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Ontario Airport Passenger Traffic Jumped 11 Percent in January

Passenger traffic at Ontario International Airport rose 10.6 percent in January, while air cargo volume jumped 22 percent, airport officials reported Feb. 22

Women Business Owners Invited


Women business owners invited to attend a FREE educational event to be held on May 1, 2018, presented by the Foundation of the Women Presidents' Organization

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AC Hotel by Marriott Breaks Ground in El Segundo

Construction of a new 180-room hotel branded with the AC Hotel by Marriott concept is underway in El Segundo, according to Irvine contractor R.D. Olson Construction.

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LAX Passenger Traffic Up Nearly 4 Percent in January

Passenger counts at Los Angeles International Airport rose 3.8 percent in January to nearly 6.7 million, airport officials announced Feb. 28.

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Hollywood Restaurant Cited for Wage Theft Violations

The Shrimp Lover #1 Inc., a seafood restaurant in Hollywood, has been fined almost $520,000 in wage theft violations by the state’s Labor Commissioner’s office.

Area Airports Double National Growth Rate

Four combine for 98M passengers; Long Beach Airport up 33 percent.

L.A. County’s four commercial airports are poised to exceed the 100 million-traveler mark.

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DineEquity Announces New Name, Surpasses 4Q Expectations

DineEquity Inc. in Glendale is now Dine Brands Global Inc., the company announced with the release of its full-year and fourth-quarter financial results on Tuesday. The firm reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue for Q4, sending its stock up more than 15 percent to its highest price in a year.

Settlement Reached in ADA Suit Against West Hollywood-based Travel Co.

The Justice Department reached a settlement on Feb. 20 with a West Hollywood travel firm that allegedly turned down a request by deaf passengers for sign language interpreters on a cruise to Mexico.

Long Beach Airport Passenger Traffic Up Nearly 7 Percent in January

Airline passenger traffic at Long Beach Airport increased nearly 7 percent in January 2018 compared with the same period in 2017, airport officials announced on Feb. 16.

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LAX’s $4.5 Billion People Mover Project Begins Approval Process

The Los Angeles World Airports Board of Commissioners on Feb. 15 voted to take the first step toward awarding a $4.5 billion contract to a contractor consortium to design, construct and operate the planned people mover at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Nostalgia on Menu

Eateries based on one-time TV, cinema hits on the way

Move over food: movie and TV show themes are the newest trend in restaurants.

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L.A. County Hotel Sales Hits Record High of $1.67 Billion

The total value of sales of Los Angeles County hotels hit a record of $1.67 billion last year, according to a new report from Irvine hotel brokerage Atlas Hospitality.

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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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Long Beach Airport to Begin Daily Flights to Hawaii

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

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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