| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:48 PM
The Dole Food Co. agreed Monday to sell all its remaining shares to the company's chairman and chief executive, David H. Murdock, taking the Westlake Village produce giant private in a sweetened deal valued at $1.2 billion.
The 90-year-old Los Angeles...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:19 PM
It's widely known that Larry Ellison, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle, loves fast yachts, fast airplanes and expensive Malibu real estate. The billionaire has also made no secret of his love of Japanese culture, and has amassed an...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Friday was a bad day for LG as 20 people were injured at an event the company held to promote its latest smartphone.
LG announced the new G2 earlier this month, and last week, it reportedly held an event at a public park in northern Seoul where it...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Facebook, in a move that could help the social network break down the language barrier among its more than 1 billion users, has acquired Mobile Technologies, a speech recognition and translation company.
Mobile Technologies is the maker of Jibbigo, a...
| May 6, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Malibu has long been a playground for moguls, with billionaires Larry Ellison and Jeffrey Katzenberg vying for spots along coveted Carbon Beach.
Film and television celebrities seem to prefer gated Malibu Colony and the security of a 24-hour guard....
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Stop me if you've heard this one: Billionaire comes to City Hall. Says that if the city will get behind him, he'll bring a major sports enterprise to town and might even renovate some decrepit municipal infrastructure as part of the bargain. Huge economic...
| May 24, 2013
| 7:59 PM
Focus will help you sell a pension, manage your employees, raise your children and get a second date. If that does not go so well, it will also show you how to dump a suitor.
Uncovering how people focus is the secret, says "Focus: Use Different Ways...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Billionaire Larry Ellison has hired UC San Diego energy expert Byron Washom to help fulfill his vision of sustainable energy for the Hawaiian island of Lanai, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Washom became the school's first director of...
| May 22, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Brad Pitt's "Killing Them Softly," directed by Andrew Dominik, has anti-capitalist themes. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival....
| Apr 4, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Music industry mogul Irving Azoff has sold his house along Malibu's "Billionaire's Beach" for $10 million. The buyer is attorney Stuart Liner and his wife, Stephanie.
The stretch of beach got the nickname from its wealthy neighbors, including David...
| Sep 30, 2012
The membership roll in Malibu's unofficial Billionaire's Beach club is shrinking. Former Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Terry Semel and his wife, Jane, have sold their spot to Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison, who already has eight other houses along Carbon...