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CAA, WGA Agreement Remains Uncertain

It was a case of dueling memos last week for tthe Writers Guild of America and the powerful Creative Artists Agency.

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Southwest to Become Dominant Carrier at LA Airports

Angelenos seeking alternatives to Los Angeles International Airport will soon find Southwest Airlines Co. has become the dominant player at the other regional airports serving L.A. County.

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Surf Air Secures $200 Million in Funding Ahead of IPO

Hawthorne-based Surf Air Mobility Corp., the subscription private air service that initially specialized in flying execs between Silicon Beach and Silicon Valley, has secured a $200 million investment that is contingent upon the company going public.

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JetBlue to Add Flights at LAX

Two months after deciding to abandon Long Beach Airport and make Los Angeles International Airport the focus of its Southern California operations, JetBlue Airways Corp. announced it is adding seven flights at LAX.

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American Moves Up Restart of LAX-to-Sydney Flight

American Airlines will relaunch its LAX-to-Sydney service in November, eight months ahead of the carrier's previously planned restart.

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Autry Museum President to Retire

W. Richard West Jr., president and chief executive of the Autry Museum of the American West, plans to retire in 2021.

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International Traffic Remains Stalled for LA Airports

Domestic air travel has been slowly picking up at L.A.-area airports, but international air traffic remains stalled as foreign travelers steer clear of the coronavirus threat in Southern California.

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Southwest Airlines Picks Up Long Beach Slots From JetBlue

Southwest is the new dominant airline at Long Beach Airport.

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Byron Allen’s Suit Against Charter Can Move Forward

Byron Allen’s $10 billion lawsuit against Charter Communications Inc. is moving forward.

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Presto Zoomo — Local Magicians Maintain the Illusion Despite Covid-19

Magicians face a particular challenge when it comes to the virtual world. Here's how they're adapting their shows online while venues are closed.

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Domestic Traffic Continues to Rebound at LAX

Domestic passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport in July continued to recover from pandemic-induced lows.

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Influencer Agency Be Social Joins Dolphin Entertainment

Downtown-based Be Social, an influencer marketing agency, has agreed to be acquired by marketing company Dolphin Entertainment.

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Air Lease Is Flying High Despite Airline Industry’s Troubles

Amid all the devastation in the air travel industry, Century City-based Air Lease Corp. stands out as a good news story.

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Ticketmaster Shuffles Top Execs in Restructuring

Hollywood-based Ticketmaster has promoted three top executives as part of the company’s restructuring toward a global business model.

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Meyer Quits NBCUniversal, Academy Museum Amid Scandal

When Ron Meyer abruptly stepped down as vice chairman of NBCUniversal last week, he was one of the longest-serving studio chiefs in Hollywood.

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