Stories for October 2017

Tuesday, October 31

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 31: Elon Musk Says Boring Co. Tunnel Should Be 17 Miles Long in One Year

Elon Musk says Boring Co. tunnel should be 17 miles long in one year, Telesign acquisition price rises to $335 million and SpaceX’s manufacturing model credited for new space age.

South Bay, Long Beach Most Affordable Multifamily Markets

The South Bay and Long Beach area was the most affordable L.A. County submarket for investment and rent, according to the third-quarter Multifamily Research Market Report from Marcus & Millichap.

Puente Hills Chevy Dealer Acquired by UK Group for About $24M

Puente Hills Chevrolet, a 73-year-old family-owned auto dealership in City of Industry, has been acquired by an English car dealer group for approximately $24 million.

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Who's Building L.A. (July 17): Led By China, Foreign Investment in U.S. Commercial Real Estate is on the Rise

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One-fifth of surveyed realtors practicing in commercial real estate closed a sale with an international client in 2016, and as foreign investors flock to smaller-sized commercial properties in secondary and tertiary markets, many realtors are confident that increased sales and leasing activity will occur in 2017.

Who's Building L.A. (July 17): Attracting the Best Talent to Build the Best Projects

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The passage of Measure M last fall was another boost to the construction boom in Los Angeles.

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Who's Building L.A. (July 17): Four Ecologies Reimagined: Development in Los Angeles Comes of Age

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Nearly 50 years ago, British architectural scholar Reyner Banham embraced Los Angeles for its non-convention, identifying four separate identities – beach, foothill, flatland and freeway – that characterized its development.

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Impact Networking Buys Montrose Document Solutions Firm

Business services firm Impact Networking made its commitment to the Los Angeles market final last week, purchasing Montrose-based Lance Allen Document Solutions, or LADS, for an undisclosed sum.

Who's Building L.A. (July 17): A Century of Pushing Boundaries

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For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and challenge the boundaries of what’s possible.

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Who's Building L.A. (July 17): L.A. Metro Division 14 Expo Line Light Rail Operations & Maintenance Facility

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Just as LA Metro’s emergence in Santa Monica has been groundbreaking in that it catapulted public transportation westward, the state-of-the-art Division 14 Operations Facility is also setting a new standard for transit facilities in general.

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Who's Building L.A. (July 17): Downtown West Medical Office Building

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The new Downtown West Medical project, currently under construction by Oltmans Construction Co., marks the first substantial healthcare investment in a historically under-served Los Angeles area.

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Southern California Industrial Facilities Trade in Portfolio Deal

Bridge Development Partners, a Chicago real estate investor, has sold two Southern California industrial buildings to Duke Realty Corp. of Indianapolis as part of a 12-property industrial portfolio transaction valued at $700 million.

Who's Building L.A. (July 17): OUE US Bank Tower Lobby Renovation

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In 2013, OUE Limited purchased the iconic US Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles investing nearly $60 million in renovation and improvements.

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Winter Blend Gas Won’t Bring Price Break at the Pump

Gas prices are not expected to take their traditional fall dip thanks to a bill passed earlier this year increasing the price of gasoline by 12 cents a gallon.

Monday, October 30

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 30: Amazon Studios to Move into Culver Studios

Amazon Studios to move into Culver Studios, Boring Co. shows tunnel progress and SpaceX ties ULA’s annual launch record with 16th launch this year.

Mattel Stock Surges Amid Sale Speculation

Shares of Mattel Inc rose 11.3 percent Monday after an analyst speculated that the company could be a potential takeover target.

Amazon Studios to Expand, Relocate to Culver City

Amazon announced plans Monday to move from Santa Monica into Culver Studios, a television and movie studio in Culver City.

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Hackers Steal Client Data From Line 204 Studios

Line 204, a Hollywood film and television production and rental company, said today hackers had stolen its client database. The extent of the breach is still being determined.

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Sunday, October 29

Confident or Confounding?

A recent survey found consumer confidence in the local economy dipped in the third quarter. So the Business Journal asks: Do you feel confident about the direction of the L.A. economy?

Penske Media Corp. Acquires Sourcing Journal

In a move to expand its fashion and retail business coverage, Penske Media Corp. and its subsidiary Fairchild Media have acquired Sourcing Journal, a trade publication for apparel and textile executives focused on sourcing and manufacturing.

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MTA Looking to Crack Down on Toll Cheats

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority estimates that about a quarter of drivers using toll lanes on the 10 and 110 freeways are switching their FasTrak transponder to carpool, even when they’re driving by themselves.

Shomof Buys Stadium-Adjacent Inglewood Hotel for $18M

Izek Shomof, the prolific downtown Los Angeles developer, has purchased the Airport Park View Hotel at 3900 W. Century Blvd., across the street from the football stadium complex under construction in Inglewood for $18 million.

Friday, October 27

Ports Emissions Plan Up for Vote

Shippers, truckers worried about costs, implementation of stricter pollution rules

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Metro Looks South for Green Line

4.5-mile light rail extension would connect Redondo Beach to Torrance at cost of $890M

Page 3: Craft-y Counter to Conventional Wisdom

The notion came over lunch at Craft in Century City, filtering down from the top ranks of female corporate power players in Southern California.

L.A.’s Oldest Hospital to Close

Beset by costs, Pacific Alliance Medical Center in Chinatown ends 157-year run.

Pacific Alliance Medical Center, the oldest hospital in Los Angeles, with roots predating the Civil War, will close in December, laying off 640 workers.

Drug Trial Goes Virtual, Skips Clinic

No office visits required on Science 37 Inc.’s drug trials

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Continues to Roll Up Metal Firms

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has been on an acquisition spree that has vaulted it to the top ranks of domestic metals distributors

Hyper Prospects for L.A. Aerospace

Aerojet Rocketdyne in El Segundo and Lockheed Martin’s Skunkworks in Palmdale look set for major roles as the U.S. Air Force pushes toward hypersonic flight.

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Westside Pavilion Faces Vacancies, Debt Pressures

Macerich mall troubled by tenant exits, possible loan default

Macerich Co.’s Westside Pavilion mall could be on the bubble of the great retail shakeout as revenue declines, tenants flee and financial troubles come to a head.

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Engineering the Future

The dean of USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering talks about disruption, diversity and the role of educational institutions and other parts of the startup ecosystem.

UCLA, USC Jump in Latest Biz School Rankings

Anderson School Vaults into Top 10 globally.

The UCLA Anderson School of Management moved into the Top 10 MBA programs in the world, while USC’s Marshall School of Business moved up 25 notches in the annual rankings compiled by the Economist magazine.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 27: CAA Launches Tech Startup Studio With $12 Million in Funding

CAA launches tech startup studio with $12 million in funding, SpaceX details satellite constellation plans to Congress and AirBnB to generate nearly $1 billion in L.A. County activity, study says.

Macy’s to Close Westside Pavilion Store Next Year

Macy’s Inc. plans to close its store at the Westside Pavilion mall in West L.A. next year as part of its previously announced plans to shutter about 100 locations nationally.

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Artwork Makes Its Place at Koreatown Apartments

Next on Sixth incorporates colorful elements to create character, community

Fine art lovers can catch an eyeful at Next on Sixth.

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L.A. Banks Boost Assets as Economy Booms

BANKING: Largest local institutions grew 3 percent to cumulative $224 billion

The largest banks headquartered in L.A. County saw modest growth through mid-2017, which analysts said signaled a healthy banking climate.

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Car Leasing App Garners Auto, VC Investment

Fair gets undisclosed sum from BMW, Mercedes; looks to add to vehicle fleet

Fair, a flexible car leasing startup launched by Scott Painter, announced on Oct. 20 that it raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by BMW i Ventures with participation from Penske Automotive Group, Sherpa Capital and Mercedes Benz.

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Skechers Gets Traction, Racks Up Record Sales

Shoe maker attributes growth to international market, new collection

Skechers USA Inc. reported record sales in the third quarter thanks to the international market, spurring a two-year peak in its stock price.

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Deals & Dealmakers: L.A. Entrance for Impact

Chicago-based outfit strikes deal for local business service firm LADS

Business services firm Impact Networking made its commitment to the Los Angeles market final last week, purchasing Montrose-based Lance Allen Document Solutions, or LADS, for an undisclosed sum.

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Sun Worshippers

Edisun Microgrids hopes to change solar panel potential with tracking devices

Bill Gross’ Idealabs has sunny view of startup Edisun Microgrids.

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SG Valley Apartment Portfolio Fetches $51.7M

Strong residential market boosts sale to multiple private investors

A15-property apartment portfolio in the San Gabriel Valley was sold for $51.7 million to a mix of different private investors locally and abroad, according to downtown-based brokerage CBRE.

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SG Valley Apartment Portfolio Fetches $51.7M

Strong residential market boosts sale to multiple private investors

A15-property apartment portfolio in the San Gabriel Valley was sold for $51.7 million to a mix of different private investors locally and abroad, according to downtown-based brokerage CBRE.

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Better Sight Lines Required to Make Fans True Blue

Dodgers have room to improve sight lines.

Digital Technology Key to Entrepreneurial Spirit

Consider tech's role in entrepreneurship.

Thursday, October 26

Legend 3D Opens Office in India

Los Angeles-based Legend 3D has opened of a 40,000-square-foot facility in Pune, India.

How Snapchat Has Avoided Spreading Fake News

Full of user-created videos, Snapchat has avoided joining other social media companies caught up in the spreading of fake news.

WorkingNation Receives Grant to Fund Employment-Focused Journalism

WorkingNation, a nonprofit campaign founded in 2016 by venture capitalist Arthur Bilger to explore unemployment and present economic solutions, has received a $750,000 grant from Lumina Foundation.

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Mattel, Jakks Pacific See Slump in Q3 Earnings

El Segundo-based toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., reported dismal third quarter results on Thursday. Jakks Pacific wasn’t too far behind, reporting a Q3 drop in income.

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AirBnB to Generate Nearly $1B in L.A. County Activity, Study Says

L.A. County AirBnB host revenue and visitor spending will generate about $906 million in overall economic output annually, according to a study from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.

The Food and Beverage Industry in Los Angeles: A Roundtable Discussion

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The food and beverage industry as a whole is unique in many ways and here in Los Angeles, where we have some of the best dining and food-for-purchase options in the nation, there’s perhaps an even more finely tuned set of rules for success.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 26: Saudis to Invest $1B in Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit

Saudis to invest $1 billion in Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit, Snapchat avoids fake news with human editors, and Tinder and other dating apps vulnerable to hacking.

Saudis to Invest $1B in Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit

The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia said Thursday it had reached a non-binding memorandum of understanding to invest $1 billion in space tourism company Virgin Galactic.

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Wednesday, October 25

Report: Sales of L.A. Area Small Businesses Drop Slightly in Third Quarter

Los Angeles area small business sale transactions fell slightly during the third quarter, but the median sale price rose from the previous quarter, according to data from BizBuySell.com released Wednesday.

Knox Office Park in Torrance Sold for $21.6 million

The Knox office park in Torrance has been sold for $21.6 million, broker Newmark Knight Frank said Wednesday.

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Angelenos Expected to Spend Nearly $700 on Holiday Purchases

Los Angeles shoppers plan to spend $688 on average on holiday purchases this year, according to a report released today by Accenture Consulting.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 25: Soylent Banned from Canada

Soylent banned from Canada, Caltech teams with NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to build next-generation robots and ChowNow, a GrubHub competitor, raises $20 million Series B round.

