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Public charter operator JetSuiteX lands service to San Jose..
Law gives plaintiffs, attorneys right to review wage-hour data, compile class actions.
State’s Private Attorneys General Act stokes class-action suits against employers.
New alliance’s mission: protect air base, support aviation.
New industry alliance seeks to give the South Bay a lift by protecting the local air base..
Trade group calls tracking system outdated, says issue involves many businesses.
The local metalworking industry is fighting back after a nearly yearlong crackdown by regulators over emissions of toxic chemical hexavalent chromium.
Irvine-based air public charter operator JetSuiteX announced Wednesday it will start service next month from Hollywood Burbank Airport to San Jose International Airport.
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.
Island airline will begin route in December, ramping up to daily commutes in January.
Hong Kong Airlines wings way to LAX, with an island-L.A. route taking off in December.
Settlement over Ojai water system boosts American States’ earnings.
Forced sale of water system pumped up second-quarter earnings for American States.
The state Supreme Court has decided not to take up an appeal of a lower court ruling that Malibu can’t limit chain stores or force major development projects to be put to a vote of the people.
Long Beach Airport passenger traffic surged 25 percent in June and 47 percent for the first half of the year, airport officials announced Thursday.
UCLA Extension is launching a partnership with Global Alumni, a Madrid-based educational company, aimed at extending its presence and reach in Latin America.
Hong Kong Airlines on Tuesday announced it is launching nonstop flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport on Dec. 18.
AS&F Foundation of South Pasadena has made a $12 million donation to a Pasadena nonprofit that runs an overnight summer camp in the local mountains for people with disabilities.
Business groups in the South Bay have launched the South Bay Aerospace Industry Alliance to support the local aerospace sector and bolster efforts to prevent the closure of Los Angeles Air Force Base.
Some customers are down in the dumps over missed pickups in the city of L.A.’s new franchise system.
$15 million grant for runway work wings way to Long Beach Airport.
Senate mulls plan to raise passenger facility charge; major airlines oppose hike.
Los Angeles International Airport is a step closer to receiving tens of millions of additional dollars each year in passenger fee revenues, just as its multibillion-dollar modernization program has kicked into full gear.
L.A. consumers have turned bearish on the economy as a new local consumer sentiment index from Claremont McKenna College dropped 7 percent during the second quarter.
Long Beach Airport has been awarded a $15.3 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to make improvements to its busiest runway, airport officials announced Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a new complaint against the city of Los Angeles and its defunct redevelopment agency alleging that they failed to provide adequate access for disabled residents for housing projects that received federal funds and then covered up that fact.
The L.A. Olympic bid committee announced Monday that it had reached a deal with the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.
Air quality board moves against metal-finishing plant Lubeco to cut toxic emissions.
DEVELOPMENT: Billings rise again, reach $8.5 billion.
Contractors’ billings remain on a firm foundation as the recovery continues.
MANUFACTURING: Office in O.C. draws Ducommun.
L.A.’s oldest company, Ducommun, relocates to a Santa Ana office near the airport.
Local air quality regulators on Wednesday announced they are seeking an order to reduce emissions of a toxic chemical at Lubeco Inc., a Long Beach metal-finishing plant.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in June from May’s record low 4.4 percent as a seasonal drop in education payrolls offset modest hiring in other sectors.
L.A. County’s total assessed property values rose 6 percent over the past year to a record $1.47 trillion, marking the seventh consecutive year of property value growth, County Assessor Jeffrey Prang announced late Thursday.
LAEDC teams up with community colleges on workforce training program.
ECONOMY: Snap’s entry, Activision’s strength set pace.
A look at the movers on this year’s list of the largest public companies ranked by market capitalization.
Business groups fear city’s plan for affordable housing could price out projects.
Along-contentious battle over development of Santa Monica’s downtown is expected to come to a head this week as the City Council is set to consider a long-term development plan for the area.
The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. will host a new center for workforce training programs as part of a program funded by local community colleges, LAEDC executives and community college officials were set to announce Thursday.
Delta Air Lines announced Monday that it is restoring daily nonstop flight service from Los Angeles International Airport to Mexico City starting Dec. 1 after a 12-year hiatus.
NONPROFIT: Districts mull fee increases, service cuts.
Business improvement districts work to resolve rising labor costs from minimum-wage hikes.
State bill looks to sink Cadiz’s aquifer project with final OK in sight.
State lawmaker’s bill kicks sand at Cadiz’s hopes for final approval of its desert aquifer project.
IOC Votes to Award 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games Simultaneously; Paris and Los Angeles Set to Host
The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday voted unanimously to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games simultaneously, with Paris and Los Angeles as the hosts.
Prominent L.A. commercial real estate developer David Wilstein, founder of Realtech Construction Co., died Sunday at age 89, executives at the company announced Monday.
Manatt Phelps & Phillips Partner George Kieffer will help guide system as chairman of board.
Manatt Phelps & Phillips Partner George Kieffer will chair the UC Board of Regents.
L.A city officials are inching forward with rules that could allow digital billboards to be lit again after being kept dark for years.
TRANSPORTATION: Bid for games may speed projects.
Local contractors hope to get moving on projects fast-tracked for the Olympics.
Council panel works to codify rules on digital signs for L.A. businesses.
Los Angeles looks at framing new rules for digital store signage and billboards.
HOSPITALITY: Proposal for Long Beach links OT wages to square footage cleaned.
Two labor groups are pushing for the Long Beach City Council to adopt a “bill of rights” for hotel workers that would include limits on the square footage housekeepers can clean in a day.
George Kieffer, a partner at West L.A.’s Manatt, Phelps & Philips, was elected on Wednesday to serve as chair of the University of California’s Board of Regents for a one year term, making him one of the most powerful education officials in the state.
ENERGY: PermaCity turns on powerful rooftop generating project in L.A.
PermaCity has raised its job ceiling with the world’s most powerful solar rooftop generating project.
Pacific Alliance Medical Center in Chinatown has agreed to pay $42 million in penalties to settle allegations in a federal whistleblower lawsuit claiming it filed false medical claims in a kickback scheme, the U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday.
Los Angeles International Airport’s passenger traffic surged 5.6 percent in May, despite the largest series of airline terminal relocations in U.S. history.
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the construction of the $1 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Exposition Park.
L.A. solar developer PermaCity Inc. has completed the world’s most powerful solar rooftop generating project in San Pedro, company and L.A. city officials announced Monday while touring the facility.
Los Angeles vehicle donation charity People’s Choice Charity has been ordered to shut down and pay at least $30,000 in penalties, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Monday.
The city of Los Angeles is moving to shut down a Boyle Heights construction and demolition debris company after a giant mound of trash onsite caught fire and smoldered for six weeks last fall, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Friday.