Stories for September 2019

Monday, September 30

Valley Real Estate Con Man to Spend 20 Years in Prison

A Valley con artist was sentenced Monday to 240 months in federal prison for masterminding a multi-million-dollar real estate scheme.

Forever 21 Files for Chapter 11 Protection

The fast-fashion empire of Forever 21 Inc. has become the latest in a string of mall retailers to fall as e-commerce overtakes traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.

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Avita Medical Moves to Nasdaq From Over-The-Counter

Avita Medical Ltd., a medical device firm based in Melbourne, Australia with its U.S. headquarters in Valencia, on Monday announced its American depository shares have been approved to list on the Nasdaq.

Endonovo Appoints Strategic Advisor on Blood Vessel Research

Endonovo Therapeutics in Woodland Hills on Monday announced the appointment of Dr. William Li as strategic advisor to Chief Executive Alan Collier.

Glendale Tech Week Ends in Pitchfest

Startups compete for $40,000 in donated business services.

Startups compete for $40,000 in donated business services.

Bar Association Elects Trustees

Goldberg assumes presidency of board for Valley attorney group.

Goldberg assumes presidency of board for Valley attorney group.

Coverage Crisis

INSURANCE: Catastrophic losses make fire policies far more costly and difficult to obtain for property owners.

INSURANCE: Catastrophic losses make fire policies far more costly and difficult to obtain for property owners.

Different Drones Move AeroVironment Higher

AEROSPACE: Helicopter, HAPS project join product pipeline.

AEROSPACE: Helicopter, HAPS project join product pipeline.

Drug Downfall

BIOTECH: In two years, Sienna Biopharmaceuticals has traveled from ringing the bell on Nasdaq to Chapter 11.

BIOTECH: In two years, Sienna Biopharmaceuticals has traveled from ringing the bell on Nasdaq to Chapter 11.

Tariff Impacts

MANUFACTURING: Federal trade policy has raised prices and created uncertainty at Valley companies.

MANUFACTURING: Federal trade policy has raised prices and created uncertainty at Valley companies.

Blueprint for Success

SCHOOLS: Woodbury University gives students access to a historically elite profession.

SCHOOLS: Woodbury University gives students access to a historically elite profession.

Nonprofit to Run Health at Valley College

Valley Community Healthcare wins contracts to operate student center.

Palmdale Hospital’s $60 Million Expansion Phase

Palmdale Regional Medical Center invests in infrastructure, technology.

Palmdale Regional Medical Center invests in infrastructure, technology.

Amgen Deal Tests ‘Residual Disease’ in Trials

Adaptive Biotechnologies’ software could improve cancer treatments.

Adaptive Biotechnologies’ software could improve cancer treatments.

Medtronic, Novo New Partners

Diabetes companies team to align insulin and glucose research.

Diabetes companies team to align insulin and glucose research.

Symphony Shifts Concerts to Grow Audience

New West to perform Masterpiece series in Camarillo for the first time.

New West to perform Masterpiece series in Camarillo for the first time.

Caruso Gives Scholarships to High Schoolers

Glendale residents receive $10,000 each to study music, business.

Glendale residents receive $10,000 each to study music, business.

City Managers Talk About Growth, Wildfires With Business Leaders

Officials from Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Oxnard and Ventura form discussion panel at Cal Lutheran breakfast.

City managers talk growth, wildfires with business leaders.

End of Indie Contractors Means Employer Woes

LAW: New rule impacts sectors from music to ridesharing.

LAW: New rule impacts sectors from music to ridesharing.

Industry Pushes Construction Market Ahead

LIST: From hospital expansions to a toy company’s campus, diverse industries drive big building projects.

LIST: From hospital expansions to a toy company’s campus, diverse industries drive big building projects.

VALLEY INSIDER: Gaines Gets Moment of Glory

Attorney fulfills goal of visiting 30 Major League Baseball parks.

Attorney fulfills goal of visiting 30 Major League Baseball parks.

Wright Home in Glendale Goes Up for Sale

1926-built residence in Chevy Chase Canyon lists for $1.7 million.

1926-built residence in Chevy Chase Canyon lists for $1.7 million.

Providence Grants Support 23 Nonprofits

$400,000 for programs to combat domestic violence and aid disabled.

