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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.

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At Home

TECHNOLOGY: Vet execs give guidance to furniture-buying app.

Veteran CEOs are helping design app Homee reshape the furniture-buying business.

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A Look Ahead: What’s on the agenda for Los Angeles business in the coming week

DINING: Restaurant Week has goal to feed business for participating eateries.

Local eateries hope profits will be on the menu during Dine L.A. Restaurant Week, which helps restaurants entice customers with special menus that will take smaller bites out of their wallets.

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Best-Of Edition Ranks as Magazine’s Top Seller

PUBLISHING: Los Angeles hits annual sales high with curious category salutes.

Swimsuits – and ranked lists – sell magazines.

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Chain Harnesses Fish’s Raw Power for Expansion

DINING: Sweetfin Poké angles sushi-like dish for mass market.

Co-owners of Sweetfin Poké cooked up the raw fish chain with the goal of scaling up quickly.