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Nostalgia on Menu

Eateries based on one-time TV, cinema hits on the wayMove over food: movie and TV show themes are the newest trend in restaurants.

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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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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Air China to Launch LAX-Shenzhen Direct Route

Air China announced Monday a new route between Los Angeles International Airport and Shenzhen, China.

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LAX Passenger Traffic Up in October and for the Year-to-Date

Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport was up 4.7 percent in October compared to last year, and is up 4.6 percent so far this year, according to the airport organization.

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LAX Removing 2,110 Parking Spaces to Make Way for Construction

Los Angeles International Airport officials announced this week that 2,110 parking spaces at LAX’s Economy Lot C – nearly half of the spaces – will be removed in two phases over the next four months to allow for construction work.

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Long Beach Airport Traffic Up Sharply in October

Passenger traffic at Long Beach Airport was up 25 percent in October from the same month last year, according to airport officials. Nearly 165,000 passengers boarded airplanes at the airport - a 25 percent jump – and was led by a 32,000 increase in passenger count, or 33 percent, in boardings for JetBlue Airways.

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Why China Tunes Out American TV

The past year brought a rash of busted deals between China and Hollywood’s entertainment industry, most recently the end of Paramount Pictures Corp. and Hua Hua Media’s $1 billion agreement that would have financed 25 percent of Paramount’s movie slate for fiscal 2018 and 2019.

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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.

Volaris Adds Flight from LAX to Acapulco

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

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