LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
HEALTH CARE: Clinics’ parties generate heat for freezing services.
Fertility clinic hosts drinking and dining events to deliver customers to its egg-freezing services.
FILM: DC hopes to follow foe Marvel to super-sized box office.
Rival DC hopes to ride Marvel’s cape at the box office by slating a slew of movies featuring its iconic superheroes.
Zypre launches virtual reality treatment of Wright brothers’ flight.
Zypre sees schools as the perfect clients for its virtual reality historical productions.
When Phenomenex employees in the past decade were challenged to shave their heads or dye their hair splashy colors, Chief Executive Fasha Mahjoor politely declined. But not this time.
Diaper Dude founder looks to raise brand’s product output, profile.
Diaper Dude founder hopes his father-pitched products pop as a lifestyle brand with dads.
News and notes from communities across Los Angeles County
Westwood’s Penske Media Corp. has announced the acquisition of GoldDerby.com, which showcases entertainment industry award predictions by fans and top journalists.
BIOTECH: Shares tumble after investors learn of CytRx’s pricing target.
Drug developer CytRx Corp.’s plan for a public offering nurses mainly ill will on Wall Street.
Los Angeles Athletic Club renovates to draw hipper, younger members.
Downtown L.A.’s members-only clubs launch youth movement to revive aging appeal.
BANKING: Analyst says his money was on merger despite activists’ concern.
Regulators endorse OneWest-CIT merger as activist opposition seemed to have little impact.
REAL ESTATE: Killefer Flammang duo say hotel work made room for more.
Spouses Barbara Flammang and Wade Killefer talk how they adapted to a demand for reuse projects.
FILM: Walter Mirisch rides again with movie he did in 1960: ‘Magnificent Seven.’
A remake of classic Western “The Magnificent Seven,” now filming, is being overseen by the 93-year-old producer of the original film.
WATER: O’Melveny unit’s focus has shifted from quality to quantity issues.
While California’s drought has scorched some businesses, it has flooded attorneys in O’Melveny & Myers’ water industry practice group with work.
INTERNET: FameBit hopes ‘FilterFreeTV’s’ influencers speak to young consumers.
These days, digital networks such as Maker Studios, Fullscreen Inc. and AwesomenessTV aren’t the only tech companies producing online videos.
Studio Lions Gate may be star attraction on list of L.A.’s most profitable public companies, but real estate brokerages making all the right moves.
While movie studios continue to produce, real estate brokerages are the real stars of the Business Journal’s list of most profitable public companies.
Calendar of events
ACQUISITION: Land goes for $18 million; $3 million more than month before.
A 20 percent profit in one month? That’s what hotelier John Blanchard, lead developer on downtown L.A.’s Ace Hotel, reaped when he flipped a 1.2-acre plot of land in the Arts District earlier this month.
Los Angeles City Council’s push to legalize substandard units only hurts tenants, landlords who follow laws.
There’s no room in Los Angeles for making bootleg spaces into legal residences, warns Jeremy Bagott.
Ronald Stein sees California doing well enough without more limits on oil projects.
HOSPITALITY: Businesses pop up to support Airbnb despite looming regulations.
Businesses check in to support hotel service Airbnb despite the risk of regulation in some cities.
FOOTWEAR: Sole Society’s expansion plan boosted by money from Nordstrom.
Shoe and accessories retailer Sole Society looks to step up sales with its first brick-and-mortar shop.
ENERGY: Oil, trucking firms rip state proposal to reduce use.
Oil and transportation companies hope to drive off a state measure to cut vehicles’ petroleum use by 50 percent.
TV: Syfy on rise as audiences take ‘Sharknado’ for whirl.
Cable channel Syfy has spun its cheesy, low-cost “Sharknado” movie series into ratings gold.
Tech startups eager to link with Gary Winnick
More than a decade after Global Crossing’s collapse, Gary Winnick’s name can still charge up interest in L.A.’s tech sector.
Lawyer joins sibling, wife to serve up suds in downtown L.A.
Lawyer Todd Mumford has his brother’s scientific know-how on tap at their craft brewery.