T-Cell Therapies

Special Report: Biotech

Amgen’s Blincyto opens a new front in the battle against cancer. While the drug isn’t one of the company’s bestsellers, the technology holds potential for future breakthroughs.

Modeling Biology

Special Report: Biotech

John DiBella sells software that conducts computer simulations of a drug’s reactions inside the body.

Providence, Cedars Team on Tarzana Hospital

JOINT VENTURE: Facility’s $542 million construction project will move ahead.

Providence, Cedars partner on Tarzana hospital.

Newsstand Rebrands as a Convenience Store

MERCHANDISING: With fresh investment, owner adds food to selection.

Sherman Oaks newsstand adds food items.

YA Romance Novels Jump From Page to Screen

FILM: NoHo production company plans summer shoot for ‘Happy’ script.

North Hollywood producers option YA novels.

Vintage Punker

David Gibbs toured the world with punk band Gigolo Aunts before co-founding three wine-centric restaurants in the Valley.

Musician-turned-restaurant owner David Gibbs.

Streaming Strategy

Disney’s purchase of Fox’s movie and television assets supports the Burbank company’s goal of competing online.

Disney grows bigger with close of Fox deal.

Salem’s Radio Station Sell-Off Reduces Debt

MEDIA: Broadcaster willing to shed non-core assets for the right price.

Salem Media sells assets to reduce debt.

Moms Call Mahmee

TECHNOLOGY: Maternity app finds venture capitalist investors.

Maternity app helps new mothers.


Why the C-Suite Meets in the Museum

C-Suite executives gather at Valley museum.

Roller Rink’s Summer Fun For Skaters

Pop-up facility based on popularity of temp ice-skating operation.

Couple opens pop-up skating rinks.

Toughen Up at Streaming Site

FITNESS: Openfit hosts videos to prepare for obstacle races.

Openfit distributes videos to prepare athletes for Tough Mudder.

Indy 500 Puts Face on Afrezza

Indy 500 driver with diabetes is spokesman for MannKind Corp.’s Afrezza.


News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Americana Developer’s Montecito Venture

HOSPITALITY: Caruso opens reimagined luxury hotel overlooking prime beach.

Caruso opens luxury Montecito hotel.

Cybersecurity a New Risk for Insurance Agencies

LIST: Identifying threats to intangible assets such as data presents a challenge.

Ranked by 2018 Valley-area revenue.

Valley Brand Involved in A Saucy Sale

Calabasas Capital advises seller of Bob’s Big Boy dressings.

Financial advisory Calabasas Capital has closed a deal to sell a brand with Valley roots: Bob’s Big Boy Salad Dressings and Sauces.

Chair Man of Virtual Reality’s Hardware Shop

Special Report: Entertainment

Jeffrey Travis, of virtual reality hardware firm Positron.

CRC Boosts Santa Clarita Cowboy Fest

Contest to recognize retailers for wild western decoration.

California Resources Corp. has signed on as presenting sponsor for the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.

Valley Presbyterian Unveils Emergency Facility

HOSPITAL: $14 million expansion promises to expedite rapid care.

Valley Presbyterian opens new emergency department.

New Route to Las Vegas From Burbank Airport

CARRIER: Spirit Airlines will begin three-times-a-day flights starting June 20.

Spirit Airlines starts service from Hollywood Burbank Airport.

Culture Shocks

FINANCE: B. Riley’s acquisition of two investment banks results in some costly personnel cuts and restructuring charges.

Woodland Hills-based B. Riley Financial Inc. closed two high-profile acquisitions in 2017

Cinedigm Regains Nasdaq Compliance Twice

MEDIA: Market rebound raises distributor’s share price and capitalization.

So far this month, Cinedigm Corp. has managed to regain compliance with two rules to keep its shares on the Nasdaq.

Rock’s Bullhorn

Mitch Schneider has promoted some of the music industry’s biggest acts, from the Sex Pistols to Ozzy Osbourne to Tom Petty.

Music industry publicist Mitch Schneider.