SFVBJ CURRENT EDITION
Deals: For both buyers and sellers, high stocks and low interest rates created a favorable M&A market.
Prominent companies joined or left the Valley 50 index this year, as acquisitions, relocations and an IPO changed the landscape of the local economy.
Aerospace: AeroVironment seeks funding for Global Observer.
Aerospace: AeroVironment’s high-altitude drone is a project in search of funding.
Production: Can Panavision provide filmmakers a movie-in-a-box package?
Kaiser’s sponsored event offers domestic violence booth.
Health Care: Kaiser hosts a domestic violence advocate at its farmer’s market.
Boeing’s rich local heritage documented in new photo library.
Aviation: Boeing’s new website sells historical photos to air enthusiasts.
Cellist Alex Bozman, a former engineer, is now an entrepreneur.
Innovation: Santa Clarita has a tech incubator with a knack for learning.
The Number: Apartment owners expect a year of upgrades in 2015.
Retail: DreamWorks Animation partners with Glendale Galleria on holiday attraction.
Retail: DreamWorks sponsors “trips” to see Santa at the Glendale Galleria.
Technology: Agoura Hills startup makes 27-pound vehicle that can be folded.
Grant Delgatty, founder of URB-E, an Agoura Hills startup that makes light, electric scooters for use by urban commuters, has been named to the 2014 socalTECH 50 list.
Giving & Non-Profits: Community center expands offerings after multiple fundraisers.
The Burbank Community YMCA recently celebrated its 90th anniversary, but unlike most nonagenarians it’s had a very busy year.
Retail & Hospitality: Dallas owner signs multiple tenants for Marketplace.
It appears Glendale Marketplace is on the mend.
Health Care & Biotech: Trade group promotes biotech classes to beef up worker base.
Attendance for a biotechnology class at Ventura College is getting a boost from the Bio Science Alliance, a Conejo Valley trade group that’s in the midst of a renaissance.
Howard “Buck” McKeon is leaving Congress after 22 years. He reflects on his long career serving north L.A. County and how to keep the local defense industry strong.
Q&A: Next month Buck McKeon will retire from Congress, but he won’t miss the politics.
A look at some of the greater Valley’s biggest business stories.
Timeline: Land grabs, lawsuits and labor agreements involving companies in the greater Valley.
News and notes from around the greater San Fernando Valley
Warner Bros. Entertainment will make 152 staff reductions in January across all divisions, with nearly all at the San Fernando Valley lot, according to notices filed last month with the state Employment Development Department.
Calendar of Events
Market Watch Summary
Stocks see-sawed slightly lower during the two-week period ending Dec. 10, with optimistic jobs data and slumping oil sending mixed signals to investors.
From the Newsroon: The Anti-Top Ten List looks back at some standout stories in the Valley.
The year brought major victories to Valley-area businesses, but the minimum-wage increase hurt.
Op-Ed: Business scores some political victories..
Op-Ed: A wish list for 2015.
Westlake Village firm building Texas LNG plant
Energy: Applied LNG in Westlake Village is building a liquefied natural gas production plant in Texas.
In its nearly 20 year existence, Applied LNG has been known by multiple names, which reflects the company’s complicated history.
Development: Apartments eyed for Woodland Hills location.
Development: The Woodland Hills post office could become an apartment complex.