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Women's Council & Awards 2018: Panelists & Speakers

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

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.

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

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

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

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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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