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Portland businesses to bigoted candidates: Stay away from Oregon

Several groups and businesses signed a letter decrying “political violence” in Portland.

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  • June 22 @ 5:07 pm

Weitzman’s HEB-anchored Manvel Town Center breaks ground near Houston

“Manvel Town Center’s groundbreaking represents the beginning of not only one of the largest retail-focused projects in Houston’s history, it will be the largest project ever for Weitzman in our 31-year history,” said Herb Weitzman, executive chairman and founder of Weitzman.

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  • June 22 @ 4:49 pm

California is working on a deal to cover 100% of back rent for eligible tenants

The state’s landlords and tenants were previously eligible to receive subsidies for up to 80% of back rent owed.

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  • June 22 @ 4:44 pm

Netflix gets go-ahead for billion-dollar expansion in Albuquerque

The sublease and master economic development lease between the State Land Office and Netflix outlines the use of about 300 acres at Mesa del Sol.

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  • June 22 @ 4:38 pm

Air taxi startup Archer Aviation just hired 20-plus engineers from Aerion, the failed supersonic jet developer

The new hires bring with them more than 350 years of experience at industry stalwarts, including Boeing, Airbus and Gulfstream.

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  • June 22 @ 4:34 pm

Trion Properties launches third fund to buy undervalued apartment buildings

The firm aims to add value with heavy renovations, re-branding and a hands-on management approach.

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  • June 22 @ 4:26 pm

California working on deal to cover 100% of back rent for eligible tenants

The state’s landlords and tenants were previously eligible to receive subsidies for up to 80% of back rent owed.

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  • June 22 @ 4:03 pm

State urges judge to reject tech industry arguments in Florida

The law seeks to prevent large social-media companies from barring political candidates from their platforms and would require companies to publish standards about issues such as blocking users.

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  • June 22 @ 3:38 pm

Fake Chanel sunglasses, Cialis pills: $12.7 million in counterfeit goods seized at Port of Long Beach

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized more than $12.7 million worth of counterfeit goods from the Port of Long Beach.

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  • June 22 @ 3:28 pm

San Jose City Council will vote on a plan to rezone the site of the city’s flea market and transform the area

The Council will weigh in on a controversial plan that could revamp the site of the San Jose Flea Market. Vendors say the plan threatens their livelihoods.

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  • June 22 @ 3:21 pm

San Jose City Council will vote on plans to rezone the site of the city’s flea market and transform the area

The City Council will weigh in on a controversial plan that could revamp the site of the San Jose Flea Market. Vendors say the plan threatens their livelihoods.

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  • June 22 @ 3:21 pm

Bonin: We’ll clear homeless camps from Venice boardwalk this summer, with no arrests

L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin commits to removing homeless camps from the Venice Boardwalk by early August and says relocation will be offered.

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  • June 22 @ 3:20 pm

Hewlett Packard Enterprise acquires machine learning firm Determined AI

HPE is the fifth-largest publicly traded company in the Houston market, according to HBJ research.

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  • June 22 @ 2:15 pm

‘I hate her’: Garcetti’s top aide mocked labor icon Dolores Huerta

Ana Guerrero disparaged Huerta in Facebook comments reviewed by The Times. L.A. Mayor Garcetti said he asked Guerrero to ‘step away’ from her duties.

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  • June 22 @ 2:10 pm

Police Commission requests report on legality of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for LAPD

The L.A. Police Commission requested the LAPD report on a possible COVID-19 vaccination mandate and the work assignments of its unvaccinated personnel.

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  • June 22 @ 1:59 pm

LAPD examines whether it could make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for cops

The L.A. Police Commission requested the LAPD report on a possible COVID-19 vaccination mandate and the work assignments of its unvaccinated personnel.

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  • June 22 @ 1:59 pm

Regent Properties buys four high-rises in downtown San Diego

The portfolio comprises about 16% of the Class A and B office space in downtown San Diego.

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  • June 22 @ 1:52 pm

Los Angeles multifamily investment firm makes first Dallas acquisition

The company has set its sights on North Texas because of its strategic location in the center of the country, its explosive population growth and the business-friendly tax and legal structure, Shainberg said.

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  • June 22 @ 12:41 pm

Startup behind first FDA-approved prescription software to go public in $1.6B SPAC deal

Prescription software startup Pear Therapeutics on Tuesday became the latest local company to go public through a reverse merger with a special-purpose acquisition company, or SPAC.

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  • June 22 @ 12:07 pm

Brush fires erupt in California, forcing evacuations

Multiple evacuations have been issued, and at least one firefighter has been injured as crews battle early-season fires across the state.

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  • June 22 @ 12:00 pm

Santa Clara County had the state’s first COVID-19 rules. It just dropped its final one

Santa Clara County had the first recorded COVID-19 death in the nation. Now, more than 71% of its residents are at least partially vaccinated against the illness.

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  • June 22 @ 10:32 am

SFBT Tuesday Digest: DoorDash cuts new deal; S.F. eyes business fee waiver

Meanwhile, an Alameda County grand jury report released on Monday slams the Peralta Community College system’s leadership for systemic failures.

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  • June 22 @ 10:15 am

Steph Curry invests in Seattle startup

The company has received an investment from Penny Jar Capital, a new investment firm anchored by the two-time NBA MVP.

