June 29, 2012 |
Who is the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art? According to the museum it's Jeffrey Deitch, the former New York art dealer who - with virtually no prior museum experience - assumed the top job at one of America's leading institutions two years ago. But don't be so sure. Late Wednesday, MOCA dumped Paul Schimmel, its chief curator for 22 years and a prime reason for the museum's stellar international reputation. No curator working in the United States today has a more impressive record of exhibitions and acquisitions in the field of art since 1950 than Schimmel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1998
A group of prominent political, religious and business leaders will hold a press conference today ) at a Crenshaw district bank to encourage Los Angeles residents to deposit money in black-owned banks. The Third Annual Change Bank Month will be kicked off at 10 a.m. at the Founders National Bank. Similar campaigns are planned for New York City, Washington and Atlanta, according to organizers.
November 17, 2012 |
JUAZEIRO, Brazil - As 6-year-old Ana Jamil skips up to the school gates, she has a simple question for the principal: "Is there class today?" Children here are in the habit of asking, because their teachers often don't show up, as hers didn't the day before. When Jose Pereira da Silva Municipal School does hold class, students spend just a little more than three hours a day with teachers who are woefully unprepared. "Around here, there are teachers who can't even read and write," principal Maria Olivia Andrade says.
September 10, 1992 |
Business Confidence Dwindling: After rising through the first half of the year, business confidence fell sharply over the summer, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said, as fears mounted that a recovery was withering rapidly. The chamber's latest business confidence index, measuring the attitudes of 5,515 businessmen and women, shows they turned markedly pessimistic by August after six months of buoyant hope.
February 5, 1995
A seminar titled "Starting and Operating Your Own Business" will be held Feb. 14, one of two small-business workshops being sponsored this month by the Service Corps of Retired Executives. Each month, retired businessmen and women from the corps, known by its acronym SCORE, offer entrepreneurial advice regarding all aspects of running a small business. Seminars are held at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and at SCORE headquarters in Glendale.