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Licensers Have Designs on Women’s Fashion Firm

APPAREL: Brand life holds some promise for bankrupt BCBG Max Azria Group.Busted BCBG Max Azria Group could button up life as a brand and even keep some stores open.

DLA Piper Absorbs Liner Firm and 60 L.A. Attorneys

Westwood and downtown-based boutique law firm Liner plans to merge with industry behemoth DLA Piper, the firms said Thursday.

Replacement Meal Maker Soylent Whips Up 7-Eleven Deal

Downtown manufacturer Rosa Foods Inc. will sell its line of Soylent meal replacement drinks in brick-and-mortar stores this month for the first time, the company has announced.

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Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports Clean Air Action Update Could Cost $14 Billion

Implementing goals of having only zero-emission vehicles and cargo handling equipment by 2035 will cost the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach $7 billion to $14 billion, according to the ports’ Clean Air Action Plan update released Thursday

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June Imports Surge at L.A., Long Beach Ports

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach each reported they had their second-highest June cargo numbers, as L.A. hit a record volume in its last fiscal year.

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Delta Adding Daily Flight from LAX to Mexico City

Delta Air Lines announced Monday that it is restoring daily nonstop flight service from Los Angeles International Airport to Mexico City starting Dec. 1 after a 12-year hiatus.

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Brentwood Associates Takes Minority Stake in Blaze Pizza

West L.A. private equity firm Brentwood Associates took a minority stake this week in Pasadena’s Blaze Pizza, according to the restaurant chain’s spokesman Joshua Levitt.

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Replacement Meal Maker Whips Up 7-Eleven Deal

FOOD: Rosa to sell formerly online-only Soylent in stores to prep for national rollout.

Downtown manufacturer Rosa Foods Inc. will sell its line of Soylent meal replacement drinks in brick-and-mortar stores this month for the first time, the company has announced.

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Fast-Casual Pizza Business Still Delivers in Sector

DINING: Blaze remains hot with franchisees as chain maintains rapid expansion.

Fast-casual chain Blaze Pizza is still bringing the heat through its expansion plans.

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El Segundo Hotels Sold for $97 Million

A pair of hotels in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport sold last month to New York’s Blackstone Group for nearly $97 million, public records show.

CMA CGM to Sell 90 Percent Stake in Port of L.A. Terminal for $817 Million

A Swedish investment fund has agreed to acquire the third-largest terminal at L.A.-area ports from French shipping line CMA CGM for $817 million in cash, with plans to invest in equipment and technology upgrades.

Original Wonder Woman, Honorary Millennial

Former studio chief Sherry Lansing expects “Wonder Woman” to kick down more doors in Hollywood.

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Spanish-Language Broadcasters Signal Focus Shift

TV: Univision, Telemundo go with modern, edgy fare to draw younger U.S. Latinos.

Univision and Telemundo program modern, edgy fare to boost their stations with U.S. millennials.

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Little Tokyo DoubleTree Sold for $115 Million

The 434-room DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown’s Little Tokyo has been sold for $115 million, or $264,562 a room, according to industry tracker CoStar Group Inc.

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L.A. Vehicle Donation Charity Ordered to Shut Down After Alleged False Advertising

Los Angeles vehicle donation charity People’s Choice Charity has been ordered to shut down and pay at least $30,000 in penalties, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Monday.

Port Truckers Strike Winds Down with Little Cargo Impact

This week’s strike by close to 100 truck drivers and warehouse workers at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports was expected to end Friday with little effect on cargo movement, port officials said.

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