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Business Events throughout the Valleys.

Lamps Plus Launches Canadian Website

Lamps Plus Inc. on Tuesday launched a Canadian version of its ecommerce website, the company’s first dedicated platform for a foreign customer base.

Local Apartments in IMT Portfolio Sale

Sherman Oaks apartment developer and manager IMT Residential has sold off several local apartment complexes as part of an 11-property portfolio, according to CoStar Group Inc.

Cherokee Receives Nasdaq Notice

Cherokee Inc. has received a letter from the Nasdaq Stock Market citing noncompliance because the company did not submit a quarterly report by the required time.

Avery’s Buyout of Chinese Firm Completed

Avery Dennison Corp. on Monday completed its acquisition of Yongle Tape Co., a Chinese manufacturer of cable harnessing and insulation tapes for automakers. The transaction had been announced Feb. 6.

Lancaster Gets Charging Stations

Lancaster has paired up with a German company to provide electric vehicle charging stations at the base of five streetlights in the downtown area.

Business Journal Wins Top Honor

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal has won the top award from a national association of business news publications.

CFO Leaving Second Sight

Second Sight Medical Products Inc. on Monday announced that Chief Financial Officer Thomas Miller will resign.

Fined for Wage Violations, Carl’s Jr. Pushes Back

Two local Carl’s Jr.’s restaurants are among seven that have been told by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and the city’s Office of Wage Standards that they must pay $1.45 million to the city and restaurant workers for allegedly not paying minimum wage, or face further potential action.

Avery Moves Into Medicine

ACQUISITION: Label maker buys wound and skincare company.

Label maker Avery Dennison buys a medical film and adhesive company.

L.A. Fails at First Wi-Fi Try

TECHNOLOGY: Officials reject proposals for citywide wireless.

L.A. wants omnipresent internet. What’s getting in the way?

Mayo Maker Finds Savings In Waste Cuts

Earth Island plans to highlight clean appeal in marketing.

Vegan food manufacturer finds savings with zero waste goal.

Militia Site Grabs Eyes, Advertisers

Resource for vets attracts 1.4 million monthly pageviews.

Jobs website for veterans proves success for founder.

Keeping Cool With Alltemp Refrigerant

EPA mandate prompts switch to eco-friendly air conditioning agent.

Interest rises in Westlake Village business’ eco-friendly coolant after global accord bans standard refrigerant.

The Number

Ticket sales spike after Valley Performing Arts Center debuts broader-type attractions.

Valley Offices At a Premium

REAL ESTATE: Investors eager to buy buildings with appeal for show business tenants.

Burbank-NoHo media and entertainment companies are driving sky high price gains for investors.

Cheesecake Joins Club of Slumping Sales Eateries

RESTAURANTS: Shares drop nearly 10 percent after company lowers guidance.

Weather impacts Cheesecake Factory’s sales and share price.

Cameras Click for Babies in Intensive Care Unit

HOSPITALS: Parents can peek at preemies and bond through online app.

The equivalent of a nanny cam is now available for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

Nestle Injects Fresh Cash in Freshly Food Service

INVESTMENT: $77 million will expand subscription meal firm’s geographic footprint.

Less than a week after announcing plans to restructure its U.S. candy business, Nestle USA made another move that could be interpreted as an attempt to give its brand a more nutritious image.

Oil Slump Survivor

How Todd Stevens navigated California Resources through a downturn in petroleum prices.

Todd Stevens, chief executive, California Resources Corp., on how he has kept the energy producer afloat – so far – during oil’s slippery slide.