LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
LABOR: Wage hikes will raise threshhold for salaried staffers.
Wage hikes will also cost some employers by raising the exemption threshold for salaried staff.
Pink Taco joins the fold of chain operator Real Mex Restaurants, which may have big plans for the brand.
Revolve looks to turn heads with exclusive promotional space.
Clothing e-tailer Revolve has set up shop exclusively to draw the in-person favor of fashion influencers.
Mystery Trip positions surprise destinations as bonding experiences.
Mystery Trip knows where it’s going when it comes to workplace-bonding expeditions for corporate clients.
Though Meryl Pritchard might be traveling to Costa Rica this summer for a week filled with dancing, it’s won’t be some breezy Central American jaunt.
EVENTS: AutoCon won’t settle for second place with L.A.’s car enthusiasts.
AutoCon might be the cheeky little brother of the Los Angeles Auto Show, but that doesn’t mean the principals behind the upstart gathering of car enthusiasts are willing to concede they’re the lesser attraction in town.
Why the idea of a marriage between Disney and Netflix has some people’s tongues wagging – and others shaking their heads.
Should Disney dive headfirst into streaming by acquiring industry pioneer Netflix?
BEVERAGE: Vet executive to tap years at Coca-Cola to try and conquer market.
Former beer brewer looks to craft a new strategy around tea drink kombucha.
LENDING: BBCN, Wilshire to boost local investment as part of merger plan.
Merger of BBCN and Wilshire banks could be the latest deal to pay off in more community investment.
REAL ESTATE: Campaign aims to instruct city of L.A. property owners on rules.
New campaign aims to educate city of L.A. landlords on their right to snuff out tenant smoking.
INVESTMENT: VC funding declined in first quarter as sector failed to connect.
Venture capital funding fell in the first quarter as the buzz around the tech sector waned.
EMPLOYMENT: Position at Kendall Brill & Kelly pulled in Robert Dugdale.
After 19 years of government service, a senior leader from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in downtown Los Angeles is heading to one of the city’s premier litigation boutiques.
AUTOMOTIVE: City votes to look in to fleet as way to reduce traffic, pollution.
Beverly Hills is looking to the future by planning to develop a public transportation program featuring self-driving cars.
It was no joke when Demand Media Inc. decided to sell its Cracked.com humor website for $39 million in cash to E.W. Scripps Co.
High demand for housing has opened door for residential developers to unlock value in older properties by converting traditional office buildings into luxury apartments, condominiums across L.A.
Longtime office properties now house luxury condos and apartments thanks to a hot residential market.
The L.A. office market is looking up as vacancy rates dropped throughout Los Angeles County in the first quarter.
Main events in L.A.’s submarkets in the first quarter.
Calendar of events
City of L.A.’s homeless plan can’t be “comprehensive” until it’s put into action.
New federal law opens up business opportunities while buoying veteran, fresh players in international trade.
John Cornish expects the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act to make a big splash in international business.
John T. Boal cooks up a strategy for restaurants to cope with minimum-wage increases.
HEALTH CARE: Venture by Cedars, Techstars to focus on industry innovations.
Cedars-Sinai launches accelerator with Techstars to nurse medical sector-focused startups.
ENERGY: Edison hopes for spark from launch of advisory, water management divisions.
Edison International looks to power up its revenue by forming advisory and water usage divisions.
AGRICULTURE: Top importer could lose tariff-free advantage.
Rivals seek to root out a tariff exemption for U.S.’ largest importer of Chinese garlic.
Burke Williams keeps things lighter with stripped-down Simply Massage offering.
Burke Williams looks to rub customers the right way with its pared-back, lower-cost Simply Massage outpost.