GOVERNMENT: Employers say mandate would cost jobs.
Business owners and groups say a state proposal for three days of employee sick leave just won’t work.
Employers in Los Angeles County added nearly 19,000 jobs in March, led by a rebound in local government services, according to state figures released Friday.
BIOTECH: Sector selloff also a factor as shares of cancer drug maker plunge.
Puma shares take a drubbing as investors are spooked by test results and a sector sell-off.
City zones may bury waste haulers
Waste haulers fear getting dumped by city of L.A.’s new franchise zone plan.
The city of L.A.’s plan to create franchised zones for commercial trash hauling promises to dramatically scramble a long-established market, creating winners and losers.
A commission of civic leaders on Wednesday recommended combining the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, creating a regional tourism authority and setting up an independent rate-setting body for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.
The California Chamber of Commerce released its annual list of “job killer” bills on Wednesday – and the current tally of 26 is fewer than in recent years.
energy: Urban site may close despite corrections by AllenCo.
Oil field operator fears unfounded fracking allegations could force it to shutter the urban site.
Los Angeles has snagged a major environmental convention from San Diego.
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a controversial program to turn commercial trash hauling in the city into an exclusive franchise system.
Ross Goldberg remembers what his father told him 11 years ago when he asked if he’d join him again on opening day at Dodger Stadium.
ENERGY: Industry sees city of L.A. proposal closing other wells.
Oil companies fear a city of L.A. proposal to halt fracking would spill over to other drilling practices.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday announced its endorsement of former Santa Monica councilman and Kennedy clan member Bobby Shriver for county supervisor.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday that Walt Disney Co. and other companies have pledged to hire 10,000 local youths for a summer jobs program, double the number hired last summer.
Owner says niche focus on mysticism may bring second site.
The spirit moved a former insurance attorney to open Mystic Journey Bookstore in Venice.
LAW: Plaintiff attorneys raise costs by going straight to filing.
Reform intended to curb abuse of the Americans With Disabilities Act has not stopped business owners from being sued multiple times for the same infraction.
L.A.’s jobs picture continued to brighten in February as employers added nearly 28,000 jobs to their payrolls and the jobless rate fell to 8.7 percent, according to state figures released Friday.
POLITICS: Proposal would limit owners’ ability to sell properties.
L.A. landlords look to boot a proposed bill that would limit their ability to evict tenants.
CONDOS: Tower builder, country club divided over super-high fence.
CONDOS: Neighboring project tees off on country club’s proposal for a super-high fence.
Towers developer is the latest to try and scale the former Robinsons-May site.
L.A.’s jobless rate dipped below 9 percent in January for the first time in nearly six years, according to state figures released Friday.
A 166-foot-high fence to keep errant golf balls from flying off a golf course is at the center of a spat between the famed Los Angeles Country Club and developers looking to build two luxury condo towers on the old Robinsons-May site next door in Beverly Hills.
The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to ban smoking of electronic cigarettes at all public buildings and restaurants, as well as at parks, playgrounds, beaches, libraries and public schools in the city.
ENERGY: Businesses push SCE for better planning and off-peak-hour scheduling.
ENERGY: Business owners see red over blackouts for Southern California Edison’s grid maintenance.
MUSIC: Nederlander’s plan for Santa Monica venue now faces competition.
ENTERTAINMENT: Competition for revival of Santa Monica Civic Auditorium rocks plans of concert promoter Nerderlander.
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday voted overwhelmingly to ban fracking at oil and gas wells in the city until it could be shown the activity would not harm the environment or public health. The vote makes Los Angeles the largest city in the nation to impose a moratorium on the controversial drilling practice.
L.A. County can expect to add more than 150,000 jobs over the next two years, according to an upbeat local forecast released today.
Conference to rely on networking to connect with CEOs.
NON-PROFIT – Young Presidents Organization plans to take charge of its executive conference with networking events.
DEVELOPMENT: Business groups approve but want to see more from Garcetti.
DEVELOPMENT – Eric Garcetti is the latest L.A. mayor trying to build momentum behind streamlining the permit process.
The Blackstone Charitable Foundation on Friday announced it was making a $3.5 million grant to three local universities to set up an entrepreneur support program.
L.A. County will continue to add jobs, but at a frustratingly slow pace, according to a forecast the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. released today.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday ordered the city’s planning and building and safety departments to consolidate key functions and take other steps to cut red tape for developers.
Leaders from L.A.’s tech, venture capital and entrepreneur communities and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. on Tuesday announced they will join forces to promote the region as an innovation center and spur job creation.
Loretta Jones looks to serve up own show on Food Network.
DINING: Chef Loretta Jones pursues her own show on the Food Network after getting a taste of reality TV.
Last summer, Bryan Brown took 100 days off work and did what he says no human has ever done before: paddled the entirety of the Colorado River watershed by himself in a kayak.
FOOTWEAR: Skechers’ stock climbs after new lines send income soaring.
FOOTWEAR: Shoemaker Skechers gets a leg up on Wall Street with its renewed focus on affordable products.
After nearly a century here, Westwood oil giant Occidental Petroleum Corp. is moving its headquarters to Houston.
ENERGY: Analysts see Stephen Chazen staying in Oxy job beyond this year.
ENERGY: Occidental CEO Stephen Chazen may be looking to pump up the length of his term atop the gas and oil giant.
Le Grand Courtage gets big lift from Virgin America deal.
Le Grand Courtage was on board early with the idea of getting its bottles on Virgin America flights.
The Long Beach City Council has approved an ordinance to raise the pay of airport and Convention Center workers to $13.26 an hour.
Former contestant tips hopefuls on how not to tank on pitch program.
TV: Cow Wow Cereal Milk’s Chris Pouy offers tips on how to pour it on with “Shark Tank’s” investors.
Membership system lets Lottogopher sell tickets online at cost.
Internet: Lottogopher bets that people will be willing to pay membership fees to buy lottery tickets online.
Alessandro Uzielli has been a fan of La Dolce Vita for years. In fact, he dines at the Italian restaurant in Beverly Hills three or four days a week.
Politics: Minimum-wage increase seemed like done deal.
Politics: Hotel owners launch lobby effort to head off measure to nearly double the minimum wage for their workers.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate fell to 9.2 percent in December, its lowest point in more than five years, according to state figures released Friday.
Engineering: Psomas says BonTerra deal marks return to ‘growth mode.’
Engineering: Psomas homes back in on acquisitions as the real estate market picks up.
Victoria Rusnak worked as an environmental attorney and even ran for office before taking the wheel of her father’s car dealership group.
Interview: Former environmental attorney and Assembly hopeful Victoria Rusnak now steers her father’s auto dealership group.
Trip to fertility clinic gives birth to new business for attorney.
Law: Attorney Evie Jeang looks to deliver for Chinese couples seeking U.S. surrogates to carry their babies.
Ophis looks to draw in customers with pricey leather-clad dispenser.
Smoking – Ophis helps e-cig users get a grip on style with its leather-wrapped dispensers
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday appointed local class action attorney Shelley Kaufman as a judge on the Los Angeles County Superior Court to fill a vacancy created by a retiring judge.