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Riding Wave In Men’s Grooming

Byrd Hairdo hopes to get surfers on board with pomade line.Pro surfer Chase Wilson has taken the plunge on water-resistant hair-styling products.

By Jonathan Polakoff August 18, 2014 midnight   $$ Share

Public Utilities Commission Fines Edison $24.5 Million

The California Public Utilities Commission announced Thursday that it has fined utility giant Southern California Edison $24.5 million for violations involving two 2011 incidents that left three people dead and more than 400,000 without power for as long as eight days.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Expanding to Japan

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, which has its main offices in Los Angeles, on Monday announced plans to open its first stores in Japan by the end of the year.

Ensign Group Buys Angeles Home Health Care

The Ensign Group of Irvine has purchased Angeles Home Health Care of Los Angeles for an undisclosed amount.

Merger Creates Beverly Hills Law Firm

A new law firm called Tepper & Takvoryan was formed by a merger between a Beverly Hills firm and another in Glendale.

VCA Inc. Beats Expectations

L.A. animal health care company VCA Inc. reported earnings on Thursday that beat analysts’ expectations.

Scripps Ends Talks With USC

Talks have broken off regarding an acquisition of Scripps Research Institute of La Jolla by USC or a merger or partnership between the two.

Harbor Truckers Go On Strike

Hundreds of truckers who work at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike on Monday to protest what they called unfair labor practices.

Study: Hotel Wage Hike Could Hurt City

Raising L.A. hospitality workers’ minimum pay above $15 may burden the local hotel industry to the point of causing a loss of tax revenue for the city, according to a study released Thursday.

USC in Talks With Scripps

The University of Southern California is in talks to form a relationship with the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, USC and Scripps said Tuesday in a joint statement.

West Hollywood Hospitality Firm Acquired

A Las Vegas hospitality firm has acquired a majority stake of West Hollywood hospitality firm H.Wood Group.

Barrack Donates $15 million to USC Marshall School

L.A. private equity billionaire Thomas Barrack has donated $15 million to the university’s Marshall School of Business, the university announced Tuesday.

Grocery Chain Says Workers Trying to Decertify Union

The owners of the El Super grocery chain said that even as some workers were on the picket line, others are trying to decertify the union.

Grocery Workers Ratify Contract

The grocery workers’ union has ratified two-year labor agreements for 60,000 employees at Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons supermarkets, the union announced Friday.

El Super Workers Picketing

Workers at an El Super grocery store in East Los Angeles picketed Thursday in what could be a prelude to a strike at a handful of the chain’s locations.

Grocers, Union Reach Tentative Deal

Three major grocery store chains and the union representing Southern California grocery workers have reached a tentative deal for a new contract, both sides have announced.