Cadiz Stock Soars 31 Percent After Bill to Stop Water Project Fails

Shares of downtown water company Cadiz Inc. soared 31 percent Tuesday on a double dose of good news: a bill aimed at stopping its desert water project failed to clear a Senate committee late Friday, and a federal agency signaled it may allow the proposal to move forward.

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Beverly Hills Tries to Get Handle on Rent Control

Landlords, tenants in talks over stabilization ordinance enacted by city this winter.

Landlords and renters in Beverly Hills have gone through mediation sessions to try to hammer out an agreement for rent control in the city, but the two sides remain far apart on the issue.

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L.A., Local Businesses Marshall Defenses Online

City’s new Cyber Lab aims to spur information sharing about possible hack attacks.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti didn’t exactly break ground with the launch earlier this month of Los Angeles Cyber Lab, a public-private data-sharing center in downtown that will work to alert local businesses and residents to cyberattacks.

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L.A. Businesses Hire 10,500 Veterans, Beating Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Goal

More than 200 L.A.-area companies have hired 10,500 military veterans over the past three years, beating a goal set by Eric Garcetti for 10,000 veteran hires by the end of this year, the L.A. mayor announced Tuesday.

L.A. County Streamlines Business Loan Programs

The Los Angeles County Community Development Commission on Monday announced the streamlining of the county’s small and medium business loan programs.

Deals & Dealmakers: ‘Blank Check’ Buys In

Double Eagle Acquisition merger turns partner firm Williams Scotsman public.

The eagle has landed.

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D.C. Politics Paying Off for Benefits Consultants

ADVISORY: 2017 job levels dip but Obamacare battle stoking demand for services.

Benefits consultant jobs dipped in 2016 but demand is spiking for government policy guidance.

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Steve Bannon Returns to Brentwood’s Breitbart News

Steve Bannon has reportedly returned to Brentwood-based Breitbart News Network, the far-right news and commentary website founded by in 2007 by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart.

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Port of L.A. Expanding Cargo Data Pilot Program to All Terminals

The Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation have agreed to extend a digital data pilot program across all of the port’s terminals designed to improve cargo movement by streamlining information access.

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Los Angeles County Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.5 Percent

The unemployment rate in Los Angeles County inched up to 4.5 percent in July from a revised 4.4 percent in June, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

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PAGA Suits Raise Employer Stakes

Law gives plaintiffs, attorneys right to review wage-hour data, compile class actions.

State’s Private Attorneys General Act stokes class-action suits against employers.

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Taking Flight

New alliance’s mission: protect air base, support aviation.

New industry alliance seeks to give the South Bay a lift by protecting the local air base..

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Metal Industry Steels Itself Against Toxic Testing

Trade group calls tracking system outdated, says issue involves many businesses.

The local metalworking industry is fighting back after a nearly yearlong crackdown by regulators over emissions of toxic chemical hexavalent chromium.

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L.A. City Council Authorizes Signing of 2028 Summer Olympic Games Contract

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday unanimously authorized the city’s Olympic bid committee to sign a contract with the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Buoyed Business

Settlement over Ojai water system boosts American States’ earnings.

Forced sale of water system pumped up second-quarter earnings for American States.

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