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Suburban Jewel

Harbor Associates paid nearly $48 million for Encino Office Park, a rare corporate campus on the Valley’s southern edge.

New ownership for Encino Office Park.

ServiceTitan Grabs Five Floors in Glendale

OFFICE: Technology startup expects to reach 2,000 workers next year.

Glendale-based ServiceTitan has leased five of 12 vacant floors at 800 N. Brand Blvd., space formerly occupied by Nestlé USA.

Public Relations Agencies Explore Digital Market

LIST: Video content becomes driver for events, luxury brands.

Public relations firms learn to use social media.

Chopper on Mars

AeroVironment hopes work on a NASA helicopter bound for the red planet will impress potential customers and employees.

AeroVironment makes parts headed for Mars.

Zeiss Opens Film Demo Center in Sherman Oaks

ENTERTAINMENT: Camera, lens testing available for cinematographers.

German optics company Zeiss opened a cinema lens demonstration center and showroom this month in Sherman Oaks.

Kaiser to Resume Talks With Union Coalition

LABOR: Previous contract with 2,500 caregivers in Valley expired last year.

More than 85,000 unionized health care workers are mobilizing as contract negotiations between the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions and the health care giant start again.

3D Printer Makes Complex Parts in Valencia

AEROSPACE: Stratasys plans to push the boundaries of metal printing technology.

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has expanded its additive metals offering with the purchase of a Velo3D Inc. Sapphire 3D printing system.

Valley’s Streets Host Scooters

TRANSPORTATION: Last-mile option works with public transit.

Scooters make first appearance in the Valley.

Spotify Buy of Parcast Consolidates Podcasting

MEDIA: Valley acquisition adds to streamer’s audio library.

Podcaster Parcast acquired by Spotify.

TOP GROWTH COMPANY

With the surge in immunotherapy research, HemaCare is ‘uniquely positioned’ to provide critical blood and tissue samples.

Blood is a high growth market for HemaCare.

Take-Out Orders Turn Up Sales at Cheesecake

RESTAURANTS: CEO credits menu, marketing for 14 percent annual gain.

Delivery sales take off for Cheesecake Factory.

Equity Experiment

FINANCE: Burbank’s Ikioo converts $41 million of seed funding into digital securities.

Health care firm converts to digital securities.

Art, Comedy Combine for Valley Diners

Comedian teaches art class.

Valley Bar’s trombone playing president elect.

Attorney Blows Off Steam Playing Trombone

Valley Bar’s trombone playing president elect.

Preview: Equity Experiment

Burbank's Ikioo Technologies Inc., a digital health care company, has converted its $41.2 million of seed funding into "digital equity securities."

Preview: Spotify Buy of Parcast Consolidates Podcasting

Valley acquisition adds to streamer's audio library.

Former Woodbridge Executives Charged With Fraud in Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday fraud charges in the investigation of a Ponzi scheme run by the now-defunct real estate investment firm Woodbridge Group of Cos. in Sherman Oaks.

Van Nuys Movie Studio Sells for $1.6 Million

A Van Nuys-based movie production studio has changed hands for the first time since its 1957 founding for $1.6 million, or $181 per square foot, according to brokers involved in the deal.

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Disney Shares Surge on Streaming Announcement

Shares in Walt Disney Co. surged Friday a day after the company announced the start date of its new streaming service and its future streaming plans.

Content Candy

Valley movie studios bring out the stars and executives to tout future releases to exhibitors.

Valley studios bring star power to CinemaCon.