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SHIPPING: Facility clears hurdle to prepare terminal for influx of bigger vessels.
Landlord looks to break link with workspace operator that has become synonymous with Silicon Beach.
AUTOMOTIVE: Automakers look to tap investment to grow charging network.
State’s investment in charging infrastructure could rev up makers of alternative energy vehicles.
INTERNET: Prime Time’s new service lets customers track vehicles in real time.
App-based ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are shaking up the cab industry, but taxi companies are not the only ones being forced to adapt.
Monica Dodi is a managing director of the Women’s Venture Capital Fund on the Miracle Mile and co-founder of MTV Europe.
ENERGY: Rentech pulls in $150 million from Blackstone to pursue new ventures.
Blackstone Group powers up wood- and fertilizer-focused Rentech with $150 million investment.
The South Bay industrial market had a robust first quarter, fed by continuing improvement in the general economy. As a result, rents increased in both the office and industrial markets.
Traffic at the Port of Los Angeles surged 34 percent in March compared with the same month last year.
Traffic at the Port of Long Beach declined 1.9 percent in March compared with the same month last year, according to figures released Tuesday.
INTERNET: Clearance.co in reverse merger with Miami shell company.
Executives’ connection leads to e-commerce site Clearance.co’s union with Development Capital Group.
FOOD: $75 million venture aims to handle imports, exports through Long Beach.
Construction of a $75 million, 250,000-square-foot cold-storage facility in Long Beach began last month.
MANUFACTURING: Smaller player Astrophysics aims to expands sales by 50 percent.
Astrophysics battles bigger rivals to lock down a piece of the security screening market.
AEROSPACE: Boeing says deals came quickly for its more efficient products.
Boeing Co. announced last week that it has completed the primary structures of the world’s first pair of all-electric satellites, which are expected to be delivered late this year or early next.
MANUFACTURING: Recent U.K. acquisition expands Pelican’s presence in sector.
Case maker Pelican secures new markets as its government business ebbs.
Ross Goldberg remembers what his father told him 11 years ago when he asked if he’d join him again on opening day at Dodger Stadium.
TECHNOLOGY: NanoH2O bought for $200 million by South Korea’s LG Chem.
NanoH2O’s sea water desalinization process makes a splash with South Korea’s LG Chem.
Traffic at the Port of Long Beach declined 2.6 percent in February compared with the same month last year, according to figures released Tuesday.
Traffic at the Port of Los Angeles declined 8.9 percent in February compared with the same month last year.
STORAGE: General Finance bets on Texas pair to boost work in gas and oil sector.
STORAGE: Container business General Finance looks to secure work in the oil and gas sector with Texas pickups.
mANUFACTURING: Facility expansion to help Keystone land private-sector ventures.
MANUFACTURING: Keystone Engineering plans to expand facilities as private space exploration takes off.
Influx of Asians driving San Gabriel development
San Gabriel’s booming tourism gives birth to developments.
Mayor Eric Garcetti said today he had launched a global search to fill the executive director position at the Port of Los Angeles.
A few weeks ago, Ray Adamyk, 52, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a historic home in La Verne that his Pomona company, Spectra Co., worked to renovate and restore.
ACQUISITION: Allen Lund picks up Northern Freight for sixth deal in 16 months.
Third-party transportation broker Allen Lund Co. said it acquired Northern Freight Services of Middleton, Wis., last month, the latest move in the La Canada Flintridge company’s ongoing expansion effort.
MANUFACTURING: Shares of OSI Systems rise as loss of contract downplayed.
MANUFACTURING – OSI Systems looks good to investors as the scanner maker rebounds from the loss of a government contract.
Traffic at the Port of Long Beach declined 1.4 percent in January compared with the same month last year, according to figures released Tuesday.
FISHING: Squid processor inks deal for three empty Fish Harbor buildings.
FISHING: Port of Los Angeles reels in a squid processing tenant for some of its languishing Fish Harbor buildings.
Reformation owner brings work home to L.A. from China.
FASHION: Reformation makes a clean break with China factory to make eco-conscious apparel in Los Angeles.
