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B. Riley Acquires 29 Percent Stake in Bebe Stores

B. Riley Financial Inc. has acquired 29 percent of Bebe Stores Inc. for $16.9 million, the company announced Tuesday.

Westwood-Based WiserCare Appoints New Chief Executive

WiserCare, a Westwood-based digital health company that helps guide patients during medical care, has appointed Dr. Daniel J. Castillo as its new chief executive.

L.A. Coliseum Plaza Named for Orange County Donors

The peristyle plaza at the soon-to-be-renovated Los Angeles Coliseum, home of USC’s Trojans football team will be named the Julia and George Argyros Plaza in recognition of a $7.5 million gift from the Argyros Family Foundation, located in Costa Mesa.

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Silicon Beach Report Jan. 16: Google to Connect Latin America and Los Angeles with New Undersea Cable

Google to connect Latin America and Los Angeles with new undersea cable; Snapchat content execs talk app redesign and push into scripted programming; and Lockheed Martin exec hints that SR-72 might be built already.

Southern California News Group Faces Layoffs

Southern California News Group, which includes the Los Angeles Daily News, Orange County Register and other newspapers, will reportedly face significant layoffs in coming months.

Jamison Services Buying Several Parcels in Koreatown, Planning $14M Redevelopment

Jamison Services has added to its already considerable holdings in Koreatown, purchasing several parcels of land for a multifamily redevelopment site for $14 million.

Developer Buys Long Beach Properties for $2.45M, Plans to Build $8.4M Dialysis Clinic


A Northern California developer has purchased land in downtown Long Beach with plans to construct an $8.4 million dialysis clinic.

Dole Food Co. Withdraws Planned IPO

Dole Food Co. has called off its proposed public offering after talks to sell the company to a Belgium firm broke down.

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Live Nation Settles Litigation, Acquires Songkick Assets

Live Nation Entertainment in Beverly Hills and Complete Entertainment Resources Group Inc. and related entities formerly known as Songkick (CERG) have announced that Live Nation has acquired some assets from CERG, including CERG’s ticketing commerce platform, anti-scalping algorithm, API application and patent portfolio.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Santa Monica Gets $2.5M to Study Cancer in African-American Men

The founder of a San Francisco-based private equity firm has donated $2.5 million to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Santa Monica to research prostate cancer in U.S. veterans and African-American men, officials announced on Jan. 15.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 15: Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey Won’t Seek Re-Election to Disney Board

Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey won’t seek re-election to Disney board; Virgin Galactic conducts 7th glide test of spacecraft; and safety panel raises concerns about SpaceX’s Falcon 9

Sports Titans Profile: Dean Spanos

Led the 100-mile move that changed everything for Chargers

Dean Spanos, L.A. Chargers owner, talks new respect for his team in L.A.

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CUSTOM CONTENT: Top Ways to Grow Your Business on the Golf Course

Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal

Sporting events have often been used as a method of conducting business, but the entertaining options in a stadium or arena luxury box are all the same.

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Silicon Beach Report Jan. 12: Snapchat’s Big Redesign Rated Negatively by 83% of Reviews

Snapchat’s big redesign rated negatively by 83 percent of reviews; Pentagon refuses to answer questions about failed $1 billion Zuma satellite launch; and The IMDb Show launched.

New Tune For Old Trade

Beverly Hills pawn shop more like hedge fund of hard knocks

Beverly Hills pawn shop operates like a street-level hedge fund.

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Biotech Seeks $5B More on Stem Cells

Where did $3 billion in voter-approved funding for stem cell research go?

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Record, Notable Dips for L.A. in 2017 Visitor Counts

Tourism is up for L.A. County from high-spending international visitors.

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Business Push-Back Keeps New Gas Hookups Flowing – for Now

Business groups push against possible moratorium on gas hookups.

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County’s Economy Dips on Milken Measure

A slowdown in the rate of job creation in Los Angeles County last year caused a 13-position drop in an annual ranking of economic vibrancy among metropolitan areas, according to a recent Milken Institute report.

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PAGE 3: Stan’s Suit; Steven’s Spanish-Language Edge

Anyone else notice that Stan Kroenke wore the same harvest wheat suit with crisp white shirt to his Rams’ playoff game that he rocked for the cover of our annual Book of Lists?