Tetra Tech Gets Slice of $950M Environmental Contract

Pasadena-based Tetra Tech Inc. announced Wednesday that it was part of a group awarded a $950 million contract by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

Intrepid Brokers $1B Sale of Ambry Genetics to Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta’s $1 billion purchase of Ambry Genetics, which closed today, was shepherded by West L.A.’s Intrepid Investment Bankers, company officials announced.

Diversity & Inclusion Summit: Addressing Risks is Key for Small Businesses Working on Big Projects

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Throughout the country, the construction market is booming.

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DIVERSITY FOCUS SPOTLIGHT: Dickerson Insurance Services - Approaching Diversity with an Inclusion Strategy

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When Carl Dickerson started Dickerson Employee Benefits in 1965, the Civil Rights Movement was in full swing.

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Soylent Banned from Canada

Soylent, the liquid meal-in-a-bottle, was banned for sale in Canada after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency declared it did not meet requirements for a “meal replacement” product, the drink’s maker, Rosa Foods Inc. said.

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit: A Closer Look at the Discussions

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Here’s a closer look at some of what was covered during the panels and discussions.

Diversity & Inclusion Summit: LISA BENNETT WRENCH

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For over 30 years, Lisa Wrench, CEO of Language People, has been involved in building successful companies that demonstrate the concept of Business for Social Good, which is the idea that you can run a successful company upon the ethics of honesty, service to others, and a commitment to excellence in all your business dealings.

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit: DANONE SIMPSON

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Danone Simpson is the founder and CEO of Montage Insurance Solutions and has more than 18 years of experience in all lines of insurance.

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit: DR. LOIS M. SHELTON

Lois M. Shelton earned a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard.

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit: TONY LEE

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Tony Lee is Dickerson’s CEO and oversees the Large Group department as well as the Property & Casualty division of the company.

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit: DEBRA LANGFORD

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Debra Langford is Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion for USC Marshall School of Business, working to develop innovative programs to increase the culture of inclusion and diversity, for students, faculty and staff.

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit: JESSICA KIMBALL

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Jessica Kimball is a Human Resources Strategy professional who currently leads Diversity and Inclusion at Mattel, Inc.

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit: JOE KEENAN

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Joe Keenan is an industry leader with over twenty years in marketing for blue-chip brands and key NGOs reaching both the LGBTQ and mainstream markets with areas of expertise in LGBTQ market strategy and consulting, strategic integrated marketing/communications both internal and external and experiential/event marketing.

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit: MEL JONES

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Mel Jones is a Diversity & Inclusion authority with Skanska, one of the most financially sound construction and development companies in the country.

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit: KIMBERLY D. JONES

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Kimberly Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of Kelton Legend, LLC, a multidimensional talent acquisition consulting organization.

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit: JOHN IINO

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John Iino is Reed Smith’s Global Chair of Diversity & Inclusion, serving as the firm’s Chief Diversity Officer.

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit: STACEY A. GORDON

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Stacey A. Gordon is Founder and CEO of Rework Work.

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit: KYMBERLY GARRETT

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With over 25 years of progressive Human Resources experience in varying disciplines such as Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Management and Executive Leadership Coaching, Kymberly Garrett has a background using a holistic and strategic style for complex workplace issues.

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit: PRISCILLA CHAVEZ

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Priscilla Chavez oversees government relations, community outreach, supplier diversity, and local hiring requirements for PCL and its clients.

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit: SPEAKER - SAHAR ANDRADE

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Sahar Andrade, MB.BCh, is a Diversity,Global Leadership & Culture Competence Speaker/Consultant, Certified as an E-marketer and SocialMedia strategist.

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Tuesday, October 24

Executive Education: Does Executive Education Provide Return on Investment for Employers?

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Measuring the return on investment for big-ticket purchases has been and always will be important to efficient organizations, but in the wake of the recession, hunkered-down companies have become that much more insistent that dollars be wisely spent.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 24: Randy Freer to Succeed Mike Hopkins as Hulu CEO

Randy Freer to succeed Mike Hopkins as Hulu CEO, e-sports operator Cloud9 raises $25 million from WWE and others, and Army awards $10 million to Neural Analytics for brain injury detector.

Executive Education: AACSB Anticipates a New Era in Business Education

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This past April, AACSB International (AACSB), the world’s largest global business education network, launched a new face for the future of business education through the rollout of a new brand identity.

Executive Education: University of La Verne Enactus Students Extend Helping Hand

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Benjamin Alickovic’s family came to the United States from Bosnia in 1996 when he was one year old, bringing little money with them.

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L.A. Tops in Nation for Most Stressful Commute: Survey

Los Angeles is the worst city in the nation for stressful commutes, even though it only ranks eighth for the longest average commute, according to a recent survey.

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Executive Education: The California Lutheran MBA - Shape the Future of Business, Starting with Your Career

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“What do you do?” In the world of business, it’s often the first question asked following a handshake and exchange of names.

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Executive Education: Woodbury University - The Benefits of Practice-Based Learning

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Located at the heart of Los Angeles’ business and creative economies, Woodbury University offers an innovative MBA program that is taught by some of today’s top working professionals.

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Executive Education: Getting Into Business School with a Strong Application

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Business school students face a uniquely difficult challenge, because most programs require a series of essays rather than a single, comprehensive personal statement.

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E-Sports Operator Cloud9 Raises $25 Million from WWE, Others

E-sports franchise operator Cloud9 of Los Angeles announced Monday that it had raised a $25 million Series A round from World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. and a collection of other investors.

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Fatburger Owner Fat Brands Inc. Debuts on Nasdaq

Fat Brands Inc. made its initial public offering on the Nasdaq yesterday after reaching its goal of raising $24 million on Friday.

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Army Awards $10M to Neural Analytics for Brain Injury Detector

Neural Analytics Inc., a medical device maker based in Rancho Park, has been awarded a $10 million contract by the U.S. Army to help develop a portable kit to assess combat-related traumatic brain injuries.

Randy Freer to Succeed Mike Hopkins as Hulu CEO

Fox Networks Group executive Randy Freer has been named chief executive of Hulu effective Monday.

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ICM Partners Acquires Control of Royce Carlton Speakers Agency

ICM Partners is expanding its reach into the speakers’ business by acquiring a majority interest in New York independent speakers’ agency Royce Carlton Inc.

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Monday, October 23

Concourse Media Inks Deal with Regal for Augmented Reality Playbill

Concourse Media, a Los Angeles entertainment company launched in 2015, has struck a deal with Regal Entertainment Group to distribute Moviebill, an augmented reality version of Playbill for the movie industry, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Hundreds of Regions Place Bids to Host Amazon’s HQ2

Amazon.com said yesterday that 238 cities and regions had put in bids to be the home of its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, CNN reports.

Interjet to Add Flights from LAX to Mexico

Mexican airline Interjet announced Monday it is adding flights next month from Los Angeles International Airport to Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and El Bajio in Mexico.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 23: Scott Painter’s Next Auto Venture Secures $1 Billion Debt, Equity Funding

Scott Painter’s next auto venture secures $1 billion debt and equity funding, Air Force adds more than $40 million to SpaceX engine contract and Snap overestimates Spectacle demand leaving hundreds of thousands unsold.

Skechers Stock Jumps 41 Percent on Record Sales Numbers

Athletic and casual footwear brand Skechers U.S.A Inc.’s stock has skyrocketed following the company’s announcement last week that it reached record net sales in the third quarter and a jump in earnings.

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NIH awards Children’s Hospital L.A. $1.7M to Study Preemies

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Children’s Hospital Los Angeles $1.7 million to research the brains of premature babies.

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Scott Painter’s Next Auto Venture Secures $1 Billion Debt, Equity Funding

Fair, a flexible car ownership startup launched by Scott Painter, announced it raised an undisclosed round led by BMW i Ventures with participation from Penske Automotive Group and other unnamed investors.

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Sunday, October 22

LABJ FORUM: Is Augmented Reality for Real?

Augmented reality is a growing industry, with Snapchat, Google, Facebook and others putting resources into the new tech tool. So the Business Journal asks: Will augmented reality become an important tool for businesses?

Tencent Aims to Crack U.S. Market With a Game of Its Own

Tencent Holdings Ltd., the Chinese owner of West L.A.’s Riot Games, is attempting to launch its own game in the U.S. for the first time, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Newegg Accused of Fraud by Group of Korean Banks

Newegg Inc., the City of Industry computer seller, has been sued by four South Korean banks that allege it conspired to defraud them of hundreds of millions of dollars, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Money Book 2017: Steven W. Streit

COMMERCIAL BANKS

Chief Executive YEARS WITH FIRM: 17 Streit brought reloadable prepaid debit cards to retail stores more than 15 years ago and Green Dot has since become one of the nation’s largest providers.

The Money Book 2017: Nishen Radia

INVESTMENT BANKING

Managing Partner YEARS WITH FIRM: 15 years Radia has more than 20 years of experience advising owners of middle- market companies on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity recapitalizations, and financial restructurings.

The Money Book 2017: Mitchell Julius

INVESTMENT BANKING

Julius is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University (BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Harvard Law School (JD, magna cum laude), and Harvard Business (MBA, Honors).

The Money Book: Jonathan Howe

INVESTMENT BANKING

Jonathan Howe is managing director and head of mergers and acquisition in the Wedbush Securities Investment Banking Group.

The Money Book: Michael Reilly

Investment Banking

Michael Reilly is chief investment officer equities group and has been the director of U.S. equities since 2006.

Friday, October 20

Movers for Week Ending Oct. 20

Arts District ad tech firm Social Reality Inc. was the week’s biggest gainer, rising 46.4 percent to close at $4.48. Skechers USA Inc. of Manhattan Beach was also up big, gaining 39.6 percent to close at $33.99. MannKind Corp. was the week’s biggest loser, dropping 22.2 percent to close at $4.11.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 20: SpaceX Gets $97 Million NASA Contract

SpaceX gets $97 million NASA contract, Newhall Ranch part of local Amazon pitch and Musk’s Boring Co. gets Maryland dig approval.

Available Hotel Rooms Near L.A. Convention Center Doubled in Last Five Years

The number of hotel rooms available or under construction around the Los Angeles Convention Center doubled to more than 5,000 rooms over the past five years, according to a study released yesterday by Councilmember Jose Huizar, who represents downtown.

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L.A. County Unemployment Rate Edges Up to 4.9 Percent Despite Strong Job Gains

L.A. County’s unemployment rate inched up to 4.9 percent in September from 4.8 percent in August even as employers in the region added 43,500 jobs to their payrolls, the state reported Friday.

Kennedy-Wilson and Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate complete merger

Beverly Hills-based real estate investment firm Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc. completed the re-absorption of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate, the firm announced on Friday. The firm spun off the European unit as a standalone, U.K.-based public company in 2014, but announced in April it would reel the unit back in.

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International Association of Film Commissioners Announces New Leadership, Plans to Centralize Operations in Los Angeles.

The Association of Film Commissioners International will undergo a major restructuring that includes new leadership and plans to centralize its operations in Los Angeles, the organization announced Friday.

Newhall Ranch Development on Amazon Site List

The massive, proposed Newhall Ranch development, which recently cleared two major hurdles to its materialization in northern L.A. County, is the Santa Clarita Valley site that made it into the regional pitch to Amazon.com Inc. as a possible second headquarters.

