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Exercise Chain Execs Weigh In on Dry Cleaning

LAUNDRY: Franchisees look to wash away rivals with $1.99 price point.

Franchisees of local Planet Fitness locations hope to muscle in to dry cleaning at a $1.99 price point.

Care Provider’s Stock Falls On Poor Prognosis

Investors give shares of Molina a poor diagnosis after the managed care provider’s anemic first quarter.

Skydance Media Buys Video Game Firm Workshop Entertainment

Santa Monica production company Skydance Media has acquired Workshop Entertainment Inc., a video game developer based in Marina del Rey, for an undisclosed amount.

Hospitals Split Over Getting ‘D’ in Patient Safety

LABOR: One values input from survey; the other questions methodology.

Watchdog group gives two L.A. hospitals a “D” in patient safety but institutions differ in response.

Life Sciences Group Wants to Live in Los Angeles

BIOTECH: Biocom says its expansion from San Diego won’t crowd local scene.

San Diego’s Biocom sees a healthy opportunity in L.A.’s growing life sciences scene.

Sporting Goods Market Might Draw New Players

RETAIL: Big 5 could face teeming L.A. market with shuttering of Sport Chalet.

Sport Chalet’s closure might not end up opening the field that much for rival sporting goods chain Big 5.

Direction Of Tour Business Not in Doubt

Mystery Trip positions surprise destinations as bonding experiences.

Mystery Trip knows where it’s going when it comes to workplace-bonding expeditions for corporate clients.

Landlords Might Butt In On Smoking by Renters

REAL ESTATE: Campaign aims to instruct city of L.A. property owners on rules.

New campaign aims to educate city of L.A. landlords on their right to snuff out tenant smoking.

Accelator Aims to Boost Medical Startups’ Pulse

HEALTH CARE: Venture by Cedars, Techstars to focus on industry innovations.

Cedars-Sinai launches accelerator with Techstars to nurse medical sector-focused startups.

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Roskis give $25 million to USC Eye Institute

Gayle and Edward Roski have made a $25 million gift to endow and name the Eye Institute at USC’s Keck School of Medicine school, the university announced Tuesday.

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