Black ENTREPRENEURS MONTH: Wilton E. Mays III Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle

Lancaster Business: Fishing and hunting shop (661) 949-6100 • Email: wemwem91331@yahoo.com Website: Amaysingfishing.net

Rearview Mirror Helps Judge the Road Ahead

Brokers talk property sectors after year of uncertainty.

Two brokers in the trenches of the North Los Angeles commercial real estate market spoke to the Business Journal about how 2020 went and what we can expect through 2022.

Construction Underway at Needham II

Developers open next phase for Santa Clarita park.

Construction on Phase II of Santa Clarita industrial park The Center at Needham Ranch has begun.

New Offices At Universal

Business campus will rise on the studio’s backlot.

A 400,000-square-foot office campus is coming to NBCUniversal.

Hospitality’s Hot Streak

Flurry of hotels are under construction, but is the boom set for a slowdown next year?

Coming Soon: 429 rooms at Sleep Inn in Palmdale, 241 suites at Sand Canyon Resort Santa Clarita and more than 1,500 hotel keys in the city of Burbank.

CPA Firms Continue Consolidation in Pandemic

LIST: This year, work-at-home accountants are prepared for upcoming tax season.

Steve Landsman is a partner in the Encino office of Baker Tilly US LLP.

Two Tech Firms Offer Data Storage

Dynamic Rentals,Codex to rent disc space to producers.

Dynamic Rentals, a Burbank technology company for the entertainment industry, has joined with Codex in Los Angeles to provide its workflow products and MediaVault storage to production companies and rental houses on an on-demand basis.

Burroughs’ Hollywood Exposé Still Resonates

Novel by Tarzana founder contrasts the seamy glitz of the movie business and family life in the Valley.

Best known as the creator of Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs also wrote other books, including a seedy tale about Hollywood.

Loop’s Many Partners on Growth Path

Distributor seeks ‘to entertain every household’ worldwide.

Loop Media Inc. has announced three new partnerships in the past month.

Tiny Homes Springing Up in NoHo

Hope of the Valley will manage city-owned project.

The city of Los Angles has teamed up with Pacoima nonprofit Hope of the Valley to address a big problem with a small solution.

Paper Analyzes COVID for K-12

SynED publishes takeaways for higher education sector.

Thousand Oaks educational nonprofit SynED earlier this month published a report detailing insights from academics regarding the long-term impacts of the pandemic on teaching and learning.

Fast Access To Vaccines For Disabled

New Horizons lobbies the state for higher priority.

Despite being three times more likely to die from COVID-19 than the general public, people with developmental disabilities aren’t eligible to receive the vaccine during “Phase 1a” of California’s rollout.

Laboratory Pulls Double Duty in L.A.

Carbon Health opens NoHo clinic, partners with city.

San Francisco’s Carbon Health has been expanding its SoCal presence in more ways than one, according to the company.

Test for Nose Ointment As a COVID Therapy

Turn Therapeutics’ Hexagen gets in FDA approval line.

After nearly a year of correspondence with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Turn Therapeutics in Calabasas finally has its first human safety and efficacy trial lined up for a COVID-19 therapy.

Amgen Seeks Local Talent With Ticket

Winners receive bench space, mentoring from biotech giant.

Amgen Inc. for the first time will sponsor BioLabs LA at the Lundquist Institute, a biotech co-working space in Torrance, via a three-year Golden Ticket program.

Calavo Reconfigures Board in Market Slowdown

FOOD: Avocado grower has revenue decline of 20 percent last quarter to $234 million.

Calavo Growers Inc. has reconfigured its board in the past six months as one new member was added while three members resigned.

Hospitals in Distress

HEALTH CARE: Executives recount the ‘harrowing experience’ at the lowest point of the COVID-19 crisis.

The struggle against COVID-19 turned into a grim battle against exhaustion in the health care industry, as exemplified by Pacifica Hospital of the Valley.


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Guitar Center Art Honors Van Halen

Mural at Westlake Village company’s flagship store immortalizes rocker.

Westlake Village-based Guitar Center late last month unveiled a mural commemorating late Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen at its flagship store at 7425 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood.

BioSolar Changes Into NewHydrogen

Santa Clarita firm leaves battery sector to enter clean fuel industry.

Nearly a month after launching its green hydrogen technology subsidiary, BioSolar Inc. decided to change its corporate name – and primary focus – to more closely align with its latest venture.

Restaurants Take Another Bite at Profitability

RETAIL: Owners balance costs versus limited capacity.

To open or not to open – for restaurant owners, that’s the question.

Black ENTREPRENEURS MONTH: Louis Perry Kadima Security Service Inc.

6345 Balboa Blvd., Encino Business: Building and personal security services (213) 688-3019 • Email: lperry@kadimasecurity.com  Website: kadimasecurity.com

Black ENTREPRENEURS MONTH: Melissa Hanna Mahmee

Sherman Oaks Business: App that advises new mothers (818) 431-1118 • Email: hello@mahmee.com Website: Mahmee.com

Black ENTREPRENEURS MONTH: John Grace Investor’s Advantage

200 N. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village Business: Personal financial planner (805) 495-2077 • Email: jgrace@whybepoor.com Website: Westlakefinancialadvisors.com

Black ENTREPRENEURS MONTH: Nakia Guidry Kimarah’s Footprints

Palmdale Business: Custom printed T-shirts and other apparel (213) 798-2928 • Email: kimarahsfootprints@gmail.com Website: kimarahsfootprints.com