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Report: Multifamily Projects to Rise with Rents

Millennials, workforce changing housing demands in post-recession economy.

Healthy employment, a growing population, more millennials entering the market and the high price of single-family homes are expected to push demand for multifamily housing upward and keep homeownership rates low throughout Los Angeles County, according to a new report from Beacon Economics and the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.

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Case for Propane as Part of Metro Bus Buy

Call to put propane in Metro bus fleet.

Lessons for Business on Inconvenient Truths

Community of business faces danger of single story.

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Singapore Venture Heavyweight Plans L.A. Move

Finian Tan eyes biosciences, $92 million private capital spend in California, N.Y.

The $40-billion life sciences market in Los Angeles could soon get a boost from Singapore financier Finian Tan.

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Forever 21 Makes Beauty Mark with New Stores

Riley Rose opens first spot at Glendale Galleria, with more locations planned.

Fast-fashion clothing retailer Forever 21 Inc. is moving into the beauty and home furnishings market.

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Children’s Hospital Sees Growth from Clinic Work

Tie-in with AltaMed boosts market share, brings care to range of neighborhoods.

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles expands with collaborations.

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Deal & Dealmakers: E-sports Remain Hot

Online gaming industry continues to garner bets from venture capital firms.

The Dodgers are in the World Series, football is in full swing and professional basketball and hockey are back in season.

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Keeping Housing Covered

Prefab buildings maker specializes in backyard additions

Gardena-based Cover Technologies Inc. stands to benefit from a recently passed state law.

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LAEDC Forwards Amazon HQ Bids

Local prospects send Amazon HQ2 bids.

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PAGE 3: Sporty Types Here, Sports Titans Ahead

Peter Guber looked around and mused that baseball locker rooms are a helluva lot bigger than the cozy commons area where the Los Angeles Kings strap on the gear before home games at Staples Center.

Former Toyota HQ Sold to Developer

Sares-Regis Group acquires 110-acre Torrance campus after carmaker’s departure.

Toyota HQ in Torrance sold to Irvine-based developer.

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LA Weekly Sold; Buyer Under Wraps

Newly-formed entity takes over; deal throws uncertainty on newsroom operation.

LA Weekly’s buyer remains under wraps.

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Big Private Firms Reach $131 Billion

Food-related companies are prominent in the upper reaches of the 150 largest private companies based in Los Angeles.

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Q3 Dip for Local Consumer Confidence

ECONOMY: Lowe Index puts outlook below baseline

Local barometer of consumer confidence dips for Q3.

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USC Seeds Field in Digital Health

How a 2-year-old effort by USC’s Keck School of Medicine is spurring a digital health hub in the Los Angeles area.

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LAX 1.5: $490M Terminal in Works

$490 million “Terminal 1.5” underway at LAX.

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Jamison Counts on K-Town Conversions

Shift from office to residential could benefit both sides of portfolio

Major commercial property owner in Koreatown puts focus on residential conversions.

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Thursday, October 19

Bring on the Yankees

The Dodgers reached the World Series, their first since 1988, beating the defending champion Chicago Cubs 11-1 at Wrigley Field, and will face either the New York Yankees or the Houston Astros.

Romeo Power Launches Quick-Charge Device for Phones

Romeo Power Technology, the Vernon-based battery startup, yesterday debuted the Saber, a 2.2-pound device the company said could charge a smartphone 10 times.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 19: SpaceX Targeting November for Mysterious 'Zuma' Launch

SpaceX targeting November for mysterious 'Zuma' launch, Elon Musk readies second tunnel boring machine and New York Yankees invest in Vision Esports.

Feds Give Kite Pharma’s Cancer Treatment the Green Light

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a cancer therapy developed by Kite Pharma that involves rejiggering a patient’s immune cells to kill cancer.

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Wednesday, October 18

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 18: LAEDC Includes 9 Sites in L.A. Region Bid for Amazon’s Second Headquarters

LAEDC includes 9 sites in L.A. region bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, crypto venture firm Blockchain Capital raising $150 million for two funds, and Snap partners with Discovery, Eurosport for Olympics coverage.

One in Four L.A. Hospital Patients Readmitted Within 30 days

A quarter of patients admitted to Los Angeles County hospitals are readmitted within 30 days, the highest rate in the state for any county with more than one hospital, according to a recent study.

Toyota’s Former North American HQ in Torrance Sold

Irvine-based Sares Regis has acquired Toyota’s former North American headquarters in Torrance, according to Jones Lang LaSalle, which represented Toyota Motor Corp. in the transaction.

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Voice Media Group Sells LA Weekly to Semanal Media

Voice Media Group has reached an agreement to sell its LA Weekly newspaper business to downtown-based Semanal Media, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

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L.A. Location Filming Down 3.5 Percent in Third Quarter

On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles decreased 3.5 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period in 2016, according to a FilmL.A. report released today.

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LAEDC Includes 9 Sites in L.A. Region Bid for Amazon’s Second Headquarters

The Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. has submitted the official Los Angeles metropolitan area proposal to Amazon.com in response to its search for a second corporate headquarters.

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Tuesday, October 17

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 17: Social Reality’s Stock Price Jumps 70 Percent After Initial Coin Offering Announcement

Social Reality’s stock price spiked more than 70 percent to close at $4.90 a share Tuesday after the marketing software developer announced an initial coin offering.

Social Reality’s Stock Price Jumps 70 Percent After Initial Coin Offering Announcement

Social Reality’s stock price spiked more than 70 percent to close at $4.90 a share Tuesday after the marketing software developer announced an initial coin offering.

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Layoffs as Hollywood Nursing Home, Subject of Complaints, to Close

An East Hollywood nursing home that has been the subject of a flood of complaints for patient abuse and neglect will close this week, with nearly 130 workers to lose their jobs.

Samsung Eyes Content, Leads $8.3 Million Round for Pluto TV

Pluto TV, a free internet television service, has raised another $8.3 million in a round led by Samsung Venture Investment Corp., the venture capital arm of Samsung Group.

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Apparel Manufacturer Topson Signs $30M Warehouse Lease

Apparel manufacturer Topson Downs of California Inc. has leased a newly constructed 442,920-square-foot warehouse facility in Chino from Watson Land Co.

Eos Biosciences Wins Patent for Cancer Drug Delivery System

Eos Biosciences, a Los Angeles nanomedicines company affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has obtained a patent for a drug delivery platform aimed toward breast cancer.

The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: RYAN YAGURA

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Ryan Yagura is Chair of O’Melveny’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: DAVID N. WEISS

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David N. Weiss is the managing partner of Knobbe Martens’ Los Angeles office.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: SAMUEL WATKINS

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Sam Watkins is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Area in the Los Angeles office of Thompson Coburn LLP.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: TIMOTHY TOOHEY

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Data today drives nearly all enterprises, and Partner Timothy Toohey, head of Greenberg Glusker’s Cyber Security Practice, works to assure that his clients’ proprietary, personal, customer and employee information, and other sensitive data is fully protected and serves its intended purposes.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: STEPHEN J. STRAUSS

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Stephen J. Strauss is a Shareholder and Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Entertainment Practice Group.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: BOB STEINBERG

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While maintaining his thriving IP practice, Latham partner Bob Steinberg recently led an effort to organize nearly 50 law firms and other stakeholders in creating the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Bar Association, the first new US bar association formed in three decades.

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Monday, October 16

Feds Remove Hurdle for Cadiz Desert Water Project

Downtown water developer Cadiz Inc. moved a step closer to building its Mojave Desert water project as a federal agency removed a hurdle for its water pipeline, the company announced Monday.

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Pomona Partnership Submits Bid for Amazon Second HQ

A Pomona-area partnership announced Monday it had submitted a bid for Amazon’s second headquarters that would center around the Fairplex and Cal Poly Pomona campuses.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 16: E-Sports Ad Tech Firm VY Esports Raises Seed Round

E-Sports ad tech firm VY Esports raises seed round, Elon Musk offers more details on Big F---- Rocket and dog walking startup Wag loses pets, draws public ire and spooks investors.

L.A. City Council Vote Urges Support for Amazon HQ Bid

A motion presented by Los Angeles City Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield and Paul Krekorian, and seconded by three other councilmembers, recommends the council support the effort by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. to try and lure Amazon.com to locate its second headquarters in the region.

E-Sports Ad Tech Firm VY Esports Raises Seed Round

Ad tech startup VY Esports of Santa Monica announced it had raised an undisclosed seed round led by Raine Ventures, with participation from Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures and other investors.

Most Influential IP Attorneys in L.A.: FTC and DOJ Issue Updated Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property

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Early this year the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice issued updated antitrust guidelines for the licensing of intellectual property that explain how the federal antitrust agencies evaluate licensing and related activities involving patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and know-how.

Most Influential IP Attorneys in L.A.: Intellectual Property Cyber Theft Expected to Rise

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The number of intellectual property (IP) cyber theft incidents for the remainder of the year is expected to increase, according to 58 percent of respondents to a recent Deloitte poll.

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L.A. Oncologists Develop Safe Method to Diagnose Children’s Eye Cancer

Two leading Los Angeles medical institutes have developed a liquid biopsy for a cancer of the retina that can blind or kill children younger than 5 years old, researchers announced Monday.

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Barrack’s Colony Capital in Talks to Buy Weinstein Co.

Cash infusion precedes possible equity deal for beleaguered firm

The Weinstein Co. is in talks to sell part or all of its assets to Colony Capital and said Colony had agreed to make an immediate cash infusion in the production company.

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Holiday Planning & Venue Guide: Nine Gift Exchange Ideas For Your Holiday Party

Whether it’s to save money, boost the fun or create a new tradition, many corporate event planners are looking for new ways to engage in gift giving for those forthcoming holiday parties.

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Holiday Planning & Venue Guide: Ready to Roll Holiday Parties- Full-Service Events at Bowlmor

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Hosting your holiday party should be an exercise in epic fun—and not a major hassle. Easy party planning is the standard by which all venues should operate, but far too often full-service, “turnkey” events are anything but.

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Holiday Planning & Venue Guide: Unforgettable Holiday Parties at L.A. Zoo Lights

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Picture your Holiday Party in a Place where the Spirit of the Season Shines Brightest

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Holiday Planning & Venue Guide: Ventura County Coast- Inspiration Within Reach

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From brainstorm spaces to breathtaking views, Ventura County Coast offers a most memorable meeting location.

Holiday Planning & Venue Guide: Experience it all at Medieval Times

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Anyone can reserve a noisy restaurant corner or a drafty banquet room for this year’s holiday party. Why not treat your employees like royalty? Take them to Medieval Times in Buena Park for a knight to remember.

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Holiday Planning & Venue Guide: What Office Holiday Parties Mean to Employees

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Company-Sponsored Charity Events Also a Popular Way to Spread Holiday Cheer, Survey Shows

The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: LAURA D. SMOLOWE

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With her special expertise in the area of trade secrets and employee mobility, Munger, Tolles & Olson’s Laura D. Smolowe is frequently tapped by clients seeking an experienced complex commercial litigator and trial lawyer, particularly on issues regarding their sensitive intellectual property.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: DANIEL SCOTT SCHECTER

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Dan Schecter handles and tries highstakes intellectual property and complex commercial cases, with a particular emphasis on representing California companies involved in cross-border disputes involving technology and media.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: MARK SCARSI

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In his over twenty years of practice, Mark Scarsi has led high profile trial victories on behalf of some of the most preeminent technology companies.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: DYLAN RUGA

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Dylan Ruga is a trial lawyer focused on intellectual property, professional liability, and commercial litigation.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: KENT RAYGOR

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Kent Raygor, a partner in Sheppard Mullin’s Century City office, practices in the Business Trial, Intellectual Property, and Entertainment Technology and Advertising groups.

