LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

President Helped Recast Academy’s Role

FILM: #OscarsSoWhite came to define four-year tenure.

Departing President Cheryl Boone Isaacs talks how #OscarsSoWhite played a key role in diversifying the academy.

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Page 3: Will AltaMed Tempt Trump?

What started as a visit by a prominent health care executive to festivities for LACMA’s Picasso-Rivera exhibit back in 2016 has given birth to an exhibit drawn from a corporate art collection that somehow manages to be remarkable, under-the-radar and accessible like no other in Southern California all at once.

Asian Goods E-tailer Raises $10 Million

Yamibuy, built from a Chinese student’s cravings for a taste of home, looks to double revenue.

Yamibuy’s Alex Zhou turned his interest in Asian spices into an e-commerce platform.

Apparel Consultant Folds After 18 Years

Fashion Business founder says nonprofit approach poor fit for guidance-providing operation.

Founder says the bankrupt Fashion Business was hemmed in by a nonprofit structure.

E-Sports Company Scores Accelerator Spot

E-sports startup aXiomatic has sped its way to the Disney Accelerator program.

Netflix Signs Up For More at Studio

Netflix makes a bigger production out of its Hollywood operations with a lease for more space.

Westwood Venture Banks $1.2 Billion

Brentwood Associates overshoots target with $1.2 billion for firm’s sixth fund.

Investment Firm Will Back Real Estate Tech

Fifth Wall Ventures’ accelerator aims to help real estate tech gain ground.

Shifting Sands

State bill looks to sink Cadiz’s aquifer project with final OK in sight.

State lawmaker’s bill kicks sand at Cadiz’s hopes for final approval of its desert aquifer project.

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Deals & Dealmakers: New Look at Crowdfunding

INVESTING: StartEngine’s data points to raised profile for group-effort approach.

Regulation crowdfunding is showing signs of gaining some traction a little more than a year after the Securities and Exchange Commission gave the concept a greenlight.

Pro Video-Game Teams Shoot for Improvement

SPORTS: Both Immortals, Team Liquid move forward on new training facilities.

Two video-game teams look to field training facilities to boost player performance.

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Licensers Have Designs on Women’s Fashion Firm

APPAREL: Brand life holds some promise for bankrupt BCBG Max Azria Group.

Busted BCBG Max Azria Group could button up life as a brand and even keep some stores open.

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Century City Mall Rises With $1 Billion Makeover

RETAIL: Westfield property bags seventh spot as site bids to compete in online era.

Westfield Century City looks to sell shoppers on the mall experience with experiential attractions.

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Replacement Meal Maker Whips Up 7-Eleven Deal

FOOD: Rosa to sell formerly online-only Soylent in stores to prep for national rollout.

Downtown manufacturer Rosa Foods Inc. will sell its line of Soylent meal replacement drinks in brick-and-mortar stores this month for the first time, the company has announced.

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Downtown Motel to Check Out After $26.5 Million Sale

ACQUISITION: China-linked buyer plans to build 24-story residential-retail building.

A parcel near downtown’s Financial District sold last month for $26.5 million, or $795 a square foot, to a developer that plans to build a 24-story condominium tower in place of a decades-old motel.

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Sheriff Seeks Recruits on Homeless Challenge

Sheriff Jim McDonnell makes a case for the business community’s role in dealing with homelessness.

Calendar July 2017

Calendar: July 17-25

Conventions 2017

Conventions 2017

Olympics-Sized Transit Effort

TRANSPORTATION: Bid for games may speed projects.

Local contractors hope to get moving on projects fast-tracked for the Olympics.

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Light Crowd for E-Sports Union

SPORTS: Players shrug at push to form pro association.

Efforts to button up video-game competitors into a pro union have been mostly ignored by players.

Walking Mall Now Pedestrian

Not all Santa Monica Promenade landlords have been sold on plans to improve the tenant mix.

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L.A. Ventures Forge Links to Blockchain

TECHNOLOGY: Software behind bitcoin draws backers.

Some investors and businesses are putting their money on bitcoin’s blockchain system.

Homebuilder Welcomes Street-Beating Quarter

CONSTRUCTION: Spike in revenue, completed projects boosts KB Home earnings.

Westwood-based national homebuilder KB Home reported positive second-quarter earnings last week, spurred by an increase in revenue and completed projects, according to a June 27 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Page 3: Maguire, Flanigan, Cho & Soon-Shiong

Before the Wilshire Grand there was Robert F. Maguire, who gave downtown a skyline with the US Bank Tower, Gas Co. Tower and Wells Fargo Center.

Equipment Renter Folds in More Tents

Choura looks to cover additional events with acquisition of most of Classic Party Rentals’ inventory.

Choura looks to raise the stakes of its rental business with the pickup of a rival’s tents.

UC Regents Judge L.A. Lawyer Worthy

Manatt Phelps & Phillips Partner George Kieffer will help guide system as chairman of board.

Manatt Phelps & Phillips Partner George Kieffer will chair the UC Board of Regents.