LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
Giving To Get
Gift baskets for Oscar participants offer businesses a package deal to promote items and services.
SHIPPING: Businesses fear proposal may curb truck trips
Cargo movers fear proposed air regulations could drive down the number of truck trips.
REAL ESTATE: Two medical properties pump up downtown.
A tight market could generate healthy returns for medical office properties.
ENERGY: Deal plugs Zon’s power invention at shops.
Zon hopes to help cover customers’ power needs with its device-charging solar umbrellas.
Long Beach begins to bounce back from Hanjin bankruptcy; L.A. marks another record.
TRADE: Wave of January shipments buoy L.A. and Long Beach ports.
Forever 21 heads to court in order to enforce copyrights in what may prove new pattern for company.
APPAREL: Forever 21 has filed a pair of lawsuits to button up the fast-fashion retailer’s copyrights.
City looks to up emotional stakes to draw potential visitors with push centered on lifestyle, vibe.
TOURISM: L.A. marketing plan gets emotional in touting the city’s lifestyle and “feeling” to draw visitors.
A gift that keeps on giving: The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles will hold an event early next month acknowledging the gift by Richard Ziman of more than 250 tzedakah (charity) boxes.
ECONOMY: LAEDC’s team of forecasters put to test by stream of pronouncements.
Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. forecasters try to figure in Donald Trump’s future impact. 4
Gang member rehabilitator Homeboy Industries seeks revenue charge from e-recycling.
L.A. brokers hope to gain ground locally and abroad with foreign offices.
Restaurateur Lee Maen has homed in on delivery as means to boost business for Innovative Dining Group
Innovative Dining Group’s Lee Maen talks wage hikes and how to best serve up the Sunset Strip.
FINANCE: Fika’s $40 million fund will look to help stake B2B businesses from get-go.
Fika Ventures aims to get a jump on startups with a $40 million fund.
Seed investors took a rooting interest in the health and wellness sector last year.
HOUSING: City incentives to retain lower rates might not be enough to stave off hikes.
Landlords could see revenue boosts as affordable-housing rent limits expire.
TECHNOLOGY: Snapchat parent could be valued at up to $22 billion in offering.
Concentration of voting shares with the co-founders could prove costly for Snap’s IPO.
POLITICS: Eric Garcetti to face 10 challengers; eight of 15 districts up for grabs.
Believe it or not, another election looms for Angelenos on March 7.
EXPANSION: Cronut creator Dominique Ansel also to use location for his first eatery.
Oakwood Worldwide, the extended-stay apartment company based in West L.A., has been acquired by Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd., a real estate investment trust based in Singapore, in an all-cash deal.
Calendar of Events
LISTING: Toyota to hit road for Texas and leave Torrance with 2 million square feet.
Toyota Motor North America Inc. has put its massive Torrance campus on the market, almost three years after announcing plans to relocate its North American headquarters to Texas.
Measure M, the city of L.A.’s cannabis regulation initiative on the March 7 ballot, is somewhat curious in that it doesn’t need to exist.
MEDIA: Social impact brings together Good with Upworthy.
Good Worldwide sees positive in merger deal with similarly socially minded Upworthy.
REAL ESTATE: Trio looks to fill Citibank Center offices.
Downtown veterans look to build on legacy by reviving office space at Citibank Center.
AVIATION: Lessor of aircraft high on airborne broadband.
Air Lease Corp. gets on board plan to install internet broadband transmitters on aircraft.