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"Budget Market" on 4th Street in Santa Monica Sells for $3.3 million

It may not look like much, but the Budget Market just sold to a private trust for $3.3 million. This according to William Althouse at Westmac Realty. "Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC Arranges $3.3...

 

230,000 Acres of Oil Rich Permian Basin Properties Are Now Open to Your Investment

Back in 1996 Autry Stephens decided that he wanted to claim his share of oil riches so he struck out on his own and soon named his one rig oil company the "Big Dog Drilling Company." Over the next...

 

Bitcoin Falls Below $3700, as US Dollar Rises, Bitcoin Cash Forks

As the US Dollar rose abroad, and another approaching fork for Bitcoin remains, Bitcoin fell below $4000 for the first time in 15 months. The fork in Bitcoin Cash, which forked off from Bitcoin...

 

Santa Monica Check Cashing Closed Following the Death of Owner, Chris Trigg, 47

He was a friend to the friendless and a banker to the unbanked. Christopher Trigg was also the married father of 2 young girls. Trigg, 47, died on July 17th of an aggressive form of brain cancer. He h...

 

Ka-Ching! The Big Business of Cannabis at CWCBExpo in Vegas

Cannabis has become a mainstream big business! In 2018, cannabis sales in the US are projected to be over $10 Billion! By 2020, the United States market is estimated to top $35 billion annually. So...

 

StarCity Attempts to Solve California Housing Crisis With New Solutions

Despite a severe housing shortage in California, Jon Dishotsky noticed that 60 percent of living spaces was not being used. Living rooms are not actually being lived in. Kitchens are empty most of...

 

Disrupting Snail Mail: What if Direct Mail Behaved Like a Digital Channel?

The digital age has rewritten the script for (some would call it disrupted) industries from newspapers to automobiles. What about direct mail, those advertisements on pieces of actual paper one sorts...

 

Conversion to Office Space Breaks Ground for Sears in Santa Monica

The Sears building on 4th Street in Santa Monica will follow the trajectory of several Southland sites, moving from retail to office space. Owners Seritage Growth Properties and Invesco Real Estate an...

 

IFTA's Jean Prewitt and MPAA's Charles Rivkin at American Film Market in November

 9/12/18 The American Film Market (AFM) has announced today the expansive programming lineup for its Conferences, Roundtables, Workshops, and Spotlight Events which will feature international...

 

Engineer Receives Gold Plated Controller After 15 Years at Activision-Blizzard

An engineer on Reddit has posted photos of gold plated game controller he received "after 15 years of service at Activision Blizzard." Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a video game company headquartered...

 

Santa Monica's Leading Luxurious Le Meridien Delfina Hotel Mixes Art, Sparkling Rose Wines and Music...

Santa Monica's luxurious Le Meridien Delfina Hotel recently gave guests a very memorable artistic summer afternoon on the grounds of their romantic Terrazza Garden, which is also a popular wedding...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Business    July 4, 2018

Mel's Diner Opens On Lincoln and Olympic Blvd in Santa Monica

Mel's Diner has opened on Olympic and Lincoln. The building began as the Penguin in 1959. In 1990, it became Dr Beauchamp's Western Dental for 20 years, but is now once again a classic American...

 
 By David Ganezer    Business    July 2, 2018

"Our London, Munich, Paris and New York Offices are All in WeWork buildings"

Max Fronicke is a Sales Force recruitment executive with Lawrence Harvey. Lawrence Harvey is a "headhunter" for salesforce.com (stock symbol CRM), with offices in 4 countries and 5 cities. Last year...

 
 By David Ganezer    Business    July 2, 2018

"Growth Hacking" Will Disrupt Internet Advertising Says CEO of CoEfficient Labs

Excerpts of an interview with Sean Goldfaden, a Member at WeWork in Santa Monica, the CEO of CoEfficient Labs. CoEfficient Labs is a Growth Advertising Agency for Series-A Startups. It's based at We W...

 

Bird Scooter Inc Valued at Over Two Billion Dollars, Reports Bloomberg News

Bird started in Santa Monica and annoyed residents to the point where they took to City Hall to get rid of it. IN other words, it had the same business plan as Uber. Which isn't too surprising given...

 

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Hosts 93rd Annual Installation Dinner

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce hosts its 93rd Annual Installation Dinner with the induction of new boardmembers, a presentation of awards, and a showcase of local businesses on Wednesday, June 1...

 

Why Entertainment Industry Tenants Are Not Like Other Commercial Tenants

San Diego, May 11, 2018 - One of the most challenging tenants served by real estate brokers are entertainment production companies. "What makes film and television tenants difficult to place is the...

 

Apple Launches New 9.7-inch iPad With Apple Pencil Support

Apple on Tuesday introduced its iPad with support for Apple Pencil. The new gadget will go on sale starting at $329, the tech giant said in a statement. The new iPad and Apple Pencil will let users...

 

Facebook Announces Latest Steps To Tackle Fake News

Facebook announced on Thursday new measures it hopes would prevent fake news and election meddling in the upcoming 2018-midterm elections in November. The social media giant is now blocking the...

 

The Septuagenerian Intern: 3 Reasons Why Hiring Older Employees Is A Smart Decision

In the 2015 movie The Intern, Robert DeNiro starred as a 70-year-old widower who returns to the workforce as an under-appreciated and seemingly out-of-step intern working for a young boss played by...

 

God Forbid, A Stock Market Crash is Ahead. Maybe. Or Maybe Not

A month before Wall Street's recent correction shared media headlines with all things Trump, columnist David Von Drehel of the Washington Post said that a recession, slump, or "God forbid a crash, "...

 

Scottrade Bank to Close Santa Monica Branch on February 17th

Scottrade Bank NA has formally announced that it's branch on Wilshire Blvd near 5th Street is closing in February. Scottrade was purchased by TDA Bank/ TD Ameritrade last year, and two branches...

 

What's Up With The US Post Office Lately? Mail Not Delivered, Odd USPS Behavior Seen

The Postman only rings twice. But sometimes, not at all. Some local residents complain of poor service and frankly odd behavior by the Postman lately. On social media, some residents note that...

 

Costs of Selling Real Estate Increase in 2017, May Rise in 2018

I have found over the years most sellers and buyers are not familiar with typical costs they will incur when selling or buying a home, they are shocked when they receive their estimated closing...

 

Lyft Honors Drivers on Hollywood Blvd's Walk of Fame

Ridesharing company Lyft has erected a billboard on Hollywood Walk of Fame, recognizing just how cool its drivers are. "Thanks to the writers, the strivers the role models. We know you're more than...

 

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