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Friday, October 13

Billionaire Philanthropist Eli Broad Announces Retirement

L.A. civic leader and philanthropist Eli Broad announced Friday that he is retiring from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 13: Fandango to Acquire MovieTickets.com

Fandango to acquire MovieTickets.com, Wavemaker partners raises $66 million for second Southeast Asia fund, and ESPN picks up Barstool Sports talk show based on podcast ‘Pardon My Take.’

Fandango to Acquire MovieTickets.com

Online movie ticket seller Fandango announced on Friday that it reached an agreement to acquire MovieTickets.com of Boca Raton, Fla. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Panda Restaurant Group Buys Stake in Ventura Chain Urbane Café

Rosemead-based Panda Restaurant Group has made its latest investment in a dining startup, Ventura-based Urbane Café.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: JILL PIETRINI

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Jill Pietrini is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s Century City office.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: JULIAN K. PETTY

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Attorney Julian K. Petty’s client list is a who’s who of hip-hop artists including Childish Gambino, A Tribe Called Quest, Vince Staples, Earl Sweatshirt, and the estate of the Notorious B.I.G.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: DARRELL MILLER

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Darrell Miller serves as the chair of the Entertainment Law Department and Managing Partner of Fox Rothschild’s Los Angeles office.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: KARIN PAGNANELLI

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As co-chair of Mitchell Silberberg and Knupp’s Entertainment & Intellectual Property litigation practice group and Video Game group, as well as a member of the firm’s governing board, Karin Pagnanelli has been a charismatic force shaping the legal landscape as one of the nation’s top IP attorneys, and has successfully defended clients against copyright, patent, and trademark infringement allegations as well affirmatively protecting her clients’ intellectual property rights, either through litigation, or a structured anti-piracy program focused on results with low overhead and fees.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: MARC E. MAYER

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Having represented video game developers, music publishers, and other content creators for nearly two decades, Marc Mayer has become a go-to litigator for major game companies and music-industry clients in copyright, trademark, and other IP-related disputes.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: TODD M. MALYNN

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Todd Malynn is a distinguished intellectual property litigation attorney with a reputation for taking on cases that require him to develop novel legal theories and applications that expand the interpretation of existing intellectual property law in order to address cutting edge legal problems in this complex and rapidly expanding area of the law.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: JASON LO

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Jason Lo, an IP partner with a focus on patent and trade secrets litigation, has successfully represented leading companies in various industries, including the video game, liquid crystal display, semiconductor, military defense, and pharmaceutical industries.

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Roski Honored for Philanthropic Work

Honors for Ed Roski

L.A. River Advocates Get Behind $4B Bond Measure

OP-ED: L.A. River advocates back bond measure.

Skip the Noise, Reconsider Basics on Trash Talk

City’s trash program is a mess.

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Real Estate Quarterly: San Gabriel Valley

Main events in San Gabriel Valley's submarket in the third quarter.

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Real Estate Quarterly: South Bay

Main events in the South Bay's submarket in the third quarter.

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Real Estate Quarterly: Wilshire Corridor

Main events in the Wilshire Corridor's submarket in the third quarter.

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Real Estate Quarterly: Tri-Cities

Main events in the TriCities' submarket in the third quarter.

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Real Estate Quarterly: San Fernando Valley

Main events in San Fernando Valley's submarket in the third quarter.

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Real Estate Quarterly: Santa Clarita Valley

Main events in Santa Clarita Valley's submarket in the third quarter.

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Real Estate Quarterly: Hollywood

Main events in Hollywood's submarket in the third quarter.

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Real Estate Quarterly: Downtown

Main events in Downtown Los Angeles' submarket in the third quarter.

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Real Estate Quarterly: Westside

Main events in the Westside's submarket in the third quarter.

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Real Estate Quarterly: Office Market Improves in Robust Third Quarter

Overview of local markets in the third quarter.

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Ireland Seeks Green With L.A. Showcase

New prime minister’s initiative aims to boost trade, draw investment

The inaugural IrelandWeek is set to kick off this week in Los Angeles as part of the island nation’s new prime minister’s Creative Ireland Programme, a five-year plan that began this year to bolster trade efforts.

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Amazon Lends Hand on Cloud Curriculum

School sees potential match between certificate program, high-paying occupation

The need for a pipeline of workers who understand the ins-and-outs of Amazon.com Inc.’s Web Services –a cloud computer service used to host websites and other applications – appears to be strong based on the reaction to a new course offered at a local community college.

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Deals & Dealmakers: L.A. Firms Get VC in Q3

Investments in SpaceX, System1 among top in nation, according to tracker

Two big deals in the Los Angeles area helped buoy the amount of venture capital invested into U.S. companies in the third quarter, according to a report released by Dow Jones last week.

New Times Execs Heavy on Digital Experience

MEDIA: Top editor drew mixed reviews on traffic growth at Forbes.com

Latest additions at L.A. Times.

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River of Dreams

Aecom offers framework for L.A. River redevelopment downtown.

Aecom offers vision for downtown stretch of L.A. River.

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Daqri CEO Mullins Exits AR Developer

Daqri CEO departs.

Culver City Office Sold for $148M

$148 million for Culver City office building

Tetra Tech Scores $85M EPA Deal

$85 million contract for Tetra Tech

Molina Healthcare Names New CEO

Troubled Molina brings on a new CEO.

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PAGE 3: From Century City to SF

Early word off the avenues of Century City says that no one should expect a “trash-the-accuser” strategy for Harvey Weinstein’s defense as long as Glaser Weill’s Patty Glaser is on the case.

Stopgap on Trash Mess: Shared Bins

Councilmen Look to Adjust Franchise Plan as Complaints Continue From Business

An attempt to tweak much-maligned trash-hauling program

Pavemint's App Aims to Be Airbnb of Parking

Intends to give all sorts of property owners chance to charge for parking spots

App aims to put private parking spaces in play.

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No Local Pullback on Trade

ECONOMY: Foreign offices often guide investment here

A look at what foreign countries’ trade promotions organizations do in L.A.

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Sharp Split at Ports Amid Consolidation

A wave of consolidation washes over the top shipping lines at the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach.

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KING’S COUNSEL

Lawyer continues in service of pop superstar as estate executor

John Branca still serves the King of Pop as co-executor of Michael Jackson’s estate.

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Cal State Dominguez Hills Starts $82M Innovation Center

An $82 million science center is underway at California State University-Dominguez Hills

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Will Silicon Valley Augment Snap’s Reality?

TECHNOLOGY: Behemoths hand developers new tool box

Are the augmented reality initiatives brewing at Silicon Valley biggies the latest looming threat to Santa Monica-based Snap Inc.?

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Thursday, October 12

Report: SpaceX’s $350 Million Round Part of Mega-Round Trend

The $350 million investment round received by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. in July ranked as the fourth-largest financing round in the United States in the third financial quarter, a new report says.

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Jerry Brown Signs Bills Expanding Parental Leave, Banning Employers from Asking Salary Histories

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed one bill requiring employers with 20 to 49 workers to offer 120 days of parental leave and another bill banning employers from asking job applicants for salary histories.

Breitburn Bankruptcy Exit Plan Could Split Company in Two

Breitburn Energy Partners laid out its bankruptcy exit plan Thursday in a Manhattan courtroom, calling for the oil exploration partnership to split into two companies.

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CytRx Licenses Cancer Drug to NantCell; Asks Shareholders for Reverse Stock Split

Brentwood-based CytRx Corp. will team up with Patrick Soon-Shiong’s NantCell Inc. of Culver City to test a late-stage cancer drug, CytRx announced Thursday. The company also asked investors Tuesday to approve a one-for-six reverse stock split to continue the company’s listing on the Nasdaq exchange, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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Container Volumes Rise at Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles

The Port of Long Beach recorded its best September yet in cargo container movement, while the neighboring Port of Los Angeles saw a slight uptick last month, officials announced this week. Part of the reason for Long Beach’s 28.3 percent rise in container volume year-to-year was its recovery from South Korea-based Hanjin Shipping Co.’s bankruptcy filing in August 2016, said port spokesman Lee Peterson.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: KELLY M. KLAUS

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As the go-to copyright authority for major entertainment companies including Disney, Fox, Warner Bros.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: MITCH KAMIN

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Mitch Kamin is called upon by media and entertainment industry leaders such as 21st Century Fox and Sony Music Entertainment to handle their complex, high profile intellectual property disputes.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: ANDREI IANCU

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A highly decorated IP litigator, Andrei Iancu represents some of the country’s most innovative companies in their highest stakes matters, while also serving as the firm’s managing partner.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: KENT GOSS

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Kent Goss, a partner at Crowell & Moring, is a nationally recognized trial lawyer on trademark and other IP matters.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: VALERIE GOO

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Valerie Goo, a Los Angeles-based partner at Crowell & Moring, is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with two decades of experience litigating intellectual property matters, including misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, patent infringement, defamation, licensing, and right of publicity claims.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: TAMERLIN J. GODLEY

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Munger, Tolles & Olson litigator Tamerlin J. Godley excels at handling complex business litigation disputes and specializes in entertainment litigation and advising.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: CRAIG GELFOUND

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Craig Gelfound is the head of Arent Fox’s Intellectual Property group in the Los Angeles office, leading more than 35 intellectual property attorneys and legal professionals.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: EVAN FINKEL

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Evan Finkel, leader of Pillsbury’s Los Angeles Intellectual Property group, handles all aspects of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition and computer law.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: MARC A. FENSTER

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Marc Fenster specializes in high tech patent litigation. He started his career at Irell & Manella.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 12: Hyperloop One Becomes ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ with Investment from Virgin Group

Hyperloop One becomes ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ with investment from Virgin Group, J2 Global acquires two companies and sells three others and Movies Anywhere app launches with backing from major studios.

JetSuiteX Adds Public Charter Flights from Burbank to Oakland

Irvine public charter service JetSuiteX announced Thursday it is adding flights from Burbank Hollywood Airport to Oakland International Airport starting in mid-November.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: KATHERINE DUGDALE

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Katherine Dugdale is a partner in the Perkins Coie firm’s Litigation practice.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: ROBYN C. CROWTHER

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Robyn Crowther is a trial lawyer whose practice covers all manner of complex commercial disputes, with particular experience in trade secret matters and copyright enforcement.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: MICHELLE COOKE

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For over 20 years, Manatt’s Intellectual Property Co-Chair Michelle Cooke has successfully been helping clients protect -- as well as expand -- their most important asset: their intellectual property.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: MORGAN CHU

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Morgan Chu is a partner of Irell & Manella LLP. He was named The Outstanding Intellectual Property Lawyer in the United States in the first Chambers Award for Excellence, 2006.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: VINCENT H. CHIEFFO

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Vince Chieffo is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Media & Entertainment Litigation practice, and has a national Intellectual Property Litigation and Media & Entertainment Litigation practice with significant trial and appellate experience.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: LINDA M. BURROW

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Linda M. Burrow is a go-to litigator in the entertainment industry for cases ranging from participation claims, to copyright and trademark infringement, breach of contract, and right of publicity.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: Pay it Forward…But This Time to ‘Yourself’

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As women, we do so many things for everyone around us.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: All CEOs Are Driven – The Good Ones Know Where They’re Going

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When I came to the United States from the Philippines as a 25 year-old, I had a journalism degree and virtually nothing else.

