San Fernando Valley Business Journal


Low Rent High Life

Vacation club tries Costco approach to luxuryTourism: Bellazo finds an inexpensive entry to luxury vacation home rentals.

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crunch time

Concussion furor, rivals rattle helmet-maker Riddell

SPORTS: Concussion controversy has engulfed the NFL, but helmet supplier Riddell remains committed to football.

Marriott Sale Checking Out

hospitality: L.A. firm buying large Warner Center property.

Hospitality: The Warner Center Marriott is being sold and upgraded.

Tech Transfer Enters CSUN

Technology: Northridge school begins new program.

Technology: Cal State Northridge sets up a tech transfer office to commercialize research.

Investors See Double Over Chin Drug

Biotech: Kythera reaches milestone as FDA to review anti-fat compound.

Biotech: A drug that can dissolve fat has inspired shareholders to back Kythera Biopharmaceuticals.

Auctioneer Revs Up Car Lot

Auctions America set to steer more than 400 vehicles before bidders.

Automotive: A classic car auction in Burbank will sell vehicles for as much as $1 million.

Life Coach Goes to Mat For Clients

Author taps wrestling experience for tips on grappling with success.

Publishing: Olympic coach Leo Frincu offers life advice in his new book.

Bar Mitzvah Invitations Come of Age

Mitzvites offers digital missives including use of video.

Innovation: With Mitzvite, you can send Bar Mitzvah invitations with video.

The Numbers

The Numbers: The price for a knee surgery can vary by more than $60,000.

Looney? Not Really

Education: Woodland Hills tablet maker scores big success with Warner Bros. characters.

Education: Looney Tunes characters help sell children’s tablets at $99 apiece.

Animal Hospital Chain Snagged by L.A. Firm

Investments: NVA is bought by Ares, which also acquired Guitar Center.

Investments: Ares Management purchases pet hospital chain NVA in Agoura Hills.

Universal City TV Station Spreading the Love

Corporate: KNBC starts comedy fundraising series with serious purpose.

KNBC (Channel 4) has been feeling generous this summer.

Study Could Boost Medtronic Insulin Pump Sales

Medical Devices: Better blood-sugar control found among Type 2 pump users.

A new study shows that Medtronic Inc. insulin pumps achieve better blood sugar control than multiple daily insulin injections for Type 2 diabetics – a conclusion that should help the device gain further market penetration.

B-2 Program Still Flying

Aerospace: Stealth aircraft built 25 years ago returns for regular maintenance.

A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber appeared in the skies above Palmdale this month as part of a commemoration marking the 25th anniversary of the aircraft’s first flight.

Hitting Pay Dirt

A tight county industrial market has sent builders scurrying to develop warehouses and offices in the Santa Clarita Valley, where land is cheaper and firms are migrating.

Developers plan to build three major industrial parks in Santa Clarita. But is there demand?

Ball Bearing Company Rolls Into New Offices

Distribution: Next Point Bearing Group found lower rents and newer buildings in Santa Clarita.

East Valley Shines as Traditionally Strong Central Returns Space

Major office and industrial deals in San Fernando Valley.

Burbank Remains Swamped With Space; Glendale Maintains Pace

Major office and industrial deals in Burbank and Glendale.

Landlords May Have Shot Themselves in Foot With Rent Raises

Major office and industrial deals in Conejo Valley.

Tenants Calling Shots as Landlords Still Forced to Sweeten Pot

Major office and industrial deals in Santa Clarita Valley.

Japanese Railcar Maker May Help Industrial Market Get on Track

Major office and industrial deals in Antelope Valley.


Market Watch Summary

Stocks remained nearly flat during the two-week period ended July 23, during which tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine tempered the market.

around the valleys

News and notes from around the greater San Fernando Valley

Beau Boeckmann has been named president and chief operating officer at Galpin Motors.

An Old Game in Modern Times

From the newsroom: Football’s uncertain future


Calendar of Events

Stop & SHOP?

Outlets at Tejon Ranch hopes drivers will exit from all directions

Development: Outlets at Tejon Ranch are opening next month after years of planning.