Deborah Belgum

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JustFab and Betches Blog Form Partnership

Fashion and Technology

The online subscription brand JustFab and the edgy blog known as Betches are getting together.

UCLA Anderson Forecast Predicts Moderate Economic Growth and Rising Housing Prices in California

Quarterly Report

According to the recently released UCLA Anderson Forecast’s quarterly update, the next two years will be pretty much a repeat of the past several years—moderate growth with job gains. But future job gains won’t be quite as robust as in previous years.

Several Los Angeles Garment Manufacturers Fined for State Violations

Manufacturing

A two-day raid of Los Angeles–area garment factories resulted in the California Labor Commissioner fining 18 manufacturers and contractors $682,344 for having no workers’ compensation insurance and for garment registration violations.

Port of Long Beach Names New Interim Director

Import/Export

The Port of Long Beach is looking for a new chief executive after Jon Slangerup resigned on Sept. 8 to become chairman and chief executive of an aviation technology company in Canada.

What’s at Stake if a Designer’s Name is Part of the Label?

Manufacturing

The name game can be a financially dangerous game played by designers every time they create a new label.

Chief Executive Paula Schneider Exiting American Apparel

Manufacturing

After a tumultuous two-year ride as chief executive of American Apparel, Paula Schneider will be leaving the company on Oct. 3, sources said.

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Heidi Merrick Opening Store in DTLA

Retail

Designer Heidi Merrick steps out to explore the retail world.

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Pantone Unveils a Palette of Colors for Spring 2017

Fashion

Looking on the bright side of Spring 2017 fashion.

Ships from China and Vietnam Add Route to Port of Oakland

Import/Export

Starting in November, three Asian shipping lines will be establishing routes from Asia to the Port of Oakland.

Ex-CBP Apparel and Textiles Chief Janet Labuda Hired at FormerFedsGroup

Import/Export

For years, Janet Labuda was known as the government’s top dog when it came to enforcing apparel and textile import laws and finding counterfeit goods.

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