Wednesday, October 11

Tetra Tech Inc. Scores $85 Million EPA Contract

Pasadena engineering firm Tetra Tech Inc. has won an $85 million contract from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess abandoned uranium mines in the Navajo Nation in the Southwest, the company announced Wednesday.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 11: SpaceX to Launch Another Used Rocket

SpaceX to launch another used rocket; SpringRole, professional reputation management network, rolls out of Science Inc. incubator; and Hulu adds channel guide to live TV web user interface.

Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: NOMINEES

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Pontifax AgTech Management Closes $105 Million Investment Fund

A Santa-Monica based agricultural investment firm backed by some of L.A.’s wealthiest individuals has closed its first fund with $105 million in commitments, the company announced Wednesday.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - LYNN WILLIAMS, CBRE

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Lynn Williams is widely regarded as one of the commercial real estate industry’s leading advisors to corporate real estate occupiers, including major financial institutions, law firms and professional service firms globally.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - MONIKA WIELA, Give Back Box

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In 2012, a chance encounter with a homeless man sparked an idea for Monika Wiela, already a successful shoe industry entrepreneur.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - LAURA STUMM, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

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Laura Stumm’s relentless work ethic and attention to detail coupled with her positive and collaborative attitude are the keys to her success.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - CHRISTINA LEE STORM, DreamWorks Animation

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Christina Lee Storm is an award-winning international independent producer who has collaborated with filmmakers from around the world.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - NATALIE RASTEGARI, Salisian | Lee LLP

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Natalie Rastegari is a litigation associate at Salisian | Lee LLP.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - BARBARA EMMONS PERRIER, CBRE

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CBRE Vice Chairman Barbara Emmons Perrier is one of the most recognized and active investment sales professionals in the industry.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - ELAINE PAUL, Hulu

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Elaine Paul has served as Hulu’s CFO during the most pivotal business developments and moments of growth for the company.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - ROSIE O’NEILL, Sugarfina

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In 2012, successful marketing professional Rosie O’Neill turned what started out as a hobby with her then fiancé, Josh Resnick, traveling and collecting sweets, into Sugarfina, their own luxury candy boutique for grown-ups that brings a fresh and fashionable approach to candy.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - JANET NEMAN, Charles Dunn Company

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Janet Neman is one of Southern California’s most admired women in the commercial real estate industry.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - KRISTINA MITCHELL, The Good Body Project

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Kristina Mitchell moved to Los Angeles after a successful acting career on the stage in London.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - DEANNE MILLER - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

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Deanne Miller is the leader of the Litigation practice for the Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Orange County offices of Morgan Lewis.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - LAURA MCHOLM, NorthStar Moving Company

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After a successful early career in marketing and law, Laura McHolm, in the mid-1990s, moved away from the Fortune 500 to fulfill her entrepreneurial spirit and partnered with Ram Katalan to launch NorthStar Moving Company.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - LESLIE J. MAYER, Cushman Wakefield

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As one of the first female retail brokers in Los Angeles to have her own brokerage firm, Leslie J. Mayer was a frontrunner in the industry in tenant representation with her company, The Mayford Group.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - DARLA LONGO, CBRE

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CBRE Vice Chairman Darla Longo is one of the most recognized and active investment sales professionals in the industry.

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Molina Healthcare Appoints New Chief Executive

Molina Healthcare Inc. named Joseph M. Zubretsky chief executive Tuesday after a summer that included a layoff announcement and c-suite shakeup.

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Culver City Office Building Sold for $148 Million

Northwood Investors has acquired 800 Corporate Pointe, a four-story 245,786-square-foot Class A office building in the lower Westside market of Culver City for $148 million, according to broker Newmark Knight Frank.

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Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Gives Highest Honor to Edward Roski Jr.

Edward P. Roski Jr., president and chairman of City of Industry-based Majestic Realty Co., was awarded the Circle of Honor Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation on Saturday in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - JUSTINE LASSOFF, LOVE GOODLY

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Justine Lassoff is passionate about making a difference as a social entrepreneur and by supporting startups and entrepreneurs.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - DINA KIMMEL, We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym

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Dina Kimmel is the CEO and Founder of We Rock the Spectrum.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - JULIA JACKSON, Jackson Family Wines

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A self-described “chameleon” who has worked across numerous areas at Jackson Family Wines, Julia Jackson is the middle daughter of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - SHAY HUGHES, Hughes Marino

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When Shay Hughes and her husband formed Hughes Marino in January 2011, the company quickly took shape as Southern California’s leading commercial real estate firm.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - KIRSTEN HELVEY, Cornerstone OnDemand

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Kirsten Helvey is the Chief Operating Officer at Cornerstone OnDemand, an LA-based cloud software company that helps organizations recruit, train and manage their people.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - TERRI HAACK, Terranea Resort

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Terri Haack’s distinguished career spans more than 35 years in the hotel industry and resort operations management, with nearly two decades specializing in resort community development, operations and real estate.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - SUSAN FRIES, Ecola Termite & Pest Management Services

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Sue Fries is an award-winning author, public speaker, and syndicated talk radio host.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - DORENE DOMINGUEZ, Vanir Group of Companies

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Dorene Dominguez is the Chairwoman and CEO of Vanir Group of Companies, Inc.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - LUCIA DIAZ, Mar Vista Family Center

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Lucia Diaz’s first step toward her career in teaching and administration began in 1981 when she came to Mar Vista Family Center as a parent participant with her own children in the Preschool Program.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - DINA DEMETRIUS, Television Journalist

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Dina Demetrius is a multiple Emmy Award-winning and nominated television journalist, with many other journalism awards on her shelf for her investigative and feature news stories in Los Angeles and statewide.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - ELSA BURTON, Bank Leumi USA

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Elsa Burton is a Group Head for Bank Leumi’s commercial and industrial (C&I) team in the Commercial Banking division.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - NATALIE R. BRILL, City of Los Angeles

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Natalie Brill has served as the Chief of Debt Management in the Office of the City Administrative Officer, City of Los Angeles, since 2000.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - NATALIE BAZAREVITCH, CBRE

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Natalie Bazarevitch began her career as a summer intern at CBRE’s Toronto West Office.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - PATTY ARVIELO, New American Funding

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With more than 35 years of experience in mortgage, Patty Arvielo has risen to the top executive ranks and has become a source of lending expertise.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - LORRAINE ALDERETTE, Estolia’s Food Products

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Lorraine Alderette, a partner in Estolia’s Food Products, has recently launched a new line of salsas that donates all profits to charity.

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Tuesday, October 10

Parsons Corp. Acquires Williams Electric Co. in Engineering Add

Pasadena-based engineering firm Parsons Corp. announced Tuesday the acquisition of Williams Electric Co. for an undisclosed sum.

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Canyon Country Shopping Center Sells for $22.5 Million

Canyon Square Plaza in the Santa Clarita Valley has sold for $22.5 million, according to Cushman & Wakefield.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: WOMEN LEADING THE WAY AWARD JANE WURWAND

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Dermalogica founder and chief visionary Jane Wurwand demonstrates every day that she still identifies with women at the entry level of their profession.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: WOMEN LEADING THE WAY AWARD - CAROLINE NAHAS

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Caroline W. Nahas is vice chairman and senior client partner within Korn Ferry’s board and CEO services practice, based in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: WOMEN LEADING THE WAY AWARD - RENEE FRASER

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CEO/Founder Renee Fraser is a social psychologist who has grown Fraser Communications into one of the top independent advertising agencies in Los Angeles and among the 25 largest women-owned Los Angeles County-based businesses.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: WOMEN LEADING THE WAY AWARD - YVETTE CHAPPELL-INGRAM

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Yvette Chappell-Ingram is President and CEO of the African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI) whose mission is to strengthen nonprofit, public and private organizations through recruiting, preparing and placing African Americans on a broad range of governing boards.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 10: Daqri Founder and CEO Brian Mullins Steps Down

Daqri founder and CEO Brian Mullins steps down, Aerojet Rocketdyne to demo combined-cycle hypersonic engine and Snapchat is building a secluded R&D lab in Lehi, Utah.

Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: WOMEN LEADING THE WAY AWARD - BETSY BERKHEMER-CREDAIRE

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Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO and co-founder of Berkhemer Clayton, is the only retained executive search firm owner who previously owned a major public relations agency.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: RISING STAR AWARD - DR. PANTEA HANNAUER

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Dr. Pantea Sharifi Hannauer is the South Bay’s leading accredited pediatric neurology specialist.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR - FRANCES MORENO

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Frances Moreno is a dynamic entrepreneur who started her company based on the vision that she could help people advance their careers, while building more balanced lives to meet personal goals and priorities -- true work flexibility and work/life balance.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR - DIANE M. REICHENBERGER

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Diane M. Reichenberger is a retail and licensing professional with over 30 years of executive leadership experience.

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Daqri Founder, CEO Brian Mullins Steps Down

Downtown augmented reality developer and headset manufacturer Daqri announced on Tuesday that its founder and chief executive, Brian Mullins, had resigned.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: CORPORATE ADVOCACY AWARD - LISA ST. JOHN

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Lisa St. John is a founding Principal of L.A. Realty Partners and specializes in Tenant and Landlord Representation, as well as Investment Sales throughout Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR - ANNETTE M. WALKER

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A health care visionary and strategist, Annette Walker is a chief executive with an entrepreneur’s heart.

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Consumer Group Blasts Jerry Brown Over Newhall Ranch Project

The organization Consumer Watchdog has issued a statement asking whether Gov. Jerry Brown should sign a bill that would benefit the Newhall Ranch project in Santa Clarita since Brown’s sister sits on the development company’s board.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: BUSINESS OWNER/CEO OF THE YEAR - DR. PEGGY CHERNG

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As Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Peggy Cherng has been a driving force in the success of Panda Restaurant Group since joining the organization in 1982.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: SUMMIT SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

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Summit speakers and panelists from Los Angeles Business Journal's 2017 Women's Summit.

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Children’s Hospital L.A. Awarded $9M to Study ‘Bubble Boy’ Syndrome

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has received a nearly $9 million federal grant to research a new treatment for infants born with severe combined immunodeficiency, commonly known as “bubble boy” syndrome.

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Monday, October 9

Who's Brokering Los Angeles: “Staying on Top” of Roof Inspections

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The California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) wants both home owners and home buyers to make sure they are on “top” of the roofing conditions of their homes.

Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Residential Real Estate Prep Tips

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Here are some specific tips that will help you prepare your home for potential buyers to see it in the best possible light.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Foreign U.S. Home Sales Dollar Volume Surges 49 Percent to Record $153 Billion

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Foreign sales rise in top five countries; three states account for nearly half of all purchases.

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Sean Parker's Institute Backs Cancer Firm ImaginAb's $8M Funding Round

ImaginAb Inc., an Inglewood immune-oncology imaging company, has teamed up with a San Francisco cancer institute to launch human clinical trials after receiving $8 million in new funding.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Technology, Inventory and Competition Among Firms’ Top Challenges

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Keeping up with technology, maintaining sufficient inventory, competition from nontraditional participants and profitability are among the biggest challenges for real estate firms, according to the National Association of Realtors 2017 survey titled 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 9: GM’s Self-Driving Unit Acquires Pasadena Tech Company

GM’s self-driving unit acquires Pasadena tech company, SpaceX launches third set of Iridium Next satellites and Hulu dives into eSports with pact for four shows from ESL.

Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Five Tips for Buyers in a Tight Housing Market

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When inventory is low, home prices tend to go up. Attempting to purchase a house in this type of market can make the already complex process of buying a home even more overwhelming.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Stephanie Younger, Compass

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The highest producing agent at Compass and the number 1 real estate agent in the South Bay, most of Stephanie Younger’s deals are in Westchester and her volume of transactions is remarkable – sometimes 10 deals per week!

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Branden and Rayni Williams, Hilton & Hyland

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Involved in more than $3 billion in real estate transactions during their careers, Branden and Rayni Williams have had the luxury of listing one of the most expensive listings in the nation at $250 – the “Billionaire” mansion by Bruce Makowsky.

Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Stephanie Vitacco, Keller Williams Realty Encino/Sherman Oaks

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Stephanie Vitacco has consistently been in the Top 10 of Keller Williams’ approximately 90,000+ agents in the nation.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Mary Lu Tuthill, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury

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Defined by her passion, high energy, incurable optimism and positive outlook, Mary Lu Tuthill excels in the Westside LA luxury market.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Richard Stanley, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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Richard Stanley is a veteran real estate agent specializing in the Los Feliz, Hollywood Hills, Silver Lake and Echo Park areas.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Courtney Smith and Kurt Wisner, Compass

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Courtney Smith’s and Kurt Wisner’s Courtney + Kurt REAL ESTATE is consistently one of the Eastside’s top real estate teams — representing the creative and diverse Northeast LA neighborhoods of Silverlake, Echo Park, Atwater Village, Los Feliz, Mt. Washington, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park and Montecito Heights.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Allison Schwarz, Compass

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With over 15 years of combined experience as an attorney and a top-producing real estate broker, Allison Schwarz has extensive experience negotiating complex transactions.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Jane Sager, RE/MAX Estate Properties

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As her countless satisfied clients will attest, Jane Sager has made exceptional service an art form.

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Lion Capital Acquires Stake in Premium Denim Maker Paige

Santa Monica private equity firm Lion Capital has acquired an undisclosed stake in Compton premium denim maker Paige, according to West L.A.’s Sage Investment Banking, which advised Paige on the transaction.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Bill Ruane, RE/MAX Estate Properties

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Being raised in the South Bay gave Bill Ruane a love and dedication to the community and its people.

Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Marty Rodriguez, Century 21

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With 463 total units sold in 2016 and a total transaction sales volume for 2016 of $230,810,439, Marty Rodriguez has a simple business philosophy:

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2017 CFO Awards Finalist: Steven A. Olsen

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UCLA’s Vice Chancellor and CFO Steven Olsen develops financial and business strat- egies for education, research, health care, information technology, and institutional investing for one of the nation’s leading public research universities.

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GM’s Self-Driving Unit Acquires Pasadena Tech Company

‘Lidar’ laser tech helps measure distance to obstacles

General Motors Co. announced on Monday that GM Cruise, its self-driving car subsidiary, had acquired Strobe, a Pasadena startup developing a technology that uses lasers to measure distances to other objects.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Ash Rizk, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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Ash Rizk, a sales associate affiliated with the Arcadia office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, was named to the Society of Excellence in 2016, Coldwell Banker NRT’s highest award.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Sam Real, Nest Seekers

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Sam Real has sold more than $170 million dollars collectively (his transaction volume was $65 million in the last 12 months alone) and is recognized as one of the premier residential agents in Los Angeles.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Gayle Probst, RE/MAX Estate Properties

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South Bay specialist at RE/MAX Estate Properties, Gayle Probst is a consummate professional who always puts her clients’ best interests first.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Rory Posin, RE/MAX Estate Properties

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Rory Posin is a Los Angeles native, born and raised in Cheviot Hills.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Tami Halton Pardee, Halton Pardee and Partners

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Tami Halton Pardee is Owner and Principal Broker, Halton Pardee and Partners, which performed 343 real-estate transactions in 2016 alone and is on pace to do a similar amount in 2017.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Dana Olmes and Jeffery Biebuyck, Compass

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Dana Olmes and Jeff Biebuyck are luxury homes specialists at Compass with a particular expertise in representing residential real estate properties throughout the West San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley, Malibu and Greater Los Angeles area.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Myra Nourmand, Nourmand & Associates

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Myra Nourmand specializes in marketing and selling luxury properties from Beverly Hills to Malibu.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Michael Nourmand, Nourmand & Associates

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Michael Nourmand is the President of Nourmand & Associates Realtors.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Linda May, Hilton & Hyland

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Linda May has spent more than three decades selling Los Angeles’ most prestigious estates, amassing over $3 billion in career sales.

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L.A. Times Names New Editor-in-Chief, President

Lewis D’Vorkin has been named editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times and Mickie Rosen has been named president of Los Angeles Times Media Group, the company announced Monday.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Kerry Marsico, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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Kerry Marsico began his career as Head of National Radio Promotion for several major music labels (MCA, TVT, IRS and Moonshine) over a twelve-year period, a profession that honed his marketing, advertising, negotiating, and deal making skills.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Rochelle Atlas Maize, Nourmand & Associates

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Rochelle Maize came into real estate after a 15-year career in wealth management.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Jeremy Ives, Compass

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Widely respected by all who know him -- including clients and fellow agents alike, Jeremy Ives embodies integrity, loyalty, creativity and wisdom that can only be gained through experience.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Tomer and Isidora Fridman, Compass

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Breaking the $100,000,000 mark for closed sales in a single year, Tomer Fridman specializes in residential luxury estate properties and large-scale projects throughout Los Angeles, Israel, and Europe.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Lauren Forbes, Forbes Corrales Coldwell Banker

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Getting to the heart of issues and finding resolutions is one of Lauren Forbes’ trademark styles

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Drew Fenton, Hilton & Hyland

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With over $2.6 billion in sales since 2007, Drew Fenton has had the honor and privilege of representing the most pedigreed and significant estates in Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills, and Bel Air.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Denise Fast, RE/MAX Estate Properties

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Denise Fast has been passionately serving real estate buyers and sellers in Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey and the Westside of Los Angeles for over 20 years.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Kennon Earl and Tom Davila, Compass

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Kennon Earl and his family have been in California residential real estate for over 40 years.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Tracy Do and Liz Johnson, Compass

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Tracy Do has always been a powerhouse in her real estate market, but now that she has teamed up with the also excellent Liz Johnson, the duo has truly become a force to be reckoned with on the real estate scene.

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Friday, October 6

Sustainability is this CFO’s Secret Ingredient

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Tender Greens is a chef-led kitchen serving seasonal and responsibly-sourced food that’s the kind of comfort food chefs love to cook for themselves and their families for far less than you’d expect.

Mountain High Management Completes Buyout of Resort

The management team of the Mountain High has purchased the winter resort from Ski Resort Holdings, an affiliate of Studio-City-based Oz Real Estate, according to a company announcement on Friday.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Eric Delgado, Keller Williams Realty Encino/Sherman Oaks

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Eric Delgado started his career in real estate at the age of 18.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 6: Tetra Tech Inc. Wins $356M Contract to Modernize FAA

Tetra Tech Inc. wins $356 million contract to modernize FAA; Andelman and Mullin, VC vets, announce new venture; and Jessica Alba's Honest Co. slashes its valuation below $1 billion.

Andelman and Mullen, VC Vets, Announce New Venture

Two veteran L.A. venture capitalists have formed Bonfire Ventures, a Brentwood VC firm focused on software for businesses.

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Tetra Tech Inc. Wins $356M Contract to Modernize FAA

Tetra Tech Inc. of Pasadena announced on Thursday that it had been awarded a $356 million contract to provide engineering and technical support services to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Herbalife Closes $600 million Stock Buyback

Herbalife Ltd. said Friday it had closed its $600 million stock buyback. The announcement, coupled with the anticipation of further buybacks, sent shares up by 10 percent in early trading.

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2017 CFO Awards: Examining the Role of a Financial Advisor

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Examining the Role of a Financial Advisor In a society that grows more complex every day, consumers are presented with the constant pressures of family, career, and community responsibilities and personal enrichment

Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Ann H. Dashiell Douglas, Elliman Real Estate

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After being one of the top brokers in Houston for 22 years, Ann Dashiell moved to Beverly Hills to live near family.

Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Barry Dantagnan, Coldwell Banker

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As an agent for Coldwell Banker, Barry Dantagnan demonstrates the most sought after qualities and assets clients seek in their Realtor: trustworthiness, knowledge, honesty, and effective communication skills.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: John Corrales Forbes Corrales, Coldwell Banker

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John Corrales is more animated and focused than ever.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Steve Clark, Compass

With a total transaction volume over the past 12 months of $42 million with 50 sides, Steve Clark is a significant presence on the residential real estate scene.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Dennis Chernov Keller Williams, Realty Studio City

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Dennis Chernov, CEO and Executive Lead at Keller Williams, works daily at fine tuning how to bring all his team members together to accomplish what is set to meet buyers’ and sellers’ goals.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Diana Braun, Compass

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With a total volume for the last 12 months of $79 million, with 86 sides, Diana Braun is a huge producer for Compass.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Debra Berman and Pat Kandel, RE/MAX Estate Properties

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Debra Berman’s and Pat Kandel’s names are synonymous with real estate partnerships.

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PAGE 3: Matches & Mismatches

Give the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. credit for coming up with apt matches as it seeks to eliminate a glaring mismatch in the local economy.

Hotel Inventory Crucial for Tourism’s Future

Jessica Lall says downtown L.A. needs more hotel inventory if it is to live up to its potential.

Westfield’s $1 Billion Bet

You can be sure that luxe retailers around the world are taking note of the newest addition to their ranks – the $1 billion blast of California coastal cool that’s now open for business under the banner of Westfield Century City.

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Demand for Temps Shifts to Full-Time Workers

ECONOMY: Staffing firms’ revenue grew in 2016 as employee demand rose.

Temporary placement firms see revenue rise as they adjust to demand for full-time help.

Edison Charges Ahead

Edison International CEO Pedro Pizarro oversaw broad changes in his first year – and he’s planning for more

Edison International CEO Pedro Pizarro led the company through broad changes in his first year.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Regis Buy Puts Regent on Radar

Reinstein adds operators, franchiser of hair salons to growing portfolio mix.

Beverly Hills private equity firm Regent spent the last three years quietly amassing a portfolio of small news outlets, tech companies and assorted other assets.

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Westfield Rebirth

Century City mall’s $1 billion renovation attempts to halt brick-and-mortar decline

Westfield Century City unveils its $1 billion makeover and a new approach to malls.

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IN BRIEF | October 9, 2017

Pharmaceutical firm raises cash for drug trials; business accelerator gets federal contract; Cherin Group gambles on sports companies.

Study: Region Short Mid-Skill Workers

CBRE has designs on Atlanta company.

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Breitburn Energy Stumbles Again

Competing plan emerges on BK reorganization; asset sales likely in either case

Breitburn Energy oil company can’t get its reorganization plan flowing.

L.A.-Made Gets Moment in Sun

Pop-up shop, logo aim to give marketing lift to local brands, merchandise

The city’s new efforts to market local products include the LA Original pop-up shop and a new logo.

Space Jam

New labs seen as fuel for L.A. biotech

Ready-to-use wet labs for early-stage biotech firms are popping up across Los Angeles County.

