Stories for August 2017

Thursday, August 31

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 31: SpaceX Pod Reaches 220 Miles Per Hour in Hyperloop

SpaceX pod reaches 220 miles per hour in Hyperloop, Sims pioneer Rod Humble takes over Jam City’s TinyCo studio and Faraday Future’s name removed from Formula E team.

Historic Angels Flight Railway Reopens

The historic Angels Flight funicular railway connecting downtown’s Bunker Hill with the Hill Street/Broadway corridor reopened Thursday morning after a three-year closure for repairs following a pair of accidents.

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Biocom Announces New Advisory Board to Boost L.A. Biotech

Biocom announced Thursday the formation of an advisory board for its Los Angeles office to help spur one of the nation’s fastest growing biotech markets.

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Newmark Knight Frank Sells Madrona Business Campus in Torrance for $48.75 Million

Manhattan-based Newmark Knight Frank has completed the $48.75 million sale of the Madrona Business Campus, a four-building Class A office and medical property in Torrance, the real estate firm said Wednesday.

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Wednesday, August 30

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 30: Rent Loan Service Domuso Raises $3.1 Million

Rent loan service Domuso raises $3.1 million, Snapchat users spending more time in app and Mitu sells two shows to Facebook.

Jewish Journal Editor, Publisher Rob Eshman to Step Down

Rob Eshman’s 17-year tenure as editor and publisher of Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles is set to end effective Sept. 26. Eshman, who’s been with the paper in various roles for 23-years, said he’s stepping down to devote himself to writing full-time.

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L.A. Businesses Hire 10,500 Veterans, Beating Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Goal

More than 200 L.A.-area companies have hired 10,500 military veterans over the past three years, beating a goal set by Eric Garcetti for 10,000 veteran hires by the end of this year, the L.A. mayor announced Tuesday.

Kor Group Acquires Custom Hotel for $33 Million

Venice-based Kor Group has acquired the 12-story boutique Custom Hotel in Westchester for $33 million, according to CoStar data.

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Contractors Struggling to Find Skilled Labor

Three out of four construction firms working in commercial real estate across the western U.S. reported difficulty recruiting skilled carpenters, bricklayers, painters and other workers, according to a survey released this week.

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Tuesday, August 29

Brian Kabateck Sues Celebrity Lawyer Mark Geragos Over Airplane Ownership

Two prominent L.A. attorneys and business venture partners – plaintiffs’ lawyer and L.A. County Bar Association President-elect Brian Kabateck and celebrity defense attorney Mark Geragos – are locked in a legal battle over a private airplane they jointly own. Kabateck filed suit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking at least $10 million in damages from Geragos for breach of contract over the plane, a Cessna Citation Jet Model 525 the two jointly purchased in 2014.

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LA 500: Methodology

The 2017 edition of LA500: The Most Influential People in Los Angeles, marks our second attempt to narrow a dynamic region of 10 million people into a list of 500.

Leaving Old World Behind

Alex Kazerani, who coped with the Iran-Iraq War as a boy in the 1980s, would later find success in L.A.'s tech scene, launching and selling three companies

The first time he heard a bomb drop, Alex Kazerani was 10 years old. The second one he heard shook the windows of his house. At the time, he couldn’t have imagined his life more than three decades later as a successful tech entrepreneur in Los Angeles. Kazerani, 44, would go on to co-found and sell three L.A. technology companies, most recently selling his EdgeCast Networks to Verizon Communications Inc. in 2013 for $400 million. At the time of its acquisition, the content delivery platform had 300 employees and $90 million in annual revenue.

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Beachbody Agrees to Pay $3.6 Million to Settle Case Over Automatic Credit Card Renewals

Santa Monica weight loss and supplement company Beachbody has agreed to pay $3.6 million to settle a lawsuit from the city of Santa Monica over automatic credit card renewals, city officials announced Tuesday.

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Taking Risks in New Home

Immigrant entrepreneurs bet on their own businesses

Although they come from all over the world and have different backgrounds, immigrant entrepreneurs tend to share certain traits. One is a willingness to take risks, said Kate Brick, director of state and local initiatives at New American Economy, a nonpartisan immigration reform advocacy group in New York.

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Immigrants Brought Roots of Success

At a time when immigration is at the forefront of the political debate in Washington, the jobs, tax revenue, cultural influence, and philanthropic contributions of foreign-born residents in the nation’s largest metropolitan area are difficult to ignore

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 29: Pay Gap Widens Between Women and Men in Los Angeles Tech Industry

Pay gap widens between women and men in Los Angeles tech industry, Tastemade expands its live events with Smorgasburg partnership and drone companies to be honored at Emmy awards.

Westin Long Beach Hotel Sold for $84.8 Million

The Westin Long Beach hotel sold for about $84.8 million this month, a loss of almost $4 million from the last time it changed hands in 2006, according to real estate data firm Real Capital Analytics Inc.

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Pay Gap Widens Between Women and Men in L.A. Tech Industry

The pay gap between women and men in tech jobs in Los Angeles grew to 18 cents from 3 cents on the dollar on average from 2011 to 2015 compared with the previous five years, according to an estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

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Leonard Green Agrees to Buy CPA Global for $3.1 Billion

L.A. private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners has agreed to buy software and data analytics provider CPA Global from London private equity firm Cinven for a reported 2.4 billion pounds ($3.1 billion), Cinven announced Tuesday.

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Glassdoor Reports L.A. Wages Grew 2.1 Percent Over Past Year

Wages in Los Angeles County grew 2.1 percent over the past year to reach a median pay level of almost $60,000, according to a report released Tuesday by job website Glassdoor.

Monday, August 28

Wealthiest Angelenos: 58. ROBERT KOTICK

Santa Monica’s Activision Blizzard Inc. saw record-setting revenue of $6.6 billion last year from an impressive video-game library that includes the “Call of Duty” franchise, “World of Warcraft,” “Overwatch,” and “Diablo.”

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 57. SHANE SMITH

Smith has led the transformation of 23-year-old Vice Media Inc. into a global media powerhouse from its humble roots as a small punk magazine in Montreal.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 56. BASSAM ALGHANIM

Upon the death of their father, Yusuf Ahmed Alghanim, Bassam and his brother, Kutayba, each inherited half of Alghanim Industries.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 55. THOMAS BARRACK

Barrack’s private equity firm Colony Capital Inc. merged with two other companies last year to form a massive REIT called Colony Northstar Inc.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 54. CHRISTOPHER SACCA

Sacca ended his love-hate relationship with Twitter last year by dumping the stock after an unsuccessful public campaign to help the company find a buyer.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 53. DONALD FRIESE

The longtime owner of glass products maker CR Laurence sold the company in August 2015 for $1.3 billion; after taxes, Friese’s take was about $885 million.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 52. JEFFREY GUNDLACH

Gundlach is founder of DoubleLine Capital, which saw its assets under management break the $100 billion mark last year.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 51. RICHARD KAYNE

Kayne is majority owner of Century City investment firm Kayne Anderson Capital Advisers, which he founded in 1984 and has $26 billion in assets under management.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 50. BEYONCÉ KNOWLES & SHAWN “JAY Z” CARTER

Beyoncé’s self-produced album “Lemonade” was the No. 3 selling album of last year.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 49. SARAH MacMILLAN

MacMillan is a great-great-granddaughter of W.W. Cargill, who started the Cargill Inc. empire, one of the largest grain commodity traders in the world, by opening a small grain storage business in Conover, Iowa, in 1865.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 28: SpaceX Hyperloop Competition Winner Goes 201 MPH

SpaceX Hyperloop competition winner goes 201 miles per hour, crowdfunding platform FlashFunders Inc. acquired and Hulu Live TV service adds the CW.

Wealthiest Angelenos: 48. VERA GUERIN

Guerin’s wealth comes from her late father, Nathan Shapell, who left her a 43 percent stake in Shapell Industries, a homebuilding company he co-founded in 1955 with his brother David and brother-in-law Max Webb.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 47. GARY WINNICK

Winnick earned the bulk of his wealth as founder of Global Crossing.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 46. JEFFREY KATZENBERG

Katzenberg received a windfall last year when his DreamWorks Animation sold to media giant Comcast for $3.8 billion, adding $400 million to his wealth.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 45. John Shea

The chairman of J.F. Shea Co. saw solid growth in the company’s homebuilding business, and its apartment holdings grew by 600 units, offsetting a slight decrease in its office, industrial, and retail portfolio to 5 million square feet in California, Colorado, and Washington state.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 44. THOMAS TULL

The Legendary Entertainment founder sold his company to China’s Dalian Wanda Group in January of 2016 in a cash deal valued at $3.5 billion, ushering him into the billionaires club.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 43. AUBREY CHERNICK

Chernick owns El Segundo cybersecurity firm NC4 Inc. While NC4 doesn’t disclose financials, results for similar companies were on the rise last year.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 42. RAY IRANI

Irani’s net worth rose slightly as personal investments in real estate and venture capital offset an 18 percent drop in Occidental Petroleum’s share price.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 41. MARC NATHANSON

Nathanson’s family company, Mapleton Investments, has invested in stocks, bonds, art, hedge funds, and a $400 million-plus real estate portfolio, including two new properties this year, in Glendale and Portland, Ore.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 40. CHARLES MUNGER

A business partner of Warren Buffett since the two met at a dinner party in 1959, Munger helped Buffett steer Berkshire Hathaway toward See’s Candies and other big companies.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 39. GARY MICHELSON

Michelson became a billionaire in 2005 after reaching a $1.35 billion settlement with medical manufacturing giant Medtronic, which involved an extended court fight over the surgeon’s patents.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 38. BRUCE KARSH

The Oaktree Capital Group co-founder and co-chairman’s wealth remained relatively flat as his shares in the firm fell slightly.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 37. NEIL KADISHA

The bulk of Kadisha’s wealth is tied up in San Diego telecom giant Qualcomm Inc., which dropped about 13 percent this year to hit $57 a share.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 36. NICOLAS BERGGRUEN

Berggruen, an investor and philanthropist, manages his family fortune through Berggruen Holdings Inc.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 35. LOWELL MILKEN

The chairman of Heron International, Milken bought a controlling interest in the London real estate development and investment firm in the early 1990s.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 34. GEORGE JOSEPH

The founder of property and casualty insurer Mercury General Corp. saw his net worth rise significantly as the company’s shares rose 17 percent since May of last year.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 33. ANTONY RESSLER

Co-founder of Century City private equity and debt behemoth Ares Management, Ressler owns about one-third of the firm and is invested in several of the company’s funds, all of which are up over the last year.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 32. MICHAEL EISNER

The bulk of Eisner’s worth comes from his ownership stake in Walt Disney Co., where he served as chairman and chief executive from 1984 to 2005.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 31. GEOFFREY PALMER

The Beverly Hills-based developer has built more than 10,000 multifamily units in Los Angeles County, including more than 3,000 downtown.

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L.A. County Streamlines Business Loan Programs

The Los Angeles County Community Development Commission on Monday announced the streamlining of the county’s small and medium business loan programs.

Wealthiest Angelenos: 30. MICHAEL MILKEN

The former Wall Street financier’s net worth benefitted from the burgeoning biotech sector.

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Taste of Nature Announces Licensing Deal with Mrs. Fields Cookies

Santa Monica-based Taste of Nature Inc. announced a new licensing partnership with Famous Brands International, the parent company of Mrs. Fields cookies.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 29. CHET PIPKIN

The valuation of consumer electronics giant Belkin, founded and led by Pipkin, surged along with public rivals Netgear and Logitech.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 28. DON HANKEY

Hankey has opened his books to the Business Journal since his 2013 debut on the Wealthiest list.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 27. ALEC GORES

Gores’ net worth increased thanks to positive private equity growth last year, and his part in a $2.3 billion deal to purchase and take public Hostess Brands Inc.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 26. JEFFREY SKOLL

Skoll personally invested more than $200 million into Participant Media’s Pivot TV cable network, which was shut down last year.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 25. DO WON “DON” & JIN SOOK CHANG

After immigrating to the United States in 1981, the husband and wife team opened their predecessor to Forever 21 on Figueroa Street in Los Angeles in 1984.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 24. DAVID MURDOCK

The primary sources of Murdock’s wealth are his ownership of produce distributor and marketer Dole Foods Co. and its former parent company, Castle & Cooke Inc. estate, primarily in California, North Carolina, Hawaii, and Arizona.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 22. ERIC SMIDT

A new $2.2 billion debt facility retired an existing $1 billion note, boosting both the valuation of Smidt’s privately held Harbor Freight Tools USA Inc. and likely offering up an opportunity for another large dividend payout.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 22. TOM GORES

Gores founded his Beverly Hills private equity firm, Platinum Equity, which now has more than $11 billion in assets, in 1995.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 21. ANTHONY PRITZKER

One of 11 Hyatt hotel heirs, Pritzker oversees the family-funded Pritzker Group’s private equity and venture capital investments with brother Jay “J.B.” Pritzker.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 20. MARION ANDERSON

Business magnate John Anderson Sr., who built his fortune distributing Budweiser and buying real estate, died in 2011, leaving his fortune to his wife, Marion, and family.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 19. DONALD & ROCHELLE STERLING

The Sterlings, who hold their assets jointly, have kept nearly all of the real estate they acquired since the 1960s, an expansive portfolio of more than 160 apartment buildings in Los Angeles.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 17. EVAN SPIEGEL

Spiegel’s wealth surged with Snap Inc.’s March IPO, which valued the company at $28.3 billion at the close of the market on its first day of trading.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 17. BOBBY MURPHY

Murphy’s wealth surged with Snap Inc.’s explosive initial public offering in March, which valued the company at $28.3 billion at the close of the market on its first day of trading.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 16. STEVEN SPIELBERG

The celebrated director of “Jaws,” “E.T.,” and “Raiders of the Los Ark” maintains a stake in Amblin Partners, which develops and produces films under three labels: Amblin, DreamWorks, and fellow billionaire Jeffrey Skoll’s Participant.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 15. A. JERROLD PERENCHIO

The influential Republican political donor heads Jerry Perenchio Living Trust as well as Chartwell Partners, an investment firm specializing in media, entertainment, and real estate.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 14. HAIM SABAN

Importer – and now owner – of the Power Rangers entertainment franchise, Saban is co-owner and chairman of Spanish-language broadcaster Univision Communications.

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Gilead Buys Santa Monica’s Kite Pharma in $12 Billion Cancer-Drug Deal

Santa Monica biotech firm Kite Pharma Inc., which develops drugs to fight cancer, is being swallowed up by Gilead Sciences for nearly $12 billion, company officials announced Monday.

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Cedars-Sinai Launches Master’s Program for Health Care Data Collection

Cedars-Sinai opened the doors Monday for its first accredited master’s degree program in health delivery science.

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Conventions

Upcoming Conventions

Is the Gig Up in Los Angeles?

David M. Smith proposes ways the gig economy can continue to work in Los Angeles.

‘Healy Feely’? Really!

There’s nothing but good vibes to be found in L.A.’s emergence as a “healy-feely” hub for crystal sales.

Calendar

Calendar of Events

Friday, August 25

Westfield Century City to Offer Services to Entertainment Industry

Westfield Century City mall has plans to offer a different type of makeover services catering to the entertainment industry.

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Port of Long Beach Sets Emissions Reduction Record

The Port of Long Beach reduced its air pollution levels in 2016 by a record amount as it moves toward a goal of zero emissions, according to a study released this week.

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Movers for Week Ending August 25, 2017

Los Angeles-based Spark Networks Inc. was this week’s biggest mover. The niche-focused online site operator gained 42 percent to end at $1.35. Guess was also among this week’s biggest movers. The Los Angeles-based clothing brand and retailer rose 22.34 percent to end at $15.66. Temple City-based Fulgent Genetics was this week’s biggest loser, dropping 11.22 percent to end at $5.22.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 25: Snapchat Builds Relationship with Social Media Stars After Years of Ignoring Them

Snapchat builds relationship with social media stars after years of ignoring them, rocket industry worries government might dump ICBM engines on the market and Panda Pop passes 100 million users as Jam City eyes IPO.

Omninet Founder Izak Parviz Nazarian Dies at 88

Izak Parviz Nazarian, co-founder of venture capital and real estate fund Omninet Capital of Beverly Hills and a former board member of Qualcomm, has died.

Big Employers Grow Ranks

EMPLOYMENT: Private, public firms flex hire power.

Public- and private-sector businesses worked their way to higher staffing levels.

Insurance Startup Adds Capital, Jobs

Joany co-founders boost staff levels from 12 to 50 on back of $13 million Series A round.

Insurance firm Joany receives a healthy boost with a $13 million Series A round.

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Puma Back Up on FDA OK

BIOTECH: Cancer drug firm achieves new shelf life.

Puma stock climbs as the company’s long-in-development cancer drug finally hits store shelves.

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D.C. Politics Paying Off for Benefits Consultants

ADVISORY: 2017 job levels dip but Obamacare battle stoking demand for services.

Benefits consultant jobs dipped in 2016 but demand is spiking for government policy guidance.

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Deals & Dealmakers: ‘Blank Check’ Buys In

Double Eagle Acquisition merger turns partner firm Williams Scotsman public.

The eagle has landed.

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Bright Spot In Australia?

SolarReserve looks to $512M project to heat up business.

SolarReserve hopes a $512 million project in Australia will heat up demand for its power plants.

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Aging Population Spurs New Investment Course

Baby boomers’ growing use of services boosts prognosis for medical office properties.

Institutional real estate investors have developed a fever for medical office acquisitions, a condition brought on by an aging population and an attendant increase in demand for health services at medical-related offices.

