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Pain at the Ports as Cruise-Related Businesses Wait Out Pandemic

John Tallichet was looking forward to the opening of the new Gerald Desmond Bridge across the Back Channel at the Port of Long Beach.

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NYDJ Apparel Looks to Expand Its Appeal

NYDJ Apparel, a jeans brand that made its mark by catering to consumers over the age of 40, is looking to broaden its appeal.

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Frameless Hardware Acquires Commercial Glass Assets

South Gate-based glass company Frameless Hardware Co. has acquired assets from Texas company Columbia Commercial Building Products.

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Trader Joe’s Digital Cards to Aid Shoppers With Autism

Trader Joe’s Co. has collaborated with Toronto-based Magnusmode Ltd. to publish a set of digital cards to help people with autism spectrum disorder or Down syndrome shop at its stores.

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Honest Co. Files for IPO

Jessica Alba's Honest Co. Inc., the maker of non-toxic and eco-friendly personal and household products, on April 9 filed for an initial public offering.

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Passenger Traffic Plunges 73% in February at Local Airports

Local airports continued to tell a tale of two worlds in February as passenger counts dropped yet again while cargo tonnage surged to new heights.

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Santa Monica Pier Executive Director Negin Singh to Depart

Negin Singh is stepping away from her duties as executive director at Santa Monica Pier Corp. in June.

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Universal Studios Hollywood to Reopen April 16

After a year of theme park closures caused by the pandemic, Universal Studios Hollywood is scheduled to reopen April 16.

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Faraday Future Looks to Chinese Market

Electric vehicle company Faraday Future Inc. hired Xuefeng Chen as chief executive of its China division.

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FabFitFun Strikes Deal to Increase Supplier Diversity

FabFitFun Inc. is working with San Francisco-based RangeMe America to expand its collaboration with brands founded by business owners from diverse backgrounds.

Oetker Group Tests Artisan Pudding Shop Concept in LA

Oetker Group, Europe’s equivalent to Duncan Hines, is testing a new brand concept in the Los Angeles market.

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Men’s Apparel Brand Pair of Thieves Is Thriving

A Culver City-based men's apparel brand is getting a second chance at a Nordstrom Inc. debut.

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Sweetgreen Plans to Be Carbon Neutral by 2027

Sweetgreen Inc. spent a good part of 2020 reorganizing its operations to manage a pandemic-related drop in sales.

Big 5 Rebounds to Post $1 Billion in Revenue

Last March, at the outset of the pandemic, shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. dipped below $1.

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Fred Segal Remembered as Icon Who Made California Style Cool

Fred Segal, the famed retailer who died Feb. 25 at age 87 of complications from a stroke, will be remembered as an icon and innovator of Los Angeles fashion.

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