LA TRAVEL LEISURE

Historic Angels Flight Railway Reopens

The historic Angels Flight funicular railway connecting downtown’s Bunker Hill with the Hill Street/Broadway corridor reopened Thursday morning after a three-year closure for repairs following a pair of accidents.

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Jewish Journal Editor, Publisher Rob Eshman to Step Down

Rob Eshman’s 17-year tenure as editor and publisher of Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles is set to end effective Sept. 26. Eshman, who’s been with the paper in various roles for 23-years, said he’s stepping down to devote himself to writing full-time.

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Westin Long Beach Hotel Sold for $84.8 Million

The Westin Long Beach hotel sold for about $84.8 million this month, a loss of almost $4 million from the last time it changed hands in 2006, according to real estate data firm Real Capital Analytics Inc.

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Westfield Century City to Offer Services to Entertainment Industry

Westfield Century City mall has plans to offer a different type of makeover services catering to the entertainment industry.

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Disney Gives $100,000 to Center Theatre Group for Musicals in Schools

Walt Disney Co. has awarded Los Angeles Music Center resident company Center Theatre Group a $100,000 grant to bring the Disney Musicals in Schools program to the Los Angeles area.

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Long Beach Airport Opens 30 Acres for Development

More than 30 acres of land have been made available for aeronautical use at Long Beach Airport, city officials announced Tuesday.

Broad Museum to Unveil Public Artwork for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Downtown’s Broad museum will be among the first to introduce a major presentation as part of this year’s Pacific Standard Time art exhibition, the museum announced Tuesday.

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Top Editors Ousted, New Leadership Named at Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times parent tronc Inc. ousted executive editor-in-chief and publisher Davan Maharaj, as well as several other top editors, on Monday.

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Steve Bannon Returns to Brentwood’s Breitbart News

Steve Bannon has reportedly returned to Brentwood-based Breitbart News Network, the far-right news and commentary website founded by in 2007 by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart.

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Puji Capital Backs Film Venture by Peter Guber, Steve Richards

Mandalay Entertainment Group chairman and chief executive Peter Guber and Endurance Media Ventures founder Steve Richards have partnered to create a new film production, financing and distribution platform reportedly focusing on star-driven projects.

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Grounds for Growth

New Fairplex CEO Miguel Santana sees room for more business at 487-acre site

Los Angeles County Fair Association’s new CEO works to boost the fairground’s attraction to a range of ventures.

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Amateur Golfers Drive Commercial Opportunities

Organizers of championship event point out its pull with big names from business.

There was more than this year’s trophy at stake when top amateur golfers from around the world descended on the L.A. area for last week’s U.S. Amateur Championship jointly hosted by the Riviera Country Club and Bel-Air Country Club.

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Public Charter Operator JetSuiteX to Launch Burbank-San Jose Service

Irvine-based air public charter operator JetSuiteX announced Wednesday it will start service next month from Hollywood Burbank Airport to San Jose International Airport.

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Southern California News Group Offers Buyouts

Southern California News Group, an umbrella company of 11 area newspapers including the Los Angeles Daily News in Woodland Hills, the Orange County Register, Pasadena Star-News, and the Daily Breeze, is offering a buyout plan to newsroom employees.

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L.A. City Council Authorizes Signing of 2028 Summer Olympic Games Contract

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday unanimously authorized the city’s Olympic bid committee to sign a contract with the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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