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Fashion brands — including several L.A. retailers — are dying off as consumer habits change

March 20, 2017 |

American Apparel bit the dust. So did Nasty Gal. BCBG Max Azria filed for bankruptcy, along with teen retailer Wet Seal.

The fashion industry has long been a fickle beast, with trends rising and dying sometimes in the space of weeks. But changing consumer habits — including the emergence of e-commerce…

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Ben Affleck Asks Paparazzi to Help Him Dodge L.A. Marathon (VIDEO)

March 19, 2017 |

Ben Affleck was just like every other Los Angeleno Sunday trying to get around the L.A. Marathon, so of course … he asked the paparazzi for directions. The actor was out with his kids in the Pacific Palisades, when he realized he’d have to cross…

Every day is bring your dog to work day at more and more L.A. offices

March 11, 2017 |

It was just another day at the office for Peanut, a cocky little mutt who swaggers around Playa Vista ad agency 72andSunny, socializing with employees and other dogs who pass their days there.

Then Rob Lowe arrived. The actor spent hours at the agency in 2015 posing for a GQ magazine photo spread

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After Measure S, some L.A. developers say they’ll step more softly with new projects

March 10, 2017 |

As the city debated slow-growth Measure S, developer Century West Partners refused to buy land that would need special exemptions to build, fearful the two-year moratorium on such projects would pass.

This week, the Los Angeles initiative went down to a resounding defeat at the polls, losing by…

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Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig’s L.A. Home Hit by Burglars, $500k In Jewelry Gone

March 7, 2017 |

Yasiel Puig is the latest victim in a string of celeb burglaries in L.A. — this time, crooks broke into the baseball star’s L.A. home while he was in Arizona with the Dodgers for Spring Training and made off with more than half a million bucks in…

L.A. Mayor Garcetti’s name could, um, mark a pet-relief area at LAX

March 5, 2017 |

During a groundbreaking ceremony this week for a new terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, city officials noted that they had yet to come up with a name for the new facility.

The $ 1.6-billion midfield terminal, which will have 12 new gates and is to be completed in 2019, will be located…

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Big new convention center hotel proposed for downtown L.A.

February 24, 2017 |

A towering 1,024-room hotel will rise next to the Los Angeles Convention Center a few years from now if developer TriCal Construction Inc. gets its way.

TriCal filed a development application with city officials Thursday to build a 53-story skyscraper across Figueroa Street from the convention…

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Wells Fargo fires four executives, including former L.A. regional president, in aftermath of scandal

February 21, 2017 |

Wells Fargo & Co. announced Tuesday that it has terminated four executives in the aftermath of the scandal over accounts opened in customers’ names without their knowledge or consent.

It said its board agreed unanimously to discharge Shelley Freeman, former Los Angeles regional president and current…

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At least three L.A. County patients infected after heart surgeries

February 2, 2017 |

Los Angeles County health officials said Wednesday that at least three heart surgery patients at a hospital have been sickened by a dangerous bacteria linked to an operating room device.

Officials are now investigating a fourth patient infection at another hospital that may also be linked to the…

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CalSTRS and L.A. hedge fund demand boardroom reform at troubled Banc of California

January 26, 2017 |

One of California’s massive public pension funds and an L.A. investment firm are pushing for a board shakeup and possible sale of embattled Banc of California following the resignation of its chief executive and chairman this week.

In a Jan. 24 regulatory filing, the California State Teachers’…

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