LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
Courtney Allegra says youth can hamper her being taken seriously.
Teenager Courtney Allegra has already established a beachhead in the world of bikini design.
LA Insider’s package lets customers record trip as TV show star.
LA Insider Tours offers a fictionalized package that will cast customers as stars of a reality TV show.
It feels like Halloween every day for the L.A. composer of creepy Showtime TV horror series “Penny Dreadful.”
News and notes from communities across Los Angeles County
Cherokee Global Brands, a Sherman Oaks brand marketing firm, acquired Irvine’s Flip Flop Shops, a retail chain focused on sandals and other footwear.
LAW: O’Melveny & Myers looks to get new aviation group off ground with lawyers drawn from range of practices.
New group covering range of aviation industry issues takes wing at O’Melveny & Myers.
HEALTH CARE: RadNet’s shares fit for framing after $65.5 million acquisition.
Wall Street likes the look of imaging firm RadNet after acquisition boosts its New York presence.
Bronfman family’s Andrew Hauptman discusses lining up charity backing, new G.M. for struggling pro soccer squad.
Bronfman family’s Andrew Hauptman talks how school charity City Year makes the grade in Los Angeles.
APPAREL: Laird Hamilton launches line despite other brands taking on water.
Laird Hamilton hopes to reverse the tide of the struggling surfwear sector with his new clothing line.
FILM: Record online rush to buy opening-day tickets takes down websites.
Force majeure might now be “Star Wars” fans’ only hope in scoring opening-day tickets to the new sequel.
HOUSING: Brokers blame September dip on families bracing for start of school.
Some analysts chalk up last month’s dip in L.A.’s median home sale price to families gearing back up for school.
SHIPPING: Company’s devices control emissions of crafts docked at ports.
After 10 years of development and testing, Carson’s Advanced Cleanup Technologies Inc. got the green light from the California Air Resources Board to sell its emissions control technology to shipping lines for use on their ocean-faring ships.
AEROSPACE: Wyle to help NASA, astronauts prepare for demands of space trip.
While moviegoers are still abuzz about Matt Damon sci-fi flick “The Martian,” Wyle Laboratories Inc. is helping NASA figure out how to prepare astronauts for real-life flights to the Red Planet.
FOOD: Dunkin’ franchisee hopes to have first of five shops open by Christmas.
Face it, there’s been a hole in downtown Los Angeles for a long while now.
POLITICS: Only one out of 19 anti-business bills made it into law in past term.
Business interests capped a relatively successful year in Sacramento: All but one of the 19 bills the California Chamber of Commerce tagged as “job killers” failed to advance and several business-supported bills were signed into law.
Calendar of events
ACQUISITION: Pair go over average square-foot rate by $10 in $33.5 million deal.
A fund formed by San Francisco real estate investment firm Roxborough Group and Santa Monica investment firm Montana Avenue Capital Partners has reeled in a big one.
The shameless art of blaming your predecessor has Charles Crumpley pointing fingers.
California’s economy not ready to cut ties with fossil fuels in favor of still intermittent technologies.
Ronald Stein writes that the California government shouldn’t do anything more to restrict the fossil fuels that help drive the state’s economy.
Rishi Kapadia praises the incentives that are heating up the solar power market.
LAW: Supreme Court may nix clauses, spurring class actions.
U.S. high court ruling could bind businesses hoping to use arbitration clauses to avoid costly class-action suits.
REAL ESTATE: Beverly Hills balks on L.A.-approved condos.
A builder is finding it borderline impossible to construct a condo project straddling Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
Phone data used to make microloans in Africa
Microlender InVenture believes reviewing its African customers’ phone data gives it a big advantage.
CONSTRUCTION: Will costs sink inventor’s recycle device?
Inventor Garry Sato is plumbing interest in his valve that diverts a home’s greywater into reuse.
Emerald Opportunities smokes out candidates for marijuana jobs.
Where there’s smoke, there’s hire for marijuana industry-focused staffing firm Emerald Opportunities.
Halloween eventgoers must scare up $1,250 to $15,000 for tickets.
Karma International claims partygoers don’t say boo about its Halloween soirees’ high-price tickets.