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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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2013 | By Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times
For years, the top director of Los Angeles County's child protective services agency sat in an office hidden behind an unmarked, locked door. When current director Philip Browning arrived, he made an early decision to use a doorstop to prop it open. And he publicly posted his own name and picture as well as those of his managers, prompting protests by some who feared for their safety. "The goal is to change the culture," Browning said, acknowledging the embarrassment that some feel at an agency shamed by repeated failures that have allowed at-risk children to die. "What I would like to see is for the worker to be so proud of what he's doing that he tells his next-door neighbor where he works, which is not the case right now. " Browning, 66, who rises at 4:15 a.m. to run five miles before work, is attempting to revive one of the most troubled public agencies in Southern California.
SPORTS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
BUSINESS
April 18, 1989
Philip L. Walling has been named director of planning at Nasland Engineering.
BUSINESS
May 9, 1989
Carl Mandley has been appointed director of VAR marketing at Bluebird Systems.
BUSINESS
May 16, 1989
Jim Shean has been named promotions director for XTRA, Newstalk Radio 690 AM.
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