LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

Hospital Trims on Quake Concerns

Emergency room in Long Beach set to shut down.

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Report: Continued Gains, Slower Pace on Jobs

LAEDC on jobs outlook.

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Startup Aims to Speed Drone Flight Approvals

TECHNOLOGY: New feature focuses on flights in controlled airport areas

New feature on drone app aims to speed flight approvals.

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Deals & Dealmakers: B. Riley Adds magicJack

$143 million bolt-on deal latest for publicly traded investment bank

B. Riley Financial Inc. announced last week it would pay $143 million to purchase internet voice call service magicJack VocalTec Ltd.

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JPL Vets Seek Profit in Repurposed NASA Gear

Pasadena-based startup ‘shrinks’ component from Curiosity Rover

SeekOps Inc.’s employees spend a lot of their time sniffing around for problems.

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Chanje Order Signals New Direction for Trucks

Playa Vista-based brand delivers 125 to vehicle rental outfit

Electric-vehicle maker Chanje recently announced the delivery of its first order to Ryder System Inc., one of the largest medium-duty truck fleet management companies in the country.

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Hollywood Ad Shop Takes 31,500 SF in Park Mile

Deal calls for creative office space as part of Harbor Building makeover

Hollywood-based entertainment advertising agency Concept Arts has signed a long-term lease for about 31,500 square feet of space at the Harbor Building at 4201 Wilshire Blvd. in the Park Mile submarket of the Wilshire Corridor, according to the building’s owner, Koreatown-based Jamison Properties.

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Calendar

Calendar of Events

Conventions

Upcoming Conventions

Conventions

Upcoming Conventions

Fret Not – Fast Growers Part of Our DNA

Have you noticed that all the fretting about corporate flight has abated lately?

Monumental Flaws in Interior Department Review

I have deep roots in Shoshone, a village that lies in the California desert’s beautiful Amargosa Valley and is home to the namesake river that plays hide and seek through its remote, stunning canyons.

Fastest Growing Private Companies: Halo Is Tops

Low-calorie ice cream maker grew its revenue 7,400 percent in 2014-16

Special Report: Overview of our annual 100 fastest-growing private companies.

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Fastest Growing Private Companies: Idea Farmer Harvests Branded Content

Special Report: Overview of our annual 100 fastest-growing private companies.

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Fastest Growing Private Companies: Greenspire Shines Light on Solar Market

Special Report: Overview of our annual 100 fastest-growing private companies.

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Fastest Growing Private Companies: Fishermen Labs Catches Growth

Special Report: Overview of our annual 100 fastest-growing private companies.

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Fastest Growing Private Companies: Hawke Media Pioneers Contract Marketing

Special Report: Overview of our annual 100 fastest-growing private companies.

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Style: Magic Management

Joe Furlow, Magic Castle

Joe Furlow is not a magician, but it took more than a little sleight of hand to bring Hollywood’s venerable private magicians club Magic Castle back from the brink of insolvency in 2012, when Furlow became general manager of the Academy of Magical Arts, which oversees the club facility.

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Making Spaces

Deborah English I DL English Design

Interior designer Deborah English

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Game, Girls

Local marketing companies target Gen Z influencers

Generation Z is the new demographic of consequence for brands, and media and marketing companies are looking to girls and young women as influencers.

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SpaceX Boxed in By Land Crunch

Space Exploration Technologies Co.’s presence in Hawthorne brought new business and a higher quality of life to the city, but now the growing company is beginning to get hemmed in.

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Mattel Struggles To Stay in Play

MANUFACTURING: Will toymaker’s sales rebound?

Mattel Inc. and its digitally savvy chief executive are facing an uncertain future as retail partners disappear, flagship brands lose their appeal and revenues lag.

PAGE 3: Shakeout All Around Town

Gotta shake out the notebook everyone once in a while – a good way to shift perspective, a useful exercise in endeavors entrepreneurial and otherwise.

Nissani Auto Mall Tries New Model

Unusual approach combines multiple dealerships under one roof, owner in Playa Vista

A new auto mall in Playa Vista bucks tradition and features four car brands.

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Oldest L.A. Hospital To Close This Year

Beset by seismic costs, Pacific Alliance Medical Center to end 157-year run in Chinatown

L.A.’s oldest hospital is expected to close in December.

Plans Aim to Help Bunker Hill Take Flight

Three high-rise developments proposed at Bunker Hill expected to energize market.

Three Angels Landing development proposals could boost Bunker Hill.