LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

LA500 Special Issue: The Most Influential People in L.A.

The Business Journal unveils its fifth annual LA500 list, honoring the most influential leaders and executives in Los Angeles.

Men’s Apparel Brand Pair of Thieves Is Thriving

A Culver City-based men's apparel brand is getting a second chance at a Nordstrom Inc. debut.

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Christina Development Restoring Larchmont Village Storefronts

A meticulous makeover is underway in Larchmont Village.

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Eldridge Brings Broad Experience to Incubator, VC Fund

Taj Eldridge has had a wild ride, from entry-level positions to head of investments at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and managing partner of a mission-driven venture fund.

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HydraFacial Preps for IPO

Less than a decade after its founders sold HydraFacial Co. for $40.6 million, the skincare-focused manufacturer traded hands again in December.

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MediaAlpha Brings Innovation to Staid Insurance Industry

MediaAlpha Inc., which generates customer acquisition leads for insurance carriers through a digital platform, is far from a typical tech startup.

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LABJ Insider: Academy Museum Gets Ready for Its Closeup

The long-delayed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures offered up a peek behind the scenes last week.

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Canoo Reveals Electric Pickup Truck

News of Canoo Inc.’s first pickup truck leaked ahead of a scheduled March 11 announcement.

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Abacus Buys Bay Area-Based Wealth Manager

Santa Monica-based wealth manager Abacus Wealth Partners has acquired San Francisco-based financial planner Robasciotti & Philipson.

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NuOrder Raises $45 Million for Wholesale Ecommerce Platform

NuOrder Inc., the Century City-based developer of a wholesale ecommerce platform for brands and retailers, announced March 10 that it had raised $45 million in a new round of funding.

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SpaceX Wins Military Contracts Worth $160 Million

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has landed a pair of federal launch contracts worth a total of nearly $160 million.

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Heal Names New CEO

Sawtelle-based health care technology company Get Heal Inc., doing business as Heal, announced March 3 that co-founder and Chief Executive Nick Desai had stepped down.

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ImmunityBio, NantKwest Complete Merger

The biggest change in years for billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s family of biotech businesses was completed last week.

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Disney Plus Reaches 100 Million Subscribers

Walt Disney Co.’s streaming platform, Disney Plus, has reached 100 million subscribers globally, the Burbank-based entertainment giant announced at its annual shareholders meeting on March 9.

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These 4 Programs Fuel SpaceX’s Ambitions

It has been nearly 20 years since Space Exploration Technologies Corp. was founded with the relatively humble goal of bringing down the cost of launching small satellites into orbit.

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Metro Weighs Rail Proposals for Sepulveda Pass

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation ity board is slated to vote March 25 on proceeding with two proposals for rail transit through the Sepulveda Pass.

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American States Water Spends Big for Fire Protection

San Dimas-based American States Water Co.’s primary business is owning a water utility with customers throughout the state.

AECOM Tests Device to Clean Up Contaminated Fluids

Downtown-based AECOM has unveiled its first large-scale field demonstration of an economically and environmentally sustainable technology.

Sweetgreen Plans to Be Carbon Neutral by 2027

Sweetgreen Inc. spent a good part of 2020 reorganizing its operations to manage a pandemic-related drop in sales.

Big 5 Rebounds to Post $1 Billion in Revenue

Last March, at the outset of the pandemic, shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. dipped below $1.

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Dunleer Diversifies With Lending, Solar

Beverly Hills-based Dunleer is looking to grow into other verticals.

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FNS Signs $36 Million Lease in Carson

Third-party logistics and supply chain services company FNS Inc. has leased an industrial building in Carson in a deal valued at $35.5 million.

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Vista Buys Denver Office Building for $31 Million

Santa Monica-based Vista Investment Group has entered the Denver market with the purchase of an office building for $30.5 million.

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Top Real Estate Agents Experience Record-Setting Year

Even with a Covid-related slowdown last spring, Los Angeles County’s top residential real estate agents said 2020 was an exceptional year for 凯发k8娱乐手机APP下载home sales.

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The Agency’s Umansky Has a Way With High-End Properties

In an interview with the Business Journal, The Agency's Mauricio Umansky talked about how he has been navigating the pandemic, the benefits of reality TV, competition from Compass and more.

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2021 Residential Real Estate Agents Special Report

After absorbing an early hit from Covid last year, L.A.’s top residential real estate agents bounced back in a big way.

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LA County Movie Theaters to Reopen This Week

The continued decline of Covid-19 cases in Los Angeles prompted the County Department of Health to give the go-ahead for movie theaters to open at 25% capacity as early as March 15.

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