LA Metro Aims To Solve Last Mile To Public Transit Via Ridesharing

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According to the LA Metro, it has inked a deal with ridesharing service ia , which will give riders a way to get to three Metro stations--Artesia, El Monte, and North Hollywood--through Via's app. The LA Metro rolled out the program on Monday morning at a presentation at the El Monte Station.

Los Angeles is using ride-hailing startup Via to shuttle people to public transit

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Under the pilot program, Via will provide on-demand rides to and from the Compton, El Monte and North Hollywood stations. Los Angeles is partnering with on-demand shuttle-based service Via as part of a pilot program that will give people rides to three busy public transit stations.

Solarmer Raises $4.3M

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El Monte-based Solarmer Energy , which is developing flexible solar power technology, has raised $4.3M Solarmer just startup up a pilot line for its technology in El Monte. in an equity funding round, according to a filing by the firm today. Source of the new funding for the company was not disclosed. The investment came from three investors, according to the filing.

Good Eggs Gets Funding For Grocery Delivery In LA

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Good Egg currently delivers food from local vendors and farmers on a fixed schedule across Los Angeles, ranging from the Westside to the San Gabriel Valley, covering such cities as Santa Monica and Culver City on the west, to Monrovia and part of El Monte on the East.

Early Southern California Technology Pioneer, Gordon Marshall, Passes Away

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Marshall founded El Monte-based Marshall Industries , a multi-billion dollar electronics distributor which is now part of Avnet. One of Southern California's very, very early technology pioneers, Gordon Marshall , whose name now graces the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business , has passed away at the age of 95 in Pasadena. Marshall founded Marshall Industries in 1953. Marshall Industries was sold to Avnet in 1999.

American Reliance Power Acquired By AMETEK

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The El Monte, California-based Power Division of American Reliance (AMREL Power), has been acquired by Pennsylvania firm AMETEK , AMETEK announced Thursday. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. AMREL Power is a provider of direct current (DC) power supplies and loads for the automated test equipment market. AMETEK said that AMREL Power will become part of its San Diego-based Programmable Power Division.

Interview with Woolas Hsieh and Dina Lozofsky, Solarmer Energy

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We're doing our development in El Monte, and we think we'll be operational by the beginning of next year, and full scale by the end of 2010, with product launch in 2011. In the recent surge in interest in the clean technology and energy investment area, we're constantly surprised by the number of startups in the area focused on some aspect of the industry.