$400,000 for programs to combat domestic violence and aid disabled.

Wells Fargo for Affordability

Money for revitalization aims to boost local homeownership.

Money for revitalization aims to boost local homeownership.

IT Firm Finds Success By Just Saying Yes

Chief executive plans promotion offering free talks on cybersecurity.

Chief executive plans promotion offering free talks on cybersecurity.

Crypto Confab Talks Investment In Blockchain

L.A. mayor and Goren Holm Ventures partner on pitch contest.

L.A. mayor and Goren Holm Ventures partner on pitch contest.

Software, Data Equal Better Bank Loans

ZestFinance partnership aims to automate credit evaluation process.

ZestFinance partnership aims to automate credit evaluation process.

Formal Higher Ed: On its Way Out?

The importance of formal higher education

The importance of formal higher education

Housing Costs Make More Problems

High cost of housing drives homelessness.

High cost of housing drives homelessness.

AROUND THE VALLEYS

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Friday, September 27

Preview: Burned Once But Not Again

Insurance carriers hike premiums, nix renewals after wildfires.

Preview: End of Indie Contractors Means Employer Woes

New rule impacts sectors from music to ridesharing.

Valley City Councilman Seeks to Block Hidden Creeks Development

L.A. City Councilman John Lee called Wednesday for the city to support the preservation of the Hidden Creeks property as open space.

Shopping Center Opens in Calabasas

Las Virgenes Village Shopping Center is now open at 5727-5789 Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas.

Lancaster Homeless Project Readies for Tenants

More than a year after breaking ground, homeless project Kensington Campus in Lancaster is readying to accept tenants.

Thursday, September 26

Cannabis Company Vertical Expands Retail Presence With Three Distribution Deals

Vertical, an aptly named vertically integrated company in the cannabis industry with headquarters in Agoura Hills, has expanded its retail presence through its brand Trees by Game.

Report: U.S. Latino Population has Eighth Largest GDP

A report from the nonprofit Latino Donor Collaborative found that the total gross domestic product of Latinos in the U.S. in 2017 was $2.3 trillion.

Motion Picture Television Fund Opens New Center

Woodland Hills’ Motion Picture Television Fund welcomed the Wise Adult Day Services Center to its Wasserman Campus.

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Wednesday, September 25

Kaiser Strike Called Off, Tentative Agreement Reached

Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions have reached a tentative agreement to tie up a national 4-year collective bargaining agreement, according to a statement Wednesday from the health care provider.

Sherman Oaks PopCon to Debut at Street Fair

The Sherman Oaks Street Fair this year is launching SOPopCon, a pop culture convention celebrating the Valley’s presence in television, comics and fandom. While there won’t be any tasty waves, organizers hope the event will be, like, totally rad.

Granada Hills Apartment Complexes Sell

Park Balboa and Balboa Palms, two Granada Hills apartment complexes at 16914 and 16950 Blackhawk Street, respectively, sold for more than $12 million.

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Designs Revealed for Replacement of Tarzana Car Wash

Details on the proposed mixed-use multifamily development at 19336-19360 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana have been unveiled.

AeroVironment CFO Resigns, Stock Drops

AeroVironment’s Chief Financial Officer Teresa Covington will resign next month to become CFO of an undisclosed private company. The move will become effective Oct. 18.

Tuesday, September 24

Apex Global Expands from Fashion to Cannabis

Apex Global Brands, the apparel licensing company in Sherman Oaks formerly named Cherokee, has partnered with a cannabis company in Florida to enter the CBD market.

Manufacturing Innovator Leonard Moore Dies

Leonard Moore, founder of a San Fernando Valley manufacturer of instruments for industrial process automation, died on Sept. 6.

Nielsen and Rogers Joins Woodland Hills Law Firm

The law firm of Nielsen and Rogers LLP in Woodland Hills has joined firm Rodnunsky and Associates, also in Woodland Hills.

Warner Center Multifamily Complex Fetches $79 Million

Decron Properties has made its first Los Angeles County investment since 2010 with the acquisition of Alura, a 250-unit multifamily property in Woodland Hills.

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Monday, September 23

Tutor Perini to Build Typhoon-Proof Housing in Guam

A subsidiary of Tutor Perini Corp. in Sylmar has won a contract to replace housing units at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam with new buildings capable of withstanding the island’s frequent typhoons.

New Building to Add to Santa Clarita’s Medical Office Inventory

CBRE Group Inc. has announced the wall tilting of a new medical structure in Valencia that will build on a growing cluster of medical office space near the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital campus.

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After Strong Quarter, NetSol Expands Growth Strategy

NetSol Technologies Inc. beat Wall Street expectation on earnings and revenue in the fiscal fourth quarter.

Friday, September 20

Cal Lutheran Launches Cybersecurity Graduate Program

California Lutheran University has launched a graduate degree program in cybersecurity as part of its Master of Science in Information Technology curriculum.

Glendale Tech Week Culminates in Awards Ceremony

Winners of Pitchfest — a “Shark Tank”-style startup event in which entrepreneurs present their ideas in front of a live audience and a panel of judges — were announced Thursday night at a party and awards ceremony held at the Americana at Brand in downtown Glendale.

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Valley Vape Companies Reach Settlement With L.A. City Attorney

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Friday a four-year settlement with two vaping products companies in the San Fernando Valley that includes payment of a $350,000 penalty.

Thursday, September 19

Skin-care Firm Inks Big Lease in Chatsworth

Neutraderm Inc., a leading manufacturer of medical-grade skin care products, has signed on for 60,043 square feet at 20680 Nordhoff St. in Chatsworth, according to an announcement by Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura, the brokerage that transacted the deal.

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Valley Bar Association Elects President, Trustees

Barry Goldberg, a personal injury attorney in Woodland Hills, has been elected president of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, according to the organization.

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Capstone Lands Big Contract

A major oil and gas company in California has signed a long-term service contract with Capstone Turbine Corp. for its 2-megawatt microturbines.

Wednesday, September 18

Mayor Garcetti Speaks at United Chambers Event

About 400 people appeared at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills on Wednesday as the United Chambers of Commerce held its 15th Annual Richard Leyner Mayor’s Luncheon with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as keynote speaker.

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Alibaba Taking Semtech’s Technology

Semtech Corp. is providing its long-range, low-power technology to Alibaba Cloud, a leading cloud services provider in China for use in an internet-of-things-enabled location tracker.

Medtronic, Novo in Partnership

Medtronic Inc. has announced plans to work with global health care company Novo Nordisk in the diabetes management space.

Kretek International Spins Off Subsidiary

Kretek International Inc., a Moorpark-based importer and distributor of tobacco products, announced yesterday the formation of a subsidiary called DRYFT Sciences LLC.

Newsom Signs Anti-Gig Worker Bill

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 into law today, a decision designed to transform many independent contract workers in the state to employees and affecting many businesses – such as ride sharing services.

Tuesday, September 17

Sun Valley Warehouse Sells for $2 Million

An industrial property in Sun Valley has sold for $2.06 million, or $339 a square foot.

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L.A. Mission College Dean Killed

Darlene Montes, the dean of academic affairs at Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar, was killed Monday morning at her home at Rancho Cucamonga. She was 49.

Sienna Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in Westlake Village, on Tuesday announced it has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization.

Monday, September 16

Home Health Provider Buys in Woodland Hills

A 20,557-square-foot office building in Woodland Hills has sold for $5.87 million or about $286 a square foot.

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Solar-Powered Drone Takes First Flight

AeroVironment Inc. completed the first flight of its Hawk30 solar powered high-altitude platform-station drone at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in the Antelope Valley.

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Former Manager of CBS Credit Union Sentenced

Edward Rostohar, 62, of Studio City, has been sentenced to 14 years and one month in federal prison for his involvement in a 20-year embezzlement in which investigators said he stole an estimated $25 million from the now-defunct CBS Employees Federal Credit Union, the Los Angeles Times reported today.

State OKs Providence-Cedars Joint Venture

HEALTH CARE: Deal paves way for financing $542 million building project.

HEALTH CARE: Deal paves way for financing $542 million building project.

Which Path Shall the Valley Take?

Transit investments are a good idea.

Ventura County = Economic Slug

Lack of real estate development has hurt Ventura County.

Lack of real estate development has hurt Ventura County.