Traffic at the Port of Los Angeles increased 2.5 percent in January compared with the same month last year, according to figures released Friday.
AUTOMOTIVE: Coker picks Industry despite county, state costs of doing business.
Coker Tire Co., a Chattanooga, Tenn., maker of vintage-style tires and wheels, consolidated its manufacturing operations in City of Industry with the opening last month of an 80,000-square-foot factory that will also serve as its West Coast distribution center.
SHIPPING: Plan to reduce traffic dismissed as too costly by terminal operators.
SHIPPING: Trucking companies try to get ports on board with traffic-easing plan to keep terminals open 24 hours.
MANUFACTURING: Plastic kegs by Rehrig Pacific can be rented, cleaned and reused.
MANUFACTURING: Plastic packaging maker Rehrig Pacific rolls out rentable, reusable kegs for wine and beer businesses.
Downtown L.A. engineering and technical services firm Aecom Technology Corp. Tuesday reported better-than-expected earnings for its first fiscal quarter, ended Dec. 31.
Alessandro Uzielli has been a fan of La Dolce Vita for years. In fact, he dines at the Italian restaurant in Beverly Hills three or four days a week.
TRANSPORTATION: Dependable Cos. loads up on overweight trucking business through another acquisition.
Logistics business Dependable Cos. goes heavy into overweight trucking with its latest acquisition.
The South Bay office market, led by accelerated demand in El Segundo, improved quite a bit in the fourth quarter, while the already tight industrial market remained flat.
Beverages: Sales of Asian tea drink projected to double; Reed’s may attract buyout.
Reed’s Inc. has been riding the wave of the kombucha craze. But that means bigger drinkmakers might want to swallow it up.-
Cargo volume at the Port of Los Angeles increased 11 percent in December over the year earlier, while the Port of Long Beach saw a less significant increase of 4 percent.
Defense: $76 million deal with Polish military latest Euro contract for Exelis.
Reflecting the need to find new revenue streams amid ongoing domestic budget cuts, the Van Nuys division of defense contractor Exelis Inc. last week announced that it had secured a $76 million contract with the Polish military.
Technology: OriginOil’s water treatment process may point way to profit.
OriginOil has stepped away from energy to wade into aquaculture with its water treatment process.
Aerospace: Analysts see Ducommun shares rising to appropriate height.
Aerospace – Ducommun shares climb in what some analysts see as a bounce-back from too steep of a dip.
Cargo volume at the Port of Long Beach climbed 2.5 percent in November, compared to the same month last year, according to figures released Monday.
Traffic at the Port of Los Angeles increased 17 percent in November compared to the same month last year, according to figures released Monday.
Real Estate: MSM opens China office to court homebuyers.
Real Estate: MSM Luxury Estates has homed in on Hangzhou to line up Chinese buyers for pricey L.A. residences.
Film: Lions Gate shares fall despite sequel piling up dough at box office.
Film: Shares fall for “Hunger Games” producer Lions Gate despite “Catching Fire” sequel’s heat at box office.
Los Angeles plastic pipe maker JM Eagle Manufacturing Co. has accused lawyers in a successful whistleblower case against it of making false and defamatory statements after a jury returned a verdict against the company and its former parent company, Formosa Plastics Corp. USA.
Dining: Hiroyuki Naruke hopes to scale L.A.’s sushi scene after tsunami fallout hurt business at his Tokyo restaurant.
Logistics: Lane-clogging events such as the Rose Parade and transporting the space shuttle drive business for Traffic Management.
Logistics: Lane-closing events such as the Rose Parade have put traffic manager TMI on the road to success.
Firm with Manila office pitches in to raise funds for Philippines
Philanthropy: Bryce Maddock raises funds for typhoon-hit Philippines, where his outsourcing company has offices.
TRANSPORTATION: Camp operator now trafficks in buses as Westside congestion forces parents, schools to seek alternatives
Westside traffic drove summer camp operator Erin Benfield to open a school busing business.
MANUFACTURING: Industrial Dynamics brings in private equity firm to help fund expansion of its bottle inspection systems.
Bottle inspection company Industrial Dynamics aims to pull out all the stoppers as it moves into foreign markets