Mediha DiMartino

Contributing Reporter

Mediha DiMartino covers retail, manufacturing and the ports. She can be reached at

Phone: 949-813-7384

Recent Stories

Virtual Brand Group Demystifies Metaverse

Virtual Brand Group acquires the rights to represent brands in the metaverse and creates for them ongoing opportunities to engage with consumers.

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Parallel Systems recieves $50 million on Series A

Parallel Systems, an electric rail vehicle maker founded by three SpaceX veterans, picked up nearly $50 million in Series A funding last week.

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Boosted Acquires Hair Care Brand

Boosted Commerce Inc. in Beverly Hills acquired last week for $35 million.

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Autonomy Turns to Tesla to Launch Subscription Service

Scott Painter’s betting on Tesla. His Santa Monica-based company — NextCar Holding Co. Inc., doing business as Autonomy — which specializes in offering short-term vehicle subscriptions, will focus on providing the popular Model 3 to consumers in the Los Angeles area.

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Covid, Airline Challenges Drive Up Demand for Business Jet Flights in LA

Local demand for business jet flights spiked during the last two months of 2021, a likely result of an increase in infections from omicron variant and the onslaught of delays and cancellations of commercial flights across the nation.

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Forever 21 Names Winnie Park Chief Executive

F21 OpCo., which does business as Forever 21, replaced Daniel Kulle with Winnie Park as retailer’s chief executive.

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Ports Move Record Amounts of Cargo in 2021

Cargo volume that passed through the San Pedro Bay last year broke previous annual records by double digits.

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Beauty Health Names Andrew Stanleick CEO

Stanleick replaces Clint Carnell, who left the company on Dec. 31.

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Forme Advances Athletic Wear as Medical Device

Sports bras and T-shirts designed by Stephen Liu will set you back about $159 a piece, topping the prices commanded by Lululemon and other high-end activewear brands.

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New and Converted Warehouses Across LA Provide Business Owners With More Options

In the last five years, more than 185 new warehouses sprung up in Los Angeles County, providing some 14.8 million square feet of additional space to the local logistic chain, according to data aggregated by Reonomy, a New York City-based analytics company specializing in commercial real estate.

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