Mattel to Create Toys Based on ‘Gus’ Animated Series

Mattel Inc. is adding to its roster of preschool brands, signing a multiyear global licensing agreement to create a full line of Fisher-Price toys based on “Gus — The Itsy Bitsy Knight.”

Rehrig Pacific Sells Product Line to Arkansas Container Company

Rehrig Pacific Co. said it will sell a line of products, including plastic pails, to Polyethylene Containers Inc. in Arkansas.

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Southwest to Add Flights at Long Beach Airport

Southwest Airlines will start five new flights at Long Beach Airport in March, the carrier's biggest move since it won new slots at the airport.

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Hawaiian Airlines Adds Flights at Long Beach, Ontario

Hawaiian Airlines is adding flights at Long Beach and Ontario International airports starting in March.

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Virus Surge Crunches Airports’ Thanksgiving Numbers

The region’s airports were expecting a major boost from Thanksgiving weekend travel, with bookings at their highest level since the pandemic began and airlines planning significant increases in flights.

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Pandemic Brings Speed Bumps to LA’s Food Truck Scene

With the latest safer-at-home orders, food truck owners and workers could be in for an even tougher ride in coming weeks.

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LA Malls Brace for the Grinch

Some 30,000 children stopped by Santa’s house last year at the Americana at Brand in Glendale. This year is dramatically different for L.A. County malls and their Santas.

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MeUndies Secures $40 Million Investment From Provenance

MeUndies Inc. received a fresh injection of capital this month to expand its popular online underwear subscription service.

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Freight Company DHX Finally Wraps Deal for Hawaiian Express

A Rancho Dominguez-based freight forwarding company’s latest deal was decades in the making.

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Anastasia Reaps Benefits From Global Digital Push

Anastasia Beverly Hills Inc. has figured out a way to increase international sales.

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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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