Ethan Varian

Staff Reporter (Retail, Nonprofits)

Ethan Varian is a Staff Reporter covering the finance, retail and nonprofit sectors.

Email: evarian@sfvbj.com
Phone: 818-316-3130 Extension: 124

Recent Stories

B. Riley Subsidiary Liquidates Gymboree Stores

Great American Group LLC, a subsidiary of Woodland Hills-based B. Riley Financial Inc., has begun liquidation sales at all 798 Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores in the U.S. and Canada.

Guitar Center Looks for Harmonic Resurgence

RETAIL: Chain sees services as advantage over e-commerce.

Guitar Center takes stage with sales strategy to counter online competition

Fine Dine Maestro

Phillip Frankland Lee returned to the Valley to open his own restaurants; now he looks to Montecito, where he’ll charge $550 a plate.

High-end dinner

Woodland Hills CPA Firm Promotes Partners

ACCOUNTING: CNM cites ‘servant leadership’ qualities in executives.

Promotions at Valley CPA firm.

Marijuana Woes

On both the retail and real estate fronts, operations hit snags

Legal pot retailers face uphill battle to compete against black-market vendors.

Preview: Marijuana Woes

On both the retail and real estate fronts, operations hit snags.

Daily News Owner Bids for Ventura County Star Publisher

Hedge fund-backed media company MNG Enterprises Inc., which owns the Los Angeles Daily News, has made an unsolicited bid for Ventura County Star publisher Gannett Co.

Man Who Jumped From Warner Center Tower Identified

The Los Angeles County’s Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office has identified the man who jumped to his death from one of the Warner Center Towers in Woodland Hills on Jan. 10 as 62-year-old Woodland Hills resident Joshua Simon.

Man Jumps in Apparent Suicide at Warner Center Towers

Police are investigating the death of a man who appears to have jumped to his death from a building at Warner Center Towers in Woodland Hills Thursday afternoon, police officials said.

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Realtors Award $1 Million in Housing Assistance to Fire Victims

The California Association of Realtors has begun awarding $1 million in housing assistance grants to homeowners and renters affected by the Woolsey, Hill and Camp fires. Households can apply for up to $2,000 for mortgage relief or to help pay for temporary housing.

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