PAGE 3: Oxy Finds Spotlight; Garcetti Stays Put

Despite its attachment to alumnus President Barack Obama, Occidental College is often an overlooked academic outpost in Los Angeles

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Can Gavin Newsom Be a Clean Economy Governor?


California proves that smart clean energy and climate policies go hand in hand with economic growth.

Highway to Hell in the City of Angels


Officials in Los Angeles have for years made numerous attempts to alleviate the city’s infamous traffic gridlock.

Wag Founders Raise $37 Million for Mobility Venture

Jonathan and Joshua Viner, co-founders of West Hollywood-headquartered dog walking app Wag Labs Inc., have a new venture dubbed Wheels.

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Pedal Movement Awarded $1.3 Million to Operate Long Beach Bike Share

Long Beach-headquartered Pedal Movement will operate the City of Long Beach’s bike share program for a sum of $1.3 million for the year of operations.

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UPDATE: Dueling Letters Sent to USC Trustees Ahead of Crucial Vote Over Business School Dean

Ahead of a crucial USC Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 23, dueling letters from both sides of the dispute over the future of Marshall School Dean James Ellis that has rocked the campus have been sent to the board.

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Prepping for LA’s Next Earthquake


On Jan. 17, 1994, an earthquake shattered the stillness of the early morning hours in Los Angeles.

PAGE 3: There’s No Place Like LA

This week’s issue features our first Real Estate Quarterly of 2019, The overarching theme is that Los Angeles remains one of the premiere destinations in the world for companies and institutions – and that appeal means real estate premiums are rising, even amid larger economic uncertainty.

Will Technology Usher in the Robot Attorney


The job market for attorneys in Los Angeles continues to be a good performer. However, Deloitte estimated that by 2036, more than 100,000 lawyers will be replaced by automation. But is there really a robot attorney army just around the corner?

UPDATE: USC Board Flap: Roski Chastised Caruso Over Meeting Conduct

USC board member and industrial development tycoon Edward Roski Jr. chastised fellow developer magnate and USC Board of Trustees Chair Rick Caruso for his conduct in running the board meeting in early December at which the board upheld the decision to cut short the contract of Marshall School Dean James Ellis, according to a letter obtained by the Business Journal.

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UPDATED: MedMen Sued by Shareholders

Shareholders that own a stake in MedMen Enterprises Inc. filed a lawsuit against the company in Los Angeles County Superior Court Jan. 8, alleging a breach of fiduciary duty.

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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.