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Unusual L.A. incubator hatches restaurants

Pizza maker Paul Hibler is launching the first venture out of an unusual restaurant incubator that he modeled on those of the tech world.

Startup Gets Location-Based Deal With Google

Advertising: NearWoo will sell the Internet giant’s ad space to local businesses.

NearWoo launched its location-based mobile ad platform only four months ago, and it now has 4,000 clients. It may grow again as Google signed on.

Reyes Completes Acquisition of Allied Beverage

Reyes Beverage Group said Friday that it has completed its acquisition of Allied Beverages Inc., a major Southern California beer distributor based in Sylmar.

Live Nation Launches Joint Venture in Taiwan

Live Nation Entertainment Inc. continues to expand in Asia, signing a joint venture agreement with B'In Music International to form Live Nation Taiwan.

K&B and RBZ Merge

Kaufman + Bernstein Inc. in Century City announced Friday that it has merged with West L.A.'s RBZ, one of the largest accounting and business management firms based in Los Angeles County.

Pizza Rev Expands Outside California

Fast-casual pizza chain PizzaRev has signed franchise agreements for more than 20 new outlets in five states.

President Named at Phelps

Marketing and advertising veteran Mike Jackson was named president of Santa Monica marketing agency Phelps on Tuesday.

Business Missing Message on Communication


Business has learned some pricey lessons on the value of communication, writes David Silver

Firm Built Up, Out on Broadened Customer Base

PR: Murphy O’Brien now plans digital arm to help clients connect online.

PR: Murphy O’Brien launches digital arm to get the word out for clients online.

Los Angeles DWP Chief Ron Nichols Resigns

Department of Water and Power head Ron Nichols on Thursday announced his resignation amid growing financial and administrative controversies at the agency.

LegalZoom Decides Against IPO

LegalZoom plans to sell $200 million worth of its privately held shares to an affiliate of a British private equity fund, rather than go public as previously planned, the company said Monday.

Clearlake Capital Merges Two Retail IT Consultancies

Clearlake Capital Group on Monday said that it has acquired outsourced IT retail consultant Tolt Service Group and was merging it with a portfolio company acquired last year.

Extended-Stay Pioneer at Home With Franchising

Hospitality ExecuStay acquisition opened door for Oakwood Worldwide.

Hospitality – Extended-stay pioneer Oakwood Worldwide sees its move into franchising as permanent.

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Ad Space

Agencies home in on Playa Vista

Advertising agencies have shored up Playa Vista as their L.A. industry hub.

L.A. Sues Software Firm Over Alleged Illegal Gambling

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer filed suit Thursday against a computer software developer, accusing it of supplying Internet cafes in Los Angeles with illegal gambling programs.