Production Company Rolls on $20M Site

Production firm Buck Design stages $20 million deal for a Lincoln Heights building complex.

LB Airport Opens Acres for Projects

Long Beach Airport sets aside 31 acres to land aeronautical ventures.

Restaurant Data Firm Draws $11M

Restaurant data firm Bridg adds to its plate with an $11 million Series B round.

$30M Charges Up Battery Pack Maker

$30 million seed round juices up battery maker Romeo Power.

PAGE 3: Glaser, Roski, Einstein & Freud

Patty Glaser can lend insights on just about any subject of conversation, and she’s certainly no stranger to big names – the star litigator of Glaser Weil represented Bill Gross against Pimco, for cryin’ out loud, and that’s just one recent highlight from her much decorated resume.

Alzheimer’s Test Sports New Look

Cedars-Sinai partnership touts scanning eyeballs as low-cost method to diagnose disease.

Cedars-Sinai partnership pursues a low-coast testing alternative for Alzheimer’s disease.

Will New Chief Deliver for Times?

Paper’s parent subscribes to digital future as internet vet Ross Levinsohn takes charge.

L.A. Times parent shakes up the brass and turns to digital vet Ross Levinsohn to make news at the paper.

Toymaker Puts China in Play

MANUFACTURING: Kids at center of Mattel push.

Mattel looks to deal for Chinese educational centers as a means to boost child’s play.

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Crystal Clearance

Mystic Journey gallery among businesses boosted by ‘healy-feely’ industry.

Crystal dealers have seen prices rise as more Americans take a shine to New Age practices.

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Brokerage Unions Unlikely to Faze L.A. Market

Larger entities scooping up smaller operators a natural part of cycle, analysts say.

The mergers of two local brokerages with national real estate companies announced this month will bring little to no change to the industry, analysts said.

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Grocery Delivery Service Adds More to Basket

Instacart expands coverage in Los Angeles amid push to draw shoppers online.

The fight for grocery delivery dominance is heating up as Instacart moves to bolster its L.A.-area presence.

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L.A. Port Rides Digital Wave

SHIPPING: Program aims to consolidate cargo data online.

Port of Los Angeles moves to extend and expand a program to centralize cargo data online.

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Thursday, August 24

Wealthiest Angelenos: 13. RICK CARUSO

Developer of the Grove and Americana at Brand retail centers saw robust growth of ultra-Class A retail portfolio.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 12. WILLIAM BARRON HILTON

The son of late Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton, William Barron Hilton ran his father’s company and profited from its $26 billion sale to private equity firm Blackstone in 2007. He keeps much of his money in blue-chip stocks.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 11. EDWARD ROSKI JR.

The chairman and chief executive of Majestic Realty saw his net worth rise due to the value of his industrial real estate holdings. Roski is a minority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kings, and the Staples Center.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 10. STEWART & LYNDA RESNICK

The bulk of the couple’s fortune comes from the prime pistachio, almond, and citrus farmland they own, primarily in California, through agribusiness conglomerate Wonderful Co.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 9. TAMARA HUGHES GUSTAVSON

Gustavson, with 11 percent of shares, is the largest individual shareholder in Glendale self-storage giant Public Storage Co.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 8. STEVEN UDVAR-HAZY

Shares of Air Lease Corp. were up 25 percent over the last year. Udvar-Hazy is the company’s third-largest shareholder, holding a nearly 7 percent stake.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 7. SUMNER REDSTONE

The ailing media mogul maintains controlling stakes in Viacom and CBS Corp. through National Amusements, though he stepped down from executive chairmanship of both companies.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 6. DAVID GEFFEN

Geffen became a billionaire in 1990 with the sale of Geffen Records to MCA for stock valued at $550 million, with an additional windfall of $700 million when MCA was bought for cash by Matsushita.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 5. ELI BROAD

Broad amassed his wealth by building homes as co-founder of KB Home and by selling insurance as owner of SunAmerica, which was later acquired by AIG.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 4. JOHN TU

The wealth of Kingston Technology Corp. co-founders Tu and David Sun followed the growth of Kingston’s revenue last year, which inched up 1.54 percent to $6.6 billion from $6.5 billion.

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 3. SEAN PARKER

The majority of Parker’s wealth comes from Facebook Inc. He reportedly owns close to 66 million shares

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 2. ELON MUSK

Tesla shares climbed, plunged, and then climbed again, as the electric carmaker fought Wall Street skepticism of its plan to merge with solar panel maker Solar City

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Wealthiest Angelenos: 1. PATRICK SOON-SHIONG

The billionaire physician gave the Business Journal unprecedented insight into his holdings, including the more than $8 billion valuation of his NantWorks health care empire in Culver City, a figure reached based on outside investments from Blackstone Group, Celgene Corp., Amgen Inc., and the Kuwait Investment Authority, among others.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 24: Battery Pack Manufacturer Romeo Power Raises $30 Million

Battery pack manufacturer Romeo Power raises $30 million, Blend raises $100 million and SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying Earth-observing satellite.

Universe Holdings Buys Nob Hill Towers for $12.6 Million

Century City-based Universe Holdings, a privately held multifamily investment firm, has completed a $12.6 million acquisition of the Nob Hill Towers apartment community located in the Westlake district of Los Angeles.

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Battery Pack Manufacturer Romeo Power Raises $30 Million

Vernon-based electric vehicle battery pack maker Romeo Power has closed a $30 million seed financing round, the company said Thursday.

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Wednesday, August 23

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 23: SpaceX Reveals Space Suit

SpaceX reveals space suit, Snapchat to again produce original scripted shows and Jukin Media to expand studio for original content production.

Restaurant Data Software Firm Bridg Raises $11 Million

West L.A. restaurant data software startup Bridg said Wednesday it raised $11 million in a Series B funding round.

Lincoln Heights Filming Location Sells for $20 Million

Downtown-based production company Buck Design has purchased Columbia Mills, a nine-building complex in Lincoln Heights, for $20 million, according to a brokerage involved in the deal.

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Disney Gives $100,000 to Center Theatre Group for Musicals in Schools

Walt Disney Co. has awarded Los Angeles Music Center resident company Center Theatre Group a $100,000 grant to bring the Disney Musicals in Schools program to the Los Angeles area.

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LA 500: Michael Sitrick

Facilitators

Michael Sitrick is founder, chairman, and chief executive of Sitrick & Co., an internationally recognized expert in the strategic use of communications.

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Tuesday, August 22

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 22: Facebook Predicted to Lose Teens to Snapchat and Instagram

Facebook predicted to lose teens to Snapchat and Instagram, Uber and Lyft drivers protest their pay at LAX, and FreedomPop launches $49 per year mobile phone plan.

LA 500: Neil Kadisha

Money Players

Neil Kadisha serves on the Omninet investment committee, where his primary responsibility is to provide leadership and strategic planning to Omninet investments.

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Long Beach Airport Opens 30 Acres for Development

More than 30 acres of land have been made available for aeronautical use at Long Beach Airport, city officials announced Tuesday.

Clearlake Capital Sells Futuris Global Holdings in $360 Million Deal

Santa Monica’s Clearlake Capital Group has agreed to sell Oak Park, Mich.-based automotive seat and interiors maker Futuris Global Holdings to Adient for $342 million in cash and $18 million in debt, the company announced.

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Broad Museum to Unveil Public Artwork for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Downtown’s Broad museum will be among the first to introduce a major presentation as part of this year’s Pacific Standard Time art exhibition, the museum announced Tuesday.

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Cedars-Sinai Develops Experimental Technology to Detect Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in conjunction with Sacramento-based NeuroVision Imaging, announced Tuesday they have discovered a way to detect and identify Alzheimer's disease by optically scanning eyeballs.

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Monday, August 21

Platinum Equity Acquires British Aerospace Parts Distributor

Platinum Equity announced Monday plans to acquire United Kingdom-based aerospace and defense parts distributor Pattonair from Exponent Private Equity.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 21: Steve Bannon Returns to Brentwood’s Breitbart News

Steve Bannon returns to Brentwood’s Breitbart News, CNN launches daily Snapchat news show and SpaceX to unveil spacesuits next week.

Top Editors Ousted, New Leadership Named at Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times parent tronc Inc. ousted executive editor-in-chief and publisher Davan Maharaj, as well as several other top editors, on Monday.

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Steve Bannon Returns to Brentwood’s Breitbart News

Steve Bannon has reportedly returned to Brentwood-based Breitbart News Network, the far-right news and commentary website founded by in 2007 by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart.

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Port of L.A. Expanding Cargo Data Pilot Program to All Terminals

The Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation have agreed to extend a digital data pilot program across all of the port’s terminals designed to improve cargo movement by streamlining information access.

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Friday, August 18

LA 500: Gillian Zucker

Sports & Arts

Gillian Zucker was named president of business operations for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014. A sports industry veteran, Zucker spent nine years as president of the Auto Club Speedway, the largest race track on the West Coast. Zucker led all aspects of the Speedway’s business, including operations, ticketing, finance, communications, and marketing. In addition, she served on the International Speedway Corp. executive management team and oversaw Chicagoland and Kansas Speedways. She has served on the boards of the California Chamber, California Travel and Tourism Commission, Los Angeles Convention Center Commission, Los Angeles Sports Council, Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission, Young Presidents Organization, and Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Foundation.

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LA 500: Jerry West

Sports & Arts

Los Angeles Lakers legend Jerry West agreed to become a consultant to the Los Angeles Clippers in June 2017, departing his post as an executive board member of the Golden State Warriors, a position he’d held since 2011.

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LA 500: Casey Wasserman

Sports & Arts

Casey Wasserman is chairman and chief executive of Wasserman, a sports, entertainment, and lifestyle marketing and management agency representing brands, properties, and talent. 

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LA 500: Philippe Vergne

Sports & Arts

Philippe Vergne has served as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles since 2014.

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LA 500: Ted Tanner

Sports & Arts

Ted Tanner joined AEG in 1998 and oversees its real estate development activities in Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Asia, and Brazil.

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LA 500: Christine Simmons

Sports & Arts

Christine Simmons directs and coordinates all aspects of the WNBA Sparks’ business operations, including ticket sales, sponsorship sales, marketing, game operations, public relations, community relations, and finance.

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LA 500: Kathryn Schloessman

Sports & Arts

Founded in 1995, the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission partners with the city of Los Angeles to bring major sporting and entertainment events such as the NBA All-Star Weekend, Grammy Awards, and College Football Playoffs to the city.

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LA 500: Stephen D. Rountree

Sports & Arts

Stephen D. Rountree became managing director of Center Theatre Group in January 2015.

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LA 500: Luc Robitaille

Sports & Arts

Luc Robitaille, president of the Los Angeles Kings, is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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LA 500: Michael Ritchie

Sports & Arts

Michael Ritchie is artistic director of Center Theatre Group, one of the largest and most active theater companies in the nation, presenting award-winning theater at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Ritchie took over the nonprofit theater in 2004 from founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson.

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LA 500: Chris Paul

Sports & Arts

Chris Paul joined the Los Angeles Clippers in 2011 after starting his career with the New Orleans Hornets in 2005.

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LA 500: Steve Needleman

Sports & Arts

Steve Needleman’s father, Jack Needleman, bought the Orpheum Theatre more than 50 years ago.

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LA 500: Rachel S. Moore

Sports & Arts

Rachel S. Moore is president and chief executive of the Music Center.

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LA 500: Tim Leiweke

Sports & Arts

A former chief executive of Anschutz Entertainment Group, Tim Leiweke launched Oak View Group in 2015 as an investment and development company designed to boost revenue at arenas and stadiums with new content and sponsorships, while improving operational efficiency.

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LA 500: Stan Kroenke

Sports & Arts

Stan Kroenke became principal owner of the St. Louis Rams in 2010, and then led the effort to return the team to Los Angeles after a 21-year absence.

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LA 500: Clayton Kershaw

Sports & Arts

Left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw was the 2014 National League Most Valuable Player, and is a three-time Cy Young Award winner and five-time All-Star.

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LA 500: Stan Kasten

Sports & Arts

Stan Kasten has been a highly respected sports figure for more than three decades.

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LA 500: Mia Hamm-Garciaparra

Sports & Arts

Mia Hamm Garciaparra is an entrepreneur and one of the most celebrated women soccer players of all time.

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LA 500: Michael Govan

Sports & Arts

Michael Govan became chief executive of LACMA in April 2006.

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LA 500: Jared Goff

Sports & Arts

After becoming the No. 1 overall selection in the Nation Football League draft when the Los Angeles Rams made him the first pick in April 2016, Goff has become the face of the Rams as they made their return to Southern California.

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LA 500: Andrew Friedman

Sports & Arts

The former general manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, Andrew Friedman was hired to run the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014.

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LA 500: Darryl Dunn

Sports & Arts

Darryl Dunn has served as chief executive officer and general manager of the Rose Bowl Operating Co. since 1999.

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LA 500: Kevin Demoff

Sports & Arts

Kevin Demoff is in his ninth year as chief operating officer and executive vice president of football operations with the Rams, serving as a liaison to ownership on all operational matters.

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LA 500: Oscar De La Hoya

Sports & Arts

Boxer Oscar De La Hoya is known as “The Golden Boy,” winning a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics at the age of 19, then going on to win 10 world titles in six different weight classes.

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LA 500: Jeanie Buss

Sports & Arts

Jeanie Buss, whose late father, Jerry, was longtime owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, is controlling owner and president of the team.

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LA 500: Kobe Bryant

Sports & Arts

Shortly after retiring from the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016, Kobe Bryant announced that he had launched Bryant Stibel Market Opportunities, a $100 million Malibu venture capital fund with Jeff Stibel, the former chief executive of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.

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LA 500: Dan Beckerman

Sports & Arts

Dan Beckerman is known to be one of the nation’s most prominent executives in the sports industry.

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LA 500: Steve Ballmer

Sports & Arts

Steve Ballmer might have made his name and money as chief executive of Microsoft Corp. for 14 years, but in Southern California, he is making his mark after buying the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion in 2014 from the Sterling family.

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LA 500: Leonard Armato

Sports & Arts

Leonard Armato is founder and chief executive of Management Plus Enterprises, where he created the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball with partner NBC Sports.

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LA 500: Harry Abrams

Sports & Arts

Harry Abrams established Abrams Artists Agency in 1977.

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LA 500: Jeffrey Worthe

Real Estate

Jeffrey Worthe is president of Worthe Real Estate Group, which was formed, along with Krismar Construction and M. David Paul Associates, in 1967 by M. David Paul.

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LA 500: Richard Weintraub

Real Estate

Richard Weintraub is a community-oriented developer whose vision and creativity is matched by sensitivity to the needs of each neighborhood in which he develops.

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LA 500: Mark Weinstein

Real Estate

Mark Weinstein is president and founder of MJW Investments.

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LA 500: Nadine Watt

Real Estate

Nadine Watt is president of Watt Cos., where she oversees all commercial investment activities including acquisitions, development, and asset management for the company’s 6 million-square-foot portfolio of multifamily, industrial, office, and retail properties.

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LA 500: Jianlin Wang

Real Estate

Jianlin Wang has served as the chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group since 1989.

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LA 500: Mauricio Umansky

Real Estate

Mauricio Umansky is the founder of the Agency, a luxury real estate brokerage representing clients and properties worldwide.

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LA 500: Ronald N. Tutor

Real Estate

Ronald N. Tutor has served as chairman of Tutor Perini Corp. since July 1999 and as chief executive since March 2000.

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LA 500: James N. Travers

Real Estate

James Travers was the founder and chairman of Travers Realty Corp., which merged with Cresa Partners in 2014 to form Travers Cresa, the largest tenant representation firm in the United States.

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LA 500: Jim Thomas

Real Estate

Jim Thomas is one of the real estate industry’s most-respected executives.

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LA 500: Mark Sullivan

Real Estate

Mark Sullivan is regional manager of Savills Studley’s Southern California operations.

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LA 500: Rochelle “Shelly” Sterling

Real Estate

Shelly Sterling is the wife of Donald Sterling, and has an interest in the Donald T. Sterling Corp.’s real estate portfolio.

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LA 500: Donald Sterling

Real Estate

A Chicago native, Donald Sterling worked first as a lawyer before he began buying Southern California real estate. He grew his portfolio to include more than 160 apartment buildings in Los Angeles.

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LA 500: Jerome H. Snyder

Real Estate

Jerome H. Snyder is the founder and a senior partner of J.H. Snyder Co., one of the largest privately held real estate development firms in Los Angeles and one of the top 100 development firms in the United States.

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LA 500: Sandy Sigal

Real Estate

Sandy Sigal founded NewMark Merrill Cos., a privately held developer and owner of shopping centers in Southern California, Colorado, and Illinois, in 1997.

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LA 500: Avi Shemesh

Real Estate

Avi Shemesh has been an active real estate investor for more than 25 years, co-founding CIM Group in 1994.

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LA 500: Nelson C. Rising

Real Estate

Nelson C. Rising, chairman and chief executive of Rising Realty Partners, is a 40-year veteran of the real estate industry.

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LA 500: Christopher Rising

Real Estate

Christopher Rising manages the day-to-day business activities of Rising Realty Partners, while also serving on its investment committee.

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LA 500: Joyce Rey

Real Estate

Joyce Rey has spent more than four decades in residential real estate, amassing nearly $3 billion in career sales.

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LA 500: Richard Ressler

Real Estate

Richard Ressler is the founder and president of Orchard Capital Corp., a firm that provides consulting and advisory services to companies in which Orchard or its affiliates invest.

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LA 500: Wayne Ratkovich

Real Estate

Wayne Ratkovich is founder, president, and chief executive of the Ratkovich Co.

