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Uber shuts downtown L.A. office, laying off about 80
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Uber shuts downtown L.A. office, laying off about 80

Uber has closed a customer support office in downtown Los Angeles, laying off about 80 employees, The Times has learned. Without advance notice,...

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Filming is booming, but some crews are leaving L.A. Blame a shortage of studio space
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Filming is booming, but some crews are leaving L.A. Blame a shortage of studio space

On a sprawling 20-acre campus at the former Unocal Center building in Westlake, film crews were busy recreating 1930s Hollywood as a backdrop for...

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Kirk Douglas gave millions for Hollywood's Alzheimer's patients
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Kirk Douglas gave millions for Hollywood's Alzheimer's patients

Beloved actor Kirk Douglas was known for his iconic roles on the big screen, but behind the scenes he played a major role in supporting one of...

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Forever 21's landlords offer a cut rate of $81 million for the L.A. retailer
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Forever 21's landlords offer a cut rate of $81 million for the L.A. retailer

A group that includes two of Forever 21 Inc.'s biggest landlords has offered to buy the bankrupt retailer for $81 million, a fraction of what the...

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Larry Field, developer and Frank Gehry associate who changed the L.A. skyline, dies at 89
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Larry Field, developer and Frank Gehry associate who changed the L.A. skyline, dies at 89

Larry Field, a prominent Los Angeles developer who led the way on converting aging industrial warehouses into creative work spaces, worked...

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That Canter's pastrami takeout you ordered might be coming from a ghost kitchen
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That Canter's pastrami takeout you ordered might be coming from a ghost kitchen

For much of its nearly nine decades of operation, Canter's delicatessen has been slinging pastrami sandwiches, fried kippered herring and other...

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Column: That Wells Fargo accounts scandal was even worse than you can imagine
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Column: That Wells Fargo accounts scandal was even worse than you can imagine

One useful rule of thumb when it comes to business scandals is that they often seem to get worse after the initial disclosures, even after a string...

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How to keep tax benefits when renting out your primary residence
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How to keep tax benefits when renting out your primary residence

Dear Liz: If my wife and I sell our primary residence of 12 years, I understand we can exclude up to $500,000 in home sale profits from taxes. But...

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Demand for L.A. office space is healthy and expected to grow
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Demand for L.A. office space is healthy and expected to grow

The Los Angeles County office rental market has been on the upswing since 2013 and finished last year in positive territory for landlords as rents...

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Changing L.A. retail scene: Active Ride Shop up for auction, Opening Ceremony to close stores
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Changing L.A. retail scene: Active Ride Shop up for auction, Opening Ceremony to close stores

Active Ride Shop, a Rancho Cucamonga-based action sports retailer that weathered the economic ups and downs of the last three decades and...

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Warner Bros. breaks ground on massive new studio with Gehry-designed 'iceberg buildings'
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Warner Bros. breaks ground on massive new studio with Gehry-designed 'iceberg buildings'

Warner Bros. on Tuesday officially broke ground on a pair of Frank Gehry-designed office towers, which when completed will mark a major expansion...

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Airbnb and similar sites hide fees from customers. People are mad about it
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Airbnb and similar sites hide fees from customers. People are mad about it

Juan Herrera, a graduate student from San Diego, was searching the Airbnb booking site for a place to rent in Los Angeles for New Year's Eve when...

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I rented a Tesla Model 3 from some dude on Turo, the leading car-share service
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I rented a Tesla Model 3 from some dude on Turo, the leading car-share service

A few blocks down the hill from my Berkeley home lives a guy named Ethan Dang. We'd never met before, but for two days he gave me his $45,000 Tesla...

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Chinese developer buys land for mega project in downtown Los Angeles
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Chinese developer buys land for mega project in downtown Los Angeles

Chinese developer City Century has acquired a prime development site across the street from L. A. Live in downtown Los Angeles where it intends to...

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Hot Property Newsletter: The Beach Boys still 'get around' in housing circles
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Hot Property Newsletter: The Beach Boys still 'get around' in housing circles

Celebrities making the real estate pages this week include the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and boxing champ Andre Berto....

