The San Fernando Valley showed some incremental improvement in the quarter as tenants taking advantage of the still weak market signed leases that locked in low rents.
Website founder hopes his Meals With Mentors finds seat at table.
Website Meals With Mentors looks to provide young people with food for thought.
Santa Monica web firm Savings.com won’t discount value of new ownership by Cox Media.
Valpak distributor Cox hopes to click with more deal hunters thanks to its acquisition of Savings.com.
Digital postal service company Zumbox has closed a $10.6 million funding round, bringing its total raised to date to $28 million.
Wireless network manufacturer Xirrus Inc. said that it has raised $18.4 million in venture capital funding.
INTERNET: Plan A Drink sees Westernizing India as ripe for wooing.
News & Analysis: When mobile group-dating service Plan A Drink launched four months ago, the company was focused on the U.S. market.
INTERNET: Project with Equus to ease delivery of movies to customers.
News & Analysis: Customers of Netflix Inc. are downloading more and more movies.
Startup LP Mobile hopes new parent can spark sales.
LP Mobile hopes its new parent will get sales moving for the startup’s support service for apps
FastPay adapts apparel industry model for web company clients.
Borrowers’ invoices are the main factor in FastPay’s loans to web companies
Eric Mear’s pop-up product inspired by roommate.
Lessons learned from a noisy college roommate spurred USC grad to create indoor privacy tent.
SnapLNX product aims to get hold on ties, sleeves, money.
SnapLNX hopes its tie clip/money clip/cuff link accessory takes hold with consumers
Grubwithus serves up restaurant rendezvous at a discount.
Grubwithus wants a seat at the table as an organizer of networking meetings at restaurants.
United Future pitches interactive screens for storefront windows.
United Future thinks it has a finger on the pulse of retail with touch-screen window displays.
Controller from Cyber Rain checks weather while running system.
Cyber Rain’s controllers tap actual weather data to regulate irrigation systems.
Data on open spaces fuels two partnerships for ParkMe.
Two recent partnerships have driven up interest in ParkMe’s street parking guidance app.
Imagin’Labs looks to turn tech for NASA into construction jobs
Imagin’Labs adapts NASA-used technology for more Earthbound building projects.
Family raises curtain on scent-dispensing product for shower.
Peter Friis looks to nose his way into your bathroom with his aromatherapy shower attachment.
Video sites tap niches to take aim at YouTube
Two local video sites rely on a niche focus and social approach to click with users.
ChowNow sets up eateries to serve up online takeout orders.
ChowNow’s online service helps eateries get a line on takeout customers.
Instacanvas reformats Instagram photos into large-scale art to be hung in buyers’ homes.
Instacanvas co-founders take shot at turning Instagram photos into art for the home.
Human resources software firm could benefit from acquisition of two rivals by tech giants.
Company hopes panel makers take shine to its scrubbing robots.
Greenbotics hopes to feel the warmth for its solar panel-cleaning robots.
Triptrotting aims to provide authentic cultural experiences by lining up volunteer hosts in foreign countries.
Triptrotting aims to get real by providing vacations that deliver authentic cultural experiences.
Live Nation acquisition to add electronic music to the concert company’s circuit.
ReachLocal’s stock climbs on foreign growth, added revenue.
ReachLocal clicks with Wall Street as online ad company’s stock soars.
Group arranges events for entrepreneurs to find co-founders.
Group holds events to forge co-founder connections for local startups.
Mention Mobile founder’s shot-in-the-dark e-mail to Mark Cuban results in billionaire’s backing.
Mention Mobile’s biggest score so far has been signing up billionaire Mark Cuban as an investor.
Events: L.A. comic book convention Comikaze partners with industry pioneer Stan Lee for second go-round.
Comics convention Comikaze seeks a super boost from its team-up with industry legend Stan Lee.
Founder refused to let divorce pull plug on her RecycledBride.
RecycledBride.com founder committed herself to e-commerce site despite abrupt divorce from husband.
Software maker SocialEngine looks to click with consumers via account and community management services.
Software maker SocialEngine hopes its new online services click with users.
Dole stock falls after salmonella scare prompts recall.
Salmonella-spurred salad recall bowls over Dole Food stock.
Marijuana.net places emphasis on links to alternative health care.
Owner of Marijuana.net is still high on the potential of URL address he bought in 2005.
Special Report: REAL ESTATE QUARTERLY
Main events in Los Angeles County commercial and industrial submarkets in the fourth quarter.
Belkin moves into mobile as way to re-energize growth.
Computer products maker Belkin International dials into accessories for mobile devices.
Death-focused tour Dearly Departed puts down Hollywood roots.
Operators of death-focused tour Dearly Departed were dead set on opening Hollywood storefront.