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Business Opposition Mounts to Proposed Moratorium on New Natural Gas Hookups

Business opposition is mounting to a proposed three-month moratorium on new commercial natural gas hookups in Los Angeles County, with a vote by the state Public Utilities Commission set for Thursday.

Strawberry Grower Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Eclipse Berry Farms has filed for bankruptcy, joining a growing list of California strawberry operators facing difficulties.

Legislators Introduce Measure to Ban Moratorium on New Natural Gas Hookups

A pair of state legislators introduced a measure on Jan. 17 to ban any moratoriums on new natural gas hookups.

Mossimo Giannulli’s G/Fore Collection Acquired by Peter Miller

Beverly Hills-based sportswear brand G/Fore has been acquired by Peter Millar, a luxury apparel brand in Raleigh, N.C., for an undisclosed amount.

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Clearlake Capital to Acquire Janus International

Clearlake Capital Group, a private equity firm based in Santa Monica, agreed to acquire Janus International Group for an undisclosed sum, the outfits announced Jan. 17.

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Dole Food Co. Withdraws Planned IPO

Dole Food Co. has called off its proposed public offering after talks to sell the company to a Belgium firm broke down.

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Commission Postpones Vote on Moratorium on New Natural Gas Connections

The state Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday postponed for a month a planned vote this week on a moratorium on new natural gas connections for businesses and commercial properties throughout most of Los Angeles County.

UPDATE: California Adds 'Fresh' Category for Cannabis Cultivation Tax

Marijuana growers can now choose to either pay a state tax on either dried or freshly harvested cannabis plants, the state Department of Tax and Fee Administration announced this week.

Butterfly Acquires Pacifico Aquaculture in Mexico

Butterfly Equity, a private equity firm specializing in the food sector, has acquired Pacifico Aquaculture in Mexico, the company announced Jan. 9. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Harbor Trucking Association Announces First CEO

The Harbor Trucking Association, a coalition of West Coast trucking carriers has named Weston LaBar its first chief executive officer, the trade association announced on Jan. 4.

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Fabletics Launches New Activewear Line with Demi Lovato

Athleisure apparel brand Fabletics is partnering up with singer Demi Lovato to launch a new workout wear collection, the company announced on Jan. 2.

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Toymaker Jakks Pacific CFO Steps Down

Santa Monica-based toymaker Jakks Pacific Inc. announced Dec. 28 that its chief financial officer was stepping down.

Guilty Plea in L.A. Garment District Money Laundering Case

The owners of downtown textile company Pacific Eurotex Corp. plead guilty to federal money laundering and tax charges Friday.

Mattel Inc. Lays Off 70 Employees to Cut Costs as Turnaround Falters

El Segundo toy company Mattel Inc. permanently laid off 70 employees earlier this month, according to a WARN notice filed with the California Employment Development Department.

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Commerce Denim Maker Differential Brands Enters Canadian Market

Differential Brands Group Inc. has entered a partnership with Throat Thread Apparel to relaunch its premium denim line in Canada, the company announced Tuesday.

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