Turnaround Team

Aerospace firm’s valuation grows by factor of 10.

Homes Selling In Porter Ranch

REAL ESTATE: Memories of gas leak don’t deter buyers.

Porter Ranch residential properties sell at high clip despite Aliso Canyon worries.

Amazon’s Supermarket

E-commerce giant tests retail concept with first store in Warner Center

Amazon.com Inc. debuts new supermarket concept in vacant Toys-R-Us in Warner Center.


CFO Gets Reassigned

Marcus & Millichap Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer Marty Louie transitions to new role.

Drone Defense to Protect Airports

Infrastructure and conversations vulnerable to flying intruders.

34 North in Burbank has developed a drone defense system for airports and military clients.

Anywhere Drone

TRANSPORTATION: The Rhaegal could land a 1,000 pound cargo payload in your backyard.

Sabrewing to test air cargo drone with 1,000-pound capacity in Antelope Valley.

Wesco Acquisition Leaves Money on the Table

AEROSPACE: Analyst, lawsuits claim future would bring higher price.

Valencia’s Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. plans to be acquired for $1.9 billion, but analysts and shareholders think payout price should have been higher.

Entrepreneurial Pet Owner Makes Trackable Tags

WIRELESS: With Bluetooth-enabled technology, lost dogs are found on phone.

Oak Park startup Huan uses Bluetooth tags and a phone app to monitor pet locations.

Interlink Adds Machine Sensors to Human Touch

TECHNOLOGY: Keyboard manufacturer sees market in Internet of Things.

Interlink Electronics expands to supply components for Internet of Things.

Cell Startup

BIOTECH: Flush with $57 million in venture capital, A2 Biotherapeutics seeks a new way to kill cancer cells.

A2 Biotherapeutics emerges from stealth mode with $57 million in Series A financing.

SRG Plus Squar Milner Equals Bigger CPA Firm

Accounting: Merger promises ‘specialized resources’ to customers.

Squar Milner to acquire Woodland Hills accounting firm SRG.

PennyMac’s Antitrust Suit On Software

Custom upgrades to ‘antique’ program at center of dispute.

PennyMac Financial Services Inc. this month announced it has filed a countersuit against Black Knight Inc.

Compliance Complexity For Valley Pot Vendors

Van Nuys shop serves as guinea pig for Blaze system.

Software company Blaze helps pot shop The Reefinery meet regulations.

Corporate Firm Adds Associate

Alison Brandon joins Nevers Palazzo in Westlake Village.

Westlake Village law firm Nevers Palazzo Packard Wildermuth and Wymer PC has hired Alison Brandon as a corporate associate

Public Fire Settlement

SoCal Edison to pay $360 million to cities, counties.

Southern California Edison will pay $360 million to settle a lawsuit with 23 public entities

Restaurant Openings, Closures

A compilation of changes in Valley region eateries.

A compilation of changes in Valley region eateries.

Simi Valley Retailer Recognized by Amazon

Maker of grip aids is one of six award finalists.

Simi Valley medical retailer EazyHold nominated for Amazon.com Inc.’s first women-owned small business award.

2019 Holiday Season Rush For Shoppers

Malls up their game with the winter shopping season.

As retailers enter their busiest time of the year, some of the Valley’s largest retail centers are going beyond the traditional mall Santa gimmick to attract holiday shoppers off the internet and into their stores.

A Merger of Technology Consultants

Faye Business Systems to target mid-size firms with CRM product.

Faye Business Systems Group has merged with Intelestream, a Chicago technology product development and consulting firm.

Warehouse Robots Get New Software

InVia program update to increase efficiency of logistics operations.

InVia in Westlake Village updates software for warehouse picker machines.

Venture Capitalist Joins AI Firm in Portfolio

Beyond Limits to benefit from expertise during scale-up phase.

In the venture capital business, it is not unusual for someone from an investment firm to go work at one of the companies in its portfolio.

Employment Firms Hunt for Quality Candidates

THE LIST: Finding top talent in a booming economy poses special challenges.

Employment firms struggle to find quality workers amid strong national economy.

Santa Clarita Projects Fill Out the Map

Business Journal field trip highlights developments.

The Business Journal’s Warner Center-based editorial team took a field trip to Santa Clarita Valley, where gatekeepers of various developments shared updates on their projects.

Ventura’s Economy Looks Stubbornly Dire

Report delivers zero-growth forecast for county.

Ventura County’s economic outlook is dire as residents move out and development remains static, says economist Matthew Fienup.

Rexford Buys R&D Site for $23 Million

Newmark Knight transacted Newbury Park industrial deal.

Rexford Industrial Realty has purchased a multi-tenant, class B industrial site in Newbury Park

Monster in The Valley

Beverage company pays $34 million for property.

Monster Beverage Corp. has purchased an industrial property at 510 Park Ave. in the city of San Fernando for $33.7 million.