San Fernando Valley Business Journal


Unlocking Potential

Councilman says gritty Reseda ready for makeover.L.A. Councilman Bob Blumfield has a plan to remake Reseda.

By Karen E. Klein February 23, 2015 midnight   $$ Share

Shuttle Finally Touches Down

Transportation: Privately funded vehicle to serve Warner Center.

Westfield Corp. funds a trolley to move pedestrians around Warner Center.

Anthem Breach Far From Fatal

A hack attack on Anthem Inc. hasn’t hurt its share price.

Business Not So Friendly in Race

Politics: Crowded L.A. Council primary draws few endorsements.

Business donors are spending little on primary candidates for a Valley City Council seat.

Drivers, Stop Spinning Your Wheels

Electronic parking-space signs coming to Glendale intersections.

Will electronic parking signs keep drivers happy in Glendale?

A Berry New Way to Fight The Drought

Company claims soil additive cuts water use by strawberry farms.

Water conservation gets high tech in strawberry industry.

Please Kids, Exercise Mind Control!

Jedi-like toy tracks brain waves to move Star Wars holograms.

Mind-controlled toy teaches Star Wars fans the way of the Force.

The Number

L.A. has more “advanced industry” jobs than Silicon Valley.

Taking His Swing

Manufacturing: Ty Knutson’s X-Pole is a leader in the ‘pole fitness’ movement.

X-Pole gains a foothold with the health club crowd.

Pizza Chain Adds Item to Menu – Fresh Decor

Restaurants: California Pizza Kitchen will update all Valley stores this year.

California Pizza Kitchen is rolling out new décor and a fresh menu to rebrand 60 restaurants in the chain, and already customer counts are rising.

Santa Clarita Movie Ranch Sale Action Heats Up

Filming: Buyer said to be ready to strike deal for 94-acre Blue Cloud property.

After two years on the market, the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in the Santa Clarita Valley may have found a new buyer.

Special Report: Courting Opinion

The old days when attorneys hid in yellow page ads are long gone. Today, they are venturing out into TV, the Internet and, now, social media.

From TV spots to social media, welcome to the new world of legal advertising.

Special Report: ‘Thought Leader’ Tactic Goes Viral on Social Media

How Nick Roxborough became a “thought leader” on workers comp.

Special Report: Uncuffed Success

Darren Kavinoky beat addiction to become a top criminal attorney – a little celebrity marketing didn’t hurt.

A television gig helps DUI attorney Darren Kavinoky market his firm.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from around the greater San Fernando Valley

About a dozen RadioShack stores in the greater Valley are expected to close due to the electronics chain’s bankruptcy.

Arts Colony Finally Flourishing in Glendale

Residential: Work begins on YMCA project for low-income artists.

Construction gets underway this month in Glendale on an innovative, $30 million project that will provide 70 units of affordable housing to struggling artists, actors and musicians.


Calendar of Events

Just Go Ahead and Swipe

Data breach? Who really cares

Making Room for the Middle Class

A “not-in-my-backyard” mentality has limited construction and raised the prices of Ventura County homes.

NIMBYs hurt the middle class.

Diagnosing the Anthem Data Breach

Anthem shows dangers of big data.

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Stretching Creativity to Its Limits

Development: Firms building trendy offices in gritty Van Nuys.

Creative offices in Van Nuys? Two developers think it will work.

Piece of The Pie

Chatsworth confection maker winning shelf space.

A dinner-party disaster inspired Jennifer Constantine to start JC’s Pie Pops.

Layoffs – Not Really a Nightmare

Entertainment: Job losses at DreamWorks should be backfilled.

Looming job cuts at DreamWorks may not hurt the Valley economy.

Loss of Anchor Unmoors Mall

Tenant defections and month-to-month leases fuel uncertainty at Westfield Promenade.

Shake and Rattle but Hold the Roll

City installs temblor- resistant water mains around Valley hospital.

Northridge Hospital gets special pipes that can withstand an earthquake.