September 19, 1993 |
Rabbi David Saperstein admits to being in something of a state of shock ever since he went to the White House as one of 3,000 guests invited to witness the signing of the Israeli-PLO peace accord on Monday. Dizzying times. Having spent much of his adult life fighting Israel's battles in Washington, he finds the rules of engagement have changed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2003 |
A multimillion-dollar gift will allow Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to build an eight-story critical-care tower that will replace two buildings destroyed in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, hospital officials announced Wednesday. The size of the gift from Suzanne and David Saperstein was undisclosed, but hospital officials said it was larger than a $14-million donation given to Cedars-Sinai in 2002. David Saperstein founded Metro Networks, which produced radio news.
April 1, 2014 |
After an international bidding war, a Westside mansion often described as a French palace has changed hands for $102 million, making it the most expensive residential sale ever recorded in Southern California. As is often the case with high-end properties, the identity of the trophy home's unnamed buyer has been obscured behind layers of lawyers, agents and a limited liability company. But the real estate equivalent of a bread crumb trail suggests that the purchaser of the opulent estate is onetime junk bond king Michael Milken, who has spent more than two decades devoted to philanthropic efforts since he pleaded guilty in 1990 to securities fraud.
June 3, 1999 |
Westwood One Inc., the nation's largest distributor of radio programming, is buying leading traffic news provider Metro Networks Inc. for $900 million in stock. The purchase announced Tuesday would add to Westwood One's large portfolio of entertainment, news, sports and talk show programming, which it sends to about 5,000 radio stations worldwide. Westwood One also provided traffic reports through its Shadow Traffic operation, but only in a handful of radio markets.
July 15, 1988 |
Something seems to happen to independent, low-budget film makers when they take to the country. It's as if they're overwhelmed by all that bucolic simplicity and all those worn Dorothea Lange faces. There have been some terrific backwoods movies, of course, but for the most part they're tedious--mistaking awkwardness for sincerity and rambling like a mountain stream. "A Killing Affair" (selected theaters) is no exception.