March 26, 2014
As Assistant Managing Editor for Features, Alice Short oversees Health, Food, Home, Travel and Fashion content for the Los Angeles Times. She has worked at the paper for more than 20 years and has edited a number of Times publications, including the Life & Style daily features section, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Calendar Weekend. She has also worked as Daily Calendar Editor and Assistant Metro Editor. Her current position involves oversight of five blogs (Daily Dish, All the Rage, Jacket Copy, L.A. at Home and Travel Deals & News)
July 29, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - For the Central Intelligence Agency, he was a catch: an American citizen who had grown up overseas, was fluent in Mandarin and had a master's degree in his field. He was working in Silicon Valley, but after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, he wanted to serve his country. The analyst, who declined to be named to shield his association with the CIA, was hired in 2005 into the agency's Directorate of Intelligence, where he was assigned to dig into Chinese politics.
July 13, 2012 |
A bit of ratings counseling is in need for Charlie Sheen's TV comeback: His FX series"Anger Management" saw another double-digit drop in viewership in its third week. Its fourth episode, which aired Thursday night, delivered 2.4 million total viewers, according to Nielsen figures - down 28% from the previous week and 27% in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo. The viewership dive is all the more troubling considering its second week had already experienced a drop of 2 million viewers.
September 6, 2013 |
Question: The new board is trying to cut down unnecessary expenditures, but our homeowners association has a law firm on retainer and a management company on contract. Periodic audits unearthed what looks like duplicate and excessive billings for telephone conversations and communications between the attorney and management company owners and employees, also billings for attorney and management attendance at association activities. We have not asked either the law firm or management company to partake in these communications or activities.
November 10, 2013 |
Question: I'm a board director of my homeowner association, with over 500 units. Our management company has been removing association files from our on-site office and storing them in the manager's garage at his residence. There's no official "office" for the management company listed in our records, only a P.O. Box. While our management contract names the company as "custodian" of our association records, management has removed our records from the very safe, gate-guarded location of our complex to a rented residence.
August 30, 2013 |
Commercial real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle has taken over management of some of the most prominent office buildings in Southern California with the acquisition of competitor Means Knaus Partners. Among the properties now managed by Jones Lang LaSalle are downtown Los Angeles skyscrapers Aon Center and One California Plaza, two of the tallest buildings in the region at 62 stories and 42 stories, respectively. By acquiring Houston-based Means Knaus Partners for an unspecified price, Jones Lang LaSalle added 16 million square feet in 80 buildings to the portfolio of property it manages for landlords.