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SANTA CLARITA VALLEY SANTA CLARITA Santa Clarita was chosen as one of two northern L.A. County cities to host next year’s Amgen Tour of California. Santa Clarita will be the start of the 80-mile fourth stage of the race on May 15, while Palmdale will be the start of the 100-mile stage three the prior day. The race will begin May 12 in Escondido and end May 19 in Santa Rosa. Santa Clarita previously hosted the race in 2011 and from 2007 through 2009. Local officials expect the race will boost local business by drawing spectators. LANCASTER The Small Business Development Center of College of the Canyons received a $25,000 grant from Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich on Nov. 19. The money will be used at the Center’s University of Antelope Valley location in Lancaster, for its business consulting and computer training programs. The first program to benefit from the funds is a class on writing business plans that began Dec. 7. CONEJO VALLEY AGOURA HILLS Computer hardware firm Nomadix Inc. announced Nov. 27 it has settled a patent infringement lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard Co. Nomadix, a subsidiary of Singapore company DOCOMO interTouch Pte Ltd., a provider of Internet services to the hospitality industry, said the settlement will award Hewlett-Packard licensing rights to some of its portfolio of more than 100 patents. Financial terms were not disclosed, and the company said it plans to continue its litigation with other defendants in suit, filed in 2009. SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BURBANK Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Australian production company Village Roadshow Pictures Group announced an extended partnership Nov. 26. The two companies have collaborated on the Oscar-winning animated picture “Happy Feet” and live-action series “Sherlock Holmes,” “Ocean’s” and “Matrix.” The partnership extension is for five years. In January the co-producers will release “Gangster Squad” and in May an adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” NORTH HOLLYWOOD A 49-unit apartment project for seniors opened Nov. 29 at 5525 Klump Ave. in North Hollywood. The $16 million NoHo Senior Villas complex provides affordable housing to seniors with mental health issues. Residents receive services through San Fernando Valley Community Health Center and Northeast Valley Health Corp. An on-site case manager will address health needs. Clifford Beers Housing and PATH Ventures, both of Los Angeles, partnered to develop the apartments. NORTHRIDGE Yard House USA Inc. held its grand opening Nov. 30 at the Northridge Fashion Center, the site of its first San Fernando Valley location. The Irvine-based chain, which serves tacos, burgers, and more than 100 draft beers, has locations in 14 states, including 18 in California. Development costs totaled $5 million at the restaurant, which is expected to employ 250 workers. The company presented $10,000 at the store’s opening to Devonshire Police Activity League Supporters, a Los Angeles Police Department group that serves at-risk youth. VAN NUYS Greg Kay was appointed board chairman of Valley Presbyterian Hospital on Dec. 1. Kay replaced David Fleming, who served as chairman for more than 20 years. The hospital’s Health Education Center was named in Fleming’s honor. Fleming continues to work as counsel for corporate law firm Latham & Watkins LLP of Los Angeles. Kay is a former cardiac surgeon and has been on the hospital’s board for six years. – Compiled by Bailey Brewer

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