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Star City Attempt 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...

 

Barnes & Noble To Be Replaced By Yet More Tech Companies. Latest Casualty of High Rents

The Barnes and Noble on Third and Wilshire is closing, reports several sources. In January 2017, it will be replaced by four tenants, one on each floor of the historic building that used to house a de...

 

Charles Schwab Closes Accounts of "Deplorable" Customers from OptionsXpress Brokerage

A merger dragged Optionsxpress Customers into Charles Schwab Bank last month. They had no choice in the matter, as one bank had purchased a smaller bank. Now, some of the customers dragged kicking...

 

15 Day Rule Lets You Avoid a year of California Taxes and Enjoy Yearlong Protection of an LLC

It has been called the Christmas gift for California businesses that keeps on giving. California has a little-known device for avoiding certain taxes when filing an LLC or corporation, that is only...

 

Christmastime Phone Scammers Claim to be SCE, Threaten to Disconnect Power

Imagine answering your phone and hearing a caller say they were from Southern California Edison and you must pay $500 by noon or your power would be disconnected. What would you do? Phone scammers...

 

Are you in need of Holiday Cheer? Company Founded by Holocaust Survivors Seeks You!

Do you know someone in need who could use a little holiday cheer? Maybe a boy's bike was stolen and he can't perform his paper route or an elderly person needs a new walker? A young girl wants to...

 

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