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Magazine Gets Pot Ready for Hollywood Close-Up

MEDIA: High Times to launch outpost with eye on legalization.

Pot magazine High Times plans L.A. office to potentially tap budding recreational use in California.

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Social Media Pet Project Goes to Dogs

HelloSociety to enlist four-legged influencers for brand marketing.

HelloSociety hopes to collar famous pets for use in social media marketing campaigns.

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City Sued Over Use of LAPD at Rams Games

A lawsuit filed Wednesday by former City Councilman Dennis Zine accuses the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck of illegally deploying police officers as security for pre-season L.A. Rams games, calling the action an “unlawful gift of public funds.”

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Rams Boost KCBS Ratings Despite Preseason Loss to Broncos

Win or lose, the Los Angeles Rams can count on both great weather and devoted fans in Southern California.

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Kobe Bryant Now Aims to Score as Investor with $100 Million Fund

Kobe Bryant wants his second act to overshadow his first.

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Banc of California Gets Naming Rights to New L.A. Soccer Stadium

The Los Angeles Football Club’s future 22,000-seat stadium will be called the Banc of California Stadium, according to an agreement between the soccer club and Irvine-based bank announced today.

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

TOURISM: Forum to look at welcome opportunities in hospitality with Rams.

Fifty million tourists are expected to pour into Los Angeles in 2020, and the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) wants to help local businesses meet those travelers’ needs.

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Fish Sequel ‘Dory’ Had Right Hook for Summer

FILM: Disney came out on top in season loaded with family, animated offerings.

Fish tale “Finding Dory” helped Disney reel in the summer box-office crown.

Agreement Reached on LAX Improvements

Long-awaited improvements that would include rail access at the aging and congested Los Angeles International Airport may finally be able to move forward.

Baseball Series Engenders Home Base at Studio

Twentieth Century Fox Television’s new series “Pitch” has taken advantage of the California Film Commission’s expanded $65 million tax credit program, but it’s also giving back to the local industry. The show’s team is building out an expanded soundstage at Paramount Studios in Hollywood to create the world of Ginny Baker, the first woman to play Major League Baseball – in the drama series, anyway.

Downtown’s Ace Hotel Hosts Indie Film and Music Fest

Rio de Janeiro isn’t the only city with drama this summer.

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Arm in Arm

MARKETING: Rams’ young stars set to take run at endorsements.

Los Angeles may prove a ripe field of endorsements for the Rams’ superstars.

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NFL’s Big Picture

Film producer and New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch believes Rams, Los Angeles ready to play ball

Oscar-winning producer and New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch talks how the Rams will play in Los Angeles.

Pulitzer Winner Levels Labor Charges at Former L.A. Times Bosses

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jeff Gottlieb sued the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, claiming he resigned from the company due to “intolerable working conditions.”