LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

Social Impact Principal: Microloan Market Makes Niche for Fintech Co.

Banking & Finance QuarterlyMeet Shivani Siroya, founder of Santa Monica-based fintech-driven microlender Tala. The company has an eye on winning customers among some of the world’s nearly 2 billion people who don’t have access to banking services, a statistic reported by Paris-based think tank Convergences.

Is Your Janitorial Services Provider Registered?

In the first half of this year alone, janitors who clean the facilities of three major businesses in California were awarded millions in lost wages.

Hope Takes the Field

Take some time to enjoy this hopeful moment as it hovers over professional playing fields and arenas from downtown to Carson, from Chavez Ravine to Exposition Park.

Deco Debonair

Lloyd Greif • Greif & Co.

Art of the attack

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Downtown Distinction: Millennial Move-Ins

ZIP codes top nation for fast-growth of cohort’s share of population

Two downtown ZIP codes top charts for attracting millennials.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Westhook Gets Landscaper

Deal comes on heels of $140 million inaugural fund annoucement

PacWest acquires El Dorado Savings for $467 million.

Artisanal’s Heady Brew Leads to Fast Growth

Tony Yanow’s Golden Road follow-up set to open 13th location, more to come

Artisanal Brewers Collective expands footprint in L.A.

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Live Nation Draws Ire of UK Trade Group

Company referred to British regulatory authority as it consolidates market share

Live Nation faces more scrutiny in the U.K.

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Trains to Planes

Crenshaw-LAX line nears completion, will add 8.5 miles to local rail network

What will the 8.5-mile Crenshaw-LAX line look like when done?

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2 HQs Renew Leases in Compton Area

Cosmetics maker, video production firm combine for 81,000 square feet

Compton market gains $4.5 million in lease renewals.

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In the Pink on La Brea; Milken’s Man in D.C.

Richard Pink is playing it by the numbers and keeping family in mind as Pink’s Hot Dogs prepares to mark 78 years in business on Sept. 27.

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Billboard Expands Brand

Media: Media group buys music news site Amplify

Long Beach entertainment news website Amplify Media sells to Billboard Music Group.

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Associated Press Goes Hi-Fi

Technology: Will bring news to music streaming services

Associated Press has found a way to add listeners: partner with Super Hi-Fi to embed news stories between streamed songs.

Brokers Hold High Ground

REAL ESTATE: Growth rate down from blistering pace

Last year’s comparatively small uptick in L.A. County deal values suggests a slower time ahead for commercial real estate.

Enspire Aims to Collaborate

Health Care: UCLA bioscience spinoff tests model

Enspire Bio unveils a new business model for biotech startups that utilizes collaboration.

Patented Diet on Fast Track

HEALTH CARE: Sales of 5-day kits up sharply

Fasting? It’s good for you, according to L-Nutra, and a USC clinical trial.

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Carson’s Bigger Ambition: 1.8M SF

RETAIL: City eyes retail, hotel, housing next to mall

Carson is slated to be the next home for a premium outlet mall – and more – to be built by Macerich Co. and Simon Property Group.

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GAMING GURU

Newest addition to billionaire Soon-Shiong’s list of honorifics

E-sports has caught the eye, and dollars, of bioscience billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.

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Banking & Finance Charts

Banking and finance by the numbers

Banking & Finance Quarterly

A special report on the banking and finance sector.

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Regulated Water Utilities: Investing In Tomorrow

Commentary

The U.S. has an infrastructure crisis

Look Again

Commentary

It’s almost too much of a cliché to say that looks can overshadow substance in Los Angeles.

STYLE | Higher Calling

Ryan Jennemann, co-founder of THC Design, was eager to show off the treasures the company discovered under the surface in the 103,000-square-foot warehouse-turned-cannabis cultivation center it has occupied for about two years.

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Will Loews Santa Monica Top $500M?

Recent deals in luxury segment of region’s hotel industry suggest as much

China’s Anbang Insurance Group could fetch $500 million or more for Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

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Good Samaritan’s $100M Outpatient Project

Surgery suites, oncology, women’s health services part of 12-story tower

Good Samaritan Hospital has completed major upgrades to its health care facilities, inside and out.

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Shamrock Leads Sport Video AI Investment

Software package gives high school sports new options on highlights

Shamrock Capital Advisors led a $30 million investment round in artificial intelligence and sports video production firm Pixellot

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Deals & Dealmakers: EP Wealth Advisors Rolls On

EP Wealth Advisors acquires Caves & Associates’ $190 million assets under management.

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