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Bone Maker Consolidates Collection

New home to display skeletal holdings from fossils to forensics.

Greater demand for its replicated bones and skeletons leads Bone Clones to take new, larger space.

Will Pet IRA Open at Bank Near You?

Animal-friendly online broadcaster seeks savings plan partners.

How to take spending on Fluffy up a notch.

Tastes of the Tropics Mix In Ice Cream

Belize native brings fresh flavors to frozen dessert shop.

How making tropical ice cream became an obsession for owner of Helados Pops.

Disney Helps Dealers

Porsche calls Disney Institute for advice on management and customer service issues.

Rusnak/Westlake Porsche has a starring role in automaker’s customer service overhaul with Disney Institute.

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Game Change

Software morphs work routine with ‘gamification’

Changing its game: 10-year-old firm shifts focus and gamifies training and performance tracking for call/contact centers.

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Cold Caller

From Skid Row to brokering off-market property sales, Michael Koshet has learned how to hustle.

Off-market apartment sales broker and self-admitted hustler Michael Koshet.

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Preview: Soft Story = Hard Times

Many apartment owners in the San Fernando Valley are now feeling the tremors from a law passed by the Los Angeles City Council requiring costly retrofits so buildings can better withstand earthquakes.

Acute Interest In Hospitalists

HEALTH CARE: IPC bought by Team Health for $1.6 billion.

North Hollywood’s IPC became an acquisition target because its specialty – providing so-called hospitalist doctors – became more valuable under Obamacare.

Manufacturer Switched to Sensors

AEROSPACE: Hydra-Electric says customers guided new direction.

A Burbank switch-maker sees its investment in sensors pay off.

Settlement Reached Regarding Criminal Activity at Motel 6 in Sylmar

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Thursday that his office has reached a $250,000 settlement with the owner of Motel 6 in Sylmar that will also include operational and management changes.

Team Player

From the NFL to the Metro board, Mel Wilson has gotten ahead by getting along with people who help him realize his dreams.

From the segregated South, to the NFL, to owner of a real estate company, Mel Wilson talks about how he tackles business and political challenges.

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Remodel Creates Futuristic Office

REAL ESTATE: CBRE showcase at former Kate Mantilini location.

With the future of work sites and locations in mind, CBRE takes over former Kate Mantilini restaurant in Warner Center.

C-Suite Cheer

Former cheerleader Deborah Sweeney takes a can-do attitude in running, the legal service company she acquired from Intuit.

Q&A: Deborah Sweeney, owner of

Soft Story = Hard Times

Retrofit mandate hits Valley landlords.

L.A.’s new seismic retrofit law for multifamily dwellings sends tremors through Valley.

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Virtual Realtors

REX and a Hollywood production house partner on 3D marketing campaign for a $57.5 million Malibu beach house.

Online broker REX partners with virtual reality studio to market homes in the digital world.

HemaCare to Relocate to Larger HQ

HemaCare Corp. in Van Nuys plans to relocate its headquarters to Northridge to make room for growth, the company announced.

Commercial Brokers Evolve Even in Good Times

LIST: In response to market, real estate reps revamp their organizations, procedures.

Brokers discuss the biggest changes for commercial real estate firms.


Hessam Nadji brings experience in research, finance and marketing to the top job at brokerage Marcus & Millichap.

Hessam Nadji takes the helm at fast-growing brokerage Marcus & Millichap Inc.

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Crowdfunded College Next Big Thing?

Website facilitates donations for tuition as education costs rise.

As college tuition skyrockets, local startup tries new finance strategy.

Business Groups Take Different Paths to Winning BIDs

NONPROFIT: Improvement districts work using variety of strategies.

Business Improvement Districts fill gaps in city spending.