SFVBJ CURRENT EDITION

SOFT DRINK IPO

Sugar-free soda bottler Zevia goes public on NYSE.Zevia, an Encino-based natural soda company, hopes to become a household name in the sugar-free drink sector.

It’s Time to Get Back to the Office

Why working from the office is healthier for employees and employers.

Bills of Mass Introduction

VICA President Stuart Waldman writes about trimming the fat off the legislative process.

AROUND THE VALLEYS

Stratolaunch, the aerospace company that built the world’s largest airplane, has added a former Pentagon official to its technical advisory group.

IMT Opens Van Nuys Multifamily

Developer adds 160 units to market as ‘welcoming oasis.’

IMT 6500, the latest residential complex developed under the IMT Residential brand by Sherman Oaks-based multifamily developer IMT Capital, celebrated its grand opening Sept. 30 in Van Nuys with a Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Compass Team Focuses On Luxury Housing

Brokers head new Valley Division of Beverly Hills firm.

Combined, they have closed more than $2 billion in sales by transacting premier residential properties along the Ventura Boulevard corridor on behalf of a clientele that includes A-list celebrities, musicians and athletes.

$15.5 Million For Burbank Residential

Skyview Terrace Apartments trades for $442,860 a unit.

Skyview Terrace Apartments in Burbank sell for $15.5 million.

Staff Shortage Confronts Valley Nursing Homes

LIST: Skilled positions take longer to fill during COVID.

Staff shortage confronts San Fernando Valley nursing homes.

Long money recovery

Fewer surgeries, extra costs and staff shortages have left hospitals with deep losses.

Hospitals face long financial recovery from COVID-19 pandemic.

From Startup to Growth Mode

Hispanic companies often begin with personal savings and family money, and access to capital persists as a barrier after the initial launch.

Hispanic companies find access to capital a challenge.

Machinist Makes Worker-Owner Transition

Marco Manriquez decided to stop working for other people.

Six Hispanic businesspeople from the greater Valley area tell their stories.

At Preschool, COVID Necessitates 14-Hour Days

Rosangela Valerio-Dyszkant found a way to serve families.

Rosangela Valerio-Dyszkant is founder and director of Little Dreamers Early Childhood Center in Thousand Oaks.

From CSUN to Getting Documents Done Right

Carlos Camargo strives to give big tech to small businesses.

Carlos Camargo started Olé Copiers in 2014 with business partner Alex Payne after working in his industry for 20 years.

Entrepreneur Discovers He Has ‘Lots of Bosses’

Adel Villalobos counsels giving up is easy, but don’t do it.

Adel Villalobos is founder and chief executive of Lief Labs, a full-service manufacturing company for dietary supplements and vitamins.

Event Producer Highlights Valley’s Stories

Oscar Urrutia loves the Valley so much, he made it a business.

Oscar Urrutia spent 15 years working at hotels in the Los Angeles market before starting My Valley Pass, the tourism and visitor’s bureau for the San Fernando Valley.

Former TV Exec Keeps Projects in Pipeline

Marisol Acosta Montoya went from ad sales to sewer construction.

Marisol Acosta Montoya never intended to enter the sewer industry.

Sensors Save Water at Multifamily

Feedback on leaks can save 5,000 gallons a day.

Sensors from Camarillo company save water at Los Angeles senior complex.

Aerojet Secures Orion Contract

Rocket engines will ‘return astronauts to the Moon.’

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. received a contract to build the main engine for the Orion spacecraft that will explore deep space.

Bomber Fleet Grows In Palmdale

Five B-21 stealth planes prepare for flight testing.

Northrop Grumman Corp. is building five next-generation stealth bombers at its plant in Palmdale, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall said on Sept. 20.

A Princess Sails From Port of L.A.

Cruise line restarts service with Cabo San Lucas trip.

Princess Cruises restarts voyages from Port of L.A.

Post Traumatic Pain Leads to CBD Store

While seeking relief from mass shooting trauma, Claudia Chaverra found business opportunity.

Claudia Chaverra, owner of Your CBD Store in Northridge, was inspired to open her business after CBD products helped relieve her symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Restaurants: Two Michelin Stars Shine

Guide praises Pasta|Bar in Encino, Morihiro in Glendale.

The Michelin Guide announced it awarded 27 new stars across California late last month, including two Valley region restaurants: Pasta|Bar in Encino and Morihiro in Glendale.

$1.8 Billion Gas Leak Settlement Still in Process

LAW: Valley plaintiffs may wait another year for checks.

Southern California Gas Co. to settle lawsuits related to the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak for $1.8 billion.

Rescue Banking

MANAGEMENT: Tamara Gurney recounts how the PPP program put community bankers on hot seat but they were able to save businesses.

Tamara Gurney of Mission Valley Bank recounts how the institution helped small business with PPP loans.

California Resources Sells Ventura Basin Wells

ENERGY: Oil producer will ‘recycle capital’ to core fields.

Valencia oil and gas company sells off its Ventura basin wells.

Footprint Overlap

FINANCE: US Bank buys Union Bank; both institutions have large presences in the North Los Angeles market.

US Bank will acquire Union Bank for about $8 billion.

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