LA SERVICES

Cargo Volumes Hit Records at Long Beach, Los Angeles Ports

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which together make up the nation’s largest port complex, set new records in cargo movement last month.

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DineEquity Inc. to Close More Than 100 Applebee’s Restaurants

Glendale-based restaurant company DineEquity Inc. has revised its expectations for its Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill concept, saying during its second-quarter earnings call Thursday that it expects between 105 and 135 locations to close this year.

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Aquatic Farm Flexes Mussels Offshore

FOOD: Catalina Sea Ranch takes crack at shellfish sales.

Catalina Sea Ranch looks to plumb the depths of consumer demand for shellfish.

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Hotels Stay Hot With 2017 Deals

Hotel acquisitions continue on pace in 2017 without reservations.

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Will Lawyers Favor Judge Database?

Gavelytics hopes to make case with courtroom information on L.A. Superior Court jurists.

Gavelytics hopes to court lawyers with its database on Los Angeles Superior Court judges.

Natural Food Chain Pursues Organic Growth Plan

Erewhon will add outpost in Santa Monica; relocate HQ, kitchen to downtown L.A.

Natural food store Erewhon is picking up the pace with its expansion across Los Angeles County.

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Daily Flight Service from LAX to Hong Kong Launching in December

Hong Kong Airlines on Tuesday announced it is launching nonstop flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport on Dec. 18.

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New Alternative Restaurant Dine-In App Launches in Los Angeles

Some local restaurants are trying a new alternative to delivery to bring in customers with an app that launched in Los Angeles County Tuesday.

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Beverage Investor Pins Hopes on Hard Stuff

First Beverage Group may spike new fund with alcoholic drink makers.

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Congress Might Clear Fees at LAX for Takeoff

Senate mulls plan to raise passenger facility charge; major airlines oppose hike.

Los Angeles International Airport is a step closer to receiving tens of millions of additional dollars each year in passenger fee revenues, just as its multibillion-dollar modernization program has kicked into full gear.

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Buyer Locks Up Cybersecurity Firm for $240M

Pasadena-based Guidance Software’s digital forensics drew offer from OpenText.

Waterloo, Ontario-based OpenText, a content management system developer, is set to acquire forensic security firm Guidance Software Inc. of Pasadena for $240 million in cash.

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Brokerage Extends Itself In UCLA Extension Deal

Savills Studley gives up own office space to provide two linked floors to program.

Give Savills Studley extra credit on getting UCLA Extension the deal it wanted on a new administrative headquarters in Westwood.

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Candy Seller Sugarfina Gets $35 Million Investment from Great Hill Partners

Boutique adult candy seller Sugarfina landed $35 million in growth equity financing from Boston private equity firm Great Hill Partners, the firm announced Thursday.

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Pier Pressure

Ports’ clean air plan and companies’ independent-contractor model drive up costs for truckers.

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Another Round?

Pushing last call to 4 a.m. could boost revenues but add costs.

State bill to push last call to 4 a.m. could serve up more revenues and costs for businesses.

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