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The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved the imposition of linkage fees on developers of new residential and commercial projects to generate revenue for an affordable housing fund.
Aerospace employment in Los Angeles County dropped by 3,000 jobs, or about 6 percent, to 51,000 between 2014 and 2016, according to a report released Monday from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
L.A. County transportation officials unveiled Thursday a plan to fast-track eight transportation projects to bring them to completion by the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Prices up but prospects uncertain with new regulations in works
Regulations, complaints by residents point up the other price of oil in L.A.
Downtown Los Angeles water developer Cadiz Inc. is back in the courthouse. A coalition of environmental and health safety groups filed a lawsuit in federal court late Tuesday seeking to overturn a federal government agency’s recent decision that would allow Cadiz to build a pipeline for its planned Mojave Desert water project.
Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport was up 4.7 percent in October compared to last year, and is up 4.6 percent so far this year, according to the airport organization.
Los Angeles International Airport officials announced this week that 2,110 parking spaces at LAX’s Economy Lot C – nearly half of the spaces – will be removed in two phases over the next four months to allow for construction work.
A new study released Wednesday shows huge disparities in income and quality of life in L.A. County.
Los Angeles private equity firm Ares Management announced Tuesday it has reached an agreement to sell four coal-fueled power plants and completing the divestment of its fossil-fuel power facilities.
Santa Monica Nets First Successful Prosecution Under New Minimum Wage Law; Gift Shop to Pay Back Wages
The owner of LA Boutique Gift Shop inside the JW Marriott Hotel in Santa Monica has pleaded no contest to minimum wage violations and agreed to pay employees $11,000 in back wages, the city of Santa Monica announced Monday.
Passenger traffic at Long Beach Airport was up 25 percent in October from the same month last year, according to airport officials. Nearly 165,000 passengers boarded airplanes at the airport - a 25 percent jump – and was led by a 32,000 increase in passenger count, or 33 percent, in boardings for JetBlue Airways.
L.A. County’s robust labor market continued to thrive in October as the unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent from 4.9 percent in September and 5.1 percent a year earlier.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce joined business groups across the state last week in publicly urging Congress to pass the Dream Act before current protections expire for immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors.
Local radio, TV stations lose market share
Spanish-language stations are no longer kings of the local airwaves.
L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander introduced a measure this week to expand cyber security services accessible to small businesses in Los Angeles.
CEO’s exit gives business booster chance to find new direction, focus mission
L.A. Area Chamber’s search for new leaders.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce joined business groups across the state Tuesday in publicly urging Congress to pass the Dream Act before current protections expire for immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors.
Los Angeles International Airport and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration launched five automated screening lanes at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, airport officials announced late last week.
Los Angeles can likely solve its projected $30 million deficit for the fiscal year ending in June, but spiraling pension costs and other possible expenses remain as challenges, according to a report issued by credit rating agency Fitch Ratings Inc.
L.A. County’s robust labor market continued to gather steam in October as the unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent from 4.9 percent in September and the county added 35,000 payroll jobs, the state reported on Friday.
Construction and operation of the 12-mile extension of the Foothill Gold Line light rail through the eastern San Gabriel Valley will provide a $2.6 billion economic boost to the region, according to a recent study.
Construction and operation of the 12-mile extension of the Foothill light rail line through the eastern San Gabriel Valley will provide a $2.6 billion economic boost to the region, according to a study released today.
Ken Spiker, a longtime Los Angeles city official who went on to found a prominent lobbying firm representing business interests before local governments, died Nov. 6 at age 93.
Arcadia and Downey were named the most business-friendly cities in Los Angeles County at the annual gala of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
Special Report: Overview of our annual 100 fastest-growing private companies.
Gary Toebben, the longtime chief executive of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, announced his retirement on Thursday, effective next July.
Los Angeles County is projected to add 133,000 jobs over the next five years, led by health services and administrative support jobs, according to a report to be issued Thursday.
Mexican airline Volaris will begin weekly flight service from Los Angeles International Airport to Acapulco next month.
Four teams of companies have been cleared to bid on the $1 billion consolidated car rental facility to be built near Los Angeles International Airport.
BANKING: Bank of America leads with 19 percent share; credit unions also grow
L.A. County is a hot financial market.
Unusual approach combines multiple dealerships under one roof, owner in Playa Vista
A new auto mall in Playa Vista bucks tradition and features four car brands.
TECH: Arensis uses biomass-fueled power to help Puerto Rico
Biomass-fueled generator distributor Arensis is helping bring power back to Puerto Rico.
Colin Diaz has been named the new chief executive of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce, replacing Steven Rose, who is retiring after 30 years at the helm.
The City of Carson has stepped up a legal dispute with Tesoro Refining and Marketing Co. over the city’s approval earlier this year of a warehouse project next to Tesoro’s massive refining complex.
Puente Hills Chevrolet, a 73-year-old family-owned auto dealership in City of Industry, has been acquired by an English car dealer group for approximately $24 million.
4.5-mile light rail extension would connect Redondo Beach to Torrance at cost of $890M
Anderson School Vaults into Top 10 globally.
The UCLA Anderson School of Management moved into the Top 10 MBA programs in the world, while USC’s Marshall School of Business moved up 25 notches in the annual rankings compiled by the Economist magazine.
Edisun Microgrids hopes to change solar panel potential with tracking devices
Bill Gross’ Idealabs has sunny view of startup Edisun Microgrids.
Los Angeles area small business sale transactions fell slightly during the third quarter, but the median sale price rose from the previous quarter, according to data from BizBuySell.com released Wednesday.
Los Angeles is the worst city in the nation for stressful commutes, even though it only ranks eighth for the longest average commute, according to a recent survey.
Mexican airline Interjet announced Monday it is adding flights next month from Los Angeles International Airport to Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and El Bajio in Mexico.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate inched up to 4.9 percent in September from 4.8 percent in August even as employers in the region added 43,500 jobs to their payrolls, the state reported Friday.
ECONOMY: Lowe Index puts outlook below baseline
Local barometer of consumer confidence dips for Q3.
Food-related companies are prominent in the upper reaches of the 150 largest private companies based in Los Angeles.
Downtown water developer Cadiz Inc. moved a step closer to building its Mojave Desert water project as a federal agency removed a hurdle for its water pipeline, the company announced Monday.