April 20, 2014 |
Long Beach State-bound point guard Justin Bibbins of Bishop Montgomery was named MVP after scoring 17 points and contributing six assists to help the Southern Section defeat the City Section, 110-86, in the Collision All-Star Game on Saturday at Redondo High. Other standouts were Westchester's Cameron Young (18 points) and Elijah Stewart (15), Loyola's Thomas Welsh (18) and Redondo's Ian Fox (14). In the girls' game, the Southern Section won, 76-43. MVP was Culver City's Michelle Curry, who had 13 points and 13 rebounds.
April 14, 2014 |
Maker Studios said on Monday that its deal to be acquired by the Walt Disney Co. has already been approved, throwing cold water on a last-minute offer from Relativity Media worth up to $1.1 billion. "As per the announcement made on March 24, Maker Studios has entered into a merger agreement with The Walt Disney Company," a Maker spokesperson said in an emailed statement. "The agreement has been approved by Maker Studios' Board of Directors and the majority of its shareholders and is expected to close in the next few weeks, subject to regulatory approval.
April 14, 2014 |
Relativity Media is hoping to outbid the Walt Disney Co. for the popular YouTube network Maker Studios. Relativity, a Beverly Hills-based entertainment company, has offered to pay $525 million in cash and stock for the Culver City digital media company, plus as much as $500 million more depending on the financial performance of the company, according to a person familiar with the deal. Relativity has also offered a bonus pool worth $75 million for "key talent and executives," this person said.
April 14, 2014 |
Wine dinners come and go. Some are fabulous. Some are lame. But here's one that seems destined for the fabulous category, a collaboration between the Culver City gastropub Waterloo & City and the French-accented Central Coast winery Tablas Creek Vineyard this Wednesday. Just look at the menu, which involves a Gloucester Old Spot pig raised on the Tablas Creek estate near Templeton. For those who don't follow pigs obsessively, Old Spot is a much-coveted heritage breed. And big -- sows can weigh up to 500 pounds, the boars a good 100 pounds more.
March 24, 2014 |
Walt Disney Co. is buying Maker Studios, the digital media company behind YouTube successes such as "Epic Rap Battles of History" and PewDiePie. Burbank-based Disney said Monday that it will pay $500 million to Maker shareholders. Based in Culver City, Maker Studios has about 55,000 YouTube channels with 380 million subscribers and 5.5 billion views per month. Shareholders could receive up to $450 million more, depending on Maker's performance after the acquisition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 |
Most of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County are failing to adequately protect historically important structures that are in danger of being razed, according to a new study by the Los Angeles Conservancy. A “preservation report card” assigns an “F” to 51 cities and all of the county's unincorporated communities -- - some that made no effort to save their historic places since the group's last county-wide assessment was completed six years ago. Conservancy leaders said some newer communities incorrectly believe they have no historic resources, and officials of other communities have delayed creating historic preservation programs because of budget cuts tied to the recession.