CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2009 |
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has selected S. David Freeman, the onetime head of the Department of Water and Power, as the deputy mayor assigned to carry out his environmental agenda. Viewed by activists as an elder statesman on green issues, Freeman will focus primarily on the mayor's clean-air and water conservation measures, as well as the effort to resurrect a solar energy plan that was narrowly defeated in last month's election.
August 2, 1991 |
There's something quintessentially Hollywood about David Freeman's home--the least of which is that it's located in, well, Hollywood. It goes beyond that naked fact to glossy fiction, Hollywood's particular area of expertise. This is, of course, the land of the big fake, the alluring lie--like life, only new and improved. So it says something about this town that Freeman's lovely low-slung Spanish-style home, which peers over Sunset Boulevard, is known as "the Scott Fitzgerald house."
August 4, 1991 |
There is so much true wit and big observation in David Freeman's "A Hollywood Life" that I found myself underlining choice bits more than I thought possible in a Hollywood novel. Or a novel by a screenwriter. But if you know Freeman's first book, "A Hollywood Education," you already know he's too good to be a screenwriter. That's the irony. We don't even know his film credits; they're not on his book jackets. Yet with these two books, Freeman proves he's a real author in a company town.
August 13, 1989
What a delight to find "Five Summer Stories," each one a short story gem. My favorite was "The Veterinarian's Daughter," by David Freeman. EVE EDELSTEIN Los Angeles
November 2, 1997
David Freeman, discussing the fullness of women's lips, declares: "The fullest lips seem to belong to French women" ("Lasting Impressions," SoCal Style, Sept. 14). Say what? I think if he evaluated the lips of black women as a whole, we'd win, no questions asked. But Freeman doesn't even include black actresses in his memorable-lips list. What about Ruby Dee, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, Viveca A. Fox? Freeman seems to position blacks as invisible beings and perpetuates the idea that white women are the most beautiful in the world.
May 26, 2010 |
David and Dana Pump, San Fernando Valley-based businessmen who are among the most influential figures in college basketball, helped to organize a lucrative scalping operation that is being investigated by federal authorities, according to a man who says he was a participant. The allegations were made by David Freeman, a Lawrence, Kan., real estate developer, in an article published by Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday, hours before University of Kansas administrators announced that an examination by a Wichita, Kan., law firm found the "inappropriate" sale and use of thousands of men's basketball and football tickets worth more than $1 million over the last five years.