Stories for January 2002
Monday, January 21
Despite questions concerning alimony, stranded costs and the division of assets, the Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis, the final report released by the Local Agency Formation Commission Jan. 9, says a Valley split is possible and viable.
Here, a look at some of the largest San Fernando Valley companies representing most of the industries that do business here, and how they are likely to fare in the year ahead.
After all the cutbacks, layoffs and closures of the 1990s, what's left of the San Fernando Valley's aerospace and defense industries have had little to cheer about. When President Bush pledged in his State of the Union address last year to increase defens
James Acevedo has spent a career getting things to change, but he says there's still plenty to do.
COMMENTARY - Guest Column: Richard Katz and Jeff Brain
Reality television was big a year ago. But today, after the tastes of a fickle audience have changed and five primetime network reality shows have been canceled during the past year, programmers are scrambling to find replacements that can be produced jus
2001 was a painful year for most of the Valley's licensed hospitals. Many face another year of budget constraints as they continue to grapple with the escalating cost of health care, all the while still trying to meet mandates to repair damage from the 19
After a volatile 2001, many businesses have begun this year by cutting expenses, implementing new business strategies and putting others on hold. The San Fernando Valley Business Journal asks: What are you doing to change the economic prospects of your bu
Valley tech firms hit hard by a major industry downturn last year, hoping against hope for recovery in 2002, are exploring new foreign markets, developing new products and embarking on aggressive marketing campaigns to spur sales.
The silliest season of the new year is over. Somewhere around daylight on Jan. 2, most of us tired finally of New Year's resolutions and outrageous predictions.
Corporate Focus: After what seems like a never-ending series of consecutive quarterly losses, Woodland Hills-based Brilliant Digital Entertainment Inc. is dumping its 3-D animation movie and music video operation to focus on rich media ad banner technolog
They say location is everything, but these days, when it comes to real estate, even location can't trump timing. Just ask Litton Systems Inc.
Monday, January 7
With a new semester, many high school seniors as well as college students are faced with a big decision: selecting a college major.
Calabasas-based software maker NetSol International Inc. has secured $1.1 million in new funding in a stock deal that gives Red Sea Ltd., an investment banking firm, about 10 percent of the company's stock.
Felipe Fuentes may be the best example Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn has to offer of how he wants to fight secession by bringing more resources to the San Fernando Valley.
This is the first full week of a new year and everybody is almost, just about, maybe in first-day-of-the-rest-of-your-life mode. For some of us that is cause for optimism, for others it is reason to take a deep breath. For a few, it is time to face soberi
DIC Entertainment Corp. may look like it's jumping the gun by seeking licensing deals for a cartoon series that won't air for nearly another year. Company bosses, however, say "Liberty's Kids" will be the next big thing and they want to be ready.
Glendale-based IHOP Inc. has yet to decide whether it will scrap its program aimed at financing its franchisees, but analysts are already saying the company will likely get out of the loan business and bolster its bottom line by selling the loans $287 m
A struggle between two rival horse racing giants over who will televise California races could make or break upstart online betting firm Youbet.com.
Calabasas: The city of only 20,000 people has a tidy sum of $26 million in the bank, putting it in the cat bird seat when it comes to what gets built in the city and where.
Miguel DeLeon's 17-year career at California Electrofab in Pacoima came to a halt in 1994 when the company's financial difficulties forced the owners to file for bankruptcy protection and shut the doors for good.
Since forming the Tarzana Business Improvement District in 1999, the community's property owners have worked hard to make a one-mile strip of Ventura Boulevard so appealing it would lure shoppers from their cars to stroll among the shops, hopefully making
Survey: Most businesses hurt by Sept. 11 attacks, but optimistic about future.
Zero-interest financing programs have been so successful that some car dealerships have nearly doubled sales in the past three months, contributing to what is expected to be the second best year for car sales in history.
Dave Armstrong knows radio. So when he was asked by Camarillo-based Salem Communications Inc. to turn struggling Glendale talk radio station KIEV-AM around, he knew he had a tough job ahead.