LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

Building on Downtown's Revival

Special Report: Who's Who in Real EstateOffice, residential and hotel projects are helping keep downtown a center of attention.

Blow to Biotech Could Be Brief

HEALTH CARE: Trim of 200 jobs, prime lab available

Biotech pioneer to shut Santa Monica lab.

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Upfront Doubles Down on uBeam

Upfront still likes uBeam.

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$1B Vision in Boyle Heights

Keck’s $1 billion vision in Boyle Heights.

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Select Hits, Big Misses for Apparel

MANUFACTURING: BKs, bright spots in mix of largest

Struggles, pleasant surprises among biggest labels here.

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Airbnb Approach on Warehouse Space

Warehouse space, Airbnb style.

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Study: $2.6B Benefit on Rail Extension

Construction and operation of the 12-mile extension of the Foothill Gold Line light rail through the eastern San Gabriel Valley will provide a $2.6 billion economic boost to the region, according to a recent study.

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Fox Exec to Launch App for Harassment Reporting

Fox exec to start sexual harassment reporting app.

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PAGE 3: Soon-Shiong Ready to Tell; Marks Readies for ICOs

No shortage of biotech news in this week’s issue, with a tough break for 200 or more researchers and an intriguing opportunity for some prime lab space all rolled into Dana Bartholomew’s piece atop page 1, and the same staffer tracking a broader report on the sector as a local job generator in a separate story on page 6.

Wide, Not Open

Wider view of 5 freeway widening project.

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Report: L.A. tops S.D. on Life Sciences Jobs

HEALTH CARE: 58,000 jobs here; Bay Area still top market in state

Report moves L.A. up on rankings of life sciences employment hubs.

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Toebben Departure Gives Chamber Opportunity

CEO’s exit gives business booster chance to find new direction, focus mission

L.A. Area Chamber’s search for new leaders.

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Concierge Medicine Meets Retail in Century City

GoForward brings tech-heavy service plan backed by $100 million in VC money

It’s billed as “Apple store meets doctor’s office,” its chief executive hails from Google and its newest office opened last week in Westfield’s Century City mall instead of a medical building.

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Chain Deals Reflect Larger Industry Trend

Mendocino Farms sells majority to private equity; Counter goes to franchisor

The local restaurant trade very much reflected industry trends last week as two chains were snapped up – one changing hands in a deal between private equity firms and the other going to a strategic buyer.

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Hackman Taps Gensler for El Segundo Makeover

New owner plans creative offices for portion of former Northrop industrial site

Downtown-based Gensler, a global architecture, design and planning firm, was selected to redevelop a portion of the former Northrop Grumman Corp. industrial site on Douglas Street in El Segundo into a creative office campus, according to the new owner of the property.

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Calendar

Calendar of Events

Conventions

Upcoming Conventions

‘Latin Flavor’

Beatriz Acevedo I Mitú

Mitú cofounder’s “Latin Flavor”

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Consider This Algorithm After Thanksgiving Feast

It’s the week of Thanksgiving – just the time to pull on your heart strings.

Ports’ Plan Overlooks Concerns on Competition

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach recently approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), which is an aggressive bid to reduce emissions.

Santa Monica’s Silicon Beach Boom

LA Rising: Santa Monica projects.

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LA Rising: Santa Monica

These upcoming residential developments are located near the Metro Expo Line expansion that opened in Santa Monica last year.

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Lift for LAX Office Market

REAL ESTATE: Airport projects help fuel demand

The office market around LAX is set for takeoff.

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Chicago Buyer for Local Pork Rinds

Private equity firm in Chicago has appetite for pork rinds.

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Do Hotels Have Room for Airbnb?

No big Airbnb effect yet, but industry wary.

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Digital Hot, Ice Cream Cool

Halo Top ranks No. 1 on annual list; entries combine for $3.5B in sales.

Overview of our annual list of the 100 fastest-growing private companies.

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Santa Monica Runway Plan Shorts Charters

Santa Monica Airport runway plan shorts charters.

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