PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Brown Appoints UTA Co-President Jay Sures to UC Regents

Gov. Jerry Brown named Jonathan “Jay” Sures, United Talent Agency’s current co-president, to the UC Board of Regents Jan. 4, a move that comes 48 hours before Brown ends his gubernatorial term.

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Public Storage Names New CEO, CFO

Public Storage announced Thursday that Joe Russell and Tom Boyle will become chief executive Officer and chief financial officer, respectively, at the Glendale company on Jan. 1.

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Edgeworth Economics Appoints Jesse David to President; John Johnson Continues Role as CEO

Pasadena-based consulting firm Edgeworth Economics, a provider of economic analysis and expert testimony, appointed Jesse David to president, effective Jan. 1.

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Hilton Foundation Awarded $38M in Q4

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded more than $38 million in grants in the last few months to help needy residents worldwide, including more than $7 million to Los Angeles agencies.

Commentary: Millenials Are No Business Killers

Over the past few years, blaming millennials for the business community’s woes has become increasingly common.

USC Search Faces Hurdles

EDUCATION: Biz school leaders in short supply

With the recent ouster of James Ellis as dean of the USC Marshall School of Business effective in June, USC is now set to join UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and several other top-tier business schools across the nation in looking for new deans.

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Pomona College Announces Plan and Initial Fundraise for New $55M Athletic Facility

Pomona College on Dec. 19 unveiled plans for a new $55 million athletic facility and announced it had secured two $10 million donations toward the project.

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Philanthropy Has a Critical Role in Our Democracy

Commentary

In the recent midterm election, voters made choices that reflected their opinions – among other things – on how our country should allocate its resources and who should help make those decisions.

2018 Brings the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Commentary

As we barrel toward the New Year, it’s time to look back on 2018 and assess what happened and where we find ourselves.

PAGE 3: The Most Scandalous Time of the Year

The community of business is buzzing over the ouster of USC Marshall School of Business Dean Jim Ellis

USC Board Upholds Ellis Removal

EDUCATION: Dismissal of business shcool dean sparks rift in community

The USC community was rocked by the news that business school Dean Jim Ellis will step down from the position in June

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Corporate Boards Lag in Year of the Woman

Commentary

2018 has been dubbed the Year of the Woman thanks to the record number of female congressional candidates elected in November.

USC Board of Trustees Upholds Decision to Remove Marshall School Dean

The USC Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted to uphold interim President Wanda Austin’s decision to remove Marshall School of Business Dean Jim Ellis from the post, effective in June, according to a statement from the university.

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Hyperloop Hub: Virgin Hyperloop Headlines Futuristic Transportation Tech’s L.A. Ties

Innovation Special Report

Imagine sitting in a pod with several other passengers, speeding through a tunnel at nearly airplane speeds, propelled by powerful motors.

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Edison Shares Plunge After Utility Announced Grid Incident Occurred Prior to Start of Woolsey Fire

State Regulators Launch Probe into Cause of Woolsey Fire

Shares of Rosemead-based Edison International fell 12 percent on Nov. 12 after its utility subsidiary Southern California Edison announced that a problem with its transmission grid occurred near the point of origin of the massive Woolsey Fire now burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.