LABJ SPECIAL REPORTS

New Metro CEO Wiggins Helms Nation’s Largest Rail Construction Program

Public transportation veteran Stephanie Wiggins became the first woman and first Black woman to lead the mammoth Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority in May, succeeding Phillip Washington, the agency’s first Black chief executive, who left to lead Denver International Airport.

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Car-Loving LA in Midst of Largest Rail Construction Program in US

Since the middle of the last century, Los Angeles County has been known as the car capital of the world.

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C-Sweet Aims to Help Women Executives Connect in New Ways

C-Sweet is a networking organization designed to help women executives in the C-suite understand the path up the corporate ladder and help women outside the C-suite learn how to advance in.

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Fika Invests in Founders to ‘Solve the Impossible’

At Fika Ventures, founder and General Partner Eva Ho said she invests to impact “the 99%, not the 1%.”

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NAWBO LA Provides Education, Connections

In the 10 years Renee Young has been a business owner, the landscape for women entrepreneurs “hasn’t changed much,” she said.

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Brand Agency’s Tailored Approach Is Paying Off

Public relations firm Brand Agency isn’t yet a household name, but with a client list that includes Amazon Studios, CoverGirl and Guess Inc., 36-year-old founder and Chief Executive Priscila Martinez is working to change that.

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Office Furniture Supplier Aims for Record Year Despite Shipping Delays

Dannine Sheridan is among the many people watching cargo ships idling at the entrance of the port complex these days and wondering which one is carrying that order placed so many weeks ago.

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New Housing Program Targets ‘Missing Middle’

For years, policymakers in Los Angeles County and other pricey regions of California have bemoaned the difficulty of providing housing for middle- income residents.

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LA Office Sublease Market Dips After Covid Boom

After quarters of growth of sublease office space on the market, availability dipped slightly in the third quarter.

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Homeboy Industries’ Social Enterprises Generate Millions in Revenue, Immeasurable Hope

2021 Philanthropy Special Report

For 33 years, Homeboy Industries has turned helping people into a business — and business is good.

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Skid Row Housing Trust Partners to Deliver Long-Term Solutions for Homeless Crisis

2021 Philanthropy Special Report

Since its founding in 1989, Skid Row Housing Trust has helped thousands of people.

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2021 Philanthropy Special Report

The Business Journal looks at partnerships that generate revenue and hope.

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Cedars-Sinai Embraces Flexibility in Roles, Benefits

2021 Largest Employers Special Report

Few of L.A.’s largest private-sector employers have had to deal with as many employment and workplace challenges over the last 18 months as Beverly Grove-based Cedars-Sinai Health System, which runs Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and more than 40 other medical facilities throughout the region.

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Bank of America Plans Expansion in LA Market

2021 Largest Employers Special Report

Bank of America is the largest commercial bank operating in Los Angeles County.

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Allied Universal Struggles to Fill ‘Thousands’ of Security Jobs

2021 Largest Employers Special Report

As the nation’s largest security firm, Orange County and Pennsylvania-based Allied Universal has long been a massive employer both in the L.A. area and globally.

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