Around The Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Minoo Acquires ValleyCrest Gem

‘Trophy’ headquarters building in Calabasas sells for $24 million.

‘Trophy’ headquarters building in Calabasas sells for $24 million.

Palmdale Retail Property With Extra Acreage

55,438-square-foot Rancho Vista Plaza sold for $10.9 million.

55,438-square-foot Rancho Vista Plaza sold for $10.9 million.

In Glendale, 857-Unit Hotel Rises Downtown

Building would become the largest hospitality property in Tri-Cities.

Building would become the largest hospitality property in Tri-Cities.

Former Sunkist HQ Squeezed in Sherman Oaks

For developer IMT, concessions necessary to move project forward.

For developer IMT, concessions necessary to move project forward.

Tech Manager Hires New CTO

Brown brings software development expertise to post-production firm.

Brown brings software development expertise to post-production firm.

Disney, Target Play Tag Team With Retailing

Store-within-a-store strategy tries to leverage both companies’ strengths.

Store-within-a-store strategy tries to leverage both companies’ strengths.

Streaming on Front Burner For Cinedigm

Huidor to oversee expansion of company’s Matchpoint platform.

Huidor to oversee expansion of company’s Matchpoint platform.

Orby TV Brings Prepaid Viewing To Consumers

Alternative distribution service starts with $40 monthly subscription fee.

Alternative distribution service starts with $40 monthly subscription fee.

Apex Deals for Tony Hawk

Star Ride Kids agreement to ‘drive product category expansion.’

Star Ride Kids agreement to ‘drive product category expansion.’

Pacoima Bakery Buys ‘Parallel Company’

Global Bakeries cites synergies in the Van Nuys acquisition.

Global Bakeries cites synergies in the Van Nuys acquisition.

Filipino Flavors Fuel Growth at Crème Caramel

Bakery built business on wholesale, but wants to sell in grocery stores.

Bakery built business on wholesale, but wants to sell in grocery stores.

‘Retail Walks’ to Foster Shop Talk In Santa Clarita

Chamber launches program with elected officials and government staff.

Chamber launches program with elected officials and government staff.

Palliative Cuts Hospital Visits

Study on how Providence, Facey keep patients out of the ER.

Study on how Providence, Facey keep patients out of the ER.

Joint Venture to Create Biotech Conejo Campus

Development caters to growing cluster of life science companies.

Development caters to growing cluster of life science companies.

Primary Doctor à la Carte in Woodland Hills

Direct care business model leaves out insurance, bureaucracy costs.

Direct care business model leaves out insurance, bureaucracy costs.

Biosimilar Drugs Loom Large on Amgen’s Radar

Patent disputes and billion-dollar acquisition aim to limit competition.

Patent disputes and billion-dollar acquisition aim to limit competition.

High-Net Talkers

MARKETING: As the new copywriters for Ferrari, Robert Ross and Roland Madrid can practice their style of luxury persuasion.

MARKETING: As the new copywriters for Ferrari, Robert Ross and Roland Madrid can practice their style of luxury persuasion.

Bomber Birthday

DEFENSE: Thirty years ago, the B-2 Spirit stealth aircraft began its impact on the Palmdale economy.

DEFENSE: Thirty years ago, the B-2 Spirit stealth aircraft began its impact on the Palmdale economy.

Makeup Moguls

BEAUTY: Morphe grew its cosmetics brand from one Burbank store to a major retail chain.

BEAUTY: Morphe grew its cosmetics brand from one Burbank store to a major retail chain.

SCALED-UP SECURITY

Want to practice an active shooter scenario? Come to Moorpark.

Training: Covered 6 unveils facility in Moorpark to practice for active shooter, medical emergency scenarios.

Semtech Sensors, LoRa Position Stock for Growth

TECHNOLOGY: Sales decline year over year, but still beat estimates.

TECHNOLOGY: Sales decline year over year, but still beat estimates.

Startup Reality TV

ENTERTAINMENT: Valley producers aim to shape the future economy with ‘The Great Disruptors.’

ENTERTAINMENT: Valley producers aim to shape the future economy with ‘The Great Disruptors.’

Snake Repellent Attracts Investors

Med-X ramps up for funding round to raise $10 million.

