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Union Bank Names New President

Seibly asked to challenge global banks in region

Union Bank, the West Coast retail and commercial banking arm of MUFG Union Bank, has appointed Greg Seibly as president and head of regional banking.

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Brentwood Associates Acquires Parchment Inc.

PE firm buys academic company Parchment

Sawtelle-based private equity firm Brentwood Associates has completed its acquisition of digital academic credentials company Parchment Inc.

Rancho Dominguez Site Secures 3 Leases

BYD, Schultz, Total Safety agree to long-term deals

Three leases totaling 115,000 square feet have been signed for an industrial campus in Rancho Dominguez.

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Developer Gillen Pairs Unvarnished with Side

Former stunt driver revs up luxury brokerage division

Scott Gillen, the former stunt-driver turned director turned developer has launched a luxury brokerage division of his company, Malibu-based Unvarnished Co.

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SKSI Takes Architecture to the Mall

Company may open 200 stores in next three years

SKSI Plans and Permits hopes to make architectural services more accessible to the masses.

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Tinder Boosts Earnings for Parent Match Group

Digital dating service reports a 36% jump in users for 2019

Dating app owner Match Group reported an estimated 16% annual increase in net income in fiscal 2019, due largely to Tinder, its highest-performing subsidiary.

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Driving Diversity

Inclusion initiatives at top talent agencies could help reshape Hollywood

While the rest of Hollywood wrestles with concerns over diversity, the town’s most powerful companies — its leading talent agencies — have already taken steps toward improving inclusion.

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2020 Talent Agencies and Venues Special Report

Talent agencies remain some of Hollywood's most powerful companies

See how talent agencies are evolving to meet new challenges and better serve clients.

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Cruel Summer?

A ‘triple witching hour’ contract crunch looms for Hollywood’s major players

This summer, Hollywood is facing a triple witching hour of contract negotiations, and the industry is bracing for a season of turbulence.

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Dispute Between Agencies, Writers Likely to Continue

Standoff is separate from other labor contracts

The labor dispute over talent agency packaging fees is boiling over, but it sits outside of Hollywood’s triple-witching contracts.

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Bound by Tradition

Thomas Blumenthal I Gearys Beverly Hills

Thomas Blumenthal of Gearys Beverly Hills — which celebrates its 90th year in business this year — favors French cuffs and Charvet ties.

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‘Rare’ Cerritos Multifamily Site Sells for $49 Million

Four Trees apartment complex has 150 units

A 150-unit apartment complex in Cerritos sold for $48.6 million to Palos Verdes Management Co., which purchased the site from a partnership of local investors.

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Float Shuttle Receives DOT Approval

Air commuter service ready to launch routes between La Verne, Hawthorne and Camarillo

After months of delays, L.A.’s first air shuttle service for local commuters received DOT approval Feb. 19.

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Canoo Partners with Hyundai

Torrance-based Canoo will partner with Hyundai Motor Group to develop an electric vehicle platform for Hyundai and Kia models based on its designs.

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GumGum Gains $22 Million

Artificial intelligence and advertising firm GumGum raised a $22 million Series D funding round from existing investors.

Creative Industries Account for 16% of Jobs in LA County: Report

The annual Otis Report on the Creative Economy from Otis College of Art and Design said that creative industries are responsible for more than 16% of jobs in Los Angeles County.

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Top Women in Banking: PATTI A. VOLLMER

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

Patti Vollmer joined American Business Bank in its first year of operation, and her career has grown in tandem with the bank over the last two decades.

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Top Women in Banking: ANGELA UNDERWOOD-JACOBS

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

Angela Underwood-Jacobs, the first African American woman elected to the city council in Lancaster, has established herself as a highly regarded, engaged leader. As a regional manager and seni

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Top Women in Banking: NICOLE D. SWAIN

Nicole Swain is the consummate community banking professional and truly embodies and lives the community bank mantra of “relationship banking.” First Choice Bank has been recognized as a “Super Premier Performance Bank” by the Findley Reports,

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Top Women in Banking: LAVON M. SHORT

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

LaVon Short has more than 40 years of financial services experience. Short began her career with Crocker National Bank and later joined Wells Fargo Bank as a personal banking officer. She was a Branch Manager for 1

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