LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 #2 ESALON
Fastest Growing Private Companies #4 GENZUM LIFE SCIENCES
Fastest Growing Private Companies #5 ZESTFINANCE
Fastest Growing Private Companies #6 AUDIOMICRO INC.
Fastest Growing Private Companies #7 NORIBACHI
Fastest Growing Private Companies #8 TONGAL
Fastest Growing Private Companies #9 JUSTFAB INC.
Fastest Growing Private Companies #10 TK MEDIA DIRECT
Westrax helps China’s LiuGong break ground in California.
Former writer-actress Meridith Baer made room for herself in home decoration.
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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.
Linda Moore would like to see ridesharing services take wing at LAX
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?