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Passing Propane Torch

When Julie Johnson entered the propane business founded by her father 30 years ago, she stood out as one of the few women in a male-dominated industry. And it was her father who had to mentor her so she could take over one day, making sure the men in the industry respected her.

Case for Propane as Part of Metro Bus Buy

Call to put propane in Metro bus fleet.

Making a Clean Cut

Lawn care equipment maker Lehr flexes its "green" thumb with a propane-fueled weed whacker.

FUEL---Turning Up the Gas

A small group of companies is expected to be the biggest winner in the area's war on dirty diesel, as a series of regulations force transit buses, refuse trucks and other public fleets to convert to clean-burning fuels.

BET Founder to Buy Image Entertainment

Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson announced plans to acquire Chatsworth film distribution company Image Entertainment Inc.

Library Purchaser Looks To Turn Up Deal Volume

ENTERTAINMENT: RLJ sees Image as part of its platform for black artists.

New owner of Image library looks to book deals with a focus on African-American market.

Attorney’s Dogged Dedication

When attorney Karen Johnson says she’s been a lifelong fan of dachshunds, she means lifelong.

Homeland Security to Require Online Inventories of Chemicals

Manufacturers, oil refineries and other businesses that use or store hazardous chemicals will soon confront another new regulation.

Helping Men Weather the Storms


Ted Lux sits up and “salutes” local TV stations’ bevy of beautiful meteorologists.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Announces the Addition of 7 Trustees

Oscar-nominated actress Laura Dern and Academy of Arts and Sciences president and casting director David Rubin are among seven newly appointed trustees.

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Black Television Pioneer Likes His View of Image

ENTERTAINMENT: Local distributor acquired by Bob Johnson in roll-up.

Black-TV pioneer looks to distributor Image to bolster his online streaming business.

Capstone Gets Large Order

Shares in Capstone Turbine Corp. rose more than 6 percent early Wednesday after the company said it received a $5 million order for its microturbines to be used in hybrid electric buses.

Texas Republican Ted Cruz Ready to Run

A tweet from Ted has officially launched the presidential bid for Lone Star State Senator Ted Cruz, the Los Angeles Times reports.

TED Conference Leaves Long Beach for Vancouver

The TED Conference announced Monday that it is moving from Long Beach to Vancouver next year.

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E-Sports Company aXiomatic Joins Disney Accelerator

Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that e-sports company aXiomatic was one of 11 companies chosen to participate in the 2017 Disney Accelerator program.

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E-Sports Company Scores Accelerator Spot

E-sports startup aXiomatic has sped its way to the Disney Accelerator program.

Quake Movie Takes Crack At Summer Ticket Sales

FILM: ‘San Andreas’ looks to shift focus from march of superheroes, sequels.

Quake movie “San Andreas” hopes to generate shock waves at the box office as it battles superhero tales and sequels.

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Country singer George Jones was critically injured after he crashed his sport utility vehicle into a bridge near his home in Tennessee. Police believe he was talking on his cell phone at the time of the accident, further fueling the ongoing debate over wh

TED Pulls License, Citing ‘Pseudoscience’

A TED program has withdrawn the license previously awarded to organizers of TEDxWestHollywood, saying the conference theme and speaker lineup seemed to be promoting a kind of "pseudoscience," the Los Angeles Times reports.

Senate Confirms Tom Wheeler as FCC Chairman

Tom Wheeler was confirmed on Tuesday as the next Federal Communications Commission chairman after U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz yielded, the Wrap reports.