Los Angeles Business Journal

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Ares Management Beats 3Q Estimates

Century City’s Ares Management reported a third quarter profit of $43.3 million on Monday, or 43 cents a share, for the period ending Sept. 30.

Main Museum Ready to Hang With Art Lovers

NONPROFIT: Institution’s ‘beta phase’ offers visitors early look at development.

The Main Museum of Los Angeles Art is offering visitors a sneak peek at the $50 million work-in-progress after launching in a “beta stage” last month.

Siemer & Associates Acquired by Chinese Firm CEC Capital Group

CEC Capital Group has reached a deal to acquire Santa Monica’s Siemer & Associates, a boutique advisory firm specializing in the media and technology space.

City Hall Event Elects for Deep Focus on Issues

POLITICS: BallotCon to offer videos, debates on all 17 statewide measures.

While Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is set to overtake the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, political junkies will have their own chance to geek out the following day at City Hall.

Upgrades to Figueroa Street Ready to Hit Road

DEVELOPMENT: Project’s additions will include new sidewalks; bus, bike lanes.

The city’s long-planned $20 million Figueroa Street overhaul finally has a start date.


Howard Ruby invented the corporate housing industry by launching Oakwood in 1968 after completing several other niche residential projects earlier that decade, including the South Bay Clubs for singles.

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Business District Eyes Alleys to Field Green Space

DEVELOPMENT: Project seeks to generate room for gatherings in South Park.

South Park, home to just a couple of small parks, is rich with construction but poor on green space.

Business Association Has Big Booster Seat to Fill

NONPROFIT: Departure of Carol Schatz leads to long list of traits for successor.

After Carol Schatz announced earlier this year that she would retire from her post as chief executive of downtown’s Central City Association, the business group’s board hired Glendale executive search firm Morris & Berger to recruit potential successor candidates.

Restaurants, Bars Aim to Feast on Football Fans

DINING: Tom’s Urban at L.A. Live among eateries to serve Rams on Sunday.

There’s a new game in town, and that means more potential business for sports bars and restaurants that cater to hungry fans.

SPECIAL REPORT: Victoria Silchenko

The Business Journal spotlights local company founders for whom the advantages of being in Los Angeles hit home.

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