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Tech Boom Gives Recruiters a Boost

Corporate recruiters are reaping the rewards of the demand for skilled tech workers in Silicon Beach and beyond.

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Cal Cartage Carried Away

Longtime local drayage firm California Cartage has been sold, ending its 73-year presence at the L.A. and Long Beach ports.

Opportunity in Mall Turmoil

REAL ESTATE: Investor looks to reshape assets

Pacific Retail Capital Partners sees new purpose in struggling mall properties.

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Demand for Temps Shifts to Full-Time Workers

ECONOMY: Staffing firms’ revenue grew in 2016 as employee demand rose

The good times are rolling for the local staffing industry as the county’s economy hovers near full employment.

Group Hopes Grant Will Get Restaurant Rolling

L.A. Conservancy wants to restore iconic Formosa Cafe with online voting effort

Los Angeles Conservancy is making a play for grant funding to help restore the closed Formosa Cafe, one of West Hollywood’s most recognizable historical landmarks, as an operating bar and restaurant.

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Local Investment Focus of SoCal Bio Conference

Industry leaders want more venture capital to flow toward area companies

Their pitches to investors promised breakthroughs in bioscience – and potential windfalls from new drugs, immunotherapies and digital monitoring of medical patients.

Mars Food Latest Company to Leave L.A. Orbit

Candy maker’s pet industry subsidiaries will remain in Southern California

Mars Food is packing its bags for Chicago, becoming the latest major consumer packaged foods giant to leave Los Angeles.

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Business Plan Adds Structure to Pick-Up Hoops

Irwindale facility offers clock, refs as supplement to playground standards

Basketball-focused fitness club PickUp USA Fitness is out to grow by franchising its concept of providing a professional layer of organization to the longstanding rituals of playground courts.

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Thursday, October 5

The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: WAYNE BARSKY

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Wayne Barsky is a trial lawyer and national co-chair of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s 125-lawyer Intellectual Property Practice Group, where he focuses on high-stakes, high-profile patent litigation for clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries.

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The Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys In Los Angeles: CHARLES S. BARQUIST

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Charles S. Barquist is senior counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group.

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SEC Qualifies Fatburger’s $24 Million Initial Public Offering

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has given the go-ahead to the $24 million initial public offering planned by Fatburger’s parent company, paving the way for the company to begin trading on the Nasdaq later this month.

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CFO Awards 2017: Examining the Role of a Financial Advisor

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In a society that grows more complex every day, consumers are presented with the constant pressures of family, career, and community responsibilities and personal enrichment.

CFO Awards 2017: Today’s CFOs Focus More on Strategy

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A new Grant Thornton LLP survey has found that chief financial officers (CFOs) are spending more than a third of their time as strategic advisers, taking on roles well beyond traditional financial management.

CFO Awards 2017: Duke CFO Survey Reveals Blend of Perspectives

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Uncertainty about regulatory policy and health care costs is causing chief financial officers in the United States to hold back investment plans, a new survey finds.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 5: Mattel Cancels Artificially Intelligent Baby Monitor Over Privacy Concerns

Mattel cancels artificially intelligent baby monitor over privacy concerns, career guide Fuel50 raises $2.5 million and SpaceX president slams space regulations.

City of Hope Wins $13 Million Grant to Fight Aggressive Brain Cancer

Researchers at City of Hope National Medical Center have won a $13 million grant to fund a clinical trial employing CAR-T cell immunotherapy to kill brain cancer.

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Healthcare Roundtable 2017: The Experts Discuss the Current Healthcare Landscape

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As the various sectors within the health care industry continue to evolve and adjust as a result of health care reform, many questions remain regarding the state of the industry and how our businesses and local population are affected.

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Opportunity Funds Expands Lending Program Statewide

Opportunity Fund, a nonprofit lender for small businesses, has expanded its pilot Community Partner Program from the Los Angeles region to include San Diego, the Central Valley and Northern California.

Investors Drop $17.4M on Two Multifamily Portfolios in Long Beach

Two multifamily portfolio transactions in Long Beach have closed for a total of $17.4 million, according to an announcement from Marcus & Millichap, which brokered the sales.

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CBRE Agrees to Acquire Atlanta Design, Engineering Firm

CBRE Group Inc. said it had agreed to acquire Heery International Inc., an Atlanta-based project management, design and engineering company, for $57 million.

Aecom Presents Plan for Redeveloping L.A. River Downtown

Aecom, the Century City-based engineering, construction and design firm, presented its framework for redeveloping a four-mile stretch of the Los Angeles riverfront downtown at a presentation to the media at the firm’s downtown office on Wednesday.

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Silicon Beach Regional Report: Silicon Beach Hosts its first Insurtech Event

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DropIn, Inc. (DropIn), provider of an on-demand, live video platform for the insurance and automotive industries, partnered with tech networking industry leader Digital LA to host a fireside chat discussing the state of the union in Insurtech hosted at CTRL Collective

Silicon Beach Regional Report: LMU Announces New Playa Vista Campus

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Loyola Marymount University, Silicon Beach’s own University, has leased more than 50,000 square feet of space for its new LMU Playa Vista Campus, expanding the university’s Silicon Beach presence, President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., announced today.

Silicon Beach Regional Report: New Los Angeles Staffing Firm Delivers Top Talent to Silicon Beach and Beyond

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The rapid growth of Silicon Beach has given rise to a booming tech and creative scene in L.A., creating demand for the best and brightest candidates to fill an ever-increasing number of jobs.

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Silicon Beach Regional Report: Getting a Leg Up as a Start Up

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Your company has many advantages over its competition because of your unique ideas, first-of-its-kind-technology or software and highly sought after talent.

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Silicon Beach Regional Report: The Co-Designed Workspace: Bringing a Shared Vision to Life

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“Co-designing” a workspace signifies a close collaboration between a client (and others, like an architect) and an industrial designer, to create a space that fits the client’s vision, represents their brand and embodies their culture.

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State of Accounting: Doing Business in LA: Current Challenges and Potential Opportunities

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Los Angeles presents a complex business environment, with challenges consistent with other U.S. cities, but organizations must also contend with some unique issues.

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State of Accounting: Moving Boldly and Decisively Through Unpredictable Times

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The near-daily presence of words like “chaos” and “uncertainty” in political headlines may make for compelling television and click-worthy articles.

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State of Accounting: As Year-End Planning Approaches, Hedge Your Bets with Tax Reform

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All eyes are on Congress this fall as legislators tackle the tax reform issue.

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State of Accounting: T-Minus Five Months Until ASC 606: Are You Ready for Launch?

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Public companies have less than five months to get up to speed with a new way of reporting revenue.

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Wednesday, October 4

State of Accounting: Points of View from the Managing Partners' Desks

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AS THE FINANCIAL LANDSCAPE CONTINUES TO SHIFT AND ADAPT TO THE WORLD’S “GOINGS ON,” it’s always good to get advice and perspectives from those in the know.

Private Aviation Guide: Castle & Cooke Aviation - Fueling Los Angeles’ Economic Engine

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Despite the ease of communication afforded by modern technology, nothing can replace the value of face-to-face interactions for businesses in a highly-connected, globalized market.

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Private Aviation Guide: Jet Center Los Angeles - Transforming Ordinary to Extraordinary

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Here in La La Land, it’s hard to keep something extraordinary under wraps.

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Ritter Pharma Raises $23 million to Test Lactose Intolerance Treatment

Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Century City biotech company that develops therapies for gastrointestinal diseases, raised $23 million to fund a Phase 3 clinical trial for its lactose intolerance treatment.

Private Aviation Guide: Should You Charter Your Aircraft?

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At some point, you’ve likely considered whether to charter out your aircraft when you’re not using it.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 4: Snap Inc. Sold 150,000 Spectacles

Snap Inc. sold 150,000 Spectacles, Los Angeles pet device firm draws $3.7 million investment and senators concerned about space debris and proposed SpaceX satellites colliding.

Examining the Role of a Financial Advisor

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In a society that grows more complex every day, consumers are presented with the constant pressures of family, career, and community responsibilities and personal enrichment.

Who's Building L.A. (Sept. 17): Creative Workplace Design Can Boost Performance, Productivity and Satisfaction

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We are in the midst of an exciting transformation of the workplace.

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Today’s CFOs Focus More on Strategy

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A new Grant Thornton LLP survey has found that chief financial officers (CFOs) are spending more than a third of their time as strategic advisers, taking on roles well beyond traditional financial management.

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Duke CFO Survey Reveals Blend of Perspectives Uncertainty about regulatory policy and health care costs is causing chief financial officers in the United States to hold back investment plans, a new survey finds.

Entertainment Weekly to Move to Los Angeles

Time Inc. said Wednesday it would relocate the headquarters of Entertainment Weekly to Los Angeles in March 2018.

Larta Lands Energy Department Contract to Aid Small Businesses

Larta Institute, an accelerator for small businesses in the health care, agriculture and energy sectors, announced this week that its Larta Inc. subsidiary had been granted an exclusive Department of Energy contract to aid small businesses across the country.

Who's Building L.A. (Sept. 17): Foreign U.S. Home Sales Continue to Soar

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Fueled by a substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new high, as transactions grew in each of the top five countries where buyers originated.

Who's Building L.A. (Sept. 17): Tips for Choosing Your Business Location

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Choosing a business location is perhaps the most important decision a small business owner or startup will make, so it requires precise planning and research.

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Chernin Group Acquires Sports Fantasy, Gambling Businesses

Chernin Group announced the acquisition of three sports fantasy and betting companies that have been merged to form what it is calling the Action Network.

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2017 CFO Awards Finalist: Peter Hovenier, Boingo Wireless

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Peter Hovenier is the CFO at Boingo Wireless, the global leader in connectivity

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2017 CFO Awards Finalist: Nick Greenko, Tangram Interiors

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Nick Greenko is a member of the original team that includes President & CEO Joe Lozowski and COO Jack Hooven that relocated from Detroit, Michigan, in the purchase of Tangram from Steelcase in 2002.

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2017 CFO Awards Finalist: Jang Lee, Hollar

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Jang Lee is the CFO of Hollar, overseeing the Accounting, Finance, Human Resources and Legal departments.

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Los Angeles Pet Device Firm Draws $3.7 Million Investment

Petnet Inc., a privately held Los Angeles company that sells automatic pet feeders for cats and dogs, has received a $3.75 million cash infusion, according to an SEC filing.

2017 CFO Awards Finalist: Peter Kim, Katzkin

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Peter Kim has a rich background spanning private equity, consulting, investment banking, and private enterprise. He has built on these experiences to lead the resurgence of Katzkin Leather, Inc. which he joined in 2015 as the Executive Vice President and CFO.

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Los Angeles Times Journalists Again Propose Union

Los Angeles Times newsroom employees have received a letter notifying them that Times journalists are seeking to form a union after months of organizing.

2017 CFO Awards Finalist: Lenny Moon, Fuller Theological Seminary

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In June of last year, Lenny Moon became CFO of Fuller Theological Seminary, one of the world’s most influential evangelical institutions and the largest multidenominational seminary.

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2017 CFO Awards Finalist: Lyle Honig, Aids Healthcare Foundation

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Lyle Honig was first introduced to AHF by way of his consulting background with Arthur Andersen’s Los Angeles office.

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2017 CFO Awards Finalist: CFO Steven Olsen, UCLA

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UCLA’s Vice Chancellor and CFO Steven Olsen develops financial and business strategies for education, research, health care, information technology, and institutional investing for one of the nation’s leading public research universities.

