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USC Cancer Institute Backed by Billionaire Larry Ellison Lands in West L.A.

USC is preparing to open a cancer research center in West Los Angeles next spring thanks to a $200 million gift from tech tycoon Larry Ellison, a founder of Oracle Corp.

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Silicon Beach Report July 20: Wemo Links with Apple Homekit

Wemo links its smart plug with Apple’s Homekit; Esko-Graphics buys Blue Software; Bird accepts low-income riders

L.A. County Jobless Rate Ticked Up to 4.5 Percent in June

L.A. County’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.5 percent in June as more county residents were looking for work, according to state figures released July 20.

WeWork Opens Second Playa Vista Location

WeWork Cos. Inc. will open its second Playa Vista location, as it plans to occupy two floors at i|o at Playa Vista campus located 12130 Millennium Drive.

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Blue Software Acquired By Esko

Packaging design software company Esko-Graphics Inc., a subsidiary of the Danaher Corp. has bought Blue Software, an artwork management software firm, from Westwood-based Diversis Capital.

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Sunset Strip Properties Sell for $80 Million

Four Sunset Strip properties – including one in which The Viper Room nightclub and rock music venue is a tenant – have been sold for $80 million.

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Updates Needed for Gig Economy

It should come as no surprise that an innovative city such as Los Angeles has been an incubator for the growth of the gig economy.

Mind the Middle

The effort to encourage dialogue between adversarial parties is no small undertaking these days, when most of us live in legislative districts considered “safe” for one side or the other of our political divide.

Dressing for Dual Life

Dana Hollinger • Dana Hollinger Group

Dana Hollinger, founder of Dana Hollinger Group in Century City, said she leads a double life.

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L.A. Rising: Hollywood's New Script

Hollywood development goes gangbusters.

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J.H. Snyder Snags $117M for Multifamily Project

Meridian Capital helps secure financing for 20-story Miracle Mile site

20-story tower with 285 units planned for Miracle Mile gets financing.

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‘Healthy Mix’ Demonstrates Profitability

Biomedicine, entertainment, real estate, manufacturing and others top list

The Business Journal’s annual list of the 100 most profitable public companies on the LABJ Stock Index in 2017 showcases the diversity of industry in the greater Los Angeles County area.

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Developers Expand Medical Complex Near DTLA

Plan for 3-story, 48,000 SF building in Pico-Union advances

Second phase of newer downtown medical complex to break ground next summer.

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Openpath Secures $20 Million Series B Funding

Office security firm taps Emergence Capital, Upfront Ventures, others

New USC report finds statistically significant link between digital content and ADHD.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Pacific City Plans IPO

Korean-American Bank files SEC docs; indicates market cap of $147.2M

Pacific City Bank files for IPO.

Short Supply

Booming job growth continues to drive tight rental market.

More jobs in L.A. County puts downward pressure on apartment vacancies in first quarter.

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Woodridge Capital Adds Hyatt

Report pegs Century City Plaza owner’s purchase at $78M

Century City-based real estate investment and development firm Woodridge Capital Partners has bought the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, according to property records.

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Car-Sharing App Challenges LAX Fees

Turo claims exemption

Los Angeles World Airports is facing down a legal challenge from San Francisco-based car sharing app Turo Inc. over how the airport permits car-sharing services.

Mama Lion’s Celeb Scene; TAG, You’re It

No shortage of places big and small where art and business intersect around L.A., including Mama Lion Supper Club, a Koreatown hookah lounge that serves up food, drink and the occasional celebrity in the making at 6th & Western.

Activision Leads on Market Cap Gain

Largest L.A. public cos. lag S&P index

How L.A. County’s publicly traded companies fared in 2017.

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