LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
Richard B. Jones fell in love with opera in a place where he wasn’t allowed to listen to jazz: the former Soviet Union.
A look ahead: What's on the agenda for Los Angeles business in the coming week
After several years of talks, the Los Angeles City Council will take its first steps to formally legalize street vending in a public hearing on Dec. 12 that will offer community stakeholders an opportunity to weigh in on the issue.
Kim Getty steers Deutsch LA as ad agency cues up music clients, prepares to open production studio
Longtime exec Kim Getty expects Deutsch LA to make a big production out of its new studio.
LAW: Bob Baradaran adds hotel-condo development in Beverly Hills to resume.
Attorney Bob Baradaran helped Beverly Hills lose its reservations about a hotel-condo megaproject.
Local businessmen’s support for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign may secure roles in Republican administration, including gig as Treasury secretary
Businessmen boosters of Donald Trump may have secured a line on the White House.
TV: New show on Rams players, wives follows familiar game plan for E.
Cable channel E makes a play for late-season ratings with a show about Rams players and their wives.
JOURNALISM: Pickup of shares follows Gannett’s collapsed deal for tronc.
Tronc Inc.’s two largest shareholders have been actively increasing their stakes in the Los Angeles Times parent, a month after Gannett Co.’s attempted acquisition fell apart.
EMPLOYMENT: Critics of city of L.A. proposal fear costly interview process.
Hiring workers could get a bit tougher for many employers in the city of Los Angeles.
Deal of the week: A look at the companies that signed on the dotted line last week.
OpenGate Capital’s newest acquisition is a key cog in the Century City private equity firm’s plan to exploit niche cross-border opportunities overlooked by other outfits.
Calendar of Events
DEVELOPMENT: Region’s regulations, steep costs can hold back projects.
Construction is booming in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.
The world has turned on its head.
DINING: Cherngs feed growth plan with diverse investments.
Panda Express’ Cherng family has looked beyond Chinese fare to heat up growth prospects.
REAL ESTATE: Oracle pays up for Santa Monica office.
Software giant Oracle increases footprint with record Santa Monica office deal.
DEVELOPMENT: March vote may resolve measure conflict.
Projects may elect to wait and see how rival regulatory initiatives play out at the ballot box.
Tax hikes could burn vaping shops, customers
Vaping businesses fear a new state tax will leave little breathing room for their profit margins.
Lindsey Stirling uses YouTube to cue up sales, fan connection.
Violinist Lindsey Stirling has used YouTube to tune up her career without record label support.
Macerich teams with Popsugar to attract shoppers to properties.
Retail center owner Macerich buys into digital outreach to push its properties with shoppers.
In just a little more than two decades, Jeff Runyan has competed in about 50 marathons and triathlons throughout the country, from New Mexico to Missouri, Tennessee to Kansas.
A Look Ahead: What’s on the agenda for Los Angeles business in the coming week
California real estate companies might need to start taking extra care when operating as agents for both the buyer and seller of a property after a state Supreme Court ruling last week.
FOOD: Facility operators look to feast on expansion as businesses get cooking.
A boom in cooking ventures has commercial kitchen operators whipping up expansion plans.
EMPLOYMENT: Proposed plan under Donald Trump may thin local workforce.
Donald Trump’s proposed immigration crackdown may work against L.A.’s economy.
ECONOMY: No bubble in housing market, according to Christopher Thornberg.
Economist Christopher Thornberg is not ready to give a vote of confidence to the president-elect.
MARIJUANA: Owners of weed businesses say levies may stoke illegal market.
Pot businesses fear high sales taxes could keep the fire burning for illegal dealers.
AVIATION: AeroVironment high on Quantix’s use by agriculture, energy, others.
AeroVironment has developed its Quantix drone to take wing for use by commercial customers.