2017 CFO Awards Finalist: Kelly Mulvey, WPromote

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An experienced corporate financer, Kelly Mulvey has an impressive and admirable background, one that comes with strategic variety by way of Wall Street and multinational development in London.

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2017 CFO Awards Finalist: Anna Brunelle, Soylent

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Soylent has thrived under Anna Brunelle’s leadership since her tenure began in March of last year.

2017 CFO Awards Finalist: Dan Murray, Dollar Shave Club

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As CFO of Dollar Shave Club (DSC), Dan Murray was a contributing member of the leadership team that helped execute and close the Dollar Shave Club / Unilever M&A transaction in August of last year.

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2017 CFO Awards Finalist: Paul Kerwin, Westlake Financial Services

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Paul Kerwin is EVP & CFO at Westlake Financial Services, began his career with Westlake in 2002 as Controller and was named CFO in 2004.

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2017 CFO Awards Finalist: Gary Smalley, Tutor Perini

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Gary Smalley began his employment with Tutor Perini as Executive Vice President and CFO in September 2015.

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2017 CFO Awards Finalist: Mark Lammas, Hudson Pacific Properties

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Mark Lammas serves as COO, CFO and Treasurer of Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., a vertically integrated real estate company focused on acquiring, repositioning, developing and operating high-quality office and state-of the art media and entertainment properties in select west coast markets.

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2017 CFO Awards Honoree: Phil Schraeder, GumGum

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Phil Schraeder has been the President and Chief Operating Officer of GumGum, Inc. since November 2016.

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Who's Building L.A. (Sept. 17): Cannabis Legislation and Commercial Real Estate

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The impact of newly voted cannabis legislation on California’s commercial real estate market is big.

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Who's Building L.A. (Sept.17): Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center VAN NUYS

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On a seven-acre campus, this new 216,000 square foot, five-story Family Support Center and 1,326-stall six-level Parking Structure in the San Fernando Valley consolidated seven Los Angeles County family services departments into one location which serves the most vulnerable and disadvantaged residents of Van Nuys.

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Who's Building L.A. (Sept. 17): Blossom Plaza CHINATOWN

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Blossom Plaza, a new transit-oriented, urban mixed-use development, links a highly accessible and pedestrian-friendly network of public open spaces to the Metro Gold Line Chinatown Station in downtown Los Angeles.

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Geffen Pledges $150M to LACMA

Billionaire philanthropist David Geffen has pledged $150 million to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art campaign to build a new building for its permanent collection.

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Tuesday, October 3

CGI Investment Strategies Buys Mid-Wilshire Property for 12-Story Project

A Woodland-Hills based developer has purchased a 21,000-square-foot parcel in Mid-Wilshire with plans, according to CoStar, to build a 12-story mixed-use multifamily property with 160 units over retail.

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2017 CFO Awards Honoree: Lina O’Connor, TYP Restaurant Group.

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Lina O’Connor serves as the Chief Financial Officer of TYP Restaurant Group, Inc. She served as an Assistant General Manager at Chinois on Main in Santa Monica.

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2017 CFO Awards Honoree: Kathleen Ruiz, Marymount California University

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Kathleen Ruiz is Chief Financial Officer of Marymount California University, overseeing the university’s financial operations and long term financial planning.

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Soon-Shiong’s NantKwest Launches Clinical Trials for ‘Killer Cells’

NantKwest Inc., part of billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s biotech empire, has launched a clinical trial for its immunotherapy treatment that employs “natural killer cells” to combat cancer.

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Economic Forecast & Trends 2017: Economic Forecast: A Discussion with Carmen Cole

To get an expert view on the region’s economic outlook, the Los Angeles Business Journal turned to Carmen Cole, Principal of Polsinelli LLP.

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Economic Forecast & Trends 2017: Trends Show how Time-Strapped Small Businesses Leverage New Technology

A recent survey issued by Endurance International Group has identified tools that small business owners want to employ to make the most of their limited time.

Economic Forecast & Trends 2017: Bank Economists See Tighter Labor Market Driving Wages Higher

The U.S. economy will grow steadily through next year, creating more jobs and higher wages, according to the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association.

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Economic Forecast & Trends 2017:2018 and Beyond: Economic Opportunities from Traffic Jams

As Mayor Garcetti’s Sustainable City pLAn describes, Los Angeles drivers spend more time in traffic than any other major U.S. city – and that is before Los Angeles welcomes the 500,000 new residents expected by 2035.

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Morgan Stanley to Acquire Mesa West Capital

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc. of New York announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Brentwood-based real estate investment lending firm Mesa West Capital.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 3: Snap’s Spiegel Doesn’t Regret IPO Timing, But Wants to Communicate Better with Investors

Snap’s Spiegel doesn’t regret IPO timing, but wants to communicate better with investors, Amazon opens bookstore in Westfield Century City, and Snapchat to launch augmented reality art platform.

California Cartage Co. Acquired by NFI Industries

California Cartage Co., the largest drayage firm at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has been acquired by NFI Industries Inc., the companies announced this week.

2017 CFO Awards Honoree: Colin Donahue, CSUN

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Colin Donahue, Vice President of Administration and Finance and CFO at CSUN is a strategic university administrator with outstanding leadership skills and over 25 years of progressively increasing responsibility in business operations, financial analysis, budgeting, capital development, risk assessment, and human resource management.

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2017 CFO Awards Honoree: Bharti Sattar, FuseFX

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Bharti Sattar joined FuseFX as Chief Financial Officer in early 2016, bringing more than 20 years of experience in senior financial roles across a variety of industries. Managing the Finance, Human Resources, Recruiting and Facilities teams at FuseFX, Sattar’s responsibilities include financial reporting, forecasting, risk management and business process optimization.

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2017 CFO Awards Honoree: Herman Chiu, Santa Monica Seafood

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Herman Chiu harnessed his passion for food by supporting and leading the first and only Responsible Sourcing Vendor Program wherein a percentage of their annual seafood purchases is applied toward financially supporting fishery, food safety and education programs.

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Charitable Giving by Angelenos Lagged Other Metro Areas in 2016

$87 million in giving failed to score among the top 10 regions in seven out of eight sectors

A report from Fidelity Investments suggests that Los Angeles donors give most to education charities, human services and religious causes.

Los Angeles Region Facing Mid-Skill Worker Shortage, Study Finds

Partnership with community colleges urged

Industries across Greater Los Angeles will face a steep shortage of middle-skill workers in fields from health care to computer technology unless community colleges can match student skills with employers, according to a study released Tuesday.

Monday, October 2

Who's Brokering Los Angeles. The Altman Brothers, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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Josh and Matthew Altman are two of the best-known real estate agents on the planet.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Ari Afshar, Compass

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Ari Afshar was the first member at Compass in Beverly Hills and is a huge producer for the office.

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Who's Brokering Los Angeles: Heidi Adams, Coldwell Banker Calabasas

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Best Places to Work 2017: West Monroe Invests in the Next Generation of Leaders for the Los Angeles Community

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In 2015, West Monroe Partners approached its leadership community in advance of our annual directors’ retreat with a simple question: What inspires you?

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Best Places to Work 2017: Belkin International Values People and Relationships

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Belkin International creates products that help consumers realize the power of technology and makes their lives better, easier and more fulfilling.

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Best Places to Work 2017: Evite Sets a New Standard for Employee Engagement

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Evite is the world’s leading digital platform for bringing people together face-to-face. It turns out they do a great job of bringing their employees together, too.

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Meetings and Events 2017: Convention Industry Council Rebrands

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The Convention Industry Council earlier this year announced that it is now the Events Industry Council, and revealed a new logo to correspond with its name change.

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Meetings and Events 2017: Hit the Lanes for an Epic Holiday Party

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Tis the season for awesome celebrations!

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Developer Begins Leasing Refurbished Vic Studios in Glendale

Hileman Cowley Partners has completed the first phase of its rehabilitation of the nearly 40-year-old Vic Studios in Glendale and has begun marketing it for lease.

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Meetings and Events 2017: Ventura County Coast: Inspiration Within Reach

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To keep inspiration sustained, Ventura County Coast has a culinary experience all its own, created from an abundance of fresh and local ingredients.

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Regent Strikes Deal to Franchise Hundreds of Hair Salons

Hair salon owner, operator and franchiser Regis Corp. said Monday struck a deal with Beautiful Group, an affiliate of Beverly Hills-based private equity firm Regent, for the bulk of its North American salon business. Regent, which also entered into an agreement to acquire nearly all of Regis’ international segment, will become its largest franchisee.

Meetings and Events 2017: Pacific Palms Resort: Going Beyond Expectations

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The final quarter of 2017 is fast approaching and this means many “to do’s” for so many people. Pacific Palms Resort in the center of Southern California can be your virtual “one-stop-shop” solution for business and pleasure.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 2: Ring, Pondering IPO, Launches Security System to Compete With ADT

Ring, pondering IPO, launches security system to compete with ADT, Ticketmaster sues brokers for using bots to gain advantage, and EMarketer cuts Snapchat's projected revenue for 2017 by $128 million.

Port of Los Angeles Terminal Re-Opens After Picketing

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 63, ended a two-day job action at the APL Terminal at the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday.

Meetings and Events 2017: Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

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The iconic five-star Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is undergoing a complete interior redesign of all 285 guest rooms and suites, along with corridors and elevator lobbies.

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CAA Sports Acquires Barrett Sports Group, Launches CAA Icon

The CAA Sports division of Creative Artists Agency has acquired Barrett Sports Group, a boutique consulting firm that advises sports venues on strategy and valuation, and will merge it with its Icon Venue Group. The new division will be known as CAA Icon.

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Luxury Watches 2017: Rolex’s 90-Year Classic is up for any Challenge

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Since the 1930s, the Oyster by Rolex has accompanied numerous Himalayan expeditions.

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Luxury Watches 2017: TAG Heuer teams with Aytron Senna

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Thirty years ago, Ayrton Senna won the legendary Monaco Grand Prix for the very first time.

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Luxury Watches 2017: Zenith Brings a Celebration of Timeless Color

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Earlier this year, the Elite collection from Zenith launched a new model that enables its wearer to change the color of time. Yellow, apple green, turquoise and red versions appear housed in a daintier than ever stainless steel case with diamond-set bezel.

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Luxury Watches 2017: Omega Launches Bond-Inspired Timepiece

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At a special event in London this past July, OMEGA proudly unveiled a new timepiece that celebrates the rank and regalia of James Bond. Known as the Seamaster Diver 300M “Commander’s Watch” Limited Edition, OMEGA President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann revealed the watch alongside Bond film Producer Michael G. Wilson.

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Ring, Pondering IPO, Launches Security System to Compete With ADT

Santa Monica’s Bot Home Automation Inc., better known as Ring, said today it would introduce a home security system. The launch, which comes ahead of the company’s anticipated initial public offering, puts the firm in direct competition with home security service ADT Corp.

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Luxury Watches 2017: NOMOS Glashütte Offers the Pinnacle of Elegance

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You are in for “automatically happier” times with a new watch series from NOMOS Glashütte.

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Techies Try to Come Together in Antelope Valley

STARTUPS: One Million Cups forms chapter for mutual support.

After moving back to the Antelope Valley this summer, Joseph Haecker went looking for the area’s tech startup network.

LA Rising: Shoring Up Long Beach

Los Angeles County’s second-largest city is also undergoing a downtown renaissance.

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