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Pool-Sharing Service Expands to Other Recreational Spaces

After testing the waters with short-term backyard pool rentals, Swimply Inc. has set its sights on L.A.’s private recreation spaces — basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, putting greens and soccer fields.

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LA County Warehouse Operators Face New Emissions Rules

Come June, managers overseeing local warehouses larger than 150,000 square feet will have start keeping track of trucks arriving at their cargo docks in addition to handling their merchandise.

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Claremont Graduate University Receives $42M Gift From Foundation of Late OC Real Estate Investor

Claremont Graduate University received a $42 million gift from a foundation set up by the late alumnus and Orange County apartment property investor Patrick Cadigan.

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Donut Shops Reveal LA’s Thriving Niche Industry

Los Angeles’ multicultural landscape has generated more than a handful of iconic donut brands. Small shops and large franchises reflect a thriving niche industry.

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Hotel Industry Adds Thousands of Rooms But Hasn't Hit Pre-Pandemic Activity

Pandemic-related travel restrictions are still being observed in many places, but you wouldn’t know it based on the number of hotel rooms that opened last year.

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Venues, Vendors Toast Wedding Industry's Comeback

Couples planning to tie the knot this year are spending more, worrying less and booking early — all signs that point to a promising wedding season.

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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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Kitchen United Tests Grocery Location With Plans to Expand

Kitchen United Inc.’s cooking sites are usually tucked away from the public eye with the pickup window serving as the sole point of contact with customers and delivery drivers.

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Anglin Flewelling & Rasmussen joins Lagerlof

Lagerlof Corporate Services merged with Anglin Flewelling & Rasmussen and the new entity will now operate under the Lagerlof name.

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Local Companies Diversify Boards Ahead of Deadline

While state laws requiring public corporations to add underrepresented people to their boards continue to be challenged in courts, many local firms have already adopted the bills’ provisions ahead of the Dec. 31 deadline.

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JPL Awards $500M Contract to APR Consulting

Viewers who tuned in earlier this year to see the Perseverance rover touch down on the surface of Mars probably saw images of flight controllers celebrating the momentous landing at Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Tetra Tech Nabs Government Contracts

Pasadena-based engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech Inc. won a $24 million contract and a joint venture it is part of won a separate $300 million contract.

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How the King of Deals Resurrected the King of Pop’s Estate

There aren’t many lawyers in the entertainment industry as famous as their celebrity clients, but John Branca is one of them.

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Hotel Industry Braces for Bankruptcies Amid Uneven Pandemic Recovery

Hotels had braced for a temporary disruption to their businesses during the pandemic, but that disruption has extended, and now the industry is getting a wake-up call.

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Drought Not Drying Up Investor Appetite for American States Water

One might think a severe drought would be bad news for a company whose main business is supplying water to residential and business customers.

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