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LA 500: Kurt Rappaport

Real Estate

Kurt Rappaport is co-founder with Stephen Shapiro of Beverly Hills-based Westside Estate Agency.

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LA 500: Gerald Porter

Real Estate

Gerald Porter is one of the founding principals of Cresa.

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LA 500: Tami Halton Pardee

Real Estate

Tami Halton Pardee has been owner and principal broker of Halton Pardee + Partners since 2005 and is responsible for selling more than $2 billion worth of residential and commercial properties.

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LA 500: Geoffrey Harrison Palmer

Real Estate

A third-generation California builder and attorney, Geoffrey Harrison Palmer established G.H. Palmer Associates, a diversified real estate company, in 1978.

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LA 500: Michael Palladino

Real Estate

As a principal designer of Richard Meier & Partners since 1979, Michael Palladino has created award-winning projects throughout the world.

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LA 500: Herb Nadel

Real Estate

Herb Nadel is chief executive of Nadel Inc., which he founded in 1973.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 18: NBC's Daily Snapchat Show Reaches 29 Million Views in First Month

NBC's daily Snapchat show reaches 29 million views in first month, Fisker Emotion to debut at CES 2018, and Q&A with Sophia Amoruso about new startup GirlBoss Media.

Movers for Week Ending August 18, 2017

Venice-based Snap Inc. was this week’s biggest mover. The technology and social media company gained 18.43 percent to end at $14.01. Pasadena-based Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals was also among this week’s biggest movers. The biopharmaceutical company rose 15.22 percent to end at $2.12. Media company Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. was this week’s biggest loser, dropping 15.49 percent to end at $2.51.

LA 500: Jeffrey T. Mezger

Real Estate

Jeffrey T. Mezger is chairman, president, and chief executive of KB Home, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders.

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LA 500: Alex Meruelo

Real Estate

Alex Meruelo is chairman and chief executive of Meruelo Group.

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LA 500: Thom Mayne

Real Estate

Thom Mayne, the 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate, is a founder and design principal of Morphosis, an interdisciplinary and collectively organized architecture firm that was launched in 1972.

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LA 500: Christopher Martin

Real Estate

Christopher C. Martin is the third-generation leader of AC Martin, one of California’s most venerable planning and architecture firms.

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LA 500: Michael Maltzan

Real Estate

Michael Maltzan founded Michael Maltzan Architecture Inc. in 1995.

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LA 500: Robert F. Maguire III

Real Estate

Robert F. Maguire III helped shape the L.A. skyline in the 1980s and 1990s as co-managing partner, with Jim Thomas, of Maguire Thomas Partners.

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LA 500: Robert J. Lowe

Real Estate

Robert Lowe is founder and chairman of Lowe Enterprises, a national real estate company.

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LA 500: Jonathan Larsen

Real Estate

Jonathan Larsen is leader of commercial real estate company Avison Young’s West L.A., Tri-Cities, and Ventura County operations.

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LA 500: Benjamin Lambert

Real Estate

Benjamin Lambert founded Eastdil Inc. in 1967, and Eastdil Secured was created from its 2006 merger with Secured Capital Corp.

LA 500: Shaul Kuba

Real Estate

Shaul Kuba, co-founder and a principal of CIM Group, has been an active real estate investor for more than 25 years.

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LA 500: Bradford Korzen

Real Estate

As the founder of Kor Group, Brad Korzen has developed a portfolio of resorts, hotels, multifamily properties, and commercial investments.

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LA 500: Steven Kolsky

Real Estate

Steven Kolsky joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2000 as a founding principal in the firm’s Southern California operation, where has consistently been a top performer in the region.

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LA 500: John Kilroy

Real Estate

John Kilroy has served as chief executive, president, and a board member of Kilroy Realty since its incorporation in September 1996.

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LA 500: Paul N. Keller

Real Estate

Paul Keller is a founding principal of Mack Urban, involved with the firms’ strategic direction, capital market relationships, and tactical management of all Mack Urban investments.

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LA 500: Jordan L. Kaplan

Real Estate

Jordan Kaplan has served as chief executive, president, and board member since the founding of Douglas Emmett Inc.

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LA 500: Robert Jernigan

Real Estate

As co-managing principal for the Southwest region, Rob Jernigan is responsible for Gensler offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Newport Beach, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Denver.

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LA 500: Ted Hyman

Real Estate

Ted Hyman is managing partner of ZGF Architects.

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City Council OKs Ambulance Fee Hikes

Private ambulance businesses across Los Angeles were given a financial boost Friday with permission to raise medical and transportation fees.

LA 500: Jeff Hyland

Real Estate

Jeff Hyland became a licensed broker in 1975, and from 1980 to 1990 was a founding partner in the brokerage firm Alvarez Hyland & Young.

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Puji Capital Backs Film Venture by Peter Guber, Steve Richards

Mandalay Entertainment Group chairman and chief executive Peter Guber and Endurance Media Ventures founder Steve Richards have partnered to create a new film production, financing and distribution platform reportedly focusing on star-driven projects.

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LA 500: Scott Hunter

Real Estate

Scott Hunter is principal and Pacific regional director for HKS Architects, a multinational architecture firm.

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LA 500: Lewis C. Horne

Real Estate

Lewis C. Horne is president of the greater Los Angeles-Orange County region for CBRE Group Inc., a leading provider of global commercial real estate services.

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Los Angeles County Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.5 Percent

The unemployment rate in Los Angeles County inched up to 4.5 percent in July from a revised 4.4 percent in June, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

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LA 500: Rick Hilton

Real Estate

Co-founded by Rick Hilton in 1993, Beverly Hills-based Hilton & Hyland specializes in select properties throughout Southern California and is an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate.

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German Grocer Aldi Partners with Instacart to Offer Delivery in L.A.

The stakes of the grocery delivery wars have just been raised. German discount grocer Aldi Inc. announced Monday that it plans to debut a grocery delivery service through Instacart in Los Angeles, Dallas and Atlanta later this month. Aldi, which mainly sells products with its own label, has almost 1,700 stores in 35 states, according to a press release. About 15 of its stores are in L.A. County.

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LA 500: Randy Highland

Real Estate

Randy Highland joined McCarthy in 1988 and has served in a variety of leadership positions, including preconstruction director, director of parking structures, project director, and executive vice president of operations.

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LA 500: Ronald L. Havner Jr.

Real Estate

Ronald Havner has been chairman and chief executive of Public Storage since August 2011 and November 2002, respectively.

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LA 500: Tom Gilmore

Real Estate

Tom Gilmore is a developer of residential and commercial properties whose early projects in the city’s downtown Historic Core led to the largest resurgence of real estate investment and development the city has experienced in nearly a century.

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LA 500: Kevin Dow

Real Estate

Kevin Dow has more than 32 years of experience in the construction industry, with many of them in operations and preconstruction planning.

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LA 500: Bert Dezzutti

Real Estate

Bert Dezzutti’s primary responsibilities include the strategic acquisition, development, and management of Brookfield’s western region portfolio, which comprises more than 10 million square feet of premier Class-A assets, including property in downtown Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.

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LA 500: Arthur M. Coppola

Real Estate

Arthur M. Coppola has been chief executive of Macerich Co. since 1993, leading the company in creating retail destinations across the United States.

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LA 500: Victor J. Coleman

Real Estate

Victor J. Coleman is chairman, chief executive, and president of Hudson Pacific Properties, a vertically integrated real estate company focused on developing, acquiring, repositioning and operating high-end office, media, and entertainment properties on the West Coast.

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LA 500: Charles S. Cohen

Real Estate

Charles S. Cohen heads Cohen Brothers, which owns a portfolio of office buildings and design centers in New York; Texas; Florida; and Southern California, including the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

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LA 500: Andy Cohen

Real Estate

Andy Cohen is one of two co-chief executives at Gensler, a global architectural, design and planning firm.

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LA 500: David Callis

Real Estate

David Callis has been vice president of Swinerton Builders since October 2002.

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LA 500: Phil Brodkin

Real Estate

Phil Brodkin is executive vice president, managing director with Newmark Knight Frank overseeing the firm’s Los Angeles region, including the downtown Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, and South Bay offices.

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LA 500: Stanley Black

Real Estate

Stanley Black has more than 50 years of experience as a developer and owner of income-producing real estate.

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LA 500: Doug Bernards

Real Estate

Doug Bernards has been a part of day-to-day operations of the firm he co-founded with his brothers Greg and Jeff in 1974.

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LA 500: John Aaroe

Real Estate

John Aaroe launched his eponymous California real estate company in 2009.

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LA 500: Robert K. Ross

Nonprofits

Dr. Robert K. Ross has headed the California Endowment, a health foundation established in 1996 to address the health needs of Californians, since 2000.

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LA 500: Nolan V. Rollins

Nonprofits

Attorney Nolan V. Rollins is the seventh president and chief executive of the Los Angeles Urban League, the Los Angeles affiliate of the National Urban League.

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LA 500: Alberto Retana

Nonprofits

Alberto Retana’s core values center on the notion that people, love, and compassion – matched with organized power, strategy, and vision – have the potential to transform society.

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LA 500: Mark Loranger

Nonprofits

Mark Loranger leads Chrysalis, an L.A.-based nonprofit that works with the homeless and those disconnected from the workforce to help them find and retain employment.

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LA 500: Stewart Kwoh

Nonprofits

Stewart Kwoh is a nationally recognized leader and expert in race relations, Asian-American studies, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropies, civil rights, and legal services.

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LA 500: John E. Kobara

Nonprofits

After serving on the board of the California Community Foundation for five years, John Kobara was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2008.

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LA 500: Glorya Kaufman

Nonprofits

Philanthropist Glorya Kaufman has had a lifelong love for and involvement with dance.

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LA 500: William Barron Hilton

Nonprofits

Retired chairman, president, and chief executive of Hilton Hotels Corp., Barron Hilton joined the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in 1950 and served as board chair from 2007 to 2012.

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LA 500: Steven M. Hilton

Nonprofits

Steven M. Hilton has worked in the field of philanthropy for more than 30 years.

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LA 500: Antonia Hernández

Nonprofits

Antonia Hernández is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of social justice and philanthropy.

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LA 500: Shane Murphy Goldsmith

Nonprofits

Before becoming president and chief executive of the Liberty Hill Foundation, Shane Murphy Goldsmith served as Liberty Hill’s vice president and chief program officer.

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LA 500: Ben Goldhirsh

Nonprofits

Ben Goldhirsh is chief executive of the Goldhirsh Foundation, built to help social innovators implement and scale solutions to critical societal challenges.

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LA 500: James Cuno

Nonprofits

James Cuno joined the Trust as president and chief executive in August 2011.

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LA 500: Elise Buik

Nonprofits

Elise Buik became the first female president and chief executive of United Way of Greater Los Angeles in 2005.

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LA 500: Lynn A. Booth

Nonprofits

Lynn A. Booth is president of the Otis Booth Foundation and the Evening Star Foundation, which support philanthropic causes throughout Southern California.

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LA 500: Andrew J. Bales

Nonprofits

The Rev. Andrew J. Bales is chief executive of Union Rescue Mission in downtown’s Skid Row.

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LA 500: Fred Ali

Nonprofits

Fred Ali began his career in 1972 as a volunteer teacher and counselor in a small western Alaska village.

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LA 500: William Ahmanson

Nonprofits

William “Bill” H. Ahmanson began a career in banking at Home Savings of America, where he worked for 17 years.

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PAGA Suits Raise Employer Stakes

Law gives plaintiffs, attorneys right to review wage-hour data, compile class actions.

State’s Private Attorneys General Act stokes class-action suits against employers.

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2016 Revved Up Sales for County’s Car Dealers

AUTOMOTIVE: Recession rebound continued in face of tech, transportation shifts.

L.A. County car dealers had lots to be thankful for with an uptick in 2016 sales.

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Biotech Venture To Cut 300 Jobs

Patrick Soon-Shiong’s NantHealth to lay off 300 and sell off messaging platform software.

Bad Scene, Best Practices – Let’s Figure This Out

Two city lots and their conflicting conditions offer a way forward on civic life in Los Angeles.

Hospital System Checks In With Japanese-Americans

MEDICAL: Providence joins Little Tokyo nonprofit Keiro in bid to reach out to elderly.

Hospital operator and Little Tokyo nonprofit unite on aid for Japanese-Americans.

Cedars-Sinai Gives Shot In Arm to Area Services

HEALTH CARE: Grant of $4.8 million targeted at underserved populations.

Cedars-Sinai looks to nurse medical support for the underserved with a $4.8 million grant.

New Jeweler in Crown

DEALS & DEALMAKERS: Authentic Brands Group takes shine to Neil Lane.

West Hollywood-based Neil Lane Enterprises sold a majority stake in its jewelry and accessories business to Authentic Brands Group for roughly $100 million, according to sources familiar with the deal, who confirmed recent media reports of the move.

Medical Office Packs Portfolio

CBRE Global Investment Partners puts its money on medical office with pickup of 25 buildings.

Data Points Lead to Deal

Data analytics firm MarketCast says numbers add up in acquisition of rival Fizziology.

Charter Jet Service Heads for San Jose

Public charter operator JetSuiteX lands service to San Jose..

Medical Unit Gets Surgical Operation

Vance Street’s A&E acquires RTI’s cardiothoracic business in deal that may reach $60M.

RTI Surgical makes the cut with Vance Street’s medical subsidiary..

Birth Date Website Touts Many Happy Returns

Famous Birthdays looks to social media celebrities to light candle under traffic.

Ever wanted to know which celebrities shared your birthday? Famous Birthdays of Santa Monica has made a business out of indulging that curiosity.

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Is Snap the New Myspace?

INTERNET: Facebook has Silicon Beach star in sights.

Former Myspace execs offer Snap some friendly social network advice on dealing with Facebook.

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Page 3: Santana’s Future; Needleman’s Voice; Cassell’s Cobb

Miguel Santana is focused on a huge public asset now that he’s boss of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, as our Neil Nisperos reports on page 1.

Grounds for Growth

New Fairplex CEO Miguel Santana sees room for more business at 487-acre site

Los Angeles County Fair Association’s new CEO works to boost the fairground’s attraction to a range of ventures.

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Amateur Golfers Drive Commercial Opportunities

Organizers of championship event point out its pull with big names from business.

There was more than this year’s trophy at stake when top amateur golfers from around the world descended on the L.A. area for last week’s U.S. Amateur Championship jointly hosted by the Riviera Country Club and Bel-Air Country Club.

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Metal Industry Steels Itself Against Toxic Testing

Trade group calls tracking system outdated, says issue involves many businesses.

The local metalworking industry is fighting back after a nearly yearlong crackdown by regulators over emissions of toxic chemical hexavalent chromium.

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Last Mile First Up For Latest EV Entry

New electric-vehicle maker Chanje looks to hit the roads with a focus on last-mile goods delivery.

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Ares Spending $1.45 Billion on Doctors

Doctors are in as assets as Ares Management sinks $1.45 billion in medical group.

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Taking Flight

New alliance’s mission: protect air base, support aviation.

New industry alliance seeks to give the South Bay a lift by protecting the local air base..

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Brokerages’ Dueling Data Don’t Always Match

Report criteria can affect numbers but firms say they generally agree on trends.

Real estate market data from different firms can vary, as people who follow the numbers can attest.

LB High-Rise Fetches Towering $133 Million

Sunset Group proves high on Long Beach with a $132.9 million sale of an apartment tower.

Thursday, August 17

LA 500: Gary Winnick

Money Players

Gary Winnick, chairman and chief executive of Winnick & Co., has sourced in excess of $100 billion to fund transformative technologies and corporate innovation, providing capital and counsel to dozens of companies in a wide range of industries.

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LA 500: Tim Wennes

Money Players

Tim Wennes is West Coast president for Union Bank.

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LA 500: Eric D. Wedbush

Money Players

Eric Wedbush directs Wedbush’s investment activities, oversees its strategic initiatives, and serves on its board.

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LA 500: Matthew Wagner

Money Players

Matthew Wagner is head of Pacific Western Bank, a business lender with more than $21 billion in assets.

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LA 500: Tom Unterman

Money Players

Tom Unterman is founding partner of Rustic Canyon Partners, which he started in 1999.

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LA 500: Dennis A. Tito

Money Players

Dennis A. Tito is a founder, chairman, and chief executive of Wilshire Associates.

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LA 500: Amir Tehrani

Money Players

Amir Tehrani was the first entrepreneur-in-residence for the City of Los Angeles, working closely with local companies to source capital and provide support, while also identifying opportunities for the city to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

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LA 500: Mark Suster

Money Players

Mark Suster is managing partner at Upfront Ventures.

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LA 500: Steve Streit

Money Players

Steve Streit is founder and chief executive of Green Dot Corp., a bank holding company.

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LA 500: Marc Stern

Money Players

Marc Stern is chairman of TCW, a Los Angeles-based asset management firm.

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LA 500: Jonathan Sokoloff

Money Players

Jonathan Sokoloff joined Leonard Green & Partners, one of the nation’s leading private equity firms, in 1990 and has invested in more than 80 companies.

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LA 500: Timothy J. Sloan

Money Players

Tim J. Sloan was elected chief executive of Wells Fargo & Co. and named to the board in October 2016.

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LA 500: Robert Sinnott

Money Players

Since joining Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors in 1992, Robert Sinnott founded and built the firm’s energy platform into one of the largest energy investment firms in the country, with more than $22 billion in investments.

