Joel Russell


Joel Russell is editor of the Business Journal and is responsible for the content of the publication.

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Recent Stories

Private-Label Manufacturer Blue Cross Labs Acquired

Blue Cross Laboratories in Santa Clarita has been acquired by Starco Group of Santa Monica.

SoCal Edison Settles With Counties, Cities for Fire Damages

Southern California Edison will pay $360 million to settle a lawsuit with 23 public entities for damages from the 2017 Thomas and Koenigstein Fires, the 2018 Montecito Debris Flows and the 2018 Woolsey Fire.


$85 Million for ‘Programmable’ Cells

Sensor Industries in Camarillo names new chief executive.

Management School Assistant Dean to Leave Cal Lutheran

Sumantra Sengupta, assistant dean of the management school at California Lutheran University, has resigned his position effective Dec. 2.

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Maria Fire Threatens Businesses

Businesses and farms lie in a zone of mandatory evacuations in the face of the Maria Fire, which has burned more than 8,700 acres between Santa Paul and Somis in Ventura County.

Bankruptcy Judge Approves Barney’s Sale to Authentic Brands, B. Riley

A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of the Barney’s chain of fashion stores to Authentic Brands Group and its financial partner B. Riley Financial in Woodland Hills.

Dine Brands Beats Estimates, Plans Nearly 100 New IHOP Restaurants

Dine Brands Global Inc. beat analyst estimates Wednesday, while in a separate announcement the company announced plans for nearly 100 new restaurants.

VALLEY INSIDER: Postage Stamp Honor

A Princess in Italy

ENTREPRENEURSHIP Tarantula Hill Brewing Co. gives Thousand Oaks its first craft brewery.

Saddleridge Fire 95 Percent Contained

The Saddleridge Fire on the northern edge of the San Fernando Valley is 95 percent contained, according to an update from the Los Angeles Fire Department on Tuesday morning.

VALLEY INSIDER: Entrepreneurial Maxims

ENTREPRENUERS CSUN hosts speaker on developing a business-creating personality.

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