Venture capital firm’s deal for snack maker gives gang reform program a taste of the equity.
INVESTMENT: First quarter yields $370 million in deals.
Cash-positive small businesses proved a big deal in the first quarter.
Ethnic banks once focused on immigrant customers invest in connecting with the next generation.
ENERGY: SCE equips two plants with battery systems.
Southern California Edison plugs new hybrid-car-like battery storage systems at two power plants.
Nicolas Berggruen moves into 20,000-square-foot Holmby Hills estate with $40 million deal.
Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen grows his L.A. roots with the purchase of a Holmby Hills mansion.
Chris Sacca’s new direction after venture capital could mean bigger role in Hollywood production.
Early stage tech investor Chris Sacca is pulling the plug on future seed ventures.
The Los Angeles Business Council sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on April 28, urging him not to end the Energy Star program.
INTERNET: Stock rebound for TrueCar drives investors to offer up 8 million shares.
Investors in vehicle-shopping site TrueCar are sold on an offering of 8 million shares.
AUTOMOTIVE: More bad news for Faraday Future as bike firm makes name claim.
Faraday Bicycles wants to hit the brakes on carmaker Faraday Future’s use of the name.
Coffee shop part of roaster F. Gaviña & Sons’ expansion plans.
Roaster F. Gaviña & Sons looks to heat up its revenue by opening a downtown café.
REAL ESTATE: Tumble in share value drives deal by Kennedy-Wilson Holdings.
Brexit fallout spurs Kennedy-Wilson Holdings to buy back European subsidiary.
INVESTMENT: Companies continue to snap up pricey Santa Monica properties.
Douglas Emmett and the Qatar Investment Authority picked up two more Santa Monica office buildings.
NONPROFIT: Center hopes new ‘Body Worlds’ exhibit can live up to run in 2004.
California Science Center seeks lively attendance with the return of “Body Worlds” cadavers.
FILM: Shorter content in play as studios look to hook customers outside theaters.
Trailer producers hope to make the cut with shorter teasers aimed at online viewers.
HOSPITALITY: Arrival of Wilshire Grand Center could overshadow rivals’ business.
Wilshire Grand Center has no reservations about checking in to L.A.’s thriving hotel scene.
TRANSPORTATION: City warns Turo that streets out of bounds as moneymakers.
Another sharing economy service is facing scrutiny from city of L.A. officials.
CLOTHING: Jhoanna Alba credits Magic Johnson with assist in launching business.
Former Los Angeles Rams defensive end William Hayes doesn’t consider himself to be a fashion-forward guy six days a week, though he insists on looking good when he’s in front of the cameras.
The Silicon Beach tech scene saw another huge exit last week with TeleSign Corp. agreeing to be acquired by Belgacom International Carrier Services, known as Bics, for $230 million in cash.
ACQUISITION: Terreno pays $31.4 million for 23.4-acre Lynwood site near rail spur.
One of the largest South Bay industrial sites to hit the market in more than a decade sold last week for $31.4 million, or $31 a square foot, according to brokerage CBRE.
Everyone appreciates a lower tax bill, but let’s mind the hidden costs that may come with it.
AEROSPACE: Aerojet may seek lift in satellite service
Aerojet Rocketdyne may look to pad its rocket revenue by adding satellite launch services.
DEVELOPMENT: Crush for crews squeezes project budgets.
Buildup in construction costs is making it harder to put together projects.
Randy’s Donuts finds a sweet spot in Century City for first expansion.