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Earnings: NetSol, Sienna Biopharmaceuticals

NetSol reports profitable quarter while Sienna Biopharmaceuticals has a loss.

Court Redefines Indy Contractor

LAW: Decision could impact outside sales forces in state.

Dynamex decision discerns between independent contractors and employees.

Startup Sees VR Beyond Visuals

ENTERTAINMENT: Vibrations, scents add to immersive effect.

Positron brings virtual reality to theater seats.

Bread Gives Rise to Cafe Expansion

Open-hearth sandwich shop opens fifteenth location in Pasadena.

Café Urbane opens shop in Pasadena.

The Number

37% L.A. entrepreneurs who expect national economic improvement in 2018

Two HQs in KCET Merger

MANAGEMENT: In a return to PBS, Burbank station hopes for ‘cost-effective operations.’

Benefits of KCET’s merger with PBS SoCal.

MannKind Moves Past Risk Disclosure Issue

BIOTECH: FDA decision could free resources for improving Afrezza sales.

MannKind stock swings on earnings, FDA news.

Customer Conscious

Patrick Nygren runs the operations of Wells Fargo Bank in the San Fernando Valley region.

Talk with Wells Fargo’s Patrick Nygren.

MGA Beats Doll Counterfeiters in Courtroom

LAW: Van Nuys toy maker wins $1.2 million decision against 81 manufacturers.

MGA takes counterfeiters to trial.

Factory Workers Learn Basics of 401(k) Finance

LABOR: More companies decide to set up retirement plans for employees.

Factory workers learn basics of retirement.

Eyenuk Foresees Market Expansion With Funds

SOFTWARE: $3 million will commercialize company’s EyeArt screening product.

Eyenuk gets financing for EyeArt expansion.

Outpatient Networks a New Reality for Hospitals

LIST: Cost factors drive collaboration with clinics and doctor groups.

Local hospitals harness power of physician networks.

Top-Tier Malls Elevate Retail Lease Rates

rend: In L.A. County, average rents have risen 4.5 percent in last year.

Retail lease rates rise because of top-tier malls.

A Market Ripe for Vineyards

$150 million Porter Ranch project will feature 266 apartments, movie theaters, hotel and retail on 45 acres.

$150 million Porter Ranch project secures three more tenants.

Spicing Up Dessert

Wanderlust Creamery takes a global approach to selecting flavors for ice cream.

Wanderlust Creamery offers frozen treats.

Around The Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

California Exodus: The New Reality

Recently, I got a note from a local business executive telling me he was retiring and moving out of California.

Don’t Disparage Community Colleges

Sometimes it takes a wakeup call to get us to appreciate the special things in our midst.

Film Tax Credits Help Valley

Letter: National Small Business Week recently celebrated the impact and contributions of small businesses in our local communities.

Industrial Music in Van Nuys

Where Foo Fighter Rami Jaffee records and jams.

Foo Fighter rocks out in Van Nuys studio.