CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2008 |
Murray L. Schwartz, 87, dean of the UCLA School of Law from 1969 to 1975 and a longtime professor there, died of heart failure Feb. 15 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, said UCLA spokeswoman Sara Wolosky. A specialist in criminal law and legal ethics, Schwartz joined the UCLA faculty in 1958 and was the first to hold the David G. Price and Dallas P. Price Chair in Law. He also served as UCLA's vice chancellor from 1988 until 1991, when he was granted emeritus status. Known for his teaching skills, Schwartz won the law school's Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching and was named professor of the year by the graduating class of 1986.
July 3, 2002 |
The Museum of Contemporary Art is staging what is expected to be its best-attended exhibition ever--"Andy Warhol Retrospective," a $3-million extravaganza that has drawn 72,000 visitors during the first five weeks of a 12-week run and, due to sponsorship fees and a donation from the city, is already in the black. But at the same time, leaders of the museum are dealing with financial setbacks. The particular challenge at MOCA is that $6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2008 |
Jamie Davies, who with her late husband, Jack, founded Schramsberg Vineyards in the Napa Valley, one of the first vintners in the U.S. to produce sparkling wines using traditional French Champagne methods and grapes, died Tuesday at her home in Calistoga. She was 73. The cause was complications from Parkinson's disease, according to Schramsberg spokeswoman Joy Henderson.
November 16, 1999 |
Leave it to irrepressible socialite / fund-raiser Suzanne Marx to muster her troops from all over Los Angeles County to launch a worthy cause. More than 400 turned out to honor Dallas Price (of the American Golf Prices) and the Price Family Foundation for their generous gift to establish the Boys Town of Southern California Price Family Home. The party scene Wednesday at Dennis Tito's aerie in the Pacific Palisades was wall-to-wall Rolls-Royces, Bentleys and pashmina shawls.
April 17, 2013
Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art announced Wednesday that they have raised more than $50 million since the middle of March for the museum's endowment. A larger endowment is widely seen as the first step to turning around the troubled institution. Last month trustees identified $100 million as the goal for its endowment campaign, saying that donations and pledges had brought it up to $60 million. But they declined to name specific donors or provide a timeline for when they would receive the money.
August 7, 2012 |
Following sharp criticism from many corners of the art world, the board of trustees at the Museum of Contemporary Art has changed course and decided to fill the chief curator position left open by Paul Schimmel's forced resignation in June. A letter sent Monday from members of the board's executive committee - Maria Bell, Laurent Degryse, Cliff Einstein, David Johnson, Lillian Lovelace, Nancy Marks, Steven Mnuchin, Dallas Price-Van Breda and Jeffrey Soros - to fellow trustees informs them of the plan.
September 28, 2003
"Hanging and display are very important parts of having a collection because you want to do justice to the piece of art," says MOCA trustee Dallas Price-Van Breda. "How a piece is hung and how it's placed are critical." It's a lesson Price-Van Breda has learned at her Westside canyon property. There her two private home galleries see an ebb and flow as the art she purchases arrives and then occasionally departs when she is asked to loan pieces for various exhibitions.
October 18, 1998 |
As an ardent fan of contemporary art, Dallas Price wasn't going to stop collecting just because she had run out of wall space. Instead, she commissioned the young architectural partnership of Steve Johnson and Jim Favaro to build a separate structure that would complement her Santa Monica wood and glass house, which had been designed by local architect Ray Kappe in 1978.
October 6, 1993 |
The Rams traded tight end Jim Price to the defending Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys for a sixth-round draft choice Tuesday, nearly a month after Price ended a 51-day contract holdout. "I'm looking forward to playing for Dallas," said Price, a four-year pro out of Stanford. "I didn't feel things were going the way I wanted in L.A. They had a good draft pick (Troy Drayton) and they wanted to go with him." Price ended his holdout Sept.
March 5, 2002 |
After spending 30 years building a nationwide golf course empire, Los Angeles businessman and philanthropist David G. Price is struggling to salvage his companies and his reputation amid mounting financial pressures and charges of conflict of interest. Price's problems have surprised many in the golf business who thought his two Santa Monica-based companies, publicly traded National Golf Properties Inc. and privately owned American Golf Corp.