Los Angeles Business Journal

LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

Bad Buzz Hits Charging Firm uBeam Inc

New criticism of its wireless-charging system could hurt uBeam’s connection with investors.

Subscription Box Business Set to Ship Out Again

INTERNET: Need for more space spurs FabFitFun into second move in three years.

FabFitFun is on the move again as its growing subscription lifestyle box business requires a bigger home.

Apple to Drop In Downtown?

REAL ESTATE: Tech giant’s store could be Broadway star.

An Apple store on downtown L.A.’s Broadway could sow the seeds of a retail revival.

Biotech Firm’s Diagnosis: IPO

Patrick Soon-Shiong hopes to nurse a bright future for NantHealth despite a tough market for biotech IPOs.

Bike Maker Adds Chains For Peddling

Durban expands deals with Target, Dick’s for foldable transport.

Durban Bikes aims to ride new distribution deals to more sales for its foldable products.

Couple Gets In Beds With Pricey Sheets

Husband, wife position U.S. production as plus for Authenticity 50.

Couple behind sheet maker Authenticity 50 says there are real advantages to domestic production.

Lively Up Your Office

Jaime Nack, 40, knows how to stay cool. While she now runs two businesses, consults with Fortune 500 companies, and works with Al Gore’s nonprofit Climate Reality Project, she stays true to an early love: reggae.

A Look Ahead: What’s on the agenda for Los Angeles business in the coming week

TECHNOLOGY: Rocketing aerospace industry gives boost to annual expo.

The latest space blockbuster will not take place in a galaxy far, far away. It’s scheduled for next week in Pasadena.

Making Room

SBE’s Sam Nazarian welcomes Morgans’ boutique hotel trio to hospitality empire

SBE’s Sam Nazarian says he had no reservations about acquiring boutique Morgans Hotel Group.

Activewear Line Fashions Home in Santa Monica

APPAREL: Varley to put down permanent roots in city that inspired label.

Londoners Ben and Lara Mead see Santa Monica as a better fit for the HQ of their SoCal-inspired fashion firm.

Drought Concerns Buoy Pool Removal Business

CONSTRUCTION: Owner of S.K. Choppin doesn’t see work drying up soon.

Drought concerns are helping pool demolisher S.K. Choppin make a big splash with homeowners.

Siblings in Documentary Accuse Director of Plot

FILM: Stahls allege project on family’s famous home led to extortion scheme.

Stahl siblings say a documentary on their father’s famous home opened the door to an extortion scheme.

Report: L.A. Not Connecting With Tech Talent

EMPLOYMENT: Findings disputed by some execs who see growing scene.

Los Angeles is at risk of losing its tech wizards, according to a new study.

Defense Lawyers Say ‘Reptile Theory’ Tips Scales

STRATEGY: Method used by plaintiffs’ attorneys to generate jury sympathy.

Defense lawyers who represent businesses in consumer-facing lawsuits are concerned with a new tactic increasingly used by plaintiffs’ attorneys to appeal to jurors’ emotions.

Los Angeles Cues Up New Concert Partnership

MUSIC: Deal with SMG to give city bigger take of events at Greek Theatre.

It’s all change at the Greek Theatre, with the iconic entertainment venue in Griffith Park under new management and showing off a $4 million facelift.

In-Flight Wi-Fi Provider Aims to Take Wing With Remote Communications

Supplying internet access to airplanes, oil rigs, cruise ships, and other far-flung places is a growing business opportunity, according to Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.

Wealthiest Angelenos: Donations Down in Weird Year

Some of L.A.’s Wealthiest Angelenos have elected to hold their fiscal backing in an usually contentious campaign season.

Wealthiest Angelenos: Races Run Up Ads

Competitive contests are expected to fuel record spending levels.

Wealthiest Angelenos: Giving Can Take a Lot of Work

Complicated rules can hamper big donors looking to bankroll candidates.

Wealthiest Angelenos: 4, Sean Parker

Business Journal gives an accounting of L.A.’s biggest fortunes.

Wealthiest Angelenos: 5, John Tu

Business Journal gives an accounting of L.A.’s biggest fortunes.

Wealthiest Angelenos: 6, David Geffen

Business Journal gives an accounting of L.A.’s biggest fortunes.

Wealthiest Angelenos: 7, Sumner Redstone

Business Journal gives an accounting of L.A.’s biggest fortunes.

Wealthiest Angelenos: 8, Tamara Hughes Gustavson

Business Journal gives an accounting of L.A.’s biggest fortunes.

Wealthiest Angelenos: 9, Stewart & Lynda Resnick

Business Journal gives an accounting of L.A.’s biggest fortunes.

Wealthiest Angelenos: 10, Do Won & Jin Sook Chang

Business Journal gives an accounting of L.A.’s biggest fortunes.