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LA 500: Dana Settle

Money Players

Partner Greycroft Partners Dana Settle is a founding partner with Greycroft. She heads the firm’s West Coast office out of Los Angeles. Prior to Greycroft, Settle spent several years as a venture capitalist and advisor to startup companies in the Bay Area, including six years at Mayfield. She serves or observes on the boards of Greycroft’s investments in AppAnnie, EBTH.com, Steelhouse, TheRealReal, CMG, and WideOrbit. She also managed the firm’s investments in Maker Studios (sold to Disney), Viddy

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LA 500: Chris Sacca

Money Players

Chris Sacca is an accomplished venture investor, entrepreneur, and adviser.

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LA 500: Rebecca Rothstein

Money Players

Rebecca Rothstein works with high-net-worth individuals, families, and institutions, helping them advance their wealth management goals.

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LA 500: Alan Rothenberg

Money Players

Alan Rothenberg is chairman of 1st Century Bank as well as Premier Partnerships, a company that looks to maximize revenue for facilities through the sale of naming rights and sponsorships.

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LA 500: Bennett Rosenthal

Money Players

Bennett Rosenthal is a director and partner of Ares Management.

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LA 500: Bryant R. Riley

Money Players

Bryant R. Riley is chairman and chief executive of B. Riley & Co., a leading full-service investment bank; chairman and chief executive officer of publicly traded Great American Group Inc.; and managing member of B. Riley Asset Management.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 17: Faraday Future May Cut Electric Car Racing Team to Save Cash

Faraday Future may cut electric car racing team to save cash, alt-right social media network raises $1 million on StartEngine, and X Prize extends contest to land on the Moon.

LA 500: Tony P. Ressler

Money Players

Antony Ressler is a co-founder and chairman and chief executive of Ares Management.

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LA 500: Marc Rapaport

Money Players

Marc Rapaport is a private investor with a wide range of operational experience.

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LA 500: Erik Rannala

Money Players

Prior to co-founding Mucker Capital, Erik Rannala was at Harrison Metal Capital, a successful seed-stage venture capital firm in Silicon Valley.

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LA 500: Anthony Pritzker

Money Players

Tony Pritzker is founder and managing partner of Pritzker Group.

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LA 500: Joan A. Payden

Money Players

Joan A. Payden established Payden & Rygel, a global investment management firm, in 1983.

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LA 500: Sean Parker

Money Players

In June 2015, philanthropist and entrepreneur Sean Parker announced a $600 million contribution to launch the Parker Foundation to focus on life sciences, global public health, and civic engagement.

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LA 500: Peter Nolan

Money Players

Peter Nolan founded Nolan Capital Inc. in 2014 as the holding company for his family office to make long-term investments in growth-oriented companies.

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LA 500: Dominic Ng

Money Players

Dominic Ng heads East West Bank, a full-service international and commercial bank focusing on the United States and China, which has assets of $27.6 billion.

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LA 500: Marc B. Nathanson

Money Players

Marc B. Nathanson is chairman of Mapleton Investments, a diversified investment holding company, and of Falcon Waterfree Technologies, the largest water-free urinal manufacturer and distributer in the world.

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LA 500: Christopher Myers

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Christopher Myers joined Citizens Business Bank as chief executive in 2006.

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Sophia Amoruso’s Girlboss Media Raises $1.2 Million

Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso has raised $1.2 million for her new company, Girlboss Media.

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LA 500: Palmer Murray

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Palmer Murray joined Lourd Capital Management in 2012, and the name was changed to LourdMurray to reflect his role as president, managing partner, and co-chief investment officer.

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LA 500: Bruce Munster

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Bruce Munster is a principal of the Munster Freeman Group, a mergers and acquisitions-focused advisory practice within the private banking and investment group at Merrill Lynch that manages more than $1.7 billion for 40 families.

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LA 500: Charles T. Munger

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Best known as vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Charles Munger is also chairman of Daily Journal Corp., which owns newspapers targeted at the legal industry.

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LA 500: Peter W. Mullin

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Peter W. Mullin is founding chairman of Mullin Barens Sanford Financial.

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LA 500: Jamie Montgomery

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Jamie Montgomery is a co-founder and managing director of technology investment company March Capital Partners.

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LA 500: Ken Moelis

Money Players

Ken Moelis runs a global independent investment bank that provides strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments, and financial sponsors.

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LA 500: Scott Minerd

Money Players

In his role as global chief investment officer, Scott Minerd guides Guggenheim Partners’ investment strategies and oversees client accounts across a broad range of fixed-income and equity securities.

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LA 500: Douglas Merrill

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Douglas Merrill is founder and chief executive of ZestFinance, a financial technology company that uses big data and artificial intelligence to help lenders more accurately predict credit risk so they can increase revenue, reduce defaults, and promote compliance.

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LA 500: Howard Marks

Money Players

Howard Marks is co-founder and chief executive at StartEngine Crowdfunding/Capital.

LA 500: Brad Larsen

Money Players

Brad M. Larsen is a managing director and market executive for U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

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LA 500: Ashton Kutcher

Money Players

Globally known for his acting, Ashton Kutcher is also a venture capitalist who has invested in several high technology startups, such as Skype, Foursquare, and Airbnb.

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LA 500: Kevin S. Kim

Money Players

Kevin S. Kim is chief executive and president of Hope Bancorp Inc., parent of Bank of Hope.

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LA 500: Richard Kayne

Money Players

Richard Kayne is the founder and chairman of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, a Los Angeles-based manager of alternative investment strategies.

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LA 500: Bruce Karsh

Money Players

Bruce Karsh is a co-founder of Oaktree and serves as co-chairman.

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LA 500: David Kaplan

Money Players

David Kaplan is a co-founder of Ares Management, as well as a director and partner of Ares Management GP, Ares’ general partner.

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LA 500: Richard B. Jones

Money Players

Richard Jones has been providing investment advisory and private banking services to high net worth individuals, foundations, and endowments since 1980.

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LA 500: William Hsu

Money Players

William Hsu has spent his career as both an entrepreneur and an executive of a Fortune 100 company, founding Mucker Capital to invest in seed and “pre-seed” stage companies building defensible and scalable businesses in internet software, services, and media.

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LA 500: Philip Holthouse

Money Players

Philip Holthouse is a founding partner of Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt and has more than 30 years’ experience in the tax field.

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LA 500: Don Hankey

Money Player

Don Hankey is chairman, chief executive, and primary stockholder of all Hankey Investment-controlled entities, including Westlake Financial Services.

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LA 500: Jeffrey Gundlach

Money Players

Jeffrey Gundlach is recognized as an expert in bonds and other debt-related investments.

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LA 500: Lloyd Greif

Money Players

Lloyd Greif founded Greif & Co. in 1992 after a successful decade-long turn as vice chairman of Sutro & Co. Inc., the oldest investment banking firm in the West, where he was head of the investment banking division.

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LA 500: Bob Graziano

Money Players

Bob Graziano is responsible for corporate strategy and development for J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank in the Western Region, providing strategic advice and support to the regional leadership team.

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Wednesday, August 16

Ares Management Invests $1.45 Billion into Chicago Medical Group

Ares Management has invested $1.45 billion into DuPage Medical Group, the largest independent physicians group in Chicago.

Providence Health Joins Keiro to Offer Care for Japanese-Americans

Providence Health & Services Southern California has joined forces with Keiro, a downtown-based nonprofit social service agency, to offer the nation’s first palliative care targeted for Japanese-Americans.

Sunset Group Acquires Long Beach High-Rise for $133 Million

West Hollywood’s Sunset Group has purchased a high-rise multifamily property, known as the Current, in downtown Long Beach for $132.9 million, according to data from real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle.

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Pico Rivera Baking Company BakeMark USA Sold

Major Pico Rivera-based baking supply and distribution company BakeMark USA was acquired on Monday by London-based investment manager Pamplona Capital.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 16: Tronc and Investor’s Business Daily to Launch Paid Newsletter on Mutual Funds

Tronc and Investor’s Business Daily to launch paid newsletter on mutual funds, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joins Mojiit as advisor and retail inventory software company NuOrder raises $8 million.

15-Acre USC Village to Open Thursday

The student-housing hub called USC Village, one of the largest developments ever built in South Los Angeles, is set to open to fanfare Thursday.

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CBRE Acquires 25-building Medical Office Portfolio

Downtown-based CBRE Global Investment Partners has acquired a 95 percent interest in a 25-building U.S. medical office portfolio, the company announced Wednesday.

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Public Charter Operator JetSuiteX to Launch Burbank-San Jose Service

Irvine-based air public charter operator JetSuiteX announced Wednesday it will start service next month from Hollywood Burbank Airport to San Jose International Airport.

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Cedars-Sinai Gives $5 Million Grant for Community Health Programs

Needy residents have received a health care boost from a nearly $5 million Cedars-Sinai Medical Center grant to bolster local community clinics and mental health agencies, hospital officials announced Wednesday.

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Tuesday, August 15

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 15: City of Los Angeles Launches Cyberattack Warning Center

City of Los Angeles launches cyberattack warning center, US government demands details on visitors to anti-Trump website hosted by DreamHost, and UCLA Extension creates Innovation Lab program.

Southern California News Group Offers Buyouts

Southern California News Group, an umbrella company of 11 area newspapers including the Los Angeles Daily News in Woodland Hills, the Orange County Register, Pasadena Star-News, and the Daily Breeze, is offering a buyout plan to newsroom employees.

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City of Los Angeles Launches Cyberattack Warning Center

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced the launch of the Los Angeles Cyber Lab, a public-private data-sharing center for alerting local businesses and residents to cyberattacks.

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Monday, August 14

LA 500: Tom Gores

Money Players

Tom Gores founded Platinum Equity in 1995, guiding the strategic development and direction of both the private equity firm and its portfolio over the last three decades.

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LA 500: Alec E. Gores

Money Players

Alec E. Gores founded Gores Group in 1987 as a global investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses that can benefit from the firm’s operating experience and flexible capital base.

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LA 500: Stanley P. Gold

Money Players

Stanley P. Gold is president, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Shamrock Holdings, an investment company wholly owned by the Roy E. Disney family.

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LA 500: Joshua S. Friedman

Money Players

Joshua S. Friedman co-founded Canyon Partners in 1990.

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Report: UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Hospitals Among Top Nationally

Two Los Angeles medical centers were ranked among the top dozen hospitals in the nation, making the honor roll of best U.S. hospitals, according to a U.S. News & World Report scorecard.

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LA 500: Jim Freedman

Money Players

Jim Freedman is managing director, chairman, and founding principal of Intrepid Investment Bankers.

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LA 500: David I. Fisher

Money Players

David I. Fisher is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group and chairman emeritus of Capital Group International Inc.

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LA 500: David Felman

Money Players

David Felman has more than 15 years of investment banking and financial services experience.

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LA 500: David DiCristofaro

Money Players

A 20-year veteran of Wells Fargo & Co., David DiCristofaro oversees more than 2,800 team members at more than 150 branches spanning East and South Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley, the Inland Empire, and the Coachella Valley.

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LA 500: Terri Decker

Money Players

Terri Decker is the market manager for One West Bank responsible for retail banking in the Central Los Angeles market.

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LA 500: Philip de Toledo

Money Players

Philip de Toledo is president of Capital Group Cos. Inc. and also serves on the company’s management committee.

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LA 500: Robert Day

Money Players

Robert Day is chairman and chief executive of downtown hedge fund Oakmont Corp., which has about $1.4 billion in assets under management.

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LA 500: John G. Danhakl

Money Players

John G. Danhakl joined private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners in 1995.

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LA 500: Paige Craig

Money Players

Paige Craig is general partner and co-founder with Jeff Lo of Arena Ventures, a seed fund which he launched in early 2015.

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LA 500: Dunson K. Cheng

Money Players

Dunson K. Cheng is executive chairman of Cathay General Bancorp, a position he has held since 2016.

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LA 500: Ron Burkle

Money Players

Investor and philanthropist Ron Burkle founded Yucaipa Cos., an investment firm focusing on the retail, manufacturing, distribution, and hospitality industries, in 1986.

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LA 500: Greg Brakovich

Money Players

Greg Brakovich is a founding principal of Crossroads Capital Group.

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LA 500: Arthur Bilger

Money Players

Arthur “Art” H. Bilger runs Shelter Capital Partners, a private investment fund focused on technology companies in the media, wireless communication, enterprise software, and semiconductor industries.

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LA 500: Scott Beiser

Money Players

Scott Beiser’s responsibilities as Houlihan Lokey’s chief executive include managing operations for the investment bank, identifying and developing strategic opportunities, and pursuing and managing client relationships.

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LA 500: Frank Baxter

Money Players

Frank Baxter worked from 1974 to 2002 at Jefferies and Co., a global investment bank specializing in small- and mid-cap companies, serving as chief executive from 1987 until his departure.

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LA 500: Thomas Barrack Jr.

Money Players

Thomas J. Barrack Jr. is executive chairman of Colony NorthStar Inc., which was formed with the 2016 merger of his private equity firm Colony Capital with Northstar Asset Management and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.

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LA 500: William Barnum

Money Players

William Barnum joined Brentwood Associates, a private investment firm, in 1984.

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LA 500: Mark Attanasio

Money Players

Mark Attanasio is a co-founder and managing partner of Crescent Capital, an alternative credit financier specializing in debt securities.

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DoubleTree Near LAX Sold for $54.1 million

The 216-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel LAX in El Segundo was recently sold for almost $54.1 million, or $110,500 per room, according to CoStar data.

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LA 500: Bita Ardalan

Money Players

Bita Ardalan is managing director and head of the Commercial Banking Group at Union Bank.

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LA 500: Raul A. Anaya

Money Players

Raul Anaya is the Greater Los Angeles president for Bank of America, working with 10,000 local employees, setting strategy for the region, and leading the Bank’s $6 million philanthropic effort that includes 50,000 hours of local employee volunteerism.

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LA 500: Jeremy Zimmer

Media & Entertainment

Jeremy Zimmer is a founding partner, chief executive, and managing director of UTA, as well as a key architect of its growth into one of the industry’s leading entertainment firms.

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LA 500: Paul Yanover

Media & Entertainment

Paul Yanover is president of Fandango, the nation’s leading digital destination for all things movies, serving more than 60 million online and mobile visitors per month, according to comScore.

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LA 500: Oprah Winfrey

Media & Entertainment

Oprah Winfrey is chairman and chief executive of the OWN cable network, and founder of O: The Oprah Magazine and Harpo Films.

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LA 500: Patrick Whitesell

Media & Entertainment

Patrick Whitesell is co-chief executive of WME | IMG.

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LA 500: Hayma Washington

Media & Entertainment

Hayma Washington is one of the entertainment industry’s most prolific and accomplished executives.

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LA 500: Jon F. Vein

Media & Entertainment

Jon F. Vein co-founded and served as chief executive of MarketShare, a big data marketing analytics and software company acquired in December 2015 by Neustar.

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LA 500: Kevin Tsujihara

Media & Entertainment

Kevin Tsujihara became chairman and chief executive of Warner Bros. in March 2013.

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LA 500: George Strompolos

Media & Entertainment

Prior to founding Fullscreen, George Strompolos served as strategic partnerships manager at YouTube and was responsible for establishing distribution channels with new-media companies and content producers.

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LA 500: Gary Stewart

Media & Entertainment

Gary Stewart’s lifelong passion for music led him to be a force in the entertainment industry for more than 35 years.

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LA 500: Steven Spielberg

Media & Entertainment

Steven Spielberg, one of the industry’s most successful and influential filmmakers, is chairman of Amblin Partners, formed in 2015.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 14: L.A.’s MarketCast Acquires Fizziology

L.A.’s MarketCast acquires Fizziology, SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket with heavy load of scientific experiments, Snapchat debuts Crowd Surf, a video-stitching feature.

LA 500: Stacey Snider

Media & Entertainment

Stacey Snider became 21st Century Fox’s chairwoman and chief executive in June 2016.

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LA 500: Shane Smith

Media & Entertainment

Shane Smith is founder and chief executive of Vice Media, a global digital media and broadcasting company.

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Meal Kit Service Chef’d Raises $25 Million from Smithfield Foods Inc.

El Segundo-based meal kit delivery service Chef’d has raised $25 million from Smithfield, Va., pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc., the investor announced Monday.

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LA 500: Jeff Skoll

Media & Entertainment

Jeff Skoll is an entrepreneur devoted to creating a sustainable world of peace and prosperity.

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LA 500: Chris Silbermann

Media & Entertainment

Chris Silbermann is managing partner of ICM Partners, a global talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of TV, motion pictures, publishing, broadcasting, music, theater, corporate marketing, and new media.

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LA 500: Jeff Shell

Media & Entertainment

Jeff Shell was named chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group in September 2013.

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LA 500: Ryan Seacrest

Media & Entertainment

Ryan Seacrest took the reins as Kelly Ripa’s co-host on “Live With Kelly and Ryan” in 2017, adding to his hosting duties for “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” a nationally syndicated morning drive-time show for iHeartMedia and the syndicated “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” “American Top 40 With Ryan Seacrest,” and the weekday vignette “Direct From Hollywood.” He hosted “American Idol” on Fox television, and is host and executive producer of ABC’s annual “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest.”

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LA 500: Ted Sarandos

Media & Entertainment

Ted Sarandos has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000.

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LA 500: Ed Ruscha

Media & Entertainment

Ed Ruscha is a pop artist whose work includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, artist’s books, and films, and is in the collections of major national and international museums.

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LA 500: Shonda Rhimes

Media & Entertainment

Shonda Rhimes is the first African-American woman to create and executive produce a top 10 network series.

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LA 500: Sumner M. Redstone

Media & Entertainment

Sumner M. Redstone served as executive chairman of CBS and Viacom until February 2016.

