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How I made it: Mary Micucci, owner of Along Came Mary Events

June 2, 2013 |

The food business wasn’t an obvious choice for the psychology grad, who began the company to provide all-women bartending and waitress service.

The gig: Mary Micucci, 63, is the owner of Along Came Mary Events, one of Hollywood’s leading catering and special events businesses. Often called the “caterer to the stars,” Micucci has handled more than 400 movie premieres, from “Titanic” in 1997 to “The Hangover Part III” earlier this month, as well as numerous Grammy, Emmy and Academy Awards parties. She has also catered events for numerous celebrities, including Barbra Streisand’s wedding to actor James Brolin in 1998.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Why would Leon Panetta, Marc Morial join for-profit Corinthian?

June 2, 2013 |

Corinthian Colleges operates in an industry criticized for deceptive marketing and low graduation and job placement rates. Why would two respected public figures join its board?

What do Leon Panetta, Marc Morial and Corinthian Colleges have in common? Good question.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi buy Montecito mansion

June 2, 2013 |

The 13-acre estate had been listed at $ 26.5 million. The talk-show host and the actress own several other properties in Southern California.

Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, have bought a 13-acre estate in Montecito that had been listed at $ 26.5 million. The purchase price has not yet appeared in the public record.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Pedego electric bicycle juices up commute to train station

June 2, 2013 |

The motor makes hills and head winds a breeze, and there’s no need for a motorcycle license and insurance as there would be with a scooter.

For years I contemplated selling my car and riding a bicycle to work.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Apple e-book price-fixing trial about to get underway

June 2, 2013 |

The Justice Department will lay out in a civil antitrust trial its accusations that Apple masterminded a cartel with publishers to raise e-book prices.

For a company that beat down prices of online music, Apple Inc. finds itself in the odd situation of defending itself against government claims that it conspired to fix prices for electronic books.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Boeing shifting 300 engineering jobs to Long Beach

June 1, 2013 |

The design center will help the company revive its presence in the Southland after years of decline. Centers in South Carolina and Washington are also planned.

After years of downsizing in Southern California, Boeing Co. said it will shift at least 300 engineering jobs on commercial aircraft to its longtime facility in Long Beach.

    


L.A. Times – Business

‘Internship’ may help Google land employees

June 1, 2013 |

To get more people to feel good about Google, the company offered use of its brand and campus to the film starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.

SAN FRANCISCO — As soon as the credits rolled on “The Internship,” Rachel Kang, a 20-year-old UC Berkeley sophomore from Torrance, headed straight back to her apartment to Google jobs at Google Inc.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Electric cars are getting as cheap as gasoline rivals

June 1, 2013 |

The Times test drives the Nissan Leaf, Fiat 500e and Honda Fit EV to see how they stack up in the race to go green.

What would it take to get you into an electric car today?

    


L.A. Times – Business

CBS acquires TV Guide Digital’s TVGuide.com

June 1, 2013 |

CBS Corp. has acquired TV Guide Digital, whose assets include TVGuide.com and TV Guide mobile.

    


L.A. Times – Business

Kinder Morgan shelves Texas-California pipeline

June 1, 2013 |

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP said Friday that it has shelved plans for a pipeline carrying crude oil from Texas to California because refineries weren’t interested enough.

    


L.A. Times – Business