Stories for September 2005
Thursday, September 29
BOSS Hugo Boss Shop is set to open in the Glendale Galleria on Saturday.
Hallmark Channel achieved its best ever ratings for the third quarter of this year.
Wednesday, September 28
A private investor has acquired a 16,534-square-foot industrial building in Camarillo.
Most Fastclick shareholders have tendered their common shares and merger should be completed shortly.
Tuesday, September 27
Symark, has announced its inclusion on the Software 500, Software Magazine's list of the world's foremost software and services providers,
Sizzler Parent Worldwide Restaurant Concepts Acquired for About $210 Million.
Monday, September 26
Westlake Village-based semiconductor company will use the proceeds for working capital and possible acquisitions.
The L.A. convention and visitors bureau has launched two initiatives which could help boost tourism business in the Valley.
Group caters to people in the voice data, wireless and handheld technology worlds.
The Air Group, a Van Nuys-based private aircraft management firms, has added six new private jets to its fleet.
Jane Finley, who runs Kaiser Permanente's area operations, has several things on her agenda these days, including expansion plans and labor matters.
Reporter Jeff Weiss writes about Calabasas-based Emergent Game Technologies Inc.'s expected expansion.
Image Fields Calls as Company Considers Lions Gate Merger.
The long languishing Price Pfister development site in Pacoima has a new owner but residents still have questions and concerns about the future of the project.
Family business owners learn how to maneuver through the world of employment law.
A new health and education facility will reinvigorate an old hospital campus in San Fernando.
A conference sponsored by Cal State Northridge focuses on state infrastructure.
The impact of store closures due to Federated Department Stores' acquisition of Robinsons-May could be bigger in the short-term than first believed.
Workers' compensation insurance rates have not dropped fast enough for some officials and business owners in California.
A Canoga Park-based firm is at the forefront of a new terrorism-related focus in the security industry.
Burbank-based company will provide video-on-demand services for sports programming network.
The management group of a division of Pioneer North America has acquired the unit from its parent and has formed Burbank-based PDT Interactive
Several new projects will move Glendale Adventist Hospital into the future as it celebrates its 100th year.
The Valley's new appointment to the board of the Community Redevelopment Agency outlines some of his views.
Friday, September 23
The online advertising and media services firm has acquired almost all of Santa Barbara-based Fastclick's outstanding stock.
The Camarillo bank will have about $463 million in assets at the close of the transaction.
Tuesday, September 20
Macy's West in San Francisco will now be charge of administration and operations for 44 Robinsons-May stores in the West and Pacific Northwest.
Monday, September 19
Bruce Ackerman, president of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, is one of seven nominees to the Community Redevelopment Agency Board of Commissioners.
Burbank-based TVN will be Eurocinema's exclusive distributor for on-demand European and global theatrical and short films.
Rising fuel costs will make heavy equipment more expensive to operate, and Hurricane Katrina will contribute to higher cement prices.
The Woodland Hills-based health plan will partner with the Los Angeles-Orange Immunization Network to boost immunization rates.
Tuesday, September 13
Pentadyne will supply more than 500 flywheel systems to Beaver Aerospace & Defense over the coming years.
Monday, September 12
Local firms continue to give to Hurricane Katrina victims.
Large cable companies are expected to be the serious suitors for the Studio City-based parent of the Hallmark Channel
Reporter Jeff Weiss writes about the latest drama involving Valley filesharing firms.
Despite a growing demand for health care workers, medical staffing firm On Assignment Inc. has struggled.
Wages and red tape have slowed construction of a new credit union in Pacoima.
A major power outage in hit parts of Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, including downtown, parts of the San Fernando Valley and Burbank.
Senior Reporter Shelly Garcia reports that after months of vacancies, the Sherman Oaks Galleria is beginning to fill up with restaurant clients.
Joe Rando's mechanical devices are the building blocks for Hollywood's special effects business.
Ron Kaye, who has taken the position of editor at the Daily News of Los Angeles, gives his vision for the newspaper
Are Valley business leaders nervous about Mayor Villaraigosa's choices for
Due to pent-up demand, DeVry University's West Hills campus is rolling out a
Capitalizing on the booming pet care industry, North Hills-based pet product manufacturer Bamboo has registered 100 percent growth over the last year
The grant will be used to encourage Hispanic students to study environmental science.
Nine months after first entering a letter-of-intent agreement to merge with Florida- based imaging software firm StorComm Inc., Creative Computer Applications Inc. has finally agreed to the terms of the proposed merger.
Large domestic and international buyers are leading the increase in demand for U.S. companies.
The company's earnings decreased because of one-time workers compensation credit taken last year and increased labor and materials costs.
Investment brokerage Wedbush Morgan Securities has expanded its San Fernando Valley presence.
Starbucks is planning to expand the number of its drive-thru units in the San Fernando Valley
Velocity Network Solutions will have access to training and marketing materials geared toward small businesses.
Thursday, September 8
In an effort to acquire Shurgard Storage Centers, Public Storage is taking its case directly to Shurgard's shareholders.
Wednesday, September 7
A decision to link the minimum wage to the federal Consumer Price Index could hurt California's economic progress, one group said.
National Technical Systems has joined with SGS Taiwan Limited to develop testing facilities to serve China and South Korea
Tuesday, September 6
A $208 permit fee will be assessed to retailers that choose to sell tobacco products, which will be used to increase the number of compliance checks.
TVN Entertainment will offer over 300 songs from Sound Choice on its new karaoke channel.
A Japanese company is set up to license apparel, footwear and accessories from Hot Kiss.