Mediha DiMartino

Contributing Writer

Mediha DiMartino covers media, marketing, auto dealers, government, nonprofits and education. She can be reached at

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Recent Stories

Shabby Chic Tries Clothing

Design line launches fashion collection

Liliput & Co., which does business as Shabby Chic, the home goods brand, is aiming for another area of the house — the closet.

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A Giving Mood

Innovative local companies embrace volunteerism to connect with workers and their communities

Businesses taking note of employees' benefits preferences are embracing social responsibility programs to boost recruitment, retention and productivity.

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Trader Joe’s Cuts ‘Two Buck’ Price

Grocer reduces costs, passes along savings

Trader Joe’s Co.’s Charles Shaw wine is living up to its Two Buck Chuck nickname again, at least in California.

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Glasswerks Buys NWI

Deal for Seattle company expected to boost capacity

Glasswerks, a Southgate-based glass fabricator, acquired Seattle-based Northwestern Industries Inc.

Molson Coors to Quit Irwindale Brewery

Molson Coors Beverage Co. said it will cease operations at its Irwindale brewery by September and has offered the facility to Pabst Brewing Co. for $150 million.

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Sugarfina Sets Mexico Store

Candy-maker partners with GINgroup

Sugarfina USA is venturing into the Latin American market with a confections boutique in Mexico City, one month after it emerged from bankruptcy.

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Entertainment: Streaming is set to draw an even bigger crowd

The streaming universe, which saw the arrival of two major players in 2019, will become even more crowded in the year ahead.

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Trade & Retail: Ports grapple with changes from trade war and AB5

For the roughly 17,000 truckers who transport goods in and out of the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, 2020 brings much uncertainty.

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Wheel House

Doug Eroh and Brendan Harrington keep Longo Toyota in the driver’s seat

When Douglas Eroh took the reins as president and general manager at Longo Toyota in November 2018, he had a legacy to uphold — the dealership has been Toyota Motor North America Inc.’s top performer for more than half a century.

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Pop Culture

Pop-up shops give a boost to area malls, especially during the holidays

Pop-up shops, once a novelty retail concept, are becoming part of the permanent landscape at local shopping centers.

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