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  • June 22 @ 9:54 am

A top Tesla attorney has left to join self-driving truck maker Plus

Formerly Tesla’s deputy general counsel, Lynn Miller is joining Plus as it prepares to go public.

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  • June 22 @ 9:45 am

Sunnyvale lidar maker Quanergy plans to go public in a $1.4B merger with a Chinese SPAC

Quanergy’s deal could raise eyebrows with U.S. national security officials.

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  • June 22 @ 9:23 am

Tampa startup predicting oil spills nearly doubles its funding goal with $10M+ round

The company’s original goal was $6 million, which it quickly shot past with high interest from investors.

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  • June 22 @ 9:00 am

This giant ‘inland ocean’ is Southern California’s last defense against drought

Diamond Valley Lake, an “inland ocean,” is Southern California’s prime defense against drought.

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  • June 22 @ 8:00 am

Alamo Drafthouse emerges from bankruptcy with refreshed ambitions

Americans have spent more than a year home alone with unlimited viewing options, the digital world at their fingertips. But there’s an emptiness to all of that possibility. What is an incredible artistic experience enjoyed in isolation? Might we all once again be hungry for shared experiences? That’s what leaders at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema are […]

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  • June 22 @ 7:46 am

Arrested by police for a misdemeanor, he went home blind in one eye

A man arrested on suspicion of domestic violence says he was shoved face first into a locker by a Hawthorne police officer, causing an injury that ruptured his right eye and left him blind. The incident was captured on video, which the city has yet to make public.

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  • June 22 @ 7:00 am

You will soon be able to take the train to LAX. Is it enough to jump-start rail in L.A.?

L.A.’s trillion dollar rail boom has so far showed mixed results. Everyone is looking for a game changer. Will rail to LAX be it?

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  • June 22 @ 7:00 am

Miso Robotics unveils automated beverage dispensers for fast-food restaurants

The company is moving beyond its grilling robot, Flippy, to automate drink orders.

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  • June 22 @ 7:00 am

A Disney animator draws on his Salvadoran boyhood of beauty and brutality

José Zelaya, the Disney Television Animation’s only Salvadoran designer and digital animator, as a boy dreamed he would “work for Mickey Mouse.”

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  • June 22 @ 7:00 am

Developer buys land South of Gandy for nearly 500 apartments

There’s also room for two restaurants, though another developer will build that portion of the project.

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  • June 22 @ 6:12 am

Evacuations orders issued for Vallejo wildfire

A wildfire in the city of Vallejo on Monday night triggered evacuation orders.

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  • June 22 @ 12:03 am

A Big Sur resort just sold for $148 million, setting a North American price-per-room record

The deal shows the appeal of remote getaways to travelers looking for a change of scenery amid the pandemic.

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  • June 21 @ 8:37 pm

Three teams in the race to redevelop the Concord Naval Weapons Station

The city of Concord could select a new master developer as soon as late August.

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  • June 21 @ 8:26 pm

Three teams in race to redevelop the Concord Naval Weapons Station

The city of Concord could select a new master developer as soon as late August.

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  • June 21 @ 8:26 pm

“I think my blockhead escaped’: Tortoise cruises out of Long Beach backyard and around neighborhood

Two women had followed the tortoise after they spotted him at Pacific Avenue and Bixby Road to make sure he wouldn’t get hit by a car.

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  • June 21 @ 8:13 pm

Industrial Realty Group acquires 24 acres near port

The area surrounding the Port of Houston has seen an uptick in leasing and development activity recently.

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  • June 21 @ 7:58 pm

U.S. appeals court blocks judge’s decision to overturn state’s assault weapons ban

The legal fight could continue for months and may be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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  • June 21 @ 7:27 pm

Corning’s fiber optic division just leased a building in Milpitas to be its Silicon Valley base

Corning Optical just leased a 63,000-square-foot building in Milpitas’ McCarthy Center, one of three new leases Irvine announced for its office-and-research park.

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  • June 21 @ 5:10 pm

Corning’s fiber optic division leases a building in Milpitas to be its Silicon Valley base

Corning Optical Communications has leased a 63,000-square-foot building in Milpitas’ McCarthy Center, one of three new leases Irvine announced for its office-and-research park.

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  • June 21 @ 5:10 pm

L.A. industrial real estate firm acquires 23.8 acres near Port of Houston

The area surrounding the Port of Houston has seen an uptick in leasing and development activity recently.

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  • June 21 @ 5:07 pm

Digital media company eyes big chunk of Square’s Oakland space

Square entered into the lease in 2018 but quickly put nearly a third of it on the sublease market.

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  • June 21 @ 4:56 pm

California resort sets North American per-room price record

The deal shows the appeal of remote getaways to travelers looking for a change of scenery amid the pandemic.

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  • June 21 @ 4:49 pm

How strong is the high-end resort market? Another California sale just topped $2M per room

The deal shows the appeal of remote getaways to travelers looking for a change of scenery amid the pandemic.

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  • June 21 @ 4:49 pm

L.A. group behind Austin-area film studio project seeks development agreement

Developers want to build a sizable film studio east of Austin, supporting around 1,400 jobs. The project has generated significant public pushback and some residents are skeptical of the predicted economic impact. Click through for more.

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  • June 21 @ 4:48 pm

City of Portland zeroes in on hybrid work model for government workers

Portland’s city government plans to adopt the hybrid work model sweeping corporate America.

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  • June 21 @ 4:47 pm