By Daniel Langhorne, California Business Journal.When it came time for Playboy Enterprises to sell its historic Playboy Mansion in 2016, the real estate agents representing both parties knew they needed a firm with a strong reputation and impeccable security to manage the $100 million transaction.The
By Eve Gumpel, California Business Journal.For Anders Lasater, great architecture requires a proper balance of four fundamental ingredients: space, proportion, light, and material—in that order.“You have to start with space,” says Lasater, CEO and principal architect of Anders Lasater Architects, Inc. in Laguna Beach, Calif.
By Lee Barnathan, California Business Journal.Rod Buscher imagines a time when you can go to Starbucks and buy … a car?Buscher is founder and CEO of Blinker, a technology company whose mobile app allows anyone to buy, sell, finance or refinance cars with the snap
By Ashleigh Ruhl, California Business Journal.When an elderly person’s children steal from them, potentially leaving them without the financial means to care for themselves, one solution — albeit a tough one — is for that parent to sue their own kin.That’s the harsh reality attorney
From the California Business Journal NewswireBradford & Barthel, LLP, an industry-leader in aggressive workers’ compensation defense matters, has announced the opening of its new Nevada operation.The firm will now offer workers’ compensation defense services to insurance carriers, third-party administrators and employers outside of California for
From the CBJ Newswire.Ziggi’s Coffee is breaking into the California market with the announcement of its 20th franchise agreement. The Colorado-based coffee concept is adding franchisees Claude and Aurora Jones, who are opening the first California location in Citrus Heights, just east of Sacramento.Ziggi's now
Marc Brener and Energy Experts International understand the “entire energy food chain,” thereby saving commercial and industrial buildings thousands of dollars on their power bills.
[caption id="attachment_8326" align="alignleft" width="130"] Rick Weinberg[/caption]BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALAs Marc Brener crunched the numbers for an energy efficiency project
Alamitos West Health Care Center is a four-star facility because of Executive Director Pradeep Muley and his impeccable staff of professionals.
CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNAL STAFF REPORTThe reason Alamitos West Health Care Center is a four-star facility -- and is on its way to being a “five-star
From the time she was a child, Shannon Lamb was destined to become an attorney because of her innate ability to debate, argue, negotiate – and win.
BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALThe ability to debate, argue and negotiate has been ingrained in Shannon Lamb for
When Sid Miramontes couldn’t get things done ‘his way’ at the big wirehouses, he launched his own capital investment firm.
BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALThe financial advisor – and the overall experience – caught Sid Miramontes by total surprise. It was nothing like he expected.He
Joe Mueller’s dream of being a teacher evaporated during education layoffs in 2003, forcing him into another profession. Today, his Southern California remodeling company is on a path to generate over $4 million this year.
BY RICK WEINBERG,CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALAll Joe Mueller ever wanted,
Scott Way is not just a super broker. He is referred to by clients as ‘the best and last mortgage broker you'll ever need.’
BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALSome people just get it right.Scott Way is one of them.As President of Resource Financial Mortgage in
Cloudtrek is among a unique group of firms specializing in ultra-customized, ‘ironclad’ private cloud/IaaS hosting services.
BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALEvery Monday morning, on TV and radio, the world learns about the weekend box office movie blockbusters – which films finished in the top 10
Attorney John Wong left one of the country’s biggest and most prestigious Los Angeles estate planning firms to launch his own private practice in Orange County because he knew “there was a better way.”
BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALWhen John Wong was hired by the
Not only did Sona A. Tatiyants create a unique estate planning practice that focuses on young families, but she also gives new meaning to giving back to the community.
BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALWhen Sona A. Tatiyants decided to create her own Southern California estate
Lightning-fast paced, high-intensity coding bootcamps like LearningFuze condense the learning and training process of becoming a masterful and employable programmer in an astoundingly short period of time.
BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALThe oversized classroom on this late Southern California morning is buzzing with students coding,
For 17 years, Colleen McNamee has flourished as a divorce mediator and is heralded by clients as an angel for helping them through their nightmare.
BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALThe negativity and insults had reached a fevered pitch. Colleen McNamee couldn’t take it any longer.
With his vast business experience and his calm persona, Mark Thomas has emerged as a master in helping CEOs weave through the delicate and challenging issues they face on a daily basis.
BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALWhen Mark Thomas was in negotiations for the sale