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Spring Street's revival spreads to a downtown landmark: the Trust Building
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Spring Street's revival spreads to a downtown landmark: the Trust Building

The blocks of Spring Street south of City Hall lagged behind other parts of the Historic Core in downtown's economic recovery of the last two...

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They can't all be Grand Central Market: Does L.A. have too many food halls?
News 1 week ago
They can't all be Grand Central Market: Does L.A. have too many food halls?

The freestanding collection of eateries at Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade once was stocked with the likes of McDonald's and Subway. And for...

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Walmart rolls out unlimited grocery delivery subscription service
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Walmart rolls out unlimited grocery delivery subscription service

Walmart is rolling out an unlimited grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh-food...

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Strategies for overcoming a spouse's bad investment decisions
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Strategies for overcoming a spouse's bad investment decisions

Dear Liz: I tell people we lost a huge chunk of money in the Great Recession, but it wasn't the downturn that did us in. My husband made some...

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Can this marriage's finances be saved?
News 4 weeks ago
Can this marriage's finances be saved?

Dear Liz: I am 64 and my husband is 63. I retired five years ago after a 30-year professional career. My husband is an executive and plans to work...

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Scooter startup says needy communities in San Francisco asked to be excluded
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Scooter startup says needy communities in San Francisco asked to be excluded

In defense of its practice of excluding two of the San Francisco's neediest neighborhoods, San Francisco-based mobility company Scoot says local...

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In Beverly Hills, the Mountain’s fate looms as foreclosure auction gets delayed
News 1 month ago
In Beverly Hills, the Mountain’s fate looms as foreclosure auction gets delayed

The Mountain - a stunning 157-acre property touted as the city's finest undeveloped piece of land - is barely keeping its peak above water in...

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Amid housing crisis, Culver City is the latest town to cap rents
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Amid housing crisis, Culver City is the latest town to cap rents

Culver City approved a temporary rent control measure early Tuesday morning, joining a handful of other Southern California cities that have...

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Los Angeles apartment owners race to add luxury amenities
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Los Angeles apartment owners race to add luxury amenities

Competition for tenants who can pay top rents has grown so fierce that landlords are loading up their new buildings with goodies unheard of in...

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How Roland Spongberg turned one El Pollo Loco into a 192-restaurant empire
News 1 month ago
How Roland Spongberg turned one El Pollo Loco into a 192-restaurant empire

Roland Spongberg, 67, is founder and chief executive of WKS Restaurant Group, based in Cypress. WKS has more than 5,500 employees and 192...

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Google, Amazon, Netflix and their tech pals storm L.A.'s office market
News 2 months ago
Google, Amazon, Netflix and their tech pals storm L.A.'s office market

Technology companies have been hiring at such a rapid pace that they have come to rule the Los Angeles office market and are spreading their...

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Robots are scaling warehouse shelves to get stuff to you faster
News 2 months ago
Robots are scaling warehouse shelves to get stuff to you faster

A logistics company partly owned by Related Cos. is searching for locations across North America to build its multistory robotic warehouses. Robots...

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China’s growth slides to lowest level in 26 years amid U.S. tariff war
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China’s growth slides to lowest level in 26 years amid U.S. tariff war

China's economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they...

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Where did Forever 21 go wrong?
News 2 months ago
Where did Forever 21 go wrong?

Nearly a decade ago, before Instagram influencers existed, Forever 21 helped teen girls dress like their favorite celebrities, for cheap. It wasn't...

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All that online grocery shopping is causing a cold storage shortage
News 2 months ago
All that online grocery shopping is causing a cold storage shortage

Deep in a Vernon warehouse, barrels of frozen mango puree from Mexico are stacked four stories high. Hams for Christmas are flash-frozen as June...

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Escaping California’s tax auditors is tough even after leaving the state
News 2 months ago
Escaping California’s tax auditors is tough even after leaving the state

Dear Liz: My husband and I will be trying out several different areas after the sale of our Los Angeles area house, which will be some time this...

