Bike Angels Bestow Fixed-Up Wheels to Needy

NONPROFIT: Burbank group collects and repairs 1,500 bicycles for the holidays.

The Burbank Bike Angels celebrated the display of 100 restored bikes in front of Burbank City Hall on Dec 13.

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2018 Book of Lists

This year’s ‘Valley Visionaries’ say our region can remain an ‘economic powerhouse’ – with some changes

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Studio Rises in Sun Valley

DEVELOPMENT: Demand spurs plan for massive film complex.

Equipment rental company Line 204 plans large soundstage project to meet film demands.

Dance Hall For the Stars Opens Doors

Studio City rehearsal space starts classes for beginning hoofers.

Julz Tocker opens dance hall in Studio City to the public.

CSUN Alum’s Book Boosts Brain Power

Business owners learn to visualize company organization, products.

Cal State Northridge graduate pens book on unleashing the power of the brain.

Cold Caller

From Skid Row to brokering off-market property sales, Michael Koshet has learned how to hustle.

Off-market apartment sales broker and self-admitted hustler Michael Koshet.

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Nanotech on Spec

Boeing invests in Gamma Alloys and its mixture of aluminum and ceramic with an eye toward using the material in aerospace manufacturing.

Gamma Alloys in Santa Clarita received funding from Boeing Co. for developing composite material using nanoparticles.

Entrepreneur Plays the Odds With Traffic Tickets

LAW: Offender pays Tikd, which then settles with the local court.

A Florida startup is making it easier for residents of Los Angeles County to pay and manage traffic tickets.

Hospital Partnership to Benefit Paralysis Patients

PROVIDERS: Foundation finds ambassadors to promote program in Antelope Valley.

Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster and the Triumph Foundation in Santa Clarita have partnered to offer newly paralyzed patients the support they need to transition to life after an immobilizing injury.

To Build Up or Out, That is the Question

CONSTRUCTION: Report posits mid-rise industrial could relieve shortage.

As industrial lease rates continue to rise and parcels of vacant land become smaller and harder to find, the Los Angeles and Orange County region could eventually see an increase in the development of multistory industrial facilities, according to a report from brokerage CBRE Inc.

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The Deal’s In The Details

With a sitting president whose signature book bears the title “Trump: The Art of the Deal,” it seemed that deal-making came naturally in 2017. From the glamor of an NFL team to the grittiness of a manufacturing plant, Valley businesses had a good year for closing transactions. On these pages, the Business Journal focuses on the people who made significant deals happen. They include taking a company public, a billion-dollar high-tech buyout, an acquisition of one public company by another and a defense industry takeover.

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An Artful Way to Boost an Economy

Boosting the local economy through support of the arts.

My Holiday Wish List

VICA President Stuart Waldman makes a wish list for the new year.

Will Sunkist Plan Bear Fruit?

Food: Combo of cooperatives expected to boost services.

Sunkist Growers Inc. shares management – and building – with logistics partner.

Scorpion’s HQ

TECHNOLOGY: Digital execs see building as people pleaser.

Digital marketing firm Scorpion moves into new headquarters in Santa Clarita.

Big Princess Passes Thru New Canal

Cruise ship takes 3,200 guests from Caribbean to Pacific.

Princess Cruises takes its big ships through the widened Panama Canal.

Shooting in Vegas Vexes Valley CEO

Proximity to tragedy impacts showman’s food festival.

Woodland Hills event production firm owner impacted by Las Vegas shooting.

Harman in High Fidelity

REAL ESTATE: Repositioned retro audio plant attracts new tenants, including Facebook.

Former audio plant is fixed up for industrial, office and retail tenants.

Valley’s Storyteller

Historian and PR pro Marty Cooper has worked for perfectionists Walt Disney, Hugh Hefner — and himself.

Valley public relations professional Martin Cooper.

Chatsworth Warehouse Finds Work as Film Stage

production: Flexible studio space reports bookings from repeat customers.

Crimson Production Studios in Chatsworth has been up and running since the middle of October and already has proved as popular as its owners hoped.

‘Light the Night’ Starts Holiday Shopping Season

Malls: Concert kicks off campaign for Village at Westfield Topanga.

The Village at Westfield Topanga in Woodland Hills kicked off the holiday shopping season Nov. 18 with a special program that featured the talents of local music groups and a visit from Santa Claus.

Build Fever For Hospitals

Increasing demand and regulations have spurred a health care construction spree.

Hospitals are in a building frenzy in anticipation of more patients.