Los Angeles Business Journal

LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

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Development Measure Yet to Find Poll Position

REAL ESTATE: Battle over restrictive initiative yields rival claims of support.

The L.A. city election might not be until March, but both sides of the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative battle have released polls showing completely opposite results.

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App-Based, On-Demand Laundry Service Folds

INTERNET: Wash.io shuts down in face of lawsuit over driver classification.

On-demand laundry startup Wash.io Inc. has been hung out to dry.

Cell Service Provider Rings Up $50 Million to Support Growth Plan

West L.A. cellphone service provider FreedomPop scored a $50 million investment last week, which will be funneled toward growing the 5-year-old company’s international presence.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Hitting The Field

Rams’ stadium project in Inglewood joins city teeming with range of real estate developments.

Business Journal spotlights the players fielding projects in Inglewood beyond the football stadium development.

SPECIAL REPORT: Christopher Meany

Business Journal spotlights the players fielding projects in Inglewood beyond the football stadium development.

SPECIAL REPORT: Tim Slattery

Business Journal spotlights the players fielding projects in Inglewood beyond the football stadium development.

SPECIAL REPORT: Amy Forbes, Doug Champion

Business Journal spotlights the players fielding projects in Inglewood beyond the football stadium development.

SPECIAL REPORT: William Shopoff

Business Journal spotlights the players fielding projects in Inglewood beyond the football stadium development.

SPECIAL REPORT: Jim Devine

Business Journal spotlights the players fielding projects in Inglewood beyond the football stadium development.

SPECIAL REPORT: Mia Lehrer

Business Journal spotlights the players fielding projects in Inglewood beyond the football stadium development.

Chinese Developer Bags Golf Course in Malibu

SALE: Shinhan shells out $30 million for property; may tee up residences.

The Malibu Golf Club is finally emerging from the financial muck of the recession.

Pot o’ Gold

Entrepreneurs are seeing green as they anticipate a gold rush with the looming legalization of recreational marijuana.

Los Angeles Magazine May Have to Page New Owner

MEDIA: Parent Emmis may go private and sell print holdings.

Suitor for parent of Los Angeles magazine intends to break up with print publications.

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Paying Price?

DINING: Restaurants hit with lawsuit over health care surcharge.

Price-fixing lawsuit accuses high-end restaurants of cooking up health care surcharge.

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Cyberattacks Click With Criminals

INTERNET: Hospital’s payout may have spurred ransom hacks.

Ransomware attack on medical center may have nursed cybercriminals’ interest in such hacks.

Home-Sharing Disturbs Hotels

Hoteliers and unions team up over their reservations about home-sharing businesses.

Marketer Helps Stars Tap Shine

Hawke Media carves niche by helping celebs launch their business ventures.

Hawke Media helps stars channel celebrity power into their business ventures.

Program Pushes Green Guidance

Nonprofit teaches custodians practices that translate into lower-cost maintenance.

Green Janitor Education Program pitched to building owners as means to save green.

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Events Connect Downtown

Kennedy Wilson broker Justin Weiss, 35, began hosting his No Networking Allowed Young Downtown Party in 2008 for friends working in the area who were bored of networking events that felt like job interviews.

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

SHIPPING: Bankruptcy of Hanjin could hurt tide of cargo at Long Beach port.

Embattled South Korean cargo container carrier Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. should soon know whether it will avoid bankruptcy as it approaches a Sept. 4 deadline for its $1.1 billion liquidity plan.

Threat of Fire Hot Topic for L.A. Cargo Movers

SHIPPING: Blue Cut blaze shutdowns didn’t last long but dry area poses risks.

Rail and freeway shutdowns by the Blue Cut Fire highlighted risks in fire- and quake-prone Los Angeles.

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Immigrant Developer Rebuilt Life in Los Angeles

REAL ESTATE: Late exec Jona Goldrich, 88, found success with apartments.

Developer Goldrich Kest hopes to build on the legacy of late co-founder Jona Goldrich.

Rights Manager Makes Case for Digital Control

INTERNET: BMG wins verdict against ISP Cox for not banning scofflaws.

Rights manager BMG’s legal victory may only court more questions about content control.

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Macy’s Looks to Join Downtown’s Scene at Hip

RETAIL: Chain repositions store for young, educated residents; tourist shoppers.

Macy’s refashions downtown store with eye toward revitalizing chain’s prospects.