FINANCE: Meruelo-backed bank makes northward push
CBC Bancorp, the holding company for the newly private Commercial Bank of California, has big growth plans for Los Angeles County.
Perhaps overdue but nonetheless welcome is a recent trend that has brought a significant increase in the quantity and quality of information on the local economy.
The Los Angeles region is an earthquake hot spot, so it’s little surprise a company focused on detecting seismic activity and warning its customers of an impending temblor would make its home here
Brianna Abrams • Winston Pies
Brianna Abrams, founder of Winston Pies, opened in Brentwood in September 2017 and added a West Hollywood location a year later.
Parsons’ Mexico City airport contract could disappear
The fate of a $100 million-plus contract held by Pasadena-based Parsons Corp. to manage the construction of a $13 billion airport in Mexico City has been thrown up in the air
The American Cancer Society was welcomed as guests of the Los Angeles Rams during the team’s contest with the Green Bay Packers
ENERGY: Federal bill contains provision that could extend key deadline
Eagle Crest Energy Co. Inc., the Santa Monica company seeking to build a $2.5 billion pumped-energy storage project at an abandoned mine near Joshua Tree National Park, received an apparent federal boost last month
Closure follows departures; firm’s property management unit will continue to operate
Charles Dunn Co. shutters brokerage biz.
INFRASTRUCTURE: Fire investigation reveals likely culpability, company says
Edison International on Oct. 30 revealed that an internal investigation found its Southern California Edison utility equipment was “associated with” one of the ignition points of the massive Thomas Fire last December
City Council approves $2 billion LAX project
The Los Angeles City Council on Oct. 31 unanimously approved a $2 billion contract for a consortium of 11 companies to build and operate a consolidated car rental facility near Los Angeles International Airport.
L.A. a leader in digital health funding as region gains foothold
The greater Los Angeles area now ranks among the top five digital health markets in the nation based on investor funding over the past few years
Partnership will focus on consumer brands; closes Little Freddie investment
VMG Partners, a private equity firm with major offices in Century City and San Francisco, has set up a $100 million fund with Hillhouse Capital,
Food delivery service works directly with farmers to get goods to consumers
Kenneth Wu remembers shopping online – often bleary-eyed – for household and baby items after the birth of his second daughter in 2015
Adjusted earnings allow year-over-year operating profit to show uptick
El Segundo-based Mattel Inc. reported third quarter earnings last month
Newspaper’s new owner envisions network, alliance with other media cos.
Los Angeles Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong mentioned ambitious plans for the Times in a recent, little-noticed speech.
Clubs oriented toward the creative class are popping up around Los Angeles
Social club scene expanding with two new offerings.
Sherman Oaks kitchen serves meals for dogs made with human-quality ingredients.
Every weekday, a delivery of restaurant-grade meat and vegetables arrives at a business in Sherman Oaks.
Fact: An initiative that has qualified for the 2020 ballot will let California voters decide whether to repeal the terms of Proposition 13 as they apply to commercial properties
Both Financial District office buildings part of Brookfield portfolio
Lockton moves L.A. HQ from Ernst & Young Plaza to 777 Tower.
UCLA prof thinks media representation contributing to global stigmas
UCLA professor suspects Hollywood impact on projected nurse shortages.
PledgeLA aims to address employment disparity in Silicon Beach scene
Annenberg Foundation, City of L.A. team up on tech diversity.
El Segundo firm purchased by Accenture to expand Oracle services
Daz-zling deal for cloud services company.
Trans-Pacific tensions weigh on consumer confidence in L.A. County
L.A.’s consumer sentiment index drops as trade war heats up.
$96M for Brioni, Alexander McQueen shops
Rodeo Drive locale goes for $96 million.