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Heyday Begins West Coast Expansion Plan With $8M From Fifth Wall

A skincare chain in New York City with big hopes of disrupting the industry has established its first location in Southern California and plans to spread throughout region with the help of $8 million in funding from an investment group led by Venice-based Fifth Wall Ventures.

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Delta Will Offer Nonstop Flights From Burbank to Atlanta

Delta Air Lines will begin nonstop service between Hollywood Burbank Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport beginning in July.

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Car Rental Facility Gets Green Light

City Council approves $2 billion LAX project

The Los Angeles City Council on Oct. 31 unanimously approved a $2 billion contract for a consortium of 11 companies to build and operate a consolidated car rental facility near Los Angeles International Airport.

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Milk and Eggs Takes Delivery from Farm to Table

Food delivery service works directly with farmers to get goods to consumers

Kenneth Wu remembers shopping online – often bleary-eyed – for household and baby items after the birth of his second daughter in 2015

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Local Airport Passenger Volume Mixed in September: LAX, Ontario Up, Long Beach Down

JetBlue Cutbacks at Long Beach Leave Airport Feeling Blue

Passenger traffic at three Los Angeles area airports in September was mixed, with a large gain at Ontario International Airport, a slight increase at Los Angeles International Airport and a drop at Long Beach Airport. But all three airports posted solid gains for the nine months year-to-date.

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L.A. Approves $2B Consolidated Car Rental Facility Near LAX

The Los Angeles City Council on Oct. 31 unanimously approved a $2 billion contract for a consortium of 11 companies to build and operate a consolidated car rental facility near Los Angeles International Airport.

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Retail Redux

Sears is bankrupt and closing stores, but former locations could have new life

Sears is bankrupt, but its former stores are hot real estate commodities.

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United Pacific Buys 39 Local Gas Stations

Long Beach gas station operator United Pacific announced Oct. 22 that it has acquired 39 gas station and convenience store properties – mostly in L.A. County – from Ventura-based Macland Investments.

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Delta Air Lines to Launch Ontario Airport to Atlanta Service in April

Delta Air Lines announced Oct. 19 that it will launch daily nonstop service between Ontario International Airport and Atlanta in April, marking the third carrier with transcontinental flights from the Inland Empire airport.

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Airport Commissioners Approve $2B Contract for LAX Car Rental Facility

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on Oct. 18 approved a $2 billion, 28-year contract to a consortium of 11 companies to design, build and operate a consolidated car rental facility near Los Angeles International Airport.

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New ‘Experiential’ Jordan Brand Retail Shop Opens

Downtown location includes rooftop basketball court and recovery lounge

“Experiential retail” in the air.

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Kitchen United Receives $10M Funding From L.A. Investors

Kitchen United, a Pasadena-based startup that wants to help restaurants open to new markets without investing in additional real estate, raised $10 million in a series A round of funding led by Alphabet’s venture capital arm GV, with participation from Los Angeles investors Harry Tsao and John Miller.

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Long Beach Airport Opens Reconstructed Runway for General Aviation

Long Beach officials marked the opening of reconstructed runway at Long Beach Airport for general aviation on Oct. 11.

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MedMen to Acquire PharmaCann for $682 Million

Culver City-based cannabis company MedMen Enterprises Inc. announced its acquisition of PharmaCann in an all-stock deal valued at $682 million.

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Shopify Opens its First Store in Los Angeles

Canadian e-commerce company Shopify Inc. opened its first brick-and-mortar operation in downtown on Oct. 11

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