Med-X ramps up for funding round to raise $10 million.

VALLEY INSIDER: Postage Stamp Honor

Postage Stamp Honor

TaIloring the MBA

In a competitive marketplace, Valley business school programs focus their recruitment efforts on specific segments of the prospective student population.

In a competitive marketplace, Valley business school programs focus their recruitment efforts on specific segments of the prospective student population.

Pot Cops Aim At Landlords

RETAIL: City takes property angle on illegal shops.

RETAIL: City takes property angle on illegal shops.

Railyard Could Displace Irreplaceable Businesses

TRANSPORTATION: Metro project to take 41 properties.

TRANSPORTATION: Metro project to take 41 properties.

Friday, September 13

Preview: Valley producers aim to shape the future economy with ‘The Great Disruptors.’

San Fernando Valley producers present "The Great Disruptors."

VCH Operates Valley College Health Center

Valley Community Healthcare and Los Angeles Valley College on Friday celebrated the grand opening of the school’s Student Health Center, located on campus near the student union and cafeteria.

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City Managers Discuss Business, Homelessness Challenges

Four city managers of communities in the Conejo Valley area discussed their respective challenges and opportunities Friday morning at the first event in this season’s Corporate Leaders Breakfast Series put on by California Lutheran University.

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New Commissioner for Burbank Airport Authority

Glendale City Councilman Vrej Agajanian has been appointed to the commission of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner of Hollywood Burbank Airport.

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Preview: Railyard Could Displace Irreplaceable Businesses

Van Nuys business owners await their fate with an incoming maintenance railyard.

Amazon Grocery Destined for Warner Center?

The former Toys-R-Us location at 6245 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in the Warner Center in Woodland Hills is reportedly slated to become an Amazon grocery store.

‘Seinfeld’ Actor in ‘Funding Feud’

Competition features real estate brokers answering questions.

Competition features real estate brokers answering questions.

Thursday, September 12

Dreyer’s Facility in Chatsworth to Close

Nestlé USA Inc. is shutting down its Dreyer’s Ice Cream facility in Chatsworth that will result in 47 employees losing their jobs.

360 Support Services Closing Panorama City Office

A provider to the health care industry named 360 Support Services Inc. will close its Panorama City location on Oct. 29, laying off 17 employees.

MUSE Global Announces First Franchise

Education system MUSE Global has announced its first franchise.

Residential Building in Reseda Sells for $5.3 Million

Camelot Apartments, a 20-unit multifamily community in Reseda, has sold for $5.3 million, or $265,000 per unit.

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Company Shuttering Valencia Location

AmerisourceBergen, a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Pennsylvania, is shutting down its Valencia location, laying off 93 employees.

Wednesday, September 11

Marin Center in Thousand Oaks Sells, Set for Makeover

The Marin Corporate Center in Thousand Oaks has sold for $9.3 million and the buyer plans a big transformation, according to commercial real estate brokerage Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura.

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Anti-Gig Worker Bill Passes California Senate

The California Senate late Tuesday approved a landmark measure, Assembly Bill 5, which aims to transform many contract workers in the state to employees.

Tuesday, September 10

Westlake Village Lender Sponsors ‘Funding Feud’ Competition

Actor John O’Hurley, best known for his role as J. Peterman on “Seinfeld” and fifth host of the “Family Feud” gameshow, is set to host “Funding Feud,” a real estate-based competition at the National Association of Mortgage Brokers’ annual convention.

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Studio City Apartment Complex Trades for $5.4 Million

Jad’s Garden, a 15-unit apartment complex in Studio City, has sold for $5.4 million.

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Cinedigm to Live Stream Saturn Awards

Cinedigm’s fan-focused network CONtv will live stream the Saturn Awards on Sept. 13.

Monday, September 9

Prison for Head of Van Nuys 'Delivery Service' That Distributed Heroin

Sigifredo Gurrola Barrientos of Sylmar was sentenced Monday to nearly 20 years in federal prison for managing “Manny’s Delivery Service,” a drug distribution ring posing as a delivery company in Van Nuys.

Amgen Stock Falls After Pipeline Drug Report

Shares of Amgen Inc. fell more than 3 percent in premarket trading Monday after the Thousand Oaks biotech released disappointing data about a pipeline cancer drug.

