Stories for February 2004

Monday, February 16

NoHo Project Could Be Model for Valley

The NoHo Commons is expected to provide a model for Valley projects in the future

Superior Hitting Roadblocks on Several Fronts

Price cutting, increased competition and automotive design changes are creating a very bumpy environment for Superior Industries International Inc.

BTAC Takes Look At Entertainment Industry Effects

A committee begins "tweaking" of proposals on how to change the city system.

Agoura Hills Planner Has Delicate Balancing Act

Agoura Hills Planner Has Delicate Balancing Act

Software Firm Owner Joins Global Economy

THE BRIEFING: Dimitri Nikouline, president of Murano Software, went from being unemployed to presiding over his own growing company in Woodland Hills within less than two years.

Submit Your Questions

The Business Journal is seeking feedback from readers concerning proposed changes in the city's business tax system.

NoHo Lofts to Bring East Coast Feel to Neighborhood

NoHo Lofts to Bring East Coast Feel to Neighborhood

VALLEY STOCK WATCH

Stock activity for 50 selected greater San Fernando Valley-based public companies

THE LIST - Commercial Real Estate Developers

The Business Journal's list of top 20 Commercial Real Estate Developers, ranked by commercial square footage developed in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Conejo and greater Antelope valleys and Glendale. PLUS: Executive Summary, Pacesetter

Setting Sights Closer to Home

Scarcity of land and a sea change in the attitudes of community officials and often, residents, is dramatically affecting the development environment for real estate.

VALLEY BRIEFS

First State Merger Approved; Big Increases at K-Swiss; Third Quarter Hike for Sport Chalet; Tax Help; Big Bucks for CSUN; First California Net Soars

Charles Dunn Brokers Leave W. Valley Office

Nearly all of the 12 brokers at Charles Dunn Co. Inc.'s Woodland Hills office have left amid plans by the brokerage to consolidate its San Fernando Valley operation at its Studio City office.

Developer Prompts Changes in Ventura Boulevard Mix

Developer Prompts Changes in Ventura Boulevard Mix

Tekelec Plans Move of Manufacturing Operations

About 75 factory workers and management at Calabasas-based Tekelec face layoffs or relocation to North Carolina

ESOP Helps Family Keep Company in Familiar Hands

Sheila Xitco and her husband, Mark made the decision roughly four years ago to retire, which meant selling their family owned business, Santa Clarita-based M W Sausse & Co., Inc.

City Hall Forms Panel to Help Small Business

Mayor James Hahn and Los Angeles City Council members Wendy Greuel, Tony Cardenas and Eric Garcetti launched the Small and Local Business Committee Feb. 12

VALLEY, L.A. COUNTY ECONOWATCH

Charts of Economic Indicators, Real Estate, Tourism...

Grant, Donation Aid Bid To Expand Family Center

San Fernando-based Valley Family Center has received a $75,000 federal grant from Congressman Howard Berman that will be used to help pay for the center's planned $2 million expansion plans.

Monday, February 2

VALLEY STOCK WATCH

Stock activity for 50 selected greater San Fernando Valley-based public companies

Boeing Moving Some Canoga Offices to De Soto Site

A month after officials at The Boeing Co. said they were nearing a decision on whether to consolidate two Canoga Park facilities, the company is relocating several departments

Announcement of Sale Stuns Staff at Encino-Tarzana

The announcement by Tenet Healthcare Corp. that it had decided to sell Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center came as a shock to the staff of the facility.

VALLEY BRIEFS

Big Dog Walking; Hertzberg to Chair LAEDC; Pacific Crest Acquisition Approved; McClintock Recognized; NTS Growing; Interlink Raises Expectations; Power-One Reports Loss; Pixar and Disney Part Ways

VALLEY, L.A. COUNTY ECONOWATCH

Charts of Economic Indicators, Real Estate, Tourism...

Renovations Signal Improved Outlook for Hotel Industry

Corporate travel may still be limping toward pre-911 levels but occupancy and average daily room rates for 2003 indicate that the Valley's hotel industry has finally turned a corner.

THE LIST - Property Management Firms

The Business Journal's list of top Property Management firms, ranked by office and retail square footage managed in the San Fernando Valley PLUS: Executive Summary, Pacesetter

Public Scrutiny of Proposed Tax Revisions Begins

Businesspeople and other members of the public get their first chance to comment on the proposed changes to the city's tax system.

Naked Juice Founder Now Tackling World of Wireless

The former founder of Naked Juice has now set his sights on pioneering a huge segment of the wireless market.

Peripheral Firms Enter Into Pact To Refer Clients

Three Valley computer peripheral firms have joined to share clients and boost their businesses.

Long Dormant 40 Acres of Land To Be Developed

Forty acres of what was a Calmat mining site will be used for an industrial storage facility.

Hahn Visits Chamber Alliance

Mayor James Hahn gives an update to Valley chamber members.

Capitol Punishment: Price Fixing in the Public Sector

Guest Column by Gregory N. Lippe, managing partner of the CPA firm of Lever, Lippe, Hellie & Russell LLP (LLHR) and a director of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA).

Companies Cautious as M & A; Activity Heats Up

Officials of local technology companies say they are proceeding cautiously as mergers and acquisitions activity heats up.

Ambitious Venue Proposal Gets Little Public Support

ULI Gives Recommendations - Businessman Mark Steele is shopping a plan to build an arena-style sports and entertainment center in North Hollywood, but so far, there is scant support for his vision