A quick look at items worth knowing and noting…

Creative industries and diverse professionals come together downtown this week with the 2019 Adcolor Conference. The event runs from Sept. 6-8 at the J.W. Marriott L.A. Live and offers a range of panels aimed at supporting people of color in the tech, advertising, marketing and business communities. A conversation with filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan will be a centerpiece of the conference, which also includes speakers from Facebook Inc., Procter & Gamble Co., Citigroup Inc., Omnicom Group Inc. and Google. Actor and activist Eva Longoria will be honored with the Beacon Award at the event ...

Los Angeles-based education services company InStride Inc. named Ray Mabus as chairman. Mabus is a former Mississippi governor who served as secretary of the Navy during President Barack Obama’s administration ... Chief Executive Vivek Sharma founded InStride as a collaboration between TPG Capital’s The Rise Fund and Arizona State University with the goal of helping employers further the education of their workers ...

Airbnb Inc. is making friends with the unions. Well, at least with Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16. The home-share company is partnering with SoCal Plumbers 911, a network of licensed tradesmen who belong to the union, to offer Airbnb hosts easy access to home repair services. The arrangement even offers hosts $75 off on a service call.

Stacie Olivares-Castain, chief investment officer for downtown-based lender Lendistry, was named to the board of administration for the California Public Employees Retirement System by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Olivares-Castain’s career includes private sector stops at Morgan Stanley and public sector roles at the California Organized Investment Network. Lendistry focuses on small-business owners and underserved communities ...

The Los Angeles Kings’ practice facility, the Toyota Sports Performance Center in El Segundo, is adding a pair of elite sports medicine and injury rehabilitation centers. New on-site clinics run by Keck Medicine of USC and the Meyer Institute of Sport will treat the players and members of the Kings organization as well as local youth teams and people from the surrounding communities.

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