Tutor Perini Lands $1.4B Contract for Purple Line Extension

A joint venture between Tutor Perini Corp. and O&G Industries Inc. has received a notice of intent to award a $1.4 billion contract for the construction on Metro’s Purple...

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 19: Virgin’s Proposed Commute in a Vacuum

Brainbase brings in $1 million; SongTradr makes acquisition; Virgin Hyperloop tests new transportation method Source: Business

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 18: Catapult Capital Acquires JibJab

Samsung enters L.A. retail market; JibJab Acquired; Snap and Nike link for lenses Source: Business

Los Angeles Times Labor Dispute Escalates

The Los Angeles Times is facing an escalating labor quarrel that is a mounting obstacle to the 400-plus member Los Angeles Times Guild’s first collective bargaining agreement. Source: Business

Partners Bank of California Expands to Beverly Hills, First Time Outside Orange County

Mission Viejo, Calif.-based Partners Bank of California announced plans to open a branch in Beverly Hills, its first outside of Orange County. Source: Business

Pepperdine Taps Global Justice Reform Advocate James Gash as New President

Pepperdine University’s Board of Regents late on Feb. 13 named James Gash, an associate dean at the university’s law school, as its eighth president and chief executive, the university...

Intrepid Advises on Sale of Electric Vehicle Maker Artisan

Brentwood-based Intrepid Investment Bankers, a regional middle market investment banking firm, advised on this month’s sale of Camarillo, Calif.-based Artisan Vehicle Systems Inc., a zero-emission electric battery-powered equipment manufacturer. Source:...

Knotel Brings Flex-Office Concept to L.A. With First Lease

Knotel Inc., a New York-based flexible office space provider and rival of WeWork Companies Inc, is making its way to L.A. The company has signed its first L.A. lease...

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 13: Activision Restructures, Downsizes

Ex-Snap employees raise $1 million for new venture; Activision downsizes support staff; OpenTempo links with TigerConnect Source: Business

UCLA Sells Epigenetics Tech to Boost Crops for Farmers

UCLA has licensed epigenetics technology to a Massachusetts-based plant breeding firm to improve the performance of commercial crops. Source: Business

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