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VICA Reports 74 Percent Legislative Success Rate

The Valley Industry & Commerce Association had a success rate of 74 percent on the bills it advocated for and against during the state legislature’s 2017 session, which ended last week.

Wesco Hires New CFO

Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. has named Kerry Shiba as its new chief financial officer effective Monday, the company announced.

Soft-Touch Banking

In an age of global finance, community banks find ways to serve a niche in the neighborhood.

What makes them relevant for small business borrowers.

Leadership Changes at Alfred Mann Foundation

RESEARCH: Hankin exits as CEO, but organization keeps cranking out startups.

David Hankin has stepped down as chief executive of the Alfred Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, the Business Journal has learned.

Can Stooges Stage Crowdfunded Comeback?

FILM: License holder for comedy trio thinks project could revive slapstick style.

C3 Entertainment Inc. is calling all knuckleheads with a nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

Dole’s Cash Deals

In preparation for an IPO, Dole improves its finances by sellling its headquarters and shutting down berry operations in Ventura County.

Dole Food Co. cuts berry operations and swaps properties to help reduce debt.

MannKind Relocation Pushes Share Price Higher

BIOTECH: Cost savings, access to talent cited a reasons for move to Westlake Village.

MannKind’s cost-saving move pushes up stock price.

Home Rental In a Box

INTERNET: She automated management of her vacation house and plans to share the system.

Nomadness Rentals’ software appeals to small landlords.

The Number

60 Cents: Median income for L.A. saleswomen for every $1 in men’s income

Pay gaps? L.A. women wage earners versus men.

NoHo Hosts Vegan Nights Food Festival

Event organizers hope to replicate small city format elsewhere.

North Hollywood celebrates natural food with its own festival.

Ethnic Data Fuels Market Decisions

Market research firm focuses on customers’ culture and behavior.

Market research firm reveals culture drives consumer behaviors.

Universal TV Target Demo: Young Kids

Studio thinks channel will provide portal to older audiences.

NBCUniversal rebrands its children’s cable channel to appeal to kids as they age.

Pushback on Newhall Ranch

DEVELOPMENT: Approval for housing projects prompts suit.

Environmentalists sue – again - over Newhall Ranch’s recent approvals.

Trash Talk Heads to Courthouse

politics: Valley group opposes city’s garbage hauling system.

Apartment owners unite against L.A.’s new garbage franchise system.

Reaching Par

SPORTS: Pivotal year for PGA tournament in Thousand Oaks.

Will PGA championship in Thousand Oaks become an annual event?

The Private Sector Benefits Us All

Public-private partnerships can build Measure M projects better and faster.

In the Dumps Over New Trash System

Winners and losers in L.A.’s new trash hauling system.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Landlords Hustle to Limit Hurricane Damage

PUBLIC COMPANIES: Closures, repair crews and hotlines figure in recovery efforts.

Properties in the paths of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey owned by PS Business Parks Inc. in Glendale, single-family home landlord American Homes 4 Rent in Agoura Hills and self-storage developer Public Storage in Glendale, have suffered significant damage.

Schools Flex Creativity With MBA Programs

EDUCATION: Administrators cater to specific segments of the student market.

MBA programs broaden to match the segmented business community.