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Long Beach Airport to Begin Daily Flights to Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines plans to fly daily from Long Beach Airport to Honolulu starting June 1.

Union In, Levinsohn on Leave at Times

The Los Angeles Times is now officially a union paper, and its publisher might be on the way out after a lurid report of sexual harassment and misconduct while with prior companies.

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Report: L.A. Times Publisher Tied to Sexual Harassment Claims

Los Angeles Times publisher and chief executive Ross Levinsohn was a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits, according to a Jan. 18 National Public Radio report.

Southern California News Group Faces Layoffs

Southern California News Group, which includes the Los Angeles Daily News, Orange County Register and other newspapers, will reportedly face significant layoffs in coming months.

Live Nation Settles Litigation, Acquires Songkick Assets

Live Nation Entertainment in Beverly Hills and Complete Entertainment Resources Group Inc. and related entities formerly known as Songkick (CERG) have announced that Live Nation has acquired some assets from CERG, including CERG’s ticketing commerce platform, anti-scalping algorithm, API application and patent portfolio.

Westside Move for L.A. Times?

The Los Angeles Times newsroom staff is awaiting the final tally of votes of whether the tronc Inc.–owned newspaper will go union by forming its own local of the NewsGuild, which represents journalists and media workers at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other organizations. The votes are due Jan. 18 and are expected to be counted on Jan. 19.

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Warner Bros. Reshapes Global Theatrical, Home Entertainment Units

Warner Bros. is reorganizing its global theatrical and home entertainment operations to enhance its competitiveness in the global marketplace, the Burbank company has announced.

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Record 48.3 Million People Visited L.A. County Last Year

The county of Los Angeles welcomed a record number of visitors for the seventh year in a row, hosting 48.3 million visitors last year, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board announced Jan. 10.

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Steve Bannon Out at Breitbart

Stephen K. Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of far-right news and commentary website Breitbart News Network in Westwood.

Universal Music Group, Facebook Strike Licensing Agreement

Universal Music Group (UMG), headquartered in Santa Monica, has entered a global, multi-year agreement with Facebook under which UMG becomes the first major music company to license its recorded music and publishing catalogs for video and other social experiences across Facebook, Instagram and Oculus.

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Tronc’s Top HR Exec Resigns

Tronc Inc. Chief Human Resources Officer Cindy Ballard has resigned, the company confirmed Tuesday.

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LAX Holiday Traffic Expected to Hit Record 4.35 Million Passengers

An estimated 4.35 million passengers will pass through Los Angeles International Airport during the holiday season, up 0.9 percent from last year’s record 4.31 million, according to a holiday traffic forecast released Tuesday by airport officials.

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Amblin Partners Links Up With BMG for Exclusive Global Publishing Deal

Amblin Partners, a Universal City–based entertainment firm led by Steven Spielberg, announced Monday it has signed an exclusive music publishing deal with BMG.

LA Weekly Interim Editor Suspended for Offensive Tweets

Less than a week after being named LA Weekly’s interim editor, Hillel Aron has been suspended for prior offensive tweets including posts about race, sexual orientation and body weight.

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Mob Scene Makes Senior Exec Promotions

Mid-Wilshire entertainment industry marketing agency Mob Scene announced two senior level promotions Monday.

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