Stories for July 2018

Tuesday, July 31

Developer Picks Up Westside Residential Property for $7 Million

California Landmark Group, a Westside-based developer, has purchased 10,000 square feet of property at 3812-3818 Dunn Drive in Los Angeles, adjacent to Culver City, from Westside-based real estate firm Napa Industries for $7 million or nearly $700 per square foot, according to NAI Capital.

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UCLA Receives $25M Gift from Local Real Estate CEO for Humanities and Philosophy Studies

A local real estate executive has led a $25 million donation to UCLA’s humanities division, with $20 million going to the university’s philosophy department, UCLA officials announced July 30.

Dole Food Sells 45 Percent Stake for $300M

Dole Food Co. finalized its merger with European fresh produce distributor Total Produce Tuesday in a $300 million deal that gives Total Produce a 45 percent stake in the Westlake Village company from owner David Murdock.

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LegalZoom Valued at $2 Billion Following Investment

Glendale online legal technology company LegalZoom.com Inc. announced June 31 it completed a $500 million financing round from four total investors, its second since the firm’s founding in 2001. With this investment, LegalZoom’s estimated value totals roughly $2 billion.

Oak View Selects AECOM as Contractor for Seattle Arena

Oak View Group announced July 31 general contractors for their $660 million redevelopment of Seattle’s Key Arena including Century City-headquartered construction giant AECOM.

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Silicon Beach Report July 31: UPS Partners with Thor Trucks for Electric Vehicles

UPS expands electric fleet with Thor; Cred launches cryptocurrency app; Logitech buys Blue Microphones

Vance Street Capital Invests in Aerospace Maker

Sawtelle-based private equity firm Vance Street Capital announced the recapitalization of Jet Parts Engineering Inc. in Seattle. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Century Park Capital Partners Acquires Virginia Behavioral Health Firm

Century Park Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in El Segundo, has acquired Dominion Youth Services of Virginia, the company announced July 31.

Cerritos Towne Center Office Building Sells for $24 Million

West Coast Capital Partners, a Torrance-based real estate investment company, has purchased the five-story, 105,000-square-foot 12800 Center Court Drive South in Cerritos for about $24 million, or around $229 per square foot, according to sources close to the deal.

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Logitech Inc. Acquires Blue Microphones for $117 Million

Newark and Switzerland-based computer accessory company Logitech Inc. purchased Westlake Village microphone manufacturer Blue Microphones Holdings Corp. for $117 million in a cash deal finalized July 30.

Epi-Now Raises $9.2 Million for Emergency Allergy Drug Cabinets

Epi-Now, a Beverly Hills-based startup that markets emergency allergy drug cabinets, has raised $9.2 million from investors, according to a securities filing.

Monday, July 30

Keck Graduate Institute Announces Plans for New Claremont Colleges Medical School

The Claremont Colleges announced it would open a medical school in East Los Angeles County aimed at relieving a dearth of primary care physicians.

Todd Boehly

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Todd Boehly founded Eldridge Industries, a private holding company where he serves as chairman and chief executive.

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Nicolas Berggruen

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Nicolas Berggruen is chairman of the Berggruen Institute, a think tankhe founded in 2010 to study and design systems of good governance.

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Richard "Ric" Kayne

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Ric Kayne co-founded Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors in 1984 with the late business magnet John Anderson.

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Gregory May

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Gregory May is the executive vice president and regional managing director for Newmark Knight Frank’s U.S. Southwest Region, comprising about a dozen offices with oversight of more than 300 commercial real estate brokers.

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Ynon Kreiz

LA 500

Ynon Kreiz was named chief executive of Mattel in April, after serving on the company’s board since June 2017.

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Assessed Value of Real Estate in L.A. County Hits Record $1.57 Trillion

In another sign of L.A.’s continuing real estate boom, the total assessed value of real estate in Los Angeles County rose 6.6 percent this year to a record $1.57 trillion, according to an announcement late on July 27 from Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang.

Christine Simmons

LA 500

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

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Sheryl Sandberg

LA 500

Sheryl Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook Inc.

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Edward P. Roski Jr.

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

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Michael Rosenberg

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Mike Rosenberg is the senior managing director of Intrepid Investment Bankers and is responsible for M&A and capital markets transactions and serves on the firm’s executive committee.

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Richard Ressler

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Richard Ressler is president and founder of Orchard Capital Corp., which oversees companies in which Orchard Capital or its affiliates invest.

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Antony P. Ressler

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

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Pierce O'Donnell

LA 500

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

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Jade Mills

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Jade Mills is an agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and has been ranked the No. 1 real estate agent in the world for Coldwell Banker for the past five years.

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Dina Lozofsky

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Dina Lozofsky became executive director of Biocom’s Los Angeles office in 2016, bringing 20 years of experience to the task of raising the local profile of San Diego-based advocacy group for the life sciences sector.

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Philip Holthouse

LA 500

Phil Holthouse is a founding partner of Holthouse Carlin & Van Tright with more than three decades of experience in the tax field working with clients in the real estate, private equity, professional services and family office industry sectors.

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Carl Dickerson

LA 500

Carl Dickerson is the chairman and founder of Dickerson Insurance Services, which he started in 1965 after working as a teacher and educator for four years at UC San Francisco and West Philadelphia High School.

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Arthur M. Coppola

LA 500

Arthur Coppola has been chief executive of Macerich Co. since 1993 and has led the Santa Monica-based real estate company from a privately held real estate enterprise into a publicly owned regional mall company that’s a component of the S&P 500.

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Lorne M. Buchman

LA 500

Lorne Buchman is the president of ArtCenter College of Design.

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Sam Nazarian

LA 500

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

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Mark DiNapoli

LA 500

Mark DiNapoli is president and general manager of the West Region for Suffolk Construction, overseeing the strategic direction, projects, client relationships and operations in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.

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James Murdoch & Lachlan K. Murdoch

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James and Lachlan Murdoch are the heirs to News Corp., the media company built by their father, Rupert Murdoch.

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John L. Di Carlo

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John Di Carlo is managing partner of Windes, a Long Beach-based provider of accounting, assurance, tax and business consulting services.

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Jeff Dailey

LA 500

Jeff Dailey has been chief executive of Farmers Group Inc. since 2012, taking the top spot after serving as the company’s president and chief operating officer.

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Jeff Babione

LA 500

Jeff Babione is the vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Advanced Development Programs – also known as Skunk Works.

LaVar Ball

LA 500

Lavar Ball has managed to build his Big Baller Brand of athletic gear and apparel with the help of moxie and Twitter, using broadcast, print and social media to “speak it into existence,” as the one-time collegiate athlete and fringe pro is fond of saying.

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Ken Coelho

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Ken Coelho has two decades of experience in public accounting, with a focus on the entertainment industry, business improvement districts, high net worth individuals and small businesses.

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Tom Barry

LA 500

Tom Barry, a certified public accountant, has been at Green Hasson Janks since 1997.

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Ilyanne Morden Kichaven

LA 500

Ilyanne Morden Kichaven is the Los Angeles executive director of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAGAFTRA), the union representing more than 80,000 actors, broadcasters, dancers, singers, stunt-persons, voice-over and recording artists.

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Kullen Birkeland

LA 500

Kullen Birkeland is office managing partner for Grant Thornton’s California market territory, which includes the company’s Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego offices.

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Leslie Moonves

LA 500

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

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Richard Ziman

LA 500

Richard Ziman is co-founder and chairman of Rexford Industrial Realty, a developer of infill industrial real estate.

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Jeffrey M. Worthe

LA 500

Jeff Worthe is president of Worthe Real Estate Group.

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Marc Merrill

LA 500

Marc Merrill is co-founder of Riot Games, the game developer and publisher behind the monster hit League of Legends.

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Rayni Romito Williams

LA 500

Rayni Romito Williams, co-owner of Williams & Williams Estates Group, specializes in high-end real estate with a celebrity clientele that includes Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lopez, and Bruce Makowsky.

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Richard Weintraub

LA 500

Richard Weintraub is president of Weintraub Real Estate Group (WREG), which has acquired, developed or entitled properties worth about $1 billion.

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Kevin LeGrett

LA 500

Kevin LeGrett is president of iHeartMedia’s operations in the Los Angeles region. He also serves as the president of the company’s West division.

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Jimmy Kimmel

LA 500

Jimmy Kimmel has been hosting his late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on ABC since 2003.

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Mark Weinstein

LA 500

Mark Weinstein is president and founder of MJW Investments, one of the 25 largest commercial real estate developers in Los Angeles County.

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Robert Kotick

LA 500

Robert Kotick is chief executive of Santa Monica-based video game publisher Activision Blizzard, which develops and distributes content and services on video game consoles, personal computers and mobile devices, including the Overwatch game series.

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Nadine Watt

LA 500

Nadine Watt is president of Watt Cos. and oversees its 6 million-square-foot portfolio of multifamily, industrial, office and retail properties.

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Kathleen Kennedy

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Kathleen Kennedy has been with Lucasfilm since 2012.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg

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Jeffrey Katzenberg is managing partner of WndrCo, the mobile video content company he founded in 2016.

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Mauricio Umansky

LA 500

Mauricio Umansky, founder and chief executive of real estate firm The Agency, has represented some of the world’s most noteworthy properties, including the Playboy Mansion, which was the first house in Los Angeles to sell above the $100 million mark.

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James Iovine

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Veteran music mogul Jimmy Iovine is a longtime industry player who heads Beats Electronics with Dr. Dre.

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Salem to Replace Music Countdown Host

Shares of Salem Media Group moved higher Monday after the company announced it will replace Jeff Steele, host of its Singing News Radio Network’s countdown show for Southern Gospel music, with radio personality Rodney Baucom.

Ron Tutor

LA 500

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

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James Travers

LA 500

James Travers founded Travers Realty Corp. in 1978 and served as its chairman until 2014 when the real estate firm merged with Cresa Partners to form Travers Cresa.

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Robert Iger

LA500

Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive of Walt Disney Co., is poised to close a $71 billion dollar acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and entertainment assets, as well as networks National Geographic, FX and Star TV and stakes in Sky, Endemol Shine Group, Hulu and regional sports networks.

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Kevin Huvane

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

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Brian Grazer

LA 500

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Brian Grazer is a partner in Imagine Entertainment, a company he founded with fellow filmmaker Ron Howard in 1986.

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Francis "Frank" George Symons Jr.

LA 500

Frank Symons is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Western Region for Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Alan F. Horn

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

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Donald Sterling

LA 500

Donald Sterling got his start in real estate in the 1960s and today holds an expansive portfolio of more than 160 apartment buildings in Los Angeles.

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Lucian Grainge

LA 500

Lucian Grainge is chairman and chief executive of Universal Music Group, where he has championed the development of innovative business models and collaborations with a wide range of technology and media partners around the world.

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Sam Gores

LA 500

Sam Gores is chairman and co-founder of Paradigm Talent Agency and is regarded as one of Hollywood’s most prominent agents.

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Gust D. Soteropulos

LA 500

Gust Soteropulos is senior vice president and general manager at Webcor, a construction services firm founded in 1971 that has grown to more than $2 billion in annual revenue.

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Sandy Sigal

LA 500

Sandy Sigal is the founder and chief executive of NewMark Merrill Cos., a privately held developer and owner of shopping centers in California, Colorado, and Illinois, including the Rialto Marketplace California, Southgate Plaza and Crenshaw Imperial Plaza malls in Southern California.

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Jim Gianopulos

LA 500

Jim Gianopulos is chief executive of Paramount Studios, a position he assumed last year.

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Jerome "Jerry" Snyder

LA 500

Jerry Snyder is a senior partner of J.H. Snyder Co., one of the largest privately-held real estate development firms in Los Angeles Snyder, who founded the company in 1949, seeks to build environmentally and community sensitive projects.

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Avi Shemesh

LA 500

Avi Shemesh, with a real estate investing history that stretches back more than 25 years, co-founded CIM Group in 1994.

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Randy Freer

LA 500

Randy Freer is chief executive of Hulu.

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John Shea

LA 500

John Shea, chairman and co-founder of J.F. Shea Co., comes from a family of homebuilders, with a 5 million-square-foot portfolio of office, industrial and retail properties in California, Colorado and Washington.

Silicon Beach Report July 30: Two Bit Circus Acquires Arts District Warehouse for Game Space

Two-Bit Circus comes to town to open Arts District game space; Pepperdine teams up with 2U; SRAXmd sold

Nick Segal

LA 500

Nick Segal, president, Southern California for Pacific Union International, has more than three decades of experience in real estate.

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Ari Emanuel

LA 500

Ari Emanuel is co-chief executive of Endeavor, formerly known as WME | IMG.

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Kevin A. Shannon

LA 500

Kevin Shannon, co-head of Capital Markets for Newmark Knight Frank, leads the disposition and acquisition of investment properties for domestic and offshore investors in 16 different markets.

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Sandra Sanders

LA 500

Sandra Sanders is the founder of RE/MAX Estate Properties, a real estate firm with five residential offices and two commercial offices and more than 675 agents.

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Andre Romelle "Dr. Dre" Young

LA 500

Dr. Dre is a music mogul and hip-hop artist.

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Nelson Rising

LA 500

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

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Ellen DeGeneres

LA 500

Ellen DeGeneres is an actress, comedian and entertainment star whose distinctive comedic voice has resonated with audiences on television, in film and in the literary world.

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Ted Chervin

LA 500

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

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Troy Carter

LA 500

Troy Carter is head of diversified entertainment company Atom Factory. He created social media startup Backplane in 2012.

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Beyonce Knowles-Carter & Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter

LA 500

Husband-and-wife entertainment giants Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter have an estimated combined net worth of $1.4 billion and are No. 49 on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of Wealthiest Angelenos.

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Stephen B. Burke

LA 500

Stephen Burke is chief executive of NBCUniversal, where he oversees a portfolio of news, sports and entertainment networks; a motion picture company; significant TV production operations; a TV stations group; and theme parks.

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Karen Brodkin

LA 500

Karen Brodkin is executive vice president for content strategy and partnerships at Endeavor, overseeing development and strategy for a range of business areas across the company’s portfolio.

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Jason Bentley

LA 500

Jason Bentley is the music director of KCRW-FM, where he also serves as host of the program “Morning Becomes Eclectic.”