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LA 500: Sean Rad

Media & Entertainment

Sean Rad is founder and chairman of Tinder, a global platform that has garnered more than 25 million users, having stepped down as chief executive in 2016.

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LA 500: Roy Price

Media & Entertainment

Roy Price oversees all development and production of original film and television properties at Amazon Studios.

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LA 500: Richard Plepler

Media & Entertainment

Richard Plepler, named to his post in 2013, is responsible for the overall management of HBO and Cinemax, with a combined 134 million subscribers worldwide.

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LA 500: Chet Pipkin

Media & Entertainment

Chet Pipkin launched Belkin International in 1983 out of his parent’s garage in Southern California.

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LA 500: Joe Phelps

Media & Entertainment

Joe Phelps is an innovator of integrated marketing communications.

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LA 500: Jay Penske

Media & Entertainment

Jay Penske is chairman and chief executive of Penske Media, owner of Hollywood trade magazine Variety and one of the largest digital media companies in the world.

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LA 500: Norm Pattiz

Media & Entertainment

Norm Pattiz is founder and executive chairman of PodcastOne.

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LA 500: William J. O’Neil

Media & Entertainment

William O’Neil began his career with a fascination for the securities market.

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LA 500: David Nevins

Media & Entertainment

David Nevins has oversight of all aspects of Showtime Networks and its channels.

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LA 500: Sam Nazarian

Media & Entertainment

Sam Nazarian’s SBE Entertainment Group manages hotels, restaurants, and nightclubs.

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LA 500: Bobby Murphy

Media & Entertainment

Bobby Murphy co-founded the global social media platform Snapchat and its parent company, Snap Inc.

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LA 500: Lachlan K. Murdoch

Media & Entertainment

Lachlan Murdoch is co-chairman of News Corp.

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LA 500: James Murdoch

Media & Entertainment

James Murdoch leads 21st Century Fox, which holds a portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay-TV, and satellite assets.

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LA 500: Leslie Moonves

Media & Entertainment

Leslie Moonves oversees all operations of CBS Corp, including the CBS Television Network, the CW network, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Films, CBS Interactive, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, and CBS EcoMedia.

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L.A.’s MarketCast Acquires Fizziology

Mid-Wilshire data analytics and marketing research services provider MarketCast has acquired data analytics company Fizziology, headquartered in Indianapolis. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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LA 500: Jarl Mohn

Media & Entertainment

Jarl Mohn oversees a strategy to continue NPR’s mission to create a more informed public by working in partnership with member stations across the country.

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LA 500: Janice Min

Media & Entertainment

Janice Min is a media strategist at Eldridge Industries, the holding company for The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Dick Clark Productions, and A24.

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LA 500: Ron Meyer

Media & Entertainment

Ron Meyer provides strategic guidance and counsel on all aspects of NBCUniversal’s business, including its portfolio of film and TV assets as well as its global theme park businesses.

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LA 500: Marc Merrill

Media & Entertainment

Marc Merrill helped establish Riot Games in 2006 with the goal of bringing gamer’s games to players all around the globe.

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LA 500: Damian Mazzotta

Media & Entertainment

Damian Mazzotta is the executive vice president of business development for ImpreMedia, a Hispanic news and information company.

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LA 500: Davan Maharaj

Media & Entertainment

Davan Maharaj oversees the largest daily news-gathering organization in the West. 

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LA 500: Michael Lynton

Media & Entertainment

Michael Lynton is chairman of technology and social media company Snap Inc.

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LA 500: Richard Lovett

Media & Entertainment

Richard Lovett is president of Creative Artists Agency, responsible for directing the agency’s overall business, including forging areas that create more opportunities and resources for clients and the company.

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LA 500: Bryan Lourd

Media & Entertainment

Bryan Lourd is a partner and co-chairman of Creative Artists Agency.

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LA 500: David Linde

Media & Entertainment

David Linde is chief executive of Participant Media, a global media company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll.

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LA 500: Kevin LeGrett

Media & Entertainment

Kevin LeGrett is a media executive with more than two decades of experience in the media industry.

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LA 500: Isaac Larian

Media & Entertainment

Isaac Larian is chief executive of MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment products company headquartered in Southern California that manufactures proprietary and licensed products including toys and games, dolls, consumer electronics, home décor, stationery, and sporting goods.

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LA 500: Robert Kotick

Media & Entertainment

Over the course of a quarter-century under Bobby Kotick’s leadership, Activision Blizzard has grown to become the world’s most successful standalone interactive entertainment company.

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LA 500: Jimmy Kimmel

Media & Entertainment

Jimmy Kimmel has hosted his live late-night talk show on ABC for 14 seasons.

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LA 500: Kathleen Kennedy

Media & Entertainment

Eight-time Academy Award-nominated Kathleen Kennedy joined Lucasfilm in 2012.

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LA 500: Jeffrey Katzenberg

Media & Entertainment

Jeffrey Katzenberg launched WndrCo after Comcast Corp. acquired DreamWorks Animation in 2016 in a $3.8 billion deal.

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LA 500: James Iovine

Media & Entertainment

Veteran music mogul Jimmy Iovine is one of the music industry’s most prominent players.

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LA 500: Kevin Huvane

Media & Entertainment

Kevin Huvane is a partner and managing director of entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency.

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LA 500: Arianna Huffington

Media & Entertainment

Arianna Huffington is an entrepreneur, columnist, and author.

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LA 500: Alan F. Horn

Media & Entertainment

As chairman of Walt Disney Studios, Alan Horn oversees worldwide production, distribution, and marketing for live-action and animated films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm, as well as marketing and distribution for DreamWorks Studios films released under the Touchstone Pictures banner.

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LA 500: Mike Hopkins

Media & Entertainment

Mike Hopkins is a media veteran who brings more than two decades of video experience to Hulu, one of the leading premium streaming destinations in the U.S.

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LA 500: Ron Hasse

Media & Entertainment

Ron Hasse was named president of Southern California News Group in March 2016.

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LA 500: Sarah Harden

Media & Entertainment

Sarah Harden is president of Otter Media, a joint venture between the Chernin Group and AT&T that manages, invests in, and operates businesses in the media, entertainment, and consumer internet industries.

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LA 500: Bill Hagelstein

Media & Entertainment

As chief executive and president of RPA, Bill Hagelstein oversees one of the largest independent ad agencies in the country.

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LA 500: Brian Grazer

Media & Entertainment

Oscar- and Emmy Award-winning producer and New York Times bestselling author Brian Grazer has been making movies and television programs for more than 30 years.

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LA 500: Lucian Grainge

Media & Entertainment

Lucian Grainge has championed the development of innovative business models and partnerships with a wide range of technology and media partners around the world. 

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LA 500: Sam Gores

Media & Entertainment

Sam Gores is one of Hollywood’s most prominent agents.

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German Grocer Aldi Partners with Instacart to Offer Delivery in Los Angeles

German discount grocer Aldi Inc. announced Monday that it plans to debut a grocery delivery service through Instacart in Los Angeles, Dallas and Atlanta later this month. Aldi, which mainly sells products with its own label, has almost 1,700 stores in 35 states, according to a press release. About 15 of its stores are in L.A. County.

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LA 500: Jim Gianopulos

Media & Entertainment

Veteran executive Jim Gianopulos became chief executive of Paramount in March 2017.

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LA 500: Kim Getty

Media & Entertainment

Kim Getty joined Deutsch Los Angeles in 2003 and has been instrumental in growing the agency from about 270 to more than 600 staffers – recently becoming the largest agency on the West Coast.

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LA 500: Rob Friedman

Media & Entertainment

Rob Friedman stepped down as co-chairman of Lions Gate’s motion picture group in late 2016 to become a special adviser to Chief Executive Jon Feltheimer.

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LA 500: Renee White Fraser

Media & Entertainment

Renee Fraser believes in the power of communication.

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LA 500: Jon Feltheimer

Media & Entertainment

During his more than three-decade entertainment industry career, Jon Feltheimer has held leadership positions at Lions Gate, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and New World Entertainment.

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LA 500: Ariel Emanuel

Media & Entertainment

Ari Emanuel is co-chief executive of WME | IMG.

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LA 500: Rick Eiserman

Media & Entertainment

Rick Eiserman holds a dual role as chief executive of Engine North America and Trailer Park.

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LA 500: Dr. Dre

Media & Entertainment

Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young, at one time co-owned hip-hop music label Death Row Records, then later started Aftermath Entertainment, producing top artists such as Snoop Dogg and Eminem.

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LA 500: Chris DeWolfe

Media & Entertainment

Chris DeWolfe is chief executive of Jam City, a mobile-game studio formerly known as SGN, which was founded in 2010.

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LA 500: Ellen DeGeneres

Media & Entertainment

Ellen DeGeneres is an actress, comedian, and entertainment pioneer, who branched out from stand-up comedy to her work today on television, in film, and in the literary world.

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LA 500: Justin Dearborn

Media & Entertainment

Justin Dearborn was appointed chief executive of tronc, owner of the Los Angeles Times, in February 2016.

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LA 500: Elizabeth M. Daley

Media & Entertainment

Elizabeth M. Daley was appointed dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts in May 1991.

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LA 500: Ted Chervin

Media & Entertainment

Ted Chervin is a founding partner and board member at ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, TV, publishing, music, theater, branded entertainment, and digital media.

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LA 500: Peter Chernin

Media & Entertainment

The Chernin Group is a privately held independent media holding company founded by Peter Chernin.

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LA 500: Troy Carter

Media & Entertainment

As a digital and social entrepreneur, Troy Carter has influenced the careers of numerous recording artists, including Lady Gaga.

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LA 500: Stephen B. Burke

Media & Entertainment

Stephen B. Burke oversees NBCUniversal’s portfolio of news, sports, and entertainment networks; a motion picture company; significant TV production operations; a TV stations group; and theme parks.

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LA 500: Karen Brodkin

Media & Entertainment

Karen Brodkin is executive vice president, content strategy and partnerships at WME | IMG, overseeing business affairs across IMG’s events, media, college, golf, tennis, performance, IMG Academy, clients, consulting, licensing, and joint-venture business areas.

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LA 500: John Boiler

Media & Entertainment

John Boiler sets the vision at 72andSunny, the full-service ad company he founded.

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LA 500: Todd Boehly

Media & Entertainment

Todd L. Boehly is chairman and chief executive of Eldridge Industries, a private holding company that manages its capital across a diverse portfolio of businesses across several industries.

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LA 500: Alan Bergman

Media & Entertainment

As president of Walt Disney Studios, Alan Bergman is responsible for the distribution of the studios’ motion pictures across theatrical, home entertainment, pay-TV, digital, and other windows.

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LA 500: Brandon Beck

Media & Entertainment

Brandon Beck, a USC graduate, helped establish Riot Games in 2006 with the goal of bringing gamer’s games to players all around the globe.

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LA 500: J.J. Abrams

Media & Entertainment

J.J. Abrams is founder and chief executive of film and TV production company Bad Robot Productions, which he runs with Bryan Burk.

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LA 500: Tyra Banks

Media & Entertainment

Tyra Banks has been successful in the fields of modeling, producing, hosting, and acting.

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LA 500: David Angelo

Media & Entertainment

David Angelo founded the independent creative agency David&Goliath in 1999.

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LA 500: Hemi (Nehemia) Zucker

Industry Leaders

Hemi Zucker is chief executive of J2 Global and is responsible for all of the internet service and media company’s operations and internal matters.

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LA 500: Richard R. Yuse

Industry Leaders

Richard Yuse is president of Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems and a Raytheon Co. vice president.

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LA 500: George Whitesides

Industry Leaders

George Thomas Whitesides is responsible for guiding all aspects of building what is planned to be the world’s first commercial space line, including Virgin Galactic’s spaceflight program and its launch capability for small satellites.

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LA 500: Phillip A. Washington

Industry Leaders

Phillip A. Washington oversees an agency that transports 1.4 million passengers on an average weekday, riding on a fleet of 2,000 clean-air buses and six rail lines.

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LA 500: Thomas E. Vice

Industry Leaders

Thomas E. Vice is corporate vice president of Northrop Grumman Corp.

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LA 500: Steven Udvar-Hazy

Industry Leaders

Steven Udvar-Hazy is credited with creating the airplane leasing industry.

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LA 500: John Tu

Industry Leaders

Kingston Technology has grown to be the world’s largest independent manufacturer of computer memory products.

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LA 500: Mike Sullivan

Industry Leaders

Mike Sullivan is president and owner of the LACarGuy family of dealerships, a group of dealerships and a state-of-the art body shop.

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Friday, August 11

LA 500: Ronald D. Sugar

Industry Leaders

Ronald Sugar has stayed active in business since retiring in 2010 as chairman and chief executive of global security and defense company Northrop Grumman Corp.

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LA 500: Joachim Splichal

Industry Leaders

Patina Restaurant Group chef and founder Joachim Splichal was born and raised in a small village in Germany.

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LA 500: Evan Spiegel

Industry Leaders

Evan Spiegel co-founded the popular Snapchat video and image mobile app in 2011 and led its parent company, Snap, to an IPO in early 2017.

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LA 500: Erroll Southers

Industry Leaders

Erroll G. Southers, a former FBI Special Agent, is professor of the practice of governance and director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies in the Safe Communities Institute of the Sol Price School of Public Policy at USC.

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LA 500: Nancy Silverton

Industry Leaders

Nancy Silverton founded the world-renowned La Brea Bakery as well as Campanile Restaurant, a Los Angeles institution.

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LA 500: Gwynn Shotwell

Industry Leaders

Gwynne Shotwell is president and chief operating officer of SpaceX, a corporation founded in 2000 that designs, manufactures, and launches advanced spacecraft and rockets for government and commercial customers.

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LA 500: Sunny Sassoon

Industry Leaders

Sunny Sassoon is executive chairman of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, founded in 1963 in Brentwood.

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LA 500: Victoria Rusnak

Industry Leaders

Victoria Rusnak took over as chief executive and president of Rusnak Auto Group in 2013, which was founded by father, Paul, more than 50 years ago.

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LA 500: Steven F. Roth

Industry Leaders

Steven F. Roth manages World Oil’s extensive real estate assets throughout California, including marine terminals and large infill development sites.

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LA 500: Rick Rosenfield

Industry Leaders

Rick Rosenfield is co-founder of Flax & Rosenfield Capital Partners.

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LA 500: Stewart Resnick

Industry Leaders

Stewart founded the Wonderful Co., which includes both global agricultural operations and well-known consumer-facing brands, with his wife, Lynda.

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LA 500: Lynda Resnick

Industry Leaders

Lynda Resnick is vice chair and co-owner, along with her husband, Stewart, of Wonderful Co.

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LA 500: Wolfgang Puck

Industry Leaders

Wolfgang Puck built a culinary empire that encompasses three separate entities: Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, Wolfgang Puck Catering, and Wolfgang Puck Worldwide Inc.

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LA 500: Jason Lawrence Nazar

Industry Leaders

Jason is an active tech entrepreneur, investor, writer, and chief executive of Comparably, the online platform to understand workplace compensation and culture.

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LA 500: Blake Mycoskie

Industry Leaders

As founder and “chief shoe giver” of Toms Shoes, entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie has played a profound role in the company’s giving of 60 million pairs of shoes to children since 2006.

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LA 500: David Murdock

Industry Leaders

David H. Murdock is chairman of Dole Food Co. Inc., the world’s largest producer and marketer of fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and fresh-cut flowers.

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LA 500: Sean Moriarty

Industry Leaders

Sean Moriarty serves as Leaf Group’s chief executive and a member of its board.

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LA 500: Adam Miller

Industry Leaders

Adam Miller is founder and chief executive of personnel management software firm Cornerstone OnDemand.

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LA 500: Toshiaki Mikoshiba

Industry Leaders

Toshiaki Mikoshiba is the president and chief executive of American Honda Motor Co., president and chief executive of Honda North America Inc., and a senior managing officer and chief operating officer of North American Regional Operations for Honda Motor Co.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 11: Snap Confirms Acquisition of Zeny for $213 Million

Snap confirms acquisition of Zeny for $213 million, Google's diversity controversy mocked in street art near its Venice office and Third Point sells all Snap shares.

LA 500: Ilse Metchek

Industry Leaders

Ilse Metchek, president of the California Fashion Association, created the organization in 1994 with assistance from the major financial and manufacturing participants of the region’s apparel industry.

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LA 500: Nobu Matsuhisa

Industry Leaders

Nobuyuki Matsuhisa – known to the world simply as “Nobu” – is the chef proprietor of Nobu and Matsuhisa restaurants, located across five continents.

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LA 500: Lee Maen

Industry Leaders

In 1996, Lee Maen and three business partners developed the first Sushi Roku on Third Street in Los Angeles, which now has additional concepts including BOA Steakhouse and Katana.

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LA 500: Brian Lee

Industry Leaders

Entrepreneur Brian Lee has had his hands in a multitude of successful endeavors.

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LA 500: Clay Lacy

Industry Leaders

Clay Lacy founded his eponymous company Clay Lacy Aviation in the 1960s as the first jet charter and executive jet management company on the West Coast, now distinguished as one of the most experienced operator of private jets in the world.

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LA 500: Stefan Kozak

Industry Leaders

Stefan Kozak has been the chief executive of Red Bull North America Inc. since July 2010.

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LA 500: Peter Kim

Industry Leaders

With an ever-growing collection of tattoos with a penchant for surfing, MMA training, and yoga, Peter Kim’s tenacious spirit and unorthodox style of leadership have made for both a successful entrepreneur and a dedicated philanthropist.

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LA 500: Nick Jones

Industry Leaders

Nick Jones is founder of Soho House & Co.

