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November 17, 2011
Popular online reviews site Yelp is going public, the latest in a slew of Internet businesses to do so. Yelp Inc. said in a regulatory filing Thursday that it plans to raise $100 million in an initial public offering. The amount of money Yelp is seeking in its IPO will likely change as its bankers determine how many shares should be sold and at what price. That process typically takes three to four months. San Francisco-based Yelp, a website best known for reviews of restaurants, bars and other local merchants, generated $58.4 million in net revenue in the first nine months of this year.
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BUSINESS
August 21, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Things got heated Tuesday at a Yelp town hall meeting intended to debunk misconceptions and ease business owners' concerns about the popular reviews site. Since launching nearly a decade ago, Yelp has been subject to endless criticism by business owners who accuse the website of manipulating reviews based on whether the companies fork over advertising dollars. The backlash hasn't prevented Yelp from becoming the premier site for reviews on everything from restaurants to plumbers.
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BUSINESS
August 21, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Things got heated Tuesday at a Yelp town hall meeting intended to debunk misconceptions and ease business owners' concerns about the popular reviews site. Since launching nearly a decade ago, Yelp has been subject to endless criticism by business owners who accuse the website of manipulating reviews based on whether the companies fork over advertising dollars. The backlash hasn't prevented Yelp from becoming the premier site for reviews on everything from restaurants to plumbers.
BUSINESS
September 24, 2012 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
The online review of the Best Western hotel in Eagle Rock started with a critical headline: "Very poor quality, will never stay here again. " What is surprising is that the review was posted on a link found on the hotel's own website. Best Western International, one of the world's largest hotel chains, announced last week that it had redesigned its website, adding links to reviews submitted by guests to the website TripAdvisor. The move marks a trend in the hotel industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1991 | KRISTINA LINDGREN
Given the recent federal decision to consider the California gnatcatcher for endangered species status, a UC Irvine biologist Thursday asked the faculty senate to review the administration's plans to build a 13,000-square-foot chancellor's residence on land that is home to breeding pairs of the small songbirds.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 1986 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Times Arts Writer
Ever since one flank of contemporary artists left the company of museums for the streets and pastures of the real world, the Establishment has been trying to figure out what to do about it. No right-thinking professional disapproves of the move; some of the most interesting work of the last 20 years has been done in unconventional settings. The trouble for institutions is that it's impossible to give the art its due in the confines of a museum or gallery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1992 | LEN HALL
The search for a civic center location has begun. Starting Tuesday, the Planning Commission will review 14 sites throughout the city as potential locations for the center. Each of the sites has a minimum of 2 1/2 acres of land, enough for a center of about 30,000 square feet with 120 to 130 parking spaces, according to the criteria for the center outlined by the city staff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
In the first step toward finding a new archeological firm to conduct studies at the Hellman Ranch site, the city's Archeological Advisory Committee will appoint as many as five of its members to sit on an interview panel. The 10-member committee will make the appointments at a special meeting starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the City Council Chambers, 211 8th St.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 1993
Chamber Music in Historic Sites, the umbrella series of chamber concerts sponsored by the Da Camera Society of Mount St. Mary's College, will offer 25 events during the 1993-94 season, series' founder MaryAnn Bonino has announced. Among the internationally acclaimed artists headlining the series are the Bartok Quartet, London Baroque, Freddie Hubbard, The Sixteen and I Solisti di Zagreb.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 1990 | LEAH OLLMAN
"The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame," proclaimed Oscar Wilde. So, too, with works of visual art, which often challenge our glassy-eyed complacency with startling metaphors for social ills. Wilde's observation, quoted in one of this year's temporary public art projects commissioned by Sushi gallery, explains, in part, why red flags have sprouted recently in the grant application file at the National Endowment for the Arts.
BUSINESS
February 18, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Yelp Inc., the popular Internet site for customer-written reviews of restaurants, hotels and other services, expects its shares to hit the market at a price of $12 to $14 each, giving the company a value of as much as $840 million. The company said in a regulatory filing this week that it hopes to raise about $100 million in its initial public offering of more than 7.1 million shares. Its charitable foundation will sell 50,000 shares in the IPO, planned for early March. It plans to sell nearly 12% of the nearly 60 million total shares outstanding.
BUSINESS
November 17, 2011
Popular online reviews site Yelp is going public, the latest in a slew of Internet businesses to do so. Yelp Inc. said in a regulatory filing Thursday that it plans to raise $100 million in an initial public offering. The amount of money Yelp is seeking in its IPO will likely change as its bankers determine how many shares should be sold and at what price. That process typically takes three to four months. San Francisco-based Yelp, a website best known for reviews of restaurants, bars and other local merchants, generated $58.4 million in net revenue in the first nine months of this year.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2009 | Andrea Chang
Undercooked chicken. Poor customer service. A bug in the guacamole. For years, users on the popular review website Yelp have had the final -- and only -- word when reviewing their most-loved or most-hated local restaurants, clothing shops and beauty salons. Now business owners are getting their chance. And talking back is sweet. This month, Yelp will open up its site to public responses from businesses, a first for the 5-year-old San Francisco company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
In the first step toward finding a new archeological firm to conduct studies at the Hellman Ranch site, the city's Archeological Advisory Committee will appoint as many as five of its members to sit on an interview panel. The 10-member committee will make the appointments at a special meeting starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the City Council Chambers, 211 8th St.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 1993
Chamber Music in Historic Sites, the umbrella series of chamber concerts sponsored by the Da Camera Society of Mount St. Mary's College, will offer 25 events during the 1993-94 season, series' founder MaryAnn Bonino has announced. Among the internationally acclaimed artists headlining the series are the Bartok Quartet, London Baroque, Freddie Hubbard, The Sixteen and I Solisti di Zagreb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1992 | LEN HALL
The search for a civic center location has begun. Starting Tuesday, the Planning Commission will review 14 sites throughout the city as potential locations for the center. Each of the sites has a minimum of 2 1/2 acres of land, enough for a center of about 30,000 square feet with 120 to 130 parking spaces, according to the criteria for the center outlined by the city staff.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1989 | KRISTINE McKENNA
Something there is that doesn't love a corporate entryway. The great minds of urban planning have tackled the problem of what to do with the dead zones that spring up like patches of stubborn crabgrass in buildings otherwise streamlined for maximum efficiency, but they've yet to find a solution. Foliage doesn't help, nor do plush carpeting, piped-in music, sectional sofas and soothing lithographs.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2009 | Andrea Chang
Undercooked chicken. Poor customer service. A bug in the guacamole. For years, users on the popular review website Yelp have had the final -- and only -- word when reviewing their most-loved or most-hated local restaurants, clothing shops and beauty salons. Now business owners are getting their chance. And talking back is sweet. This month, Yelp will open up its site to public responses from businesses, a first for the 5-year-old San Francisco company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1991 | KRISTINA LINDGREN
Given the recent federal decision to consider the California gnatcatcher for endangered species status, a UC Irvine biologist Thursday asked the faculty senate to review the administration's plans to build a 13,000-square-foot chancellor's residence on land that is home to breeding pairs of the small songbirds.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 1991 | LEAH OLLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This year, for the first time in the program's six-year history, Sushi's StreetSites projects can be found all over San Diego, not just in the center of the city. This year, Sushi made special efforts to encourage artists without public art backgrounds to participate in the monthlong show of publicly sited works. Also this year, for the first time in recent memory, the results are uniformly disastrous.
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