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Los Angeles Times Labor Dispute Escalates

The Los Angeles Times is facing an escalating labor quarrel that is a mounting obstacle to the 400-plus member Los Angeles Times Guild’s first collective bargaining agreement.

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80-Acre Sports and Education Center Planned for Carson

A portion of Los Angeles County-owned Victoria Park Golf Course in Carson is expected to be transformed into a new sports and education center with a focus on tennis and STEM studies pending completion of a public review process led by the county.

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Super Bowl Perk for Rams?

SPORTS: Revenue share plan waters down profits

Will Rams’ Super Bowl run be a fiscal touchdown?

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Flying High

LA airports – and the airlines that serve them – see flights tick up in 2018

L.A.-area airports see record number of passengers.

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Merger Involving AEG Creates a Venue Management Giant in LA

Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc. announced Feb. 7 that its subsidiary AEG Facilities has merged with facility operator SMG, creating a standalone, Los Angeles-headquartered ASM Global, which will manage hundreds of arena, amphitheaters, and other venues across the world.

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Mattel Taps Former Disney Channel Exec to Helm TV Division

Toymaker Mattel tapped a former Disney Channel executive to run its television division as it moves to bolster its live-action and animation productions based on its iconic brands.

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Rogers & Cowan Restructuring Its Red-Carpet Division Following Acquisition of ITB

Public relations giant Rogers & Cowan will restructure its celebrity red carpet division as part of its plans to rebrand the recently acquired London-based entertainment marketing agency, ITB Worldwide, into a “global powerhouse fashion agency.”

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Otis Report Notes Economic Growth in Several of L.A.’s Creative Industries

The creative industry generated in 2017 $77.9 billion in labor income and $207.8 billion in economic output, according to a sweeping 254-page report released Feb. 1 by the Otis College of Art and Design.

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Clippers Start New Year by Racking Up Techs

Deals with blockchain and AR firms bolster team’s tech bona fides

Clippers keep focus on tech with new partnerships.

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Soon-Shiong Forgoes Tribune Activist Role

SEC filing shows billionaire agrees not to meddle with board, shareholder votes

Patrick Soon-Shiong won’t take more active role at Tribune.

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Torrance Aerospace Firm Donates $1.5M to Catalina Airport, Receives Naming Rights

Torrance aerospace firm Ace Clearwater Enterprises is donating $1.5 million towards the cost of runway repairs at Catalina Island’s Airport in the Sky, giving it naming rights to the airfield.

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Ethiopian Airlines to End First Nonstop Service from LAX to Africa Next Month

Barely two months after it began, Ethiopian Airlines will end the first nonstop service from LAX to Africa next month, according to a report in online airline flight route tracker Airlineroute and indirectly confirmed in a press release from the airline.

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Passenger Traffic at LA-Area Airports Up in 2018

Passenger traffic rose in 2018 at all four commercial airports serving Los Angeles County, according to statistics released recently by each of the airport governing authorities.

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Magic Johnson Enterprises Names New President

Laker legend Earvin Magic Johnson announced marketing executive Christina M. Francis will take the helm of his Beverly Hills investment firm Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE) with holdings in the world of sports and business.

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Still Style

Brad Beckerman • Stillhouse Spirits Co.

Intoxicating spirit

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