New Design in South L.A.

Architecture firms flock to neighborhoods along Expo LineArchitecture and design firms are moving south of the 10 freeway.

New Car Sales Up in January

New auto registrations in Los Angeles County surged 13.2 percent in January from the year prior, according to new data from Auto Outlook Inc. published by the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association.

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Catalina’s Taxing Challenge

Avalon proposes levy to finance $60M hospital

Catalina proposes fee to fund the local hospital.

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Another Insider for USC?

Interim head of Keck seeks dean’s job

USC Keck’s Dr. Laura Mosqueda is tasked with restoring the school’s reputation.

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Deals & Dealmakers: CNB’s Rochdale Gets CIO

Peron arrives from EVP post at Northern Trust; year-long investment chief search ends.

New CIO for City National Rochdale

Banks Make Own M&A Waves

Bankers got busy buying and selling banks between October and February.

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Next Year’s Tax Concerns Now

Details in a provision of the new tax law bring likely benefits but also confusion.

Special Report: Banking & Finance

SPECIAL REPORT: Banking & Finance

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Restaurant Association Talks Trash for Members

Statewide trade group to gather comments, weigh in with L.A. City Council

State restaurant trade group weighs in on L.A.’s trash pickup dispute.

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Independent Physicians Look for Business Support

Medical Association confab offers help on challenges of running own practices

Private practice doctors brush up on business skills.

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Survey Finds L.A. Top Target for Investors

Last-mile logistics, flexible space fuel CRE market; office, retail less important

The change in L.A. County home prices since the Great Recession.

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Bullet Train of Thought

Give Governor Jerry Brown credit for knowing how – and when – to play for his legacy.

Small Businesses Can Make Energy Affordable

Among the most vital resources for California’s small businesses to have is an accessible and affordable energy supply.

Firms See Business Spike on Harassment Fallout

Boost in demand for training sessions driven by fears of big verdicts

Sexual harassment claims are on the rise, and the demand for legal services goes well beyond litigation.

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Brisk Economy Boosts Ranks of L.A. Lawyers

Largest firms combine for 2.5 percent increase in ’17

The largest law firms in Los Angeles County showed steady growth in 2017 as the generally strong economy provided a boost across a range of practice areas.

Avalon’s Reason; Gray’s Statistic; Petersen’s Match

Looking for a break from the hammer and tong of partisan politics in the era of Trump? Check Howard Fine’s frontpage story on the call for a ticket tax on ferry and cruise ship passengers to and from Catalina.

Breitburn May Lower Tax Pain

Breitburn Energy Partners submitted an amended recovery plan last week that boosts cash payouts to holdout creditors.

STYLE | Buzzworthy Brand

Josh Zad I Alfred Inc.

Josh Zad, chief executive of Alfred Inc., parent of Alfred Coffee & Kitchen and Alfred Tea Room, may have a supersized latte in his hand, but these days his mind is on beer.

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Ugly Dates, Sweet Nectar

FOOD: Culver City-based syrup maker adds 3 chains to national distribution lineup

D’Vash is part of a growing group of firms finding fresh uses for “ugly fruit.”

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Kor-Am Bank Files for IPO

Open Bank has filed for an IPO, a move that will take the bank from over-the-counter to Nasdaq listing.

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Flipping the Script

Cali Group looks to revolutionize “antiquated” restaurant industry

Robots and other automation are coming to a local fast-food chain.

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Insurance Brokerages Continue Rebound on Jobs, Revenue

Insurance brokerage firms are profiting from the post-Great Recession’s strong economy.

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Glendale REIT Gets $42M for Orange County Office Park

Glendale property investor shakes up portfolio with $42M sale of OC office park.

L.A. River Project to Include Gehry Partners

Frank Gehry part of team tackling L.A. River redevelopment plan.

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Kushner Observed; Woori for Hanmi? CBIZ Secret

I figured I might have missed on an item that ran in this space last October, speculating that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner had an L.A. edition of his NYC-based Commercial Observer in the works.

Asian Appeal

Chinese investors use design to attract growing ethnic visitor base.

New hotel has luxe details and high-tech touches to cater to Asian tourists, locals.

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