San Fernando Valley Business Journal


Taking Out Trash

New facility aims to let less go to wasteImpacts from Sun Valley’s new waste-processing plant.

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Grade ‘A’ Space At School Sites

REAL ESTATE: Variety of projects may book ex-Pinecrest campuses.

Brokers and charter schools on what’s next for Pinecrest Schools’ five L.A. and Ventura county campuses.

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Club Operator Hits New Stage

MUSIC: Lance Sterling adds venue to compete with bigger rivals.

Pasadena’s nightlife is the next stage for Agoura Hills night club owner.

Grooming Firm Uses Group Strategy

BEAUTY: Salon Republic’s locations offer 50 to 75 studios to stylists.

Salon Republic cuts into Woodland Hills with fresh concept.

Super Bowl Debut for Beer Mascot

Anheuser-Busch buys game time for Van Nuys brew Shock Top.

Anheuser-Busch brews Super Bowl ad for Shock Top line.

IBM’s Watson Matches Wits With Diabetes

Medtronic project pairs company data and supercomputer.

Got diabetes? Now there’s an app for that.

Supper on the High Seas Goes Higher

Celebrity chef opens eateries aboard Princess cruise ships.

Santa Clarita’s Princess Cruises sets sail with new restaurants.

The Number

Valley home prices continue to climb.

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Making Grade In Business

EDUCATION: Village Christian School program helps put students on course for careers.

Learning from top CEOs at Village Christian.

Higher-Yield Crops Could Produce for Biotech

AGRICULTURE: Ceres licenses patented gene trait to help grow business in Australia.

Thousand Oaks’ Ceres forages for new business in crop markets.

Old-Fashioned Ice Creamery Comes to Valley

FOOD: Salt & Straw to open Studio City shop featuring innovative flavors.

Portland, Ore.-based ice-cream chain Salt & Straw, which has been in the L.A. market for two years, is hoping to grab a bigger scoop of the local market with its first San Fernando Valley shop – opening next month in Studio City.

Tech Incubator Hatches Skateboard Startup

SPORTS: Angel investors preview motion detector from Chatsworth firm.

Make in LA, a technology hardware accelerator in Chatsworth, last month held its first demo day, looking to set up its four portfolio startups with investors.

Amgen’s Biosimilar Targets Market for Humira

BIOTECH: FDA agrees to review drug, but lawsuit is pending over patents.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review a biosimilar from Thousand Oaks biotech Amgen Inc.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Healthy Opportunity

Developer checks in to Antelope Valley with hospital-adjacent wellness center.

L.A. developer John Thomas proposes a health care oasis in Antelope Valley’s high desert.

SPECIAL REPORT: Valley Industrial Market Tightens While Office Lags

The industrial market continues to tighten in the San Fernando Valley, and that trend increasingly speaks to the region’s shift to warehouse-based distribution and supply chain-oriented businesses.

SPECIAL REPORT: Production Ramps Up Demand in East Valley

The Burbank and Glendale office markets saw an uptick in investment as vacancy rates decreased significantly in the fourth quarter.

SPECIAL REPORT: Landlords Suffer as Conejo Office Tenants Go Small

Vacant industrial space was nearly nonexistent in the Conejo Valley during the fourth quarter, according to data provided by Colliers International.

SPECIAL REPORT: Sales Offset Slow Lease Quarter for Santa Clarita

Activity was flat in the Santa Clarita Valley’s office market during the fourth quarter of 2015.

SPECIAL REPORT: Antelope Valley Tenants Face Scarce Inventory

The industrial vacancy rate in the Antelope Valley decreased during the fourth quarter of 2015, a sign that the available inventory continues to shrink in the face of no new construction.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

A Newbury Park Walgreens location has changed hands for $15.7 million, brokerage Colliers International announced Jan. 25.


Calendar of events

New Hires Can Help Revitalize L.A.

Los Angeles should take advantage of opportunities to create jobs – and fill them appropriately.

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Drilling Plan Hits Heavy Friction

Energy: Oil firm stunned by strong Porter Ranch opposition.

Energy: Termo Co. wants to pump more oil from its field in Aliso Canyon.

Business Groups Take Different Paths to Winning BIDs

NONPROFIT: Improvement districts work using variety of strategies.

Business Improvement Districts fill gaps in city spending.

Contractor Win For Farm Team

INSURANCE: Workers’ comp case benefits self-insured firms.

Woodland Hills firm secures self-insurance for ag employers.