A Revolution in Mobility

EVs will bring a seismic shift to the auto market, starting with a cluster of companies in L.A. County.Southern California is well positioned for coming revolution in transportation.

Valley Insider

Banker Switches To Nonprofit

Paula Bahamon leaves bank position for Valley Community Healthcare.

Fragrance Seekers Try Options Online

Samples of brand-name perfume and cologne start at 99 cents.

Microperfumes, a Calabasas-based startup fragrance retailer launched in August of last year, is poised to make $1 million in revenue this month selling small samples of brand-name scents.

Business Theme for Westfield Festival

Holiday shopping center event features Valley companies.

Westfield Topanga shopping center partnered with Nestor Aguilar, the realtor and social media influencer behind 818 Insider, to host the Valley Winter Fest with an event designed to promote small businesses this year.

Beyond Breakfast

RESTAURANTS: IHOP now caters to the lunch and dinner crowd with sandwiches and alcoholic beverages.

This year, IHOP has transitioned away from its pancake-focused identity, broadening its appeal with lunch and dinner offerings and a pilot program featuring a beer and wine menu.

American Homes Sees Huge Market for Rentals

REAL ESTATE: Migration, housing shortage push up rates for single-family units.

Huge rental market a big plus for American Homes 4 Rent Inc.

Toys Under Tree?

RETAIL: MGA’s Isaac Larian said demand for children’s products is high, but supply chain issues may delay their arrival.

Doll manufacturer MGA Entertainment cannot wait on supply chain problems.

Fitness Gear Firm to Sell Manual Chizl

Massager designed to make self-care convenient.

Westlake Village-based Mobility Wall has launched its second product called the Chizl, a handheld fitness tool for muscle pain relief.

Music Teacher Reaches For Classic Toothbrush

Entrepreneur finds elderly consumers like his product with retro-style bristles that are unavailable elsewhere.

Music teacher sells classic toothbrush with retro-style bristles.

For Agents, State Hikes Commissions

Three of Covered California’s biggest carriers boost pay.

Health insurance marketplace Covered California announced that three of its largest carriers – Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross – will increase the amount they pay to insurance agents by an estimated $22 million annually.

City Takes Action Against Motel

Hometown Inn could be declared a public nuisance.

L.A. city attorney and mayoral candidate Mike Feuer announced a lawsuit in late November against the owners of the 64-room Hometown Inn Motel in North Hills, calling the location a public nuisance and a “jaw-dropping” source of violence.

Sportsmen’s Lodge Fills To Capacity

Apparel shops fill out tenant mix in Studio City.

The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge announced late November that four new fashion retail tenants will be added to the newly redeveloped shopping center in Studio City, filling the center to capacity.

Alliance to Revitalize Retail Center

Lake View Terrace to function as pilot project.

The Lake View Terrace Shopping Center in Pacoima will be revitalized as part of a pilot program funded by a grant from Wells Fargo & Co. and developed by the Valley Economic Alliance, the business development collaborative announced last month.

Saalex Team Helps NASA Launches

As commercial space grows, so must service contractors.

The Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 team at Saalex Solutions Inc. in Camarillo has been busy supporting space launches.

Vntana Looks to Open 3D Tech for Marketers

Van Nuys company’s finance round garners investment from Mark Cuban and venture capital firms.

Vntana, a 3D content management software company, announced recently that it had received an undisclosed amount of money in its latest funding round.

Government’s Big Data Set For Growth

Chatsworth firm invests to meet federal demand.

DataDirect Networks Inc., also known as DDN, has expanded its DDN Federal division by doubling the size of the payroll since the beginning of the year.

Mixed Market for SBA Lenders in Pandemic

LIST: Results varied as virus impacted SBA and borrowers.

SBA lenders find themselves in a mixed market during the pandemic.

How Can Golf Greens Become Even Greener?

Sustainability factors into club’s $10 million revamp.

El Caballero Country Club unveils $10 million renovation.

JEDI Zone Established on Lankershim in NoHo

L.A. City Council approves first development areas.

The Los Angeles City Council has established the city’s initial Jobs and Economic Development Zones, shorthanded as JEDI, creating a new tool to spur economic growth and jobs creation. One of the first two zones will be in North Hollywood.

Rare Industrial in Conejo Valley

Sares Regis Group finishes up construction on a pair of Thousand Oaks warehouses.

At a time when the industrial market has seen high demand but scarce inventory, Sares Regis Group is about to bring the Conejo Spectrum Gateway project online in Thousand Oaks.


News from the Valley area

Smooth(er) Sailing Ahead, Finally?

Smooth sailing ahead as Valley cruise lines get back to business.

Thankful, Yet Still Disappointed

VICA President Stuart Waldman is thankful yet disappointed as the year draws to a close.

Record Year for IPOs

Valley companies take active role in acquisitions and public market openings.

Valley companies take active role in acquisitions and public market openings.

Historic CBS Studio Purchased for $1.8 Billion

Studio City site hosted shows from ‘Gunsmoke’ to ‘Seinfeld.’

Big deals from throughout the greater Valley region.

Teledyne Flir Quickly Adds to Revenue Stream

New subsidiary turns around and signs two contracts with Pentagon.

Big deals from throughout the greater Valley region.