LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
TECHNOLOGY: Kind Financial aims to keep pot firms compliant.
Kind Financial switched focus to also put money on pot tracing and tracking software.
MEDIA: Breitbart soars by taking swing at mainstream news.
Breitbart News Network has scored with liberal servings of conservative-minded news and analysis.
EDUCATION: Rule changes make it harder to pass muster.
Some for-profit schools shutter after failing to make the grade under new financial aid rules.
Panda Express parent introduces Uncle Tetsu to family of chains
Panda Restaurant Group hopes to find a sweet spot stateside for Japanese cheesecake chain Uncle Tetsu
Trade group pumped about prognosis for local industry’s future.
Trade group California Life Sciences Association pursues healthy returns at a new L.A. outpost.
Every day for the last two years, Nimish Patel has poured over both The New York Times and Los Angeles Times crossword puzzles, turning to his teenage son and daughter for help with the clues he can’t quite get.
APPAREL: Fashion Market tailors events to put focus on business for attendees.
Apparel designers and retail buyers will descend on downtown’s Fashion District on Oct. 17 to scope out upcoming trends for the spring 2017 season and place orders to stock their stores accordingly.
ArbiClaims pitches speedy online deliberation as alternative to state’s crowded courtrooms
ArbiClaims believes it has settled on a successful strategy in providing speedy online arbitration
REAL ESTATE: Residential plan could drive up cost for Onni to $115 million.
Onni Group might shell out more to move Times Mirror building into residential use.
Pasadena may tune into streaming video services such as Hulu as a source of tax revenue.
ENERGY: Tesla’s batteries drive SoCal Edison’s plan for Mira Loma facility.
Tesla’s battery plant for SoCal Edison is part of a wider industry push to put more into storage.
TECHNOLOGY: Campus to offer 60,000 square feet to eco-conscious businesses.
New incubator hopes to egg on green businesses.
BEAUTY: Michael Elliot’s Hammer & Nails buffs up service for male clientele.
Dudes across the country will now have their very own man cave-like space to get a manicure and pedicure.
EXPANSION: Munger hires Donald Verrilli Jr. to run the firm’s third outpost.
For more than a half-century, downtown’s Munger Tolles & Olson has defied the geographic expansion that many of the firm’s big law competitors used as a mechanism for growth.
Russian firm’s bid forrocket launcher comes under fire
Russian private aviation holding company CJSC S7 Group’s purchase of Sea Launch, a rocket launch company that operates out of the Port of Long Beach, is making waves in the Southern California aerospace industry, with a legal challenge by the Boeing Co. and concerns about the Russian company’s involvement.
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ACQUISITION: Deal grows KLM’s landlord presence at Third Street Promenade.
The sleek storefront that is home to Tesla Motors Inc.’s showroom on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade has sold for about $15.6 million, or roughly $5,200 a square foot, to the same company that purchased the Promenade’s Apple store in 2014.
Three habits seem to portend a long and productive life. The fourth key may be harder to grasp.
Larry Turman has produced 40 feature films and directed two during his career in Hollywood, and he’s also executive produced a number of projects for television.
Maryanne Hayashi’s Central City Action Committee has offered kids from low-income families in Echo Park homework tutoring and job training, and brought them on field trips for about 45 years.
Dion Neutra has spent 85 of his nearly 90 years in Silver Lake.
Jose-Luis Saavedra founded Tapatio Foods in 1971, creating the recipe for the famous Tapatio hot sauce and selling it internationally.
Howard Ruby invented the corporate housing industry by launching Oakwood in 1968 after completing several other niche residential projects earlier that decade, including the South Bay Clubs for singles.
Jaime Jarrín, the “Spanish voice of the Dodgers,” is one of the most recognizable voices in all of Spanish-language broadcasting.
St. Vincent Meals on Wheels began with a pot of stew cooked by Sister Alice Marie Quinn for more than 80 senior citizens one night in 1977 while she was working in St. Vincent Medical Center’s dietary department.