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July 10, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton is now one of the world's 10 highest-rolling art collectors, joining perennials such as Los Angeles philanthropist Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, in the top echelon of the annual rankings compiled by ARTnews magazine. Beverly Hills collector Maurice Marciano, cofounder of Guess jeans, emerged as one of 17 newcomers on Artnews' annual list of the 200 people or couples who displayed the biggest appetites for acquiring art during the last year. The list was published online Tuesday and is featured in the summer issue of ARTnews that's expected to hit newsstands July 16.  Walton, founder and key funder of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., displaced Paris-based investment banker Dimitri Mavromatis in a Top 10 otherwise unchanged from last summer's list.
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July 10, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton is now one of the world's 10 highest-rolling art collectors, joining perennials such as Los Angeles philanthropist Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, in the top echelon of the annual rankings compiled by ARTnews magazine. Beverly Hills collector Maurice Marciano, cofounder of Guess jeans, emerged as one of 17 newcomers on Artnews' annual list of the 200 people or couples who displayed the biggest appetites for acquiring art during the last year. The list was published online Tuesday and is featured in the summer issue of ARTnews that's expected to hit newsstands July 16.  Walton, founder and key funder of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., displaced Paris-based investment banker Dimitri Mavromatis in a Top 10 otherwise unchanged from last summer's list.
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June 20, 2005 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
Lee Masters, who is credited with building E! Entertainment Television, hasn't played a high-profile role in the media industry in years. After cashing out of the cable channel in 1998, he ran an interactive TV company for four years, and then retired. Now, he's back. Today Idetic Inc., a Berkeley-based company that provides video content to cellphone users, is expected to announce that the 53-year-old Los Angeles entrepreneur has become a director, investor and senior advisor.
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June 20, 2005 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
Lee Masters, who is credited with building E! Entertainment Television, hasn't played a high-profile role in the media industry in years. After cashing out of the cable channel in 1998, he ran an interactive TV company for four years, and then retired. Now, he's back. Today Idetic Inc., a Berkeley-based company that provides video content to cellphone users, is expected to announce that the 53-year-old Los Angeles entrepreneur has become a director, investor and senior advisor.
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June 27, 2012 | By David Ng
Eli Broad remains among the top 10 collectors in the world, according to the 2012 annual ARTnews list, which was published this week. The magazine released the list of the world's top 200 art collectors, among whom are a number of wealthy individuals with ties to Southern California. Broad and his wife, Edythe, have placed in ARTnews' top 10 for several years running. This year, they are joined by several other familiar faces -- Francois Pinault, Philip Niarchos, Pierre Chen, Alexandra and Steven A. Cohen, Debra and Leon Black, Helene and Bernard Arnault, Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder, Dmitri Mavromatis and Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
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June 26, 2012 | by David Ng
Eli Broad remains among the top ten collectors in the world according to the 2012 annual ARTnews list, which was published this week. The magazine released the list of the world's top 200 art collectors, among whom are a number of wealthy individuals with ties to Southern California. Broad and his wife, Edythe, have placed in ARTnews' top ten for several years running. This year, they are joined by several other familiar faces -- Francois Pinault, Philip Niarchos, Pierre Chen, Alexandra and Steven A. Cohen, Debra and Leon Black, Helene and Bernard Arnault, Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder, Dmitri Mavromatis and Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
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October 12, 2006 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
The leaders of two technology companies stepped down Wednesday amid the widening scandal over stock option practices, moves analysts said suggested corporate boards were rushing to clean house before potential crackdowns by federal regulators or prosecutors. At McAfee Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif.-based maker of antivirus software, George Samenuk retired as chairman and chief executive, while President Kevin Weiss was fired. At San Francisco-based CNet Networks Inc.
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June 28, 2012
Justin Bieber's "Believe" is the year's top-selling debut album. Nielsen SoundScan reports sales of 374,000 copies following its release last week, giving the 18-year-old Canadian pop singer the fourth No. 1 album and the best sales week of his young career. "Believe" also debuted at No. 1 in 29 other countries. The album topped Madonna's "MDNA" as the year's top debut thus far and is the bestselling first-week release since Drake's "Take Care" came out in December.
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April 22, 2003 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
Comedy Central was such a joke after it launched in 1989 that to stay afloat the cable channel had to merge the following year with its competitor, Ha! The Comedy Network. Nobody's laughing anymore.
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March 20, 2010 | By Steve Carney
KPCC boasts "A Prairie Home Companion," Larry Mantle's popular "AirTalk" call-in show and an audience that has tripled in size in the last 10 years, turning the station into one of the country's most-listened-to public radio outlets. Coming next? A major expansion that its board of trustees hopes will make KPCC the hub of a regional constellation of public radio stations and a major source of news and information in Southern California. On Saturday, KPCC will take the wraps off of a $24.5-million broadcast facility in Pasadena that houses 13 studios and control rooms, compared with one primary studio in the cramped quarters of the library at Pasadena City College that has been the station's home since 1993.
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June 27, 2004 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
In the waning days of 1999, Jeremy Strick sat at the round, black, wooden table that dominates his sixth-floor director's office at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles and opened a letter stuffed with brilliant portents. The greeting from museum trustee Dallas Price bid him a happy new year and announced that she was giving MOCA $1 million per annum, no strings attached, for the coming 10 years -- the largest cash gift in MOCA's history.
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