Jenna Chandler

Deputy Editor

Recent Stories

Remembering Eli Broad’s Legacy of Building and Giving

Eli Broad, whose philanthropy elevated L.A.'s standing as a cultural mecca and who amassed a fortune in the homebuilding and insurance industries, has died.

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Boy Smells Lights Up Candle Category With Relevance, Irreverence

Boy Smells' direct-to-consumer candle business is thriving. Its web sales surged by 1,000% in 2020 and account for 75% of the company’s revenue.

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Cleared to Open, Many Indoor Venues Take Slow Approach

Indoor entertainment and sports venues in Los Angeles County may have a green light from the state to reopen to the public on April 15, but it could be a while before many building owners and operators welcome fans back.

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VC Firms Poured $9 Billion Into LA Companies in 2020

Amid one of the most tumultuous years in recent economic history, Los Angeles companies managed to land $9 billion in venture capital funding in 2020.

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As Covid Restrictions Ease in LA, Most Businesses Take Things Slow

Restaurants in Los Angeles County may have the green light to reopen indoor dining rooms at limited capacity.

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The Agency’s Umansky Has a Way With High-End Properties

In an interview with the Business Journal, The Agency's Mauricio Umansky talked about how he has been navigating the pandemic, the benefits of reality TV, competition from Compass and more.

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Small Business Loans: 8 Programs for LA Businesses

For local businesses, there are already plenty of pandemic loans and grants available for the taking, and there’s more on the way.

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LA Cleantech CEO Matt Petersen Is on a Mission to Help the City Go Green

In many ways, Matt Petersen is helping Los Angeles go green.

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CR&A Banners Are Flying High, Despite the Pandemic

For decades, banners created by downtown-based CR&A Custom Inc. have been visible across Los Angeles, from Staples Center to construction barricades for the Westside subway.

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Former Olympian Jeannette Bolden-Pickens Keeps 27th Street Bakery on Track

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Jeanette Bolden, the third-generation owner of 27th Street Bakery in Historic South Central, looks forward to the holiday rush each year.

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