LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

8 Over 80

The 8 over 80 profiles in this year’s Business Journal Special Report tell the stories of local business people and their broad and diverse careers; folks who, despite ranging in age from 81 to 95, are still just that – business people.

MHF as MVP of Region’s Fuel Supply

The California Energy Commission reports that fuel consumption in California is at the highest level since 2007, despite the state’s crusade to subsidize Electric Vehicles (EVs) – which has led to more than 50 percent of all EVs in the country being registered here.

Rooting for Scooters

Have you taken a stand on the app-based, pay-by-the-mile electric scooters that seem to be scattered about the city in greater numbers every time you look around?

Grandma’s Guy

Robert Atallah • Cedarlane Natural Foods Inc.

Natural entrepreneur

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Buyer Clear of Weinstein Suits on Asset Purchase

Lantern Capital’s $289M deal cuts pool available for misconduct payouts

BK sale leaves less money available for civil claims against Weinstein.

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Pico Rivera Furniture Brand Adds Manufacturing

Unisource Solutions hires former supplier to lead local production

Unisource Solutions Inc. takes manufacturing in-house.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Shakeup for B. Riley

Financial services firm creates co-CEO position for Riley, Kelleher

SEC fines Oaktree Capital Management.

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Pressure on PierPass

Plan to change fee structure at ports incites opposition from retailers, other big freight owners

New proposal at ports.

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Will Warner Bros. Produce Skyway?

Studio touts $100M route to Hollywood sign

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. proposes $100 million tramway to Hollywood sign.

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UCLA Engineers Land DOE Grant for Battery Research

EDUCATION: $9.8 million will fund rechargeable battery initiative

$9.8M grant for UCLA’s engineering school unit.

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Swinerton Snags $209 Million LAX Contract

Transportation: Garage to be in new facility

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on July 11 voted to award a $209 million contract for a new parking structure near Los Angeles International Airport to Swinerton Builders, airport officials announced.

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Has Miracle Mile Retail Makover Begun?

Word along the Miracle Mile has the Callender’s Grill on the 5700 block of Wilshire Boulevard – right across the street from the La Brea Tar Pits – shutting down as part of a plan to add a residential high-rise to the adjacent SAG-AFTRA building owned by J.H. Snyder Co.

Construction Booms On

REAL ESTATE: $10B in local billings for 2017

The construction boom continues for L.A. County contractors.

Aerospace Hot for Jobs

MANUFACTURING: Biggest up 3.5 percent

Aerospace and defense lead job growth.

Arrowhead Takes Flight

HEALTH CARE: $1.4B market cap for biotech firm

Shares of Pasadena’s Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. take flight.

High Times On Horizon?

MEDIA: Oreva Capital’s ambitions raise eyebrows

Can High Times live up to new owner’s rosy projection?

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SOCIAL FACTORY

Fox Sports cranks out World Cup content

Fox Digital uses Slack Inc. to move faster on World Cup.

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New Projects Raise Rents in Q2 Despite Vacancies

Rents up 13 cents countywide; vacancy at 14.1 percent

Overview of L.A. County’s commercial real estate market.

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Special Report: Real Estate Quarterly

Special Report: Real Estate Quarterly Overview of L.A. County’s commercial real estate market.

Capital Gains Opportunities Abound in Los Angeles

Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal

Embedded in the 2017 tax reform law commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is an opportunity that can minimize your capital gains tax.

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California Supreme Court Decision Dynamex Promises Major Disruption to Health Care Organizations Employing Independent Contractors

Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court creating a challenging new standard for classifying workers as independent contractors versus employees.

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Women's Council & Awards 2018

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

Scenes from the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2018 Women's Council Awards on June 22 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles

Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: The Importance of Blazing Trails for Women in all Industries

CUSTOM CONTENT BY THE LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL

Throughout my time in aviation, I’ve seen a lot of change.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Women are Driving Positive Change in Business

CUSTOM CONTENT BY THE LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL

On a recent Friday in downtown LA, the Los Angeles Business Journal convened a gathering of women who are leaders in every industry imaginable.

Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: “Lady Boss” Mugs and Male Surrogates: Persistent Sexism in Business

CUSTOM CONTENT BY THE LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL

The worst gift I ever got when I first made partner is a mug that said “Lady Boss” on it.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Women in Research Releases Study Data Examining the Impact of Industry Equality Initiatives

Women in Research (WIRe) has released the second wave of its industry wide study “Gender and Career Advancement in the Research Industry,” a follow up to the initial study in 2012.

Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Council: Survey Shows Women Business Owners Plan to Hire More and Expand their Businesses

CUSTOM CONTENT BY THE LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL

Majority of respondents said taxes and regulations are the key issues concerning their business

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