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 …

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 …