NBC4 Promotes Perelman to Assistant News Director

Marina Perelman has been named assistant news director at NBC4/KNBC.

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Cal Lutheran No. 9 in U.S. News Ranking

California Lutheran University attained its highest spot ever in the U.S. News 2020 Best Colleges report with a ranking of No. 9 among regional universities in the western United States.

Grocery Workers Union Deal May Avert Strike

Details of the contract weren’t released pending the vote, but union leadership recommended ratification. Results for the vote are expected Sept. 12.

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Friday, September 6

PS Business Parks Pays $104 Million for Santa Fe Springs Property

Glendale’s PS Business Parks Inc. has acquired Hathaway Industrial Park in Santa Fe Springs for $104 million.

Global Bakeries Consolidates With Van Nuys Acquisition

Global Bakeries LLC in Pacoima has acquired Better Baking Co., a manufacturer and distributor of food products in Van Nuys, for an undisclosed amount.

Creative Office Building in Toluca Lake Fetches $7 Million

A private investor has paid $7 million for a 20,150-square-foot creative office building in Toluca Lake.

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Former Auto Showroom in Woodland Hills Sells for Nearly $6 Million

The former site of the Exotic Euro Cars dealership and showroom in Woodland Hills has sold for $5.75 million, according to brokerage Marcus & Millichap Inc.

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Thursday, September 5

Demolition Underway at Sportsmen’s Lodge

Demolition of the Sportsmen’s Lodge event center in Studio City began last weekend.

Joint Venture to Create Life Science Campus in Thousand Oaks

A joint venture between Los Angeles-based HATCHspaces and Singerman Real Estate in Chicago plans to create the HATCHcampus, a collection of life science facilities.

BizFed Institute Names New President

Kevin Harbour has been named as the new president of BizFed Institute, the nonprofit educational arm of the Los Angeles County Federation of Business.

Simulations Plus Collaboration to Research Joint Medications

Simulations Plus has partnered with an unnamed clinical-stage biotech company to develop a new delivery model using its GastroPlus software.

Wednesday, September 4

Sherman Oaks Retail/Office Property Trades for $1.8 Million

A multi-tenant property at 13715 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks has sold for nearly $1.83 million.

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Valley’s First Supportive Housing Project Faces Opposition

A supportive housing project using funds from the Proposition HHH homeless housing bond that would be the first built in the San Fernando Valley faces opposition.

CBDfx Finds Marketing Partner for Hemp Products

CBDfx, a hemp-derived CBD company in Chatsworth, has partnered with Emerson Group, a brand marketing organization in Wayne, Pa., to place CBDfx products in retail stores around the country.

Antelope Valley Economic Alliance Names Interim Leader

The Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance has named Patricia “PJ” DelGaudio as its interim executive director.

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Tuesday, September 3

Apex Inks Licensing Deals for Tony Hawk Brand

Apex Global Brands announced last week several licensing agreements that will widen the availability of its Tony Hawk clothing brand.

Retail Section of Burbank Collection Sells for $26 Million

The retail portion of the Burbank Collection, a mixed-use development in downtown Burbank, has sold to an undisclosed investor for $25.9 million.

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Disney Sells YES Network to Amazon, Sinclair Investor Group

Walt Disney Co. has sold its 80 percent stake in the YES Network to a newly formed investor group that includes Amazon.com Inc., Yankee Global Enterprises and Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Teledyne Acquires Microscopic Foundry

A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. has acquired a microelectromechanical systems foundry based in Canada.

Monday, September 2

Firm Offers Answer For Food Allergies

Protein powder helps babies build allergan tolerance gradually.

Protein powder helps babies build allergan tolerance gradually.

Lotus Pushes Limit on Price

Galpin Motors to sell $2.5 million car at North Hills dealership.

Galpin Motors to sell $2.5 million car at North Hills dealership.

Startup School

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Hub101, Cal Lutheran’s incubator, forges a track record of successful launches.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Hub101, Cal Lutheran’s incubator, forges a track record of successful launches.

Record Revenues for B. Riley Drive Up Stock

FINANCE: Acquisitions, liquidation of apparel stores contribute to gains.

FINANCE: Acquisitions, liquidation of apparel stores contribute to gains.

