Los Angeles Business Journal

LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

Dot-Law Owner to Judge Attorneys

Websites ending in dot-com ruled the Internet for a generation.

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Miracle Mile Property Faces Massive Departure

REAL ESTATE: Landlord in talks with big names to help replace media tenants.

Owner of Wilshire Courtyard may not have to go to great lengths to fill coming vacancies at the Miracle Mile property.

Dwindling Traffic Puts Brakes on Site Operator

INTERNET: Demand shares fall amid company refocus on high-quality content.

Wall Street has little call for Demand Media shares after a rough quarter for the website operator.

YouTube Network Looks To Channel TV Calendar

ONLINE: Machinima plans to schedule programming around high-profile events.

Video game-focused Machinima looks to score more viewers by following a TV programming schedule.

Show-Biz Veteran Sees Role for Hollywood in VC

INVESTMENT: Tony Potts plans to tap connections to fund early stage firms.

The lines between Silicon Beach’s vibrant tech scene and the entertainment industry have been blurring for some time, and they’re about to get even fuzzier.

Lender Borrows Former U.S. Chief Exec for Event

TRAINING: Bill Clinton speaks on financial literacy for Banc of California.

If you want to explain economic concepts to everyday Californians, you could do a lot worse than enlisting Bill Clinton.

Real Estate Boom Has Land-Use Practices Rising

DEVELOPMENT: Spate of ground-up projects increases demand for dormant field.

As the local real estate market has improved, local real estate attorneys practicing land-use law are seeing a resurgence in business.

News of the Week

Last week’s major news from labusinessjournal.com and other sources

Toymaker Hasbro Inc. is in advanced talks to buy Glendale’s DreamWorks Animation Inc., sources told the New York Times.

LABJ 100 Fastest Growing Companies

Special Report

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Raising Bar

Protein product maker Quest Nutrition among local standouts quickly bulking up their revenue.

Protein bar maker Quest Nutrition helps lead a field of private L.A. companies with pumped-up revenue.

Fastest Growing Private Companies #1 FUHU INC.

Fastest Growing Private Companies #1 FUHU INC.

Fastest Growing Private Companies #2 ESALON

Fastest Growing Private Companies #2 ESALON

Fastest Growing Private Companies #4 GENZUM LIFE SCIENCES

Fastest Growing Private Companies #4 GENZUM LIFE SCIENCES

Fastest Growing Private Companies #5 ZESTFINANCE

Fastest Growing Private Companies #5 ZESTFINANCE

Fastest Growing Private Companies #6 AUDIOMICRO INC.

Fastest Growing Private Companies #6 AUDIOMICRO INC.

Fastest Growing Private Companies #7 NORIBACHI

Fastest Growing Private Companies #7 NORIBACHI

Fastest Growing Private Companies #8 TONGAL

Fastest Growing Private Companies #8 TONGAL

Fastest Growing Private Companies #9 JUSTFAB INC.

Fastest Growing Private Companies #9 JUSTFAB INC.

Fastest Growing Private Companies #10 TK MEDIA DIRECT

Fastest Growing Private Companies #10 TK MEDIA DIRECT

Tractor Dealer Has Pull

Westrax helps China’s LiuGong break ground in California.

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Screenwriter Homed In On Interior Decoration in Hedder hery and hery

Former writer-actress Meridith Baer made room for herself in home decoration.

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Jeans Maker Buttons Up Manhattan Beach HQ

LEASE: True Religion to exit Vernon, signs deal valued at $45 million.

Jeans and lifestyle company True Religion Apparel Inc. will move its corporate headquarters from a known hub for apparel manufacturing in Los Angeles to the beach – Manhattan Beach.

LAX Doesn’t Fly in Rideshare Era

Linda Moore would like to see ridesharing services take wing at LAX

Singled Out?

Fueled by investors hungry for returns, some single-location businesses are quickly jumping into franchising. So the Business Journal asks:

Would you invest in a franchise of a business that has just a single location?