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LAX’s Growth Rate Takes Off

AVIATION: Airport leader in origin-destination travelLAX hit a record high of 80.9 million passengers in 2016 as traffic continues to rise.

PermaCity Completes World’s Largest Solar Rooftop Project

L.A. solar developer PermaCity Inc. has completed the world’s most powerful solar rooftop generating project in San Pedro, company and L.A. city officials announced Monday while touring the facility.

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Los Angeles Fines Carl’s Jr. Restaurants $1.45 Million for Minimum Wage Violations

The city of L.A.’s Office of Wage Standards has ordered Carpinteria-based fast food company Carl’s Jr. Restaurants to pay $1.45 million in restitution and fines for minimum wage violations at seven of its L.A. corporate-owned restaurants.

Metro Board Approves $1.4 Billion Budget for 11.5-Mile Extension of Foothill Gold Line Light Rail to Claremont

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors on Thursday approved a $1.4 billion budget and related partnership agreements for an 11.5-mile extension of the Foothill Gold Line light rail route from Glendora to Claremont.

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Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Overturning Malibu Measure Limiting Chain Stores

A state appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that Malibu can’t limit chain stores or force major projects to be put to a vote of the people.

Central City Association Expands Board; Adjusts Advocacy Priorities

The Central City Association representing downtown property owners and businesses announced Wednesday that it has expanded its governing board to 15 members and has adjusted its advocacy priorities to include more of a focus on housing and addressing homelessness.

L.A. County Unemployment Rate Falls to New Record Low of 4.4 Percent Amid Steady Job Gains

L.A. County’s unemployment fell to a new record low of 4.4 percent in May amid steady job gains, state figures released Friday show.

Subway Might Deliver Beverly Hills 9021 Uh-Oh!

TRANSIT: Station work slated for Golden Triangle

Some local leaders fear subway work in Beverly Hills could bury some businesses.

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Honda Paces Field of Foreign-Owned Companies

HEADQUARTERS: Pending exit of Toyota shakes up list of businesses in L.A. County.

American Honda Motor has homed in on the top spot of foreign firms with U.S. bases in L.A. County.

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Environmental Group Sues Air Agency Over Approval of Tesoro Refinery Merger

A local environmental group on Wednesday filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s recent approval of environmental reports for Tesoro Corp.’s plan to merge operations of its two refineries in Carson and Wilmington.

Garcetti Names New Economic Development Deputy

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Friday he is naming senior director for economic development William Chun as his next deputy mayor for economic development, replacing Raymond Chan, who is retiring after 33 years with the city.

Long Beach Picks Up L.A.’s Trash Franchise Plan

WASTE: City Council looks to enact policy in five years; business groups blast costs.

Long Beach City Council moves to adopt a trash franchise system that hiked costs in Los Angeles.

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Legal Challenge Filed to Block L.A. Trash Franchise System

A Sherman Oaks apartment building owner and an apartment owners association have filed a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles seeking to block a waste-hauling franchise system set to go into effect next month.

L.A. County Supervisors Extend Ban on Marijuana Businesses in Unincorporated Areas

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to extend a ban on cannabis businesses operating in unincorporated areas of the county.

Business Leaders Head in, Out of D.C.

Patrick Soon-Shiong joins panel at Paul Ryan’s behest; Elon Musk, Robert Iger resign over climate.

Paul Ryan has named Patrick Soon-Shiong to a House advisory panel; Elon Musk and Robert Iger protest President Trump’s climate stance.

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Foreign Funding On Tap at Summit

Annual investment event looks to line up local business people with counterparts from overseas.

Select L.A. Investment Summit looks to build bridges between local businesses and foreign money.

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