SPORTS: Venue plays up incentives to hit $100 million in VIP sales for first time.
Staples Center scores record $100 million in sales for the venue’s suites and premier seating.
PriceRealized looks to keep stats on sports items for collectors.
PriceRealized.com aims to let bidders know the score on the value and history of sports memorabilia.
Lenny & Larry’s hits ice with Kings to boost sales of healthy treats.
Protein-packed baked goods maker Lenny & Larry’s hopes to break the ice with hockey fans as a Kings sponsor.
SPORTS: Farm team could field innovations for L.A. squad.
Dodgers co-owner Peter Guber hopes to field new ideas at newly acquired Oklahoma minor league team.
DEVELOPMENT: Retooled city policies help pull in projects.
Inglewood’s blooming attraction of businesses can be traced to a bedrock shift in how the city operates.
Travel agency relies on sporting events to score business.
HOSPITALITY: Travel agency Beck & Score kicks off its high-end business with pricey packages for the World Cup in Brazil.
The St. Louis Rams confirmed Friday that team owner Stan Kroenke bought a 60-acre vacant lot from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Inglewood, as the Business Journal reported on Thursday.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. this month sold a vacant 60-acre parcel in Inglewood, renewing speculation that the site could become a National Football League stadium.
Los Angeles Kings ink deal with tattoo-graffiti artist to spice up merchandise.
Sports: Los Angeles Kings turn to tattoo-graffiti artist Mr. Cartoon to boost the puckish appeal of the team’s merchandise.
Dodgers seek big score from Wi-Fi
Sports: Dodgers to add Wi-Fi and other stadium upgrades as the team looks to run up its sponsorship and revenue opportunities.
SPORTS: Santa Anita seeks stable relationship with Breeders’ Cup.
Santa Anita hopes to be permanently saddled with hosting the Breeders’ Cup.
SPORTS: Special Olympics to be biggest event in 31 years.
The Special Olympics is coming to Los Angeles in 2015. And believe it or not, it will be the biggest sporting event here since 1984.
Long Beach race looks to gain traction with new fans on the slide.
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach broadens its racing focus by adding a drifting competition.
SPORTS: Northern Trust Open hopes to fit fan group to a tee.
Pro golf’s Northern Trust Open aims for more green by drawing Korean fans to the event.
RETAIL: Trader Joe’s hikes Charles Shaw line from $1.99 to $2.49.
Trader Joe’s hopes customers are willing to swallow its Two-Buck Chuck wine’s new $2.49 price.
Don’t call it “Two-Buck Chuck” anymore. The Charles Shaw wine sold at Trader Joe’s is going up in price to $2.49 at stores throughout California starting today.
Sports: Tennis tourney needs money – or may pack its rackets.
SPORTS: Organizers of money-losing tennis tournament at UCLA look to score a title sponsor or a buyer.
Dodgers look to score multibillion TV-rights deal and sponsorships to pay for improvements to team, stadium.
Dodgers President Stan Kasten goes to bat for the new ownership’s business plans for the team.
Santa Anita Park will host the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, a series of races with stakes totaling more than $25 million, track owner Stronach Group announced Thursday.
TGA sees net gain in expanding P.E. camps for kids.
Operator of golfing academies for kids hopes to make racket with after-school tennis camps.
This month’s L.A. Marathon was Roi Shleifer’s fifth 26.2-mile race, but in another way it was a first for him and his wife: They finished the marathon together.
Chinese shoemaker sees L.A. shops as first steps to U.S. growth.
Chinese shoemaker Peak is using L.A.-area shops to get a foothold in the U.S. market.
When Stan Yoshihara left his job at commercial real estate giant CBRE Group Inc. to start his own property management firm, he wanted to create a smaller company that gave him some flexibility and creativity.
Staples Center scores full calendar with NBA’s condensed schedule.
NBA’s condensed schedule will have Staples Center double- and even triple-teaming events.
While some Angelenos may have spent Sunday morning nursing a hangover, attorney Zia Modabber was up early orchestrating a charity bike ride for hundreds of cyclists.
