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Toebben Departure Gives Chamber Opportunity

CEO’s exit gives business booster chance to find new direction, focus mission

L.A. Area Chamber’s search for new leaders.

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Concierge Medicine Meets Retail in Century City

GoForward brings tech-heavy service plan backed by $100 million in VC money

It’s billed as “Apple store meets doctor’s office,” its chief executive hails from Google and its newest office opened last week in Westfield’s Century City mall instead of a medical building.

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Chain Deals Reflect Larger Industry Trend

Mendocino Farms sells majority to private equity; Counter goes to franchisor

The local restaurant trade very much reflected industry trends last week as two chains were snapped up – one changing hands in a deal between private equity firms and the other going to a strategic buyer.

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Hackman Taps Gensler for El Segundo Makeover

New owner plans creative offices for portion of former Northrop industrial site

Downtown-based Gensler, a global architecture, design and planning firm, was selected to redevelop a portion of the former Northrop Grumman Corp. industrial site on Douglas Street in El Segundo into a creative office campus, according to the new owner of the property.

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‘Latin Flavor’

Beatriz Acevedo I Mitú

Mitú cofounder’s “Latin Flavor”

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Office Building Near LAX to be Converted to Hyatt Hotels

A 13-story office tower near Los Angeles International Airport will be converted into a 129-room Hyatt House and a 272-room Hyatt Place Hotel.

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Augmented Reality Company Daqri Begins Shipping Smart Glasses

Augmented reality company Daqri of downtown Los Angeles has begun shipping its $5,000 Smart Glasses.

Sniffing Out New Business

SeekOps Inc., a Pasadena startup, manufactures a methane sensor that it attaches to a quad-copter drone and flies over oil and gas fields looking for leaks.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 16: Ziff Davis Agrees to Buy Mashable for $50 Million

Ziff Davis agrees to buy Mashable for $50 million, Virgin Orbit wins its first Defense Department launch contract and mystery surrounds payload SpaceX is launching.

Line 204 to Launch Sun Valley Project

Line 204 Studios in Hollywood is doubling down on its home turf even as it gets ready to break ground on a 240,000-square-foot studio complex in Sun Valley in July 2018.

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Ziff Davis Agrees to Buy Mashable for $50 Million

Ziff Davis, owned by Hollywood’s J2 Global Inc., has reportedly agreed to acquire online media company Mashable for $50 million.

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Foothill Rail Project Estimated to Provide $2.6B Economic Boost

Construction and operation of the 12-mile extension of the Foothill light rail line through the eastern San Gabriel Valley will provide a $2.6 billion economic boost to the region, according to a study released today.

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LA Phil Taps Seattle Symphony Leader as New Chief Exec

Simon Woods, president and chief executive of Seattle Symphony, has been named chief executive of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 15: UBeam Raising $20M Series B Round

UBeam raising $20 million Series B round, Disney Pixar launches virtual reality app and Sprint will bundle Hulu VOD service with unlimited plans for no extra cost.

CenterPoint Acquires 6.8-Acre Carson Industrial Site

CenterPoint Properties has acquired a 6.8-acre industrial site at 16627 S. Avalon Blvd. in Carson. The property includes 84,620 square feet of space and is fully leased. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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UBeam Raising $20M Series B Round

Wireless charging startup uBeam Inc. is raising a $20 million Series B round from Upfront Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund and Mark Cuban, among others.

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Fat Brands Inc. Acquires Hurricane Grill & Wings

Fat Brands Inc., the Beverly Hills parent of the Fatburger restaurant brand, has agreed to acquire the 60-unit Hurricane Grill & Wings brand for $12.5 million.

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L.A. Overtakes San Diego in Life Sciences Jobs

Employment in the Los Angeles life sciences sector has surpassed that of San Diego, vaulting the region to No. 2 in the Golden State, according to an industry report.

Health Data Analytics Firm Catasys Reports Third-Quarter Profit

Catasys Inc., which provides predictive analytics to reduce the cost of health insurance claims, reported third-quarter net income of $1.2 million, down 11 percent from the same period a year ago.

Owner of Counter Burger Chain Sold, Will Leave L.A.

Canadian behemoth franchisor MTY Food Group Inc. has agreed to acquire the franchisors of the Counter and Built upscale burger chain brands for an undisclosed amount.

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