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  • Mark Lacter

    Contributing Writer/ Business

    Lacter, who passed away on November 13, 2013, covered Southern California business extensively as both an editor and reporter. He was editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal, which won numerous national and regional awards during his tenure; a senior editor for Forbes magazine, covering media and entertainment; and has held a variety of posts at the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Daily News, and Orange County Register. Lacter was also named by the Society of Professional Journalists as distinguished journalist of the year in 2005, and his Business column for this magazine was a frequent finalist for Best Magazine Column at the City and Regional Magazine Awards, winning in 2011.

 

Ground Control

In his last column for the magazine before his untimely death, Mark Lacter checks in on Ontario, which was supposed to be LAX’s sister. That plan, and its failure, says a lot about the cost of flying high in L.A. Read more...

Company Town

You hear the complaint all the time: Los Angeles is inhospitable to business. But is it? Sifting myth from reality Read more...

Sharper Image

Looking for a shift or stylish pumps? L.A.-based web entrepreneurs want to change the way you shop for fashion Read more...

The Battle Will Be Televised

With so much competition, why does L.A.’s big cable provider, Time Warner, charge so much? Read more...

The New Frontier

Long a contested plot of beach-adjacent land, Playa Vista is coming into its own as a magnet for tech firms Read more...

The Big Picture

Movie theaters are struggling to stay relevant in an industry that is ever more dependent on blockbusters Read more...

Buyer’s Market

Flush with foreign capital, L.A. has become a hot spot for Chinese investors Read more...

Exit the Big Top: Cirque Du Soleil Is Leaving Hollywood Early

Cirque du Soleil announced in late November that it would close Iris as of Jan. 19, quite a turnabout from what the Canadian entertainment troupe had been promising when it first signed on for a 10-year run. Read more...

Space Cadets

A region that helped power the rocket age is back in the game Read more...

Bad Moon Rising

How is L.A. dealing with its looming budget deficit? Don’t ask city hall Read more...

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