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L.A.’s new Airbnb rules bar short-term rentals of second homes and some apartments
News 2 months ago
L.A.’s new Airbnb rules bar short-term rentals of second homes and some apartments

New restrictions on Airbnb and similar services in Los Angeles went into effect this week, driven by complaints that an explosion of short-term...

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Retailers are eager to lodge antitrust complaints against Amazon and Google
News 2 months ago
Retailers are eager to lodge antitrust complaints against Amazon and Google

A leading U. S. retail group, whose members include Walmart Inc., is eager to help antitrust enforcers who are poised to investigate whether Amazon...

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Forever 21 officials approached landlords about buying a stake in the chain
News 2 months ago
Forever 21 officials approached landlords about buying a stake in the chain

A small faction of officials at Forever 21 Inc. has asked the clothing retailer's biggest landlords if they'd consider taking a stake in the...

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Southern California grocery store workers vote to authorize a strike
News 2 months ago
Southern California grocery store workers vote to authorize a strike

After months of stalled contract negotiations, grocery workers at Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs stores voted Wednesday to give union leaders the...

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Stanford offers to spend $4.7 billion on housing and transit relief in the Bay Area
News 3 months ago
Stanford offers to spend $4.7 billion on housing and transit relief in the Bay Area

Stanford University is offering to spend $4.7 billion to relieve pressures on housing and transit that are plaguing residents of the San Francisco...

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NeueHouse to expand co-working space into historic Bradbury Building
News 3 months ago
NeueHouse to expand co-working space into historic Bradbury Building

NeueHouse, which provides co-working space to creative types, will open its second Los Angeles outpost in the famous Victorian-era Bradbury...

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Want to see Star Wars land after Disneyland’s reservation requirement ends? Here’s how
News 3 months ago
Want to see Star Wars land after Disneyland’s reservation requirement ends? Here’s how

Starting Monday, Disneyland visitors will no longer need a reservation to check out the park's $1-billion Star Wars expansion. But the theme park...

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L.A. City Council votes to ban low-income Section 8 rental discrimination
News 3 months ago
L.A. City Council votes to ban low-income Section 8 rental discrimination

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that bars landlords from refusing to consider tenants who pay rent through Section 8,...

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Two years in, Amazon has hardly launched a revolution at Whole Foods
News 3 months ago
Two years in, Amazon has hardly launched a revolution at Whole Foods

This weekend will mark two years since Amazon.com Inc. announced it was acquiring Whole Foods Market. It was a thunderclap that demonstrated Amazon...

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Landlords rip out escalators and walls to attract tenants like Google and Netflix
News 3 months ago
Landlords rip out escalators and walls to attract tenants like Google and Netflix

Google's January announcement that it would take over much of the failed Westside Pavilion shopping center, which is becoming offices, showed...

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Marijuana industry wants L.A. to crack down on illegal pot shops
News 3 months ago
Marijuana industry wants L.A. to crack down on illegal pot shops

The legal marijuana industry urged Los Angeles City Hall on Monday to get tougher with illegal shops that are gouging their businesses in open...

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A $1,800 apartment became a $3,300 corporate rental. Is that bad for housing?
News 3 months ago
A $1,800 apartment became a $3,300 corporate rental. Is that bad for housing?

Last week, an upstart company started providing furnished apartments for business travelers on Franklin Avenue in Hollywood. Its website describes...

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Barnes & Noble is sold to a hedge fund
News 3 months ago
Barnes & Noble is sold to a hedge fund

The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores has been ravaged by Amazon.com Inc. and other online sellers, but it...

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Luxury Art Deco-inspired skyscraper planned for Miracle Mile in Los Angeles
News 3 months ago
Luxury Art Deco-inspired skyscraper planned for Miracle Mile in Los Angeles

The Miracle Mile has demonstrated new vitality in recent years as apartment complexes with shops and restaurants opened in advance of upcoming mega...

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