Stories by Diane
Neal Baer • Baer Bones Productions
Sprawling facility will house tennis courts, soccer fields and an academic center
Plans revealed for new Carson sports, education complex.
Special Report: Entertainment
Chefs can be the big winners as catering high-profile events boost reputation
Gary Mozer • George Smith Partners Inc.
Dress for success
A portion of Los Angeles County-owned Victoria Park Golf Course in Carson is expected to be transformed into a new sports and education center with a focus on tennis and STEM studies pending completion of a public review process led by the county.
Tom Gallop • Beverly Hills teuscher-Chocolates of Switzerland
Labor of love
Shabnam Mogharabi • SoulPancake
PE firm gets aggressive with flurry of health care tech deals as industry heats up
Marlin Equity reeled in another health IT buy with AdvancedMD.
Brad Beckerman • Stillhouse Spirits Co.
Mellisa Nielsen • Charity Angels
Pretty in pink
REAL ESTATE: Renovation trend seen for art institutions
Old is new for L.A.’s real estate developers.
Ben Goretsky • USAePay
Toys as art
Derek Hydon • MaCher
A decade ago, Derek Hydon, president of MaCher Inc. in Venice, said, company leaders had no clue about the definition of a sustainable business.
Christopher Mercier • (fer) studio
Rose Parade participants get bang for buck
Sweet smell of success
Dana Asher Levine | DhStyle Inc.
Stylist Dana Asher Levine, chief executive of DhStyle Inc., will tell you pretty much anything you want to know. Age? 55. Height? 4 feet 11 inches. Her divorce? Now that was messy although she celebrated her 50th birthday by marrying an old flame, Burbank periodontist David Levine, who luckily turned out to be her Mr. Right after 17 years with Mr. Very, Very Wrong.
Leah Ferrazzani • Semolina Artisanal Pasta
Andy Lipkis • TreePeople Inc.
Julien’s Auctions finds gold in star’s memorabilia
It didn’t take long after Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee’s death for speculation to begin swirling over the settlement of his estate.
Dan Clivner I Sidley Austin
International law firm Sidley Austin, headquartered in Chicago, has occupied downtown offices at 555 W. 5th St. for 30 years.
Lisa Adams • LA Closet Design
Lisa Adams, chief executive of LA Closet Design in West Los Angeles, never thought her undergraduate science education would come in handy for designing high-end luxury closets instead of working in a chemistry lab.
Lee Zeidman • Staples Center
Clubs oriented toward the creative class are popping up around Los Angeles
Social club scene expanding with two new offerings.
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.
Katie Rosen Kitchens • FabFitFun Inc.
Beauty in a box
Tweaks to office trend include accommodations for some peace, quiet
Stand by for tweaks to the creative office concept.
Rene Reyes • Paley Center for Media
Show biz style
Tyler Cassity • Hollywood Forever Inc.
Sol Yamini • Pink Dot Inc.
Scott Harrison • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Society Inc.
Lloyd Greif • Greif & Co.
Art of the attack
Ryan Jennemann, co-founder of THC Design, was eager to show off the treasures the company discovered under the surface in the 103,000-square-foot warehouse-turned-cannabis cultivation center it has occupied for about two years.
Blair Lawson • Goop Inc.
Elegant, casual Goop
Architect Thom Mayne has helped raise L.A.’s profile as a design leader
L.A.’s Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne’s challenging designs.
Rob McDougall • Gelson’s Markets Inc.
Rob McDougall on his healthy respect for customers
Justin Woolverton • Halo Top Creamery
Simple style; posh dessert
Devorah Lieberman • University of La Verne
Breaking glass ceiling
Evie Jeang • Surrogacy Concierge
“I don’t look or dress like a typical lawyer,” said Evie Jeang, family attorney, founder and chief executive of Surrogacy Concierge, headquartered in Alhambra with offices in New York.
Ophir Tanz I GumGum Inc.
Ophir Tanz is co-founder and chief executive of GumGum Inc., self-described as an artificial intelligence company with expertise in computer vision
You don’t get ahead without thinking outside the box, after all, and that often means embracing new technology.
Dana Hollinger • Dana Hollinger Group
Dana Hollinger, founder of Dana Hollinger Group in Century City, said she leads a double life.
Robert Atallah • Cedarlane Natural Foods Inc.
Robert Atallah, chief executive of Cedarlane Natural Foods Inc., founded the natural food company in 1981, basing the company’s first products on his grandmother’s recipes for hummus, tabouli and other Mediterranean treats.
Glorya Kaufman • Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation
“I’m a stylish person,” said philanthropist Glorya Kaufman during a recent Business Journal visit to her Beverly Hills estate.
C. Freeman • Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
C. Freeman’s self reflection.
Sky’s Gourmet Tacos still going strong after quarter century
How one woman scored a cross-over hit.
Martin Biallas I Special Entertainment Events Inc.
Martin Biallas, chief executive of Hollywood-based Special Entertainment Events Inc., has a strong sense of personal style.
Benjamin Mohapi • Benjamin Salon
British-born stylist Benjamin Mohapi, founder of Benjamin Salon, is bored with beachy waves.
Sally Forster Jones • Compass
Sally Forster Jones, executive director of luxury estates for Compass real estate in Beverly Hills, occupies a fourth-floor-view office on Wilshire Boulevard.
Entertainment ventures hunt movie licenses
Escape rooms turn to movies to help with marketing, hope to convince studios it’s a two-way street.
Paul Weiss • City National Bank
Paul Weiss, executive vice president and manager of residential lending at City National Bank, had significant input on the design of the bank’s second downtown space.