LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
MEDIA: Parent Emmis may go private and sell print holdings.
Suitor for parent of Los Angeles magazine intends to break up with print publications.
DINING: Restaurants hit with lawsuit over health care surcharge.
Price-fixing lawsuit accuses high-end restaurants of cooking up health care surcharge.
INTERNET: Hospital’s payout may have spurred ransom hacks.
Ransomware attack on medical center may have nursed cybercriminals’ interest in such hacks.
Hoteliers and unions team up over their reservations about home-sharing businesses.
Hawke Media carves niche by helping celebs launch their business ventures.
Hawke Media helps stars channel celebrity power into their business ventures.
Nonprofit teaches custodians practices that translate into lower-cost maintenance.
Green Janitor Education Program pitched to building owners as means to save green.
Kennedy Wilson broker Justin Weiss, 35, began hosting his No Networking Allowed Young Downtown Party in 2008 for friends working in the area who were bored of networking events that felt like job interviews.
SHIPPING: Bankruptcy of Hanjin could hurt tide of cargo at Long Beach port.
Embattled South Korean cargo container carrier Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. should soon know whether it will avoid bankruptcy as it approaches a Sept. 4 deadline for its $1.1 billion liquidity plan.
SHIPPING: Blue Cut blaze shutdowns didn’t last long but dry area poses risks.
Rail and freeway shutdowns by the Blue Cut Fire highlighted risks in fire- and quake-prone Los Angeles.
REAL ESTATE: Late exec Jona Goldrich, 88, found success with apartments.
Developer Goldrich Kest hopes to build on the legacy of late co-founder Jona Goldrich.
INTERNET: BMG wins verdict against ISP Cox for not banning scofflaws.
Rights manager BMG’s legal victory may only court more questions about content control.
RETAIL: Chain repositions store for young, educated residents; tourist shoppers.
Macy’s refashions downtown store with eye toward revitalizing chain’s prospects.
INVESTMENT: Peak6 takes controlling stake in Spark, owner of ChristianMingle.
Hedge fund Peak6 seals deal with dating site operator Spark Networks for controlling stake.
TV: Participant turns away from Pivot, axing shows, laying off division’s staff.
Jeff Skoll’s social impact entertainment company Participant Media is pivoting away from its cable television effort three years after launching.
NONPROFIT: Departure of Carol Schatz leads to long list of traits for successor.
After Carol Schatz announced earlier this year that she would retire from her post as chief executive of downtown’s Central City Association, the business group’s board hired Glendale executive search firm Morris & Berger to recruit potential successor candidates.
FOOTWEAR: Sole Society looks to global expansion as part of Camuto Group.
Online retailer Sole Society of Culver City is fashioning a bigger footprint with the help of footwear powerhouse Camuto Group.
Kobe Bryant wants his second act to overshadow his first.
Calendar of events
LISTING: Barry Goldfarb seeking $12.8 million for property in Santa Clarita.
When Barry Goldfarb needs a change of scenery, he can drive a half-hour from his Bel Air home to the 90-acre Agua Dulce estate in Santa Clarita.
The only constant in business is change, and companies that can adapt to both threats and opportunities are best positioned for success.
Turn to socialist solutions threatens self-reliance, high standard of living
Michael Levine fears socialist solutions to public problems will diminish Americans’ self-reliance.
Smart public policies primary key for boosting people out of poverty
Smart policy decisions not personal grit help lift people out of poverty, writes Chris Tilly.
Downtown loses ground in parking cost battle
Development in downtown is driving up parking costs as spaces disappear.
EXERCISE: Boutique Barry’s scales up offerings at studio.
Barry’s Bootcamp looks to step up in the boutique fitness space with added amenities.
GAMING: Firm makes play for younger crowd.
Gamblit puts money on mobile titles as a means to draw millennials to casinos.