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Macy’s Looks to Join Downtown’s Scene at Hip

RETAIL: Chain repositions store for young, educated residents; tourist shoppers. Macy’s refashions downtown store with eye toward revitalizing chain’s prospects.

By Hayley Fox August 26, 2016 midnight   Share

Lawsuit Targeting Composer Hans Zimmer’s ‘12 Years a Slave’ Score Dismissed

The lawsuit targeting iconic 58-year-old composer Hans Zimmer over his score for Academy Award-winning film “12 Years a Slave” has been dismissed. Plaintiff Richard Friedman voluntarily withdrew his complaint Thursday and apologized Zimmer in a letter, according to the composer’s attorneys.

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Southern California Institute of Architecture to Launch New Post-Grad Programs

This fall, downtown L.A.’s Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) will roll out four specialized postgraduate programs aimed to groom architects for a wide range of twenty-first century careers. Hosted under the umbrella, Edge, Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture, the one-year degrees will be a Master of Science in Architectural Technologies, Master of Arts in Entertainment and Fiction, Master of Science in Design of Cities, and Master of Science in Design Theory and Pedagogy.

Ports Labor Slowdown Led to Greater Air Pollution in 2015

Congestion last year at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach contributed to a rise in greenhouse gas emissions, port officials have reported.

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Kitchen ‘Incubator’ Helps Concepts Avoid Heat

DINING: Unit 120 founder sees space as means for chefs to cheaply test ideas.

Alvin Cailin’s Unit 120 offers room for restaurateurs to cook up menus and business plans.

Class Action Suit Against USC Targets Faculty and Staff Retirement Plans

A federal class action filed Wednesday against USC claims the university breached its fiduciary duty to faculty and staff who participate in retirement fund programs through the school.

‘Entourage’ Actor Jerry Ferrara Sued by Sandwich Chain

A popular sandwich chain sued actor Jerry FerrarA popular sandwich chain sued actor Jerry Ferrara Tuesday in an attempt to expel the celeb from the ownership group alleging he undermined the restaurant and breached his contract. a Tuesday in an attempt to expel the celeb from the ownership group alleging he undermined the restaurant and breached his contract.

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The Port of Long Beach Reports Slight Decrease in Cargo Volume in July

Container volume at the Port of Long Beach declined by 7.7 percent in July compared to the same month in 2015.

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Root of Problem

Could hair care line be washed up after class action?

Stylist Chaz Dean and direct marketer Guthy-Renker face further fallout over hair care products.

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Play Maker

CEO Isaac Larian is game for more time in court to protect MGA’s line of Bratz dolls from Mattel

MGA’s Isaac Larian reveals how a dishwashing job played into his toymaking career.

‘Experiment’ Bites Alt Food CEO

It’s all well and good to think outside the box, but when your box becomes a neighborhood blight it’s time to get conventional.

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Food Entrepreneurs Have Menu for Underserved

DINING: Everytable seeks to bring health, equity to fast food in poorer locales.

Startup Everytable wants to deliver on its promise of meals priced according to neighborhood income levels.

Culver City Firm to Build Zero-Emissions Bus Station in Long Beach

Long Beach officials are planning on building a new zero-emissions bus station near the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.

Clicks Targeted in Legal Battle between Online Ad Firms Criteo and SteelHouse

Culver City-based online ad firm SteelHouse Inc. filed a countersuit Tuesday against French rival Criteo SA in a quickly escalating battle over how the two companies generate and track clicks that lead to web sales for their clients.

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Hitching Ride at Theme Parks

MARKETING: Index sees sites as major attractions for toy sales.

Index Promotions looks to ride the theme park boom into more custom merchandise orders.