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Cargo Volumes Hit Records at Long Beach, Los Angeles Ports

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which together make up the nation’s largest port complex, set new records in cargo movement last month.

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LA 500: Michael Jones

Industry Leaders

A longtime entrepreneur and adviser, Michael Jones has spent his career growing businesses ranging from early stage startups to private equity-backed assets to public media companies.

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LA 500: Michael O. Johnson

Industry Leaders

Michael O. Johnson is executive chairman of Herbalife, having previously served as chief executive.

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LA 500: Alan Jackson

Industry Leaders

Alan Jackson founded Lemonade, a group of fast-casual restaurants throughout California, in 2008.

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LA 500: Steven J. Isakowitz

Industry Leaders

A recognized leader across the government, private, space, and technology sectors, Steven J. Isakowitz is president and chief executive officer of Aerospace Corp., a leading architect for the nation’s national security and civil space programs with annual revenue of $951 million.

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LA 500: Enrique “Rick” Hernandez Jr.

Industry Leaders

Enrique Hernandez Jr. is chief executive and president of Inter-Con Security Systems, one of the world’s largest security providers.

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LA 500: Bill Gross

Industry Leaders

Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 to create and build successful businesses that capitalize on innovations in areas with significant growth opportunities, including the internet.

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LA 500: Jerry Greenberg

Industry Leaders

Jerry Greenberg and sushi chef Kazunori Nozawa became friends in the late 1990s when Greenberg began eating at the bar at Sushi Nozawa as often as he could.

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LA 500: Margaret “Margo” Georgiadis

Industry Leaders

Margaret Georgiadis took the helm as Mattel’s chief executive in early 2017.

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LA 500: Frank O. Gehry

Industry Leaders

Canadian-born architect Frank O. Gehry grew up in Los Angeles and studied architecture at USC, then city planning at Harvard University.

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LA 500: Deborah Ale Flint

Industry Leaders

Deborah Ale Flint became executive director of Los Angeles World Airports in July 2015.

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LA 500: Larry S. Flax

Industry Leaders

Larry S. Flax is co-founder of California Pizza Kitchen, established in 1985.

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LA 500: Ahmed Enany

Industry Leaders

Ahmed Enany runs the nonprofit Southern California Biomedical Council, a member-supported trade association that serves the biotech, medtech, in vitro diagnostic device, and digital health communities in the six counties that comprise the greater L.A. region.

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LA 500: Larry Ellison

Industry Leaders

Larry Ellison is founder and chairman of Oracle, a giant tech company that has more than 420,000 customers and deployments in more than 145 countries.

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LA 500: Gil Elbaz

Industry Leaders

Gil Elbaz is the founder and chief executive of Factual, a data company that enables developers, publishers, and advertisers to build highly relevant mobile experiences using the context of location.

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YogaWorks’ Stock Plummets in Public Debut

YogaWorks Inc.’s second attempt at an initial public offering was a go Friday, but despite an aggressive repricing, the company’s stock did a good downward dog impression.

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Movers for Week Ending August 11, 2017

Pasadena-based Green Dot Corporation was this week’s biggest mover. The issuer of prepaid MasterCard and Visa cards gained 13.13 percent to end at $44.88. Los Angeles-based Kite Pharma Inc. was also among this week’s biggest movers. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company rose 6.63 percent to end at $120.04.Valencia-based Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. was this week’s biggest loser, dropping 27.75 percent to end at $7.55.

LA 500: Mike Dubin

Industry Leaders

Like many good ideas, Dollar Shave Club was born out of frustration.

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LA 500: Eileen Drake

Industry Leaders

Eileen Drake has served as chief executive and president of Aerojet since June 2015, having previously served as chief operating officer.

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LA 500: Peter Diamandis

Industry Leaders

Dr. Peter Diamandis is founder and executive chairman of the XPrize Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions.

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LA 500: John Paul DeJoria

Industry Leaders

John Paul DeJoria, who was once homeless, is now one of America’s most acclaimed entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and pillars of the business community.

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LA 500: Carl Daikeler

Industry Leaders

In a pursuit to maintain his own health and fitness, and find a solution for the growing obesity epidemic, Daikeler co-founded Beachbody in 1998 with Jon Congdon.

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LA 500: Theodore F. Craver Jr.

Industry Leaders

Theodore F. Craver Jr. was elected chairman and chief executive of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, in August 2008.

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LA 500: Craig R. Cooning

Industry Leaders

Craig R. Cooning is president of the Network and Space Systems division at Boeing Co., the world’s largest aerospace company.

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LA 500: Roy Choi

Industry Leaders

Classically trained at the Culinary Institute of America and Le Bernardin, Roy Choi garnered his acclaim via the street food scene.

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LA 500: Yang Ho Cho

Industry Leaders

Hanjin Group is a global South Korean transportation conglomerate of more than 48 companies specializing in the aviation, maritime, and ground transportation industries.

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LA 500: Peggy Cherng

Industry Leaders

Peggy Cherng has been a driving force in the success of Panda Restaurant Group since joining the organization in 1982.

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LA 500: Andrew Cherng

Industry Leaders

Andrew Cherng is the visionary behind Panda Restaurant Group, which his business insights have propelled to become a world leader in Asian dining experiences.

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LA 500: Dov Charney

Industry Leaders

Dov Charney is an industrialist and entrepreneur.

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LA 500: Jin Sook Chang

Industry Leaders

Jin Sook Chang is known to be one of America’s most successful immigrants.

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LA 500: Do Won “Don” Chang

Industry Leaders

After immigrating to Los Angeles from South Korea in the 1980s, Jin Sook and Do Won “Don” Chang struggled to start a successful business until they opened clothing store Fashion 21, which would become the Forever 21 chain.

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LA 500: Fred Chang

Industry Leaders

Fred Chang founded Newegg Inc., a provider of computer parts and hardware, in January 2001.

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LA 500: Michael S. Burke

Industry Leaders

Michael S. Burke is chairman and chief executive of engineering giant Aecom.

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L.A. City Council Authorizes Signing of 2028 Summer Olympic Games Contract

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday unanimously authorized the city’s Olympic bid committee to sign a contract with the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Patrick Soon-Shiong’s NantHealth to Lay Off 300 Employees, Sell Health Care Software

NantHealth Inc. announced plans Thursday to lay off about 300 of its staff and sell its provider and patient messaging platform to Allscripts in a move that it expects to save the company more than $70 million annually, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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LA 500: Paul Bricault

Industry Leaders

Paul Bricault is founder and managing director of Amplify.

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LA 500: Robert A. Bradway

Industry Leaders

Robert A. Bradway became chief executive of Amgen Inc., one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, in May 2012 and chairman in January 2013.

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LA 500: H.F. “Bert” Boeckmann II

Industry Leaders

H.F. “Bert” Boeckmann II began his career selling automobiles at Galpin Ford in 1963, while a student at USC, and later became general manager, then president and chief executive, and eventually owner.

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LA 500: Dan Bane

Industry Leaders

Dan Bane is chairman and chief executive of Trader Joe’s.

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DineEquity Inc. to Close More Than 100 Applebee’s Restaurants

Glendale-based restaurant company DineEquity Inc. has revised its expectations for its Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill concept, saying during its second-quarter earnings call Thursday that it expects between 105 and 135 locations to close this year.

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LA 500: Michael Weinstein

Health Care

Michael Weinstein is the president of AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

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LA 500: Paul Viviano

Health Care

Paul S. Viviano joined Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as president, chief executive, and board member in 2015.

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LA 500: Robert W. Stone

Health Care

Robert W. Stone sets the strategic vision for City of Hope, driving business development and maximizing potential growth for the cancer research and treatment institution that is dedicated to innovation in biomedical research and the delivery of compassionate, world-class patient care.

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LA 500: Thomas M. Priselac

Health Care

Thomas M. Priselac has been president and chief executive of the Cedars-Sinai Health System since January 1994.

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LA 500: J. Mario Molina

Health Care

Dr. J. Mario Molina was president and chief executive of Molina Healthcare, a health care insurance company founded by his father.

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LA 500: John C. Mazziotta

Health Care

Dr. John C. Mazziotta has been a member of the UCLA faculty since 1983.

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LA 500: Marcel Loh

Health Care

Marcel Loh is chief executive of Providence Saint John’s Health Center and John Wayne Cancer Institute.

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LA 500: Thomas E. Jackiewicz

Health Care

Thomas E. “Tom” Jackiewicz, senior vice president and chief executive of Keck Medicine of USC, oversees three L.A.-area hospitals: Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Hospital, and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital; more than 40 ambulatory clinics; and the USC Care physician practice.

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LA 500: Neal S. ElAttrache

Health Care

Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.

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LA 500: Roy Doumani

Health Care

In addition to serving on the board of cancer treatment research company Kite Pharma, Roy Doumani is executive director of UCLA’s Business of Science Center and a professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the university.

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LA 500: Arie Belldegrun

Health Care

Arie Belldegrun has been a leader in developing novel cancer treatments.

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LA 500: Alan H. Auerbach

Health Care

Alan H. Auerbach has served as chairman, chief executive, and president of Puma Biotechnology since its inception.

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LA 500: David Agus

Health Care

Dr. David Agus is professor of medicine and engineering at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering.

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LA 500: Ken Ziffren

Facilitators

Ken Ziffren co-founded Century City-based entertainment law firm Ziffren Brittenham in 1978.

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LA 500: Debra Wong Yang

Facilitators

A partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s L.A. office, Debra Wong Yang specializes in corporate crime and compliance.

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LA 500: Herb J. Wesson Jr.

Facilitators

Herb J. Wesson Jr. has represented Council District 10 since 2005.

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LA 500: Mary Ann Todd

Facilitators

Mary Ann Todd is a corporate partner at Munger Tolles & Olson, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate governance.

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LA 500: Cindy Starrett

Facilitators

Cindy Starrett has represented key investments in sustainable job-creating projects in Los Angeles estimated at more than $1 billion in value.

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LA 500: Lisa Specht

Facilitators

Lisa Specht has extensive experience representing a variety of national and California-based companies, and providing strategic advice and representation on significant government contract, business, transportation, land-use, and public-policy issues.

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LA 500: Gene Seroka

Facilitators

As executive director of the busiest container port in North America, Gene Seroka is responsible for managing more than a $1 billion budget, advancing major capital projects, growing cargo volumes, and promoting innovative and sustainable practices that improve Southern California’s economy and quality of life.

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LA 500: John B. Quinn

Facilitators

John B. Quinn has been named “One of the World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers” by Euromoney Institutional Investor and “One of California’s Leading Litigators” by Chambers and Partners.

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LA 500: Stacy D. Phillips

Facilitators

Certified family law specialist Stacy D. Phillips has achieved virtually every honor available to a lawyer for her work.

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LA 500: Richard M. Pachulski

Facilitators

For more than 40 years, Richard M. Pachulski has represented debtors and creditors’ committees in both out-of-court workouts and in-court proceedings.

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LA 500: Steve Olson

Facilitators

Steve Olson serves as firm-wide co-chairman of the white-collar defense and corporate investigations practice for O’Melveny.

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LA 500: Pierce O’Donnell

Facilitators

Trial attorney Pierce O’Donnell has represented clients in closely watched matters across virtually every major industry and area of litigation.

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LA 500: Robert C. O’Brien

Facilitators

Robert C. O’Brien’s practice focuses on complex litigation and domestic and international arbitration.

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LA 500: Timothy Noonan

Facilitators

Timothy Noonan is president and chief executive of Lockton Insurance Brokers, the Pacific Series of Lockton Cos.

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LA 500: Patrick Niemann

Facilitators

As managing partner for Ernst & Young’s greater L.A. practice, Patrick Niemann leads a team of almost 1,700 professionals.

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LA 500: Jerold B. Neuman

Facilitators

Considered one of California’s preeminent land-use, environmental, and government law attorneys, Jerold B. “Jerry” Neuman is a partner in Liner’s real estate, land-use, and government relations department.

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LA 500: Caroline Nahas

Facilitators

Carolina Nahas specializes in recruiting board directors and c-suite executives for a wide range of clients in a variety of industries.

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LA 500: Stuart Liner

Facilitators

Stuart Liner has been Liner’s managing partner since its formation in 1996.

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LA 500: Mel Levine

Facilitators

Mel Levine, counsel in the Century City office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, served as a member of Congress from 1983 until 1993 and as a member of the California Assembly from 1977 to 1982.

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LA 500: Stephen G. Larson

Facilitators

Stephen G. Larson is a partner in the law firm of Larson O’Brien, which he co-founded in 2016, representing government entities and businesses.

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LA 500: Maureen Kindel

Facilitators

Maureen Kindel is a founder of Kindel Gagan, a downtown lobbying and public affairs firm.

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LA 500: Jeffrey Kightlinger

Facilitators

Jeffrey Kightlinger is general manager and chief executive of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the largest municipal water provider in the nation.

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LA 500: Michelle Kerrick

Facilitators

Michelle Kerrick leads Deloitte’s Los Angeles practice, one of the largest professional services firm in the area with audit, tax, and consulting and financial advisory service professionals.

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LA 500: Lydia Kennard

Facilitators

Lydia Kennard is president and chief executive of KDG Construction Consulting.

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LA 500: Stephen J. Kaufman

Facilitators

A recognized authority in the field of campaign finance and election law, Stephen J. Kaufman founded the Kaufman Legal Group in 1996.

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LA 500: Mark Hutchins

Facilitators

Mark Hutchins is a member of KPMG’s internal audit, risk, and compliance services practice.

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LA 500: Sachi A. Hamai

Facilitators

Sachi A. Hamai is the Los Angeles County chief executive, a role she assumed in 2015.

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LA 500: Marshall Grossman

Facilitators

Marshall Grossman has extensive top-level experience in high-stakes litigation, particularly in media and entertainment disputes, counting a number of household names among his roster of clients.

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Will Lawyers Favor Judge Database?

Gavelytics hopes to make case with courtroom information on L.A. Superior Court jurists.

Gavelytics hopes to court lawyers with its database on Los Angeles Superior Court judges.

3-D Printing Venture Sets Concrete Plans

Contour Crafting’s 3-D printers may help form a new future for home building.

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Vet Private Equity Investor Takes Shot at Pro Sports

Co-owners talk about how they are getting their kicks in pro soccer.

Soccer Stories

Some of LAFC’s co-owners share their experiences with the sport.

Co-owners talk about how they are getting their kicks in pro soccer.

Promotion Has New Look

LAFC uses virtual reality to share its vision of the team with potential sponsors and players.

Calendar

Calendar of Events

Conventions

Upcoming Conventions

Pitching a Rivalry?

A second pro soccer team in L.A. may mean the kicking off of a new sports rivalry.

CEQA Lawsuit Should Not Stop Progress at LAX

A CEQA lawsuit should not ground the changes planned for LAX, write Rusty Hicks, Ron Miller, Gary Toebben and Stuart Waldman.

Arts District’s Growth Prospects May Lead South

Industrial properties below Seventh Street appear ripe for conversion, exec says.

Ask Cushman & Wakefield’s Arts District specialist Jae Yoo where the boundaries of the neighborhood are going to expand and he’ll point south of Seventh Street.

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Hotels Stay Hot With 2017 Deals

Hotel acquisitions continue on pace in 2017 without reservations.

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Corporate Giving Dips Among Top 25 Firms

PHILANTHROPY: No. 1 spot in Los Angeles County remains with Wells Fargo.

Corporate donations in Los Angeles County slid last year among the top 25 firms.

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Buoyed Business

Settlement over Ojai water system boosts American States’ earnings.

Forced sale of water system pumped up second-quarter earnings for American States.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Firm Follows Spa Heat

Burke Williams among trio pulling in financing from St. Cloud Capital fund.

St. Cloud Capital has closed growth-financing deals with three Southern California companies, including Culver City-based spa chain Burke Williams.

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Aquatic Farm Flexes Mussels Offshore

FOOD: Catalina Sea Ranch takes crack at shellfish sales.

Catalina Sea Ranch looks to plumb the depths of consumer demand for shellfish.

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Natural Food Chain Pursues Organic Growth Plan

Erewhon will add outpost in Santa Monica; relocate HQ, kitchen to downtown L.A.

Natural food store Erewhon is picking up the pace with its expansion across Los Angeles County.

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Big Score for Park

Special Report: Business of Sports

LAFC’s stadium will join a growing field of attractions at Exposition Park.

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Next Stage in Production

Q&A: Chief of FilmL.A. touts California tax credits.

FilmL.A. President Paul Audley talks the role state tax credits play in attracting productions.

Page 3: Credit Where Due

Credit Stan Kroenke and his Los Angeles Rams organization for the wonder that’s unfolding at the LA Stadium & Entertainment District in Inglewood – and the high-tech, high-falutin’ Premiere Center that opened last week in Playa Vista as a sales center for would-be sponsors, suite owners and season-ticket customers.

Merger Deals Link Local Brokerages

Pacific Union to unite Partners Trust, John Aaroe Group in powerful L.A. County entity.

Gavelytics hopes to court lawyers with its database on Los Angeles Superior Court judges.

Hong Kong Flights Wing Way to LAX

Island airline will begin route in December, ramping up to daily commutes in January.

Hong Kong Airlines wings way to LAX, with an island-L.A. route taking off in December.

New CEO for DineEquity

Glendale restaurant group DineEquity Inc. serves up new CEO

Rams Owner Scores E-Sports Team

Rams owner Stan Kroenke takes shot at e-sports with acquisition of Overwatch League squad.

Clothing Maker Plans Almost 500 Job Cuts

Bankrupt clothing company BCBG Max Azria Group to cut 492 jobs at its Vernon HQ.

