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UCLA, USC Remove Three Following Nationwide University Admissions Fraud Scheme

UCLA and USC on March 12 removed three high-ranking athletics officials who were charged by federal authorities in a nationwide university admissions fraud scheme.

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USC Edges Up in Biz School Ranking Closer to UCLA

USC’s business school moved up a notch in the latest rankings issued by U.S. News & World Report on March 12, closing in on UCLA’s position.

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BOARDROOM BROKER

BUSINESS LEADERS OF THE YEAR

Alison Ressler’s penchant for complex M&A work propelled her to top of legal profession

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Former Math Professor Donates $1M to UCLA for Visiting Faculty

A former math professor has donated $1 million to UCLA to bring visiting mathematics professors to the campus.

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Pomona Alumna Gives $15M Gift for Museum, Naming Rights

Pomona College has received a $15 million gift from an alumna and New York philanthropist for naming rights and continued construction of an art museum, the college announced Feb. 27.

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Pepperdine Taps Global Justice Reform Advocate James Gash as New President

Pepperdine University’s Board of Regents late on Feb. 13 named James Gash, an associate dean at the university’s law school, as its eighth president and chief executive, the university announced Feb. 15.

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UCLA Sells Epigenetics Tech to Boost Crops for Farmers

UCLA has licensed epigenetics technology to a Massachusetts-based plant breeding firm to improve the performance of commercial crops.

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PAGE 3: Snap’s Back; Fox RSNs in Limbo; Bezos Bombshell

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We’re more than a month into 2019, and the business community in Los Angeles seems to be hitting its stride after the traditional year-end slowdown. Let’s start with the good news, shall we?

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Business Insurance in 2019: Preparing CFOs for the Year Ahead

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

What will 2019 bring for companies seeking to manage their insurance expenses? For organizations that proactively manage risk, the good news is that premiums for most categories of business insurance will rise only modestly in 2019.

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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?

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

Highway to Hell in the City of Angels

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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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