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Pot Tenants Bring Problems

REAL ESTATE: Landlords suffer crime, odors and legal actions.

The high-risk, and high-reward, of renting space to medical marijuana businesses.

Kaiser’s Building Boom Part of Plan

HEALTH CARE: Nonprofit’s footprint must keep up with patient count.

Kaiser Permanente builds out to accommodate health care reform.

CSUN’s Tech Incubator in Move Mode

Off-campus offices, broad mission aims to encourage startups.

L.A. Cleantech Incubator takes space near CSUN.

Comic Shop Caters to the New Fandom

Women, cat lovers and new readers gather at Burbank retailer.

Perky Nerd comic book shop targets newbies and women.

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3-D Software for a Smile

Technology: Chester Wang bought a firm in debt but found ways to straighten it out.

Dolphin Imaging maneuvers turnaround after new owner replaces hardware focus with software.

Medicare Pricing Sends Up Second Sight Stock

BIOTECH: Agency proposes to pay $150,000 for Sylmar company’s vision system.

Boost in Medicare reimbursement sends Second Sight stock soaring.

‘Ring’ Game Comes Back to Hook Warner Bros.

MARKETING: Payments for promotional videos not transparent, Feds allege.

In the film version of “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” the character Boromir comments that one does not simply walk into Mordor.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Soundstage Scarcity

With Hollywood studios booked, producers look to Simi and San Fernando valleys for affordable space as developers and property owners hustle to meet demand.

Filming’s rebound brings opportunities for Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley.

SPECIAL REPORT: Creative Office Drives Deals in Valley Markets

Second-quarter’s diverse stories.

SPECIAL REPORT: Main events in Valley submarkets in the second quarter.

How does your area measure up?

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Antelope Valley Hospital has named Ronald Bingham as its new chief operating officer.


Calendar of events

The Incredible Shrinking Public Co.

Government’s well-intended regulations may have driven small public companies to new, larger owners.

Working from First Base to the Boardroom

Sports and business both reward those who learn skills to compensate for what nature didn’t give them.

How success in baseball can translate to business.

City’s Attitude on Business Like a Pop Song

Eliminating poverty: private enterprise and the minimum wage.

Sage Growth Points to Future

PUBLISHING: Academic journal powerhouse takes bigger digs.

Academic and professional demand drives growth at Sage Publications.

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Cunard Line’s Grand Dame Gets Facelift

Queen Mary 2 even pampers pets after $132 million refit.

Cunard upgrades to house more ocean-going pets.

The Number

Global direct foreign investments swelled 36 percent last year.

Hospital Vows to Fight on in Funding Lawsuit

POLITICS: Despite judge’s decision, Antelope Valley thinks county owes money.

Antelope Valley Hospital had its first court hearing earlier this month regarding its lawsuit against Los Angeles County and its board of supervisors for allegedly misallocating billions of dollars of Measure B funding.

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Gas Leak Yields Windfall of Work

LAW: Attorneys sign up hundreds of Porter Ranch residents.

The Porter Ranch gas leak has attracted a swarm of attorneys.

Crop Firm Ends in Acquisition

AGRICULTURE: Land O’Lakes to pay $17 million for Ceres.

Ceres Inc.’s switch to improving forage crop yields attracts purchase offer from Land O’Lakes.

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Class for Rent

College to convert vacant supermarket into school

Antelope Valley College’s conversion of former supermarket and medical offices drives attention to tired strip mall.

Urgent Care Prefers Cash, Not Coverage

Glendale clinic has a $499 inclusive deal that avoids insurance.

Excluding insurance brings business but also potential risks to Glendale fixed-price clinic.

Startup Sells Shares to Fund TV Blitz

Resolution website to put its spots on air.

What’s a national TV ad campaign worth? 10 percent of its equity, according to one startup.