Influential Family-Owned Businesses in Los Angeles: Galpin Motors – A Legacy of Forward-Looking Excellence

Galpin Motors has been a family owned business since Frank Galpin opened it in 1946. Bert Boeckmann started working as a salesman at Galpin Motors – at age 23,...

Southwest Airlines Adds Flights at Burbank, Ontario Airports

Southwest Airlines on Nov. 15 announced it was adding flights at Hollywood Burbank and Ontario International airports, starting in June. Source: Business

Hollywood Execs Merge Platinum Eagle With Texas Lodging and Hospitality Firms

Century City-based Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp., which was formed by veteran Hollywood executives Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan last year, announced plans Nov. 14 to combine with Texas-based Target...

Smart & Final Reports Third Quarter Earnings

Commerce-based Smart and Final Stores Inc. doubled its net income for the third quarter 2018, the company reported in its quarterly earnings Nov. 14. Source: Business

LA Region Loses Out in Amazon HQ Derby, But LAEDC Sees a Silver Lining

Los Angeles may have lost out on its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, but the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. said there was a silver lining for the...

Sweetgreen Closes $200 Million Series H Round

Culver City-based restaurant chain Sweetgreen announced a $200 million Series H round today, bringing the company’s valuation to more than $1 billion. Source: Business

Vertebrae Launches Augmented Reality E-Commerce Platform

Santa Monica-based augmented reality advertising and software provider Vertebrae announced Nov. 12 the launch of its new e-commerce AR platform, Axis. Source: Business

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 12: Musk, Garcetti Chat Boring Co. Projects

Elon Musk talks sewage and other Boring application with Eric Garcetti; Vertebrae launches AR platform for e-tailers; Wii users will have to look elsewhere for Netflix Source: Business

Ritter Pharmaceuticals Raises $6 Million in Private Placement

Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Century City biotechnology company that develops therapies for gastrointestinal diseases, raised $6 million in a private placement from investors, according to a securities filing posted...

Car-Share Startup HyreCar Report Q3 Revenue Up 224 Percent to $2.7 M

HyreCar Inc., a downtown Los Angeles-based company allowing prospective ride-share drivers to temporarily lease vehicles from dealerships, announced Nov. 8 its third-quarter revenue grew 224 percent to $2.7 million...

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