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In SoCal business news: 'Blackfish' impact on SeaWorld, Rubicon's IPO, a Google Glass class



Killer Whales performing at SeaWorld. The Los Angeles Times reports SeaWorld attendance was down 13 percent in the first quarter.
Killer Whales performing at SeaWorld. The Los Angeles Times reports SeaWorld attendance was down 13 percent in the first quarter.
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Clarification: An earlier version of this post included information from an LA Weekly article stating U-Can is the only zipper company in the Western United States. Though there are other zipper companies based in the Western U.S., U-Can told KPCC it is the only such outlet with a full-service factory based here.