LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

New Coffee Brands Bring the Heat

BEVERAGES: Roasters blend innovation, ambition

Third-wave coffee roasters jolt L.A.’s competitive coffee market.

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Lawyer Up

Neville Johnson stares down entertainment’s power players

Entertainment lawyer Neville Johnson talks Netflix, how musicians make money and Richard Simmons.

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Record Revenues for B. Riley Drive Up Stock

FINANCE: Acquisitions, liquidation of apparel stores contribute to gains.

FINANCE: Acquisitions, liquidation of apparel stores contribute to gains.

OnRobot's Human-Like Grippers Open Up Big Possibilities

OnRobot looks to grab opportunities on Earth — and beyond

OnRobot Inc. is working to develop grippers for industrial robots that mimic human abilities.

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Snack Brand Gobbled Up

FOOD: Quest Nutrition sells for $1B to Colorado company

Colorado-based Simply Good Foods Co. makes a deal to acquire El Segundo’s Quest Nutrition for $1 billion.

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Acquisition Binge Reshapes Tetra Tech

ENGINEERING: Firm shifts to high-margin lines

Tetra Tech Inc. has quietly gone on an acquisition spree over the last two years.

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CAA Scores for Athletes

SPORTS: Agency sets pace through off-the-court deals

Century City-based Creative Artists Agency is dominating the business of representing athletes.

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A Diverse Lineup

Goings-on in L.A.’s business community.

Staying Power

Investors are buying modest hotels but holding onto trophy properties

HOTELS A rising number of smaller, modest hotels in Los Angeles changed hands in the first half of this year.

AECOM Extends Nuclear Cleanup

Venture secures $725M for work at Hanford site

ENVIRONMENT A joint venture led by AECOM secured a $725 million one-year contract extension to treat radioactive waste.

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Final Homes for Sale in Playa Vista

Houses in Silicon Beach centerpiece start at $3.1M

RESIDENTIAL Homes at Taylor Morrison Inc.’s new Playa Vista development are now on the market.

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Water Wise

Seth Maxwell I Thirst Project

Seth Maxwell of the Thirst Project takes the water crisis seriously — his work attire less so.

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New Dawn For 6AM Site in LA?

SunCal Project Inks Trade Agreement

There are signs of life for a high-profile downtown Los Angeles project being overseen by Irvine’s SunCal Cos.

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The Good Fight

Jaime Davila I Campanario Entertainment

Jaime Davila likes things to be utilitarian — and also beautiful.

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A STEADY RISE

Special Report: Big Employers

LA County’s top employers made modest payroll gains in the last 12 months

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Allied Universal Renews Focus on LA Market

Special Report: Big Employers

Security firm expands local presence through a series of acquisitions

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Strong Second Quarter for Downtown Market

Arts District gains drive higher net absorption rates

Arts District gains drive higher net absorption rates

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LA Looks to Manage Properties

Proposed nonprofit would identify opportunities for city

Proposed nonprofit would identify opportunities for city

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Port Offers Shippers Cash Incentive

LA Program helps boost cargo volume and fees

LA Program helps boost cargo volume and fees

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Echo Fox Faces Leadership Clashes

Sale of tournament slot prompts infighting

Sale of tournament slot prompts infighting

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Mall Makeovers

LA shopping centers enjoy a resurgence thanks to pricey renovations, food upgrades

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To Your Health

Like a proverbial Gordian knot, health care perplexes both businesses and communities.

Signs of Change at Riot

GAMING: Action against Echo Fox sends a ‘message’

GAMING: Action against Echo Fox sends a ‘message’

Aerospace Property Soars

REAL ESTATE: Fresh uses for older manufacturing sites

REAL ESTATE: Fresh uses for older manufacturing sites

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Fire Doesn’t Burn UMG

ENTERTAINMENT: Label sees lift from digital music

ENTERTAINMENT: Label sees lift from digital music

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CAN DO SPIRITS

Premixed cocktails, hard seltzers gaining on beer’s dominance

Premixed cocktails, hard seltzers gaining on beer’s dominance

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