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Tuesday Rundown: Burbank Airport to Sell 59 Acres; United’s LAX Flights Head to Newark; SolarCity to Open Atwater Village Ops Center

The Burbank Bob Hope Airport on Tuesday put a 59-acre parcel of airport-adjacent land on the market for commercial and office development.

‘Jurassic’ Makes Box Office Record

Dinosaurs ruled the weekend box office with “Jurassic World” from NBCUniversal Inc. bringing in more than $209 million to make it the highest-grossing domestic opening weekend ever.

Thursday Rundown: Medbox Raises $3.5 million; NHL Settles Antitrust Lawsuit

NHL Settles Antitrust Lawsuit The National Hockey League has settled an antitrust lawsuit in which fans accused the NHL of conspiring with El Segundo satellite TV giant DirecTV, as well as Comcast Corp. and Madison Square Garden Co., to illegally use blackouts to limit the broadcasting of games outside of teams’ home markets.

Disney May Lose $140 Million on 'Tomorrowland'

Walt Disney Co. may take up to a $140 million write down on its latest live-action release “Tomorrowland,” according to media reports on Wednesday.

CAA Buys into Hospitality Business

Century City talent powerhouse Creative Artists Agency bolstered its share of the sports and hospitality market by acquiring two major industry players, the agency announced Monday.

Lions Gate Merger in the Starz?

Speculation is growing that Santa Monica’s Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. could buy pay-tv channel Starz.

Thursday Rundown: Dodgers Hit TVs Tuesday, Art Laboe Returns

Good news for baseball fans and Charter cable customers: Los Angeles Dodgers channel SportsNet LA will start airing on Charter Tuesday, marking the first time in more than a year anyone other than Time Warner Cable customers will be able to regularly watch games.

New LAWA Chief Appointed

Deborah Ale Flint, director of Oakland International Airport, has been tapped to head Los Angeles World Airports and its three airports by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Tuesday Rundown: Burbank Air Traffic Up, Customs Service Added at Van Nuys, Phenomenex Buys in Spain, New CEO at True Religion

Burbank Air Traffic Climbs Passenger traffic at Burbank Bob Hope Airport rose again in April and further improvements are likely as airlines add service at the airfield.

‘Veep,’ ‘Horror Story’ Head West for Tax Incentives

“American Horror Story” is coming back to Los Angeles to take advantage of the state’s beefed-up tax credits for films and TV shows – and comedy hit “Veep” is moving west, too.

Disney CFO to Step Down

James A. “Jay” Rasulo, chief financial officer at Walt Disney Co., is stepping down June 30 in a move that has been expected since February when Chief Executive Bob Iger passed him over as heir apparent.

Report: Kavanaugh’s Relativity Axes Board Members

Billionaire Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media has removed two members from its board of directors after the company accused them of spreading false rumors to gain control of the firm, according to a report from the Hollywood Reporter. (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/relativity-removes-pair-board-as-798350)

Study Finds California Rebounds as Film Location

California rebounded as a filming location for live action and animated feature films released last year, a report Thursday from FilmL.A. shows.

Thursday Rundown: Monster Props For Sale, Big Bang Launches Scholarship

Hollywood Creatures Under the Hammer Special effects icon Rick Baker will tomorrow auction off memorabilia from a storied Hollywood career which has brought him seven Academy Awards.

Staples Center Cameras Eye Fans’ Data

If you attend a Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Kings game next season, Big Brother will be watching – and sending you the photos.