Los Angeles Business Journal

Settlement Reached in ‘Midnight Rider’ Suit

The parents of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was killed by a train on the set of “Midnight Rider,” have reached a confidential settlement agreement with several of the defendants in their civil lawsuit, including the producers and director Randall Miller, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Stocks Mixed

The Dow Jones industrial average was down two points in Thursday morning trading to 17,684. The S&P 500 was up three points to 2,052. The Nasdaq was up 19 points to 4,694.

Obama to Announce Immigration Action on Friday

President Barack Obama will announce his planned changes to the U.S. immigration system on Friday in Las Vegas. He plans to give temporary legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants, shielding them from deportation, sources told the Wall Street Journal.

Port Truckers Take Strike to Rail Yards

Los Angeles and Long Beach port truck drivers took their strike to the rail yards Tuesday, demonstrating at yards serviced by Pacer Cartage and Harbor Rail Transport, trucking companies that some drivers claim misclassify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, the Daily News reports.

Two New Regents Can Vote on UC Tuition Hike

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday appointed two new members to the UC regents board, which helps govern the 10-campus university: Former Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Eloy Ortiz Oakley, the superintendent and president of Long Beach City College. The new appointees will be able to vote this week on a controversial plan to raise tuition, the Los Angeles Times reports. But even if they vote against the tuition hike, it may not be enough to stop it.

Regulators Demand Nationwide Recall of Takata Airbags

Expanding a recall that already existed in two states, federal safety regulators on Tuesday called for a nationwide recall of vehicles that contain driver’s-side airbags made by the Japanese supplier Takata, the New York Times reports.

Nielsen Will Now Measure Netflix, Too

Nielsen next month will begin measuring the viewership of Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming video providers for the first time, according to Nielsen client documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

County Supervisors Name Fujioka’s Replacement, For Now

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to appoint Brence Culp as acting replacement for Chief Executive William T Fujioka, who retires at the end of the month, the Los Angeles Times report. Culp is currently Fujioka’s chief deputy.

Rusty Hicks is the New Leader of the L.A. County Labor Federation

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor this week unanimously elected its current political director, Rusty Hicks, to succeed Maria Elena Durazo as executive secretary-treasurer of the organization, the Daily News reports.

Americans Accused of Trying to Ship Infant Body Parts to Vegas

Two American men stole preserved body parts from a medical museum inside a Bangkok hospital and tried to ship them to Las Vegas, according to Thai police, KTLA reports.

Stocks Down

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 54 points in Wednesday morning trading to 17,634. The S&P 500 was down 10 points to 2,042. The Nasdaq was down 44 points to 4,659.

Garcetti Signs Agreement to Shuttle Chinese Patients to L.A. Hospitals

While leading a trade delegation in Asia, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a series of agreements to increase coordination between the city and Asian countries, including a measure to streamline the process of getting Chinese patients who need medical care to Los Angeles hospitals, the Daily News reports.

Internet Strategist Nicco Mele is L.A. Times New Deputy Publisher

The Los Angeles Times announced Monday that it had named a new deputy publisher: the Internet strategist Nicco Mele.

Busy October at Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach saw its busiest October in four years, due mainly to a seasonal rise in imports, the Los Angeles Business Journal reports.

Owner of Restaurant That Served Whale Meat Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

Brian Vidor, owner of the shuttered Hump restaurant in Santa Monica, pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges related to serving meat from the endangered Sei whale restaurant, the Los Angeles Times reports.