Stories for October 2004
Monday, October 25
State-guaranteed loan helps longtime firm in Pacoima remain in familiar hands.
The definition of what constitutes a manufacturing business has changed.
The supply of condominiums available for sale in the San Fernando Valley has spiked dramatically.
A Pacoima business has received $1.3 million in assistance from federal and city sources designed to get its debt under control and expand its operations
Businesses get help during the Southern California International Trade Conference.
Staff Reporter Jonathan D. Colburn begins his duties as government and
Nurse-patient staffing ratios still are big problems for Valley-area hospitals.
Former executives of Valencia Bank & Trust are about to open an independent, community bank in Santa Clarita.
Senior Reporter Shelly Garcia reports that Beacon Capital Partners is close to a deal to sell the Trillium in Warner Center to Douglas Emmett.
StreamCast Networks CEO Michael Weiss is on the cutting edge of controversial peer-to-peer networking technology.
Inventory causes problems for Vitesse Semiconductor Corp.
After two years the organizers of the Children's Museum planned for Hansen Dam have barely scraped together enough money to break ground.
Valley-area community colleges get hundreds of thousands of dollars in job training money.
Businesspeople have their eye on several issues in the upcoming election.
Doctors at Northridge Hospital Sherman Way Campus said their offer to buy the hospital and keep it running is being ignored by Catholic Healthcare West.
Officials try to raise awareness of exporting among smaller Valley-area manufacturers.
Monday, October 11
While some neighborhood councils have logged a few successes, many others have become bogged down
GUEST COLUMN by Gregory N. Lippe, CPA, managing partner of the Woodland Hills-based CPA firm of Lever, Lippe, Hellie & Russell LLP (LLHR) and a director of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA).
Three multifamily apartment sales have just closed in the San Fernando Valley market, but the news is not all good for the sector, which has seen huge increases in transactions over the past few years.
Senior Reporter Shelly Garcia reports that a division of The Welk Group Inc., mostly owned by descendents of band leader Lawrence Welk, has acquired a Glendale film production studio.
Roadside Lumber & Hardware Inc. in Agoura Hills has opened an antique store on the property where the company tried to win approval for an expansion of its lumber operations.
Entrepreneur Steve Assil has combined three of his favorite hobbies into a successful business.
Local organizations watch and wait for what may happen with a threatened strike of hotels.
A small Van Nuys-based visual effects house is finding out about the cruel realities of outsourcing and how state officials are powerless to stop it.
The Valley Industry and Commerce Association will hold its 16th annual business forecast conference, "Cracking the Economic Code," on Friday, October 29 at the Warner Center Marriott.
The quarterly Business Journal leadership survey shows that local executives support the construction of a major performing arts center in the Valley.
A look at the most powerful people in the greater Valley area.
Tension exists in the entertainment industry as more companies become involved in Internet distribution of music and movies.
The Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley refocuses to stem the flow of businesses out of the area.
Garcia Research Associates, a Burbank-based marketing research firm, is negotiating to bring about two dozen part-time data collection jobs to Tijuana.