Education Firm Forges Online Deal

Barnes & Noble Education picks up online tool sets with acquisition of Student Brands.

Wider Net

LAFC’s large, diverse ownership draws on range of experience here to score fans, pull in sponsors.

New franchise’s game plan draws on a diverse ownership roster.

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Thursday, August 10

Development Victory in Malibu After Supreme Court Declines Appeal Hearing

The state Supreme Court has decided not to take up an appeal of a lower court ruling that Malibu can’t limit chain stores or force major development projects to be put to a vote of the people.

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LA 500: Jeff Greenberg

Facilitators

Jeff Greenberg is a former member of Latham & Watkins’ executive committee and was formerly vice chairman of the U.S. Finance Department.

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LA 500: Patricia L. Glaser

Facilitators

Patricia Glaser is head of Glaser Weil’s litigation department.

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LA 500: Tom Girardi

Facilitators

With nearly 50 years of experience representing victims, Thomas V. Girardi has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, handling claims involving wrongful death, commercial litigation, products liability, bad faith insurance, and toxic torts.

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LA 500: David Raymond Garcia

Facilitators

David Garcia is a litigator with a broad background in complex civil litigation for major U.S. companies, including extensive class-action and multidistrict litigation experience.

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Long Beach Airport Passenger Traffic Surged in First Half of 2017

Long Beach Airport passenger traffic surged 25 percent in June and 47 percent for the first half of the year, airport officials announced Thursday.

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LA 500: Harvey Englander

Facilitators

Harvey Englander is founding partner of Englander Knabe & Allen, the largest public affairs and lobbying firm in Southern California.

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LA 500: Carl Dickerson

Facilitators

Carl Dickerson is the chairman and founder of Dickerson Insurance Services, which he started in 1965.

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LA 500: Jeff Dailey

Facilitators

Jeff Dailey’s career in the insurance industry spans more than three decades; he started as a claims adjuster and swiftly moved up the ranks.

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LA 500: Brian Cullinan

Facilitators

Brian Cullinan serves as PwC’s U.S. board chairman and is a member of PwC’s global board.

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LA 500: Rick Cole

Facilitators

Rick Cole has 30 years of experience in public policy and administration.

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LA 500: Noel Cohen

Facilitators

Noel Cohen is managing partner of the L.A. office of national law firm Polsinelli.

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LA 500: Morgan Chu

Facilitators

Morgan Chu is a partner of Irell & Manella.

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LA 500: Brad D. Brian

Facilitators

Brad Brian is a national trial lawyer and co-managing partner of Munger Tolles & Olson.

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LA 500: Lawrence Braun

Facilitators

Lawrence “Larry” Braun is the former co-leader of Sheppard Mullin’s corporate practice group.

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LA 500: John Branca

Facilitators

As one of the preeminent entertainment and corporate lawyers in the United States, John Branca is a partner in the largest entertainment law firm in the world and head of its Music Department.

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LA 500: Theodore J. Boutrous Jr.

Facilitators

Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., a partner in the L.A. office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, is global co-chairman of the firm’s litigation group.

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DineEquity Inc. Hires New Chief Executive as Sales Decline Continues

News of continued sales declines at DineEquity Inc.’s restaurants was sweetened with the company’s announcement of a new chief executive and a third-quarter stock dividend during its second-quarter earnings call Thursday.

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LA 500: John Bendheim

Facilitators

Bendheim Enterprises Inc. is a real estate investment holding company with operations in California and Nevada.

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LA 500: Jim Beaubien

Facilitators

Jim Beaubien is a partner in the Century City office of Latham & Watkins, the firm at which he has practiced since 1991.

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LA 500: John Barrett

Facilitators

John Barrett is resident managing director overseeing the L.A., Irvine, and San Diego offices of Aon Corp.

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LA 500: Gloria Allred

Facilitators

Gloria Allred is a founding partner of Allred Maroko & Goldberg.

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LA 500: Bill Allen

Facilitators

Bill Allen leads the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. and its subsidiary, the World Trade Center Association Los Angeles.

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LA 500: Yannis C. Yortsos

Education

Yannis C. Yortsos is dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC, the Chester F. Dolley Professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, and holder of the Zohrab A. Kaprielian Dean’s Chair in engineering.

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LA 500: Ernest J. Wilson III

Education

Ernest J. Wilson III’s experience at the intersection of communication and public policy spans the private and public sectors.

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LA 500: Thomas Sayles

Education

Thomas Sayles has been vice president for USC’s university relations since July 2011.

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LA 500: Thomas F. Rosenbaum

Education

Thomas F. Rosenbaum is the ninth president of the California Institute of Technology and a professor of physics.

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LA 500: Judy D. Olian

Education

Judy D. Olian leads a school that annually provides management education to almost 2,000 students in MBA, master’s, and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professionals through executive education programs.

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LA 500: Timothy Law Snyder

Education

Timothy Law Snyder became the 16th president of Loyola Marymount University in June 2015.

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LA 500: Steven D. Lavine

Education

Steven D. Lavine served as president of CalArts from 1988 until his retirement after the graduation of the Class of 2017.

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LA 500: Fernando J. Guerra

Education

Fernando J. Guerra has been on the faculty at Loyola Marymount since 1984.

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LA 500: James Ellis

Education

James Ellis was appointed dean of the Marshall School of Business in 2007.

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LA 500: Gene D. Block

Education

As UCLA’s chancellor, Gene Block oversees all aspects of the campus’ three-part mission of education, research, and service.

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LA 500: Andrew Benton

Education

Andrew K. Benton has served in higher education for more than 40 years.

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LA 500: Richard Ziman

Civic Leaders

Richard Ziman’s industrial real estate career includes more than 40 years of industrial real estate investment experience overseeing his personal, family, and foundation-related investments in Southern California.

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LA 500: Zev Yaroslavsky

Civic Leaders

During a career in public life spanning nearly four decades, Zev Yaroslavsky has been at the forefront of Los Angeles County’s biggest issues.

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LA 500: Ernest Wooden Jr.

Civic Leaders

Ernest “Ernie” Wooden Jr. has spent his entire career in the hospitality industry, including more than a decade in senior leadership positions in both global brand management and operations with Hilton Hotels Corp.

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LA 500: David Wolpe

Civic Leaders

Named the most influential rabbi in America by Newsweek and one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world by the Jerusalem Post, David Wolpe is the rabbi of Sinai Temple in Westwood.

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LA 500: Pete Wilson

Civic Leaders

Pete Wilson served as California governor from 1991 to 1999.

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LA 500: Stuart Waldman

Civic Leaders

Stuart Waldman is president of VICA, the largest and most effective business advocacy organization in Southern California.

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LA 500: Antonio Villaraigosa

Civic Leaders

Antonio Villaraigosa, the 41st mayor of Los Angeles, is currently a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor of California.

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LA 500: Roxana Tynan

Civic Leaders

Roxana Tynan started her career as an organizer for Unite-Here in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

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LA 500: Jihad Turk

Civic Leaders

For the past 15 years, Jihad Turk has dedicated himself to improving relations between the Muslim and Christian communities of Southern California.

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LA 500: Gary Toebben

Civic Leaders

Gary Toebben has been president and chief executive of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce since 2006.

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LA 500: Steve Tisch

Civic Leaders

In addition to serving on the LACMA board, Steve Tisch is chairman and executive vice president of the New York Giants.

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LA 500: Hilda L. Solis

Civic Leaders

Hilda L. Solis was sworn in as supervisor for the First District of Los Angeles County on Dec. 1, 2014.

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LA 500: Steve Soboroff

Civic Leaders

Real estate developer Steve Soboroff serves as vice president and is a past president of the Los Angeles Police Commission.

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LA 500: Renata Simril

Civic Leaders

Renata Simril is chief executive of the LA84 Foundation, a leader in support of youth sport programs and public education.

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LA 500: Terry Semel

Civic Leaders

Terry Semel, founder of Windsor Media, is the former chairman and chief executive of Yahoo and for 24 years was chairman co-chief executive of Warner Bros.

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LA 500: Bob Schoonover

Civic Leaders

Bob Schoonover is president of SEIU Local 721, the largest public-sector union in Southern California.

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LA 500: Miguel Santana

Civic Leaders

Miguel Santana is the president and chief executive of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, a role he took on in 2017.

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LA 500: Richard Riordan

Civic Leaders

A well-established and highly respected attorney, entrepreneur, and philanthropist before entering public service, Richard Riordan was elected mayor of Los Angeles in 1993 and re-elected by an overwhelming margin four years later, with more than 60 percent of the voters supporting his efforts to improve public safety, create quality jobs, and reform L.A.’s public schools.

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LA 500: Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

Civic Leaders

The son of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Sebastian Ridley Thomas was inspired to follow in his family’s footsteps and work for change.

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LA 500: Michael D. Rich

Civic Leaders

Michael D. Rich is president and chief executive of the Rand Corp., a nonpartisan research nonprofit that seeks to improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 10: Snap Inc.’s Slow Second-Quarter Growth Disappoints Wall Street

Snap Inc.’s slow second-quarter growth disappoints Wall Street, Los Angeles Rams Owner Stan Kroenke buys e-sports team and DUI-test maker Ocular Data Systems funded by Pasadena Angels.

LA 500: Steve Nissen

Civic Leaders

At NBCUniversal, Steve Nissen is responsible for developing and coordinating a comprehensive state and local government agenda, including anti-piracy, intellectual property protection, tax, digital, broadcast, film production, land use, and government compliance.

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LA 500: Patrick Soon-Shiong 

Visionaries

Patrick Soon-Shiong invented and developed the revolutionary drug Abraxane, which has received Food and Drug Administration approval for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, lung cancer, and advanced pancreatic cancer.

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LA 500: Haim Saban

Visionaries

Entertainment pioneer Haim Saban is chairman and chief executive of Saban Capital Group Inc.

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LA 500: Edward P. Roski Jr.

Visionaries

Edward P. Roski Jr. is president and chairman of one of the oldest and largest privately held real estate companies in the United States.

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LA 500: Kerry Morrison

Civic Leaders

Kerry Morrison is executive director of the nonprofit that manages the Hollywood Entertainment and Sunset & Vine business improvement districts.

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LA 500: Kerry Morrison

Civic Leaders

Kerry Morrison is executive director of the nonprofit that manages the Hollywood Entertainment and Sunset & Vine business improvement districts.

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LA 500: Ilyanne Morden Kichaven

Civic Leaders

Ilyanne Morden Kichaven serves as executive director of the SAG-Aftra Los Angles Local, representing more than 80,000 actors, broadcasters, dancers, singers, stunt persons, voiceover, and recording artists.

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LA 500: Mark Ridley-Thomas

Visionaries

Mark Ridley-Thomas was elected in November 2008 and re-elected in June 2012 to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

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LA 500: Cindy Miscikowski

Civic Leaders

Cindy Miscikowski has been involved in public service for more than 35 years in the city of Los Angeles.

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LA 500: C.L. Max Nikias

Visionaries

C.L. Max Nikias, president of USC, also holds faculty appointments in both electrical engineering and the classics.

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LA 500: Elon Musk

Visionaries

Elon Musk founded Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, in 2002.

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LA 500: Michael Milken

Visionaries

Michael Milken has been at the forefront of initiatives in medical research, public policy, education, public health, and access to capital for more than four decades.

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LA 500: Lowell Milken

Civic Leaders

Lowell Milken is a business leader and pioneering philanthropist in education reform.

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LA 500: Sherry Lansing

Visionaries

Sherry Lansing has been involved in the production, marketing, and distribution of more than 200 films, including Academy Award winners “Forrest Gump” (1994), “Braveheart” (1995), and “Titanic” (1997).

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LA 500: Gary K. Michelson

Civic Leaders

Dr. Gary Michelson is a distinguished board certified orthopedic spinal surgeon and a diplomat of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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LA 500: Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Visionaries

Since retiring from pro basketball more than 20 years ago, the legendary star Earvin “Magic” Johnson has morphed into a business powerhouse who has dedicated his life to leaving a positive impact in underserved urban communities.

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LA 500: Bruce Meyer

Civic Leaders

Bruce Meyer has served as the face of the Petersen Automotive Museum for much of its existence.

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LA 500: Robert A. Iger

Visionaries

Robert Iger is the steward of the world’s largest media company and some of the most respected and beloved brands around the globe.

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LA 500: Jim McDonnell

Civic Leaders

Jim McDonnell became Los Angeles County’s 32nd sheriff in 2014.

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LA 500: Peter Guber

Visionaries

Peter Guber is chairman and chief executive of Mandalay Entertainment Group. 

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LA 500: John W. Mack

Civic Leaders

Civil rights leader John W. Mack served as president of the Los Angeles Urban League from August 1969 until his retirement in 2005.

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LA 500: David Geffen

Visionaries

David Geffen has made an indelible mark in the arenas of film, theater, and, most notably, music over the course of his distinguished career.

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LA 500: Michael Eisner

Visionaries

For four decades, Michael Eisner has been a leader in the American entertainment industry.

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LA 500: Meyer Luskin

Civic Leaders

Philanthropist and businessman Meyer Luskin is chief executive of Scope Industries, a sustainable business that recycles food waste products into animal feed.

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LA 500: Rick J. Caruso

Visionaries

Rick J. Caruso is founder and chief executive of Caruso, one of the largest privately held real estate companies in the United States. 

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LA 500: Monica C. Lozano

Civic Leaders

Monica Lozano is chairwoman of US Hispanic Media Inc., parent company of ImpreMedia, a leading Hispanic news and information company.

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LA 500: Eli Broad

Visionaries

Eli Broad built two Fortune 500 companies from the ground up over a five-decade career in business.

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LA 500: Peter Lowy

Civic Leaders

Peter Lowy oversees Westfield Corp., one of the world’s leading shopping center companies with iconic retail destinations in Los Angeles, London, New York, and San Francisco among its portfolio of 34 centers.

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LA 500: Mary Leslie

Civic Leaders

Mary Leslie is president of the Los Angeles Business Council, an advocacy and educational organization dedicated to serving local businesses.

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LA 500: Norman Lear

Civic Leaders

Norman Lear began his television writing career in 1950, going on to create hit shows such as “All in the Family,” “Sanford and Son,” and “Good Times.”

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LA 500: Wallis Annenberg

Visionaries

Wallis Annenberg strives to improve the well-being of people and communities throughout the world.

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LA 500: Jessica Lall

Civic Leaders

Jessica Lall is president and chief executive of the Central City Association, where she represents the interests of more than 400 businesses, trade associations, and nonprofit organizations that employ more than 350,000 people in Los Angeles County.

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LA 500: Sheila James Kuehl

Civic Leaders

Sheila James Kuehl, representing Los Angeles County’s Third District, was elected on Nov. 4, 2014, and assumed office on Dec. 1 of the same year.

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LA 500: Kent Kresa

Civic Leaders

Kent Kresa is chairman of Mannkind Corp., where he has served on the board since 2004.

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LA 500: George David Kieffer

Civic Leaders

George Kieffer, a partner in the government and regulatory practice at Manatt, uses his legal skill and extensive knowledge of Los Angeles in particular to counsel clients on local, regional, and state regulatory matters in California.

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LA 500: Mickey Kantor

Civic Leaders

Mickey Kantor concentrates his practice on corporate and financial international transactions.

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LA 500: David Huerta

Civic Leaders

David Huerta is president of SEIU-USWW, representing more than 45,000 janitors, security officers, airport workers, and allied and entertainment workers throughout California.

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LA 500: Rusty Hicks

Civic Leaders

Rusty Hicks, executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, leads one of America’s largest labor federations, comprising 300 local unions representing more than 800,000 workers.

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LA 500: Tracy Rafter Hernandez

Civic Leaders

Tracy Hernandez was instrumental in the Los Angeles County Business Federation’s organizational founding, as well as its early warning, advocacy, and outreach efforts.

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Snap Inc.’s Slow Second-Quarter Growth Disappoints Wall Street

The price of Snap Inc. shares fell as much as 15 percent to $11.69 a share in after-hours trading on Thursday, reflecting investor disappointment in Snapchat’s parent company following a second-quarter earnings report showed slow user and revenue growth.

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LA 500: Gene Hale

Civic Leaders

Gene Hale has extensive knowledge and expertise in the construction material and supply industry, and has been called upon to lend his insight and expertise in key advisory positions and various pivotal capacities.

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Partners Trust Brokerage to Merge with Pacific Union International

Beverly Hills-based brokerage firm Partners Trust announced Thursday it is merging with San Francisco-based Pacific Union International Inc. in a deal that would bolster a new residential real estate leader in the region.

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LA 500: Janice Hahn

Civic Leaders

Janice Hahn inherited her passion for public service from her late father, Supervisor Kenneth Hahn.

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LA 500: Tamara Gustavson

Civic Leaders

Tamara Gustavson is the largest individual shareholder of Public Storage, a self-storage company founded by her father, B. Wayne Hughes, in 1972 that operates thousands of company-owned locations in the United States and Europe.

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LA 500: Vera Guerin

Civic Leaders

A member of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center board, Vera Guerin inherited her father’s stake in major California homebuilder Shapell Industries, which sold for $1.6 billion in 2013.

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LA 500: Leron Gubler

Civic Leaders

Leron Gubler has been president and chief executive of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for 25 years.

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LA 500: Randy Gordon

Civic Leaders

Randy Gordon has been president and chief executive of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce since April 1994.

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LA 500: José Horacio Gomez

Civic Leaders

José Horacio Gomez is the fifth archbishop of Los Angeles.

