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Fender Turns to Hollywood, Internet to Lift Sales

Fender turns to Hollywood, internet to lift sales

Guitar maker Fender looks to crank the volume on sales with a new outpost in Hollywood.

News Site Dials Up Digital Content

MEDIA: TakePart.com sees bigger role to play under Jeff Skoll’s Participant.

Jeff Skoll’s TakePart plans more content to differentiate the activist news site from parent Participant.

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Rams to Cover Cost of Police, City Services for Home Games

The Los Angeles Rams reached an agreement with Los Angeles city officials to pay for the cost of police and other city services for home games, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday.

Lionsgate and Univision Team Up For Spanish-Language Streaming Service

Santa Monica-based movie and television studio Lionsgate Entertainment Corp. and New York City-based media company Univision Communications Inc. announced they will debut a premium Spanish-language subscription video on demand service in the United States early next year.

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Cocktail Offers Taste of Luxury

Restaurant taps rare rum in whipping up mai tai that will set you back $26.

Restaurant Here’s Looking at You has uncorked a $26 mai tai reliant on rare rum.

Hitting Turbulence at LAX

All USC sociology professor Manuel Pastor wanted to do was catch some Z’s before having to give a keynote speech at the annual meeting of the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations in Cleveland a couple of weeks back.

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Academy Looks to Spread out Emmys Action with Three Award Nights

TV: Academy looks to spread out Emmys action with three award nights.

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Streaming Services Make Local Production Splash

TV: Need for programs at digital platforms channels pilots to L.A.’s facilities.

Content demand from streaming services has taken a lead role in boosting local pilot production.

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Broadcasters Set to Tackle Rams’ Regular Season

SPORTS: Local offerings include new radio show with coach Jeff Fisher.

The Los Angeles Rams are ready for regular season football – and so are its broadcast partners.

Rams Final 53-Man Team Roster Introduced at Charity Luncheon

Today marked the official first day of the Los Angeles Rams’ return home for the regular season. Its “Kickoff for Charity” luncheon, benefitting the Los Angeles Rams Foundation, presented its new 2016 team for the first time.

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Banc of California Named Banking Sponsor of LA Rams Foundation

The Irvine-based Banc of California will be the official banking partner of the Los Angeles Rams Foundation, the football team’s charitable organization.

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Magazine Gets Pot Ready for Hollywood Close-Up

MEDIA: High Times to launch outpost with eye on legalization.

Pot magazine High Times plans L.A. office to potentially tap budding recreational use in California.

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Social Media Pet Project Goes to Dogs

HelloSociety to enlist four-legged influencers for brand marketing.

HelloSociety hopes to collar famous pets for use in social media marketing campaigns.

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City Sued Over Use of LAPD at Rams Games

A lawsuit filed Wednesday by former City Councilman Dennis Zine accuses the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck of illegally deploying police officers as security for pre-season L.A. Rams games, calling the action an “unlawful gift of public funds.”

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Rams Boost KCBS Ratings Despite Preseason Loss to Broncos

Win or lose, the Los Angeles Rams can count on both great weather and devoted fans in Southern California.