TOURISM & LEISURE

Meat Processor Pleads Guilty to Misbranding Beef, Pork and Poultry

A Maywood-based meat processor and two officials have pleaded guilty to selling beef, pork and poultry to Southern California grocery chains while bearing bogus USDA inspection marks, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

LAX Passenger Traffic Up 3.7 Percent in June, 5.1 Percent Year-to-Date

Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport rose 3.7 percent in June compared to last year and was up 5.1 percent for the first half of this year, according to figures released July 26 by airport officials.

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Chef’d Assets Bought By Competitor

Chef’d, the meal-kit delivery company which suddenly shut down business operations recently found a buyer of its assets in competitor True Food Innovations. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Airport Traffic Up in Long Beach, Ontario

Double-digits growth in June, year-to-date

Passenger traffic at both Long Beach and Ontario International airports rose by double-digit percentages in both June and for the first half of 2018, according to statistics released July 24 by officials at both airports.

Chef’d Shuts Down Operations

El Segundo-based meal kit delivery company Chef’d abruptly closed business operations on Monday July 16.

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Airport Authority Taps Glendale Mayor to Chair

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority elected Zareh Sinanyan as its new president for the coming year.

Tender Greens Names New CEO

Culver City-based Tender Greens announced July 12 that company president Denyelle Bruno will take on the role of chief executive effective immediately.

Swinerton Lands $209M Contract for New LAX Parking Structure

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on July 11 voted to award a $209 million contract for a new parking structure near Los Angeles International Airport to Swinerton Builders, airport officials announced.

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UPDATE: Legal Challenge to Agreement to Close Santa Monica Airport Dismissed

A local pilot’s legal challenge to the agreement the city of Santa Monica reached to close Santa Monica Airport has been dismissed, the city announced July 11.

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Warner Bros. Proposes $100M Aerial Tram to Hollywood Sign

Warner Bros. Entertainment is proposing a $100 million aerial tram to take visitors to the Hollywood sign in Griffith Park.

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IHOP Ends IHOb Campaign

Last month, IHOP — whose full name is the International House of Pancakes — “flipped” its name to IHOb as part of a marketing campaign to introduce a new line of burgers. After less than a month, the restaurant announced Monday on Twitter that it has changed its name back to IHOP.

Fat Brands Enters $16 Million Credit Facility

Restaurant franchising company Fat Brands Inc. announced July 5 that it had entered a $16 million senior credit facility to help complete its previously announced acquisition of Hurricane Grill and Wings.

Forecast: LAX Expects Record July 4 Traffic

Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport over the July 4 holiday period is forecast to hit a record 2.86 million passengers, airport officials said on June 28.

LAX Passenger Traffic Up 5.3 Percent in May, 5.4 Percent Year-to-Date

Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport rose 5.3 percent in May compared to last year and was up 5.4 percent for the first five months of this year, according to figures released June 26 by airport officials.

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SnackNation Acquires EdgiLife

Culver City-based SnackNation which curates healthy snacks delivered to offices and homes announced June 20 the acquisition of EdgiLife Media Inc. and its brand, Love With Food. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

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