Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Stradling, Attorneys At Law (http://www.sycr.com)

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (“Stradling”) is a premier business law
firm with over 125 attorneys and 10 offices in the western US. The offices are: Newport Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, San Diego, San Francisco - SOMA, San Francisco - Financial District, Sacramento, Reno, Denver, Seattle. The Firm’s corporate, litigation and public law practices are well known for their expertise and depth. Stradling's clients include emerging and high growth public and private companies as well as private equity funds, venture capital groups and their respective portfolio companies. Widely recognized for its expertise, responsiveness and outstanding client service, the Firm's size, structure, and culture allow it to provide the highest quality representation while maintaining the responsiveness and relationships commonly associated with smaller firms.

Wag Expands To Austin
Los Angeles-based on-demand, dog walking marketplace Wag!, which was founded by Jason Meltzer and Josh Viner, said today that it has expanded to Austin, to coincide with the SXSW tech gathering in that city this week. The startup says that Austin is the eighth city it has launched in so far. Wag currently also serves Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, Chicago, Orange County and San Diego. The company is venture backed by Freestyle Capital, Greylock, CrunchFund, Slow Ventures, S (More info...)

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Uber Launches Food Delivery Service In LA
Uber said today that it has lauched a new, stand-alone service, UberEATS, which will deliver food to users in the Los Angeles area, seven days a week, day and night. According to Uber, the new service is supported by its own, dedicated app, and also will offer up food delivery in Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, and Toronto, in addition to LA. Uber--which has been experimenting with the food delivery service in LA since the beginning of the year, said the new dedicated app comes as it has figure (More info...)

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WSJ Keeps Up Pressure On Honest Co.
The Wall Street Journal is keeping the pressure on Los Angeles-based Honest Co., saying this morning that the company that makes Honest Co's laundry detergent, Earth Friendly Products, removed all of the claims that its laundry detergent was free of sodium laurel sulfate (SLS) last spring. The WSJ cited experts in the industry who said that the compound which Honest Co. says it uses instead of SLS, sodium coco sulfate (SCS), actually contains "a large amount of SLS", despite being made from coco (More info...)

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EcoATM's Parent, Outerwall, Seeks Buyer
Outerwall, the parent company of San Diego-based cellphone recycling kiosk operator EcoATM, said late Monday that it has hired an investment banker, and is now looking at "strategic alternatives". Outerwall, which also owns Redbox and Coinstar, said that it has hired Morgan Stanley and Perkins Coie to help it to "explore strategic and financial alternatives" -- including a sale of the company -- as a crisis at the company has deepened. Outerwall was already under fire by investor groups, which h (More info...)

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Why District2 Is Creating An Online Marketplace For The Fashion Industry

How do you take an industry, the fashion industry, which is set in its old fashioned ways—even to the point of still wiring money through things like Western Union—and take it into the electronic age?
We spoke with Cassie Betts, the founder of LA's District2 (www.district2.co), to learn District2 is looking to both create a marketplace, and a community, around independent fashion designers, helping them to find resources, vendors, factories, and contractors help them bring their designs to l (More info...)

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Advanced Scientific Concepts Sells Off Division To Continental AG
Santa Barbara-based Advanced Scientific Concepts has sold off its ASCar Division, which develops LIDAR systems for the automotive industry, to Continental AG, the company said Monday. Financial terms of the sale were not announced. Advanced Scientific Concepts (ASC) said that Continental plans to mass product flash LIDARs for the commercial automotive industry. As part of the transaction, ASC said it has created a new company, Advanced Scientific Concepts LLC, which will continue to focus on pro (More info...)

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EDF Renewable Energy Sells 50 Percent Of Two Wind Projects To BlackRock
San Diego-based renewable energy developer EDF Renewable Energy said Tuesday that it has sold a 50 percent interest in two, New Mexico wind projects, to private equity investor Blackrock Infrastructure. The two projects are its 250 megawatt Roosevelt Wind Project and 49.65 MW Milo Wind Project, both of which are located in Roosevelt County, New Mexico. Financial deatils of the sale were not announced. EDF Renewable Energy has now worked out a total of five similar project deals with BlackRock ov (More info...)

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Newegg Expands In Canada
City of Industry-based Newegg, the online electronics retailer, said today that it has opened up a new "Pick-up Centre" in Vancouver, which will allow its customers to pick up orders at its new Vancouver warehouse. Newegg said the new center allows its customers with same day pickup of products ordered on the site. Newegg opened up its warehouse in Richmond, British Columbia, six months ago.

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Numecent Aims New Product At Enterprise, Inks Distributor In Japan
Irvine-based cloud software developer Numecent said today that it has launched a new product aimed at the enterprise, and inked a distribution partnership in Japan. The new enterprise offering, Cloudpaging for Enterprise, is aimed at helping enterprise organizations with a way to deliver cloud applications to end user through a "self-service app store". The Japanese distribution deal is with Tokyo-based Ascentech K.K., which will distribute Numecent's products to the engineering and construction (More info...)

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Linksys Adds Clustering Wireless Access Points
Playa Vista-based networking products developer Linksys has rolled out a new line of wireless access points, which can be clustered together and managed through a single interface. Linksys said the new feature--aimed at small businesses--is available across its entire line of Linksys business wireless-ac access points, through a firmware upgrade. Linksys said the new feature lets administrators manage up to 16 APs through a single interface, with changes automatically being pushed to all of the (More info...)

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Cal State Channel Islands 2016 UAV Poll
Please consider taking our anonymous online survey about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, aka “drones”). This poll was created by students and colleagues here at California State University Channel Islands to better understand public attitudes toward and use of this technology. No particular knowledge of or experience with UAVs is necessary to take this survey. It takes roughly 10 minutes to complete. Our results will be shared widely and openly (see http://aarr.piratelab.org) after we have closed the poll in April.

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LAVA 13th Annual Venture Awards Dinner - March 30th, 2016
LAVA 13th Annual Venture Awards Dinner
Celebrating over 30 years of service to the Los Angeles Entrepreneurial Community

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

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