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Downtown L.A. Takes Bite Out of Restaurants

DINING: High costs, poor access chew up well-reviewed eateries.Downtown Los Angeles serves up steady diet of high-profile restaurant busts.

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Donald Sterling Files for Divorce

Donald Sterling, the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, filed for a divorce from his estranged wife, Shelly, on Wednesday.

Cal State L.A. Opening Downtown Campus

Cal State Los Angeles is opening a campus in downtown Los Angeles, having signed a 10-year lease late last month for 21,000 square feet at 801 S. Grand Ave. in the Financial District.

Law Firms MS&K, Richardson & Patel to Merge This Week

West L.A. law firm Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp – among the largest law firms in Los Angeles County – will join forces with Westwood’s Richardson & Patel later this week, the firms announced Monday.

Feds Step in To Halt Bahia Emerald Transfer

The years-long saga of Bahia emerald, the world’s largest, took another dramatic turn Thursday when a federal judge in Washington, D.C., approved a request from the Department of Justice preventing anyone from removing the gem from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, where it has been housed in an undisclosed location since 2008.

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Work/Life Balance: Antonia Lofaso

The restaurateur and former ‘Top Chef’ contestant on being a single parent, facing your fears and what it means to be a mentor.

Antonia Lofaso is living her dreams.

On Assignment Closes Acquisition of Creative Circle

Staffing firm On Assignment Inc. has closed its acquisition of Creative Circle LLC, a digital marketing and advertising staffing company, in a deal valued at $570 million.

LegalZoom Alleges Federal Antitrust Violations

LegalZoom.com Inc. has sued the North Carolina State Bar Association, accusing the professional organization of violating federal antitrust laws by trying to prevent the company from selling its legal services plan in the state.

Marshall School Namesake Dies at 95

Gordon Marshall, the founder of electronics giant Marshall Industries and a University of Southern California trustee for whom the institution’s business school was named, died Tuesday in Pasadena at the age of 95.

Thursday Rundown: Monster Props For Sale, Big Bang Launches Scholarship

Hollywood Creatures Under the Hammer Special effects icon Rick Baker will tomorrow auction off memorabilia from a storied Hollywood career which has brought him seven Academy Awards.

State OKs Farmers Insurance for Rideshare Drivers

A new Farmers Insurance product that fills a gap in coverage for Uber and Lyft drivers was approved on Wednesday by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.

Auto Dealers Take on TrueCar, Again

A Sacramento trade group representing more than 1,100 of the state’s new car dealers has accused Santa Monica’s TrueCar Inc. of operating as an auto dealer and broker without a license.

High Court Rules in Favor of Edison Employees

Weighing in on a dispute brought by employees of Rosemead utility Edison International, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that retirement plans have to monitor the investment options they offer, a move that could make it easier for employees to file lawsuits in the future over funds that charge high fees.

Genting Hong Kong Completes Purchase of Crystal Cruises

Genting Hong Kong announced Friday it has completed its $550 million acquisition of Crystal Cruises in West Los Angeles.

Sidley Austin to Open Century City Office

Chicago law firm Sidley Austin revealed plans Thursday to open an office in Century City – its second in Los Angeles – and increase its focus on the media and entertainment industry.

On Assignment To Purchase Creative Circle

On Assignment Inc., the publicly traded Calabasas staffing firm, said Monday it had agreed to acquire Mid-Wilshire staffing company Creative Circle for $570 million in cash and stock. Another $30 million could be thrown into the pot if certain performance benchmarks were met.