Inside Disney’s Con

ENTERTAINMENT: At D23, the Burbank studio talks up future film, streaming and theme park projects.

ENTERTAINMENT: At D23, the Burbank studio talks up future film, streaming and theme park projects.

Agency for Sale?

ACQUISITIONS: Valley insurance firms are buying up other agencies as the industry consolidates.

ACQUISITIONS: Valley insurance firms are buying up other agencies as the industry consolidates.

Tour of Toyland

REAL ESTATE: Grand opening of MGA Entertainment’s new 24 campus headquarters brings high hopes to Chatsworth.

REAL ESTATE: Grand opening of MGA Entertainment’s new 24 campus headquarters brings high hopes to Chatsworth.

ITV America Leases Floors On Lankershim

British reality TV firm relocates to NoHo from Sherman Oaks.

British reality TV firm relocates to NoHo from Sherman Oaks.

Academy Tower Unloaded for $91 Million

Office building flipped within three years to yield a 45 percent gain.

Office building flipped within three years to yield a 45 percent gain.

Newbury Park LA Fitness Site In Mall Sold

Sale price undisclosed, but property was listed for $15 million.

Sale price undisclosed, but property was listed for $15 million.

$23.5M Buys Pacoima Apts.

Mogharebi represents Simi investor in Branford Villas transaction.

Mogharebi represents Simi investor in Branford Villas transaction.

Lewitt Hackman Expands With GSA Addition

Goldfarb Sturman Averbach leadership incorporated into firm.

Goldfarb Sturman Averbach leadership incorporated into firm.

Profit Sharing Central Issue For State Bar

Organization’s proposals would allow non-lawyers a share of income.

Organization’s proposals would allow non-lawyers a share of income.

Pharmacy’s Owners Guilty Of Drug Fraud

Sherman Oaks residents organized $35 million billing scheme.

Sherman Oaks residents organized $35 million billing scheme.

For Employers, Hairstyle Joins Watch List

California first state to include grooming in discrimination rules.

California first state to include grooming in discrimination rules.

Fast Food in Toluca Lake Turns Vegan

Location offers access to movie studios, downtown Burbank.

Location offers access to movie studios, downtown Burbank.

Dinner-and-a-Movie Spot to Boost Glendale

Chain takes space where previous upscale cinemas have flopped.

Chain takes space where previous upscale cinemas have flopped.

Avenue Stores Closes Sites In Chapter 11

Valley addresses include Sun Valley, Northridge and Lancaster.

Valley addresses include Sun Valley, Northridge and Lancaster.

Last Meal at Barragan’s After 38 Years

Mexican restaurant’s last outpost remains in Burbank.

Mexican restaurant’s last outpost remains in Burbank.

In Glendale, Tech Program Lands Grant

$1 million will go toward hiring accelerator operator.

$1 million will go toward hiring accelerator operator.

Hardware Firms Find Welcome In Chatsworth

MiLA Capital hunts for startups overlooked by other tech investors.

MiLA Capital hunts for startups overlooked by other tech investors.

Tewksbury Takes Helm at Edge Computing Firm

Semiconductor expertise will help build machine intelligence.

Semiconductor expertise will help build machine intelligence.

Friends Join Forces With Acquisition

Transaction will advance fintech for card payment providers.

Transaction will advance fintech for card payment providers.

Generational Growth

Special Report: Family-Owned Businesses

Gothic Landscape has expanded by following the values in its mission statements.

Around The Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Making River an Asset, Not Eyesore

Los Angeles River is a resource and unique asset and not an eyesore.

Here’s A New Retirement Decision

State program for firms to provide retirement plans has merit.

State program for firms to provide retirement plans has merit.

Wesco Wrangles $1.9B Takeover

AEROSPACE: Turnaround plan pushes up acquisition price.

AEROSPACE: Turnaround plan pushes up acquisition price.

Investor Group Calls Itself ‘Hope for MannKind’

BIOTECH: Shareholders seek better marketing for Afrezza.

BIOTECH: Shareholders seek better marketing for Afrezza.

VALLEY INSIDER

After Half Century, Manson Still Fascinates

Media Attorney at Lewitt Hackman pens book with chapter on Manson murder trial.