News releases from L.A. Biz
Blackstone will buy a 49% stake in Hudson Pacific’s $1.65 billion Hollywood portfolio encompassing 2.2 million square feet of studio facilities and office buildings.
Cate Blanchett, Sylvester Stallone to shoot new projects in California thanks to tax credits
June 29, 2020
The incentives mark the final round of tax credits allocated under the state's Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0.
Balbone replaces Bob O’Brien, who is retiring after a 37 year career as a healthcare executive, including the last two and a half years as COO of Health Net.
The New Regular: Beware the Compounding Effect
June 26, 2020
It's when the difficulty created by one disruption is compounded by another when they either show up at the same time or at least overlap.
Disneyland has reached an agreement with unions on safety measures needed to bring back employees from furlough in preparation for the reopenings of its Anaheim theme parks.
The L.A. hyperloop firm will tap Spirit engineers, fabricators, builders, supply chain and certification experts, and technicians to help solidify its hyperloop prototype.
Disney to re-imagine this iconic Disneyland ride
June 25, 2020
Relativity Space hires Muhammad Shahzad as first CFO
June 24, 2020
Crescent Acquisition Corp. said it's acquiring F45 Training Holdings Inc., which began operations in Australia but is now headquartered in Los Angeles.
Marcus & Millichap Co-Chairman William Millichap dies
June 23, 2020
"Bill was the truest of friends that one could ever have, and a real partner in good times and challenging ones," said Marcus & Millichap founder and Chairman George M. Marcus.
The new tools include a search filter to help moviegoers find reopened theaters by location and seating maps with physical distancing taken into account.
Lyft settles allegations that it denied rides to some people with disabilities in Los Angeles
June 23, 2020
The Justice Department investigation was triggered by complaints from a Los Angeles man who uses a wheelchair, who said he was denied rides from Lyft drivers.
Cochran will be responsible for managing all aspects of live-action physical production for the Nickelodeon brands – Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick and Nicktoons – and for Gen Z-focused brand...
The only force in the universe that comes close to a mother’s sweet/fierce love is a father’s tough/courageous love. But the latter is the harder job.
The Santa Monica, California-based startup is developing an augmented reality-based aerospace training and flight simulation system.
Shared electric scooter company Bird has teamed with Israeli navigation startup Trailze to launch a pilot map program to allow riders to find routes using designated bike lanes.
DMarket gets $6.5M to expand its gaming app technology
June 18, 2020
DMarket is planning to increase its engineering staff and hire additional executives in the next three months.
24 Hour Fitness will close 130 clubs — including 18 in southern California —as it enters bankruptcy reorganization.
Aecom names new CEO
June 15, 2020
Infrastructure company Aecom has named its chief financial officer, W. Troy Rudd, to chief executive, succeeding Michael Burke, who is retiring.
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures now has a launch date of April 30, 2021 — five days after the new Academy Awards date on April 25.
Southern California man indicted in Covid-19 fraud scam
June 15, 2020
A federal grand jury indicted Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, 52, of Huntington Beach on 11 counts of wire fraud.
Small businesses stand to lose if quality law enforcement is not given the financial and moral support it deserves.
The AT&T division has announced changes to its HBO family of products, including the retirement of HBO Go and rebranding of HBO Now.
The additional financing comes during a public health crisis and related economic upheaval that have raised the profile of the mediation app.
San Diego Comic-Con International is still holding its annual convention this summer, but instead of being held at the usually crowded San Diego Convention Center, events will be held online.
Grow Credit's platform helps consumers build their credit stores using their streaming accounts and cellphone bills.
Korn Ferry names new chief diversity officer
June 11, 2020
Korn Ferry has named Michael Hyter as the consulting firm’s chief diversity officer as part of its ongoing focus on diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives.