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February 26, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
The inimitable Zagat has just released its 2013 "30 Under 30" awards, honoring the top young culinary talents in the Los Angeles area.  The 30 honorees were feted Monday night at a cocktail party at the Emerson Theatre with Zagat founders Tim and Nina Zagat on hand to do the honors. The Zagat survey, which started as a homemade newsletter and morphed over the years into a publishing juggernaut, has embraced the digital age. The guides are now online, and coverage of this event included a live feed  and a Google+ Live Hangout.
June 15, 2013 | By Celine Wright
"It's a great drug, you should try it," said Sebastian Silva, director of the film "Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus," Friday night at the Los Angeles Film Festival. He wasn't kidding --in the film, his characters steal a cactus, chop it into bits, stew it, drink its milky liquid, and begin a journey, with ensuing hilarity. Drug-fueled stories have been done before in film, but this one distinguishes itself with its quirky nature.  The film had its premiere earlier this year at Sundance, where director Sebastian Silva won the Director's Award in World Cinema.
August 28, 2013 | By Kelly Scott
In an interesting twist for those watching the empty chair in the director's office at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam director Ann Goldstein has resigned from that position. Goldstein has been identified as a possible successor to departing MOCA director Jeffery Deitch. Goldstein, who was senior curator at MOCA before she left to direct the Stedelijk, will leave the Amsterdam museum's top job Dec. 1. She has been director since January 2010. Goldstein led the Stedelijk through the final years of a massive renovation -- altogether it had been closed for nine years.
September 24, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers made it official Monday, announcing the hiring of Gerald Madkins as the team's director of basketball operations. The Clippers also announced three other front-office personnel moves. They hired Eric Miller to be the director of basketball administration, Fabrizio Besnati returns for his eighth season as the director of international scouting and Jason Piombetti was promoted to the position of director of scouting. Madkins, a former UCLA Bruins player and assistant coach, spent the last two seasons as the vice president of player personnel for the New Orleans Hornets.
July 24, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tom McLean, director of the athletic fund at Monmouth College in New Jersey, was named director of operations for The Athletics Congress.
January 8, 1986
Ira A. Rosenbaum has been appointed director of operations development for Aerojet General. David H. Strode joined Aerojet General as director of risk management.
April 30, 1987
El Monte-based Birtcher Corp. named Ronald McAdams chairman and CEO, succeeding Ernest V. Jarvis, who was reelected a director. Four new elected directors include David B. Jones, Birtcher President Richard E. Maya, CEO McAdams and James R. Weersing.
April 30, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The Northwestern University professor who had agreed to head up USC's journalism programs but then quickly decided against it attributed his decision to “a mismatch” between visions of the job. Douglas Foster said that last week he had tentatively accepted the position as director of USC's journalism school, pending agreement on a few points. He declined to specify what details caused him to change his mind two days later, and stressed that final contract papers with the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism had not been drawn up or signed.
April 18, 1989
Philip L. Walling has been named director of planning at Nasland Engineering.
May 9, 1989
Carl Mandley has been appointed director of VAR marketing at Bluebird Systems.
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