Ezra Klein, Paul Musco & Today’s Working Class; Will Daily News, Register Owner Get Gannett?; Gross, El-Erian Make FT Sandwich; More ‘Unusual Circumstances’ for Huizar

Here’s a different view of diversity, courtesy of a couple of speakers who recently took separate stages in Orange County. One is a thirtysomething son of a university professor. He got a college degree for himself, now makes a living as a political pundit, and still looks as though he’d …

LA Warms Up to Frieze; OC’s Billion-Dollar Elephant?; Ray Chan/Raymond Chandler; Double-Check Huizar’s Homeless Deal; Best Banh Mi

Have you heard about the upcoming art show Frieze Los Angeles? The buzz so far has been confined to reports on the art and artists–no doubt the stars of the LA edition of the festival, which aims to gain traction alongside sister shows in New York and London when it …

Office Tea Leaves: Will Hulu Leave SM?; Bird in Santa Ana; Stewart Observes; LA Media’s NY State of Mind; LB’s Happy Blues; Mural Message

Plenty to ponder from the panel that took center stage at AIR CRE’s So Cal Market Trends & Forecast on January 23 at the L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown … KNX 1070’s Frank Mottek moderated the talk for the member-owned commercial real estate network’s 26th annual event, with a panel of …

Hot Brand Out of DTLA Retail Picture? Banksy Swings on Broadway; Huizar’s Missing Money Trail; Ming Hsieh Confronts Caruso on USC’s Marshall Mess; Eye on Industrial

The much-ballyhooed arrival of tech accessories brand InCase to Downtown L.A. for its first-ever brick-and-mortar retail shop appears to be in question … Tarantino Word on the streets of OC and L.A. says that new leadership of InCase’s parent company Incipio Group—which is based in Irvine, and didn’t respond to …

Sears Exit Sparks Speculation at South Coast; LA Weekly Off the Street?; Cheung Adds LAEDC Duties; Bonus Column: Timing Key on Huizar Coverage

South Coast Plaza Sees Brighter Side of Sears Meltdown Sears might be slouching toward obscurity, but its one-time store at South Coast Plaza could be a booster rocket for the globally renowned enclave of upscale retail as it looks to remain someplace special compared with digital offerings in the ever-competitive …

‘Blue Economy’ & Boutique Hotel; KorAms Key; Bump in Road for Beverly Hills; New Year’s Resolution for Huizar?

Boutique Dreams in San Pedro Would a bustling hub of the “Blue Economy” be enough to turn the long-vacant Warehouse 1 at the Port of Los Angeles into a boutique hotel? Here’s one formula that might get there: Take 34 acres of wide-open research-and-development space situated in a port complex that handles about 40% of all water-borne imports for …