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Eli Broad Wrote a Book, Wilshire Temple ConstructionWatch

LOS ANGELES: LA's favorite billionaire philanthropist, Eli Broad, is writing a book! Here he is posing on the cover with a piece by Jeff Koons, whose work appears extensively in the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA. The Art of Being Unreasonable "shares the 'unreasonable' principles—from negotiating to risk-taking, from investing to hiring—that have made Eli Broad such a success." Among his successes: "Broad helped to create the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Broad, a new museum being built in downtown Los Angeles." Click over to Amazon to read the book's blurbs--from such notables as President William Jefferson Clinton, Bill Gates, and Morley Safer. It'll hit shelves May 14. [Amazon]

KOREATOWN: KCRW reporter Saul Gonzalez took a supercool photo of work being done inside the domed Wilshire Boulevard Temple, which is undergoing a big rehab right now. The shot was taken during reporting for a KCRW story, so we're sure we'll be hearing more about the project soon. [LAObserved]