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Rare Book Auction in Agoura Hills

GWS Auctions Inc. in Agoura Hills plans to sell 150 rare books and texts sourced from the inventory of the store Mystery Pier Books in Los Angeles.

Former 'Arsenio Hall Show' Music Director Sentenced for Embezzlement

Former “Arsenio Hall Show” music director and Woodland Hills resident Robin DiMaggio was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $1 million intended for a charity concert, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Developer Eyes Marriott Hotel in Encino

A Marriott hotel tower in Encino with views of Ventura Boulevard – that’s the plan proposed by Irvine’s DKN Hotels, according to Encino Neighborhood Council.

AeroVironment Partners to Improve Encryption of Drone Communications

AeroVironment Inc. has partnered with communications company Viasat Inc. to provide one of its drones with a highly secure communications network.

Glendale Bans Sale of Mylar Helium Balloons

Glendale City Council this week passed an ordinance banning the sale of mylar balloons filled with helium or other lighter-than-air gases within city limits.

Burbank Apartments Sold for $6.5 Million

The Capri Apartments in Burbank have sold for $6.46 million, or $307,619 per unit.

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Location Filming Declines by Half in Third Quarter

On-location filming dropped by more than 50 percent in the third quarter, with reality television showing the only bright spot.

Six Flags, Universal Cut Park Employees

Amusement park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corp., which owns Magic Mountain in Valencia, will lay off 240 employees.

Steven Hilton Steps Down as Foundation Chair

Chairman Steven Hilton will retire from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Board in December, the organization said, after serving the organization for 35 years.

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Record Flight for Electric Airplane at Camarillo Airport

A hybrid-electric powered aircraft developed by Ampaire and launched from Camarillo Airport completed the longest flight to date for an airplane employing electric propulsion.

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FDA Grant to Fund Simulations Plus Research

Lancaster drug simulation company Simulations Plus has won a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to test the efficacy of oral cavity products.

Fernando Awards Postponed Until 2021

The Fernando Award gala dinner will be postponed until next year, Fernando Awards Foundation.

Multifamily Portfolio in Burbank Fetches $31.3 Million

An 84-unit apartment portfolio in Burbank has sold for $31.3 million, or $372,000 per unit.

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Carnival Cancels November Cruises, Stock Drops

Carnival Corp. has canceled cruises departing from Miami and Port Canaveral, Fla., this November.

Disney Restructures to Emphasize Streaming

The Walt Disney Co. on Monday announced a restructuring of its media and entertainment businesses to further accelerate its direct-to-consumer strategy.

Nonprofit Opens 44 Units of Affordable Housing in Sun Valley

Construction on Casa Del Sol — a four-story, 44-unit affordable housing complex by nonprofit developer A Community of Friends — has wrapped up in Sun Valley.

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Killing Us Slowly With Their Laws

The California Legislature last month ended its 2020 legislative session where most of the final day of session was spent arguing about partisanship and figuring out how to conduct business virtually.

A New Way to Hurt Our Businesses

‘Maybe the supporters (of Proposition 15) should hit up the profligate legislators instead of the overburdened taxpayers.’

AROUND THE VALLEYS

AROUND THE VALLEYS

AROUND THE VALLEYS

‘Moderate Luxury Housing’ in Warner Center

DEVELOPMENT: Vert offers 277 units and work/live option in Canoga Park.

The Warner Center 2035 Specific Plan has created a residential buildup with twin goals – fortify Woodland Hills as the future downtown of the San Fernando Valley and address the statewide housing shortage.