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Principal of Santa Monica design firm Studio, on staying calm in L.A. traffic and making time to eat locally – outside of the office.
David Dunphy, 56, is a principal at the hospitality design firm Studio in Santa Monica, a division of Hirsch Bedner Associates. In addition to projects in San Francisco and Camarillo, Dunphy leads a team working on three local hotels: a Courtyard and Hampton Inn in Santa Monica, and Plaza La Reina Hotel in Westwood. Dunphy has spent more than 30 years working in a deadline-driven business, and has learned how to juggle multiple projects while carving out time for water sports. We spoke with Dunphy about how he maintains his calm as the projects pile up.
Private membership airline Surf Air announced Monday that it will expand its service both north and south of Los Angeles – to Carlsbad in November and to Oakland in December.
Walt Disney Co. announced Monday a proposed $1.25 billion investment in its struggling Euro Disney operation and the Disneyland Paris theme park.
Playboy Enterprises of Beverly Hills announced on Monday it has reached a deal with a Los Angeles publishing house to produce Playboy Latino, a bimonthly magazine that will be written primarily in Spanish.
Relativity Media, the Beverly Hills film and entertainment company led by Ryan Kavanaugh, announced Thursday that Kavanaugh, Dune Capital Partners and Dune Capital founder Steven Mnuchin have agreed to buy out much of Elliott Management’s stake in the studio.
Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger accepted on Thursday a two-year contract extension through June 2018.
Tokyo telecom giant SoftBank Corp. will invest $250 million in Burbank’s Legendary Entertainment in a deal that values the studio at roughly $3 billion, according to a report.
The hotel industry is making good on its promise to fight the new Los Angeles minimum wage ordinance for workers at large hotels.
CBS Radio has cut a program director and several on-air hosts at news station KNX-AM (1070) and oldies station KRTH-FM (101.1) as it seeks to improve ratings.
Passenger counts at Los Angeles International Airport continued to climb last month, and the airport remains on pace to break its passenger traffic record, according to figures released Monday.
Activision Publishing, a unit of videogame publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. in Santa Monica, has defeated an infringement suit involving two patents for lip synchronization of animated characters.
The family of comic book artist Jack Kirby and Marvel Entertainment said Friday they have settled a lawsuit over ownership rights to some of Hollywood’s most popular superheroes, including the Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man.
DirecTV shareholders on Thursday signed off on AT&T’s $48.5 billion acquisition offer, DirecTV announced Thursday.
Los Angeles content distributor Cinedigm Corp. is selling back its Hollywood Software unit to an investor group led by David Gajda, one of the software company’s founders. Financial terms of the all-cash deal were not disclosed.
Over strenuous objections from business groups, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted to hike the minimum wage for workers at large nonunion hotels to $15.37 an hour.