Staff Reporter (Retail, Nonprofits)
Entertainment and data company BEN in Sherman Oaks will acquire San Diego-based TubeBuddy.
Princess Cruises has extended its pause of operations in Australia and New Zealand through May 31 of next year.
Dine Brands Global Inc. expects to close as many as 100 IHOP restaurants over the next six months.
Oil and gas producer California Resources Corp. has completed its financial restructuring under Chapter 11.
Gym chain Planet Fitness has inked a 10-year lease to take over a 22,400-square-foot vacancy at Sycamore Square Shopping Mall in Simi Valley.
The L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund will accept its sixth and final round of small business grant applications this week.
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The outplacement division of human resources technology firm CareerArc in Burbank has rebranded as Intoo USA
Malls Wary for Reopening II
L.A. County’s second reopening of indoor shopping facilities.
In Antelope Valley city, pandemic puts $3,500 back in pockets.
Some people who began working remotely during the pandemic have enjoyed reduced daily transportation and travel costs
Center integrates design and humanities with hard science.
Cal State Northridge students help on projects at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Agoura Hills firm makes literary sales virtually.
It’s rare to find first editions of classic literary books for sale, and rarer still to find a collection with hundreds of them up for auction all at once.
Product targets consumers in the mid-price range.
Oxnard audio company releases an affordable massage gun
After almost seven months of mandated closure, indoor malls in Los Angeles County are back in action.
Easton Diamond Sports in Thousand Oaks has entered an agreement to be acquired by Rawlings Sporting Goods Inc.
Loop Media Inc. has signed an agrement to acquire Spkr, an app that curates podcast lists.
Calabasas real estate brokerage Marcus & Millichap Inc. has entered an agreement to acquire Mission Capital Advisors.
GWS Auctions Inc. in Agoura Hills plans to sell 150 rare books and texts sourced from the inventory of the store Mystery Pier Books in Los Angeles.
Glendale City Council this week passed an ordinance banning the sale of mylar balloons filled with helium or other lighter-than-air gases within city limits.
Amusement park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corp., which owns Magic Mountain in Valencia, will lay off 240 employees.
The Fernando Award gala dinner will be postponed until next year, Fernando Awards Foundation.
Carnival Corp. has canceled cruises departing from Miami and Port Canaveral, Fla., this November.
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Amid a pandemic that is disproportionately dangerous for older populations, the Motion Picture Television Fund’s Wasserman campus in Woodland Hills has achieved something remarkable.
Cheesecake cites efficiency gains with the Copia app.
Cheesecake Factory has donated more than 400,000 pounds of excess food to nonprofits this year, almost doubling its total by this time in 2019.
Corporations step up in response to pandemic.
As the Los Angeles area faces an existential unemployment crisis in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Goodwill Southern California is launching a marketing campaign to promote its employment services.
Ventura County operation honored by elected official.
Food Share of Ventura County has been selected as a 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year amid its massive effort to combat hunger during the coronavirus pandemic.
Chris Dunn, chief executive of security training firm Covered 6 in Simi Valley, is scaling up his company’s fire suppression team – currently a squad of five – into a full-time private fire department with multiple fire trucks available to protect homes and businesses.
Pop-up attraction provides fun at a safe social distance.
Los Angeles production house Experiential Supply isn’t letting the city’s trick-or-treating ban dampen Halloween.
ProVisors expands membership despite no face-to-face meetings.
ProVisors, a Sherman Oaks-based networking organization for business service professionals, found itself scrambling when the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to luncheons and office-based meetings – the basis of all its activities.
Wealthy individual and institutions contract to keep their property safe from the flames.
Thousands of layoffs are expected at AT&T’s WarnerMedia as the company prepares to restructure its workforce to cut operating costs by as much as 20 percent.
Camarillo internet service provider GeoLinks has acquired wireless infrastructure, spectrum licenses and other network assets from TPx Communications in Los Angeles.
California State University – Northridge received a $125,000 donation from the nonprofit Wurwand Foundation. The money will go toward funding the undergraduate side of the school’s Small Business Consulting program at the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.
Woodland Hills accounting software developer BlackLine Inc. has acquired Rimilia, a U.K.-based platform that automates the accounts receivable process.
The L.A. County Department of Public Health announced Thursday it will revise its rules to allow nail salons and shopping malls to resume indoor operations with limited capacity.
The Enchanted Princess cruise ship was delivered Thursday to Princess Cruises in an official handover ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
The California Business and Industrial Alliance Tuesday launched its first national television advertising campaign with a commercial denouncing the impact of California’s AB-5 law on freelance workers.
Cinedigm Corp. has signed an agreement with video streamer Roku to distribute the Bloody Disgusting channel.
Credit union’s commercials and videos feature NBA team’s players.
First Entertainment Credit Union is gearing up to launch “Money Matters”
But city initiative for sidewalks, parking lots on track.
Funding for Phase 2 of Los Angeles’ Al Fresco program has run out, resulting in a temporary pause on the issuance of in-street dining permits for restaurants, Deputy Press Secretary for the Mayor’s Office Harrison Wollman confirmed to the Business Journal.
‘Star Wars’ product releases to last through December.
Walt Disney Co. is capitalizing on the popularity of its Star Wars spinoff series “The Mandalorian” with “Mando Mondays,” an upcoming retail campaign in which the company will release a toy, book, comic or other collectible item inspired by the show every Monday.
Nightclubs and concert halls rush to remodel their fixtures.
As live events around the country remain on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, venues are finding an opportunity to remodel or refurbish old fixtures.
A report from the nonprofit Latino Donor Collaborative found that the total Gross Domestic Product of Latinos in the U.S. rose to $2.6 trillion in 2018, up from $2.3 trillion in 2017.
Burbank entertainment and media giant Walt Disney Co. has shuffled its fall release schedule, delaying the theatrical launch of several movies including the blockbuster Marvel superhero title “Black Widow.”
Princess Cruises in Santa Clarita has announced the sale of two of its ships, the Sun Princess and Sea Princess, to undisclosed buyers.
Funding for Phase 2 of Los Angeles’ Al Fresco program has run out, resulting in a temporary pause on the issuance of in-street dining permits for restaurants.
Conservative news and opinion website The Daily Wire will relocate its headquarters from Sherman Oaks to Nashville.
Yapi, a company that makes software for dental offices, has received an investment from M33 Growth, a Boston venture capital firm that focuses on growth-stage startups.
Carnival Corp. disclosed in a quarterly filing Tuesday it will sell a total of 18 ships over the next few months to cut costs as cruise activity remains halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.