San Fernando Valley Business Journal


Making Waves

Valencia offices playing key role in resurgent Cunard LineTourism: Historic cruise line Cunard proves an old company can learn new marketing tricks.

By Stephanie Forshee August 25, 2014 midnight   $$ Share

ReachLocal Grabs CEO

Internet: Woodland Hills marketer gets turnaround exec.

Internet: The evolution of online marketing has left ReachLocal playing catch-up.

FX Startup Defies Reality

Entertainment: Industry veteran bucks closure trend.

Entertainment: Origin Digital Studios hopes to defy the trend of closures among FX firms.

Mixed-Use With City of San Fernando Twist

Development: A mixed-use project in San Fernando draws mixed reviews from city officials.

Peanuts? Nah, I Want The Tri-Tip

Pilot invests in cable show on best vittles at community airports.

Aviation: A new cable TV show features restaurants at small airports across the country.

How ‘Queer.’ Oxnard a Top Gay City

Ventura County city surprises with high score on LGBT index.

Hospitality: Oxnard wins recognition as a gay-friendly tourist destination.

This Drone Perfect for The Storm

Palmdale’s Northrop plant makes seaworthy surveillance craft.

Innovation: Northrop Grumman refits a drone to find submarines.

The Numbers

The Numbers: What is the potential return on investment for sports tickets?

A Novel Approach

Retail: Michelle Schwabe is profitably operating brick-and-mortar bookstores in an industry dominated by

Retail: One local chain sees future profits in opening old-fashioned bookstores.

Second Sight Eyes IPO Despite Little Revenue

Biotech: Al Mann firm tapping public markets to advance bionic eye.

Biotech: Second Sight Medical Products, maker of the “bionic eye,” files for an IPO.

Curtain Rises on Thousand Oaks Theater Group

Giving: Local businesses, residents save season for Cabrillo Musical Theatre.

Back in April, Cabrillo Musical Theatre wasn’t sure if it would see the opening of another show.

Startups Go to Summer Camp – at Warner Bros.

Entertainment: Early stage tech-oriented media firms received studio mentoring.

The principals of six start-up tech companies came to Burbank this summer to attend camp but it wasn’t filled with canoeing, crafts time or roasting hot dogs around a bonfire.

Rocky Startup Forces Mutual Fund Closure

Finance: Veteran financial manager shuts Rocky Peak fund.

Veteran financial manager Tom Kerr took a shot at going out on his own – and it didn’t work out.

Pawn Pioneer

Diane Taylor is a rarity in the pawn industry: a female shop owner – who also happens to head the state’s trade group.

Q&A: When banks are leery, pawnshop owner Diane Taylor becomes lender of last resort.

DreamWorks Conjuring Up Glendale Offices

Real Estate: Animation studio leases in highrise for growing television unit.

Despite a falling share price and some serious box office bombs, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has increased its office space in Glendale.

On the Farm

The community of Chatsworth is noted for its rocky peaks and equine neighborhoods, where residents still board and ride horses as if it were a century ago.

around the valleys

News and notes from around the greater San Fernando Valley

The physician operator of an Encino medical clinic was arrested earlier this month for selling narcotics at his business while awaiting trial on another narcotics charge.


Calendar of Events


Market Watch Summary

Stocks showed a rebound in the two-week period ended Aug. 20 as a quarterly earnings period ended and international tensions eased in the Ukraine and Middle East.

Not So Young Anymore

From the Newsroom: Baby boomers need to face reality.

The Valley’s Future: Aging but Wealthy

The War on Poverty was won by senior citizens, who will continue to move here and change our economy.

Op-ed: The aging Valley.

The Valley’s Start: When Guns Boomed

Op-Ed: Watershed year of 1914.

Sparking Growth

Focus On Manufacturing

Billionaire Takes Superior for Ride

Investments: Mario Gabelli seeks voice at wheelmaker.

Investments: Factory executives face off against Wall Street financiers in Superior Industries’ proxy battle.

Industrial Park Blooms in Valley

Real Estate: Developer about to break ground in Chatsworth.

Real Estate: One developer thinks the Valley market is ripe for new industrial projects.