LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
FILM: Digital coalition beaming over cost savings for distribution.
Local coalition projects satellite distribution as the cost-saving future for movie houses.
Skywell plays up ties to sci-fi in promoting water condensers.
Skywell taps “Star Wars” references as it hopes to become a force in moisture farming.
Society uses monthly fees to keep prices out of customers’ hair.
Salon Society sees monthly memberships as a shear thing for customers.
Fleurish puts together build-your-bouquet bar to stem expense.
Fleurish serves up DIY bouquet bar to nip flower prices in the bud.
His life might not exactly mirror “Green Acres,” but L.A. native Jerrold “Jerry” Bregman could feel as if he’s starring in a reprise of the old TV show.
News and notes from communities across Los Angeles County
PG Aerospace has signed a seven-year lease renewal worth $6.5 million to stay in Valencia.
LAW: Business booms for attorneys focused on nursing employers through implementation of Obamacare.
Subspecialized attorneys enjoy healthy returns from helping businesses figure out Obamacare.
FINANCE: Green Dot stock rises after signing exclusive deal with retail giant.
Wall Street warmly greets debit-card company Green Dot deepening its ties to Wal-Mart.
investment: Wall Street checks out Smart & Final to tune of $160 million.
Smart & Final became the sixth L.A. IPO this year as more businesses are sold on going public.
REAL ESTATE: $175 million sets new total-dollar high for downtown market this year.
Downtown tower hits high mark this year in $175 million sale.
MEDIA: Register continues on Web after failing to make headlines with arrival.
Los Angeles being a tough market to crack was apparently news to failed paper L.A. Register.
EXHIBITION: Theaters turn to new technology to boost image with couch potatoes.
In an effort to get people off the couch and out of their homes, movie theaters are lifting the curtain on a new technology that boasts a huge, 270-degree panoramic viewing experience.
Last week’s major news from labusinessjournal.com and other sources
Toymaker Hasbro Inc. has announced a partnership with Burbank’s Walt Disney Co. to make Disney princess and “Frozen” dolls starting in 2016, leaving El Segundo toy giant Mattel Inc. out in the cold.
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Upcoming local conventions.
ACQUISITION: SM pays $76.5 million for home to media, entertainment firms.
Beverly Hills real estate company SM Management has purchased the Class A office tower at 6100 Wilshire Blvd. for $76.5 million, about $358 a square foot.
Business Journal gives nod to Bobby Shriver in county supervisor race.
A year after West Hollywood adopted a ban on the sale of fur items, merchants and the city still have questions about its enforcement. So the Business Journal asks:
What do you think of West Hollywood’s fur ban?
Small-business owners say they find themselves working too hard to live with area governments.
Jon Lieber discusses how area governments aren’t working for small-business owners.
Alan Whitman homes in on the value of local ownership of businesses.
West Hollywood fur ban raises hackles, questions
West Hollywood’s fur ban might only be skin deep as city and shop owners remain unsure of its enforcement.
Energy: Long Beach hopes to hold on to business long term.
Long Beach works to pump up its chances of landing the HQ of the offshoot of oil giant Oxy.
government: Yum Yum seeks more dough for seized shop.
Doughnut chain Yum Yum says it was unfairly boxed out by Metro’s seizure of its shop.
Internet: Fullscreen live show reels in marketers, screaming teens.
Fullscreen mounts a live production to help its YouTube stars show their stuff to marketers and fans.
Water back on at Third Street as city weighs conservation options.
Third Street Promenade’s plan to turn off its fountains evaporates over maintenance issues.
Grove facilities look to blow lids off rivals in national contest.
Grove hopes to clean up with its washrooms in a national restroom