LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

Health Care Special Report

The market for health care in the Southland has never been more robust.

Making His Mark

Related California’s Bill Witte continues to guide iconic projects

Related California’s Bill Witte, one of the largest developers of multifamily housing in L.A., weighs in on L.A. real estate, affordable housing and more.

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Bank Branches Change It Up

LA sets the pace for new customer experiences

To keep up with changing customer needs, L.A. banks have had to ramp up investment in technology and offer a new kind of customer experience.

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Activision Answers ‘Call’

Company retools esports league, seeks revenue

After shutting down an existing esports league, Activision Blizzard Inc. is betting big on a new league that will begin its inaugural season Jan 24.

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Body Data Firm Digs Deep

Biostrap offers consumers ‘Fitbit on steroids’

Biostrip's body data collection device provides in-depth monitoring that passes clinical muster.

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The Names Game

Read this week's column from Los Angeles Business Journal Editor Scott Robson for goings-on in L.A.'s business community.

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2020 Philanthropy Special Report

Innovative L.A. companies and dedicated business leaders are at the forefront of the city's substantial philanthropic efforts.

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The Problem Solver

When it comes to his community, low-key Anthony Pritzker is highly engaged

Anthony Pritzker shares his approach to philanthropy, which combines business with financial giving and a considerable amount of engagement.

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A Giving Mood

Innovative local companies embrace volunteerism to connect with workers and their communities

Businesses taking note of employees' benefits preferences are embracing social responsibility programs to boost recruitment, retention and productivity.

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Platinum Equity Closes $10B Megafund

Private equity firm attracts more than 250 investors for latest offering

Beverly Hills-based private equity firm Platinum Equity has raised $10 billion for its latest flagship fund.

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Healthy Returns

Arrowhead, Fulgent drove a strong 2019 for L.A. stocks

Last year was a good one for the stock market, and Los Angeles-area companies rode the wave.

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LA Companies Turn Heads at CES

Quibi streaming slate, Ring gear and Hyundai flying cars generate buzz

From ambitious streaming services to fantastical flying cars, Los Angeles companies demonstrated innovative concepts in droves last week in Las Vegas at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show.

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Verity to Close LA’s Oldest Hospital

Debt-laden St. Vincent dates to 1856

El Segundo-based hospital operator Verity Health System will close St. Vincent Medical Center in Westlake — the oldest continuously operating hospital in Los Angeles — at the end of January.

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MedMen Sells More Assets

Retailer ramps up efforts to raise $74 million

Culver City-based cannabis retailer MedMen Enterprises Inc. is continuing its aggressive push to implement its restructuring plan in light of large losses.

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AECOM May Lose After $10B Win

Revenue from Hanford could go to PE firms

Century City-based infrastructure giant AECOM last month landed one of its largest contracts. But the company may see little to no revenue from the deal.

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EPA Taps Tetra Tech

Agency awards $21M for water quality study

Tetra Tech Inc., the Pasadena-based engineering and consulting firm, will assess and manage threats to water quality under a $21 million, five-year contract from the EPA.

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Trader Joe’s Cuts ‘Two Buck’ Price

Grocer reduces costs, passes along savings

Trader Joe’s Co.’s Charles Shaw wine is living up to its Two Buck Chuck nickname again, at least in California.

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Glasswerks Buys NWI

Deal for Seattle company expected to boost capacity

Glasswerks, a Southgate-based glass fabricator, acquired Seattle-based Northwestern Industries Inc.

Optimus Adds to BH Portfolio

Company pays $15 million for Golden Triangle site

Optimus Properties is betting bigger on Beverly Hills’ famed Golden Triangle with the purchase of another building.

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Vella Group Focuses on LA Opportunities

New York company targets Arts District, Hawthorne

Zach Vella, the principal of New York-based Vella Group, is shifting his real estate investment buying focus to the L.A. market where, he says, big New York firms now largely fear to tread.

Bliss Point Relocates in Santa Monica

Ad firm secures lease for 10,500 square feet

Video advertising firm Bliss Point Media signed a lease for 10,500 square feet in downtown Santa Monica.

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Mall Maven

Najla Kayyem I Pacific Retail Capital Partners

Najla Kayyem of Pacific Retail Capital Partners is frank and fashionable.

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Coming Soon: What’s Underway for Hollywood Park Complex

As the giant stadium superstructure nearing completion in Inglewood, Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s real estate development company is also hard at work on the surrounding 280-acre retail and entertainment complex.

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Hollywood Biz Managers Rally

NY Giant Snaps Up Niche Boutiques

Hollywood’s independent business manager shops compete with New York-based behemoth Focus Financial Partners.

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LA Companies Feeling Blue

Style brands embrace ‘color of the year’

Classic Blue is the new black. At least this year.

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Special Report: Businesses Moving Boldly into the New Year

2020 Year-Ahead Preview

These are the key companies, trends and topics to watch in 2020.

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Market Price

Read this week's column from Los Angeles Business Journal Editor Scott Robson for goings-on in L.A.'s business community.

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