terminated the $4,000-a-month contract. City Administrator Lloyd Wood said the council decided that the service did not justify the expense. He said the city has no plans to hire another public relations consultant, but he may ask the council to consider hiring a staff information officer.
August 27, 2005
Re "Suicide Casts a Shadow on Conservation Battle," Aug. 20 After my first visit to the Carrizo Plain a few years ago, it soon became my favorite spot for hiking and stargazing. Its austere beauty and isolation are the perfect antidote for life in a crowded city. That Marlene Braun would end her life rather than compromise over protecting the land is sad but understandable and, indeed, admirable. RUSSELL CLAMPITT Long Beach
December 5, 1985
Azusa has begun its first economic development program to attract industries and businesses to the city. A $25,000 contract with Braun & Co., a Los Angeles public relations firm, calls for a media campaign to promote Azusa to developers. The promotional campaign, aimed for nationwide distribution, will advertise Azusa's access to freeways and railroad lines, city-owned utilities and a labor pool. A spokesman said city officials have planned an economic development package for several months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2013 |
Angela Spaccia, the $564,000-a-year deputy to the disgraced former city manager of Bell, was found guilty Monday of 11 felony counts related to her role in the corruption scandal, becoming the seventh official convicted of enriching themselves at the expensive of the working-class residents. Spaccia, the last figure in the Bell scandal to be convicted or enter a plea, was taken away in handcuffs after a jury rendered the verdicts in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. Though she wept several times during her testimony, Spaccia showed no emotion when the verdicts were read, pronouncing her guilty of multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds, conflict of interest and secretion of public documents.