Rachel Uranga

Reporter (Manufacturing, Trade, Retail)

Email: ruranga@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 251

Recent Stories

Import Volume Down 10 Percent at Ports in Post-Holiday Slump

Cargo volumes sunk at the San Pedro Bay ports in February with imported goods sliding 10.2 percent compared to the same time last year.

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FOOD FOCUS

Everytable aims to serve low-income areas, make money doing it

Sam Polk made millions of dollars as a Wall Street trader; now he wants to fix the fast-food business

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Fast-Casual Chain Expands, Reaches Out

Hilltop Coffee and Kitchen adds locations in under- served LA neighborhoods

Hilltop Coffee and Kitchen is adding two locations in Inglewood and Eagle Rock

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Recruiting Platform Cluster Raises $1.9M With Plans to Expand

Culver City-based recruitment firm Cluster Inc. raised $1.9 million to expand its team and bolster relationships with manufacturers in Southern California, the company announced on March 13.

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Z Gallerie Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Plans to Shutter 17 Stores

Home décor retailer Z Gallerie filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and plans to close 17 stores as part of its restructuring.

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CHILD’S PLAY

Co-working spaces for parents take off

New mom Naomi Leight-Give’on was having a hard time balancing the demands of her professional work and parenting responsibilities.

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Handbag Brand Hammitt Raises $2M

Hammitt Inc., a Hermosa Beach luxury handbag maker, raised $2 million dollars in funding from investors, according to a Feb. 6 securities filing.

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LinQuest Names CEO

Government space technology provider LinQuest Corp. named Timothy Dills its new chief executive, the company announced Monday.

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Congestion Plagues LA and Long Beach Ports

Cargo sits at terminals as regional warehouse space remains tight

Congested docks plague L.A., Long Beach ports.

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Earnings Report: Jakks Closing on Meisheng Deal; Stems Losses

A Chinese company’s bid to take over struggling Santa Monica toymaker Jakks Pacific Inc. appears to be coming to a close, according to a Feb.26 Securities and Exchange Commission filing that suggest the deal hinges on restructuring the company’s debt.

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