LA SERVICES

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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Little Tokyo DoubleTree Sold for $115 Million

The 434-room DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown’s Little Tokyo has been sold for $115 million, or $264,562 a room, according to industry tracker CoStar Group Inc.

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L.A. Vehicle Donation Charity Ordered to Shut Down After Alleged False Advertising

Los Angeles vehicle donation charity People’s Choice Charity has been ordered to shut down and pay at least $30,000 in penalties, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Monday.

Port Truckers Strike Winds Down with Little Cargo Impact

This week’s strike by close to 100 truck drivers and warehouse workers at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports was expected to end Friday with little effect on cargo movement, port officials said.

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LAX’s Growth Rate Takes Off

AVIATION: Airport leader in origin-destination travel

LAX hit a record high of 80.9 million passengers in 2016 as traffic continues to rise.

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Meal Kit Service Mixes in Campbell Soup

Chef’d has added Campbell Soup to the mix as the meal kit delivery company’s largest investor.

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Snack Puffs Up

Hippeas has new investors in the chickpea bag including Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Mother’s Pizza Fare Seeks Slice of Gluten-Free Pie

FOOD: Gail Becker credits launch of Caulipower to her quest to feed her two sons.

Caulipower’s Gail Becker pursues healthy sales with her gluten-free pizza offerings.

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Metro Board Approves $1.4 Billion Budget for 11.5-Mile Extension of Foothill Gold Line Light Rail to Claremont

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors on Thursday approved a $1.4 billion budget and related partnership agreements for an 11.5-mile extension of the Foothill Gold Line light rail route from Glendora to Claremont.

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UCLA, Miller Children’s Hospitals Partner to Expand Child Health Services

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach announced the formation of a strategic alliance on Thursday.

Baby Food Company Gobbles Up $4.1 Million in Venture Funding

Organic baby-food startup Caer Inc., which does business as Yumi, announced a $4.1 million seed round last week, taking money from a mix of angel investors and venture capital outfits.

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Nestle Considering Sale of U.S. Candy Business

Nestle is considering a sale of its U.S. candy business, the Swiss-based conglomerate with headquarters in Glendale announced on Thursday.

May Cargo Volumes Surge at Ports

Both the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach recorded their highest May cargo numbers in history.

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Pirate Joe's to Shut Down Due to Rising Legal Costs From Trader Joe's Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

Vancouver-based Pirate Joe’s shut down on Thursday amid rising legal costs due to a lawsuit filed by Trader Joe’s for trademark infringement.

Kombucha Pioneer Tees Up Second Site in Vernon

BEVERAGES: Millennium Products looks to pour it on as healthy drink sales boom.

Millennium Products bottles up more space to boost output of its kombucha drinks.