Local attorney and car enthusiast Tim Lappen recently scored the gig of a lifetime: test driving and reviewing a $2.5 million Bugatti roadster.
shipping: Parties seem open to avoiding costly shutdown.
Analysts say terminal operators and union workers hope to avoid making waves during contract negotiations.
GOVERNMENT: Mayor pairs two permits to speed process.
City of L.A.’s small steps on permits could yield big time savings for commercial buildings and restaurants.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in April as 30,000 more residents found jobs during the month, according to state figures released Friday.
Traffic at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach rose 10 percent in April compared with the same month last year, according to figures released Thursday.
The Los Angeles County Business Federation on Monday announced its endorsement of businessman Damon Dunn for Long Beach mayor.
ENERgy: CEO says Oxy will pursue oil projects in other parts of California.
Occidental Petroleum Corp. to make a clean break with anti-fracking communities and focus on other California sites.
WATER: Judge rejects lawsuits against Cadiz’s desert project.
Plan for Cadiz’s desert aquifer looks ready to heat up after judge dismisses opponents’ challenges.
Bank program offers high schoolers chance to check out business.
Bank program lets high school tellers open window on future careers.
The Los Angeles County Business Federation on Thursday joined other local business groups in backing Bobby Shriver for county supervisor in next month’s hotly contested primary election.
Nearly two-thirds of local companies say business conditions are improving and 36 percent say they plan to add employees, according to an annual survey from the Los Angeles County Business Federation, or BizFed.
Occidental Petroleum Chief Executive Stephen Chazen told analysts Monday that the company’s new California spinoff will not drill in communities that oppose fracking.
London-born Roxana Tynan had to bridge some cultural gaps while pushing living wage, union organizing.
London-born Roxana Tynan found her voice speaking up for laborers.
AUTOMOTIVE: City looks to Carson in how to replace carmaker.
Nissan’s departure from Carson might offer a roadmap to recovery for Toyota-losing Torrance.
Talk about a career change: Longtime local TV newscaster Laurel Erickson, who used to do hard-hitting stories on housing developments, is now showing houses for a living.
MUSIC: Businesses fear Labor Day weekend event will drive off customers.
Downtown L.A. leaders are questioning if a Labor Day weekend festival will work for businesses.
GOVERNMENT: Employers say mandate would cost jobs.
Business owners and groups say a state proposal for three days of employee sick leave just won’t work.
Employers in Los Angeles County added nearly 19,000 jobs in March, led by a rebound in local government services, according to state figures released Friday.
BIOTECH: Sector selloff also a factor as shares of cancer drug maker plunge.
Puma shares take a drubbing as investors are spooked by test results and a sector sell-off.
City zones may bury waste haulers
Waste haulers fear getting dumped by city of L.A.’s new franchise zone plan.
The city of L.A.’s plan to create franchised zones for commercial trash hauling promises to dramatically scramble a long-established market, creating winners and losers.
A commission of civic leaders on Wednesday recommended combining the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, creating a regional tourism authority and setting up an independent rate-setting body for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.
The California Chamber of Commerce released its annual list of “job killer” bills on Wednesday – and the current tally of 26 is fewer than in recent years.
energy: Urban site may close despite corrections by AllenCo.
Oil field operator fears unfounded fracking allegations could force it to shutter the urban site.
Los Angeles has snagged a major environmental convention from San Diego.
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a controversial program to turn commercial trash hauling in the city into an exclusive franchise system.
ENERGY: Industry sees city of L.A. proposal closing other wells.
Oil companies fear a city of L.A. proposal to halt fracking would spill over to other drilling practices.
Ross Goldberg remembers what his father told him 11 years ago when he asked if he’d join him again on opening day at Dodger Stadium.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday announced its endorsement of former Santa Monica councilman and Kennedy clan member Bobby Shriver for county supervisor.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday that Walt Disney Co. and other companies have pledged to hire 10,000 local youths for a summer jobs program, double the number hired last summer.
LAW: Plaintiff attorneys raise costs by going straight to filing.
Reform intended to curb abuse of the Americans With Disabilities Act has not stopped business owners from being sued multiple times for the same infraction.
Owner says niche focus on mysticism may bring second site.
The spirit moved a former insurance attorney to open Mystic Journey Bookstore in Venice.
L.A.’s jobs picture continued to brighten in February as employers added nearly 28,000 jobs to their payrolls and the jobless rate fell to 8.7 percent, according to state figures released Friday.
POLITICS: Proposal would limit owners’ ability to sell properties.
L.A. landlords look to boot a proposed bill that would limit their ability to evict tenants.
Towers developer is the latest to try and scale the former Robinsons-May site.
CONDOS: Tower builder, country club divided over super-high fence.
CONDOS: Neighboring project tees off on country club’s proposal for a super-high fence.
L.A.’s jobless rate dipped below 9 percent in January for the first time in nearly six years, according to state figures released Friday.
A 166-foot-high fence to keep errant golf balls from flying off a golf course is at the center of a spat between the famed Los Angeles Country Club and developers looking to build two luxury condo towers on the old Robinsons-May site next door in Beverly Hills.
The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to ban smoking of electronic cigarettes at all public buildings and restaurants, as well as at parks, playgrounds, beaches, libraries and public schools in the city.
MUSIC: Nederlander’s plan for Santa Monica venue now faces competition.
ENTERTAINMENT: Competition for revival of Santa Monica Civic Auditorium rocks plans of concert promoter Nerderlander.
ENERGY: Businesses push SCE for better planning and off-peak-hour scheduling.
ENERGY: Business owners see red over blackouts for Southern California Edison’s grid maintenance.
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday voted overwhelmingly to ban fracking at oil and gas wells in the city until it could be shown the activity would not harm the environment or public health. The vote makes Los Angeles the largest city in the nation to impose a moratorium on the controversial drilling practice.
L.A. County can expect to add more than 150,000 jobs over the next two years, according to an upbeat local forecast released today.
DEVELOPMENT: Business groups approve but want to see more from Garcetti.
DEVELOPMENT – Eric Garcetti is the latest L.A. mayor trying to build momentum behind streamlining the permit process.
Conference to rely on networking to connect with CEOs.
NON-PROFIT – Young Presidents Organization plans to take charge of its executive conference with networking events.
The Blackstone Charitable Foundation on Friday announced it was making a $3.5 million grant to three local universities to set up an entrepreneur support program.
L.A. County will continue to add jobs, but at a frustratingly slow pace, according to a forecast the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. released today.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday ordered the city’s planning and building and safety departments to consolidate key functions and take other steps to cut red tape for developers.
Leaders from L.A.’s tech, venture capital and entrepreneur communities and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. on Tuesday announced they will join forces to promote the region as an innovation center and spur job creation.
FOOTWEAR: Skechers’ stock climbs after new lines send income soaring.
FOOTWEAR: Shoemaker Skechers gets a leg up on Wall Street with its renewed focus on affordable products.