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Club Operator Hits New Stage

MUSIC: Lance Sterling adds venue to compete with bigger rivals.Pasadena’s nightlife is the next stage for Agoura Hills night club owner.

By Stephanie Henkel February 8, 2016 midnight   $$ Share

Salem Misses on Earnings

Salem Media Group Inc. on Wednesday reported quarterly earnings that fell short of Wall Street expectations even though the company had a sizable increase in revenues due to the political season.

Business Events Calendar

Business Events throughout the Valleys.

It’s ‘Game On’ in Fight for Tribune

The simmering war for ownership of the parent company of Los Angeles Times heated up on Monday.

Tenant Buys Toluca Lake Office Complex

Blueprint Post Production has bought the DES Building Park in Toluca Lake for $13 million, according to Charles Dunn Co. of Sherman Oaks.

Crown Media Absorbed by Hallmark

Hallmark Cards Inc. said Monday that it has completed its buyout of Crown Media Holdings.

Music Innovator Remo Belli Dies

Remo Belli, an innovator in the music industry who created and popularized the synthetic drumhead at his Los Angeles area company, died on April 25. He was 88.

Comcast Acquires DreamWorks for $3.8 Billion

Comcast Corp. made it official Thursday that it will acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. in a deal valued at $3.8 billion.

Gannett Offers to Buy Tribune for $815 Million

Gannett Co. on Monday offered to buy Tribune Publishing Co. for about $815 million, including the assumption of $390 million in Tribune debt.

Return of ‘Action!’: Filming Up 11% in L.A.

On-location filming for feature films and television increased in the first quarter, according to a report released Tuesday by FilmL.A., showing the continuing influence of the state’s production tax credit program.

Women-Owned Valley Firms Make Fast-Growth List

Two San Fernando Valley companies made it on the Women Presidents’ Organization’s 50-fastest growing women-owned businesses list this year.

Verizon Buys Into DreamWorks’ New Media Venture

Verizon Communications Inc. has acquired a stake in multi-platform media company AwesomenessTV, it was announced Wednesday.

Iger’s Heir Apparent Leaving Mouse House

Thomas Staggs, considered the likely successor to Chief Executive Robert Iger at the Walt Disney Co., is stepping down as Chief Operating Officer, it was announced Monday.

Salem Media Buys Another Finance Website

Salem Media Group on Monday announced it has acquired finance newsletter Retirement Watch, a website that offers advice and resources to retirees.

Preview: Porn Industry Widens Focus

For decades, the San Fernando Valley was the epicenter of pornographic film production, taking on nicknames such as “the porn capital of the world,” “the San Pornando Valley” or simply “Porn Valley.” But today, much of the industry has evaporated.

Rams Sign Deal to Move to Thousand Oaks

It’s official. The L.A. Rams are moving to Thousand Oaks, at least temporarily.