Car Sales as Barometer

LIST: Data indicate strong but slower year for dealers in step with the economy.

With the economy humming along, new car sales in California have a quick start out of the gate this year.

New American Funding Opens Camarillo Branch

MORTGAGE LENDING: Firm touts fast closing times for homebuyers.

New mortgage lender in Camarillo.

AV Hospital Bond Vote

FINANCE: $350 million to fund either seismic retrofit or new construction.

Bond vote for Antelope Valley Hospital.

Long-Time Switch Maker Expands into Sensors

AVIONICS: Hydra-Electric celebrates 70 years while moving into new markets.

Burbank switch maker celebrates 70 years.

Campus & Commerce

New CSUN Athletic Director Michael Izzi plans to extend ‘paths that create revenue streams.’

New CSUN athletic director wants community connections.

Funk Meets Finance

A group of small retailers feels that escalating rents will ruin the charm they’ve built in Magnolia Park.

Rising rents threaten Burbank small businesses.

Semtech Investments in Internet of Things Pay Off

TECHNOLOGY: Patent acquisitions work for Camarillo chip maker.

Semtech’s acquisition strategy spurs growth.

Edison Faces Fire Liability

UTILITIES: Electric company seeks to solve $4 billion question from Thomas blaze.

Edison’s liability for the Thomas Fire.

The Number

3.05 million Members of L.A. County credit unions

Hemp Dust in Your Coffee At NoHo Cafe

CBD ‘mood enhancer’ helps with recruiting new customers.

NoHo café sells coffee with hemp compound.

MGM Buyout Could Fix Tix

ACQUISITION: Discount ticket vendor in talks with hotelier.

Discount ticket seller in buyout talks.

Telemedicine Company Delivers Care in a Snap

HEALTH: Regulations to accelerate tech’s acceptance.

Glendale firm offers digital doctor visits.

It’s Time to Sit Up and Pay Attention

I once saw a T-shirt that proudly declared, “I put the ‘pro’ in procrastination.”

Most Disliked by ‘Influentials’? Traffic

What do business leaders think is the worst single thing about living and doing business in the Valley area?


Calendar of Events for July 23 - August 5, 2018

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Skateboard Utopia

Casual kids and emerging pros gather at Skatelab in Simi Valley.

Skatelab in Simi Valley.

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Downtown Moorpark Ready for a Makeover

DEVELOPMENT: High Street Depot to create plaza plus commercial tenant space.

Developer looks to transform Moorpark.

Developer Makes Splashy Debut in Simi Valley

RESIDENTIAL: 211 new houses add to limited Ventura County inventory.

Home developer Landsea Homes has found instant success in Simi Valley.

Vibrant Economy, Trade Worries Tug on Stocks

LIST: In contrast to last year, market rewards small cap companies.

Market volatility affects Valley companies.

List Profiles: Largest Public Companies

Six profiles of companies that rank on our 2018 Largest Public Companies list

Senior Services and Children’s Charities Combine

NONPROFIT: OneGeneration acquires Grandparents as Parents in non-cash deal.

San Fernando Valley nonprofits merge.

Cure Pharmaceutical Buys Cannabis Drug Firm

ACQUISITION: Therapix’s products fit company’s delivery system.

Oxnard company buys pipeline of cannabis-based drugs.

Euro TV Producer Takes Interest in Shushybye

ANIMATION: Children’s show targets expanding market of toddlers, preschoolers.

European company to produce children’s program.

Smart Heart Monitor

Abbott’s Confirm Rx device sends data to doctors using a Bluetooth connection and a smartphone.

Abbott Laboratories’ new heart monitor.

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