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Port Wants $1.57 Million Back From Trucking Firms

Six carriers hit by port for not making required trips.

The Port of Los Angeles wants $1.57 million of its money returned from six trucking companies, claiming subsidized trucks didn’t make the required number of trips to the port.

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Furniture Firm Cushioned Blow From the Recession

Owner cut staff and refocused on making Dezine’s profitable items.

Dan Vandenbark hopes to sustain his “green” furniture business despite reducing his workload.

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Plastic Surgeon Operates – With Hunting Spear


Dr. Aaron Rollins hears the call of the wild. A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon by trade, this 37-year-old lives for the kill.

Aerospace Not Completely Grounded in County

SIDEBAR: Space Case

Projects such as the F-35 jet still provide a lift to a shrinking sector in Los Angeles County.

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In the Raw

Santa Fe Springs’ Fuji Food adds sales outlets to its plate by scooping up sushi rival Okami.

Santa Fe Springs’ Fuji Food likes its deal for sushi-making rival Okami.

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Television Man Catches Up on Viewing


Nigel Lythgoe left as producer of Fox’s “American Idol” two seasons ago so he could focus on producing and being a judge on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Merger of Car Parts Makers Drives Investor Interest

Motorcar shares up after it unveils bid for Toronto’s Fenco.

Investors have greeted Motorcar Parts of America’s pickup of car parts maker Fenco as a wheel deal.

Can Markets Bear a Strike?

Chains, union have less in the bag this time.

Analysts see nothing good in store from a strike for L.A. chains and union workers.

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Bio-Fuels Company Seeks a Lift From Airplanes

Westwood’s Rentech expands stake in sister business in Hawaii.

Rentech feels it has more in the tank after taking a majority stake in sister bio-fuels company CleanTech.

Is L.A. Taking Shots At Liquor Tastings?

Store owners say city pouring it on with permit fees.

Some liquor store owners say L.A. city fees will swallow up all the benefits from a new law that allows in-store alcohol tastings.

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