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Joyce Rey

LA 500

Joyce Rey’s career-sales tally in luxury real estate is more than $4 billion.

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Alan Bergman

LA 500

Alan Bergman is president of Walt Disney Studios, where he is responsible for marketing and distribution of the studio’s slate of motion pictures from Disney, Walt Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm.

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Wayne Ratkovich

LA500

Wayne Ratkovich is the founder and chief executive of Ratkovich Co., the firm selected by the City of Los Angeles to develop a 31-acre waterfront site as the San Pedro Public Market.

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Brandon Beck

LA 500

Brandon Beck co-founded Riot Games alongside Marc Merrill and co-created the popular League of Legends game, which has amassed a global community of players.

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Gerald Porter

LA 500

Gerald Porter is one of the founding principals of Cresa and a past chairman of the company, which is one of North America’s largest corporate real estate advisory firms, specializing in tenant representation and corporate services, including project management.

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Kurt Rappaport

LA 500

Kurt Rappaport co-founded the Westside Estate Agency with Stephen Shapiro in 1999, focusing on high-end homes and estates in Los Angeles’ premier neighborhoods.

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J.J. Abrams

LA 500

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

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Yannis C. Yortsos

LA 500

Yannis Yortsos is dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the Zohrab Kaprielian Chair in Engineering.

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Geoffrey Palmer

LA 500

Geoffrey Palmer owns and operates G.H. Palmer Associates and GHP Management as an investor, developer, and manager of institutional grade multi-family and mixed-use rental communities in Southern California.

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Cathy Orquiola

LA 500

Cathy Orquiola is district manager for PCL Construction, the contracting organization representing independent construction companies in the United States, Canada and Australia.

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Deryck van Rensburg

LA 500

Deryck van Rensburg is the dean of the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.

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Steve Needleman

LA 500

Steve Needleman is the owner of downtown’s Anjac Properties, the real estate portfolio started by his father, the late Jack Needleman.

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Chandra Subramaniam

LA 500

Chandra Subramaniam is dean of the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at Cal State Northridge.

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Timothy Law Snyder

LA 500

Timothy Law Snyder became president of Loyola Marymount in 2015 after serving as a professor and administrator at Jesuit institutions for more than 30 years.

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Hans Mumper

LA 500

Hans Mumper is the executive managing director for Southern California for Colliers International, giving him oversight of a region that includes Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties.

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Tom Sayles

LA 500

Thomas Sayles is senior vice president for university relations, providing strategic direction and leadership of USC’s efforts to continuously improve its relationships with external and internal stakeholders.

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Jeffrey T. Mezger

LA 500

Jeffrey Mezger is chairman of the board for KB Home, one of the most recognized brands in homebuilding.

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Alex Meruelo

LA 500

Alex Meruelo is the owner of Downey-based management firm Meruelo Group.

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Thomas Felix Rosenbaum

LA 500

Thomas Rosenbaum is the ninth president of Caltech and a professor of physics.

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Thomas Parham

LA 500

Thomas Parham took office as president of Cal State Dominguez Hills in July, after serving as vice chancellor for student affairs and an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Irvine.

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Robert Maguire

LA 500

Robert Maguire, founder and principal of Income Property Advisors, has been selling residential income and commercial properties in Southern California since 1998, specializing in multifamily and residential income properties.

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Jay Luchs

LA 500

Jay Luchs specializes in the sale and leasing of investment properties, with a focus on helping international retail and fashion brands find store locations.

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Robert J. Lowe

LA 500

Robert Lowe is chairman of Lowe, a national real estate company he founded in 1972.

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Syd Leibovitch

LA 500

Syd Leibovitch is president and owner of Rodeo Realty Inc., a Beverly Hills-based residential real estate firm he built from the ground up.

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Jaime Lee

LA 500

Jaime Lee has been having a banner year.

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Michael Milken

LA 500

Michael Milken has for 45 years spearheaded initiatives in medical research, public policy, education, public health and access to capital.

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Lowell Milken

LA 500

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

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Jonathan Larsen

LA 500

Jonathan Larsen, principal and managing director of Avison Young, also is a member of the firm’s global leadership team.

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Shaul Kuba

LA 500

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

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Dianne F. Harrison

LA 500

Dianne Harrison is president of Cal State Northridge.

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Aaron Kirman

LA 500

Aaron Kirman, president of the Estates Division at Pacific Union in Los Angeles, has an exclusive clientele that includes industry leaders, celebrities, royalty, major lending institutions and foreign investors.

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James Ellis

LA 500

James Ellis is dean of the Marshall School of Business at USC, a post he assumed after serving as the university’s vice provost for globalization, vice dean for external relations and associate dean for the undergraduate program.

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John Kilroy

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John Kilroy stepped into the role of chairman of Kilroy Realty in 2013, after serving as chief executive, president and board member of the company, which was founded in 1996.

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Jeff Hyland

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Hilton & Hyland President Jeff Hyland has played a key role in two exclusive real estate firms over the course of his 30-year career, serving as a co-founder of Hilton & Hyland and a founding affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate.

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Elizabeth M. Daley

LA 500

Elizabeth Daley is the longest-serving dean at USC.

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William Covino

LA 500

William Covino is president of Cal State L.A.

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Jane Close Conoley

LA 500

Jane Close Conoley is president of Cal State Long Beach.

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Rick Hilton

LA 500

Rick Hilton, the co-founder and chairman of Beverly Hills luxury brokerage Hilton & Hyland, has been selling residential real estate for more than thirty years.

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Laura McIver

LA 500

Laura McIver is the general manager of Shutters on the Beach, an Edward Thomas Collection property overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica.

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Soraya M. Coley

LA 500

Soraya Coley is president of Cal Poly Pomona.

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Ronald L. Havner Jr.

LA 500

Ronald Havner is chairman and chief executive of Public Storage, positions he has held since 2011 and 2002, respectively.

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Tamara Hughes Gustavson

LA 500

Tamara Hughes Gustavson is the largest shareholder of Glendale-based self-storage giant Public Storage and owns a stake in American Homes 4 Rent, the REIT founded by her father, American Commercial Equities Management, the private real estate investment firm started by her brother, B. Wayne Hughes Jr.

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Gene D. Block

LA 500

Gene Block is the chancellor of UCLA, overseeing the university’s $7.5-billion budget, more than 43,000 students, 4,300 faculty and 42,000 employees.

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Emile Haddad

LA 500

Emile Haddad is chairman and chief executive of Five Point Holdings, the largest developer of mixed-use communities in coastal California.

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Tom Gilmore

LA 500

Tom Gilmore’s development projects are primarily in downtown Los Angeles and have been recognized as helping spur downtown’s resurgence.

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Andrew K. Benton

LA 500

Andrew Benton has been president of Pepperdine University since 2000, and also serves as chief executive.

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Sally Forster Jones

LA 500

Sally Forster Jones closed more than $350 million in real estate sales in 2017, just a fraction of the $5 billion in sales she has accrued over her 40-year career in Southern California real estate.

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Ernest Wooden Jr.

LA 500

Ernest “Ernie” Wooden Jr., chief executive of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, has spent his entire career in the hospitality industry, including more than a decade in senior leadership positions in both global brand management and operations with Hilton Hotels Corp.

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Bert Dezzutti

LA 500

Bert Dezzutti, vice president of Brookfield Office Properties, is responsible for leasing, operations, management, legal, construction, development and management of Brookfield’s Western Region portfolio, which comprises more than 10 million square feet of premier Class-A assets, including properties in downtown Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

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David Wolpe

LA 500

David Wolpe is the Max Webb Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Westwood.

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Herb Wesson

LA 500

City of Los Angeles Herb Wesson represents Council District 10 in Los Angeles and has served as the body’s president since November 2011.

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John C. Cushman III

LA 500

John Cushman III is a leader in commercial real estate who negotiated the largest office lease in the world – the 4 million-square-foot Merrill Lynch & Co. headquarters.

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Phillip A. Washington

LA 500

Phillip Washington, who became chief executive of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in 2015, oversees an agency that transports 1.4 million passengers on an average weekday, riding on a fleet of 2,000 clean-air buses and six rail lines.

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Victor J. Coleman

LA 500

Victor Coleman is the founder, chief executive and chairman of Hudson Pacific Properties, a publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on acquiring, repositioning, developing and operating high-quality office and studio properties in media-and tech-focused West Coast markets.

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Patricia Wagner

LA 500

Patricia Wagner, chief executive of Southern California Gas Co.(SoCalGas), a Sempra Energy California utility, oversees the nation’s largest natural-gas distribution utility, which counts 21.6 million consumers and 5.9 million meters in more than 500 communities.

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Phil Brodkin

LA 500

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

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Rick J. Caruso

LA 500

Rick Caruso is a real estate innovator, civic leader, and philanthropist.

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Doug Bernards

LA 500

Doug Bernards is executive chairman of Bernards, a commercial builder and construction management company he co-founded in 1974 with his brothers Greg and Jeff.

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Ron Sugar

LA 500

Ronald Sugar is a board member of Chevron, Air Lease Corp., Amgen Inc. and Apple Inc.

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Stanley Black

LA 500

Principal Stanley Black brings more than 60 years of experience as a real estate developer to Black Equities Group, a real estate firm with a portfolio of office, retail and industrial tenants under long-term net leases.

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John Bendheim

LA 500

John Bendheim left a career as an apparel manufacturer for real estate investing.

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Bill Bauman

LA 500

Bill Bauman is a recent addition to Newmark Knight Frank’s Capital Markets unit, joining the company’s downtown Los Angeles office in January as a vice chairman, but he has a long career in real estate, specializing in retail land planning, developer consultation, and investment sales.

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Steve Soboroff

LA 500

Real estate businessman Steve Soboroff serves as president of the Los Angeles Police Commission.

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Sonny Astani

LA 500

Sonny Astani has acquired, developed, constructed and managed more than $2 billion in multifamily buildings and condominiums, including 7,500 apartment units in Southern California.

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Renata Simril

LA 500

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

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Santiago Arana

LA 500

Santiago Arana is a 15-year real estate veteran who joined Westside real estate firm The Agency in 2014.

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Gene Seroka

LA 500

Gene Seroka has been executive director of the Port of Los Angeles since 2014, a position he received from Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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Miguel Santana

LA 500

Miguel Santana is president and chief executive of Fairplex, a 500-acre campus located in the City of Pomona and home of the L.A. County Fair and 500 year-round events.

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Josh & Matt Altman

LA 500

Josh Altman, a realtor with Douglas Elliman Real Estate, specializes in luxury homes in Beverly Hills and Hollywood Hills for a clientele that includes entertainers, athletes and high net worth individuals from around the world.

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Michael Rich

LA 500

Michael Rich is president and chief executive of the RAND Corp., a nonpartisan research nonprofit that advises on policy and decision-making through research and analysis.

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Maria Salinas

LA 500

Maria Salinas was tapped earlier this year as chief executive of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the first woman in the position in the organization’s 130-year history.

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Sean Parker

LA500

Sean Parker, the co-founder of Napster and former president of Facebook Inc., operates a $600 million foundation that focuses on life sciences, global public health and civic engagement.

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Jim McDonnell

LA500

Jim McDonnell has been Los Angeles County’s 32nd sheriff since 2014. His first election was a landslide victory, while his bid for a second term will be decided in November.

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William Barron Hilton

LA 500

William Hilton is the retired chairman, president and chief executive of Hilton Hotels Corp.

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Sherry Lansing

LA 500

Sherry Lansing is the founder and chief executive of Sherry Lansing Foundation, which is dedicated to cancer research, health, public education and career opportunities.

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Norman Lear

LA 500

Norman Lear is chairman of Act III Communications, a multimedia holding company with interests in television, motion pictures, and licensing.

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Jeffrey Kightlinger

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

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Vera Guerin

LA 500

Vera Guerin is a past chairwoman of the Cedars-Sinai Health System board of directors.

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Cenk Uygur

LA 500

Cenk Uygur is chief executive of TYT Network, which produces The Young Turks, the online news show hosted by Uygur that draws a global audience of more than 200 million views a month and 8 billion total video views

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David Geffen

LA 500

David Geffen, a renowned figure in the music and entertainment industry, is a major funder of education institutions across the country.

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Shane Smith

LA 500

Shane Smith is founder and executive chairman of Vice Media.

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David Suissa

LA 500

David Suissa is the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, which has been undergoing a redesign and revamp since he took over both posts in October.

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Jay Penske

LA 500

Jay Penske is chairman and chief executive of Penske Media, owner of 16 media brands, including Rolling Stone, WWD, Variety Inc., Robb Report, Sourcing Journal, Deadline.com and others.

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Norm Pattiz

LA 500

Norm Pattiz is chairman and chief executive of PodcastOne, which he launched in late 2012 and has grown into an expansive network of audio on demand programming.

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Jonathan Gold

LA 500

Jonathan Gold, who died on July 21 at the age of 57, was the restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times.

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Daniel Hernandez

LA 500

Daniel Hernandez is editor of L.A. Taco, an online platform that’s dedicated to Los Angeles news and culture and draws a multi-cultural millennial audience.

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Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor & Jon Lovett

LA 500

Former White House staffers Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor and Jon Lovett launched political commentary podcast Pod Save America in Los Angeles shortly after the 2016 election.

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Adam Streisand

LA 500

Adam Streisand, a partner at Sheppard Mullin, is known for litigation involving private wealth disputes, estates and conservatorships.

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Lisa Specht

LA 500

Lisa Specht, a partner with Manatt Phelps, represents a wide variety of national and California-based companies, providing strategic advice and representation on significant government-contract, business, transportation, land-use and public-policy issues.

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Jonathan C. Sandler

LA 500

Jonathan Sandler is an experienced trial litigator who specializes in business, consumer protection, employment and real estate matters.

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Jeffrey Rosenfeld

LA 500

Jeff Rosenfeld, a partner at Alston & Bird, focuses his practice on trial and appellate litigation, with an emphasis on class action and other complex commercial litigation.

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José Horacio Gomez

LA 500

José H. Gomez is the fifth archbishop of Los Angeles, the nation’s largest Roman Catholic diocese.

