Matthew Blake

Reporter (Media/Entertainment)

Phone: 323-549-5225

Recent Stories

Molina’s Pacific 6 to Finance New Long Beach Publication

Long Beach millionaire John Molina’s new company, Pacific 6, will finance a Long Beach publication dedicated to local news that will directly compete with the Long Beach Press-Telegram, and employ the Press-Telegram’s three recently departed editorial employees.


Founder and Chief Executive, Anastasia Beverly Hills

No other entrepreneur was so singularly focused on eyebrows – much less made millions of dollars from them – before Anastasia Soare started out on her American dream.

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Saban Brands Plans Layoffs Following Hasbro Acquisition

Saban Brands LLC, owner of the Power Rangers and other entertainment properties, announced the layoff of 60 employees as Hasbro Inc. is set to buy the company.

UPDATED: Long Beach Press-Telegram Down to One Reporter; Departing Staff Plan New Pub

The company says it has a 'larger network' of journalists covering Long Beach

The Long Beach Press-Telegram is down to one reporter after three staff members quit May 21 to start their own Long Beach publication, the latest sign of instability at Southern California newspapers owned by Denver’s Digital First Media.

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L.A.’s Creative Economy Sees Jobs Increase, Impact on Region’s Economy Slip

Otis report finds $451 billion in economic output statewide

The creative economy, which includes entertainment and digital media, generates about $451 billion in economic output in California, according to a recent report, which found that the creative sector’s impact on the overall economic output in the Los Angeles region has slipped in recent years.

Musk’s L.A. Play

Plans for SpaceX, Boring Co. call for new role in public sphere

No. 2 Elon Musk is testing his influence on local government.

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LA Weekly Moves Downtown

LA Weekly has moved to 724 Spring St. in downtown amid questions about the newspaper’s financial future.

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Updated: Redstone Loses Voting Control Following CBS Board Meeting

Move Follows Block of CBS’s Temporary Restraining Order Against Redstone

CBS shareholders voted to strip Sumner Redstone’s voting control of the company on May 17.

Banc of California Stadium to Expand Entertainment Offerings

Banc of California stadium hired Adam Friedman to run a new entertainment division, according to a May 16 announcement by Tom Penn, president of LAFC Sports, which owns the city’s Major League Soccer team.

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Spanish Digital Agency H Code Signs Deal With El Salvador Outfit

H Code Media, a digital advertising company for the U.S. Hispanic market, announced May 15 a partnership deal with La Prensa Grafica, a more than 100-year-old publishing company in El Salvador with multiple websites.

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