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Avalon Freight Services Sets Sail April 1

Avalon Freight Services, a new firm formed from a partnership between Los Angeles passenger ferry company Catalina Express and Seattle tug and barge operator Harley Marine, announced the April 1 debut of their freight services on Wednesday.

After LAUSD Closure, Local Firms Open Up to Kids

Local businesses on Tuesday responded quickly to the unexpected closing of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Restaurants offered free lunches to students, museums waived admission fees, and businesses opened their doors to kids as employees woke up to a morning in flux.

Manatt Phelps Named Top Firm for Music Law

West L.A. law firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips was crowned Monday as the 2016 “law firm of the year” for music law by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

UCLA Tops Business School Rankings Locally

Three local business schools made Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2015 ranking of “Best Business Schools.”

Cadiz Responds to Criticism as Stock Continues Plunge

In a bid to counter a deluge of criticism following news of a key adverse ruling this week, Los Angeles water marketer Cadiz Inc. issued a statement Friday morning attempting to get its side of the story out.

L.A. Business Schools Rank on Forbes List

Three local business schools made Forbes’ 2015 ranking of M.B.A. programs, now in its ninth year

Donald Sterling Files for Divorce

Donald Sterling, the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, filed for a divorce from his estranged wife, Shelly, on Wednesday.

Cal State L.A. Opening Downtown Campus

Cal State Los Angeles is opening a campus in downtown Los Angeles, having signed a 10-year lease late last month for 21,000 square feet at 801 S. Grand Ave. in the Financial District.

Law Firms MS&K, Richardson & Patel to Merge This Week

West L.A. law firm Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp – among the largest law firms in Los Angeles County – will join forces with Westwood’s Richardson & Patel later this week, the firms announced Monday.

Feds Step in To Halt Bahia Emerald Transfer

The years-long saga of Bahia emerald, the world’s largest, took another dramatic turn Thursday when a federal judge in Washington, D.C., approved a request from the Department of Justice preventing anyone from removing the gem from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, where it has been housed in an undisclosed location since 2008.

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Work/Life Balance: Antonia Lofaso

The restaurateur and former ‘Top Chef’ contestant on being a single parent, facing your fears and what it means to be a mentor.

Antonia Lofaso is living her dreams.

On Assignment Closes Acquisition of Creative Circle

Staffing firm On Assignment Inc. has closed its acquisition of Creative Circle LLC, a digital marketing and advertising staffing company, in a deal valued at $570 million.

LegalZoom Alleges Federal Antitrust Violations

LegalZoom.com Inc. has sued the North Carolina State Bar Association, accusing the professional organization of violating federal antitrust laws by trying to prevent the company from selling its legal services plan in the state.

Marshall School Namesake Dies at 95

Gordon Marshall, the founder of electronics giant Marshall Industries and a University of Southern California trustee for whom the institution’s business school was named, died Tuesday in Pasadena at the age of 95.

Thursday Rundown: Monster Props For Sale, Big Bang Launches Scholarship

Hollywood Creatures Under the Hammer Special effects icon Rick Baker will tomorrow auction off memorabilia from a storied Hollywood career which has brought him seven Academy Awards.