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Kelli Sager

LA 500

Kelli Sager has spent more than three decades as a litigator representing entertainment companies and publishers in state and federal court.

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Frank O. Gehry

LA 500

Architect Frank Gehry has designed many iconic buildings, including the stainless steel-clad Walt Disney Concert Hall, which opened in 2003 and has become emblematic of downtown Los Angeles.

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Jennifer Post

LA 500

Jennifer Post, partner in the corporate and securities group at Thompson Coburn, serves as primary outside counsel to a variety of entrepreneurs, venture capital firms and emerging companies, as well as domestic and international public companies.

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Stacy Phillips

LA 500

Stacy Phillips is a partner and certified family-law specialist at the firm Blank Rome, where she represents a wide variety of high-profile and high net worth clients in divorce and custody issues.

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Edward Perron

LA 500

Ed Perron is managing partner of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, advising clients on legal issues regarding mergers, acquisitions, divestitures joint ventures, strategic investments and the distribution of products in the United States.

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Eric Garcetti

LA 500

Eric Garcetti was re-elected mayor of Los Angeles in 2017.

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Steve Olson

LA500

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

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Ron S. Galperin

LA 500

Ron Galperin was re-elected city controller for Los Angeles in 2017.

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Richard Pachulski

LA 500

Richard Pachulski is a partner with Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones and has 40 years of experience representing debtors and creditors’ committees in both out-of-court workouts and in-court proceedings.

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Deborah Ale Flint

LA500

Deborah Flint, chief executive of Los Angeles World Airports, oversees Los Angeles International and Van Nuys general aviation airports.

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Thomas Barrack Jr.

LA 500

Thomas Barrack is executive chairman of Colony Capital Inc., previously Colony NorthStar Inc., which was formed with the 2017 merger of Barrack’s private equity firm Colony Capital Inc. with NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.

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Robert C. O'Brien

LA 500

Robert O’Brien is a partner in Larson O’Brien, the law firm he co-founded in 2016.

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Peter Diamandis, MD

LA 500

Dr. Peter Diamandis is founder and executive chairman of the XPrize Foundation, which specializes in designing and operating largescale incentive competitions.

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Louis R. "Skip" Miller

LA500

Skip Miller, managing partner of Miller Barondess, is a trial lawyer with 45 years of experience.

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Brian D’Arcy

LA500

Brian D’Arcy is business manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18.

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Janet Clayton

LA 500

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

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Mel Levine

LA 500

Mel Levine is counsel in the Century City office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, where he advises clients on the public-policy aspects of complex domestic and international transactions.

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James T. Butts Jr.

LA 500

James Butts is currently serving his second term as mayor of Inglewood, the city in southwest Los Angeles County that is poised for major transformation.

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Austin Beutner

LA 500

Austin Beutner was named superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District in May.

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Stephen G. Larson

LA 500

Stephen Larson is a partner in the law firm of Larson O’Brien, which represents individuals, government entities, and businesses in trials, appeals, and arbitrations.

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Bill Allen

LA 500

Bill Allen, chief executive of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. (LAEDC), launched the first strategic plan for economic development in Los Angeles, a task that required moderating 26 public meetings and working with more than 1,000 regional stakeholders from across business, labor, government, education and philanthropy.

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Gregory Rodriguez

LA 500

Gregory Rodriguez founded Zócalo Public Square in 2003 and serves as its publisher and editor-in-chief.

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Travis VanderZanden

LA 500

Travis VanderZanden is chief executive of Bird, the “last-mile” electric scooter startup he founded last year in Santa Monica, which has spread to 18 cities.

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John C. Hueston

LA 500

John Hueston, a partner at Hueston Hennigan, has been recognized twice as a “California Lawyer of the Year.”

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Jamie Siminoff

LA 500

Jamie Siminoff is the creator of the smart doorbell and security system Ring, which was acquired this year by Amazon.com for $1 billion.

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Michael Ritchie

LA 500

Michael Ritchie is artistic director of Center Theatre Group, one of the largest and most active theater companies in the nation, which is known for the award-winning productions it stages at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum in downtown Los Angeles and Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.

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Janis Pamiljans

LA500

Janis Pamiljans has been corporate vice president and president of Aerospace Systems for Northrop Grumman Corp. since last year.

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Jeff Greenberg

LA 500

Jeff Greenberg is the managing partner of Latham & Watkins’ Los Angeles office.

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Marija Mikic

LA 500

Marija Mikic is an engineering director of the Ads Human Evaluation Program at Google Los Angeles.

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Marshall Grossman

LA 500

Marshall Grossman is a senior partner with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

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Rachel S. Moore

LA 500

Rachel Moore is president and chief executive of the Music Center, one of the nation’s largest performing arts centers and a cultural anchor in Los Angeles County.

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Patricia L. Glaser

LA 500

Patricia Glaser is a trial lawyer and the head of Glaser Weil’s litigation department.

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Robert Kyncl

LA 500

Robert Kyncl is the chief business officer at YouTube, overseeing commercial, creative and content partnerships for the platform.

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Timothy R. Graves

LA 500

Timothy Graves has been managing partner of the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois since 1999 and serves on the management committee, helping to create the firm’s national practice group system.

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John Choi

LA 500

John Choi is the public policy manager for Airbnb and leads the homesharing company’s government and public affairs efforts in Southern California.

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Tom Girardi

LA 500

Tom Girardi, a partner with Girardi Keese, handles claims involving wrongful death, commercial litigation, products liability, bad-faith insurance and toxic torts.

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Matthew Brooks

LA 500

Matthew Brooks is heading up the Google Cloud business in Southern California.

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Dean Spanos

LA 500

Dean Spanos is the chairman of the Los Angeles Chargers. He heads the family-owned business, aided by son John, president of football operations, and A.G., president of business operations.

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Bruce Meyer

LA 500

Real estate executive and car collector Bruce Meyer continues to serve as the face of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

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Lew Feldman

LA 500

Attorney Lew Feldman founded the private equity group Heritage Capital Ventures in 2015 to invest in online financial technologies.

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Michael Govan

LA 500

Michael Govan joined the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) as chief executive and was named Wallis Annenberg Director in 2006.

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Marcy Carsey

LA 500

Marcy Carsey has been chairwoman of the Hammer Museum at UCLA since 2014.

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LeBron James

LA500

Professional basketball player LeBron James is a new entry to the LA500, thanks to the July announcement that he has agreed to a $154 million, four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Philip Anschutz

LA500

Philip Anschutz is the owner of Anschutz Entertainment Group, the giant sports and live-entertainment company with headquarters downtown.

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Rick Parent

LA 500

Rick Parent is managing director, shareholder and audit and accounting shareholder for Gumbiner Savett, specializing in audits and financial reporting for private and publicly held companies.

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Eli Broad

LA 500

Eli Broad is a renowned business leader, art collector and philanthropist who built two Fortune 500 companies in two industries from the ground up.

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Kevin M. Ehrhart

LA 500

Kevin Ehrhart is a real estate partner at Kirkland Ellis, representing real estate investors, capital providers, owners, developers and others in real estate-related transactions.

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Gray Davis

LA 500

Joseph “Gray” Davis is counsel at the law firm Loeb & Loeb, where he focuses his practice on advising companies and providing a strategic approach to solving complex issues.

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Bob Foster

LA 500

Robert Foster, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Greater Los Angeles, is responsible for the day-to day operations of 2,100 sales associates working in 26 offices from Long Beach to Santa Barbara.

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Jack Sinclair

LA 500

Jack Sinclair was named chief executive of 99 Cents Only Stores in February, following the retirement of Geoffrey Covert.

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Wallis Annenberg

LA 500

Wallis Annenberg, chief executive of the Annenberg Foundation, has spent much of her life focused on philanthropy, especially in the fields of education, communications, arts and culture, medical research, animal welfare, social justice and environmental stewardship.

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Noel Cohen

LA 500

Noel Cohen is managing partner of the Los Angeles office and vice chairman of the commercial litigation department of the law firm Polsinelli.

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Richard Saghian

LA 500

Richard Saghian is chief executive of Fashion Nova, a trend-driven business he has grown in four years from a small Southern California chain of stores into FashionNova.com, one of the largest and fastest-growing e commerce platforms.

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John Branca

LA 500

John Branca is a partner at Ziffren Brittenham, the largest entertainment law firm in the world.

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Kathleen Brown

LA 500

Kathleen Brown is a partner at Manatt Phelps who focuses on business counseling, government and regulatory affairs in connection with various industries, including health care, energy, real estate and financial services.

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Theodore J. Boutrous Jr.

LA 500

Theodore Boutrous, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, has argued more than 100 appeals, including cases before the United States Supreme Court, federal circuit courts of appeals, state supreme courts and other appellate and trial courts regarding civil, constitutional and criminal matters.

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Leah M. Bishop

LA 500

Leah Bishop, co-chairwoman of trusts and estates for Loeb & Loeb, focuses on estate and gift tax planning for individuals and businesses, as well as the administration of estates and trusts, drawing on her experience in legal matters regarding charitable giving and tax-exempt organizations.

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Terry W. Bird

LA 500

Terry Bird, principal of Bird Marella, has a 40-year career as a litigator, trying civil and white-collar criminal cases.

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Mitchell Butier

LA 500

Mitch Butier is chief executive of Avery Dennison Corp.

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Dan Berman

LA 500

Dan Berman co-founded Wood Smith Henning & Berman. He currently serves as the firm’s chairman after previously serving as managing partner.

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Michael Buckley

LA 500

Michael Buckley is chief executive of Differential Brands Group Inc., which includes a roster of branded operating companies for premium apparel, footwear, and accessories. The company’s labels include Hudson men’s and women’s denim, and Robert Graham, maker of print-driven lifestyle apparel.

Mike Sullivan

LA 500

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

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Gloria Allred

LA500

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

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Stephen G. Berman

LA 500

Stephen Berman is president and chief executive of toymaker Jakks Pacific, the company he co-founded in 1995.

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Michael Rapino

LA 500

Michael Rapino is president and chief executive of Live Nation Entertainment.

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Ron Meyer

LA500

Ron Meyer is vice chairman of NBCUniversal, overseeing the company’s portfolio of film and television assets as well as its global theme park businesses.

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Richard Lovett

LA 500

Richard Lovett is president of Creative Artists Agency, the entertainment, and sports agency with a roster of award-winning actors and athletes.

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Bryan Lourd

LA500

Bryan Lourd is a partner and co-chairman of Creative Artists Agency, the entertainment and sports agency with offices around the world, including in the Los Angeles headquarters, London, Nashville, and Beijing. CAA represents artists working in film, television, music, theater, games and digital media.

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Stan Lee

LA 500

Legendary writer, editor, film executive producer, and publisher Stan Lee has had a hand in crafting characters that have sold millions of comic books and brought in billions at the box office, with more likely to come if Walt Disney Co.’s deal for 20th Century Fox helps consolidate rights to the various Marvel Comics characters.

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Donna Langley

LA 500

Donna Langley is chairman of Universal Pictures, overseeing all aspects of production and marketing operations worldwide, including Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, and the studio’s Global Talent Development & Inclusion division.

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Michel Moore

LA 500

Michel Moore was named chief of the Los Angeles Police Department in June, succeeding Charlie Beck, who retired.

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Jim Walsh

LA 500

Jim Walsh is president and chief executive of SCS Engineers and works at the forefront of sustainable solid waste management, sanitary landfills and landfill gas.

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Brian Staton

LA 500

Brian Staton is president and chief executive of HMC Architects,overseeing the firm’s Southern California studios in Los Angeles, San Diego, Irvine and Ontario as well as its Las Vegas studio.

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Eric Nichol

LA 500

Eric Nichol is president and chief executive of Moffatt & Nichol, a global infrastructure advisory firm.

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Dan L. Batrack

LA 500

Dan Batrack is chairman, chief executive and president of Tetra Tech, the Pasadena-based engineering and consulting firm.

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Anastasia Soare

LA 500

Anastasia Soare is chief executive of Anastasia Beverly Hills—one of the fastest-growing brands in the beauty industry.

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Lynsi Snyder

LA 500

Lynsi Snyder is president of In-N-Out Burger, the burger chain founded in 1948 by her paternal grandparents, Harry and Esther Snyder.

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Sunny Sassoon

LA 500

Sunny Sassoon is executive chairman of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, which he purchased in 1996 with his brother Victor.

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Eric Smidt

LA 500

Eric Smidt is chief executive, owner and founder of Calabasas-based Harbor Freight Tools, a $4.5 billion national retailer of discount tools and equipment.

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Victoria Rusnak

LA500

Victoria Rusnak became chief executive and president of Rusnak Auto Group in 2013, taking the reins of an operation founded by her father, Paul, more than 50 years ago.

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Stewart & Lynda Resnick

LA 500

Stewart Resnick is chairman and president of Wonderful Co., where his wife, Lynda Resnick, serves as vice chair and co owner and oversees worldwide marketing and product development.

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Wolfgang Puck

LA 500

Austrian-born celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has built a culinary empire Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, Wolfgang Puck Catering and Wolfgang Puck Worldwide Inc.—that includes more than 100 dining establishments, as well as his eponymous line of housewares, wine, coffee and packaged foods.

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David Murdock

LA 500

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

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Emery Molner

LA 500

Emery Molner is vice president of business operations for the Greater Los Angeles area of Gilbane Construction, overseeing Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange Counties, the Inland Empire and surrounding areas.

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Thom Mayne

LA 500

Thom Mayne is founder and design director of Morphosis, an interdisciplinary and collectively organized architecture firm launched in 1972.

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Michael Maltzan

LA 500

Michael Maltzan is the design principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture Inc., the firm he founded in 1995.

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Christopher Martin

LA 500

Christopher Martin is the chairman and chief executive of AC Martin, one of California’s most venerable architecture firms.

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Jon Vein

LA 500

Jon Vein was co-founder and chief executive of MarketShare, a big-data marketing analytics and software company that he left in December 2016

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Lee Maen

LA500

Lee Maen is a partner in Innovative Dining Group, owner of 17 restaurants including Sushi Roku, Roku, BOA Steakhouse, Robata Barand Katana.

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James R. Parks

LA 500

James Parks leads the Los Angeles office of CBIZ as executive director.

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Ravi Rajan

LA 500

Ravi Rajan is the president of CalArts.

