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Los Angeles Times

Ronald D. White

Writer

Ronald D. White contributes to several ongoing series for the Business section, including Money Makeovers, Made in California, How I Made It, and Stock Spotlights. White did stints as a reporter for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot and as a reporter and editorial writer for the Washington Post before coming to the L.A. Times in 1993. His favorite weekend pastime is playing paintball with his son, Jules.

Recent Articles

  • She has grand designs on how interiors should be

    She has grand designs on how interiors should be

    The gig: Leura Fine, 29, is founder and chief executive of Laurel & Wolf, which specializes in residential and commercial interior design. Fine is also one of Forbes' 2016 selections for "30 under 30," young entrepreneurs who are rapidly climbing the ladder in their business sector or completely...

  • SunbriteTV lights up the market for outdoor digital displays

    SunbriteTV lights up the market for outdoor digital displays

    University of Wisconsin officials wanted to please notoriously unruly Badgers football fans when they overhauled the team's stadium, so they turned to SunBriteTV, a Newbury Park company that pioneered outdoor television and has kept its market-leading spot with endless product tinkering. The school...

  • Writer-producer Martha Williamson has the right touch

    Writer-producer Martha Williamson has the right touch

    The gig: Writer-producer Martha Williamson is best known for the hit "Touched by an Angel," which ran for more than 200 episodes on CBS. Williamson, 60, is now working on four movies that will run on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel in 2016. They build on her "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"...

  • Social entrepreneur Jake Kloberdanz uses OneHope wines to pour money into charity

    Social entrepreneur Jake Kloberdanz uses OneHope wines to pour money into charity

    The gig: Social entrepreneur Jake Kloberdanz, 32, is a co-founder and chief executive of OneHope Inc., an El Segundo social enterprise that sets a goal of giving half its profits to charity. OneHope Foundation also helps other businesses take the same cause-centric marketing approach. OneHope has...

  • Luxury bed maker E.S. Kluft doesn't lose sleep over its workers' slow pace

    Luxury bed maker E.S. Kluft doesn't lose sleep over its workers' slow pace

    It's difficult to imagine a factory these days where workers are encouraged to take it easy, but that's the story at E.S. Kluft Co., one of the world's top luxury bedding brands, where handcrafted mattresses take days to make and cost more than some luxury sedans. "We like to say that we pay our...

  • Christian Navarro of Wally's Wine and Spirits is 'sommelier to the stars'

    Christian Navarro of Wally's Wine and Spirits is 'sommelier to the stars'

    The gig: Christian Navarro, 48, is president, chief wine taster and partner of Wally's Wine and Spirits in Westwood and Wally's Beverly Hills. The latter store opened last year and holds 2,500 wines, 200 cheeses, meats, caviar, chocolate and truffles. L.A. icon: Wally's was founded in 1968 as a...

  • Roofers flooded with calls ahead of El Niño

    Roofers flooded with calls ahead of El Niño

    Steve Lang has weathered cycles in the roofing business many times during his 40-year career, but his Bell Gardens company has never seen anything like the wild swings recently. With El Niño expected to bring deluges to dought-stricken California, homeowners are rushing to fix their roofs — and...

  • USC professor brings computer animation to life

    USC professor brings computer animation to life

    The gig: Animator Hao Li, 34, is an assistant professor of computer science at USC, running a small, newly renovated lab with five graduate students at the university's school of engineering. His team is working on cutting-edge graphics and animation, including what Li described as "dynamic shape...

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