CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2012 |
Nearly four decades ago, 18 friends came together to offer free legal services in Los Angeles' Fairfax district. They were lawyers and legal secretaries and law students and social workers, and they found themselves a storefront on Fairfax Avenue. Each month, they chipped in $5 apiece, which was enough to cover rent, electricity and phones. No one got paid a dime. All volunteered time. Theirs was a tiny operation with a name huge with hope: Bet Tzedek, which in Hebrew means House of Justice.
April 21, 1985 |
"We either want to be first or we want to be different," mused David Wilstein, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Realtech Development & Construction Co., that owns and manages more than 2 million square feet of commercial space in Los Angeles. Wilstein was describing the Los Angeles-based company's general philosophy, particularly in relation to its latest project, the $65-million Maple Plaza, a three-story, 280,000-square-foot garden office building to be located on a 3.
October 27, 1991 |
The Ice Capades will be putting a Westside native on ice this week. Bobby Beauchamp, who grew up in Culver City, is a featured soloist in the skating show at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood today through Nov. 2. Beauchamp began skating at the age of 9 against a lot of odds. Born with a clubfoot that twisted his left leg, he spent much of his early childhood in corrective casts and braces. In an effort to strengthen his leg muscles, his mother introduced him to ice skating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1993 |
At 42, Louis Rudolph was surrounded by all the trappings of success--as a major television producer he had an expensive car and a big office with a view of the Hollywood sign and of the handprints of generations of celebrities at Mann's Chinese Theater. Still, he couldn't help asking himself: "What am I living for?" "Down there all along somewhere was that question, but I had figured out a way not to deal with it," Rudolph said.
February 10, 1991 |
City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky, offering a rare level of constituent service, is supporting 10 Los Angeles property owners in their efforts to have their homes annexed to Beverly Hills, a change that would increase the value of each home by at least $150,000.