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Sarah MacMillan

LA 500

Sarah MacMillan is the great-great-granddaughter of W.W. Cargill, who launched the Cargill empire in 1885 by opening a small grain store in Iowa.

Brian Lee

LA 500

Brian Lee heads BAM Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm he co-founded with Richard Jun in 2014.

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Isaac Larian

LA 500

Isaac Larian is chief executive of MGA Entertainment, which manufactures proprietary and licensed products including toys and games, dolls, electronics, home decor, stationery and sporting goods.

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Rusty Hicks

LA 500

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

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Tracy Hernandez

LA 500

Tracy Hernandez is the founding chief executive of the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed), and she played a key role in its advocacy and outreach efforts.

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George Joseph

LA500

George Joseph is chairman of Mercury General, the property and casualty insurer he founded in 1961.

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Kylie Jenner

LA500

Reality TV star and social media influencer Kylie Jenner launched her cosmetics collection, Kylie Cosmetics by Kylie Jenner, after successfully debuting the Kylie Lip Kit, a matching liquid lipstick, and lip liner set.

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Michael O. Johnson

LA500

Michael Johnson is executive chairman of Herbalife, having previously served as chief executive until June 2017.

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Sachi A. Hamai

LA 500

Sachi Hamai, Los Angeles County’s chief executive since 2015, is responsible for managing the nation’s largest municipal government, including a budget of more than $30 billion and a workforce of more than 110,000.

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Hooman Hakami

LA 500

Hooman Hakami has been executive vice president and group president of Medtronic Diabetes since 2014.

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Enrique "Rick" Hernandez Jr.

LA 500

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

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Jon Feltheimer

LA 500

Jon Feltheimer is chief executive of Lions Gate Entertainment, a position he has held since 2000.

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Donald Friese

LA 500

Donald Friese is chief executive of C.R. Laurence, a glass products company that he sold in 2015 to Ireland-based building supplier Oldcastle Building Envelope for $1.3 billion.

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Andrew Cohen

LA 500

Andy Cohen is co-chief executive at Gensler, the global architectural, design and planning firm.

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Kevin Dow

LA 500

Kevin Dow is vice president and general manager for the Southern California business unit of Turner Construction Co., an international company that completes $10 billion of construction on 1,500 projects annually.

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Adam Goldenberg & Don Ressler

LA 500

Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler are co-chief executives of TechStyle Fashion Group, the e-commerce retailer and apparel maker they founded in 2000.

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Joseph Derhake

LA 500

Joseph Derhake is chief executive of Partner Engineering and Science Inc., the engineering and environmental due diligence consulting company he founded.

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Yang Ho Cho

LA 500

Yang Ho Cho is the chairman of the Hanjin Group, the giant transportation conglomerate founded by Cho’s father in 1945.

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Roy Choi

LA500

Roy Choi, a classically trained chef who achieved local fame with his Korean taco truck, has expanded into the brick-and-mortar restaurant business.

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Peter Bowling

LA 500

Peter Bowling is the managing director of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, which opened last year in Beverly Hills.

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Do Won "Don" Chang & Jin Sook Chang

LA 500

Do Won “Don” Chang and Jin Sook Chang are the husband-and-wife founders of Forever 21, the fifth-largest specialty retailer in the United States.

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Adam J. Bass

LA 500

Adam Bass is president and chief executive of Buchalter.

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David Callis

LA 500

David Callis is vice president of Swinerton Builders.

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Michael S. Burke

LA 500

Michael Burke is chairman and chief executive of Century City-based engineering giant AECOM.

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Dan Bane

LA 500

Dan Bane has been chairman and chief executive of specialty grocer Trader Joe’s since 2001.

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H.F. "Bert" Boeckmann II

LA 500

H.F. “Bert” Boeckmann II began his career as a Galpin salesman in 1953 while a student at USC.

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Mike Aparicio

LA 500

Mike Aparicio is executive vice president of Skanska, the global construction giant.

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Yael Aflalo

LA 500

Yael Aflalo is chief executive of LYMI Inc., which does business as Reformation.

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Sandy Murphy

LA 500

Sandy Murphy has served as general manager of the Beverly Hilton since 2008, and has more than 25 years of experience with the Hilton company.

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21st-Century Influence

LA 500

The rise of social media itself has led to a shift to platforms and personalities that brands consider to be influential.

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Matthew Lehman

LA 500

Matthew Lehman is the general manager at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, the 302-room property overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica.

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Javier Cano

LA 500

Javier Cano is vice president and market general manager for Marriott International’s L.A. Live properties: the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, the Ritz Carlton Residences at L.A. Live, and Courtyard and Residence Inn L.A. Live.

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Michael Weinstein

LA 500

Michael Weinstein, a leader in the fight against HIV and AIDS, is president of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF).

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Paul Viviano

LA 500

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

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Robert Stone

LA 500

Robert Stone heads City of Hope, a cancer research and treatment center dedicated to innovation in biomedical research and world-class patient care.

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Patrick Soon Shiong, MD

LA 500

Patrick Soon-Shiong is a physician, surgeon, researcher and philanthropist.

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Thomas Priselac

LA 500

Thomas Priselac has been president and chief executive of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center since 1994.

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Laura Mosqueda

LA 500

Dr. Laura Mosqueda was named dean of the Keck School of Medicine at USC in May.

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Julie Miller-Phipps

LA 500

Julie Miller-Phipps is president of Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region and of Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Hospitals for Southern California, giving her oversight of hospital and health plan operations for Kaiser’s 4.5 million members in a region that stretches from Bakersfield to San Diego.

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Gary Michelson

LA 500

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

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John P. Barrett

LA 500

John Barrett is resident managing director of Aon Southern California and leads Aon’s Multinational Segment for the West/Southwest Region.

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Marcel Loh

LA 500

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

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Kent Kresa

LA 500

Kent Kresa has been chairman of MannKind Corp. since 2016 and has served on the company’s board of directors since 2004.

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Rod Hochman, MD

LA 500

Dr. Rod Hochman is president and chief executive of Providence St. Joseph Health.

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Roy Doumani

LA 500

Roy Doumani’s path to biotechnology was a circuitous one.

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Ahmed Enany

LA 500

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

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Robert A. Bradway

LA 500

Robert Bradway has been chairman of Amgen Inc. since 2013 and chief executive since 2012.

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Arie Belldegrun, MD

LA 500

Dr. Arie Belldegrun is the executive chairman of Allogene Therapeutics Inc., a gene therapy cancer treatment company he co-founded this year with Dr. David Chang.

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Elaine Batchlor, MD

LA 500

Dr. Elaine Batchlor is chief executive of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital and was instrumental in opening the South Los Angeles facility.

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David B. Agus, MD

LA 500

Doctor and pioneering biomedical researcher David Agus has over the past 20 years been recognized for innovations in medicine and contributions to new technologies.

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Alan H. Auerbach

LA 500

Alan Auerbach has been chairman, chief executive and president of Puma Biotechnology since the company was founded in 2011.

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Randall Wooster

LA 500

Randall Wooster is chief executive of Imperial Capital, a full-service investment bank offering capital market and advisory services, institutional sales and trading and research capabilities to companies and institutional investors. Wooster founded the company in 1997.

Gary Winnick

LA 500

Gary Winnick is the chairman of Winnick & Co., a Los Angeles-based private investment firm he founded in 1985.

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Tim Wennes

LA 500

Tim Wennes is West Coast president and head of the regional bank for MUFG Union Bank.

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Eric Wedbush

LA 500

Eric Wedbush is the chairman of Wedbush & Co. He has been investing in and advising private and public middle-market companies for more than 20 years and currently directs the company’s investment activities and oversees its strategic initiatives.

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Daniel Walker

LA 500

Daniel Walker is chairman and chief executive of Farmers & Merchants Bank, the bank founded by his great-grandfather C.J. Walker in 1907.

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Mark Vidergauz

LA 500

Mark Vidergauz is the chief executive of The Sage Group

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Betty Uribe

LA 500

Betty Uribe is executive vice president at California Bank & Trust, where she has profit-and-loss responsibility for the Greater Southern California Division, a $4 billion line of business.

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Peter Thiel

LA 500

Peter Thiel is the founder of Thiel Capital, a Northern California investment firm that is relocating to Los Angeles.

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Jim Upchurch

LA 500

Jim Upchurch is the president and chief executive of Caltius Capital Management, the alternative asset management firm he co-founded in 1997.

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Stender E. Sweeney II

LA 500

Stender Sweeney is an executive vice president and division manager for middle-market banking in Wells Fargo’s office in downtown Los Angeles.

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Duane Stullich

LA 500

Duane Stullich co-founded FocalPoint Partners in 2002 while he was pursuing his MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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Mark Suster

LA 500

Mark Suster is a managing partner at venture capital firm Upfront Ventures.

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Marc Stern

LA 500

Marc Stern is chairman of The TCW Group Inc., a Los Angeles-based asset management firm with approximately $200 billion of assets under management.

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Nuances of Influence

LA 500

You don’t get ahead without thinking outside the box, after all, and that often means embracing new technology.

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Steve Streit

LA 500

Steve Streit is chief executive of Green Dot Corp., a bank holding company he founded in 1999.

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Roger Stephens

LA 500

Roger Stephens is a managing director and adviser at UBS Financial Services in the bank’s downtown Los Angeles office.

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Jonathan D. Sokoloff

LA 500

Jonathan Sokoloff joined private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners in 1990.

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Robert Sinnott

LA 500

Investment industry veteran Robert Sinnott oversees Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors’ energy strategies.

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David Shaheen

LA 500

David Shaheen is managing director and head of the corporate client banking entertainment industries group and west region, based in Los Angeles.

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Dana Settle

LA 500

Dana Settle is a founding partner with Greycroft and oversees the firm’s West Coast operations.

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Chris Sacca

LA 500

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

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Cary Rubinstein

LA500

Cary Rubinstein is the managing director of regional bank marketing for MUFG Union Bank, a subsidiary of MUFG Bank, the fifth-largest bank in the world.

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Daniel Rothenberg

LA 500

Daniel Rothenberg has been with UBS Financial Services since 2010, advising individuals, institutions and family offices.

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Bennet Rosenthal

LA 500

Bennett Rosenthal is a co-founder of Ares Management LP and a director and partner of the firm’s general partner, Ares Management GP LLC.

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Bryant Riley

LA 500

Bryant Riley is chairman and chief executive of B. Riley Financial, a publicly traded diversified financial services company

Jason Reese

LA 500

Jason Reese is the chairman and chief executive of Imperial Capital Group, a financial services holding company that includes registered broker-dealer divisions in the U.S. and in London.

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Marc Rapaport

LA 500

Marc Rapaport is a principal at Thorofare Capital, a commercial real estate lender founded in 2010 and has originated more than $1.5 billion in loans through a number of closed-end funds, joint ventures and separate accounts.

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Nishen Radia

LA 500

Nishen Radia is a managing partner of FocalPoint Partners, an independent investment bank focused on M&A and financing transactions for middle- market companies.

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Anthony Pritzker

LA500

Tony Pritzker is co-founder and managing partner of Pritzker Group, which operates through its private equity, venture capital and asset management businesses.

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Andrew Nikou

LA 500

Andrew Nikou, chief executive of OpenGate Capital, founded the private investment firm in 2005 after working with Beverly Hills-based private equity firm Platinum Equity.

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Everett Orrick

LA 500

Everett Orrick is chief executive of BBVA Compass’ California operations, leading small-business, middle-market, corporate, wealth management and real estate finance operations throughout the state, including eight commercial-loan production offices and 62 branches.

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Dominic Ng

LA 500

Dominic Ng heads East West Bank, a commercial bank with exclusive focus on the U.S. and Greater China markets.

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Emmaus Cuts Deal to Market its Sickle Cell Drug to U.S. Service Members

Emmaus Life Sciences Inc. of Torrance has contracted with a pharmaceutical wholesaler to make its new drug for sickle cell disease available to millions of U.S. service personnel worldwide.

Marc Nathanson

LA 500

Marc Nathanson is chairman of Mapleton Investments, a diversified investment holding company that manages a range of global ventures valued at more than $1 billion including equities and direct investments.

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Bill Nethercott

LA 500

Bill Nethercott leads First Bank’s Northern Los Angeles Commercial Banking Group, offering a range of commercial, treasury, wealth and deposit services to middle-market companies and high-net-worth individuals.

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Christopher Myers

LA500

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

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Bruce Munster

LA 500

Bruce Munster is regarded as one of the top private bankers in the country.

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Charlie Munger

LA 500

Charles Munger has been vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway since 1978 and is a longtime friend and business partner to Warren Buffett.

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Kenneth Moelis

LA 500

Ken Moelis founded Moelis & Co. in 2007 and led its public debut in 2014. Moelis & Co. is a global independent investment bank, with a market capitalization of about $3.2 billion, which provides strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base.

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Scott Minerd

LA 500

Scott Minerd is the managing partner and chief investment officer of Guggenheim Partners.

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Michal Miron

LA 500

ichal Miron is the market president for Bank Leumi’s West Region and helped build the company’s commercial banking practice in Los Angeles, including its California health care financing platform.

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Rudy B. Medina

LA 500

Rudy Medina is the Southern California market president for U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States.

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Douglas Merrill

LA 500

Douglas Merrill heads ZestFinance, a financial services technology company that uses big data and artificial intelligence to help lenders make more accurate credit decisions.

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Howard Marks

LA 500

Howard Marks is co-founder and chief executive of StartEngine Crowdfunding/Capital, a leading provider of initial coin offerings and online public offerings.

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Social Reality Sells Health Care, Digital Advertising Units for $33.5M Cash, Other Considerations

Arts District-based company Social Reality Inc. announced July 30 that it will sell its healthcare and digital advertising product line to a New York private equity firm for $33.5 million in cash plus up to $19 million in other considerations.

David Macdonald

LA 500

David Macdonald heads Woodforest National Bank’s commercial banking team covering the West Coast region.

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Lauren B. Leichtman

LA500

Lauren Leichtman is the chief executive of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, the company she co-founded with her husband, Arthur Levine, in 1984.

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Ashton Kutcher

LA 500

Actor Ashton Kutcher also is a venture capitalist who has invested in several high-profile technology startups both individually and with his investment funds.

