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Alex Meruelo sees L.A. Latinos as key part of his highest-profile bet: a Las Vegas casino

April 23, 2018 |

Three decades ago, a 23-year-old kid from Whittier, the son of Cuban immigrants, had an idea for a new kind of pizzeria — one that would serve predominantly Latino neighborhoods and offer then-uncommon toppings like chorizo and jalapeños.

He took over a failed pizza joint in Huntington Park, called…

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L.A. toy mogul scraps bid for Canadian Toys R Us stores, works to sweeten U.S. deal

April 23, 2018 |

Los Angeles toy mogul Isaac Larian is abandoning efforts to buy the Canadian stores of Toys R Us and instead plans to sweeten his rejected bid for more than 200 U.S. outlets of the bankrupt retailer.

The Bratz doll maker told The Times on Sunday that he is satisfied that the 82 Canadian stores…

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L.A. toy mogul’s $675-million bid for nearly 300 Toys R Us stores is said to be rejected as too low

April 18, 2018 |

The $ 675-million bid that Los Angeles toy mogul Isaac Larian submitted last week to buy hundreds of Toys R Us stores slated for closure has been rejected because it was “way off” in valuing the stores and associated assets, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Larian submitted the bid…

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L.A. Times will move to 2300 E. Imperial Highway in El Segundo

April 17, 2018 |

The new home of the Los Angeles Times will be at 2300 E. Imperial Highway in El Segundo.

A spokesman for Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, soon to be the newspaper’s new owner, said The Times would relocate to that address permanently sometime before the end of June, when the lease at its longtime headquarters…

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Patrick Soon-Shiong — immigrant, doctor, billionaire, and soon, newspaper owner — starts a new era at the L.A. Times

April 15, 2018 |

Biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong – one of L.A.’s wealthiest residents – is expected to take ownership of the Los Angeles Times this month. It would be his highest-profile venture in a long and lucrative career that began halfway around the world in apartheid South Africa.
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‘Stranger Things’ Star Gaten Matarazzo’s Band Rocks The Troubadour in L.A.

April 14, 2018 |

Gaten Matarazzo’s more than just the mop-haired, potty-mouthed Dustin from “Stranger Things” … the kid’s also got some pipes as the lead singer of a rock band. Gaten’s band — Work In Progress — jammed at the legendary Troubadour venue in Weho…


Kevin Spacey Sex Crimes Case to Be Rejected by L.A. County D.A.

April 12, 2018 |

2:37 PM PT — The L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. released a statement, saying, “The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau began an investigation into allegations of a sexual assault involving Mr. Kevin Spacey on December 11,…


Jenna Dewan Seen Without Wedding Ring While Shopping in L.A.

April 7, 2018 |

Jenna Dewan enjoyed a beautiful spring day in L.A. with one less thing to carry around — a ring on her finger. Jenna was spotted out Saturday doing a little shopping in the Chinatown neighborhood … and was seen not wearing her wedding ring for…


Quentin Tarantino Rides Scooby-Doo Kiddie Ride Outside L.A. Grocery Store

April 7, 2018 |

Quentin Tarantino’s no stranger to pushing the envelope … and that applies to the age limits on rides meant for children. The famous director was seen at a Super A Foods market in L.A. Friday afternoon, and couldn’t resist a ride on the…

Ratkovich Co. sells interest in mixed-use Bloc project in downtown L.A.

April 4, 2018 |

Los Angeles developer Ratkovich Co. has sold its interest in the Bloc office, hotel and shopping complex in downtown Los Angeles to one of its financial partners, National Real Estate Advisors.

The two companies announced the deal for the Bloc, formerly known as Macy’s Plaza, in a joint statement…

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