LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
TOURISM: Board works to reassure international visitors.
City agency looks to position Los Angeles as a draw despite an expected drop-off from U.S. travel ban.
REAL ESTATE: Brokers see foreign buyers scuttle deals.
Immigration concerns have some foreign buyers moving out of local deals.
CONSTRUCTION: Proposal would expand pay guidance.
Residential developers warn prevailing-wage expansion could scuttle projects.
Capital Foresight places big bet on micro-room restoration of Mikado building in Little Tokyo.
Developer Capital Foresight sees a big opening for a micro-unit hotel in Little Tokyo.
Out-of-state construction worker files lawsuit over Measure JJJ’s rules on local hiring preference.
Out-of-state worker has filed suit over the hiring requirements of an affordable housing measure.
Bob Iger – finally! – joined Twitter in January.
APPAREL: Five Four scores promotional assist courtesy of Clippers star Chris Paul.
Men’s fashion firm Five Four has put its latest campaign in the hands of hoops star Chris Paul.
SPORTS: Michael Eisner’s Tornante enters talks to buy English team Portsmouth.
Former Disney chief Michael Eisner looks to play ball with British soccer team Portsmouth FC.
Software, hardware by Apium controls submarine, aircraft swarms.
Apium hopes to gang up on the drone industry with its swarm software and hardware.
USC’s incoming media dean, Willow Bay, discusses impact of Donald Trump, social media on journalism
Incoming USC journalism dean, Willow Bay, talks about how to make news in the Trump era.
MEDIA: Blade believes niche focus, Trump’s presidency will help it step into market.
LGBT paper the Blade will take a stab at bringing L.A. readers into its fold.
MANUFACTURING: Pickup of rival will boost presence, revenue of Nelson-Miller.
Maker of electronic controls says its deal for a rival pushes all the right buttons.
ARTS: Deborah Borda, departing for New York gig, oversaw nonprofit’s growth.
Departing Deborah Borda talks how she conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s business.
APPAREL: New York-based Sene sees market as good fit for its custom-cut garments.
A New York-based men’s custom clothing company that relies on digital technology to customize its garments is stepping into the L.A. fashion scene.
EMPLOYMENT: Network of Purple Squirrel works to link current staffers, candidates.
The perfect job candidate is so hard to find that the human resources industry has a term for the rare specimen: a purple squirrel.
French multinational food company Bonduelle acquired Irwindale prepackaged salad maker Ready Pac Foods Inc. last week for $409 million.
Calendar of Events
DEVELOPMENT: NSB gets going on El Segundo venture designed by Frank Gehry.
After converting a former Xerox Corp. facility in El Segundo into nearly 200,000 square feet of creative work space, developer NSB Associates has begun construction on an adjacent parcel for a building designed by acclaimed architect Frank Gehry.
It’s time to end the turmoil at the Times and return it to local ownership.
In May, 24 Airlines will do some traveling at LAX as they shift to new terminals across four nights.
LAW: Trump appointee may back off environmental focus.
Trump’s U.S. attorney appointment could shake up prosecution of environmental cases.
MANUFACTURING: Jakks, Mattel take Chinese partners.
Toymakers form Chinese partnerships to play ball in the growing market.
ENTERTAINMENT: Huge audience big showbiz draw.
Analysts say a spate of busted deals won’t drop the curtain on U.S.-Chinese ventures.
Internet veteran Michael Barrett takes over at Rubicon Project after disappointing projections.
Executive shuffle continues at ad tech firm Rubicon Project after poor first quarter revenue projections.
Observation of Chinese holiday blamed for February’s slowdown at Long Beach, Los Angeles.
Lunar New Year delivered bad tidings for cargo numbers at the L.A. and Long Beach ports.