As a college student in the late 1970s, Darell Krasnoff dreamed of getting a job with a company where he could climb the ranks and eventually become a top executive.
Downtown Los Angeles brokerage Wedbush Securities was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday for breaking the agency’s market access rules.
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies rose for the week.
West Hollywood dating app Tinder on Thursday unveiled a disappearing photo feature in an apparent challenge to Venice app maker Snapchat.
Anschutz Entertainment Group of downtown Los Angeles on Thursday categorically denied a New York Post report that it is shopping the Kings hockey team for a sale.
RealD shares moved higher on Thursday after the Beverly Hills 3-D movie technology company reported quarterly earnings that beat analyst expectations.
The Los Angeles Times will begin hosting a site later this month dedicated to news and lifestyle issues in the local gay community.
A record number of film and TV show producers have applied for a piece of the $100 million in tax credits allotted annually to productions filming in the state, the California Film Commission announced Tuesday.
Encino bank holding company CU Bancorp will acquire downtown Los Angeles lender 1st Enterprise Bank in an all-stock deal, the banks announced Tuesday.
The former chief executive of bankrupt Miracle Mile payroll services company Axium International has been arrested on charges of committing tax crimes, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles announced Tuesday.
Shares of Westwood drug developer Puma Biotechnology plummeted in trading on Monday after presentations by the company and another drugmaker soured investors on their prospects.
Bryan Shaw, the Encino jeweler who made $1.6 million on stocks he traded with insider information from former KPMG senior partner Scott London, was sentenced to five months in prison on Monday.
Chick Launcher contest lets entrepreneurs work to land funding.
Businesswomen battle for backers in Darya Allen-Attar’s Chick Launcher competition.
PRODUCTION: Interactive event goes on road backed by Mark Cuban’s money.
The people behind the annual Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park are taking a new show on the road after recently scoring a $2 million investment from Mark Cuban on ABC’s “Shark Tank.”
There’s no love lost between Internet dating company Spark Networks and its largest shareholder.
OriginOil of West Adams has made a licensing deal to bring its water cleanup technology to the Middle East.
Residential solar company Verengo Solar of Torrance has put itself up for sale, hiring Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an advisor, according to a document obtained by the Business Journal.
The National Basketball Association on Monday announced it was moving forward with the plan to allow team owners to decide whether Donald Sterling can keep ownership of the Clippers.
Downtown Los Angeles commercial real estate firm CBRE Group announced Monday that Ray Wirta has been chosen to succeed Richard Blum as chairman.
Last month’s Walk to End Genocide at Pan Pacific Park drew more than 3,000 people, the largest iteration yet of what has become the biggest annual anti-genocide demonstration in the country.
Co-publishers picture thick, ad-free Wolf as outlet for creativity.
Wolf Magazine frames itself as a creative outlet for photography.
ENTERTAINMENT: AXS to challenge Live Nation by moving beyond AEG sites.
AEG’s AXS looks to improve its position but market leader Ticketmaster poses a huge hurdle.
Two prominent L.A. businessmen are trying to bring a National Hockey League franchise to Seattle.
Gainers outpaced decliners 94 to 63 on th Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies for the week ending Friday.
A Thursday morning oil spill that sent 10,000 gallons of crude oil spewing skyward over Atwater Village forced the evacuation of a strip club.
West L.A. online movie ticketing firm Fandango has made deals with three new theater chains, adding 1,000 screens to its ticketing service, the company announced Thursday.
Quixote Studios of West Hollywood has purchased Movie Movers, a Sun Valley production equipment firm, Quixote announced Wednesday.
Shares of advertising technology firm Rubicon Project of Playa Vista rallied Wednesday after the company reported higher revenue that a year ago. The stock was also upgraded by two analysts.
Small business owners in Los Angeles are less likely to hire and less confident they will grow revenue this year, according to a survey released Tuesday by Bank of America.
Century City buyout firm OpenGate Capital has purchased three Southern California coupon and advertising publications, the company announced Monday.
Record vendors pile up pricey collectibles for Fab Four’s 50th.
Record shop co-owners cue up memorabilia to mark the Beatles’ first trip to America in 1964.
Stars line up for alfresco movie screenings
Movie series at Hollywood Forever Cemetery has helped outdoor screenings come alive in Los Angeles.
The National Basketball Association has named a prominent African-American businessman as interim chief executive of the Clippers, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Friday. The appointment is effective immediately.
Ryan Seacrest’s investment firm, Seacrest Global Capital, has acquired marketing and PR firm Culture Shop through a subsidiary, Seacrest’s company announced Thursday.
PUBLISHING: New owner of free weekly touts ties with local businesses.
ix months after its relaunch, hyperlocal newspaper Malibu Surfside News is growing its advertising business and has turned a profit, the paper’s new owner said.
Virtual mail service Zumbox looks to post a comeback after announcing plans to shutter.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from any involvement in the National Basketball Association for the rest of his life and could also be forced to sell his team, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday.
HOSPITALITY: HBA expands beyond luxury market to interior design for less expensive hotels.
Luxury hotel interior designer HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates now seeks inside jobs for lower-price lodgings.
MANUFACTURING: Film part of Mattel’s plan to lift sales of sagging product.
Live-action Barbie film plays into toymaker Mattel’s plan for big-screen productions.
Show looks to ride cape of Marvel movies
Co-producers of comic book-based traveling show Marvel Experience are betting on a super-size response.
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies closed down for the week, in line with the larger markets.
Shares of Skechers USA Inc. jumped 5 percent Wednesday after the Manhattan Beach shoe company announced first quarter earnings that soared above expectations.
INTERNET: Radio Titans relaunches in downtown L.A. with sponsorship model
Carl Kozlowski is giving podcasting another try – and hoping to sustain his network with a newly introduced sponsorship model.
Hyun Jin Ryu steps up to plate to promote Jin Ramen noodles.
Ottogi sees Dodgers pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu as quite a catch as a spokesman for its brand of ramen noodles.
Vycon sets up kinetic energy storage system at subway station.
Vycon hopes its kinetic energy storage system gets on a roll from installation at a subway station.
TV: Carriers say high price of channel will lose customers.
Time Warner Cable may have dropped the ball in its plan for other carriers to pick up its new Dodgers channel.
After doing the math, pay-TV providers appear to be sticking to their story that carrying the all-Los Angeles Dodgers channel SportsNet LA on Time Warner Cable’s terms doesn’t pencil out.
Daniel Singer is the 14-year-old creator of Backchat, an anonymous messaging application.
Spanish ads pull in Hispanic customers.
Sit n’ Sleep says it’s now freeeeeee in recovering economy to launch a Hispanic ad campaign.
PUBLISHING: Lang parent Digital First reportedly looking to cut costs.
Is the Los Angeles News Group about to go on the market as part of its parent company’s sale?