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By Jonathan Lansner jlansner@scng.com @jonlan on Twitter|

Long Beach is looking to lease 31 acres near the airport

Long Beach’s city government wants to lease out five parcels that together encompass roughly 31 acres of land near Long Beach Airport. The parcels in question are near LGB’s western edge and are also in the vicinity of the now-defu...

By Andrew Edwards|

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  • Government pay

    California’s top public salaries go to coaches, doctors

    The best-compensated public employee in California last year was UCLA football coach Jim Mora, who made $3.57 million according to new pay data for 2016 the state controller released Tuesday. Mora, who has a 41-24 record in his first five seasons as the Bruins’ coach, signed a contract extension in June 2016 that could pay him $3.75 million in the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Gov. Jerry Brown, by comparison, got a raise to $190,100 in December. The Nos. 2 and 3 spots went...

    By Teri Sforza tsforza@scng.com @terisforza on Twitter|

  • Grocery store operators

    How Trader Joe’s is marking its 50th anniversary

    Trader Joe’s will mark its 50th anniversary with celebrations in its stores today and Sunday. The celebrations will include special product tastings and giveaways. A limited-edition 50th anniversary reusable bag will be available for 50 cents. Trader Joe’s introduced its first reusable bag to customers 40 years ago. The first Trader Joe’s store opened on Aug. 25, 1967 in Pasadena on Arroyo Parkway, which remains in operation. The chain of grocery stores...

    By City News Service|

  • Restaurant operators

    Chuck E. Cheese to phase out animatronic shows

    The Chuck E. Cheese band is breaking up, or at least they’ll going to have fewer gigs in the coming years. A recent CBS report reveals that the company’s popular performing animatronic figures will be phased out in the company’s newly updated locations. In their place will be large dance floors where kids can cavort and dance around with their favorite rodent. “It’s the biggest thing we’ve done...

    Kevin Smith
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  • Employment figures

    California adds jobs in July — LA County, Inland Empire also see increases

    California employers added 82,600 jobs in July and the region’s year-over-year gain of 276,400 jobs was the second largest in the nation, according to figures released Friday. “That was the largest job gain for the state since April of last year,” said economist Robert Kleinhenz, executive director of economic research for Beacon Economics and the UC Riverside School of Business. The Golden State landed second only to...

    Kevin Smith
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  • Restaurant operators

    SteelCraft food court is expanding to another Long Beach area city

    SteelCraft, the new brand of outdoor food courts assembled from shipping containers, is on pace to expand to Bellflower before the end of 2018. The SteelCraft concept is based upon the idea of giving eclectic food and drink providers an opportunity to serve their wares from kitchens built from shipping containers. The first-ever SteelCraft opened early this...

    Andrew Edwards
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  • Road transportation

    What was that giant, weird-looking dome you saw on the road in Southern California?

    If you see a massive, bizarre-looking, rusty dome traveling along a major highway and are wondering what the heck that is — yeah, we were curious, too. Turns out the gigantic piece of mystery equipment, which puzzled Southern California drivers from Corona to Norco to Westminster and Seal Beach early Thursday morning, is a reactor bound for the Chevron refinery in El Segundo. It’s been on the road for days from a specialty manufacturer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and made...

    Megan Barnes
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  • Airport operation

    Take a virtual ride on a Metro train to check out LAX’s Automated People Mover

    A new video rendering of the Automated People Mover coming to Los Angeles International Airport gives passengers a birds-eye view of the automatic tram six years before it lands at the airport. The train is the centerpiece of the Landslide Access Modernization Program, a $5.5 billion project aiming to reduce traffic congestion around the Central Terminal Area.

    Cynthia Washicko
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  • Emissions-reduction technology

    Air getting cleaner at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports, reports show

    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reduced pollution while moving more cargo last year, according to new reports released this week. The annual pollution scorecard shows the ports continue to make steady progress in clearing up the air around the nation’s busiest seaport and largest stationary polluter in the region, but it’s proving harder to make significant cuts in some areas. “As emissions decline and cargo throughput rises, chipping away at...

    Rachel Uranga
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  • Movie theater operation

    AMC is not happy about MoviePass’ $9.95-a-month movie-going pass

    Perhaps a $9.95-a-month movie-going subscription was too good to be true. MoviePass made the media rounds on Tuesday with its new, Netflix-esque plan to attract movie lovers to the theaters. For just $9.95 a month, MoviePass said subscribers can watch one movie a day at theaters under its plan. While consumers may have loved it, AMC — MoviePass’ biggest movie theater partner — did not. AMC on Wednesday publicly denounced MoviePass’s plan, saying...

    By Seung Lee slee@ bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Financial markets

    Stocks tumble to worst loss in 3 months in broad selling

    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks plunged Thursday as losses for Cisco Systems hurt technology companies while Wal-Mart declined after its latest quarterly report. Banks also dropped as bond yields and interest rates sank for a second day. It was the second-worst day for stocks this year, which has seen few large declines. Along with technology companies and retailers, transportation companies skidded and all of the industrial, financial and basic materials companies in the S&P 500...

    By MARLEY JAY AP Markets Writer|

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