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Thursday Rundown: Dodgers Hit TVs Tuesday, Art Laboe Returns

Good news for baseball fans and Charter cable customers: Los Angeles Dodgers channel SportsNet LA will start airing on Charter Tuesday, marking the first time in more than a year anyone other than Time Warner Cable customers will be able to regularly watch games.

New LAWA Chief Appointed

Deborah Ale Flint, director of Oakland International Airport, has been tapped to head Los Angeles World Airports and its three airports by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Tuesday Rundown: Burbank Air Traffic Up, Customs Service Added at Van Nuys, Phenomenex Buys in Spain, New CEO at True Religion

Burbank Air Traffic Climbs Passenger traffic at Burbank Bob Hope Airport rose again in April and further improvements are likely as airlines add service at the airfield.

‘Veep,’ ‘Horror Story’ Head West for Tax Incentives

“American Horror Story” is coming back to Los Angeles to take advantage of the state’s beefed-up tax credits for films and TV shows – and comedy hit “Veep” is moving west, too.

Disney CFO to Step Down

James A. “Jay” Rasulo, chief financial officer at Walt Disney Co., is stepping down June 30 in a move that has been expected since February when Chief Executive Bob Iger passed him over as heir apparent.

Report: Kavanaugh’s Relativity Axes Board Members

Billionaire Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media has removed two members from its board of directors after the company accused them of spreading false rumors to gain control of the firm, according to a report from the Hollywood Reporter. (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/relativity-removes-pair-board-as-798350)

Study Finds California Rebounds as Film Location

California rebounded as a filming location for live action and animated feature films released last year, a report Thursday from FilmL.A. shows.

Thursday Rundown: Monster Props For Sale, Big Bang Launches Scholarship

Hollywood Creatures Under the Hammer Special effects icon Rick Baker will tomorrow auction off memorabilia from a storied Hollywood career which has brought him seven Academy Awards.

Staples Center Cameras Eye Fans’ Data

If you attend a Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Kings game next season, Big Brother will be watching – and sending you the photos.

United Online Settles Classmates Inc. Suit

United Online Inc. subsidiary Classmates Inc. has agreed to pay part of an $11 million penalty to settle allegations of deceptive advertising.

Who’s On Adweek’s New Power List?

Adweek has unveiled its first ever Power List, ranking the 100 most influential, innovative and effective leaders controlling media, marketing and technology.

Buzzfeed Inks Hollywood Office Deal in Ongoing L.A. Expansion

Buzzfeed, a New York media and entertainment company, has moved some of its employees into the Sunset Media Center in Hollywood as it expands its L.A. team.

'Tomorrowland': Disney Money Loser?

“Tomorrowland, the sci-fi action adventure movie from Walt Disney Co., was the highest grossing film over the Memorial Day weekend, but that may not mean much given the lackluster box office take over the holiday.

Holiday Weekend Travel Up, Summer Travel Expected to Climb

If you’re traveling this weekend, you may want to get to Los Angeles International Airport early.

Judge OKs $275 Million Activision Settlement

A Delaware judge has approved a $275 million shareholder settlement that ends a shareholder lawsuit against Santa Monica videogame publisher Activision Blizzard Inc.