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Gabriela Gonzalez

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Jacques Cousteau Fan Splashes Down at Sea Level VFX

When Steve Reiss attended UC San Diego he immersed himself in communications, visual arts and biology with the objective of literally submerging himself in a future career.

Gym Chain Weighs In With Senior-Focused Fitness

Sheldon Zinberg's Nifty After Fifty gym chain hopes to fit in with the senior set.

Pacesetter: USC Marshall School of Business

The USC Marshall School of Business awarded degrees to 663 students from its M.B.A. program in 2008 and tops this year's Business Journal list as the largest M.B.A. program in L.A. County.

Online Marketer Takes Personal Approach to Business

Fullerton native Rynda Laurel got an early start in the worlds of music promotion and interactive marketing, handing out band fliers at rock shows when she was 17.

Caltech Professor Charges Into Future of Fuel Cells

Caltech professor Sossina Haile is powering a venture to build cost-effective fuel cells.

Smaller Sites Keep Vacancies Down Despite Slow Port Scene

Major events in commercial and industrial real estate across the L.A. region.

Childhood Fun in Kitchen Blossoms Into Career as Chef

Deciding whether to go to college or culinary school was an easy call for Paul Shoemaker. That's because he'd spent countless hours as a child cooking in the kitchen with his grandfather something he enjoyed tremendously.

Texas Native Gets Creative With Career in Los Angeles

Alan Chapman built a list of behind-the-scenes show business jobs before joining marketing company Avatar Labs as a production designer.

Show Business Executive Played Variety of Roles in Rise

Justin Bergeron realized at a young age that in order to be successful in the world of entertainment production, knowing many different aspects of the industry was important.

MID-CITIES: Area Bucks Trend as Sales and Lease Action Accelerates

The Mid-Cities market, with its swath of aging industrial buildings, emerged as an unlikely hero in the first quarter.

Architect Has Urban Designs Personally, Professionally

When Karin Liljegren was just a young girl in Wayne, N.J., she used to tell her mom that she was going to the mall. But instead, she would take the bus into Manhattan and explore the city's landmarks and cultural institutions.

20 in their 20s: Christina Scarbo

Even though Heidi Klum and Michael Kors told Christina Scarbo her fashions were "out" on the hit TV show "Project Runway," it might have given her the "in" she needed in the world of fashion.

20 in their 20s: Paige Mycoskie

When Paige Mycoskie attended a sports retail trade show in San Diego two years ago wearing T-shirts she had designed herself, she said she was taken aback when strangers kept asking where they could get the shirts. She decided that day to start her own li

Associate Designer Fashions Creative Career for Herself

Even when Natalie Sichko was a child, she knew she wanted to work in some type of creative field.

Development Director Has Purpose-Driven Life

Jennifer K. D'Alvarez

Director of Sales Learns to Play Ball With Soccer Club

Sports have been a big part of Brandon Raphael's life ever since he can remember, and he is building a career on his passion.

Senior Music Director Stays Tuned to Breaking Bands

The Business Journal occasionally checks in with L.A. executives and asks them to describe their day. This week, Mara Schwartz, senior director of creative services, film, television and new media for Bug Music/Windswept, discusses her routine.

Amusement Part of Job for Food and Beverage Director

Mitchell Katz oversees Pacific Park eateries.

Tan Line

Owners of local tanning chain Sunset Tan, the focus of an E Channel reality show, are banking on the buzz to launch a nationwide franchise.

Taken Off

Leg Avenue went from swap meet vendor to multimillion-dollar business courtesy of its lingerie and sexy Halloween costumes

PR Provides a Powerful Pull for Hallmark Executive

Nancy Carr was preparing for a business career when she was a student at USC. When she took some public relations classes, she found the path she wanted to take.