San Fernando Valley Business Journal


SPECIAL REPORT: Camarillo Rising

The bedroom community in the middle of Ventura County is about to get a lot more bedrooms — and that’s attracting attention from retail and commercial developers.A new freeway exit and land use changes in Camarillo puts the bedroom community in developers’ crosshairs.

By Carol Lawrence May 2, 2016 midnight   $$ Share

Medical Main Street in Lancaster?

DEVELOPMENT: Officials, investors cite underserved health market.

Lancaster’s plan to become a health care hub.

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Soft Story = Hard Times

Retrofit mandate hits Valley landlords.

L.A.’s new seismic retrofit law for multifamily dwellings sends tremors through Valley.

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Franchising a Slow Go for Mover

TRANSPORTATION: Growth strategy, candidate selection are challenges.

NorthStar Moving Co. moves into franchising to grow its business.

Avery Expands Euro Label

Label maker Avery Dennison Corp. wants to label more of Europe.

Electronic Rocket Could Travel to Mars

Aerojet Rocketdyne wins $67 million to tackle NASA project.

AeroJet Rocketdyne tries to double thrust for Mars-bound cargo rocket under $67 million contract.

Ticket Firm Adds Social to Sports

InviteManager’s name change reflects expanded services.

It’s all in the name: why InviteManager makes more sense for TicketManager.

Butter Dish Solves the Slippery Mess

Ex-homemaker puts product on shelves of Bed Bath & Beyond.

Buttering up: entrepreneur Joelle Mertzel’s new dish cleans up countertop.

Cross-Selling Clean Clothes And Trucks?

Laundromat opens U-Haul outlet to take advantage of location.

Laundromat maximizes its prime location with U-Haul business.

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Cosmetic Clean-Up

BEAUTY: With the Z Potter heater, consumers can reconfigure their makeup cases.

Z Palette inventor introduces depotting heater.

Abbott’s Grab for St. Jude to Consolidate Cardio

MANUFACTURING: Sylmar plant’s heart pacemakers part of $25 billion buyout.

Cardio devices made in Sylmar to be enhanced by Abbott Lab’s acquisition of St. Jude Medical Inc.

Second Sight Gives Investors a Second Chance

FINANCE: Medical device maker offers discounted shares in $20 million deal.

Second Sight makes $20 million equity offer to stay afloat.

Red Bull Run Stretches Along Santa Clarita Roads

FUNDRAISER: Event collects money for spinal cord research foundation.

Thousands of Santa Clarita residents participated in an innovative global charity race May 8 in support of the Wings of Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation.

Valley Studios Bring Strong Summer Film Slate

MOVIES: Expectations are realistic after last year’s blockbuster performance.

Another summer movie season has started and that means multiplexes filled with tentpole superhero movies, sequels and reboots.

New Software Documents Nurse Visits Via GPS

TECHNOLOGY: Program also helps health care agencies manage their business.

Van Nuys software developer Data Soft Logic recently released a visit verification app for home health agencies that uses a Global Positioning System, or GPS, to document nursing visits.

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Global Educator

David Steele-Figueredo left a corporate job to become an academic. Now he’s using his turnaround skills at Woodbury University.

Former Chevron exec David Steele-Figueredo now heads Woodbury University.

Low-Vacancy Market Awaits Valencia Project

CONSTRUCTION: Three new buildings will add 255,000 square feet to inventory.

The industrial market in the Santa Clarita Valley is about to get a little bit wider.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Single-home renter American Homes 4 Rent saw profit and revenue jump during the first quarter thanks to its purchase of a competitor.


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Overregulation Stunts Growth

Mike Menerey: How small businesses can thrive despite regulation.

Health System Touts Benefits From Dropping Insurers

INSURANCE: Adventist Health’s plan draws attention of other companies.

Adventist Health develops self-provided plan that could save companies on premiums.

Toymaker Links To Connectivity

MANUFACTURING: Spiral’s app puts new spin on piggy banks.

Former Disney executive’s wireless toy startup attracts venture capital.

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Restaurant Fills Plate With Tech

DINING: Cheesecake Factory sees mobile as recipe for success.

New mobile app adds icing to Cheesecake Factory’s foray into technology.

Fancy Rehab Helps Dogs After Surgery

K9 Gym caters to pet owners with penchant for trendy treatments.

There’s doggie daycare, dog parks and dog bakeries – so why not doggie rehab? K9 Gym and Rehabilitation Center helps post-surgery pups.

Glass Hospital Rises from Kuwaiti Sand

Chatsworth company ships 5,000 panels to cover exterior.

Contract for Kuwaiti hospital helps Chatsworth glass maker recover from hard times.

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High-Tech Timecards Foil Slackers

Devices with GPS and cameras ensure employee punctuality.

Thinking about fudging hours at work? ExakTime’s new app and software uses phone GPS and cameras to keep hourly workers honest.