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Influential Family-Owned Businesses in Los Angeles: Greenerways Organic

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Greenerways Organic stems from what Mama Bella told her granddaughter, “Read the labels; if there are chemicals or ingredients you can’t pronounce, don’t buy the product.”

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Influential Family-Owned Businesses in Los Angeles: Golden Star Technology inc.

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GST has been in business since 1985. Alice and JP Wang started the business out of their garage in Norwalk by building white-box computers.

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Influential Family-Owned Businesses in Los Angeles: Building Electronic Controls, Inc. (BEC)

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Bec, Inc. is Los Angeles’ premier fire life safety system provider for commercial projects.

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Influential Family-Owned Businesses in Los Angeles: Brush Research Manufacturing

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Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) is a third generation family-owned and family-operated business.

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Influential Family-Owned Businesses in Los Angeles: Berman, Berman, Berman, Schneider & Lowary, LLP

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Berman, Berman, Berman, Schneider & Lowary, LLP (B3SL) puts its own spin on the term “family law,” focusing not on issues such as divorce and estate planning, but rather on insurance and corporate defense.

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Overton Moore Properties Leases Carson Warehouse to Action Gypsum for $5M

Overton Moore Properties has leased a nearly 54,000 square-foot industrial building in Carson to Action Gypsum Supply West in a deal worth $5 million.

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Vertebrae Launches Augmented Reality E-Commerce Platform

Santa Monica-based augmented reality advertising and software provider Vertebrae announced Nov. 12 the launch of its new e-commerce AR platform, Axis.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 12: Musk, Garcetti Chat Boring Co. Projects

Elon Musk talks sewage and other Boring application with Eric Garcetti; Vertebrae launches AR platform for e-tailers; Wii users will have to look elsewhere for Netflix

Edison Shares Plunge After Utility Announced Grid Incident Occurred Prior to Start of Woolsey Fire

State Regulators Launch Probe into Cause of Woolsey Fire

Shares of Rosemead-based Edison International fell 12 percent on Nov. 12 after its utility subsidiary Southern California Edison announced that a problem with its transmission grid occurred near the point of origin of the massive Woolsey Fire now burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Foothill Glendora to Montclair Rail Line Project Scaled Back as Projected Costs Mount

Two of four bidding teams dropped

The authority tasked with building a 12-mile rail extension from Glendora to Montclair in the East San Gabriel Valley announced Nov. 12 that it was scaling back the project due to rising costs and that two of the four bidding teams have been dropped.

CBRE Sells Courtyard Long Beach Airport Hotel

Downtown L.A. commercial real estate giant CBRE Group Inc. announced Nov. 12 it had sold a 159-room Courtyard by Marriott Long Beach Airport hotel for an undisclosed sum.

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Legendary Marvel Comics Creator Stan Lee Dies at 95

Massively impactful writer, editor, film executive, producer and publisher Stan Lee died at the age of 95 Nov. 12, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Grove, according to multiple reports.

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LA Jobs on the Line With Takeda Poised for EU Approval for $62B Shire Buy

A Shire plasma plant in Atwater Village moved one step closer to being owned by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. with the European Union reportedly poised to approve a $62-billion Shire deal that could impact hundreds of Los Angeles jobs.

Ritter Pharmaceuticals Raises $6 Million in Private Placement

Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Century City biotechnology company that develops therapies for gastrointestinal diseases, raised $6 million in a private placement from investors, according to a securities filing posted Nov. 9.

Car-Share Startup HyreCar Report Q3 Revenue Up 224 Percent to $2.7 M

HyreCar Inc., a downtown Los Angeles-based company allowing prospective ride-share drivers to temporarily lease vehicles from dealerships, announced Nov. 8 its third-quarter revenue grew 224 percent to $2.7 million over last year.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 9: Activision Blizzard Announces Third Quarter Earnings

SpaceX requests lower launch threshold; Activision nets $1.7 billion third quarter revenues; Tastemade to release a book

Influential Family-Owned Businesses in Los Angeles: Art Lewin Bespoke

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Art Lewin is a second-generation clothier with over 25 years of experience and serves as Owner & Creative Director of Executive Clothiers, one of the nation’s premier Custom Clothiers.

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Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2018

Tracking the top-revenue performers from rising stars to seasoned industry leaders.

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Azusa, Whittier Chosen as Most Business-Friendly Cities by LAEDC

Azusa and Whittier were chosen as the most business-friendly cities in the county for 2018 by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., the nonprofit announced late Nov. 8.

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Crude Oil Tanker in Long Beach Fined for Leaks

The South Coast Air Quality Management District, the region’s pollution control agency, issued a notice of violation for leaks coming from crude oil tanker GAC North America currently berthed at the Port of Long Beach.