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Inglewood OKs Arena Talks

SPORTS: Clippers owner Steve Ballmer eyes new venue for team by 2024.Inglewood council signs off on a proposed arena to house the Los Angeles Clippers.

Inglewood Poised to Approve Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with L.A. Clippers for New Arena

The Inglewood City Council is set to vote tomorrow to approve an exclusive negotiation agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers for an NBA arena in the city.

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IOC Set to Award 2024 and 2028 Summer Games to Paris and Los Angeles

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee on Friday announced its intent to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games to Paris and Los Angeles, all but guaranteeing Los Angeles will host the Games in 11 years.

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Entertainment Takes Lead Role in CEO Pay

COMPENSATION: Disney’s Robert Iger at top despite dip.

The entertainment sector made a big production out of exec pay last year, with Disney’s Robert Iger and Activision’s Robert Kotick leading the CEO list.

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'World of Dance’ Moves to L.A. Beat

World of Dance steps up its profile with an NBC program that unites a range of L.A. talent.

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Studios Get More Real Casting Disabled Actors

ENTERTAINMENT: Rise in streamed content plays part in increased opportunities.

Disabled actors see their Hollywood role expand as productions pursue authenticity.

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Surf Air Acquires Texas Rival Rise

Santa Monica’s Surf Air has acquired rival subscription-based airline Rise of Dallas, according to a statement posted to the local firm’s website.

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Breitbart Ad Revenue Drops More Than 90 Percent

Brentwood-based Breitbart News Network has witnessed a more than 90 percent drop in advertising sales revenue in the last three months, fueled by its alt-right agenda and support for President Donald Trump, according to DigiDay.

Dan Tana’s Aims to Bottle Exclusive Air

Dan Tana’s looks to serve up the restaurant’s air of exclusivity with branding and licensing deals.

Ex-NBA Players Aim to Score in Three-on-Three

BASKETBALL: New league teams with former pros to fill lineups, coaching ranks.

Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson) and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz will debut their three-on-three basketball league this month.

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Making L.A. Work

ECONOMY: Icons talk industries, culture.

Patrick Soon-Shiong, Peter Lowy, Tyra Banks, Eli Broad, and Michael Milken spoke at the Business Journal’s inaugural Icons event.

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Cava Group Inc. Expands Mediterranean Restaurants, Food Wholesaling, in Los Angeles

Cava Group Inc., a young Mediterranean food company, is in the midst of an aggressive expansion in Los Angeles after raising a $30 million C series round in March.

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Classic Game Shows Still Making Play for Viewers

TV: Deals for ‘Jeopardy,’ ‘Wheel of Fortune’ to keep programs on through 2020.

Newly renewed “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune” still deliver big audiences for their producer.

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Restaurateurs Look to Get Cooking in Venice Deal

Many Angelenos see Lincoln Boulevard in Venice as a road to the airport – one lined with a hodgepodge of small businesses ranging from auto repair shops to liquor stores.

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L.A. Tourism Hits Hospitality High

Visitors spent record amount last year, but local officials wary of Trump’s impact on travel.

TOURISM: L.A. County welcomed record numbers in 2016, but officials are bracing for travel-ban fallout.

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