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SEC Qualifies Fatburger’s $24 Million Initial Public Offering

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has given the go-ahead to the $24 million initial public offering planned by Fatburger’s parent company, paving the way for the company to begin trading on the Nasdaq later this month.

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LAX, Long Beach Airport Passenger Traffic Surged in August

Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport and Long Beach Airport soared last month, with LAX up 4.4 percent and Long Beach up 16 percent, compared to August of last year, according to figures released this week by the airports.

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Keck Foundation Donates $20 Million for Chapman University Science Building

The W.M. Keck Foundation donated $20 million to Chapman University for a new center for science and engineering, its largest and most expensive building on campus, the institutions announced Thursday.

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Report: L.A. Freeways Claim Five of Top 10 Traffic Jam Spots in Nation

Two L.A. freeways – the 101 and the 405 – claimed five of the top 10 traffic jam locations in the nation in a study released Tuesday on traffic hotspots in 25 major cities by transportation analytics firm Inrix.

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Greenberg Gross Adds Former Federal Prosecutor as Partner

Greenberg Gross of downtown added as partner Becky James, a former chief of criminal appeals in the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office, the firm said Wednesday.

Cal State Dominguez Hills President Willie Hagan to Retire

Cal State Dominguez Hills President Willie Hagan announced Tuesday during convocation ceremonies that he will retire at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.

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Colburn School Receives $1 Million Bequest from Iona Benson

The Colburn School has received a $1 million bequest from the estate of Iona Benson, a longtime volunteer, donor and former board member of the performing arts institution, located in downtown Los Angeles.

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Delta to Add Flights from LAX to Paris, Amsterdam

Delta Air Lines announced Monday it will launch nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Amsterdam and Paris beginning in June, connecting Angelenos to Delta’s two largest partner hubs in Europe.

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Airport Seeks Lift From Ridesharing

Long Beach facility adds fees to help offset loss of revenue from decline in parked cars.

Rideshare fees will take off at Long Beach Airport to help offset dip in parking revenue.

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Snack Maker Gets Taste of Life With Amazon

This Bar Saves Lives picked by titan e-tailer for program to spur Marketplace sales.

This bar might soon save more lives.

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Dole Food Dropping Strawberries Before Going Public; Considering Private Sale

As Dole Food Co. prepares to go public again, it has decided to make the transition without one of its local crops – berries.

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When Hollywood Calls the Cops

Producers of crime content collar actual police for use as consultants.

Some cop shows shoot for authenticity by using real police as advisers.

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Licenser of Eatery Brands Links IPO to Crowd

DINING: Fat Brands plans to fill plate with $24 million through Regulation A+.

Fatburger owner Fat Brands will try to fill its platefrom crowdfunding with a Regulation A+ public float.

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Longtime American Jewish University President Robert Wexler to Step Down

Robert Wexler, who has helmed American Jewish University in Bel-Air for 25 years, is stepping down next June, the university announced Tuesday.

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Local Universities Move Up in National Rankings

L.A.’s major universities moved up in the latest national ranking released Tuesday from U.S. News & World Report, with the California Institute of Technology at No. 10 and UCLA and USC tied for No. 21.

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