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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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American Airlines to Resume Dallas Flights at Hollywood Burbank Airport

American Airlines is bringing back daily service between Hollywood Burbank Airport and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport starting in the spring.

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Segal’s Road Trip

RETAIL: Fashion brand heads overseas

In a brick-and-mortar-challenged climate, how has Fred Segal boosted foot traffic.

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Forever 21 Invests in DailyLook Subscription Service

Lincoln Heights-based retail giant Forever 21 has invested in downtown fashion subscription service DailyLook leading an $8 million Series A investment round that also includes Upfront Ventures

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Trains to Planes

Crenshaw-LAX line nears completion, will add 8.5 miles to local rail network

What will the 8.5-mile Crenshaw-LAX line look like when done?

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Carson’s Bigger Ambition: 1.8M SF

RETAIL: City eyes retail, hotel, housing next to mall

Carson is slated to be the next home for a premium outlet mall – and more – to be built by Macerich Co. and Simon Property Group.

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F/ELD Raises $6 Million in Funding Round

Los Angeles-based cannabis products company F/ELD said it has raised $6 million in a funding round from cannabis investors.

L.A. Moves Closer to Banning Sale of Fur

The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously voted for the drafting of legislation that will ban the sale and manufacture of fur-related products in the city.

American Air’s $1.6B Plan

American Airlines plans to take off soon with a $1.6 billion renovation of two LAX terminals.

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Contract Negotiations For $1B LAX Car Rental Facility to Proceed

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on Sept. 6 green lighted Los Angeles World Airports’ staff to negotiate a contract with a consortium to design, build and operate the $1 billion consolidated car rental facility near Los Angeles International Airport.

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Budget Beauty Bar Draws Outside Investment

Face Haus adds locations in Santa Monica, USC Village, Manhattan Beach

West Hollywood-based Face Haus, a beauty bar whose slogan is “facials for the people,” opened its fourth location late last month and has plans for another already in the works.

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Carson Kia Buy Spurs Growth

Glendale’s Trophy Automotive plans to expand regional reach

Purchase of Carson Kia first in Trophy Automotive Dealer Group’s expansion plans.

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