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The state Employment Development Department has awarded a $994,000 grant to the Pasadena Foothill Workforce Development Board to retrain 120 workers recently laid off in the region, the agency announced Thursday.
EDUCATION: Programs see decline in enrollment as new alternatives attract students.
Enrollment in master of business administration programs at Los Angeles County colleges and universities fell last year as students sought out cheaper alternatives, according to data from the Business Journal’s annual list of largest M.B.A. programs.
Shares of Cadiz surge after roadblock legislation falters, federal action boosts venture.
Cadiz’s shares climb after its pipeline project dodges a state bill and is buoyed by federal action.
L.A.’s three major research universities – UCLA, California Institute of Technology and USC – have slipped slightly in an annual ranking from Times Higher Education, though UCLA and Caltech still rate in the top 25.
Shares of downtown water company Cadiz Inc. soared 31 percent Tuesday on a double dose of good news: a bill aimed at stopping its desert water project failed to clear a Senate committee late Friday, and a federal agency signaled it may allow the proposal to move forward.
Feuding L.A. attorneys Brian Kabateck and Mark Geragos have agreed to drop their litigation over the use of a private jet they co-own and settle their dispute out-of-court, according to a court document made public Tuesday.
The settlement reached between the city of Santa Monica and Beachbody over the alleged practice of automatic credit card renewals may not be the last word in the dispute.
Legal clash of high-powered lawyers for jet ownership may ground duo’s relationship.
Two high-powered attorneys and business partners hit turbulence over co-ownership of a jet.
The historic Angels Flight funicular railway connecting downtown’s Bunker Hill with the Hill Street/Broadway corridor reopened Thursday morning after a three-year closure for repairs following a pair of accidents.
More than 200 L.A.-area companies have hired 10,500 military veterans over the past three years, beating a goal set by Eric Garcetti for 10,000 veteran hires by the end of this year, the L.A. mayor announced Tuesday.
Two prominent L.A. attorneys and business venture partners – plaintiffs’ lawyer and L.A. County Bar Association President-elect Brian Kabateck and celebrity defense attorney Mark Geragos – are locked in a legal battle over a private airplane they jointly own. Kabateck filed suit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking at least $10 million in damages from Geragos for breach of contract over the plane, a Cessna Citation Jet Model 525 the two jointly purchased in 2014.
Santa Monica weight loss and supplement company Beachbody has agreed to pay $3.6 million to settle a lawsuit from the city of Santa Monica over automatic credit card renewals, city officials announced Tuesday.
L.A. private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners has agreed to buy software and data analytics provider CPA Global from London private equity firm Cinven for a reported 2.4 billion pounds ($3.1 billion), Cinven announced Tuesday.
Wages in Los Angeles County grew 2.1 percent over the past year to reach a median pay level of almost $60,000, according to a report released Tuesday by job website Glassdoor.
The Los Angeles County Community Development Commission on Monday announced the streamlining of the county’s small and medium business loan programs.
Trade group calls tracking system outdated, says issue involves many businesses.
The local metalworking industry is fighting back after a nearly yearlong crackdown by regulators over emissions of toxic chemical hexavalent chromium.
Public charter operator JetSuiteX lands service to San Jose..
Law gives plaintiffs, attorneys right to review wage-hour data, compile class actions.
State’s Private Attorneys General Act stokes class-action suits against employers.
New alliance’s mission: protect air base, support aviation.
New industry alliance seeks to give the South Bay a lift by protecting the local air base..
Irvine-based air public charter operator JetSuiteX announced Wednesday it will start service next month from Hollywood Burbank Airport to San Jose International Airport.
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday unanimously authorized the city’s Olympic bid committee to sign a contract with the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Settlement over Ojai water system boosts American States’ earnings.
Forced sale of water system pumped up second-quarter earnings for American States.
Island airline will begin route in December, ramping up to daily commutes in January.
Hong Kong Airlines wings way to LAX, with an island-L.A. route taking off in December.
The state Supreme Court has decided not to take up an appeal of a lower court ruling that Malibu can’t limit chain stores or force major development projects to be put to a vote of the people.
Long Beach Airport passenger traffic surged 25 percent in June and 47 percent for the first half of the year, airport officials announced Thursday.
UCLA Extension is launching a partnership with Global Alumni, a Madrid-based educational company, aimed at extending its presence and reach in Latin America.
Hong Kong Airlines on Tuesday announced it is launching nonstop flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport on Dec. 18.
AS&F Foundation of South Pasadena has made a $12 million donation to a Pasadena nonprofit that runs an overnight summer camp in the local mountains for people with disabilities.
Business groups in the South Bay have launched the South Bay Aerospace Industry Alliance to support the local aerospace sector and bolster efforts to prevent the closure of Los Angeles Air Force Base.
Some customers are down in the dumps over missed pickups in the city of L.A.’s new franchise system.
$15 million grant for runway work wings way to Long Beach Airport.
Senate mulls plan to raise passenger facility charge; major airlines oppose hike.
Los Angeles International Airport is a step closer to receiving tens of millions of additional dollars each year in passenger fee revenues, just as its multibillion-dollar modernization program has kicked into full gear.
L.A. consumers have turned bearish on the economy as a new local consumer sentiment index from Claremont McKenna College dropped 7 percent during the second quarter.
Long Beach Airport has been awarded a $15.3 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to make improvements to its busiest runway, airport officials announced Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a new complaint against the city of Los Angeles and its defunct redevelopment agency alleging that they failed to provide adequate access for disabled residents for housing projects that received federal funds and then covered up that fact.
The L.A. Olympic bid committee announced Monday that it had reached a deal with the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.
Air quality board moves against metal-finishing plant Lubeco to cut toxic emissions.
MANUFACTURING: Office in O.C. draws Ducommun.
L.A.’s oldest company, Ducommun, relocates to a Santa Ana office near the airport.
DEVELOPMENT: Billings rise again, reach $8.5 billion.
Contractors’ billings remain on a firm foundation as the recovery continues.
Local air quality regulators on Wednesday announced they are seeking an order to reduce emissions of a toxic chemical at Lubeco Inc., a Long Beach metal-finishing plant.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in June from May’s record low 4.4 percent as a seasonal drop in education payrolls offset modest hiring in other sectors.
L.A. County’s total assessed property values rose 6 percent over the past year to a record $1.47 trillion, marking the seventh consecutive year of property value growth, County Assessor Jeffrey Prang announced late Thursday.
Business groups fear city’s plan for affordable housing could price out projects.
Along-contentious battle over development of Santa Monica’s downtown is expected to come to a head this week as the City Council is set to consider a long-term development plan for the area.
LAEDC teams up with community colleges on workforce training program.
ECONOMY: Snap’s entry, Activision’s strength set pace.
A look at the movers on this year’s list of the largest public companies ranked by market capitalization.
The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. will host a new center for workforce training programs as part of a program funded by local community colleges, LAEDC executives and community college officials were set to announce Thursday.
Delta Air Lines announced Monday that it is restoring daily nonstop flight service from Los Angeles International Airport to Mexico City starting Dec. 1 after a 12-year hiatus.
NONPROFIT: Districts mull fee increases, service cuts.
Business improvement districts work to resolve rising labor costs from minimum-wage hikes.
State bill looks to sink Cadiz’s aquifer project with final OK in sight.
State lawmaker’s bill kicks sand at Cadiz’s hopes for final approval of its desert aquifer project.
IOC Votes to Award 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games Simultaneously; Paris and Los Angeles Set to Host
The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday voted unanimously to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games simultaneously, with Paris and Los Angeles as the hosts.