Valley to Hollywood

As first permanent president of the Alliance, Bill Allen connected the Valley with show business.

Marketing the Valley

Money Management in Flux

Financial service professionals seek alternative investments and special services to separate themselves from the competition.

Professional firms find ways to differentiate.

In Volatility, ‘We Want to Run Counter Cyclical’

The investment side has become much more of a commodity.

Preparation Prevents Crisis During Succession

Morton Capital lost its founder, the late Lon Morton, in April 2017.

Conejo Chamber Raises Funds for Disaster Relief

RECOVERY: Businesses give $50,000 to help victims of shooting and wildfires.

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce contributed $50,000 in donations for recovery efforts following the Woolsey and Hill fires, and the Nov. 7 shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks.

Small Sensors Spell Opportunity for H2Scan

MANUFACTURING: New technology allows lower-cost hydrogen detectors.

There are about 14 ways that a power transformer can fail and the common factor in all of them is that the amount of hydrogen increases.

Conejo’s Newsman

From wildfires to cancer battles, Lance Orozco broadcasts the latest from KCLU’s studios.

Radio journalist

VICA Bestows Business, Service Awards at Annual Lunch

Meeting features swearing-in of newly elected board members.

VICA gives out awards at annual meeting.

OK Brightens Future in Faraway Tejon Ranch

DEVELOPMENT: Approval of Centennial project could add 19,000 homes.

Tejon Ranch gets OK for Centennial project.

CEOs Stage PAGA Protest

REGULATION: Business group targets firm filing suits under controversial law.

Group targets lawyers filing anti-business lawsuits.

Skateboard Hall Moves To Simi Mall

Former park operator realizes dream of opening a museum.

Skateboard museum moves to Simi Valley mall.

The Number

5 IPOs in L.A. region during 2018

Regional companies that went public in 2018.

Market High for Prop Managers

LIST: Illi Commercial expands into maintenance to boost efficiency.

Firms see revenue growth.

A Video Game Where Brands Could Win Big

ENTERTAINMENT: Mythical raises $16M for development.

Mythical Games aims for revenue in free play.

City Flap Over Hangar Events

AVIATION: Airport tenants oppose new rule enforcement.

Airport firms fight ban on events in hangars.

Don’t Kill the Growing Gig Economy

With a sigh, I vote for the state Supreme Court’s decision in April that basically outlawed the gig economy in California.

Regulations: A Modest Proposal

As we make our way through the holidays, it’s become clear to me that there’s a problem our elected officials need to solve.

Stagnant Economy Ahead for Ventura County

Populace goes elsewhere amid talk of a national recession.

Ventura County’s economy continues to flatline with little signs of improvement, according to economist Matthew Fienup.

Around the Valleys: Dec. 10

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Khloe’s Shop Pops Up in a Glendale Mall

Holiday shoppers can keep up with Kardashian clothes.

Good American, a fashion line co-founded by television personality and entrepreneur Khloe Kardashian of Calabasas, has set up a pop-up shop at the Americana at Brand in Glendale through the holiday season.

The Number: Dec. 10

Thousand Oaks is the No. 12 most affordable city in California to buy a used vehicle this fall, according to a study by Autolist.com, a website for car sellers.

Crypto Television

Online news channel will mix technology and human interest stories about digital currency.

The recent drop in value in Bitcoin hasn’t done anything to dissuade Steve Slome and Lee Zuckerman from their next big project in cryptocurrency economics.

HemaCare Opens New Northridge Headquarters

Investors see burgeoning market for blood product provider.

HemaCare Corp. has moved into a new headquarters to give it space to expand its technical capabilities in providing blood products to the cell therapy, biomedical research and drug discovery industries.

New Congresswoman’s Voice

Santa Clarita’s just-elected representative Katie Hill has positioned herself as a pro-business Democrat.

In a mid-term election that shifted the balance of power in the House of Representatives, Katie Hill became the first Democrat to win California’s 25th District congressional seat in more than two decades

Movie Distributor Moves into Digital Comics

Acquisition could add $5 million in revenue to Cinedigm’s top line.

Cinedigm Corp. has been on a roll lately as it adds to its ever-growing streaming services.