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May 30, 1995
Twentieth Century Fox is expected to announce this week the appointment of Jon Jashni as senior vice president of production for its Fox Family Films Inc. unit. Jashni was president of Giant Pictures, the joint film venture that music mogul Irving Azoff established with Time Warner. Jashni produced "The Inkwell" for Walt Disney's Touchstone Pictures and helped package such projects as "The Fountainhead" and "Frosty the Snowman." He previously worked at IndieProd Co. and Columbia Pictures.
December 6, 2000 | Denise Gellene
A Santa Monica start-up has joined the list of companies offering Web-based contract-management services. stores and monitors clients' contracts on its Web site, sending e-mail reminders about payment and renewal dates, among other things. Launched in September, handles real estate, insurance, service and equipment contracts. It is aiming its service at small to mid-size firms of 50 to 500 employees.
October 5, 2008 | Liesl Bradner
Many have long believed there is an art to dying. The ancient Egyptians were obsessed with lavish preparations for the afterlife, including ornately carved sarcophagi. Tibetans have amassed an immense collection of literature devoted to the topic. Putting a more contemporary spin on the idea is Funeria, an arts agency and exhibition organizer that recently opened its fourth biennial "Ashes to Art" at its gallery in Sonoma County.
According to her bio, actress Evelina Fernandez began writing plays so that she and her friends could play "something other than gang mothers, undocumented workers, hookers and suffering women kneeling before the Virgin." The fruit of that ambition is "Luminarias," a brightly likable if overextended play now at the Los Angeles Theater Center and the first production in the newly refigured Latino Theatre Company's season.
December 21, 1987 | Times Wire Services
The judge in the Howard Beach racial attack case denied defense motions for a mistrial today following a report that the jury forewoman, a paralegal whose father is a Broadway producer, offered to sell her trial diary to three newspapers. Jurors continued deliberating for the 12th day in the trial of four white teen-agers charged with causing the death of a black man a year ago.
November 5, 2006 | Michael Ordona, Special to The Times
DIRECTOR Irwin Winkler recently saw a group of soldiers being applauded in an airport. "A lot of people think that's it," he said. "You return, everybody greets you, there's a party when you come back." But he knew there was much more to it. "You're left with your own bad memories," he said. And the task of finding where you fit once back home. Winkler's new drama "Home of the Brave," which opens Dec. 15, follows three soldiers struggling to readjust to life at home after tours in Iraq.
October 10, 2007 | Michael Rothfeld, Times Staff Writer
SACRAMENTO -- They profited together from the rise of tribal gambling in California, but on Tuesday the rift between the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians and the lawyer who led them out of poverty was laid bare in a lawsuit.
June 21, 1988 | DON SHIRLEY
A hard-kicking flyer is "the ultimate bird" in the world of cockfighting, we quickly learn in "Roosters" at Los Angeles Theatre Center. "Roosters" is something of a hard-kicking flyer itself. Playwright Milcha Sanchez-Scott kicks machismo around the stage until it hasn't a leg to stand on. Her play also flies, in the sense of ascending.
August 26, 1994 | GERI COOK, Geri Cook can be heard from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays on KIEV 870-AM
"Where L.A.'s Top Designers Shop" headlines one of the print ads for De signers Furniture Mart. I didn't run into any of Los Angeles' top designers while researching this store, but after checking out the inventory, I would say it's entirely possible that you might. This is a family business, and owner John Green handpicks the styles. The quality of the wood pieces, as well as the upholstered pieces, is quite good, considering that the prices are so reasonable.
March 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Trying to sell spring clothes is tough when cold weather still embraces half the country, and industry analysts cited the problem Wednesday in downgrading stocks of several apparel companies and cutting earnings forecasts. Wall Street responded by knocking down retail stocks in general, hitting Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. hardest with a 10.6% drop in price--even though analysts didn't change recommendations or forecasts on it.
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