TOURISM & LEISURE

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Celeb-Backed Startup Jinx Delivers Healthy Dog Food

Terri Rockovich’s dog, Blitz, has a picky palate.

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Surf Air to Buy Hybrid Engine-Maker Ampaire

Hawthorne-based private aviation company Surf Air Mobility Corp. is going electric.

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Sknmuse Products Help Black Women ‘Glow’

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Sknmuse is a skincare brand that prioritizes the needs of Black women.

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Open Sesame Restaurants Succeed With High Quality, Low Costs

2021 Minority-Owned Businesses Special Report

After escaping warn-torn Beirut in 1988, Ali Kobeissi yearned to conjure the aroma and the flavors of Lebanese cuisine at his new home in Long Beach.

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MedMen Revenue Falls 23%

Culver City-based MedMen attributed its revenue slowdown to pandemic-driven retail restrictions.

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Thirteen Lune Offers Minority-Owned Beauty Brands a Digital Marketplace

Thirteen Lune is a new kid on the retail block, but its arrival is long overdue, according to Nyakio Grieco, who co-founded the West Hollywood-based ecommerce company in December.

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Skechers Takes a Revenue Hit in 2020

Revenue for Skechers USA Inc. came in well below $5 billion in 2020,

Tetra Tech Snags $25 Million Renewable Energy Contract

Pasadena-based engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech Inc. was awarded a five-year, $25 million contract by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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Boring Co. Enters Next Phase for Tunnel to Connect Ontario Airport, Metrolink

Hawthorne-based Boring Co. on Feb. 3 gained approval from the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority.

Sailor’s Brew Coffee Keeps It Positive

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Sailor’s Brew Coffee is a website that sells a variety of single-origin coffee beans, plus branded merchandise, drinkware and canisters.

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WaBa Grill Posts Solid 2020 Sales

Looks like WaBa Grill Franchise Corp.’s rice bowls are pandemic-proof.

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Veggie Grill Rolls Out Delivery-Only Mexican Venture

Veggie Grill Inc.’s latest venture is focused on delivering plant-based Mexican cuisine.

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Southwest to Add Flight to Maui from Long Beach

Southwest Airlines Co. plans to add a flight to Maui as part of a slate of new flights at Long Beach Airport.

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LAX Passenger Traffic Falls in December

Passenger traffic at LAX declined in December, slipping 2.5% from November and dropping 73.6% from December 2019.

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Pandemic Brings Changes, Closures for LA Tour Companies

These days, there’s scarcely a tour bus in sight, and tour companies are taking various routes to survive Covid-19's effect on L.A.'s tourism industry.

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