LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
FUNDING: Class action says Rams owe refunds to about 50,000 season-ticket holders.
St. Louis fans file a class action as they refuse to fold on their rights to seat licenses.
TECHNOLOGY: Devices by Appetize aim to speed up service at sports venues.
Appetize’s point-of-sale devices aim to help venues get a line on their concession stand needs.
Film producer and New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch believes Rams, Los Angeles ready to play ball
Oscar-winning producer and New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch talks how the Rams will play in Los Angeles.
MEDIA: Pulitzer-winning journalist accuses paper of harassment, retaliation.
Lawsuit from ex-staffer attributes departure from Los Angeles Times to harassment and retaliation.
CHILD CARE: Founder of Kangarootime hopes to boost focus on children.
App Kangarootime lets parents get a jump on connecting with teachers and preschools.
INTERNET: Stamps.com’s acquisitions continue to deliver for shareholders.
Stamps.com pursues package deals with the acquisition of shipping services.
TV: Fox’s ‘Pitch’ creates Paramount soundstage for drama on woman player.
Twentieth Century Fox Television’s new series “Pitch” has taken advantage of the California Film Commission’s expanded $65 million tax credit program, but it’s also giving back to the local industry.
SPORTS: Sheppard Mullin trio helped ready pastime to board Summer Games.
The International Olympic Committee announced last week that surfing would be added as a sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
DINING: Tom’s Urban at L.A. Live among eateries to serve Rams on Sunday.
There’s a new game in town, and that means more potential business for sports bars and restaurants that cater to hungry fans.
In a bid to compete with Amazon Web Services, Amazon Inc.’s fast-growing cloud-computing business, Google Inc. has acquired Orbitera for a reported $100 million.
Calendar of events
LEASE: County pushing for major development at Gladstones’ current home.
Beachside seafood restaurant Gladstones in the Pacific Palisades might soon get washed away.
Despite the higher costs of doing business here, Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke sees the value of being in L.A.
Angelenos should look to Brazil’s favelas to see risks of loosening rules, legalizing illegal residential units.
Jeremy Bagott points to Brazil’s favelas as a warning on allowing landlords to skirt laws on residences.
Joel Epstein presents a Pasadena businessman’s plan for narrowing the wage gap.
Could hair care line be washed up after class action?
Stylist Chaz Dean and direct marketer Guthy-Renker face further fallout over hair care products.
REAL ESTATE: Developers tap hipster haven for projects.
Developers hope downtown’s blossoming Arts District works as a home for office properties.
TRANSPORTATION: Skurt helps young users take wheel.
Car rental app Skurt aims to hit the brakes on fees for young drivers.
FASHION: Toni Ko hopes low price point fits with sunglasses.
Former makeup exec Toni Ko sees sunglasses as a ripe sector for her low price-point approach.
Thousand got rolling with healthy response to biking accessory.
Bicycle helmets proved a safe bet on Kickstarter for Thousand founder Gloria Hwang.
Kite & Lightning turns to battling babies to nurture business plan.
Kite & Lightning hopes battling babies deliver as the VR firm’s first video game.
For Will Carter there is nothing much like the mind-clearing effect of a good bike ride.
ENERGY: Breitburn brass could receive millions from bankruptcy judge.
Executives at Breitburn Energy Partners, an L.A. oil and gas exploration partnership that filed for bankruptcy in May, could receive tens of millions of dollars in bonuses under a proposal to be considered in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Aug. 18.
CEO Isaac Larian is game for more time in court to protect MGA’s line of Bratz dolls from Mattel
MGA’s Isaac Larian reveals how a dishwashing job played into his toymaking career.
FOOD: Soylent chief’s ‘housing’ container clash par for eccentric course?
CEO of meal replacement powder Soylent may have thought too outside the box in “housing” container feud.