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February 2, 2013
Roland Moritz Longtime L.A. Philharmonic flutist Roland Moritz, 86, who played flute for the Los Angeles Philharmonic for more than 40 years and for a time shared the concert stage with his father, Frederick Moritz, the Philharmonic's longtime principal bassoonist, died Jan. 11 at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla after a heart attack and strokes, his family said. The younger Moritz joined the Philharmonic in 1954, playing with noted conductors including Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini, André Previn and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
February 28, 2014 | By Meg James
With one of its two big fish gone, BermanBraun has changed its name to Whalerock Industries. The Santa Monica TV production and digital media company, owned by veteran media executive Lloyd Braun, made the announcement Friday.  Braun's founding partner, Gail Berman, cut bait late last month, prompting a name change for the company that employs 150 people. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Braun separately announced that he has elevated Andrew Mittman to run the company's newly combined film and scripted TV divisions.  Mittman has been in charge of the firm's small film unit since 2009.
March 22, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
B. Braun Medical Inc. recalled heparin blood thinner in the U.S. and Canada after learning that it contained a "heparin-like contaminant" from a supplier linked to deaths and allergic reactions in another company's product. The contaminant was supplied by Scientific Protein Laboratories, Irvine-based B. Braun Medical said Friday. Scientific Protein also supplied Baxter International Inc. with heparin containing a cheaper ingredient from China. Baxter's heparin has been linked to serious allergic reactions and 19 U.S. deaths.
February 13, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
The raunchy yet sweet bromantic comedy "Date and Switch" could be retitled "American Pie 2.0. " That's because the desperate teen buds here form a pact to lose their virginity, but the switch is that one of the guys is gay. How screenwriter Alan Yang and director Chris Nelson mine this twist for truth, laughs and a bit of parody makes for a largely enjoyable and credible coming-of-age romp, despite some forced broadness and uneven pacing. Childhood pals Michael (Nicholas Braun)
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.
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.
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
Laughing as they killed, two youths clad in dark ski masks and long black coats fired handguns at will and blithely tossed pipe bombs into a crowd of their terrified classmates Tuesday inside a suburban high school southwest of Denver, littering halls with as many as 23 bodies and wounding at least 25 others.
January 29, 2014 | By Meg James
One of Hollywood's most eclectic corporate marriages has ended. On Wednesday, Gail Berman announced that she was leaving BermanBraun, the digital and TV production shop that she co-founded in 2007 with former Yahoo! and ABC Television executive Lloyd Braun. Braun plans to acquire Berman's interest to become sole owner of the Santa Monica firm, the company, which currently employs about 150 people, said in a statement. Berman hinted that she has a new gig lined up. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV "There are several unique opportunities I am considering and intend to make an announcement about my decision very soon," she said in a statement.
January 26, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun, ready to resume his All-Star career after a 65-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's anti-drug policy, took part in the team's annual fan festival and admitted, "I don't ever know if I could apologize enough for what's occurred. " Braun reportedly received a warm welcome, except for one heckler, when he was introduced Sunday at a downtown Milwaukee convention center during the Brewers On Deck event. Braun had drawn the contempt of many fans and baseball officials because he originally denied using performance-enhancing drugs, beat the charge on a technicality and then proceeded to claim his innocence while taking to task everyone involved in the case.
January 24, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Wondering where the grown-ups are in Justin Bieber's life? Well, his dad was with him Thursday, but in the wake of the singer's arrest on suspicion of DUI, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license in Miami, manager Scooter Braun has briefly commented. "Been a long day," Braun said on Twitter late Thursday. "Bottom line is we are defined by how we handle adversity. Be there when it counts. Love fully in good times and bad. " Previously, he'd addressed a tweet directly to 19-year-old Bieber: "@justinbieber love you and i will act in the manner of someone who truly cares.
October 24, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
The veteran entertainment executives at BermanBraun will seek to invigorate AOL's venerable Moviefone, a two-decade-old ticket-buying service that also provides film reviews and information about show times. BermanBraun will work with AOL to relaunch the movie guide in early 2014, with a broader scope and additional features. "The name itself indicates what has to happen with this brand," said Gail Berman, founding partner of the BermanBraun media company. "What's fantastic is that technology has caught up with the name in a whole different way. " PHOTOS: Biggest tech flops of 2013 - so far Moviefone launched in 1989, initially providing information over the telephone about movie times in New York and Los Angeles.
September 7, 2013 | Times staff
"I'd rather have a pitcher nobody is talking about who has won 15 games than somebody everyone is raving about who has won five. I'm a baseball manager, not a statistician. " Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland , on analysts pointing out that Tigers ace Max Scherzer (19-2) has the second-highest run support of any major league pitcher. "It felt like it was one of those dreams where you can't run fast enough. " San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence , who missed by inches on a diving catch that would have clinched a perfect game for Yusmeiro Petit on Friday.
September 6, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Ryan Braun has already given a public apology for his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Now the Milwaukee Brewers slugger is taking the personal route, calling season-ticket holders individually to apologize for the actions that led to his season-ending suspension. "He was very humble on the phone," Milwaukee bar owner and Brewers season-ticket holder Pat Guenther said after his conversation with Braun. "He wanted to reach out and for him to do this is an act of kindness.
October 9, 2002 | From Times Staff Writers
Shony Alex Braun, 70, Holocaust survivor, violinist and composer who wrote a "Symphony of the Holocaust," died Friday in Los Angeles of pneumonia. Born in Transylvania, Braun was interned as a teenager by the Nazis at Auschwitz and Dachau and survived a bullet wound. A historical account of Braun's experiences, and those of his wife, Shari, have been included in the archives of the Wexner Learning Center of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
March 8, 1986 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
Lew Jones had all the trappings of the good life. He kept a 50-foot yacht near his apartment in Marina del Rey, drove five cars, including a Rolls Royce, and had a young wife--his fourth--with a taste for Rolex watches and mink coats. But when he died two years ago at the age of 54 from a bullet in the back of his head, Jones had almost nothing in the bank.
August 24, 2013
Reaction from current and former major leaguers to the statement Ryan Braun issued Thursday, in which he apologized for using performance-enhancing substances and for his previous denials: "So Braun has spent the last month writing an apology statement novel... " --Oakland Athletics pitcher Brett Anderson , on Twitter. "You can be upset, you can be angry, but if you want to move past it you have to be able to forgive. And that's where I'm at. " --Milwaukee Brewers pitcher and teammate John Axford , to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
August 19, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
So, Ryan Braun, how should history regard your most valuable player award? Should we brand it with an asterisk? That was your idea, after all. You have not offered to return your MVP award, and the Baseball Writers  Assn. of America has not withdrawn the award. However, we keep hearing you are on the verge of a public apology. You supposedly plan to stand up, once and for all, and admit that you lied all those times that you denied using performance-enhancing drugs. You might even say you're sorry for pointing fingers at just about everyone but yourself.
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