LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
News and notes from communities across Los Angeles County
An affiliated fund of Santa Monica buyout firm HandsOn3 has acquired BancTec Inc., a Dallas provider of business outsourcing services.
Last week’s major news from labusinessjournal.com and other sources
Burbank’s Walt Disney Co. last week began offering 400 movie titles through new cloud-based streaming service Disney Movies Anywhere.
Calendar of Upcoming events.
Blow adapts liquid vapor technology to create e-hookah.
SMOKING: E-cig maker Blow doubles down on vapor business with its e-hookah built for two.
Jamie Montgomery sells bank but holds on to its conference.
INVESTMENT: Jamie Montgomery found it too tough to break connections with his former bank’s tech conference.
Marketing firm Makai renames luger after underwear sponsor.
MARKETING: Makai firm scores big in Sochi with an Olympics luger renamed for an underwear maker.
A few weeks ago, Ray Adamyk, 52, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a historic home in La Verne that his Pomona company, Spectra Co., worked to renovate and restore.
sports: AEG plays hardball after former execs team up with rival.
SPORTS: AEG claims that a competitor and departed exec are making a play for its employees.
REAL ESTATE: Developer Jerry Snyder is preparing to go the distance on a new office tower for Miracle Mile.
EVENTS: Multiplying comic cons spar for world domination.
EVENTS: Wizard World hopes celebrities can continue to work their magic and boost interest in its comic cons.
PR: Casey & Sayre’s new digs include studio to produce ‘branded journalism’ videos that promote companies, products.
PR: Casey & Sayre literally makes news with branded journalism, stories crafted to promote companies.
HOSPITALITY: Project by Sonnenblick would be first built in city in six years.
HOSPITALITY: Sonnenblick Development hopes to check into Beverly Hills to build the city’s first new hotel in six years.
ENERGY: Businesses push SCE for better planning and off-peak-hour scheduling.
ENERGY: Business owners see red over blackouts for Southern California Edison’s grid maintenance.
MUSIC: Nederlander’s plan for Santa Monica venue now faces competition.
ENTERTAINMENT: Competition for revival of Santa Monica Civic Auditorium rocks plans of concert promoter Nerderlander.
FILM: Olmos Kontakto aims to tap growing audience with first movie, ‘Asher.’
As the audience for Latino entertainment grows, two Hollywood managers with Latino clients have joined forces to make a bigger impact in the film industry and are preparing to go into production on their first movie.
INVESTMENT: Trevor Saliba sees opening for licensed operator as money pours in.
Foreigners who put money into American enterprises in exchange for green cards through the federal EB-5 visa program have enjoyed the same protections from scammers that safeguard other investors.
EXPANSION: Adform to rely on stable of Euro clients to power up U.S. business.
Danish digital advertising company Adform announced the opening of its U.S. offices last week, one in New York and the other in Westwood.
ACQUISITION: Shorewood buy offers Herman Group access to wealthy clients.
South Bay residential real estate brokerage Shorewood Realtors Inc. has been acquired by Denver real estate holding company Herman Group for an undisclosed price.
GOVERNMENT: Natalie Blanning wants the Los Angeles City Council to butt out of the e-cigarette business. 34
“Jamzilla” hit last month when several lanes of the 405 were shut down between the 10 and the 101, the latest closure in a construction project that is supposed to ease traffic. So the Business Journa
“Jamzilla” hit last month when several lanes of the 405 were shut down between the 10 and the 101, the latest closure in a construction project that is supposed to ease traffic.
AGRICULTURE: Proposals to reroute water from farms ignore economic and food benefits to Angelenos.
AGRICULTURE: Tom Bellamore warns California will be sowing more trouble if it cuts off water to farmers.
TV: Customers are right to be clicked off at their dwindling cable options, according to Warren Grimes.
Making Her Mark In America
When Sunnie S. Kim left South Korea in 1974, it was a society that would have locked her out of nearly any career.
I arrived in Los Angeles for a better way of life, opportunity and education for my family– especially my two daughters and son.