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Brad Larsen

LA 500

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

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Kevin S. Kim

LA 500

Kevin Kim heads Hope Bancorp Inc., parent of Bank of Hope, which was formed in 2016 in the merger of Wilshire Bancorp and BBCN Bancorp, where Kim had been chief executive.

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Bruce Karsh

LA500

Bruce Karsh co-founded global alternative investment manager Oaktree in 1995 with Howard Marks.

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David Kaplan

LA500

David Kaplan helps oversee Ares Management, a global alternative asset manager with about $112 billion in assets under management as of March 31.

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Neil Kadisha

LA500

Neil Kadisha and partners, including family members, founded satellite communications company Omninet Corp. in 1984 as among the first of their business ventures.

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William Hsu

LA500

William Hsu co-founded Mucker Capital with Erik Rannala in 2012 to invest in seed-stage companies in internet software, services and media.

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Jeri J. Harman

LA 500

Jeri Harman is founder and chairman of Avante Mezzanine Partners, a small-business investment company with more than $465 million under management.

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Brian D. Holmes

LA 500

Brian Holmes is the president and chief executive of Signature Estate & Investment Advisors.

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Don Hankey

LA 500

Don Hankey is chairman and primary stockholder of Westlake Financial Services, a privately held auto finance company that Hankey founded in 1978 to serve the segment of potential auto purchasers with subprime credit.

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Jeffrey Gundlach

LA 500

Jeffrey Gundlach is a renowned investor in bonds and other debt-related investments.

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Lloyd Greif

LA 500

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

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Bob Graziano

LA 500

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

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Alec E. Gores

LA 500

Alec Gores founded Gores Group in 1987 and has grown it into a global private equity firm of about $2 billion in assets under management, with a focus on acquiring controlling interests in and partnering with mature and growing businesses.

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Tom Gores

LA 500

Tom Gores founded Platinum Equity in 1995 and has guided it to becoming one of the biggest private equity firms in Los Angeles County with about $13 billion in assets under management.

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Russell Goldsmith

LA 500

Russell Goldsmith is chairman and chief executive of City National Bank, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada since November 2015.

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Stanley P. Gold

LA 500

Stanley Gold is chairman of Shamrock Holdings Inc., a private investment company owned by the Roy E. Disney family.

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Jeffrey Glassman

LA 500

Jeff Glassman is chairman of Covington Capital Management.

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Jim Freedman

LA 500

Jim Freedman is managing director, chairman and founding principal of Intrepid Investment Bankers, a specialty investment bank that provides mergers and acquisitions, capital-raising and strategic- advisory services.

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Joshua S. Friedman

LA 500

Joshua Friedman co-founded Canyon Partners in 1990.

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Rob Francais

LA 500

Rob Francais is the chief executive of Aspiriant, the company he co- founded in 2008 and helped grow into the third-largest independently owned wealth management firm in the country.

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Steve Flynn

LA 500

Steve Flynn has more than three decades of finance experience, specializing in capital-markets products for a wide range of industries, including technology and entertainment.

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David I. Fisher

LA 500

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

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Eric Fisch

LA 500

Eric Fisch, a 15-year executive at HSBC Bank USA, was recently named head of retail and apparel for commercial banking for the bank, a position which gives him national oversight of one of HSBC’s largest sectors.

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Ken Firtel

LA 500

Ken Firtel founded and is a managing partner of Transom Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm that specializes in middle-market companies.

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Adam Feit

LA 500

Adam Feit is managing director and market president for MUFG Union Bank’s Los Angeles Region.

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Michael Eisner

LA500

Michael Eisner, a longtime leader in the American entertainment industry, began his career at ABC, where he helped take the network from third to first place in prime time, daytime and children’s television with such landmark shows as “Happy Days” and “Barney Miller.”

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Gene Dunford

LA 500

Gene Dunford, a 25-year veteran of Los Angeles’ commercial banking sector, joined Umpqua Bank in 2016 to open a new corporate banking division.

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Mike Dokmanovich

LA 500

Mike Dokmanovich is Comerica Bank’s executive vice president and head of middle-market banking in Southern California.

Mary Deckebach

LA 500

Mary Deckebach joined First Republic Bank in 1991 and is currently the regional managing director for the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara region.

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Philip de Toledo

LA 500

Philip de Toledo is president of Capital Group Cos. Inc., a financial services company serving individual investors, financial intermediaries and institutions with a range of products and services globally, including the American Funds in the U.S.

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Olivier de Givenchy

LA 500

Olivier de Givenchy leads the West Region for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, overseeing offices in California, Washington, Arizona and Colorado.

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John G. Danhakl

LA 500

John Danhakl is a managing partner at Leonard Green & Partners, a private equity firm that primarily focuses on service businesses, including consumer, health care and retail.

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Peter Chernin

LA 500

Peter Chernin in 2010 founded The Chernin Group, a privately held independent media holding company.

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Lodwrick "Lod" Cook

LA 500

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

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Dunson K. Cheng

LA 500

Dunson Cheng is executive chairman of Cathay General Bancorp, a position he has held since 2016 when he retired from the president and chief executive posts.

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Michael J. Casey

LA 500

Michael Casey is chairman of the board of the Whittier Trust Co. and has since 1990 guided the firm’s transition from a family office to a multiclient family office and private trust company with $12.6 billion in assets under advisement.

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Kevin T. Burke

LA 500

Kevin Burke is managing partner of Trinity Capital, the boutique investment banking firm he founded in 2000.

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Ron Burkle

LA500

Investor and philanthropist Ron Burkle is managing partner of Yucaipa Cos., an investment firm he founded in 1986 that focuses on the retail, manufacturing, distribution and hospitality industries.

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Richard Yuse

LA 500

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

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Steven Udvar-Hazy

LA 500

Steven Udvar-Hazy is a pioneer of airplane leasing.

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George Whitesides

LA 500

George Whitesides heads Virgin Galactic, the spaceflight venture of Sir Richard Branson, and Spaceship Co., which makes advanced space vehicles.

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John Tu

LA 500

John Tu co-founded memory product maker Kingston Technology with David Sun in 1987.

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Evan Spiegel

LA 500

Evan Spiegel co-founded the popular Snapchat messaging and video mobile app in 2010 with his Stanford University peers Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown.

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Karen K. Brown

LA 500

Karen Brown specializes in accounting, commercial banking, and asset-based finance for the public and private sectors.

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Gwynne Shotwell

LA 500

Gwynne Shotwell heads SpaceX, a corporation that designs, manufactures and launches advanced spacecraft and rockets for government and commercial customers.

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Vivek Shah

LA 500

Vivek Shah was named chief executive of j2 Global in January 2018.

Paul Bricault

LA 500

Paul Bricault is founder and managing partner of Amplify.LA, a startup accelerator and early-stage venture capital fund that launched in late 2011 and operates in a 10,000-square-foot tech campus in Venice.

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Doug Bowers

LA 500

Doug Bowers is president and chief executive of Banc of California.

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David Bohnett

LA 500

David Bohnett is a philanthropist and technology entrepreneur.

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Steven F. Roth

LA500

Steven Roth, together with his brother Robert, owns World Oil Corp. and its affiliated entities, which comprise one of California’s largest privately held family of companies, including World Oil Recycling, a leading recycler of used motor oil and antifreeze; World Oil Refining, the largest producer of asphalt products in Southern California; and World Oil Environmental Services, the largest environmental services business in the Western United States.

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Elon Musk

LA500

Elon Musk is founder, chief executive and lead designer at Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX.

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Gail K. Bernstein

LA 500

Gail Bernstein is executive vice president, national investment manager for PNC Business Credit, overseeing the cross-sale of all PNC Bank products and services nationwide.

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Scott Beiser

LA 500

Scott Beiser is chief executive of Houlihan Lokey, a global investment bank providing various services including mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring and strategic consulting.

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Bobby Murphy

LA500

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

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Ed Bagdasarian

LA 500

Ed Bagdasarian is the co-founder of Intrepid Investment Bank and oversees merger-and-acquisition transactions for the eight-year-old investment bank.

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Adam Miller

LA500

Adam Miller founded Cornerstone OnDemand in 1999 and has grown it to among the largest cloud computing companies in the world, with about 30 million users across 191 countries.

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Clay Lacy

LA 500

Clay Lacy is an entrepreneur and an aviation record setter whose 60-year career includes stints as an airline captain, experimental test pilot, air race champion and aerial cinematographer.

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Steven J. Isakowitz

LA 500

Steven Isakowitz, a longtime leader in the space and technology sectors, has served since 2016 as president and chief executive of Aerospace Corp., the federally funded research and development center for the U.S. Air Force.

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Mark Attanasio

LA 500

Mark Attanasio is a co-founder and managing partner of Crescent Capital, an alternative credit investment firm specializing in debt securities with about $25 billion in assets under management and more than 160 employees as of the end of 2017.

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Bassam Alghanim

LA500

Bassam Alghanim is one of two heirs to Alghanim Industries, the multibillion-dollar Kuwaiti conglomerate with business in engineering, manufacturing, auto sales, restaurants, construction, insurance, travel and more.

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Raul A. Anaya

LA 500

Raul Anaya is president of the Greater Los Angeles market for Bank of America.

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Bill Gross

LA 500

Bill Gross founded Idealab in 1996 and has seen the technology incubator create more than 150 companies and execute more than 45 IPOs and acquisitions.

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Ellen R. Alemany

LA500

Ellen Alemany is chairwoman and chief executive of CIT Group, as well as chairwoman, chief executive and president of CIT Bank, the company’s bank subsidiary.

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Larry Ellison

LA 500

Larry Ellison is founder and executive chairman of Oracle, the Silicon Valley technology giant that has more than 420,000 customers and deployments in more than 145 countries.

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Jeremy Zimmer

LA 500

Jeremy Zimmer is a founding partner, chief executive and managing director of United Talent Agency.

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Eileen Drake

LA 500

Eileen Drake was named chief executive and president of Aerojet Rocketdyne in 2015 after serving as chief operating officer for the 76-year-old aerospace and defense company, which provides propulsion and energetics for domestic and international companies in the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments fields.

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Paul Yanover

LA 500

Paul Yanover is president of movie ticketing and marketing specialist Fandango, a unit of NBCUniversal that draws more than 60 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore, and represents morethan 27,000 movie screens across the country.

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Aubrey Chernick

LA 500

Aubrey Chernick is a technology entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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Casey Wasserman

LA 500

Casey Wasserman heads Wasserman Media Group, a sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing and management agency representing brands, properties and talent.

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Oprah Winfrey

LA 500

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

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Hayma Washington

LA 500

Hayma Washington is chairman and chief executive of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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Patrick Whitesell

LA 500

Patrick Whitesell is co-chief executive of Endeavor.

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Thomas Tull

LA 500

Thomas Tull is chairman and chief executive of Tull Investment Group, the venture capital firm focused on technology and life sciences he founded in 2016.

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Kathryn Schloessman

LA 500

Kathryn Schloessman heads the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, overseeing its day-to-day operations.

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Alan Rothenberg

LA500

Alan Rothenberg is chairman of Premier Partnerships, and has more than four decades of executive-level sports experience and an expert in a sports business and law.

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Kevin Tsujihara

LA 500

Kevin Tsujihara is chairman and chief executive of Warner Bros., overseeing film, TV and video-game production, as well as marketing and distribution worldwide.

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Stan Kasten

LA500

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

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Darryl Dunn

LA 500

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

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Peter Guber

LA 500

Peter Guber is chairman and chief executive of Mandalay Entertainment Group, a company he founded in 1995 that has interests in films, sports entertainment, and digital media.

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Steven Spielberg

LA 500

Steven Spielberg is chairman of Amblin Partners, the company he formed in 2015 in partnership with Participant Media, Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group and Entertainment One.

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Stacey Snider

LA 500

Stacey Snider is chairwoman and chief executive of 20th Century Fox, one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures.

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Jeffrey Skoll

LA 500

Jeff Skoll is chairman of Participant Media, the film company he founded in 2004 that has produced films such as Academy Award winners “Spotlight” and “An Inconvenient Truth” as well as the Oscar-nominated “Food Inc.”

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Chris Silbermann

LA 500

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

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Oscar De La Hoya

LA 500

Boxer Oscar De La Hoya became known as the “Golden Boy” after winning a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics at age 19; he went on to win 10 world titles in six different weight classes.

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Jeanie Buss

LA 500

Jeanie Buss is controlling owner and president of the Los Angeles Lakers, a team her late father, Jerry, had owned.

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Jeff Shell

LA 500

Jeff Shell is chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, overseeing worldwide operations for the motion picture group, including its global theatrical and home entertainment businesses.

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Ryan Seacrest

LA 500

Ryan Seacrest, principal of Ryan Seacrest Productions, is a familiar face on TV and voice on the national airwaves as the longtime host of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” and “American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest,” iHeartMedia’s nationally syndicated morning drive-time show.

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Kobe Bryant

LA 500

Kobe Bryant, who retired from the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016, is a partner in Bryant Stibel & Co., a $100 million venture capital fund he founded in 2013 with Jeff Stibel, the former chief executive of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.

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Randy Bernstein

LA 500

Randy Bernstein is a veteran of more than 35 years in the sports, entertainment and digital sectors, with several billion dollars’ worth of naming rights, sponsorship and advertising and sales to his credit.

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Dan Beckerman

LA 500

Dan Beckerman is president and chief executive of AEG, a leading global sports and live-entertainment conglomerate that owns, operates or is affiliated with more than 150 venues around the world and annually entertains more than 100 million guests.

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Ted Sarandos

LA 500

Ted Sarandos is chief content officer of Netflix and has led content acquisition for the streaming service since 2000.

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2018 LA 500

The third edition of LA 500 reflects a comprehensive process of research, reporting and discernment that examined a community of millions and found 500 people whose contributions to the community of business in Los Angeles County merit inclusion on this exclusive annual list.

Jennifer Salke

LA 500

Jennifer Salke was tapped in February to lead Amazon.com Inc.’s Amazon Studios division.

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Steve Ballmer

LA 500

Steve Ballmer is the owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and former chief executive of Microsoft Corp.

