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True Religion Seeks Revival

APPAREL: Denim brand, new CEO attempt comeback

Denim brand True Religion is looking for a revival.

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Ron Robinson Closing Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Los Angeles-based retail icon Ron Robinson announced the 2020 closure of his two brick-and-mortar stores in Beverly Grove and Santa Monica.

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Pure Azul's Azulana Partners with Rose Bowl

Azulana from Pure Azul Beverage Co. has been named the official sparkling tequila of the Rose Bowl.

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LAX to Ban Curbside Ride-Hailing Pickups

Los Angeles International Airport is set to ban curbside ride-hailing pickups starting Oct. 29.

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Forever 21 Plots a Comeback

RETAIL: After Chapter 11, chain plans ecommerce rebirth

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy, plans to shutter up to 178 U.S. stores.

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Collectible Company NECA Acquires Loot Crate

Bankrupt gamer and geek subscription box service Loot Crate Inc. has received a lifeline from none other than Elvis Presley, or at least from the King’s marketing company, Elvis Presley Enterprises.

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LAX Reports Flat Traffic for August as International Travel Declines

Passenger traffic at LAX was essentially unchanged in August as international traffic continued its downward trend, according to figures released Aug. 26.

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Sweetgreen Sets $150 Million Raise

Culver City-based salad chain Sweetgreen raised $150 million, putting its valuation at $1.6 billion.

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LAX Passenger Traffic Eked Out 0.4% Gain in July, but International Traffic Dipped

July passenger traffic at LAX edged up by 40,000 compared to July 2018 to reach nearly 8.5 million, but international passenger traffic was down, and air cargo tonnage fell as trade tariffs begun to cut into trade flows.

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Kim Kardashian to Launch Undergarment Line Skims Next Month

Reality TV megastar Kim Kardashian West is slated to launch a new line of shapewear undergarments, dubbed Skims, on Sept. 10.

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XFL Names L.A. Team the Wildcats

The XFL, a professional football league that will start in February, unveiled its team names and logos Aug. 21, with Los Angeles getting the moniker of Wildcats.

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Southwest Airlines Cuts LAX Flights to Mexico, Omaha, Pittsburgh

Southwest Airlines has announced that it's cutting four flights at LAX starting in January. The nonstop flights serve Cancun and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, as well as Omaha, Neb., and Pittsburgh.

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Romance Movie Streamer Stirs Investors’ Passion

Elon Musk's sister founded PassionFlix, a streaming service that turns steamy romance novels into amorous movies. According to an Aug. 13 SEC filing, PassionFlix has raised $6.8 million in new funding.

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Long Beach Airport Passenger Traffic Slides After JetBlue Pullback

Long Beach Airport passenger traffic fell 15.5% for the first half of 2019 compared to the same period last year amid fallout from JetBlue Airways’ pullback in flights in September.

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AECOM Tapped to Design Clippers Arena Complex in Inglewood

Century City infrastructure giant Aecom is taking another step to transform the Inglewood skyline with the recent award of a contract to design a new arena and adjacent entertainment complex for the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.

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