Stories for November 2000
Monday, November 27
Plans that Lancaster city officials had to dump one retailer for another that would generate more sales tax revenue may have backfired.
It wasn't that long ago that Josefina Salazar experienced a couple break-ins a year at her Pacoima beauty parlor. But it was never enough to drive the owner of Lirita's Beauty Salon on Amboy Avenue out of business.
The days of the gilded IPO are long gone, no question. But even after the fall, a number of Valley companies are bravely going public.
One of the biggest hurdles any start-up business has to jump is finding space to house a new company. When he went looking for office space, Gregg Steiner realized that what was available just wasn't going to work for his young company. So Steiner who, wi
At Woodland Hills toy houses Applause Holding Co. and Funrise Corp., December is crunch time. Santa's little retail elves may be busy churning out Razor scooters and Sony PlayStation 2s for this holiday season, but Santa's toy makers are already preparing
paul jardin usa, realizing that men shop for suits only on certain days, changed its business accordingly
The San Fernando Valley may be typecast as an entertainment-industry hub, but the Business Journal's list of fastest growing private companies helps demonstrate the area's diversity as a business community.
As chief equity officer for the AIM family of mutual funds, Edgar M. Larsen is responsible for some $125 billion in stocks. The firm, now a veritable fund armada, is further evidence that investment money is sailing west. With little attention, AIM has be
After several years of frenetic activity, the retail shopping center investment market finally has slowed down.
In today's highly saturated retail market, a lot of shopping centers are in big trouble. Many are outdated. Others aren't pedestrian friendly. Still others don't provide the right type or mix of stores.
The theory behind California Adventure, Walt Disney Co.'s new $1.4 billion Anaheim theme park, is simple:
By this time next year, the population of Sherman Oaks is likely to grow larger and grayer.
Throughout the nation, the minority business community is enjoying an enormous boom. One bank and a couple of government agencies are hoping to help bring that boom to the Northeast Valley.
Sixteen years ago, William Gervais started Qualstar to develop and sell a product that now sounds downright quaint: data-recording technology involving nine-track tape drives.
Like most kids this time of year, Internet geeks and online entrepreneurs have been itching for some new toys.
At First Western Bank, it's not unusual for customers to wander up to the second floor and pop into the president's office just to chat.
Monday, November 13
For Woodland Hills-based Vertel Corp., a wireless telecommunications software developer, the last year on Wall Street has been a roller-coaster ride.
Business in the San Fernando Valley couldn't be better, according to a report released by Cal State Northridge. But L.A. County's top economist said an over-reliance on the entertainment industry and some other nagging problems could cause trouble in the
It's been 10 years and counting. Now the Burbank Airport Authority has yet one more hurdle that could delay any expansion deal it reaches with the city of Burbank.
In mutual fund families, the ugly children die. Funds with poor performance and funds suffering from shareholder redemptions are discreetly led out of public view. Then they are merged into similar funds that are more successful. Others are simply liquida
Just weeks after Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill allowing homeowners to re-file claims from the Northridge earthquake, the smell of carrion is in the air.
There's an old saying involving cows and free milk that applies nicely to the online music marketplace.
nick montano and his two sisters have inherited more than just a restaurant from their late father: They learned to run it his way
In Louisiana, laissez les bon temps rouler means "let the good times roll." For Charlie Hoover, co-owner with his wife Ava and friend Craig Chambers of Phidippides, the motto might be more appropriately amended to "let the good times run."
Karl Abramovic is explaining the meaning behind the painting he has just completed: It's a king pushing a hot dog cart. "I did it for people starting their own business and striving to move up and do better," he says. The symbolism might just as well refe
Seeking to attract an increasingly mobile population with more educational options than ever before, San Fernando Valley community colleges are embarking on mass media advertising campaigns to lure students.
Sun Valley businessman Jack Naldjian went to China last month, hoping to tap into a new market for his car alarms and remote car stereos. Now back at home in the San Fernando Valley, the owner of Delta Vehicle Security is still talking with business count
A San Fernando Valley company has been shut down and put into receivership by the Federal Trade Commission, after a year-long investigation of dot-com businesses.
Skyrocketing rental rates for office and R & D; buildings in the Conejo Valley have driven up sale prices for those properties dramatically.
For three decades, Rem Eyewear has served two generations of its family ownership well.
In September, Digital Insight Corp. landed in the No. 1 spot on the Deloitte & Touche ranking of 50 fastest growing technology companies in the L.A. area, clocking a growth rate of 19,793 percent since its founding five years ago.
Westlake Village-based Intellisys Group, which over the past decade had built itself into one of the nation's leading servicers of audio-visual equipment, has financially hit the wall and will likely be acquired out of bankruptcy on Nov. 13 by Dayton, Ohi
Thousand Oaks-based WellPoint Health Networks Inc. has struck a unique partnership with EarthLink to give its estimated 40,000 insurance agents and brokers access to a bundle of Internet services at a discounted price.