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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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Demand Heats Up for Hot Tubs

When Dana Camarillo realized her family wouldn’t go on their usual summer vacation because of the pandemic, she looked to create a relaxing getaway in her West Los Angeles backyard.

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LA’s Oldest Toy Store Kip’s Toyland Still in Play After 75 Years

Kip’s Toyland, the oldest toy store in Los Angeles, has witnessed a lot of changes during its 75 years but nothing quite like the Covid-19 pandemic.

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FAT Brands Posts Quarterly Gain

Even with 25% of its restaurants closed, FAT Brands Inc. reported a jump in quarter-over-quarter revenue during the third quarter, but the results still trailed 2019’s third quarter.

‘A Punch in the Gut’: Businesses Face New Restrictions as Covid Cases Rise

As they head into the holidays, local businesses will have to contend with stricter pandemic regulations — and they could tighten even further.

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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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Revolve Group Posts Mixed Results for Third Quarter

Revolve Group Inc. surpassed Wall Street expectations and delivered its most profitable quarter, but the company’s stock dipped more than 10% on reports of a revenue decline.

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C3 Finds Success With Unique Approach to Ghost Kitchens

For Sam Nazarian, founder and chief executive of SBEEG Holdings Licensing, it wasn’t enough to just embrace ghost kitchens

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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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Bike Shops Struggle to Keep Up With Pandemic-Fueled Demand

When Helen’s Cycles opens its Santa Monica store in the morning, it’s not unusual to see a line of customers who’ve been waiting 30 minutes or more.

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LA and Other Cities Are Embracing the Fair Trade Movement

Amid the furor created by pandemic-related shutdowns, double-digit unemployment rates and civil justice protests, Los Angeles’ recent designation as a fair trade city went somewhat unnoticed.

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Halloween Businesses See Few Treats, Lower Revenues

This year’s Halloween celebration at the Shops at Montebello was different.

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LA Holiday Shoppers Likely to Spend Far Less This Year

It’s looking like Angelenos may channel their inner Ebenezer Scrooge this holiday season.

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Maker of Whom, Innova Furniture Brands Plans New Locations

Jonathan Bass still believes in brick-and-mortar retail.

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