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LAX Passenger Traffic Off 71% in October; Burbank, Ontario Also Down

Passenger traffic at three of the region’s commercial airports continued to slowly claw back from this spring’s pandemic-induced collapse.

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Tennis Clubs, Pros Struggle to Keep Pace With Demand During Covid

At Mulholland Tennis Club, situated high in the hills of Beverly Crest, business these days is anything but usual.

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LAX Would Add 2 Terminals Under New Proposal

Plans for two new terminals at Los Angeles International Airport took a step forward late last month as airport officials released an environmental planning document.

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Delta Terminal Work Ahead of Schedule at LAX

The $1.9 billion renovation of Delta Air Lines’ Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport is running 18 months ahead of schedule.

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MGM Stays the Course Despite Debt and Downgrades

Midway through an ambitious rebuilding effort, MGM Holdings Inc. finds itself at a crossroads.

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Lions Gate and Disney Announce New Layoffs

The pandemic continues to take a steep toll on Hollywood with Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. and Walt Disney Co. announcing new rounds of layoffs last week.

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Barnett to Step Down as CEO at Capitol Music

Capitol Music Group Chairman and Chief Executive Steve Barnett announced Nov. 5 that he will retire effective Dec. 31 and revealed the company’s new leadership.

Mobile Games Publisher Scopely Raises $340 Million

Culver City-based mobile games publisher and developer Scopely Inc. announced on Oct. 28 that it had secured $340 million in Series E funding from a group of investors led by Wellington Management Co. and NewView Capital.

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For Quibi, Short-Form Plan Was Short Lived

There’s been plenty of quibbling about the name of Quibi, the heavily hyped short-form streaming platform designed for smartphones.

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Pluto’s Ryan to Lead Streaming Efforts for ViacomCBS

New York-based ViacomCBS Inc. is attempting to up its game in the streaming wars with a new leadership structure that places Pluto TV Chief Executive Tom Ryan at the helm.

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LA28 Exec Kathy Carter Goes for the Gold

Kathy Carter knows how tricky it can be to execute a successful plan in the sports business world.

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Local Venues Cancel, Alter Halloween Plans Over Pandemic

With major theme parks in the L.A. area still closed because of the coronavirus, their popular annual Halloween attractions are also shuttered.

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Disney Shifts Strategy, Execs to Focus on Streaming

Walt Disney Co. is about to become the streamiest place on Earth.

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Jerry Moss Donates $25 Million to Music Center

The Music Center has received a $25 million gift from A&M Records co-founder Jerry Moss and his wife Tina to benefit new programming initiatives.

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Ticketmaster's Global Chairman to Step Down

Jared Smith plans to step down as global chairman of Ticketmaster, according to reports.

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