LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

School Attendance Matters to Whole Community

If kids are not in school, they can’t learn. Students who attend class more often do better in school, and students who are chronically absent—meaning they miss at least 15 days of school in a year—fall behind.

No Time Like Present for Forward Focus

COMMENTARY

We generally stick to our own knitting here, but there’s cause for concern in the community of business over the story that led the Los Angeles Times’ issue of Dec. 27.

Calendar January 2018

Calendar and Conventions for January 2018

Deals & Dealmakers: PR Pro New Fifth Wall Partner

Bruss Brings Experience on “How to Use Partnerships to Drive Business Results”

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L.A. Port’s Blue Project: ‘Ocean-Focused’

La Kretz backs push for R&D within 35-acre accelerator campus

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Developers Bank on Game Within a Game

New marketing strategy replaces videos, cash with in-game demos

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Hikes on Labor, Cleanup Costs Squeeze BIDs

City of L.A.’s new program on trash hauling adds strain atop minimum wage hikes

STYLE | Incubation Station: Mike Jones | Science Inc.

The writing is on the wall for Mike Jones, co-founder and chief executive of Science Inc., a technology and startup studio that creates, invests, acquires and scales digital businesses.

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Investors Look South for Deals on Apartments

Culver City-based investor gets 8 complexes, 107 units in South L.A., Hawthorne

Production company buys into Westlake.

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Campaign Trail to Corporate Tool Box

TECHNOLOGY: Customers as unpaid brand ambassadors

NationBuilder brings principles of political organizing to private-sector marketing.

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LA BioMed Eyes Torrance Campus

L.A. BioMed has ambitions for Torrance campus.

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Render Unto AQMD?

New rules costly for animal rendering operations.

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Can Guitar Center Find New Rhythm?

RETAIL: Ares’ portfolio company’s debt downgraded

Ratings agencies say Guitar Center out of rhythm.

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LB Business Center Upgraded

Upgrade for Long Beach business center.

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Times’ Newsroom Staff Nears Vote on Union

Union vote comiing up at L.A. Times

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Page 3: About Downtown’s Massive Challenge

The Business Journal ended last year with a commentary that called for a new sense of dedication in three areas of civic life that intersect with our economy and community of business in fundamental ways: Housing, public safety, and homelessness.

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Fig Fancy

Downtown hotel set to reopen after extended renovation

Hotel Figueroa makeover goes long.

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Sports Titans: Stan Kroenke

2018 Book of Lists

Q & A with Stan Kroenke, Los Angeles Rams

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Sports Titans: Jeanie Buss

2018 Book of Lists

Q & A with Jeanie Buss, Los Angeles Lakers

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Sports Titans: Dean Spanos

2018 Book of Lists

Q&A with Dean Spanos, Los Angeles Chargers

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Sports Titans: Steve Ballmer

2018 Book of Lists

Q & A with Steve Ballmer

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Sports Titans: Magic Johnson

2018 Book of Lists

Q & A with Magic Johnson, Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson Enterprises, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles Football Club

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Sports Titans: Peter Guber

2018 Book of Lists

Q & A with Peter Guber, Peter Guber, Mandalay Entertainment Group, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Football Club, aXiomatic/Team Liquid

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Sports Titans: Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill

2018 Book of Lists

Q & A with Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, Riot Games, Los Angeles Football Club

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Sports Titans: Dan Beckerman

2018 Book of Lists

Q & A with Dan Beckerman, Anschutz Entertainment Group, Staples Center, StubHub Center, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Galaxy, Ontario Reign, Los Angeles Valiant

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Sports Titans: Casey Wasserman

2018 Book of Lists

Q & A with Casey Wasserman, Wasserman Media Group

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