Plastic bag manufacturers and other opponents of a statewide ban on plastic bags have qualified a referendum for the November 2016 ballot, thereby putting the ban on hold, the California Secretary of State’s office said Tuesday.
DEVELOPMENT: Business leaders say L.A.’s moves won’t bring projects to city.
Hotel execs welcome city of L.A.’s incentives but say they won’t inspire new projects to check in.
POLITICS: Jose Huizar earns consensus support for Los Angeles City Council.
Believe it or not, next Tuesday, March 3, is Election Day in Los Angeles and 28 other cities around Los Angeles County.
Small-lot homes boom despite boos from neighbors
Small-lot homes have taken off in a big way, aided by cost savings versus condos and townhomes.
Steven Sawalich, senior director of global media and philanthropy at Starkey Hearing Foundation in Playa Vista, has traveled to 75 countries during his time at the non-profit, which delivers hearing aids to people in need.
The good times should continue to roll for the local economy.
Politics: William Caswell talks minimum-wage hikes, pace of business reform.
Kaiser Permanente’s William Caswell talks how he will nurse business goals as chairman of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.
Delivering some relief to local businesses, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday signed into law a reduction in the top rates businesses pay in gross-receipts taxes to the city.
POLITICS: Lawmakers, business leaders fear facility in cross hairs.
Elected officials and business leaders link arms to guard Los Angeles Air Force Base from closure.
ENERGY: PermaCity’s business heats up with multibuilding deal.
Solar panel installer PermaCity raises the roof with multibuilding Department of Water & Power contract.
Local air regulators on Friday upheld their approval of a major refinery upgrade in Carson, despite vociferous community and environmental opposition.
The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership announced Monday the launch of a new regional economic development website aimed at companies considering relocating or expanding in the San Gabriel Valley.
Politics: Homebuyers face new costs under state proposal.
State lawmaker’s plan to extend the sales tax to services could particularly squeeze first-time homebuyers.
State regulators announced Thursday they have levied more than $200,000 in penalties against four downtown retailers for selling jewelry tainted with lead and other toxic metals.
State regulators on Wednesday issued eight violations of state hazardous waste laws against Exide Technologies’ battery recycling plant in Vernon.
Two trade groups representing large hotels in Los Angeles announced they have filed for a preliminary injunction to block the city from implementing its hotel wage hike until their lawsuit against the city is resolved.
California Resources Corp. announced Monday that it has dropped plans for a major drilling project in Carson because of low oil prices.
Donald Bizub is such an avid Green Bay Packers football fan that he purposefully seeks out advisory clients in cities where the Packers will be playing in a given season.
CHEMICALS: Coalition says proposed changes to state rules will spur lawsuits.
State regulators have proposed new rules for posting toxic chemical warning notices in workplaces and other public places, stirring opposition from a coalition of chemical industry and business groups that contend the rules will spur a new round of frivolous lawsuits.
ENERGY: Drop in oil prices has left some oil-related businesses in hole.
Steep drop in prices is not going well for oil-related businesses.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent in December, the first time it was below 8 percent since mid-2008, state figures released Friday show.
Queen Mary to host toymaker’s miniature take on fabled ship.
Model of the Queen Mary prepares to drop anchor at its life-size inspiration in Long Beach.
energy: Shares tumble after California Resources plans production cutbacks.
Report of idled derricks doesn’t sit well with investors in California Resources Corp.
Oil company Freeport McMoran is dropping its controversial plan to expand its drilling operation near USC, blaming the recent oil price collapse.
The Los Angeles County Business Federation, or BizFed, on Wednesday formally announced its opposition to proposals to hike the minimum wage in the city of Los Angeles to at least $13.25 an hour.
State Insurance Commissioner David Jones on Monday ordered Mercury Insurance to pay a $27.5 million fine for charging policyholders unauthorized broker fees.
ADVERTISing: City of L.A. may flatout forgive scofflaws.
ADVERTISING: City of Los Angeles appears ready to sign off on giving a pass to rule-breaking billboards.
Rocked by the oil price crash and its own plummeting stock price, Breitburn Energy Partners has sliced its distributions to shareholders by just over 50 percent.
Two property developers on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Malibu to block a ballot measure voters approved in November to limit chain stores and large commercial projects.
BIOTECH: Arrowhead’s RNA treatment reportedly draws Gilead’s attention.
Arrowhead Research moves into investors’ bull’s-eye on talk of an acquisition by a larger competitor.
HOSPITALITY: Groups claim union exemption undercuts bargaining by businesses.
Hotel owners say a city of L.A. wage ordinance makes too much room for union organizing.
Filming the new low-budget movie “The Humbling” turned out to be a humbling experience for movie superstar Al Pacino.
DEVELOPMENT: Supervisor switch may power up park plan.
New Eastside county supervisor may provide a shot in the arm for biomedical park project.
The California Employment Development Department reported that Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate remained stuck at 8 percent last month as the number of residents reporting they were working barely budged.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce has endorsed L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar’s re-election bid against challenger Gloria Molina, Huizar’s campaign announced Thursday.
Hotel industry groups on Tuesday sued the city of Los Angeles in federal court over the city’s enactment of a minimum wage ordinance requiring large non-union hotels to pay their workers $15.37 an hour.
CONTRACTING: Sector gets less than 1 percent of deals; 25 percent sought.
It’s an embarrassing statistic: In the small-business capital of the nation, less than one half of 1 percent of all Los Angeles County contracts and purchase orders go to small businesses.
ENERGY: Price hedge can’t buoy BreitBurn in sinking sector.
Price hedge fails to power up shares of oil and gas company BreitBurn.
Local employers plan to hire at a solid, steady pace during the first quarter of next year, according to a survey released Tuesday from Manpower Inc.
ENERGY: California Resources’ stock value in tough state early.
Oil and natural gas producer California Resources Corp. quickly loses ground in its first days of trading.
SPORTS: County golf course joins potential stadium sites.
Carson park and golf course could join field of stadium candidates looking to score a pro football team.
WATER: Golden State heading to court to fend off sales to cities.
Golden State prepares to dive into litigation to fight cities’ attempted takeovers of its systems.
Regulation & Policy: Property owners weigh creation of districts to pay for repair work.
Taxing yourself more for things that your city ought to be doing already might seem ludicrous at first glance, but when it comes to fixing streets and sidewalks, some major commercial and retail property owners in Los Angeles seem open to the idea.
Alhambra “Dadpreneur” Ray Phillips was merely looking for a way to make baths more fun for children.
City of L.A. looks to put brakes on parking-tax cheats
Parking: Some lot operators see no space for proposed city of L.A. revenue-tracking measures.
L.A.’s unemployment rate held steady last month at 8 percent, even as local employers added 35,000 jobs to their payrolls, mostly in education, according to state figures released Friday.
Acting on a promise to cut bureaucratic red tape at City Hall, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday announced a measure to speed up building inspections for major projects and restaurants in the city.
Thanks to falling oil prices, shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s forthcoming California spinoff are trading off-exchange well below analysts’ earlier expectations.
LABOR: L.A.’s increase could cost employers in Culver City.
Culver City businesses fear they will have to pay to keep up with L.A.’s proposed minimum-wage increase.
The “Glens” have it. Glendale was named the most business-friendly large city in the county Thursday night by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., while Glendora took the honors for the most business-friendly small city.