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| Will Evans | Posted 03.16.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Will Evans California has some of the best public disclosure of independent political s...

Billionaire Planning Mini-Chain Of Luxe US Hostels

online.wsj.com | Posted 11.23.2011 | Travel

Billionaire Ronald Burkle, a private-equity investor and big Democratic fund raiser, is appealing to a new constituency: scruffy, 20-something backpac...

Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Ennis House' For Almost $4.5 Million

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 09.18.2011 | Los Angeles

Friday afternoon, a press release announced the sale of Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Ennis House' to celebrity billionaire businessman Ron Burkle for just sh...

Steve Garvey, Ron Burkle Looking To Buy Dodgers

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Steve Garvey, one of the most popular players in Dodgers history, said Friday that he has teamed with billionaire business magnate Ron Burkle in an in...

Barnes and Noble May Lose Fight For Control Of Board

nytimes.com | MICHAEL J. De La MERCED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes & Noble sustained a setback on Monday when a powerful proxy advisory company endorsed directors proposed by the billionaire investor Ronald W. ...

Barnes And Noble's Fate

New York Magazine | Andrew Rice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Riggio was trying to say that, whatever becomes of books as physical objects in this new age of digital distribution, he is certain people will still ...

Disney Receives Three Bids For Miramax

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Walt Disney Co. has received three bids for the specialty label Miramax Films, people close to the situation said, and now has to decide whether to se...

Burkle, Weinsteins In Talks To Bid For Miramax

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Once again Walt Disney Co. has pushed back the deadline for submitting bids to acquire the specialty label Miramax Films to April 5, according to peop...

Feud Heats Up Between LA Billionaire Ron Burkle And Bill Clinton

LA Daily | Patrick Range McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A few weeks ago, we reported about the public break-up between L.A. billionaire Ron Burkle and former president Bill Clinton -- Burkle seemed to dista...

PHOTOS: The 10 Wealthiest Angelenos

LABJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via the Los Angeles Business Journal, many of LA's wealthiest residents who suffered enormous blows to their bank accounts due to recent economic tumu...

Barnes & Noble: Will The Bookseller Survive?

Los Angeles Times | Andrea Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The story line for bookstore giant Barnes & Noble Inc. is growing ever more dramatic, with falling store sales, increasingly stiff competition and a f...

The Biggest Spending Race In America Is Underway! (Well, Sort Of)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

With billionaire Meg Whitman spending like a Russian oligarch, it's inevitable that the race for California governor will be the most expensive in the country.

Barnes & Noble Takeover? Investor Ron Burkle

BusinessWeek | Mark Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes & Noble Inc. rose 9.3 percent in New York trading after the bookseller's largest outside shareholder, Ron Burkle, asked it to waive a provision...

Ron Burkle Trying To Buy Barneys New York

LA Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Beverly Hills Billionaire Ron Burkle, the poster boy for West Coast playboy living, is making a move on Barneys New York, the department stores for ed...

Sam Zell's Birthday Bash: 800 Guests And The Eagles

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sam Zell spared no expense for his annual birthday bash Saturday night. "More than 800 Zell pals partied hearty at ''One Enchanted Evening'' in a ten...

Raffaello Follieri Nears Guilty Plea In Burkle-Related Money Laundering, Fraud

Wall Street Journal | John R. Emshwiller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Raffaello Follieri, the 30-year-old Italian entrepreneur who has attracted attention for business dealings with billionaire Ron Burkle, is near an agr...

Ron Burkle, Clinton Supporter, May Face Life As Political Outsider

LA Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ron Burkle, the billionaire best friend of Bill Clinton, thinks he's misunderstood. "It pisses me off that people think everything I do is for a retur...

Bill Clinton's Sad Response to a Magazine Piece

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carol Felsenthal

The VF piece discusses Bill Clinton's business conflicts, his glitzy, inappropriate friendships and asserts that he has been nothing but a drag on his wife's campaign.

Clinton Camp Pounces On Vanity Fair Article: "Tawdry," "Attack Piece"

Politico.com | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Clinton camp responded today to Vanity Fair's long article on Bill with its own 2,244-word memo, which includes attacks on the magazine's "penchan...

110 Forbes Billionaires Still On The Market

Forbes Via ABC News | Andrew Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There are 110 single men on Forbes' 2008 list of the world's richest people. The youngest? Mark Zuckerberg, 23. He founded social networking site Fac...

Sam Stein

Clinton Firm's Deal Left Pennsylvania Churches In Shambles

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is an old axiom of government: all politics is local. And while the saying is cliché, it can certainly prove true. How else does one explain t...

Pellicano Trial: Ovitz in the Spotlight and in the Clear and Anita Busch in Tears

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

A source close to the case mentioned that the statute runs out today on any charges in connection with Mr. Ovitz's alleged wiretapping of his enemies. So unless he committed perjury during his testimony today, Ovitz is in the clear.

Thomas B. Edsall

What Did Bill Clinton Do To Get $15M From Ron Burkle?

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The campaign press statement accompanying the release on Friday of Hillary Clinton's 2000 - 2007 tax returns includes some useful summary data for the...

Thomas B. Edsall

The Clintons: A Case Study In Money And Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton's ability to loan her presidential campaign $5 million demonstrates how extraordinarily lucrative the post-White House years have been...

Bill Clinton Severs Ties With Burkle, May Reap $20 Million

Wall Street Journal | John Emshwiller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former President Clinton stands to reap around $20 million -- and will sever a politically sensitive partnership tie to Dubai -- by ending his high-pr...