LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
SPORTS: De La Hoya charts future after ‘fight of century’ fail.
Oscar De La Hoya weighs in with his own plan to win back boxing fans after the Pacquiao-Mayweather flop.
Skillify looks to teach college students how to get foot in doors.
Skillify schools students on the importance of networking and other career builders.
Supplement seller SuppNow is pumped up about the prospects of its vending machines in gyms.
Jay Grossman hopes sales of tray covers lift his charity work.
Dentist Jay Grossman hopes the sale of pockets for airplane tray tables will help cover his charity work.
When Mike McKeever, a senior vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle’s downtown L.A. office, isn’t busy striking real estate deals in L.A’s concrete jungle, he likes to spend time in a real forest.
News and notes from communities across Los Angeles County
K-Swiss Inc., a Westlake Village apparel and footwear company, has acquired One-Distribution, a Fountain Valley skate-inspired apparel and footwear maker, from a group of shareholders including San Mateo private equity firm Bertram Capital.
HEALTH CARE: Medical building owner revamps facility to handle rehabilitation patients of Cedars-Sinai, UCLA.
Medical building owner gets Cedars-Sinai and UCLA to check into its property as a rehabilitation facility.
CLOTHING: Guess raises guidance after surprising analysts with earnings.
Investors find Guess a good fit after the apparel maker beats earnings expectations and up its guidance.
HEALTH CARE: Puma stock falls 25 percent after report of turbulent clinical trial.
Puma stock takes a big dip after its cancer drug only gives a little boost beyond a placebo in a clinical trial.
LENDING: Investment giant teams with Thorofare in pursuit of high yields.
DoubleLine rates Thorofare worthy of a partnership as it as crosses over into bridge loans.
HOSPITALITY: Some water cuts have reduced costs, generated more business.
Some hotels have no reservations over limiting water use as moves have cut costs and boosted business.
REAL ESTATE: Socially conscious impact guides Bobby Turner’s new fund.
Bobby Turner discusses how he homes in on the social impact of his housing investments.
SHIPPING: Icat Logistics credits growth in business for need to take space.
With industrial space at a premium in Los Angeles County, Erik Jolliff can count himself lucky.
GOVERNANCE: Investor makes pitch while picturing Staar in tough position.
An investor in implantable lens maker Staar Surgical Co. is eyeing a seat on the Monrovia firm’s board.
FILM: Brian Wilson insisted biographical tale include local feel, landmarks.
Beach Boys icon Brian Wilson insisted on just one thing when agreeing to have a new movie made about his life: that it be filmed here in Los Angeles.
LENDING: Borrowers can unlock big bucks while still keeping pieces at home.
The capital of media arts is becoming a center for fine arts. Galleries seem to be popping up everywhere from downtown Los Angeles to Venice to West Hollywood.
Calendar of events
ACQUISITION: Buyer pays $34 million for home to Wells Fargo, other tenants.
Pasadena is heating up. In the latest deal to hit the market, Zurich Alternative Asset Management last week sold its office building at 350 W. Colorado Blvd. for $34 million to an unnamed investment group.
A tunnel under Alhambra appears the best way to connect the 710 freeway to the 210, digging L.A. out of some traffic snarls, Charles Crumpley opines.
Leron Gubler fears the minimum-wage hike will put a big hurt on L.A. businesses defined as “small.”
Jeremy Bagott sees the increase leaving land values in a hole.
ECONOMY: Anderson Forecast also says sector hurt by education issues.
Despite the tech sector’s buzz, report says expensive housing and educational issues are curbing growth.
GOVERNMENT: L.A. may stick repair bill on properties.
Property owners would like to curb a city of L.A. proposal to make them pay for sidewalk repairs.
LAW: Late lawyer’s ex-partner not sure he still wants moniker.
Court victory of former Johnnie Cochran partner allows him to use the Cochran name, but now he’s thinking it might not fit.
Security costs, minimum wage drive off fish distributor
Weary of regulations and homeless costs, Prospect Enterprises’ owner is cutting the line to his fish business.