Former hockey star now heats up things for the L.A. Kings off the ice as president of the NHL franchise’s business operations.
Former high-scoring L.A. King Luc Robitaille has made boosting the hockey franchise’s business his new goal.
Son of Dr. J joins film director to put bounce back in ABA league.
Movie director teams with Dr. J’s son to take a shot at reviving basketball’s ABA league.
Louis Perry has provided security to such high-profile people as former Vice President Al Gore and boxing star Manny Pacquiao, but nothing quite compares to his current assignment.
Red Bull turns to print to pump up the company’s brand.
Energy drink maker Red Bull is pouring its efforts into a new magazine to promote the brand.
Speedo plunges into poolside machines to distribute products.
Swimsuit maker Speedo has dived into offering its products in poolside vending machines.
Subway looks to region to test items such as its breakfast menu.
Subway sandwich chain looks to L.A. as a lab to launch menu items.
As insurers scrimmage on TV, Farmers takes to field
Farmers has turned to sports sponsorships to compete with rivals in an increasingly crowded ad field.
Developer’s firm may build UNLV venue for basketball and football.
Ed Roski Jr. is moving forward on a Las Vegas venue as he awaits word on his NFL stadium plan here.
Mossimo links to the golf game with a colorful line of gloves.
Clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli has his hand in the golfing game with a new line of gloves.
Spanish-language program at L.A. Live could lead to more local shows.
ESPN’s downtown L.A. studio scores more work with a new Spanish-language program.
Shamrock sees stake in Globetrotters as a slam-dunk investment.
Burbank investment firm was willing to jump through hoops to take over the Harlem Globetrotters.
SPORTS BUSINESS: Hollywood’s Rezn8 extends partnership with mixed martial arts league.
The next big thing in sports is 3-D TV, and leading television graphics firm Rezn8 is getting in on the action.
IndyCar’s new Santa Monica office, exec to pursue TV deals.
Izod IndyCar Series hopes a new Santa Monica office will fuel a drive into TV programming.
Rival groups hope to revive Manhattan Beach Open volleyball competition after bankruptcy of pro tour.
Competing groups hope to draw lines in the sand by reviving pro volleyball’s Manhattan Beach Open.
INTERVIEW: Dennis Gilbert owns an insurance firm. But the former sports agent is a baseball fanatic and he’d buy a team in the right conditions.
Former sports agent Dennis Gilbert scored big after switching to the insurance industry. Now, he’s interested in buying a baseball team.
SPORTS BUSINESS: Master plan for Exposition Park limits options for new use.
Annual losses approaching $1 million are what’s behind the plan to tear down the aging Sports Arena and possibly replace it with a Major League Soccer stadium or some other venue.
Special Report: EIGHT OVER 80
Stan Lee says he’s having too much fun to retire. There aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything he wants to do, and now that he’s 87, he works more now than he did in his 40s and 50s. And he enjoys it more.
Liane Weintraub has loved ballet since childhood.
SPORTS BUSINESS: Chevrolet, Lotus to join Honda as approved manufacturers.
Honda Performance Development is gearing up for some competition from Lotus and Chevrolet.
SPORTS BUSINESS: Matadors part of a team approach taken by international league.
Downtown Los Angeles is home to a new team, and the sport is … boxing?
SPORTS BUSINESS: Peak Sports opens L.A. office, courts NBA player endorsements.
Chinese shoe and apparel manufacturer Peak Sports recently opened a U.S. office in Los Angeles and plans to start selling products stateside next year.
SPORTS BUSINESS: Dan Meis moves practice to nation’s largest sports design firm.
Prominent Los Angeles sports architect Dan Meis, one of two lead designers of Staples Center, has joined the largest sports architecture firm in the country and will build up its Los Angeles office.
SPORTS BUSINESS: Kings’ social networking, website get lift from postseason run.
The Los Angeles Kings may have one of the lower profiles of a professional team in the city, but there is one marketing area where they aren’t lagging nearly as much: the new world of social media.
SPORTS BUSINESS: Tix takes over IndyCar event from industry giant Ticketmaster.
Robert Edmison has been a ticketholder for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for years.