LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
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Development: Billions of dollars in projects are building up L.A.’s downtown and Southern California’s economy
Lease: Deal between UCLA, Cedars marks revival of medical market.
A major lease deal co-signed by longtime medical rivals Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Health System last week might indicate that the health care real estate market is back on track after years of uncertainty.
Dining: Hiroyuki Naruke hopes to scale L.A.’s sushi scene after tsunami fallout hurt business at his Tokyo restaurant.
Left Shoe’s 3-D scanner helps store’s customers step into customized fit
Footwear: Left Shoe steps up its service with a 3-D scanner process that creates a custom fit
Shannon Kelly, 28, and her husband, Sean, 30, like to get together Sunday evenings to compare their busy schedules of after-work events for the week.
Logistics: Lane-clogging events such as the Rose Parade and transporting the space shuttle drive business for Traffic Management.
Logistics: Lane-closing events such as the Rose Parade have put traffic manager TMI on the road to success.
Energy: SolarReserve digs chance to power up Australian miners.
Energy: SolarReserve sees Australian mining companies as a shining opportunity for growth.
Radio: CBS’ Dan Kearney to maintain ad sales model, tweak K-Earth and Wave.
Radio: CBS has cued up another L.A. executive to try and cut into Clear Channel stations’ ratings.
News and notes from communities across Los Angeles County
Taking Off: Ducommun Inc., a Carson aerospace and defense manufacturer, has received a multiyear contract from Parker Aerospace to produce circuit board assemblies for use in the fuel management system of Airbus A350 aircraft.
Advertising: Airpush purchases Hubbl to tap data-tracking technology.
Airpush makes a move in the native ad mobile market with pickup of data tracker Hubbl
Internet: Docstoc takes small-business focus to new parent Intuit.
Internet: Online document provider Docstoc signs paperwork to be acquired by financial software company Intuit.
Retail: John Dawson to take CEO position at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
Retail: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf serves up doughnut veteran John Dawson as its new chief executive.
Expansion: Seaside Luxe to add four resort shops before close of December.
Seaside Luxe, an operator of resort boutiques, is wrapping up the year with a rush of openings.
Marketing: Campaign by Unified Grocers to include digital element.
Unified Grocers Inc., a Commerce wholesaler serving independent grocery stores, is expanding its marketing to Hispanics, including a digital campaign.
Last week’s major news from labusinessjournal.com and other sources
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched a Falcon 9 rocket to deploy its first commercial communications satellite into an orbit high above Earth after lifting off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
TV: GSN turns to court to salvage offer for mobile bingo business.
TV: Game Show Network’s pursuit of mobile gaming company Bash ends up in court.
Technology: BLife joins field looking to get human mind in shape
Technology: Software developers head in a new direction with products to develop people’s brains.
Internet: Tinder gets serious about moving beyond romance.
When it launched last year, Tinder Inc. was just another dating app trying to score at local college campuses. But since then, the West Hollywood startup has vaulted into the pop culture lexicon.
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INTERVIEW: Manatt Phelps’ George Kieffer has made time for civic affairs and music while working at the law firm for four decades.
Power broker and Manatt Phelps & Phillips Partner George Kieffer makes sure to spend some of his playtime at the piano.
Lola Getts puts twist on Lululemon pants flap by touting plus-size wear
Lululemon’s CEO recently dissed wearers of plus-sized yoga pants, but Lola Getts rolls out the welcome mat for them.
Firm with Manila office pitches in to raise funds for Philippines
Philanthropy: Bryce Maddock raises funds for typhoon-hit Philippines, where his outsourcing company has offices.