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Licenser Turns to TV Vet to Channel Revenue

Genius Brands International enlists kids’ TV veteran to help produce more revenue.

By Caroline Anderson January 13, 2017 midnight   $$ Share
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LAX Moves on $6 Billion Plan to Ease Transit In, Out of Airport

Getting Lift

LAX looks to get moving on transit improvements as the way is cleared for project bidding.

California Pizza Kitchen Founders Starting New Seafood, Pizza Restaurants

The co-founders of California Pizza Kitchen Inc. are at it again. After selling their restaurant empire to private equity firm Golden Gate Capital in 2011 for $470 million, Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield are facing the heat of the kitchen again with the recent opening of an upscale seafood eatery in Brentwood and plans for a sit-down pizza restaurant.

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2016 Container Traffic Up at Port of Los Angeles, Down at Port of Long Beach

For 2016, it was a tale of two ports when it comes to container cargo traffic. Last year, the Port of Los Angeles logged record container levels, with nearly 8.9 million container units passing through the port, up 8.5 percent over 2015 and eclipsing the 2006 record of nearly 8.5 million container units.

Mars Offers $9.1 Billion for West L.A. Veterinary Chain VCA

VCA Inc., the West Los Angeles-based chain of veterinary clinics received a buyout offer Monday from Mars Inc. valued at $9.1 billion, according to the companies.

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Magazine Serves Dining Venture

Former food editors now hope to make cut with Silver Lake’s Botanica.

Former food editors are using an online magazine to make headlines for their restaurant venture.

Pizza Pioneers Now Pursue Slice of Seafood Pie

DINING: CPK co-founders dive into Bottlefish chain; another pizzeria planned.

The co-founders of California Pizza Kitchen Inc. are at it again.

Mobile Ad Firm Mobile Majority Moves on Location Intelligence

ACQUISITION: Both sides trumpet deal as means to improve service to clients.

The ad industry is still seeing a number of mergers and acquisitions with many of the bigger players gobbling up smaller firms.

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Former Snapchat Executive Alleges App Misrepresented Growth Numbers

The former head of Snap Inc.’s user growth filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging the company is cooking those numbers.

Feds Announce $1.5 Billion Grant, Loan for Subway Extension to Century City

A federal grant and loan totaling nearly $1.5 billion to build the second phase of the Metro Purple Line subway extension from Beverly Hills to Century City was announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Cedars-Sinai Sues HealthCare Partners Over $6 Million in Unpaid Bills

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging El Segundo-based HealthCare Partners has failed to pay more than $6 million for services provided by the hospital.

Proterra Raises $140M, Plans to Increase Hiring at City of Industry Plant

Electric bus manufacturer Proterra of Burlingame announced on Tuesday that it has raised $140 million from investors, which will be partly used to start manufacturing and hiring at its City of Industry plant.

Garcetti Unveils LADWP Customer Bill of Rights

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday unveiled a new customer Bill of Rights for the Department of Water and Power, including a guarantee of new business service connections within 10 business days.

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Immigration Funding May Depart

DEVELOPMENT: Fate of EB-5 has projects mulling financing.

Projects are hesitant to build on the uncertainty facing the EB-5 green card program.

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Seafood Service Rides New Wave

Dock to Dish sinks hooks into local restaurants with subscription boxes of fish.

Seafood service Dock to Dish helps local restaurants get a line on fresh fish.