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Randy Wells

LA 500

Randy Wells is managing partner of the accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen, where he also serves as the principal-in-charge of transaction services and private equity groups for the western region.

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Haim Saban

LA 500

Haim Saban is chairman and chief executive of Saban Capital Group Inc. and the creator of the Power Rangers brand.

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Stephen Wasserman

LA 500

Stephan Wasserman is a partner at Gursey Schneider, where he maintains a family law and civil litigation forensic accounting practice.

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LA 500: Letter from the Publisher

Each week at the Los Angeles Business Journal, we act as something of a lens, focusing on the people, companies and transactions that have an outsized impact on the business community.

Todd Van der Wel

LA 500

Todd Van der Wel is Moss Adams’ partner in charge of the Los Angeles and Woodland Hills offices.

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Shonda Rhimes

LA 500

Shonda Rhimes is chief executive of Shondaland, the producer of long running television hits such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” all broadcast on ABC.

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Sean K. Smith

LA 500

Sean Smith is president and chief executive at Keenan, succeeding company founder and chairman John Keenan in 2000.

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Michael Sitrick

LA 500

Michael Sitrick is founder, chairman and chief executive of Sitrick and Co., a top crisis and strategic communications firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Denver and Baltimore- Washington, D.C.

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Tom Schulte

LA 500

Tom Schulte joined Armanino in 2015 when the firm merged with RBZ, where Schulte had been managing partner since 1997.

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Tim Noonan

LA 500

Timothy Noonan is chief executive of Lockton Insurance Brokers, the Pacific Series of Lockton Companies.

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Patrick Niemann

LA500

Patrick Niemann leads a team of more than 1,800 professionals as managing partner for Ernst & Young’s Greater L.A. practice.

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Jay Mangel

LA 500

Jay Mangel is general audit practice partner with Crowe, the public accounting, consulting and technology firm that changed its name earlier this year from Crowe Horwath.

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Joseph Mazza

LA 500

Joe Mazza, the Southwest market managing partner and managing partner of RSM’s Los Angeles office, specializes in consumer and industrial products, retail and e-commerce, high technology, and media and communications.

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Michael Konetzke

LA 500

Michael Konetzke is regional business unit leader for Southern California for DPR Construction.

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Richard Plepler

LA 500

Richard Plepler is chairman and chief executive of Home Box Office, overseeing overall management of HBO and its sister cable channel Cinemax.

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Michelle Kerrick

LA 500

Michelle Kerrick leads Deloitte’s Los Angeles practice as managing partner.

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Jack Jibilian

LA500

Jack Jibilian, president of Environmental Contracting Corp., joined the company in 1996, bringing a passion for design and architecture, attention to detail and proactive management techniques.

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Mark Hutchins

LA 500

Mark Hutchins is the managing partner of KPMG’s Los Angeles office and serves on the company’s board of directors.

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Brian Hegarty

LA 500

Brian Hegarty, principal and managing director of Marsh & McLennan Agency’s Los Angeles office, specializes in employee benefits programs for midsize to large companies.

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Kenneth L. Goldman

LA 500

Ken Goldman is chairman of the board at MGO and a certified public accountant with more than 40 years experience leading large-scale accounting, auditing and outsourcing engagements for his clients.

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Michael Fox

LA 500

Michael Fox is the Southern California/Southwest managing director and market leader at Willis Towers Watson, the global advisory company and insurance brokerage.

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Andrew Forchelli

LA 500

Andrew Forchelli is regional executive of HUB International’s Los Angeles operations, overseeing sales, talent management, claims, marketing, client services, carrier relationships and strategic planning for the insurance brokerage.

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Scott Firestone

LA 500

Scott Firestone is Southwest Regional President for the U.S. retail property/casualty brokerage operations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a Fortune 500 insurance broker, consultant, and risk management services provider.

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Rochelle Sterling

LA 500

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

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John R. Miller

LA500

John Miller is the senior managing director, regional director for Tishman Speyer, which has developed several properties for the growing Silicon Beach community, including The Brickyard, a 425,300-square-foot mixed-use complex designed by Michael Maltzan and Gensler, and The Collective at Playa Vista, a 204,422-square-foot, five-building office campus designed by Shimoda Design Group.

Tamara Mellon

LA 500

Footwear executive Tamara Mellon, best known for co-founding luxury footwear brand Jimmy Choo, launched a direct-to-consumer footwear company, Tamara Mellon Brand Inc.

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Friday, July 27

Silicon Beach Report July 27: Bird Rides Expands to Oregon

Congress Approves Reusable Rocket Bill; Cesppa Closes $1.5 Million Seed Round; Bird Scooters Take on Oregon

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Shareholders Swiftly Approve Disney’s Purchase of Fox

Walt Disney Co.’s takeover of 21st Century Fox Inc. took a big step forward July 27 as shareholders approved the proposed $71.3 billion acquisition.

California Cannabis Trade Groups Unite as Legal Sales Expected to Hit $3.7B

Two marijuana-related business associations in northern and southern California have united to provide a stronger political voice in what they say is the world’s largest cannabis market.

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OSI Gets $140 Million U.S. Customs Contract

Hawthorne-based OSI Systems Inc. signed a new five-year contract with United States Customs and Border Protection valued at up to $140 million, the company announced June 26.

Cesppa Closes $1.5 Million Seed Round

Cheviot Hills-headquartered anti-hacking startup Cesppa Inc. closed a $1.5 million seed round July 26, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Trouble With Traffic Court Matters Broadly

Traffic court is substantially the same as in 2015 when Governor Brown described it as a “hellhole of desperation” for the poor

Hey, Rube!

The Los Angeles Department of Convention and Tourism Development plans to make $250,000 available for whichever consultant wins the prize with a five-year plan to address “current and upcoming challenges” to the local tourism trade – a crucial sector of the local economy.

Cannabis Seeks New Setting in Jewelry District

Renovation aimed at luring marijuana-related tenants to be renamed ‘Green Street’

Long Beach rents tick up.

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AEG Moves to Dismiss Class Action Claims

Ozzy Osborne-led suit alleges “tying agreement” broke U.S. anti-trust law

Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne files lawsuit.

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Guess, Alibaba Join on Brick-and-Mortar Store

China-based e-commerce giant picks L.A. brand for first try on concept

“Smart” racks, mirrors and fitting rooms to debut in Guess’s new Hong Kong store.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Chef’d Assets Pick’d Up

Newport Beach firm acquires shuttered meal kit co.’s assets from lender

Chef’d assets picked up.

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Bioscience Data Dive

L.A. growth steady, average wage lags statewide, national benchmarks

Local bioscience industry salaries vs. state and nation.

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$7.5M for Hollywood VR Startup

TECHNOLOGY: App gets nod from Apple, deal with NFL Players Association

Octi creates VR avatars from NFL players.

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Food Fight for Glaser? Food Hall for Snyder?

I already have some updates to our annual LA500, the centerpiece of this week’s issue

Will Wildfires Scorch Edison?

UTILITIES: Bonds on watch as state considers liability

Edison International investors aim to protect their equity.

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Confidence Finds Footing

ECONOMY: 1st uptick in Lowe Institute’s L.A. index

Consumer confidence turns negative.

Malls Get With Adaptation

RETAIL: Several of biggest renovate, reach beyond retail

Shopping centers and their owners adapt to succeed.

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Robotics Key to Device Startup

HEALTH CARE: Neural Analytics aims to quicken brain injury diagnosis

Robotics and AI combine in a device that quickly diagnoses head traumas.

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LA 500

Our Annual Inventory of Leading Lights

This week’s Business Journal is anchored by the LA 500, a directory of leading lights in the community of business in Los Angeles County.

Cancer Center Gets Sawtelle Address

HEALTH CARE: $200M USC facility will host clinic, research

USC is preparing to open a cancer research center in West Los Angeles

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Thursday, July 26

LAX Passenger Traffic Up 3.7 Percent in June, 5.1 Percent Year-to-Date

Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport rose 3.7 percent in June compared to last year and was up 5.1 percent for the first half of this year, according to figures released July 26 by airport officials.

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State Approves Revised Settlement Over Shutdown Costs for Nuclear Plant

State regulators on July 26 approved a revised settlement over shutdown costs for the former San Onofre nuclear power plant that pushes more of the $5.5 billion tab onto shareholders of majority parent Edison International.

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Multi-Family Property in Hollywood Sells for $10.1 Million

Investment Real Estate Associates of Encino has closed the sale of a three-story, 16-unit multi-family property at 6900 Bonita Terrace in Hollywood for $10.1 million, $632,000 per unit or $568 per square foot.

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L.A. Biomass Energy Firm Signs Japanese Deal During Mayor’s Asia Trade Mission

Arensis, a downtown Los Angeles-based biomass to energy system provider, and Japanese biomass energy pellet producer Green Mark Energy Co., have signed an agreement for a 2-megawatt energy project in Japan.

John Iino

LA500

John Iino serves as global chairman, diversity and inclusion, and chief diversity officer for Reed Smith.

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David Lapidus

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David Lapidus is managing director for acquisitions and development in Tishman Speyer’s Los Angeles office.

Chef’d Assets Bought By Competitor

Chef’d, the meal-kit delivery company which suddenly shut down business operations recently found a buyer of its assets in competitor True Food Innovations. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

L.A. County Closes $302.3M Financing for 13-story Building in Koreatown

The County of Los Angeles has closed financing on a $302.3 million, 13-story, 468,000-square-foot administrative building at 510 S. Vermont Ave. in Koreatown.

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Silicon Beach Report July 26: Virgin Galactic Sets New Altitude Record

Virgin soars to new heights; Open Listings hits $1 billion; Chrome River goes to Europe

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Wednesday, July 25

Adobe Opens First L.A. Area Office in Santa Monica

Adobe Systems Inc. has opened its first office in Los Angeles County, leasing 3,000 square feet at 429 Santa Monica Blvd. in downtown Santa Monica, citing the entertainment industry’s need for its post-production software products.

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Silicon Beach Report July 25: Snap Lab Division Chief Resigns

Snap Lab division chief resigns following Spectacles fallout, Stamps.com pays $230M to pick up MetaPack; another successful rocket launch by SpaceX

Marina Biotech Inc. Raises $1.5 Million

Marina Biotech Inc., a City of Industry-based biopharmaceutical and digital health firm, has raised $1.5 million from investors, according to a securities filing.

Stamps.com Acquires MetaPack for $230 Million

El Segundo’s Stamps.com Inc. announced today a definitive agreement with United Kingdom supply chain management company MetaPack Ltd. to buy the company for approximately $230 million in cash.

Mattel Plans to Cut 2,200 Jobs

Amidst revenue loss for a fourth straight quarter, El Segundo-based Mattel Inc. plans to cut 2,200 of its workforce, the company announced in its second-quarter earnings released July 25.

Three Mixed-Use Buildings in Highland Park Sell for $23.3 Million

Asana Partners, a Charlotte, N.C.-based real estate investment firm, has purchased a three-building mixed-use portfolio in Highland Park for $23.3 million from Engine Real Estate, a downtown Los Angeles-based private investor.

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Tuesday, July 24

Airport Traffic Up in Long Beach, Ontario

Double-digits growth in June, year-to-date

Passenger traffic at both Long Beach and Ontario International airports rose by double-digit percentages in both June and for the first half of 2018, according to statistics released July 24 by officials at both airports.

Barco Uniforms Launches Line of ‘Restorative’ Medical Scrubs

Imagine a line of medical scrubs, made out of recycled plastic and imbued with healthy minerals, which look striking enough to wear outside a hospital. That’s the claim of Gardena-based Barco Uniforms Inc., which on July 25 launched its Barco One Wellness – a medical scrub collection infused with health-promoting bio-minerals.

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Anti-Overdraft App Adds to Funding Round

Dave Inc., a Mid-Wilshire tech startup backed by celebrity investor Mark Cuban has raised $10 million of a planned $15 million in its latest debt-financed round.

City of Hope Celebrates 105 Years with New Museum

The City of Hope National Medical Center has marked more than a century of health care, from its roots as a sanitarium for tuberculosis to an advanced research center for diabetes and cancer.

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Silicon Beach Report July 24: March Capital Partners Raises $12 Million

March Capital raises $12M for Xage; Snap syndicates Complex content; Meg Whitman dives into e-sports

Coworking Firm Spaces Leases 66K+ SF in Westchester

Coworking firm Spaces has leased more than 66,000 square feet of space at the former Univision building at 5999 Center Drive in Westchester.

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Meg Whitman Invests in Immortals; Joins Board

Westwood-based Immortals, an e-sports competition league with worldwide reach, announced today an investment from Meg Whitman, who also joined the company’s board of directors.

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Local Fundraiser Tapped to Head Pfaffinger Foundation

Local fundraiser Deidre Lind has been named chief executive of the Pfaffinger Foundation, one of the oldest private foundations in Los Angeles, and one of the few to make small grants to individuals, the foundation announced July 23. Lind succeeds Stephen Meier, who is retiring after 21 years.

Monday, July 23

1.7-Acre Parcel in Fashion District Sold for $24.3 Million

Realm Group, a joint venture between Newport Beach-based Realm Estate and The Bascom Group of Irvine, has purchased a 1.7-acre parcel of land at the corner of 7th Street and Maple Avenue in downtown Los Angeles for $24.3 million and plans to build a a 33-story, 452-unit tower in the Fashion District.

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UCLA Receives $2.7 Million to Help Adults With HIV Ward Off Heart Disease

Researchers at UCLA received a $2.7 million federal grant to help HIV-positive adults at risk of heart disease.

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UCLA and City of Hope Receive $2.8 Million in Grants for Stem Cell Research

The state stem cell agency has awarded $2.8 million in grants to UCLA and City of Hope National Medical Center for two separate studies employing stem cells to treat cancer.

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Culver City Office Building Sets Record at $3.9 Million

Haley Miranda Group, a Culver City-based marketing and promotion firm, has sold its one-story, 4,000-square-foot office building at 8654 Washington Blvd. in Culver City for $3.9 million or about $956 per square foot – a record for the city, according to Colliers International.

