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Surf Air Mobility Enters Race for Green Air Travel

Hawthorne-based private air carrier Surf Air Mobility Corp. has embarked on an ambitious plan to grab the lead in the race to decarbonize air travel.

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Fisker Makes $10 Million Investment in EV Charging

Fisker Inc. is eyeing vertical integration.

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Newegg Share Prices Level Off After July Surge

July was a volatile month for Newegg Commerce Inc.’s stock.

C3’s Sam Nazarian Has Big Plans for Ghost Kitchen Company

C3 operates more than 250 kitchen locations across the United States, and the company has plans for rapid growth after attracting attention from investors.

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Walter, Boehly Buy 27% Stake in Lakers From Anschutz

Billionaires Todd Boehly and Mark Walter have a new pennant to hang on the wall.

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Beyond Meat Launches Plant-Based Chicken Tenders

El Segundo-based Beyond Meat Inc. has launched its version of plant-based chicken tenders, and the product is expected to be available this month at some 400 restaurants locations nationwide.

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Papa Cantella’s New Dodger Dogs Reach Grocery Stores

Dodger Dogs are back in the grocery stores, but the packaging looks slightly different.

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Tyra Banks Launches Smize Ice Cream Company

Entrepreneur and supermodel Tyra Banks has launched a second venture at Santa Monica Place — an ice cream brand.

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Popshop Live Raises $20 Million in Series A Round

Livestream ecommerce startup Popshop Live has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round.

Plus-Size Retailer Torrid Hits $2.5B Valuation After IPO

Torrid’s July 1 debut on the New York Stock Exchange under the CURV ticker symbol went well — its shares were trading at 14% above the initial price on its opening day.

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LAX People Mover Project Completes Key Phase

More visible signs of construction related to the people mover project are now appearing at Los Angeles International Airport.

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US Olympic Team Selects Skims to Provide Loungewear

Kim Kardashian's Skims brand will be the official loungewear and shapewear provider for Team USA at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.

LA Companies Set the Pace in Fast-Growing Natural Food, Plant-Based Industries

As more people think twice about what’s on their plate, the natural and plant-based food industries in Los Angeles have boomed.

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Mark Peel, Chef and La Brea Bakery Co-Founder, Dies

Mark Peel, an influential chef and co-founder of La Brea Bakery, has died at age 66.

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After a Pandemic Boost, Cannabis Delivery Companies Look to Maintain Momentum

Cannabis and convenience had intersected well before the pandemic arrived, but over the past year, that connection has grown even stronger.

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