John Maloney moved his meat market to South Gate in 1983 and became a neighborhood treasure, taking an active role in cultural celebrations and donating his time, wares and truckloads of rose bushes to South Gate High.
Fields helped organize 'Hands Across L.A.,' which brought 15,000 people of diverse backgrounds to a 10-mile stretch of Western Avenue for a demonstration of racial solidarity after the 1992 riots.
At 19, Lauren Bacall was living every red-blooded American woman's dream: Humphrey Bogart was standing inches from her, waiting for her to speak.
The gig: Jeff Potter, 54, is chief executive of Surf Air, a Santa Monica start-up that operates a members-only luxury jet service offering unlimited trips throughout California and to Las Vegas. The company is negotiating agreements for flights to Phoenix and has ambitions to expand into other high-population regions such as Texas and the Northeast. Surf Air recently acquired $65 million in financing to purchase 15 new Pilatus PC-12 NG planes, with options to acquire 50 more in coming years. "Whether we like it or not, there are stress points when you fly these days," Potter said. "What we've done is we've reduced, if not removed, those." Military brat: Potter...