Beyond Meat Builds Plant-based Protein for Meat Eaters

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Beyond Meat co-founder Brent Taylor

Beyond Meat co-founder Brent Taylor at the company’s R&D facility in El Segundo


A food startup in El Segundo is trying to save California from the drought, one grilled chicken strip at a time.

Beyond Meat has developed a process that turns pea and soy proteins into products that taste and — more importantly — have the texture of real beef and chicken.

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How Teens Are Making Thousands Per Month on Social Media

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Melissa Clark first realized her 8th grade daughter was a celebrity the day they arrived at her new school in Santa Clarita, and a crowd of middle schoolers surrounded her car and begged her daughter to take a picture with them.

The next day at school, she was “literally mobbed by about 200 people,” Clark said from her home in Burbank. “An administrator had to walk her from class to class.”

Three years later, Clark’s daughter — who has a make up tutorial channel on YouTube and 1.4 million followers on Instagram — is pulling in thousands of dollars a month from paid endorsements.

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Motivo Engineering Builds Electric Tractor to Power Indian Villages

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Motivo Engineering electric tractor

After building luxury toys like high-speed electric boats and futuristic three-wheeled motorcycles, the Torrance design studio Motivo Engineering is getting into subsistence farming.

The company has developed a multi-purpose electric tractor to help poor farmers in India till the soil and, more importantly, provide them with reliable access to electricity.

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Business incubator for teens planned in Manhattan Beach

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Chamber of Commerce to launch Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Mira Costa High School freshman Ryan Ulrich applied for the Manhattan Beach program because he's interested in starting a surf clothing line.

Mira Costa High School freshman Ryan Ulrich applied for the Manhattan Beach program because he’s interested in starting a surf clothing line.

With median home prices in the $1 million range, Manhattan Beach is no place for beach bums.

Maybe that’s why the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce is creating a business incubator — so that kids will one day be able to buy a home in the place they grew up.

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