USC President C.L. Max Nikias has agreed to step down as a series of scandals has rocked the university, according to a statement from the university’s board release late on May 25.
Proterra raises $100 million for electric buses; new european data privacy regs wreak havoc on U.S. sites; L.A. biotech lab to close
Cancer Genetics Inc., a DNA-based cancer diagnostic company based in New Jersey, has announced the pending closure of its Los Angeles laboratory in a move that could affect dozens of workers.
Cutting Edge HC Inc., a newly formed management company based in the Miracle Mile, has acquired Respiratory Therapeutics Group for an unknown sum.
Long Beach millionaire John Molina’s new company, Pacific 6, will finance a Long Beach publication dedicated to local news that will directly compete with the Long Beach Press-Telegram, and employ the Press-Telegram’s three recently departed editorial employees.
MedMen Enterprises, a Culver City-based cannabis investment and management firm, is on the verge of a public offering on the Canadian Stock Exchange, with a value north of $1.6 billion, according to a source familiar with the transaction.
Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport rose 4.1 percent in April compared to last year and was up 5.5 percent for the first four months of this year, according to figures released May 25 by airport officials.
Hanmi Financial Corp., a Koreatown-based holding company for Hanmi Bank, has agreed this week to acquire SWNB Bankcorp Inc. for a deal valued at $76.7 million.
ECONOMY: Procurement center seen as spur for tech
A new U.S. Army procurement office could bring 500 direct jobs and hundreds of millions in economic benefits if it lands in L.A.
REAL ESTATE: Moves beyond roots in recession
Is the trend toward coworking spaces sustainable?
FINANCE: Top 100 in L.A. notched 15.5% gain last year
Strong year for money managers.
Founder and Chief Executive, Anastasia Beverly Hills
No other entrepreneur was so singularly focused on eyebrows – much less made millions of dollars from them – before Anastasia Soare started out on her American dream.
President, Co-founder, Milken Foundation
Michael Milken was a disruptor long before the Digital Age.
Founder, Wolfgang Puck Worldwide Inc.
Celebrity chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck did not finish high school, but from an early age – 14 to be exact – he knew he wanted to be a chef.
President and Chief Executive, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Thomas Priselac, a national force on the national health care scene, has served as Cedars-Sinai chief executive for 24 years, and as an employee of the Beverly Grove-based health system – the largest nonprofit hospital in the western U.S. – for 39 years.
Newly-built fast-food chain property hits $1,225 PSF after several offers
A recent sale in Baldwin Park set a benchmark for retail space in the eastern San Gabriel Valley.
California often zigs when the rest of the country zags, and Los Angeles has long been the chief locus of the instinct – perhaps never more than these days when it comes to China.
RESTAURANTS: Santa Monica-based Tennebaum part of current ownership
Real Mex restaurant chains reportedly on sales block.
TECHNOLOGY: Allows secure office entry via smartphones; draws local, Silicon Valley backers
Culver City-based office security tech firm Openpath launched May 22, helped by a $7 million funding round and local funds.
Coretrust Capital Partners plans upgrades
Downtown-based real estate investment firm Coretrust Capital Partners last week acquired the six-acre Corporate Center Pasadena, the largest office campus in the city, according to the company.