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They’ve Still Got Mail

ENTERTAINMENT: Talent agencies’ old-school training.Aspiring agents at local talent agencies are still required to put in time in the company mailroom.

Urth Caffé Moving Kitchen, Coffee Roasting, HQ to Hawthorne

Downtown L.A. restaurant and coffee roaster Urth Caffé is moving its central kitchen and headquarters to Hawthorne, the company announced Tuesday.

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Trader Joe’s Yet to Join Rivals in Push for Delivery, Online Services

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Delivery not seen as vital in near term for grocery chain Trader Joe’s despite market trends.

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Torrance’s Providence Little Co. of Mary Medical Center Receives $20 Million Donation

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance has received a $20 million donation from philanthropists Priscilla Hunt and the late Donald G. Hunt, the hospital said Thursday.

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DLA Piper Absorbs Liner Firm and 60 L.A. Attorneys

Westwood and downtown-based boutique law firm Liner plans to merge with industry behemoth DLA Piper, the firms said Thursday.

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Replacement Meal Maker Soylent Whips Up 7-Eleven Deal

Downtown manufacturer Rosa Foods Inc. will sell its line of Soylent meal replacement drinks in brick-and-mortar stores this month for the first time, the company has announced.

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Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports Clean Air Action Update Could Cost $14 Billion

Implementing goals of having only zero-emission vehicles and cargo handling equipment by 2035 will cost the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach $7 billion to $14 billion, according to the ports’ Clean Air Action Plan update released Thursday

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June Imports Surge at L.A., Long Beach Ports

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach each reported they had their second-highest June cargo numbers, as L.A. hit a record volume in its last fiscal year.

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Delta Adding Daily Flight from LAX to Mexico City

Delta Air Lines announced Monday that it is restoring daily nonstop flight service from Los Angeles International Airport to Mexico City starting Dec. 1 after a 12-year hiatus.

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Brentwood Associates Takes Minority Stake in Blaze Pizza

West L.A. private equity firm Brentwood Associates took a minority stake this week in Pasadena’s Blaze Pizza, according to the restaurant chain’s spokesman Joshua Levitt.

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Replacement Meal Maker Whips Up 7-Eleven Deal

FOOD: Rosa to sell formerly online-only Soylent in stores to prep for national rollout.

Downtown manufacturer Rosa Foods Inc. will sell its line of Soylent meal replacement drinks in brick-and-mortar stores this month for the first time, the company has announced.

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Fast-Casual Pizza Business Still Delivers in Sector

DINING: Blaze remains hot with franchisees as chain maintains rapid expansion.

Fast-casual chain Blaze Pizza is still bringing the heat through its expansion plans.

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El Segundo Hotels Sold for $97 Million

A pair of hotels in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport sold last month to New York’s Blackstone Group for nearly $97 million, public records show.

CMA CGM to Sell 90 Percent Stake in Port of L.A. Terminal for $817 Million

A Swedish investment fund has agreed to acquire the third-largest terminal at L.A.-area ports from French shipping line CMA CGM for $817 million in cash, with plans to invest in equipment and technology upgrades.

Original Wonder Woman, Honorary Millennial

Former studio chief Sherry Lansing expects “Wonder Woman” to kick down more doors in Hollywood.

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Spanish-Language Broadcasters Signal Focus Shift

TV: Univision, Telemundo go with modern, edgy fare to draw younger U.S. Latinos.

Univision and Telemundo program modern, edgy fare to boost their stations with U.S. millennials.

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