San Fernando Valley Business Journal


Gold Mine Times the Market

Golden Queen Mine has ramped up operations in the Antelope Valley at the right time.

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Rehab Recovers After Tragedy

HEALTH CARE: Sober College expands after co-founder dies.

New leadership and new location for substance abuse facility Sober College after founder’s death.

Hotels Rising in Antelope Valley

HOSPITALITY: Convention center, extended stays to meet demand.

Hotel industry capitalizes on growth in High Desert.

Rebound Blvd.

Thousand Oaks wants a downtown with nightlife

Thousand Oaks plans to revitalize its main street with apartments and nightlife.

Budding Ad Sales for Pot Publisher

PUBLISHING: Mg hopes to become trade magazine for dispensaries.

Valley entrepreneur Darren Roberts pivots from the porn industry to cannabis.

Flash Frozen Flavors for Home Chefs

Startup finds space in supermarket freezers for seasoning cubes.

Flash-freezing herbs helps startup cultivate success with supermarkets.

How to Text ‘Diabetes’ in Chinese

Medtronic expands mobile app to address disease epidemic.

Medtronic partners with Chinese firm to expand diabetes app in growing market.

DWP Pays for Business Disruption

Pilot program gives checks to merchants near construction.

L.A.’s water and power utility turns on reimbursement program for merchants affected by construction.

The Number

Why area small businesses are selling for more.

On-Screen Psychiatrists

TELEMEDICINE: Hospitals don’t have enough mental health specialists. Here’s the solution.

Telepsychiatry firm raises VC money to grow on-screen counseling.

Debt Buyback Bumps Share Price for Oil Driller

ENERGY: Investors like financial maneuvers at California Resources.

As part of a deleveraging plan, California Resources Corp. has managed to pay off a good deal of debt – and raised its stock price as a byproduct.

New Leadership in Tower at Van Nuys Airport

MANAGEMENT: Romo leaves, search for permanent replacement takes off.

Management change has arrived at Van Nuys Airport.

Valley Bar Association to Assist in Mediation

COURT: Growing backlog of civil cases spurs judge to ask for volunteer lawyers.

Judge Huey Cotton of the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Northwest Judicial District has asked the San Fernando Valley Bar Association to recruit volunteer attorneys to mediate civil cases at the Van Nuys Courthouse.

Macy’s Closure Opens Door for NoHo West

DEVELOPMENT: Former department store could become office space.

Macy’s Inc. has announced it will close its North Hollywood location this fall, bringing an end to Laurel Plaza’s tenure as a shopping destination and opening the door for the development of NoHo West.

Career Creative

How an advertising exec straight out of ‘Mad Men’ moved to Camarillo and opened an agency for small clients.

Advertising guru Bill Hamilton and his knack for pitching the right message.

Post Office Site Receives Stamp of Approval

APARTMENTS: Neighborhood council OKs 335 units in Woodland Hills.

A controversial 335-unit apartment complex proposed to replace the Woodland Hills Post Office site is a step closer to reality.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has given the world’s largest humanitarian award to an Atlanta nonprofit.


Calendar of events

Saving Private Canyons

If the group Save the Canyon cancels a proposed hotel, it could result in more development.

Rare Campus Comes Up for Lease

REAL ESTATE: OPI’s exit will vacate 21 industrial buildings on 11 acres.

Future possibilities of nail polish maker OPI Products’ massive North Hollywood campus.

PokeStop Shops Catch ’em All

MARKETING: Businesses get customers from game craze.

How businesses are piggybacking on the success of Pokemon Go.

Will Voters Veto Hotel?

HOSPITALITY: Calabasas project could go to polls in November.

Environmental group stands in the way of proposed Calabasas hotel and housing.

In Hot Valley, Iced Popcorn Tastes Cool

Frozen Poppers plans to expand beyond its West Hills origins.

Frozen popcorn business pops up in West Hills.

Second Life for Nonprofit Leadership

Training center moves under Cal Lutheran umbrella in the fall.

Center for Nonprofit Leadership is resurrected at Cal Lutheran University.

Exec Doubles as Addiction Chaplain

Personal experience led to ministry call at treatment center.

Addiction recovery and insurance form the double life of a Cigna executive.