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L.A. County Supervisors approve temporary rent control ordinance for mobile homes

August 15, 2018 |

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday moved to impose temporary rent caps on mobile homes. The vote comes amid a broader, controversial push to remove barriers to rent control across California in response to rising housing costs.

In a 3-1 vote, supervisors approved temporary caps…

L.A. Times – Business

Aviation support company plans 830 layoffs at LAX

August 14, 2018 |

Despite surging demand for air travel, a Swiss aviation service company is cutting 830 jobs and ending all of its ground handling and transportation services at Los Angeles International Airport, citing “market conditions.”

Swissport, which provides baggage handling, cabin cleaning and other services…

L.A. Times – Business

New Southwest Airlines emotional support animal policy allows only dogs and cats on leashes or in carriers

August 14, 2018 |

Joining several other carriers that have adopted tough new rules on pets, Southwest Airlines is adopting a new policy for emotional support animals in the cabin, allowing only dogs and cats that are restrained by a leash or kept in a carrier.

The new policy, announced Tuesday by the Dallas-based…

L.A. Times – Business

Cable’s answer to cool new streaming services? Soaring internet prices

August 14, 2018 |

The good news: More “skinny bundles” of pay-TV channels will be available to consumers as a growing number of households abandon fat programming packages and seek cheaper online streaming options for home entertainment.

The bad news: Analysts say cable and phone companies, quickly adapting to this…

L.A. Times – Business