LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
INTERNET: Class action filed on behalf of 14-year-old user.
Attorney looks to send a lasting message to Snapchat with a decency lawsuit filed on behalf of a boy.
Duo pours themselves into developing unique take on Absolut Co.’s Our/Vodka.
Steven Ocheltree and Tyler Simmons seek to bottle L.A.’s spirit with their venture for Our/Vodka.
Swirly Celebrations crafts custom characters to cover range of wedding parties.
Swirly Celebrations positions its cake figurines as a top attraction for weddings.
Smart & Final Stores Inc. Chief Executive Dave Hirz marked the Fourth of July making rotisserie chicken. His culinary endeavors weren’t, however, part of a family cookout.
DINING: Restaurant Week has goal to feed business for participating eateries.
Local eateries hope profits will be on the menu during Dine L.A. Restaurant Week, which helps restaurants entice customers with special menus that will take smaller bites out of their wallets.
RETAIL: Ross Fraser goes after former representation for collapse of his Kitson.
Kitson founder Fraser Ross says his former lawyers and chain’s ex-CEO busted his business and cost him millions.
Departed executives allege Hyperloop One working in leadership vacuum.
ENTERTAINMENT: Suit by Blizzard says product hacks cost millions in revenue.
Video-game company Blizzard looks to play rough with developers of hacking mods.
MANUFACTURING: Mattel pitches pricey device for use at home by children.
Toy giant Mattel makes a play for creative kids with pricey 3-D printers to be used at home.
SHIPPING: Employers in drive classification fight give state program a pass.
Trucking firms facing fines over driver misclassification are steering clear of an amnesty program.
TECHNOLOGY: Wolfcom says selection process hurt shot at big business boost.
Wolfcom had hoped to nab the LAPD body camera contract for an image and business boost.
PUBLISHING: Los Angeles hits annual sales high with curious category salutes.
Swimsuits – and ranked lists – sell magazines.
INTERNET: Crackle to run fixed-time commercials with show-related content.
Crackle, a multiplatform streaming service from Sony Entertainment, has implemented a new advertising model designed to keep viewers more engaged during commercials.
L.A. Live has tipped its cap to a new business partner.
Specter of city of L.A. voter initiative that would impose construction restrictions for two years has spurred some property developers to speed up, reposition, or postpone projects.
Fear of a proposed initiative restricting construction projects has real estate firms redrawing their plans for the city of Los Angeles.
Office vacancy rates in Los Angeles County tightened slightly in the second quarter, with rental rates reaching record peaks.
Main submarket events in the second quarter.
Calendar of events
The Neighborhood Integrity Initiative seeking to land on next year’s ballot is laying a weak foundation.
Well-prepared employees remain middle-market companies’ best defense against attacks by hackers.
Michael A. Gold touts informed employees as middle-market firms’ first line of defense against online attacks.
Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs aims to help workers and bosses navigate new minimum-wage rules, writes Brian J. Stiger.
DINING: Sweetfin Poké angles sushi-like dish for mass market.
Co-owners of Sweetfin Poké cooked up the raw fish chain with the goal of scaling up quickly.
CLOTHING: Hale Bob drops calendar for see now, buy now.
Hale Bob has decided it’s time to ditch seasonal apparel rollouts for a see now, buy now approach.
Festival events flesh out beach volleyball series
Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball organizers have spiked the event with added attractions.
PCL Construction renovates restroom for Skid Row institution.
PCL Construction gives, and Los Angeles Mission receives, a new restroom.