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Emerald Textiles Acquires MediClean Assets, Plans New Facility

Pacific Avenue Capital Partners and Highland Avenue Funds portfolio company Emerald Textiles announced Dec. 13 its acquisition of the assets of MediClean Linen and Laundry, a healthcare linen service provider. MediClean operates a location in Commerce, Calif., from its headquarters in Anaheim, and Emerald Textiles now operates both.

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8minutenergy, J.P. Morgan and Upper Bay Form $200M Joint Venture for Solar Project

Los Angeles-based 8minutenergy Renewables, the largest private solar and storage developer in the United States, and two other major New York investors, formed a joint venture to provide more than $200 million in capital to support 8minutenergy’s 10.7-gigawatt pipeline of utility solar and energy storage projects.

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El Segundo-Based Jaanuu Raises $15 Million to Produce Fashion Scrubs

Jaanuu Inc., a medical apparel company based in El Segundo, announced Dec. 10 it raised $15 million from investors.

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Glazier’s Growth

Giroux Glass thrives on difficult terrain

What glass ceiling?

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Landec Acquires Guacamole Maker Yucatan Foods for $80M

Los Angeles-based guacamole company Yucatan Foods was acquired by fresh food firm Landec Corp for $80 million in a move that bolsters the California firm’s natural foods market position.

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BottleKeeper Raises $1 Million From 'Shark Tank' Investors

El Segundo-based BottleKeeper, a company that promises to keep warm beer out of your hands, raised $1 million from investors on ABC’s Shark Tank.

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Space Brokers: Warehouse Exchange Finds Niche in Cargo Storage Industry

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Warehouse Exchange bills itself as the Airbnb Inc. of warehouses.

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Inspire’s Energy Experiment: Flat Rates Billed as ‘Subscription Service’

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Santa Monica-based Inspire Energy Holdings has a unique pitch for an energy company: selling power to customers on a subscription basis with flat monthly payments.

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Farm to Family: Milk and Eggs Delivers Farm-Fresh Goods Direct to Consumers

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Milk and Eggs is an online food-delivery platform that sources its offerings directly from farmers and artisan food-makers.

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Versatility Key for Thor: Electric Trucks, Next-Gen Batteries, Modular Chassis

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North Hollywood electric-truck startup Thor Trucks Inc. claims two innovations set it apart from other electric truck manufacturers

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Powering Forward: Romeo Power Breaks Mold on Car Batteries

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In the quest to make electric battery packs as safe and energy efficient as possible, Vernon-based manufacturer Romeo Systems Inc., also known as Romeo Power Technology, plans to lead the way.

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Port of Long Beach Lands $14M Grant for Added Train Access

The Port of Long Beach received a $14 million grant from the Trade Corridor Enhancement Program to offset construction costs for a $25 million rail project to increase efficiency and reduce local traffic.

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MOCHI MAKEOVER

Mochi Ice Cream Co. moves into mainstream

Taking a Japanese-inspired dessert popular in specialty stores and Asian grocers, and putting it into thousands of mainstream supermarkets seems to have worked out for Vernon-based Mochi Ice Cream Co.

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UPDATED: Ontario Now Largest Outbound Freight Market in U.S.

Ontario is now the top market for shipments of outbound cargo in the U.S., according to trade magazine FreightWaves.

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Crude Oil Tanker in Long Beach Fined for Leaks

The South Coast Air Quality Management District, the region’s pollution control agency, issued a notice of violation for leaks coming from crude oil tanker GAC North America currently berthed at the Port of Long Beach.

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