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Wide, Not Open

Wider view of 5 freeway widening project.

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Digital Medicine Goes Concierge at Westfield Century City

It’s billed as “Apple store meets doctor’s office,” its chief executive hails from Google and its newest office opened last week in Westfield’s Century City mall instead of a medical building.

Gladstone’s at Table on Extension

Lovers of Gladstone’s restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades probably still have another couple years to enjoy the seafood spot.

Dodgers Season Comes to Disappointing End

The Dodgers fell to the Houston Astros 5-1 in Game Seven of the World Series at Dodger Stadium.

South Bay, Long Beach Most Affordable Multifamily Markets

The South Bay and Long Beach area was the most affordable L.A. County submarket for investment and rent, according to the third-quarter Multifamily Research Market Report from Marcus & Millichap.

Winter Blend Gas Won’t Bring Price Break at the Pump

Gas prices are not expected to take their traditional fall dip thanks to a bill passed earlier this year increasing the price of gasoline by 12 cents a gallon.

MTA Looking to Crack Down on Toll Cheats

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority estimates that about a quarter of drivers using toll lanes on the 10 and 110 freeways are switching their FasTrak transponder to carpool, even when they’re driving by themselves.

Shomof Buys Stadium-Adjacent Inglewood Hotel for $18M

Izek Shomof, the prolific downtown Los Angeles developer, has purchased the Airport Park View Hotel at 3900 W. Century Blvd., across the street from the football stadium complex under construction in Inglewood for $18 million.

Legend 3D Opens Office in India

Los Angeles-based Legend 3D has opened of a 40,000-square-foot facility in Pune, India.

How Snapchat Has Avoided Spreading Fake News

Full of user-created videos, Snapchat has avoided joining other social media companies caught up in the spreading of fake news.

Concourse Media Inks Deal with Regal for Augmented Reality Playbill

Concourse Media, a Los Angeles entertainment company launched in 2015, has struck a deal with Regal Entertainment Group to distribute Moviebill, an augmented reality version of Playbill for the movie industry, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Hundreds of Regions Place Bids to Host Amazon’s HQ2 said yesterday that 238 cities and regions had put in bids to be the home of its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, CNN reports.

Tencent Aims to Crack U.S. Market With a Game of Its Own

Tencent Holdings Ltd., the Chinese owner of West L.A.’s Riot Games, is attempting to launch its own game in the U.S. for the first time, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Newegg Accused of Fraud by Group of Korean Banks

Newegg Inc., the City of Industry computer seller, has been sued by four South Korean banks that allege it conspired to defraud them of hundreds of millions of dollars, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Sony Pictures Television to Acquire Funimation Productions Ltd.

Sony Pictures Television has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Texas-based Funimation Productions Ltd., a distributor of Japanese anime content, valuing the company at about $150 million.

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