LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
ENERGY: Eagle Crest looks to tap site for use in wind, solar storage.
Eagle Crest digs the idea of using abandoned mine for power storage system.
FITNESS: Pop Physique mulls selling stake to bulk up chain.
Boutique exercise chain Pop Physique weighs private equity investment to pump up expansion plans.
LENDING: Local duo vault into New York with pair of pickups.
Chinese-American banks put their money on the Big Apple with New York pickups.
Insomniac cues up its first electronic music event in South America.
Insomniac Holdings looks to translate the success of its Electric Daisy Carnival to Brazil.
Brian Silverman turns spotlight on ’80s rock with singing telegrams.
Musical vet Brian Silverman’s latest career stage involves singing telegrams and heavy metal wigs.
Genesis’ Cayla taps Wi-Fi to converse with children, play games.
Toymaker Genesis hopes its Wi-Fi-enabled My Friend Cayla doll connects with kids.
Walt Disney Co. reached into its storied past to find the perfect song to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disneyland.
News and notes from communities across Los Angeles County
Industrial Electronic Engineers Inc., a Van Nuys electronics manufacturer, has been chosen as a subcontractor to provide cockpit displays for the Air Force’s F-15E.
BIOTECH: Analysts like outlook for NantKwest despite post-IPO slide.
Analysts like the prognosis for immunotherapy firm NantKwest despite its post-IPO slide.
Oak Paper Products brings partner into fold to build state-of-art, automated facility.
Oak Paper Products’ owners look to box in rivals with a new state-of-the-art automated facility.
VIDEO GAMES: Developer Scopely puts ‘Walking Dead’s’ fate in fans’ hands.
Developer Scopely isn’t worried about digging up fans for its “Walking Dead” mobile title.
TECHNOLOGY: Agency still seeks sum from founder of L.A. incubator, ex-partners.
Federal Trade Commission still pursues already dialed-back settlement sum in alleged cellphone scam.
REAL ESTATE: Sunset Strip property could welcome retail-hospitality project.
Buyer may use gift shop site to mix it up on Sunset Strip with retail-hospitality project.
LENDING: Xceed’s staff, financial advisers will be available 24-7 next month.
While mobile banking is a godsend for those who are more likely to have a smartphone than a checkbook handy, there are certainly some people who lament losing the personal touch they get when going to a branch.
TRANSPORTATION: City of L.A. opens LAX to Uber, peers; OKs complaint line.
When the Los Angeles City Council gave the green light for Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing services to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport last week, there was talk about streamlining regulations for taxicab drivers so they could compete on a more equal footing.
MARIJUANA: Medbox buys farmland to grow product as stock price languishes.
It’s been a volatile year for Medbox Inc.
SPORTS: Hotels, eateries seen as added attractions if games return in 2024.
If L.A.’s $6.4 billion bid for the 2024 Olympics is successful, one can’t help but think how different the experience will be from 40 years earlier, when the city last hosted the event.
EMPLOYMENT: Analyst says surge just government erasing recession’s cuts.
Public sector outpaces private in job growth as government employers reverse recession losses.
Calendar of events
ACQUISITION: Developer pays $30 million for site; plans mixed-use project.
One of the last large land parcels near downtown Los Angeles, a 5.25-acre plot that was owned by a Korean Presbyterian church, has sold to a Beijing developer.
INTERNET: Viral video firm Jukin Media looks to crack down on rival’s website in move to enforce its licenses.
Jukin Media heads to court to become a bigger player in viral video by enforcing its content licenses.
DINING: High costs, poor access chew up well-reviewed eateries.
Downtown Los Angeles serves up steady diet of high-profile restaurant busts.
Big order, big trouble for ‘Shark Tank’ winner
Lack of payment from Walgreens proved too tough to swallow for oral supplement maker Marz Sprays.
Grass is no longer green for lawn remover Turf Terminators as water agencies’ subsidies evaporate.