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Robot Gears Up as Cook

MANUFACTURING: Chain CaliBurger beefs up burger service with Miso’s ‘Flippy.’Miso’s patty-cooking robotic arm, “Flippy,” is giving CaliBurger a hand in the kitchen.

By Garrett Reim March 17, 2017 midnight   Share

Ready Pac Foods Sells for $409 Million

Irwindale pre-packaged salad maker Ready Pac Foods Inc. has been sold to French multi-national food company Bonduelle for $409 million, according to the companies.

Bibibop Asian Grill Moving into Los Angeles ShopHouse Locations

The name posted on L.A.’s five ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen restaurants is about to change, but the food will remain similar now that another Asian restaurant concept has taken over the leases.

USC Receives Grant to Develop Defect-Free Electronic Chips

USC’s Information Sciences Institute, a division of its Viterbi Engineering School, received a roughly $40 million contract this week from Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, a federal government agency.

Pepperdine Makes Major Jump in U.S. News Rankings

The Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management’s full and part-time MBA programs made major jumps in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 ranking of the nation’s top business schools.

Port of Los Angeles Cargo Declines in February

The Port of Los Angeles saw container volumes decline in February after a record-setting January.

Top NBA Agent Ousted, Sued By Former Firm

A shakeup at Independent Sports & Entertainment – formerly a division of Hollywood mogul Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media – has bled into court, with the agency suing one of the National Basketball Association’s most powerful agents.

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Rival Puts Bite On ‘Superfood’

FOOD: Overseas buyer grabs Essential Living on the cheap.

Bankrupt “superfood” dealer Essential Living proves a tasty target for snack company.

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Winnick Dials Up Deal for OTT-Streaming Site

TECHNOLOGY: Former Global Crossing chief aims to take on Netflix, Hulu.

Word broke last week that Los Angeles billionaire and former telecommunications mogul Gary Winnick was back in the game, taking a majority stake in startup streaming service Qello.

Study Says USC Responsible for $8 Billion Impact on California Economy

An independently conducted study commissioned by USC found that the university spurs $8 billion in economic activity in California every year.

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Big Order to Fill

SHIPPING: New alliances for megaships could tangle ports.

New cargo alliances formed to fill up megaships could bring big challenges to the ports.

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Trucking Firms Fear Hiked Fuel Taxes Will be Steered From Road Repairs

Driving Issue

Trucking businesses back fuel tax hikes but worry the money will be steered away from road repairs.

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Investors in Chain Get More Servings of Bad News

DINING: Dim sales forecast, another executive departure batter stock of DineEquity.

DineEquity Inc.’s woes aren’t over.

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Peter Guber Sues Insurance Broker Over Lost Roman Sculpture

Peter Guber has literally lost his head. That’s according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, which details the billionaire sports and entertainment magnate’s quest for an insurance payout covering the loss of a “multi-million dollar antiquity known as the Bronze Roman Head of Lucius Aelius Verus as Caesar.”

DTLA’s Angels Flight Railway to Reopen by Labor Day

The historic but troubled Angels Flight railway in DTLA will reopen to the public by Labor Day, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday.