LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

SPECIAL REPORT: Shot in Arm For Children

In its first year, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles treated 14 patients in a house in Chinatown known as “the little house on Castelar Street.”

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SPECIAL REPORT: New Lease on Life for Real Estate Firm

Celebrating its centennial this year, Cushman & Wakefield Inc.’s big splash in Los Angeles came 50 years ago, when John C. Cushman III was tapped to lead the largest leasing challenge the city had ever seen – filling Arco Plaza, now called City National Plaza, a 52-story, 2.6-million-square-foot twin structure downtown.

Food Company Bowls Over Salad Maker as Healthy Target

French multinational food company Bonduelle acquired Irwindale prepackaged salad maker Ready Pac Foods Inc. last week for $409 million.

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Career as Agent Now Tough Sell

HOUSING: Licenses on wane as L.A. market harder to crack.

HOUSING: Agents and brokers are finding it tougher to live with the residential market’s challenges.

Property Owners Trash Higher Waste Fees

New city of L.A. trash-hauling system will dump higher pickup costs on some property owners.

Can Robots Help Humans Get in Gear?

Embodied sees future in social assistants.

Embodied engineers robots to help human patients get with their health programs.

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Strong First Quarter For Venture Capital

Investment in period up year to year as Greycroft Partners paces local field, backing 19 companies.

Greycroft Partners, Snap’s IPO help fuel strong first quarter for venture capital.

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Restaurateurs Fill Plate With Coffee

Roy Choi, Daniel Patterson, and Tony Konecny form Yez Plz to seek heat at low price point.

Locol’s Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson aim to cut costs for cups of joe with Yes Plz venture.

Lowell Milken in Tune

Lowell Milken’s family foundation has donated $1.5 million to the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Avocados Not So Fruitful

FOOD: Poor harvest boosts prices, reduces availabilty as Cinco de Mayo closes in.

Off production year will pare back the availability of avocados for Cinco de Mayo.

City Bottles Water Deal

UTILITY: Ojai's fight with Golden State ends in $34.5 million system sale

Water fight is over as Golden State agrees to sell Ojai system to Casitas municipal district.

Tight office market has power supply maker mulling options

Pulling Plug?

Santa Monica’s energized office market is squeezing power supply maker Pioneer Magnetics.

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New Funds Put Focus on Entertainment’s Future

FINANCE: Vision, Struans see e-sports, virtual reality as means to score big returns.

Two new investment firms look to bank on the future by backing millennial-focused content creators.

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Doctor Checks In to Court With Disabilities Act

health care: Lawsuit says San Gabriel broke law by denying residents clinic.

Doctor taps disability law to challenge San Gabriel’s rejection of his dialysis clinic.

Moving Into Koreatown

DEVELOPMENT: Proximity to Westside, downtown, rail line fuels market’s attraction.

Koreatown has proved a popular middle ground between downtown and the Westside.

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Mixed-Use Project Rolls On Showbiz Connection

ENTERTAINMENT: Pair of Hollywood families casts lot with Glendale development.

Families with showbiz histories will raise the curtain on a theater-anchor mixed-use development.

Metal Finishers Among Toxin Target Opponents

MANUFACTURING: Call for increased facility supervision may yield speedier closures.

Manufacturers and metal finishers are concerned about a planned crackdown on toxic emissions by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Online Venture Looks to Serve Up Job Applicants

EMPLOYMENT: Workpop partners with industry group to boost bosses’ hire power.

A state restaurant advocacy group and a job search startup want to make the process of matching employers with potential employees more palatable.

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Investor Puts Money Where Mouths are With Dental Deal

Private equity outfit Brentwood Associates made a big foray into the health care world last week with the acquisition of Texas-based Jefferson Dental Care from Century City’s Black Canyon Capital.

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Taking the Cure

With health care reform apparently back on the agenda, insurers need to make their voices heard.

REAL ESTATE: First Quarter Returns Space But Analysts Bullish

The L.A. office market saw more than a quarter-million square feet of space put back on the market in the first quarter, but analysts framed the early 2017 setback as a blip in an otherwise strong economy.

REAL ESTATE: Downtown

Main events in L.A.’s submarkets in the first quarter.

REAL ESTATE: Hollywood

Main events in L.A.’s submarkets in the first quarter.

REAL ESTATE: Westside

Main events in L.A.’s submarkets in the first quarter.