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LA 500: Russell Goldsmith

Civic Leaders

Russell Goldsmith is chairman and chief executive of City National Bank, which was acquired by Royal Bank of Canada in November 2015.

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LA 500: Robert Garcia

Civic Leaders

Robert Garcia is an educator and the 28th mayor of Long Beach.

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LA 500: Eric Garcetti

Civic Leaders

Eric Garcetti is the 42nd mayor of Los Angeles.

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LA 500: Ron S. Galperin

Civic Leaders

Ron Galperin was elected city controller for Los Angeles in 2013.

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LA 500: David Fleming

Civic Leaders

David Fleming, a former attorney with Latham & Watkins, is the creator and founding chair of the Los Angeles County Business Federation, or BizFed.

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LA 500: Mike Feuer

Civic Leaders

Mike Feuer has long been one of California’s leading lawyers and lawmakers.

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LA 500: John B. Emerson

Civic Leaders

John B. Emerson served as ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany until January 2017.

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LA 500: Maria Elena Durazo

Civic Leaders

Maria Elena Durazo was elected to serve as executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, in 2006.

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LA 500: Gray Davis

Civic Leaders

Joseph “Gray” Davis has more than 30 years’ experience in the public service sector.

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LA 500: Brian D'Arcy

Civic Leaders

As business manager of IBEW Local 18, Brian D’Arcy helps represent 8,000 workers in Los Angeles.

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LA 500: John C. Cushman III

Civic Leaders

Prior to becoming chairman, and subsequently co-chairman of Cushman & Wakefield Inc., John C. Cushman III was acknowledged as the top office leasing broker in the country.

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LA 500: Geoffrey Cowan

Civic Leaders

Geoffrey Cowan has made his mark as a lawyer, academic administrator, government official, best-selling author, distinguished professor, nonprofit executive, and Emmy Award-winning producer.

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LA 500: Lodwrick “Lod” Cook

Civic Leaders

Lodwrick “Lod” Cook is vice chairman emeritus of Winnick & Co. and chief executive of Cane River Development Co., a residential real estate developer.

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LA 500: Janet Clayton

Civic Leaders

Janet Clayton leads internal and external communications, corporate and brand positioning, and community relations and philanthropic programs for Edison International/Southern California Edison.

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LA 500: Alex Caputo-Pearl

Civic Leaders

Alex Caputo-Pearl is a teacher at Frida Kahlo High School and has been an elected member of the UTLA board for the last seven years, representing the union’s west area.

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LA 500: James Butts

Civic Leaders

Mayor James Butts is a 44-year veteran public servant.

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BMG Expanding into Canada

Music company BMG has announced it plans to expand its operations to Toronto, the company announced Thursday.

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LA 500: Kathleen Brown

Civic Leaders

A former California state treasurer with nearly two decades of experience as a senior bank executive, Kathleen Brown concentrates on business counseling, government, and regulatory affairs in connection with the health care, energy, real estate, and financial services industries.

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LA 500: David Bohnett

Civic Leaders

David Bohnett is a philanthropist and technology entrepreneur committed to effecting positive change through community building and social activism.

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LA 500: Austin Beutner

Civic Leaders

Austin Beutner is a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School.

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LA 500: Nicolas Berggruen

Civic Leaders

Through the Berggruen Institute, an independent, nonpartisan think tank, Nicolas Berggruen encourages the study and design of systems of good governance suited for the 21st century.

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LA 500: Charlie Beck

Civic Leaders

Charlie Beck was appointed chief of the Los Angeles Police Department in 2009.

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LA 500: Willow Bay

Civic Leaders

Willow Bay, a veteran television journalist, digital news editor, and author, became dean of the Annenberg School on July 1.

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UCLA Extension Partners with Spanish Firm to Offer Online Courses in Latin America

UCLA Extension is launching a partnership with Global Alumni, a Madrid-based educational company, aimed at extending its presence and reach in Latin America.

Los Angeles Rams Owner Stan Kroenke Buys E-sports Team

Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke and his son, Josh Kroenke, have purchased a franchise for a local e-sports team, according to Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League, a professional video gaming competition.

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Wednesday, August 9

Jakks Pacific Renews Licensing Deal for Power Rangers Costumes

Santa Monica-based toymaker Jakks Pacific Inc. announced that it had extended its licensing agreement with Century City-based Saban Brands, owner of the Power Rangers franchise.

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CBRE Acquires Canadian Investment Management Firm Caledon Capital

CBRE Group Inc. has acquired Toronto investment management firm Caledon Capital Management Inc. for an undisclosed sum, the companies said on Wednesday.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 9: Los Angeles Times Cited by Google for 'Annoying' Ads

Los Angeles Times cited by Google for "annoying" ads, Faraday Future HR vice president departs, and Aerojet Rocketdyne’s AR1 rocket research costs about $228 million.

BCBG Max Azria Group Plans 492 Layoffs as Vernon HQ Closes

Bankrupt clothing company BCBG Max Azria Group is laying off 492 employees at its corporate headquarters in Vernon as the company winds down, according to a notice filed with the state’s Employment Development Department.

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Tuesday, August 8

Daily Flight Service from LAX to Hong Kong Launching in December

Hong Kong Airlines on Tuesday announced it is launching nonstop flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport on Dec. 18.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 8: Walt Disney to Pull Content from Netflix and Launch Streaming Service

Walt Disney to pull content from Netflix and launch streaming service, TYT Network receives $20 million from investors including Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo and Hopscotch signs 40 collegiate programs for sports app.

Walt Disney Co. Reports Lower Profits, New Streaming Strategy

Walt Disney Co. missed analyst expectations on revenue for the fiscal third quarter but beat them on adjusted earnings.

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AS&F Foundation Donates $12 Million to Camp for People with Disabilities

AS&F Foundation of South Pasadena has made a $12 million donation to a Pasadena nonprofit that runs an overnight summer camp in the local mountains for people with disabilities.

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New Alternative Restaurant Dine-In App Launches in Los Angeles

Some local restaurants are trying a new alternative to delivery to bring in customers with an app that launched in Los Angeles County Tuesday.

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Faraday Future Signs Lease on Central Valley Manufacturing Facility

Torrance-based electric car maker Faraday Future has inked a deal on a 1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Central Valley, the company announced Monday.

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Sales of L.A. Small Businesses Up in Second Quarter

The number of small business sold in the greater Los Angeles area was up 32.3 percent in the second quarter from the same period last year, according to data released Monday from business broker BizBuySell.

Monday, August 7

Hopscotch Signs 40 Collegiate Programs for Sports App

Sports app developer Hopscotch of El Segundo announced on Monday that it signed up more than 40 athletic programs as customers last month.

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Glendale Hilton Hotel Sells for $73.5 Million

The 351-room Hilton Los Angeles North in Glendale sold for almost $73.5 million, or more than $209,000 per room last month, according to commercial real estate database Real Capital Analytics.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 7: Faraday Future Leases 1 Million-Square-Foot Facility in Central California

Faraday Future leases 1 million-square-foot facility in central California, Virgin Galactic carries out ‘dry run’ ahead of powered SpaceShipTwo flights and Google developing Snapchat-like content.

L.A. By the Numbers

From employment and compensation to housing units and land value, the Business Journal looks at how Los Angeles County adds up.

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South Bay Aerospace Industry Alliance Launched to Support Local Aerospace Sector

Business groups in the South Bay have launched the South Bay Aerospace Industry Alliance to support the local aerospace sector and bolster efforts to prevent the closure of Los Angeles Air Force Base.

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Minority Business Champions: IPO for Ethnic Bank

RBB Bancorp is L.A.’s newest public company.

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West Coast Dockworkers Extend Contract Until 2022

West Coast longshore workers at 29 ports along California, Oregon and Washington officially ratified a three-year contract extension with the Pacific Maritime Association on Friday.

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Friday, August 4

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 4: Barnes & Noble Acquires Student Brands for $58.5 Million

Barnes & Noble acquires Student Brands for $58.5 million, Elon Musk $5 billion richer and more.

Barnes & Noble Acquires Student Brands for $58.5 Million

Barnes & Noble Education Inc. announced on Friday that it acquired Hollywood’s Student Brands, a developer of online writing and study tools, for $58.5 million in cash.

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Movers for Week Ending August 4, 2017

El Segundo-based Internet mailing and shipping company Stamps.com was this week’s biggest mover, gaining 41.87 percent to end at $211.25. Boingo Wireless was also among this week’s biggest movers. The Los Angeles-based Wi-Fi company rose 29.71 percent to end at $19.21. Enterprise software company BlackLine Inc. was this week’s biggest loser, dropping 22.17 percent to end at $30.43.

Beverly Hills Gets San Diego Private Bank Branch

San Diego Private Bank has opened a branch in Beverly Hills, its fifth.

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Engineering Silicon Beach

L.A.’s rich aerospace history laid the groundwork for Silicon Beach’s tech ventures.

Telecom Firms Rang Up Slew of Deals Last Year

TECHNOLOGY: Workforce numbers stayed relatively flat despite M&A activity.

Telecommunications firms dialed up deals in 2016 but overall employment remained static.

Deals & Dealmakers: Consultancy Steps Out

Venture separates from law firm; will retain focus on North American clientele.

Business consulting outfit ManattJones Global Strategies split last week from West L.A. law firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips to form the standalone Monarch Global Strategies.

Airport Lands $15M To Improve Runway

$15 million grant for runway work wings way to Long Beach Airport.

Eisner Takes Shot At Pro Soccer

Michael Eisner’s Tornante nets ownership of English soccer club Portsmouth FC.

Report Likes L.A.’s Future In Commercial Real Estate

Report says the local commercial market will thrive as the rest of California sees a slowdown.

Exchanges Written Off In Cutbacks

Molina checks out of Utah and Wisconsin exchanges in cost-cutting move.

Packaging Company Boxes Up Distributor

Impak adds Gramatech’s sealing equipment in strategy to expand services to more industries.

Packaging company Impak boxes up sealing equipment maker Gramatech.

Stadium Kicks Off Promotional Push

New venue looks to score deals, sell tickets for Inglewood home of pro football’s Rams, Chargers.

Playa Vista preview center to tackle promoting Rams and Chargers’ Inglewood stadium.

Page 3: LA 500 Notes; Hellen’s Hopes

Our LA 500 book of the most influential folks in these parts debuted in style during a reception last week at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, where Zhihang Chi, the El Segundo-based GM for Air China’s North America operations, was among the power crowd and particularly excited about a new route for his outfit.

New Garbage Regime Gives Rise to Stink

Some customers are down in the dumps over missed pickups in the city of L.A.’s new franchise system.

Buyer Locks Up Cybersecurity Firm for $240M

Pasadena-based Guidance Software’s digital forensics drew offer from OpenText.

Waterloo, Ontario-based OpenText, a content management system developer, is set to acquire forensic security firm Guidance Software Inc. of Pasadena for $240 million in cash.

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Auto Parts Maker Deals for EV Edge

Motorcar Parts of America steers toward the electric-vehicle market with recent acquisition.

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Congress Might Clear Fees at LAX for Takeoff

Senate mulls plan to raise passenger facility charge; major airlines oppose hike.

Los Angeles International Airport is a step closer to receiving tens of millions of additional dollars each year in passenger fee revenues, just as its multibillion-dollar modernization program has kicked into full gear.

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‘FabLab’ Gives Northrop’s Engineers Room to Experiment for Fun, Profit

Innovation Station

Northrop Grumman has set up a “FabLab” to help launch projects by the company’s engineers.

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Keslow Camera Looks to Roll After Picking Up Lenses in Clairmont Deal

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Keslow Camera pictures new prospects with pickup of Clairmont’s anamorphic lenses.

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Brokerage Extends Itself In UCLA Extension Deal

Savills Studley gives up own office space to provide two linked floors to program.

Give Savills Studley extra credit on getting UCLA Extension the deal it wanted on a new administrative headquarters in Westwood.

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Beverage Investor Pins Hopes on Hard Stuff

First Beverage Group may spike new fund with alcoholic drink makers.

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Putting Money Into Ideas

INVESTMENT: Billionaire aims to transform L.A.

Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen has put his money on L.A. as the center of his nonprofit efforts.

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Collaboration Required to Reach River’s Potential

Several parties will have to get in the flow to revive the Los Angeles River, writes Nancy Michali.

Thursday, August 3

Silicon Beach Report August 3: Science Inc. Launches $100 Million Blockchain Fund

Science Inc. launches $100 million blockchain fund, Kryptos Logic researcher who stopped WannaCry arrested, Tesloop tests out electric freight shipping, and rumors of $30 billion Google buyout of Snap Inc. that never closed.

Tornante Co. to Purchase English Football Club Portsmouth FC

Michael Eisner’s Tornante Co. has purchased English soccer club Portsmouth FC, the company announced Thursday.

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Candy Seller Sugarfina Gets $35 Million Investment from Great Hill Partners

Boutique adult candy seller Sugarfina landed $35 million in growth equity financing from Boston private equity firm Great Hill Partners, the firm announced Thursday.

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Paul Rosenberg Named CEO of Def Jam Recordings

Universal Music Group has named prominent manager and record label executive Paul Rosenberg to head Def Jam Recordings, its hip-hop and urban music record label co-founded by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin.

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Molina Healthcare to Exit Exchanges in Wisconsin, Utah

Molina Healthcare Inc. said it is leaving the Affordable Care Act health plan exchange market in Utah and Wisconsin as part of a cost-cutting plan.

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Wednesday, August 2

L.A. Times Parent Tronc Inc. Sees Revenue Fall, Digital Subscribers Rise

Tronc Inc., parent company of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, saw revenue fall 8.6 percent in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, according to the company’s earnings report for the three months ended July 25.

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Report: L.A. Commercial Real Estate Market Robust, But California Slowing

The commercial real estate market in the L.A. metro area is expected to remain vibrant in the coming years, even as experts forecast a slowdown in other parts of the state, according to the summer/fall 2017 Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey released Wednesday.

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L.A. Consumer Sentiment Down in Second Quarter

L.A. consumers have turned bearish on the economy as a new local consumer sentiment index from Claremont McKenna College dropped 7 percent during the second quarter.

Hollywood Director Jerry Zucker Lists Brentwood Home for $15.48 Million

Jerry Zucker, who directed the Best Picture-nominated movie “Ghost,” among others, has plans to sell his six-bedroom, 12-bathroom family home in Brentwood for $15.48 million, according to real estate agency Halton Pardee + Partners.

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Long Beach Airport Awarded $15 Million Grant for Runway Improvements

Long Beach Airport has been awarded a $15.3 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to make improvements to its busiest runway, airport officials announced Wednesday.

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Downtown Industrial Site Sold for $10.6 Million

Boyle Heights-based Towne Industry has purchased a 58,859-square-foot industrial property in downtown Los Angeles from the Liss Family Trust for $10.6 million, or $180 a square foot, commercial real estate brokerage Kidder Mathews announced.

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Silicon Beach Report August 2: Snap Looking to Buy Chinese Drone Maker Zero Zero

Snap looking to buy Chinese drone maker Zero Zero, Instagram’s daily use numbers beat Snapchat’s and Hyperloop One test pod reaches 192 miles per hour.

FilmL.A. Report: TV Pilot Production Drops, But L.A.’s Share Unchanged

Fewer TV pilots were produced during the 2016-2017 production cycle than the previous year, but Los Angeles still got the same portion of the production pie.

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SoCalGas Resumes Operations at Aliso Canyon

Southern California Gas Co. has resumed limited operations at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Porter Ranch, the site of a massive methane leak in 2015 that forced more than 8,000 residents from their homes.

Cart Mart Partnership Take Co. Into L.A. County

San Marcos-based Cart Mart Inc. announced Monday that it is expanding into Los Angeles County through a partnership with Ingersoll Rand subsidiary Club Car LLC.

Tuesday, August 1

Justice Department Complaint Says L.A. Misused Housing Funds

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a new complaint against the city of Los Angeles and its defunct redevelopment agency alleging that they failed to provide adequate access for disabled residents for housing projects that received federal funds and then covered up that fact.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 1: Snap Inc. Excluded from S&P 500 Due to Non-Voting Shares

Snap Inc. excluded from S&P 500 due to non-voting shares, vitamin startup Ritual raises $10.5 million, Virgin Orbit readies for Boeing 747 'Cosmic Girl' flight test, and Greycroft Partner launches investment fund targeting video games, virtual and augmented reality.

Greycroft Partner Launches Investment Fund Targeting Video Games, Virtual and Augmented Reality

Jon Goldman, a venture partner at downtown’s Greycroft Ventures, has closed $15.6 million in investment commitments for a new fund looking to back companies in the virtual reality, augmented reality and e-sports industries.

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National Residential Brokerage Douglas Elliman to Acquire Teles Properties

National residential real estate brokerage Douglas Elliman announced Tuesday it was in the process of acquiring Beverly Hills-based Teles Properties.

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ISE Adds Former Detroit Pistons Player, Executive Joe Dumars to Head Basketball Division

Century City’s International Sports & Entertainment has brought on Joe Dumars, former Detroit Pistons player and general manager, as president of its basketball division, the agency said Tuesday.

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American Apparel Clothes to Be Sold Retail Through Ecommerce Site

The American Apparel brand is returning to retail. Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc., which purchased the bankrupt downtown clothing manufacturer’s intellectual property for $88 million in February, plans to sell some of American Apparel’s classic items through its former ecommerce site starting Aug. 14, Gildan said in a news release.

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Report: Pay Increases Slow in Los Angeles, Nationally

The L.A. metro area’s median base pay grew 0.5 percent in a one-year period through July 17 to $59,064, below the national average of 1.2 percent, according to a report from jobs website Glassdoor released Tuesday.

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