LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
REAL ESTATE: City core takes some shine from Silicon Beach.
Real Estate: Software firm Daqri’s lease is another sign downtown L.A. is clicking with tech companies.
TV studios get jump on content for 4K sets
TV: Some studios are channeling their efforts into high-quality 4K visuals in hopes of future adoption of the format.
ENERGY: Panels off as installers fight DWP over lease language.
Energy: Some solar panel customers have been left in the cold as installation companies and the L.A. DWP wrangle over lease language.
ActiveReplay’s Trace tracks moves by outdoor athletes.
ActiveReplay’s Trace tracking device looks to take the spin out of bragged-about moves by surfers and skateboarders.
Call it a temporary return to his youth.
Los Angeles Kings ink deal with tattoo-graffiti artist to spice up merchandise.
Sports: Los Angeles Kings turn to tattoo-graffiti artist Mr. Cartoon to boost the puckish appeal of the team’s merchandise.
Zabi Kator launched firm to fill need for guard services on short-term basis.
Security: Zabi Kator launched Guardnow with short-term service as its brief
News and notes from communities across Los Angeles County
Taking Off: AeroVironment Inc., a Monrovia maker of small aircraft primarily used for reconnaissance, has been selected as the prime contractor by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node Program
MANUFACTURING: Industrial Dynamics brings in private equity firm to help fund expansion of its bottle inspection systems.
Bottle inspection company Industrial Dynamics aims to pull out all the stoppers as it moves into foreign markets
INTERNET: Majority shareholder’s sell-off plan fuels drop in Spark’s stock.
Internet: Investors are just not that into dating site operator Sparks after its largest shareholder plans sell-off
LENDING: Chase No. 1 in number of outposts but its market share declines.
JPMorgan Chase has branched out to have the most L.A. outposts, but still lags bank rivals on deposits
NON-PROFIT: Automotive museum taps former Fox executive to steer effort.
Non-Profit: Petersen Automotive Museum’s new chief marketing officer steers the institution into partnerships with car makers.
Coffee: Upbeat analyst report helps light fire under Farmer Bros.’ stock.
Retail: Disney Store to seek ‘Magical’ returns with week of seasonal sales.
Retail: Disney Store chain looks to light up registers with a weeklong “Black Friday” run
Internet: Global Eagle client Southwest makes ‘gate-to-gate’ connection.
Internet: Global Eagle shares take wing after Southwest Airlines expands its on-plane online service.
Zehner doubles up in Culver City, opens office in New York.
Digital agency Zehner Group has expanded. The Culver City firm more than doubled its local office space and opened an office in New York this month.
INTERNET: LoveRoom’s creator dismisses critics of lodging-dating service.
A few weeks ago, a new lodging-and-dating service announced itself to the online world.
Last week’s major news from labusinessjournal.com and other sources
Historic Building: Santa Monica real estate company MJW Investments has sold the landmark Sears Roebuck & Co. tower in Boyle Heights.
Lease: Fig at 7th signs up shops for Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works.
Downtown Los Angeles will soon make way for lotion and lingerie.
Imagine an industry where many decisions are minute to minute, and where 80 percent of most companies’ revenue is concentrated in fewer than 10 clients.
Big-name investor battle over weight-loss product purveyor Herbalife could be nearing a close.
REAL ESTATE: Area’s older buildings lose pull with sector.
Real Estate: Miracle Mile landlords may need to go to greater lengths to hold on to their media company tenants.
Investment: SEC charges Velocity, owner in Ponzi scheme.
Investment SEC pursues Velocity Investment Group for alleged Ponzi scheme that could be one of L.A.’s largest.
ADVERTISING: Big names move west to work with Silicon Beach.
New-media businesses in Silicon Beach spur wave of migration from East Coast agencies to the West.