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Volaris Adds Flight from LAX to Acapulco

Mexican airline Volaris will begin weekly flight service from Los Angeles International Airport to Acapulco next month.

LAX Debuts Automated Screening, Eyes Record Run

Los Angeles International Airport and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration launched five automated screening lanes at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, airport officials announced late last week.

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Gladstone’s at Table on Extension

Lovers of Gladstone’s restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades probably still have another couple years to enjoy the seafood spot.

Line 204 to Launch Sun Valley Project

Line 204 Studios in Hollywood is doubling down on its home turf even as it gets ready to break ground on a 240,000-square-foot studio complex in Sun Valley in July 2018.

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LA Phil Taps Seattle Symphony Leader as New Chief Exec

Simon Woods, president and chief executive of Seattle Symphony, has been named chief executive of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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Electronic Arts Acquires Respawn for Up to $455M

Respawn Entertainment, the video game company behind the “Titanfall” franchise, has been acquired by Electronic Arts Inc. in a deal valued at up to $455 million.

SoCal News Group Opinion Editor to Head LA Weekly

Brian Calle, opinion editor for Southern California News Group, will leave his post to become an operating partner overseeing the operations of LA Weekly.

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Huahua Media’s $1B Finance Deal With Paramount is Scrapped

Paramount Pictures Corp. and China’s Huahua Media have mutually ended an agreement that would have financed 25 percent of Paramount’s film slate through 2019, citing recent changes in Chinese foreign investment policies.

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Report: Creative Artists Agency Signs Japanese Baseball Star

Move could signal a jump to Major Leagues.

Shohei Otani, a star pitcher/outfielder in Japan, signed with Creative Artists Agency to represent him in his transition from the Japanese League to Major League Baseball.

Report: Disney Discussed Acquiring Bulk of Fox Assets

Walt Disney Co. has held discussions in recent weeks to acquire most of the assets of 21st Century Fox, according to a CNBC report.

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L.A. Sports Council Elects Tony Sciarrino as Chairman

Tony Sciarrino has been tapped to be the new chairman of L.A. Sports Council, taking over from Karen Brodkin, whose tenure ran from 2013.

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Bidding for $1B Consolidated Car Rental Facility at LAX Progresses

Four teams of companies have been cleared to bid on the $1 billion consolidated car rental facility to be built near Los Angeles International Airport.

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LAist, Other DNAInfo Websites Discontinued

LAist, a local news offshoot of New York-based DNAinfo’s Gothamist website, has been shut down by billionaire Joe Ricketts, DNAinfo’s chief executive officer.

Robert Mercer Sells Stake in Breitbart News to His Daughters

Billionaire investor Robert Mercer, a backer of conservative causes and patron of former White House adviser Steven K. Bannon, is reportedly selling his stake in the conservative website Breitbart News Network to his daughters.

Hackers Steal Client Data From Line 204 Studios

Line 204, a Hollywood film and television production and rental company, said today hackers had stolen its client database. The extent of the breach is still being determined.

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