LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
Port-commissioned app to help drivers with Desmond project.
Internet Long Beach port builds bridge to future with app to help navigate traffic during Gerald Desmond work.
Merchants hope auto display will help fuel sales even after event.
Automotive: Ferrari looks to drive shoppers to Beverly Hills’ Rodeo with anniversary-marking car display.
Rock & Brews brings Tegu toys to table as attraction for kids.
Dining: Rock & Brews adds magnetic toy blocks to menu to pull in kids and parents.
Ari Bass was one of many L.A. dads who spent a couple weeks in August driving a van on a family vacation.
News and notes from communities across Los Angeles County
Hinshaw & Culbertson, a Chicago-based law firm, is merging with downtown L.A.-based Barger & Wolen.
Finance: Executives value relationships, experience over big-name business schools.
Finance: Local executives share how relationships and experience paid off more than a big-school business diploma.
Fashion: Guess shares fall; CEO admits latest dresses, jeans unseemly.
Fashion: Denim maker sows trouble on Wall Street after its latest dresses and jeans fail to find fans.
Law: Justin M. Lee allegedly bilked applicants to EB-5 visa program for millions.
Law: Federal agencies move on local attorney for allegedly exploiting immigration program for millions of dollars.
Travel: Bruvion’s service for vacation photographers costs clients $500 a day.
Travel: Bruvion develops picture-taking service where clients pay photographers to join them on vacation.
Apparel: Clover Canyon among local businesses moving into male market.
Apparel: Women-focused clothing companies are looking to fashion new business out of men’s lines.
Technology: Pair of businesses help customers order in therapists.
It’s becoming a lot easier to get a professional massage in Los Angeles.
Last week’s major news from labusinessjournal.com and other sources
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a class-action lawsuit involving 800 Allstate Insurance Co. employees in California may move forward.
Boingo Wireless Chief Executive David Hagan has real connection with racing vintage cars.
Interview: Boingo Wireless’ David Hagan likes to disconnect from running mobile networks by racing cars.
Calendar of Events
Real Estate: DDR reaches deal for Hyatt to handle future property in Pasadena.
A developer with plans to build a hotel on the site of what used to be a Macy’s department store at the Paseo Colorado retail center in Pasadena has signed a major hospitality tenant in advance of construction.
Fashion: Greenberg Glusker’s Jonathan Fitzgarrald goes to great lengths to keep his 6-foot-7-inch frame in tailor-made suits.
Lending: Small Business Administration’s Maria Contreras-Sweet shares how her agency works to bolster employers.
Your Music gives crowdfunders slice of song profits
Your Music cues up a new model for crowdfunding artists offering a slice of profits for small investors.
TAXES: Online business execs fear return of high levies in L.A.
Internet businesses say they rate getting to stay at a lower level of the gross receipts levy.
AUTOMOTIVE: Debt-dragging Enova hopes for reverse merger.
Current problems could mean the end of the road for electric drive-train maker Enova Systems.
FINANCE: Card.com bases debit business around lesser brand names.
Card.com’s debit cards sporting lesser brands are flat-out beating rival offerings tied to bigger names.
Sugar lab lets trio of tenants get creative with confections.
B&K Sugar Arts Lab’s resident treat makers tout their chemistry at a shared space.
Fresh & Easy adds morning fare to draw more customers.
Fresh & Easy looks to wake up sales by offering breakfast items.
Dez White, founder of free ephemeral messaging app Invisible Text, is excited to head to New York this month to kick off her work with the Clinton Global Initiative.
Moonshark, a Century City developer of mobile entertainment apps, has been acquired by Hitcents, a Bowling Green, Ky., mobile game studio.