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Silicon Beach Report July 23: Snapchat Shutters SnapCash

Snapchat shutters SnapCash; Overwatch gets Nerf prototype; another SpaceX satellite launches

Tetra Tech Awarded $85M USAID Contract for Energy Security in Ukraine

Pasadena engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech, Inc. announced July 23 that the U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded the company an $85 million contract to support enhanced energy security in Ukraine.

Sunday, July 22

L.A. Mayor Garcetti to Lead Trade Mission to East Asia

Business, civic delegation will visit four nations over 10 days

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is leading a business and civic delegation on a 10-day trade mission to Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and China starting July 23, Garcetti’s office announced on July 20.

Friday, July 20

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

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

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Silicon Beach Report July 20: Wemo Links with Apple Homekit

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

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

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

WeWork Opens Second Playa Vista Location

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

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Blue Software Acquired By Esko

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

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Sunset Strip Properties Sell for $80 Million

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

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

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

SnackNation: Big Data Meets Emerging Brands

Culver City “curator” puts healthy snacks on office menus

SnackNation expands offerings.

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Crenshaw Renaissance?

Why talk of transformation is different this time around

Crenshaw district in South L.A. takes another shot at revitalization.

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Thiel Fund Gets Luckey

L.A.’s newest billionaire backs OC inventor

Peter Thiel lends support to Palmer Luckey’s Anduril Industries.

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Updates Needed for Gig Economy

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

Mind the Middle

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

STYLE | Dressing for Dual Life

Dana Hollinger • Dana Hollinger Group

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

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L.A. Rising: Hollywood's New Script

Hollywood development goes gangbusters.

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

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

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

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‘Healthy Mix’ Demonstrates Profitability

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

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

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Developers Expand Medical Complex Near DTLA

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

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

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Openpath Secures $20 Million Series B Funding

Office security firm taps Emergence Capital, Upfront Ventures, others

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

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Deals & Dealmakers: Pacific City Plans IPO

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

Pacific City Bank files for IPO.

Short Supply

Booming job growth continues to drive tight rental market.

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

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Woodridge Capital Adds Hyatt

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

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

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Car-Sharing App Challenges LAX Fees

Turo claims exemption

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

Activision Leads on Market Cap Gain

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

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

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Thursday, July 19

$50 Million for Seven Properties in New City of Industry Complex

Dedeaux Properties, a Commerce-based real estate firm, has sold seven industrial buildings at 801-821 Echelon Court in the City of Industry to seven separate buyers for approximately $50 million, according to Daum Commercial Real Estate Services.

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Silicon Beach Report July 18: L.A. Hyperloop Outfit Wins China Contract

Hyperloop Transportation wins China contract, StartEngine accepting bitcoin; HyreCar partners with dealerships

First Republic Expanding to 100K SF in Century City

First Republic Bank will expand its Century City footprint by leasing around 31,000 square feet that will be vacated by Chicago-based accounting firm BDO USA at 1888 Century Park East, sources said.

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Wednesday, July 18

HyreCar, DriveItAway Bring Car Sharing to Dealerships

Downtown-based car-sharing platform HyreCar Inc. announced July 17 that it will partner with DriveItAway.com Inc., a used vehicle auction platform based in Cambridge, Mass. The collaboration is designed to allow independent car dealerships in 34 states and Washington, D.C. to list their vehicles on the HyreCar platform.

Pasadena Council Approves Art Center’s Master Plan

The Pasadena City Council late on July 16 unanimously approved a master plan for the Art Center College of Design that will focus the school’s growth over the next 15 years at its campus south of downtown Pasadena.

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Silicon Beach Report July 18: AdQuick Raises $2.1 Million

AdQuick raises $2.1 million; meal delivery service Chef’d abruptly shutters; SpaceX gears up for new launch

Shamrock Capital Advisors Sheds Giant Creative Strategy for Up to $97M

Westwood-based investment firm Shamrock Capital Advisors has sold its majority stake in Giant Creative Strategy in a deal valued at up to $97 million.

Peter Humig

LA500

Peter Humig is regional vice president and general manager of the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel.

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Film Shoot Days Down in Los Angeles

Film shooting days were down in the second quarter in Los Angeles and a few surrounding cities, according to a report released July 18.

Chef’d Shuts Down Operations

El Segundo-based meal kit delivery company Chef’d abruptly closed business operations on Monday July 16.

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Tuesday, July 17

Pacific City Bank Files for IPO

Koreatown-based bank Pacific City Financial Corp. filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission July 17 announcing plans for an initial public offering on Nasdaq. The bank plans to raise up to $50 million.

Jewish Community Foundation Awarded Record $100M in Grants Last Year

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles announced July 17 that it awarded a record $100 million in grants to more than 2,600 nonprofit organizations last year.

County Supervisors Place Parcel Tax for Stormwater Cleanup on November Ballot

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on July 17 voted to place a parcel tax on the November ballot to raise a projected $300 million a year to reduce runoff of polluted stormwater.

Silicon Beach Report July 17: MTech Capital Announces $75 Million Fund

MTech Capital’s new $75M fund for “InsureTech;” smart key maker Openpath raises $20M; Pelican Products has an new consumer marketing team leader

Keck Medicine of USC to Lead a $27M Study on Prostate Cancer in Black Men

The Keck School of Medicine of USC will lead a nearly $27 million study on why African-American men were more likely to die from prostate cancer.

June Cargo Volume Up for Long Beach, Down for LA

Cargo movement at the Port of Long Beach set a new record for the month of June while neighboring Port of Los Angeles saw a slight decrease in volume.

Monday, July 16

Two More L.A.-area Surgeons Charged in Connection With $40 Million Kickback Scheme

Two more Los Angeles-area doctors were charged on suspicion of participating in a $40 million health care kickback scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced July 16.

Kaiser Permanente to Support Training Program for Small Businesses in L.A. County

Kaiser Permanente of Southern California is supporting free training for small businesses in economically underserved communities across the region.

Airport Authority Taps Glendale Mayor to Chair

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority elected Zareh Sinanyan as its new president for the coming year.

Silicon Beach Report July 16: Netflix Shares Plummet

Netflix subscribers up, stock prices down; Google gets is cloud online in L.A.; Musk tweet could bring libel charge

UCLA Leads the Nation in Organ Transplants

Ronald Reagan Medical Center led the nation last year in the number of organ transplants, with 641 surgeries performed at its Westwood campus.

Spotify Moves to 110,000 SF in Arts District

Spotify has signed a lease for nearly 110,000 square feet to house its regional headquarters in the Arts District’s At Mateo development.

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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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Friday, July 13

Snyder Family Donates $1 Million to UCLA Stein Institute

The UCLA Stein Eye Institute has received a $1 million gift from Joan and Jerome Snyder to set up an endowed faculty chair in its department of ophthalmology.

Silicon Beach Report July 13: Spotify Moves to L.A.

Spotify moves to L.A., Cylance offers commercial antivirus; Dollar Shave Club leaving traditional ads

Tender Greens Names New CEO

Culver City-based Tender Greens announced July 12 that company president Denyelle Bruno will take on the role of chief executive effective immediately.

Office Building in Hollywood Sets Record With $4.1 Million Sale

A 4,300-square-foot office building at 6507-6509 De Longpre Ave. in Hollywood has sold for $4.1 million, or about $949 per square foot, in what is believed to be a per-square-footage price record in that office submarket.

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Women's Council & Awards 2018: Finalist - Meridith Valiando Rojas

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Meridith Valiando Rojas is the Co-Founder and CEO of DigiTour Media, the largest producer of live events featuring social media talent.

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Women's Council & Awards 2018: Finalist - Ashley Crowder

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Ashley Crowder is a driven visionary based out of Los Angeles who leverages her engineering background and entrepreneurial mindset to be a role model for young women.

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Women's Council & Awards 2018: Finalists - Shay Hughes

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Shay Hughes is president, COO, and owner of Hughes Marino, an award-winning commercial real estate firm specializing in tenant representation.

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Women's Council & Awards 2018: Finalists - Alisa Tovmanyan & Eliza Glants

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Created by co-founders Alisa Tovmanyan & Eliza Glants, J’Adore Les Fleurs (JLF) is one of the most prominent flower retailers on social media with over 170,000 followers on Instagram and is the first company to bring the fresh floral boxed arrangement trend to the USA.

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Women's Council & Awards 2018: Finalist - Christina Lee Storm

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Christina Lee Storm is Vice President of Business Operations, Strategy, & Emerging Technology at DreamWorks Animation (DWA).

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Women's Council & Awards 2018: Finalist - Terri A. Haack

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Terri A. 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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MHF as MVP of Region’s Fuel Supply

The California Energy Commission reports that fuel consumption in California is at the highest level since 2007, despite the state’s crusade to subsidize Electric Vehicles (EVs) – which has led to more than 50 percent of all EVs in the country being registered here.

Pressure on PierPass

Plan to change fee structure at ports incites opposition from retailers, other big freight owners

New proposal at ports.

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Will Warner Bros. Produce Skyway?

Studio touts $100M route to Hollywood sign

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. proposes $100 million tramway to Hollywood sign.

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UCLA Engineers Land DOE Grant for Battery Research

EDUCATION: $9.8 million will fund rechargeable battery initiative

$9.8M grant for UCLA’s engineering school unit.

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Swinerton Snags $209 Million LAX Contract

Transportation: Garage to be in new facility

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on July 11 voted to award a $209 million contract for a new parking structure near Los Angeles International Airport to Swinerton Builders, airport officials announced.

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Has Miracle Mile Retail Makover Begun?

Word along the Miracle Mile has the Callender’s Grill on the 5700 block of Wilshire Boulevard – right across the street from the La Brea Tar Pits – shutting down as part of a plan to add a residential high-rise to the adjacent SAG-AFTRA building owned by J.H. Snyder Co.

Construction Booms On

REAL ESTATE: $10B in local billings for 2017

The construction boom continues for L.A. County contractors.

Aerospace Hot for Jobs

MANUFACTURING: Biggest up 3.5 percent

Aerospace and defense lead job growth.

Arrowhead Takes Flight

HEALTH CARE: $1.4B market cap for biotech firm

Shares of Pasadena’s Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. take flight.

High Times On Horizon?

MEDIA: Oreva Capital’s ambitions raise eyebrows

Can High Times live up to new owner’s rosy projection?

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SOCIAL FACTORY

Fox Sports cranks out World Cup content

Fox Digital uses Slack Inc. to move faster on World Cup.

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Pico Rivera Furniture Brand Adds Manufacturing

Unisource Solutions hires former supplier to lead local production

Unisource Solutions Inc. takes manufacturing in-house.

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New Projects Raise Rents in Q2 Despite Vacancies

Rents up 13 cents countywide; vacancy at 14.1 percent

Overview of L.A. County’s commercial real estate market.

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Special Report: Real Estate Quarterly

Special Report: Real Estate Quarterly Overview of L.A. County’s commercial real estate market.

Buyer Clear of Weinstein Suits on Asset Purchase

Lantern Capital’s $289M deal cuts pool available for misconduct payouts

BK sale leaves less money available for civil claims against Weinstein.

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STYLE | Grandma’s Guy

Robert Atallah • Cedarlane Natural Foods Inc.

Robert Atallah, chief executive of Cedarlane Natural Foods Inc., founded the natural food company in 1981, basing the company’s first products on his grandmother’s recipes for hummus, tabouli and other Mediterranean treats.

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Rooting for Scooters

Have you taken a stand on the app-based, pay-by-the-mile electric scooters that seem to be scattered about the city in greater numbers every time you look around?

Deals & Dealmakers: Shakeup for B. Riley

Financial services firm creates co-CEO position for Riley, Kelleher

SEC fines Oaktree Capital Management.

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Thursday, July 12

Capital Gain Deferral Opportunities abound in Los Angeles

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Embedded in the 2017 tax reform law commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is an opportunity that can minimize your capital gains tax.

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California Supreme Court Decision Dynamex Promises Major Disruption to Health Care Organizations Employing Independent Contractors

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On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court creating a challenging new standard for classifying workers as independent contractors versus employees.

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Favorable Ruling for Palladium Residences Project

Los Angeles city officials followed state environmental laws when they approved the Palladium Residences, a pair of 30-story, 731-apartment towers near the Hollywood Palladium on Sunset Boulevard, a judge has ruled.

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Women's Council & Awards 2018: Finalist - Kyla Brennan

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The founder of the red hot social media marketing agency, HelloSociety, Kyla Brennan, is the epitome of a career woman who doesn’t waste any time seizing an opportunity.

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Women's Council & Awards 2018: Finalist - Aimee Gilbreath

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Aimee Gilbreath serves as Executive Director of Michelson Found Animals Foundation, a position she’s held since the organization’s inception in 2008 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the lost pets left in its wake.

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Advanced TeleSensors Raises $2.8M to Back Baby Heart Monitor

Advanced TeleSensors Inc., a digital health company based in Pasadena marketing a wireless monitor for babies, has raised nearly $2.8 million from investors, according to a securities filing.

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L.A. Area Annual Inflation Rate Slips to 4 Percent as Gas, Food Prices Drop Slightly

The local inflation rate dipped to 4 percent year-over-year in June as gas and food prices slipped slightly in recent weeks, according to federal data released July 12.

Silicon Beach Report July 12: Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures’ New Funding Round

Ashton Kutcher’s VC opens $150 million funding round; Cleantech and Clean Energy kick off climate-change challenge; $9.75 million for UCLA rechargeable research

Women's Council & Awards 2018: Finalist - Emily Allen

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Emily L. Allen was appointed Dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) at California State University, Los Angeles, in November of 2013.

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Women's Council & Awards 2018: Finalist - Lucie Barron

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At the helm of ADR Services, Inc., its Founder and President, Lucie Barron has become for some, synonymous with the concept of alternative dispute resolution.

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Women's Council & Awards 2018: Panelists & Speakers

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Alma Derricks is an accomplished marketing executive and brand strategist with over 20 years of experience building inventive new businesses at the edges of established media, entertainment and consumer products companies.

Wednesday, July 11

Swinerton Lands $209M Contract for New LAX Parking Structure

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on July 11 voted to award a $209 million contract for a new parking structure near Los Angeles International Airport to Swinerton Builders, airport officials announced.

