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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.

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Slice of History Fuels Food Fest

Forty eateries to cook up tribute to Pasadena as home of cheeseburger.

Culinary event looks to beef up Pasadena’s claim as the birthplace of the cheeseburger.

Court Hits Pause on Judgment Stripping Real Estate Developer of Nine Properties

An appellate court agreed Tuesday to temporarily halt a trial court’s order stripping control of nine multifamily buildings from Santa Monica developer Neil Shekhter and his NMS Properties Inc. until the judicial panel examines the case more closely.

Hotel Happy Rivals Checking in to Hollywood

Some new competitors are coming to the neighborhood of the W Hollywood, but the hotel’s general manager is welcoming them, their restaurants, and shops with open arms.

Hanjin Shipping Inks Deal to Sell Port of Long Beach Terminal

Hanjin Shipping Co. has signed a contract to sell its stake in the largest terminal at the Port of Long Beach to Mediterranean Shipping Co. A South Korean court announced the sale Tuesday, the Yonhap News Agency and the Wall Street Journal reported.

Panda Express Imports Japanese Barbecue to Hacienda Heights

The parent corporation of the Chinese fast-food chain Panda Express opened the first international branch of sit-down Taiwanese restaurant YakiYan in Hacienda Heights this week.

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Service Commits To Giving Back

David Sobie’s company handles in-person dropoffs of returns for e-tailers.

David Sobie looks to give back to e-tailers through his in-person return service.

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Port Traffic Up at Los Angeles, Down at Long Beach

The effects of the Hanjin shipping line bankruptcy continue to roil the county’s ports as cargo container traffic rose 24 percent last month to record levels at the Port of Los Angeles, but fell 14 percent at the Port of Long Beach, both ports reported Wednesday.

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Floravere Hitches Wedding Gowns to Online Sales Strategy

INTERNET: Engaged Online

Floravere looks to retailor the wedding dress business through online sales.

Cadiz Closes Public Offering; Raises $10.6 Million in Working Capital

Cadiz Inc., the Los Angeles company that’s trying to build a water storage and conveyance project in the Mojave Desert, announced Tuesday that it has closed a public offering that netted $10.6 million in working capital. Separately, the company announced a refinancing of $43 million in senior debt that extends the maturity date two years until September 2019.

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Chinese Food Pioneers Fill Plate

DINING: Cherngs feed growth plan with diverse investments.

Panda Express’ Cherng family has looked beyond Chinese fare to heat up growth prospects.