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Southern California's first luxury LGBTQ retirement community is waiting in the wings
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Southern California's first luxury LGBTQ retirement community is waiting in the wings

Long a popular retirement harbor for gay men, Palm Springs will soon welcome what's perhaps the ultimate queer golden-age ticket: a luxury...

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This CEO sees growth ahead for the Los Angeles real estate market
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This CEO sees growth ahead for the Los Angeles real estate market

The world's largest real estate services firm, CBRE Group Inc., is one of only a handful of Fortune 500 firms based in Los Angeles. The company has...

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That Soviet submarine next to the Queen Mary is being sold to an anonymous buyer
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That Soviet submarine next to the Queen Mary is being sold to an anonymous buyer

A former Soviet submarine that became a tourist attraction docked adjacent to the Queen Mary in Long Beach is expected to be sold soon to an...

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Plans for a huge North Hollywood transit village move forward
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Plans for a huge North Hollywood transit village move forward

When Los Angeles' Red Line subway was completed in 2000, it's northernmost station appeared desolate above ground. People arriving in North...

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Hot Property Newsletter: The luxury real estate market changes with the calendar
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Hot Property Newsletter: The luxury real estate market changes with the calendar

Properties owned by "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and the estate of novelist Sue Grafton are all...

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Amazon plans new grocery store in L.A. as it thinks about how to conquer the industry
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Amazon plans new grocery store in L.A. as it thinks about how to conquer the industry

Amazon.com Inc. said Monday that it planned to open a new type of grocery store in Los Angeles next year, another step in the e-commerce giant's...

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Montage Hotels rolls out luxury residences with its new Pendry hotel on the Sunset Strip
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Montage Hotels rolls out luxury residences with its new Pendry hotel on the Sunset Strip

The founders of the Montage luxury hotel chain intend to crack the high-end residential market in West Hollywood with the company's hipper Pendry...

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Apple pledges $2.5 billion to address the state's affordable housing problem
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Apple pledges $2.5 billion to address the state's affordable housing problem

Apple said it will direct $2.5 billion toward affordable housing in California, the latest tech giant to pledge money to one of the state's most...

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Newsletter: Retailers expect you to splurge a bit more this holiday season
News 3 months ago
Newsletter: Retailers expect you to splurge a bit more this holiday season

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, with a look today at holiday spending. Nothing says the holidays are fast approaching like the annual pre...

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Century City's revamped Century Plaza moves ahead
News 4 months ago
Century City's revamped Century Plaza moves ahead

The ambitious $2.5-billion Century Plaza project, centered on the landmark crescent-shaped hotel that has hosted presidents and rock stars over...

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Column: Wall Street Journal says the rich are fleeing California, but the flight is a trickle
News 4 months ago
Column: Wall Street Journal says the rich are fleeing California, but the flight is a trickle

Solicitous as always of the downtrodden and sensitive to their burdens, the Wall Street Journal's editorial board wrung its hands earlier this week...

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New L.A. ordinance slaps moratorium on evictions ahead of Jan. 1
News 4 months ago
New L.A. ordinance slaps moratorium on evictions ahead of Jan. 1

The Los Angeles City Council approved an emergency moratorium on evictions Tuesday to stop landlords from quickly booting tenants before new...

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Los Angeles City Council moves forward with eviction, rent increase moratoriums
News 4 months ago
Los Angeles City Council moves forward with eviction, rent increase moratoriums

The Los Angeles City Council took a stopgap step Tuesday to stop no-fault evictions and rent increases, following fears that landlords are hiking...

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Column: Junk mail disguised as official correspondence — how is this legal?
News 4 months ago
Column: Junk mail disguised as official correspondence — how is this legal?

Somewhere between the constitutional right to free speech and California's law against unfair business practices reside all those mailers we...

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Netflix, WeWork and others bolster L.A.'s office market
News 4 months ago
Netflix, WeWork and others bolster L.A.'s office market

The office rental market in Los Angeles County held steady in the third quarter as technology, entertainment and co-working companies kept up their...

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