the towering iron gates of Green Acres, a Beverly Hills estate built in the nineteen-twenties by the silent-film actor Harold Lloyd, a narrow road climbs through eight acres of lawns and gardens to a mansion modelled on the Villa Palmieri, the Florentine palazzo where Boccaccio set the “Decameron.” One afternoon in mid-June, the courtyard held a dozen gleaming sports cars—Lamborghinis, Teslas, Ferraris, Mc Larens—arranged in a circular design, like giant steel petals.In the nineties, when the estate’s owner, Ron Burkle, was making a fortune in the supermarket business, he raised money from venders to pay for Indy race cars emblazoned with “Food4Less” or “Ralphs.” The cars were an excellent deal for Burkle: they helped his image, and they cost him almost nothing.Clinton spent so much time on Burkle’s private plane that it came to be known in Burkle’s circle as “Air F—k One.” And that is to say nothing of Bill’s solicitation of mystery donors, the concerns about financial malfeasance at the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Bill’s racially charged verbal gaffes during Hillary’s 2008 bid and the alleged longtime, serious mistress who diverted Hillary’s presidential campaign from larger problems.To be clear, none of this is ancient history, affairs and misbehaviors that the nation has absorbed and seemingly forgiven.Jim Keyes, the former chief executive of 7-Eleven and Blockbuster, now owns the Wild Oats name and is lined up as chief executive if the Yucaipa deal comes off, according to Bloomberg.Last year, Mr Burkle invested in Independent Talent, the British talent agency which represents actor Daniel Craig and film maker Danny Boyle.How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?
Although Burkle was a registered Republican until 2004, by the mid-nineties he had become one of the Democratic Party’s major financiers. Born in Texas, Fred moved to Los Angeles to attend graduate school at UCLA until one fateful day when her jealous physics professor, Oliver Seidel, used dark magic to banish her to the demon dimension Pylea, where she spent five years as a human slave; the time there took a serious toll on Fred's sanity. I am not gonna be cut down by some monster flu, I am better than that! How very scared I am." Winifred "Fred" Burkle is a physics student and member of Angel Investigations, and later the head of Wolfram & Hart's Science Division.Field wanted to sell the estate, and Burkle decided on the spot to buy it. Burkle was living on a five-hundred-acre property in Yucaipa, about an hour’s drive east of Los Angeles, and had his office in nearby Claremont, where he grew up. It was just—very chill.” Burkle is a stocky fifty-nine-year-old with a diffident, disarming manner—one friend compares him to Peter Falk in “Columbo”—that coincides with a relentless instinct for undervalued assets.“The people who worked for me were less and less excited about driving to Claremont from West L. Of the estate, he said, “I bought it not for the house.According to Virginia Roberts, who claims to have been one of Epstein’s many teenage sex slaves, Clinton also visited Epstein’s private Caribbean retreat, known as “Orgy Island.” “I remember asking Jeffrey, ‘What’s Bill Clinton doing here? The former president, she added, was accompanied by four young girls during his stay — two of whom were among Epstein’s regular sex partners.