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Two Los Angeles assemblymen on Wednesday introduced a bill to ramp up California’s efforts to hold onto film and TV production.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday ordered the city’s planning and building and safety departments to consolidate key functions and take other steps to cut red tape for developers.
Leaders from L.A.’s tech, venture capital and entrepreneur communities and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. on Tuesday announced they will join forces to promote the region as an innovation center and spur job creation.
OP-ED: Local, state leaders must work with L.A., Long Beach ports to battle rising cargo rivals.
SHIPPING: John McLaurin calls on local and state governments to buoy the L.A. and Long Beach ports against competitors.
NON-PROFIT: David A. Schwarz touts the civic value of well-balanced private-public collaboration.
Traffic at the Port of Los Angeles increased 2.5 percent in January compared with the same month last year, according to figures released Friday.
ENERGY: Former oil exec tries to make case to recover billions.
U.S. courts may be powerless to help oil magnate Tiangang Sun recover billions he claims he is owed by China.
The Long Beach City Council has approved an ordinance to raise the pay of airport and Convention Center workers to $13.26 an hour.
Technology: Lin Miao gets family loan to keep incubator alive.
Former executive charged in cellphone scheme is allowed to get line on loan from parents to keep his incubator online.
Entertainment: California agency looks to keep productions.
California Film Commission turns the spotlight on the state’s production advantages with a new magazine.
Bankruptcy: Creditors protest as lawyers, others submit huge bills.
Ezri Namvar’s investors were ripped off when his Ponzi scheme collapsed, and now they say they’re getting shorted again by the professionals in charge of recovering their money.
Department of Water and Power head Ron Nichols on Thursday announced his resignation amid growing financial and administrative controversies at the agency.
The Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council on Tuesday voted to recommend acceptance of a report that a new hangar project would not cause any environmental impacts.
A group of 21 scientists from around the country has told Gov. Jerry Brown that California is on the right track with proposed regulations to allow fracking of the state's shale oil reserves.
Local startups have just been handed a bit of holiday cheer: the state will no longer require security deposits for new businesses in most cases and will refund about $300 million in deposits it’s now holding.