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More Layoffs at Weinstein Co., Bankruptcy Judge Approves Sale to Lantern

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath approved on July 11 Dallas-based private equity firm Lantern Capital Partners’ $289 million purchase of the Weinstein Company Inc., freeing the Weinstein Company to dissolve.

UCLA Granted $9.75 Million for Battery Research

University of California–Los Angeles has received a $9.75 million grant from the United States Department of Energy of to advance research in rechargeable batteries.

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ESPN to Broadcast eSports Competitions

Walt Disney Co. will air video game competitions on ESPN and Disney XD starting this month after signing a multi-year agreement with Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

Silicon Beach Report July 11: Overwatch League Finals to Air on ESPN, ABC

Musk takes on Flint water crisis, the Overwatch League’s grand finals will be televised, Jam City is taking Harry Potter to Asia

UPDATE: Legal Challenge to Agreement to Close Santa Monica Airport Dismissed

A local pilot’s legal challenge to the agreement the city of Santa Monica reached to close Santa Monica Airport has been dismissed, the city announced July 11.

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Women's Council & Awards 2018

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Scenes from the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2018 Women's Council Awards on June 22 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles

Tuesday, July 10

Colony Capital Sells Stake in European Data Center Company

Colony Capital Inc., a downtown investment firm, announced the sale of its stake in DATA4 Group to AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets, a division of AXA France Vie S.A.

Weingart Center of Downtown Names Warren Loui as Chairman

The Weingart Center, a downtown-based social service agency for the homeless with plans to build largest supportive housing project in Los Angeles, has named Warren Loui as chairman of the board.

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Anonymous Donor Gives $20 Million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to Expand ER

An anonymous philanthropist has donated $20 million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to expand and equip its overcrowded emergency room.

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Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Welcomes Nine New Digital Health Startups

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has ushered in nine digital health startups from across the globe into its business accelerator program.

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Silicon Beach Report July 10: Bird Scooters Banned in Milwaukee

Netflix spending billions on programming, Surf Airlines launches weekend getaways, Bird sued in Milwaukee

Warner Bros. Proposes $100M Aerial Tram to Hollywood Sign

Warner Bros. Entertainment is proposing a $100 million aerial tram to take visitors to the Hollywood sign in Griffith Park.

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Differential Brands Sign Licensing Deal for Robert Graham Brand

Commerce-based Differential Brands Group Inc. which designs, develops and licenses apparel products, announced July 10 that its Robert Graham brand signed a licensing agreement with Peerless Clothing International Inc.

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Monday, July 9

IHOP Ends IHOb Campaign

Last month, IHOP — whose full name is the International House of Pancakes — “flipped” its name to IHOb as part of a marketing campaign to introduce a new line of burgers. After less than a month, the restaurant announced Monday on Twitter that it has changed its name back to IHOP.

Los Angeles Kicks Off 2018 Youth Jobs Program

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a nearly $6 million youth employment program expected to match tens of thousands of young people with summer and year-round jobs.

Harbor Gateway Industrial Property Sells for $21M

CenterPoint Properties, an Oak Brook, Ill.-based real estate investment firm, has purchased a 126,000-square-foot industrial property at 13217 S. Figueroa St. in the Harbor Gateway neighborhood for $21 million, or about $167 per square foot.

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Cedars-Sinai Appoints New COO

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has named Dr. Jeffrey A. Smith to serve as its chief operating officer following a nationwide search.

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Silicon Beach Report July 9: Snap Builds Camera Search

Guess Inc. teams with Alibaba’s AI pop up, Musk goes big with fast-tracked mini sub, Snap is adding visual search functionality

Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: “Lady Boss” Mugs and Male Surrogates: Persistent Sexism in Business

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The worst gift I ever got when I first made partner is a mug that said “Lady Boss” on it.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: 30 Years Later: Women Business Owners Continue Fight for Equality

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NAWBO puts a spotlight on the 30-year anniversary of The Women’s Business Ownership Act, H.R. 5050

Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Maria Sharapova Establishes Program to Help Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

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Five-time Grand Slam tennis champion, Maria Sharapova, has experienced some monumental moments in her career: Among them are in 2004, with the life-changing win at Wimbledon, and in 2012, with the launch of her own successful candy company, Sugarpova.

Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: First Woman Appointed as Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO

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The Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce announced in May the appointment of Maria Salinas as the Chamber’s new President and CEO, effective August 1, 2018.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Survey Shows Women Business Owners Plan to Hire More and Expand their Businesses

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Majority of respondents said taxes and regulations are the key issues concerning their business

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Women in Research Releases Study Data Examining the Impact of Industry Equality Initiatives

Women in Research (WIRe) has released the second wave of its industry wide study “Gender and Career Advancement in the Research Industry,” a follow up to the initial study in 2012.

Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Women are Driving Positive Change in Business

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On a recent Friday in downtown LA, the Los Angeles Business Journal convened a gathering of women who are leaders in every industry imaginable.

Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: The Importance of Blazing Trails for Women in all Industries

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Throughout my time in aviation, I’ve seen a lot of change.

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Saturday, July 7

Facebook Alternative MeWe Raises $5.2M

Sgrouples Inc.’s MeWe, a Culver City social network startup that calls itself an alternative to Facebook Inc., announced July 5 it had raised $5.2 million in Series A fundraising.

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Friday, July 6

Litigants Against Weinstein Company Okay Company Purchase Agreement

A July 6 announced purchase agreement has allayed concerns of numerous people who sued the Weinstein Co., which declared for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Virgin Galactic Inks Deal for Italian Spacecraft

Virgin Galactic and affiliated manufacturing firm Spaceship Co. announced Friday signing an agreement with two Italian companies to bring spaceflights to the European country.

Silicon Beach Report July 6: SpaceX, Boring Co. Engineers Assist Rescue Efforts

Sonos goes public, Kumbaya adds to board, Boring Co. engineers aid Thailand

FAT Brands Inc. Closes Acquisition of Hurricane Grill & Wings

Restaurant franchising company FAT Brands Inc. said it has closed on its $12.5 million acquisition of Hurricane Grill & Wings, bringing FAT Brands’ franchise count to more than 325 units globally.

Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Women Leading the Way: Philanthropist Award WINNER - CHRISTINE N. SIMMONS

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Christine Simmons is President and Chief Operations Officer of the three-time WNBA Champion Los Angeles Sparks. Celebrating its 21st season in Los Angeles, the Sparks are one of three founding teams from the league’s inception in 1997.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Panelists & Speakers

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Panelists and Speakers

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Women Leading the Way: Social Activist WINNER - TRACY SAMSON

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Tracy Samson, a Realtor with Pacific Union, has been quite a force in the Los Angeles Community. She was one of the original Organizers of the historic Women’s March Los Angeles that was a peaceful gathering of over 800,000 women, men and children.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Women Leading the Way: Volunteer Award WINNER - DORENE DOMINGUEZ

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Dorene Dominguez is the Chairwoman and CEO of Vanir Group of Companies, Inc., national leaders in program, project and construction management and real estate development.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Why an NBA Team Is Taking On Gender Equality

Earlier this year, a first-of-its-kind partnership for a professional men’s sports team was unveiled.

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Veteran Economist Starts Consultancy

FINANCE: Global view from Hancock Park office

Former White House economist opens shop in Los Angeles.

Glendale Outfit’s OC Take: $137M

REAL ESTATE: PS Business Parks sells 3rd business park since March

After selling $137 million of property in OC, PS Business Parks needs to go shopping.

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Caruso’s Other Search; Gustavo’s Other Gig

It wasn’t quite déjà vu, but downtown’s most civic-minded investment banker hit upon something close as he enjoyed some octopus on the edge – a plate of the stuff served up to Lloyd Greif at a window-side table at 71Above in the U.S. Bank Tower on 5th Street.

Chinatown Hospital Site Sold for $33M

Buyer plans urgent care facility after renovation

Urgent care facility to replace Pacific Alliance Medical Center’s former Chinatown campus.

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Well of a Plan

Controller calls for new drill, extraction tax on oil, gas rigs in city

L.A. City Controller releases review of oil and gas wells in Los Angeles.

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Exit Chat: Toebben on 12-Year Chamber Tenure

ADVOCACY: Sees housing as top challenge ahead

L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce’s departing chief talks community’s future issues.

Business Concerns Remain on Data Privacy

Law gives consumers right to opt out; some see threat to sharing economy

New data privacy law presents mixed ramifications for consumers and businesses.

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Survey Says: L.A. at Risk of OB-GYN Shortage

Looming retirements, physician fatigue could be contributing factors

New report predicts insufficient numbers of OB-GYN doctors in L.A. County.

STYLE | Dancing in Color

Glorya Kaufman • Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation

“I’m a stylish person,” said philanthropist Glorya Kaufman during a recent Business Journal visit to her Beverly Hills estate.

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Test for Trumpism

The community of business in Los Angeles is in an intriguing position to assess the constant shaking that accompanies Trumpism.

Keep PACE With Hispanic Business Growth

As the old saying goes, the only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.

Women's Council & Awards Nominees 2018

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Women's Council 2018 Nominees

Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Entrepreneur/Owner/Founder of the Year WINNER - BRENDA ACOSTA

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Today’s world of ever-changing technology has made “going out on your own” and the entrepreneurial spirit much more commonplace.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council:Executive of the Year (Small/Midsize Company) WINNER - DONELLA WILSON

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Committed to ending homelessness for women, Donella Wislon is immediate past president and Board member of the Board of Directors of the Downtown Women’s Center.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: Rising Star WINNER - JORDYN WIEBER

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Jordyn Wieber is an Olympic gold medal winning American gymnast from DeWitt, Michigan.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Enterprise Executive of the Year Award WINNER - GILLIAN ZUCKER

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Gillian Zucker is in her fourth season as President of Business Operations of the L.A. Clippers.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Women Leading the Way: Corporate Citizen WINNER - WENDY SPINNER

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Wendy Spinner is the co-founder and Vice President of the Spinner Group, a UBS Private Wealth Management and Institutional Consulting Team located in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: CEO/President of the Year WINNER - DEBORAH FLINT

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Deborah Flint was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) in June 2015, with oversight of LAX and Van Nuys general aviation airports.

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China Push

Count China as part of the Art Center College of Design’s push to expand options for its students through partnerships with other institutions.

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Business By Design

Art Center aims to build on experience with Drucker School

Art Center College of Design and business schools partner for multidisciplinary approach.

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Trend Favors Exec Search

ECONOMY: Boomers’ retirements drive demand

Retained executive search firms gain opportunities as baby boomers exit the C-suite.

Amazon’s Aim: Ring Familiar

MARKETING: Silicon Beach security unit competes on price

With Amazon’s backing, Ring gets competitive on price.

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Office Move to Test Tri-Cities

REAL ESTATE: Big vacancy on BofA departure

Speculations on the Pasadena office market once Bank of America exits its building of 45 years.

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Netflix in Turn to Traditional Media?

MEDIA: Regency asset deal pegged at $150M

Video streaming company Netflix Inc. may turn to billboards.

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Thursday, July 5

L.A. County Appoints Leaders to Head New Agency to Promote Bioscience

Los Angeles County has appointed two executives to launch a new agency to promote an emerging bioscience industry, officials announced on July 5.

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Silicon Beach Report July 5: Snap Lacks Active Users, Far Less Than Instagram

Tinder adds videos, Snap seeks active users, AeroVironment works with NASA

AeroVironment, JPL to Develop NASA Mars Drone

AeroVironment Inc. is developing a helicopter drone that will fly on Mars.

LAUSD Superintendent Launches Fund for School District with $3 Million in Donations

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner on July 5 announced the launch of a philanthropic fund to boost resources for educating students, saying initial donations have topped $3 million.

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Fat Brands Enters $16 Million Credit Facility

Restaurant franchising company Fat Brands Inc. announced July 5 that it had entered a $16 million senior credit facility to help complete its previously announced acquisition of Hurricane Grill and Wings.

Tuesday, July 3

Silicon Beach Report July 3: Creators Capitalize on Snap Commerce

Citymapper adds Bird scooters, Snapchat opens commerce to creators, Harper Wilde raises $2 million

Shamrock Capital Sells Off Share of Theater Advertising Outfit

West Los Angeles private investment firm Shamrock Capital announced July 3 that it sold its share of theater advertising company Screenvision Media.

Monday, July 2

Silver Lake Medical Center to Pay $550,000 Settlement for Illegal Patient Dumping

Los Angeles prosecutors announced on July 2 they had reached a $550,000 settlement with Silver Lake Medical Center in Westlake, the second health care agency in a week to reach a financial agreement after accusations of illegal patient dumping.

Silicon Beach Report July 2: New COO at Lucidity

Yang joins Lucidity; BionicLogic gets $1.5 million; changes to Snap board

BionicLogic Raises $1.5 Million

BionicLogic Inc., a Santa Monica-based tech company that develops software applications, has raised $1.5 million from investors, according to a July 2 securities filing.

State Pays $15 Million to Relocate Two Shows to Hollywood

The California Film Commission announced July 2 that it will pay $15 million total to relocate production of two television shows to California as part of the state’s $330 million-a-year motion picture tax credit program.

California Launches Statewide Janitorial Registry

Beginning July 1, all janitorial service providers and contractors are required to register with the state of California on an annual basis. Failure to do so will result in fines, the state’s labor commissioner’s office said.

Sean Rad

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Sean Rad founded Tinder, a global dating platform, in 2012, and served as chief executive through 2016.

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Chet Pipkin

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Chet Pipkin launched internet-connectivity device company Belkin International in 1983 out of his parents’ garage in Southern California, making computer cables and selling them to local computer manufacturers and dealers in response to the growing personal computer market in the 1980s.

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Tim Leiweke

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Tim Leiweke, a former chief executive of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), co-founded Oak View Group in 2015 with former Live Nation Entertainment Inc. chairman Irving Azoff as a global advisory, development and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industry.

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Stan Kroenke

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

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Chinatown’s Pacific Alliance Hospital Sold for $33M

Allied Pacific IPA, an Alhambra-based health maintenance organization, has purchased the site of Pacific Alliance Medical Center – a 90,000-square-foot hospital at 531 W. College St. in Chinatown – for $33 million, or nearly $367 per square foot.

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Caroline Nahas

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Caroline Nahas is vice chairman and senior client partner for Korn Ferry, the global executive search and consulting firm.

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