Pink Slips for Anthem IT Workers

Insurer downsizes locally while enlarging its footprint in Atlanta.

Britto Brightens Lamps Plus

Brazilian designer launches new collection for lighting retailer.

New Owner at Painting Shop

Art studio works to separate itself from the competition.

Northridge Up Next for a Porto’s Bakery Location

Turning auto repair shop into Cuban cuisine purveyor could take 18 months.

Film Rental Firm’s New Digs

Facility designed with face-to-face business meetings in mind.

Behind-the-Camera Awards

Association honors those who realize filmmakers’ visions.

Disneyland’s Galaxy Borrows From Universal

Harry Potter provides the model, but Disney may raise the wow factor bar.

Community Connector

Pegi Matsuda personifies business-civic engagement in the Valley.

Consultant and civic leader Pegi Matsuda.

VICA’s Victory Lap

Valley advocacy organization looks back at 70 years of lobbying for the interests of the region’s businesses.

VICA celebrates 70th anniversary.

China Beckons as Market for NetSol’s Software

TECHNOLOGY: Management hopeful for double-digit growth this year.

NetSol Technologies targets Chinese market.

Skin Drug Scarcity

BIOTECH: Arcutis follows a virtual model while seeking updated dermatology treatments.

Arcutis seeks updated dermatology treatments.

Orchestra Gives to Van Nuys School

Conductor Carlo Ponti Jr. pledges net subscription funds to education.

Sportsmen’s Lodge Awaits Renovation

Event center to convert to retail in $100 million makeover.

Sportsmen’s Lodge to be renovated for retail.

Techie Tries Authorship

Entrepreneur pens a humor book.

For Valley Landlords, Seismic Deadline Looms

REAL ESTATE: Owners of ‘soft story’ buildings balk at costs.

Earthquake retrofits fall short of deadline.

Farmers Flips Learning Switch

INSURANCE: Virtual reality aids in employee training program.

Farmers turns to high-tech training.

Green New Deal: What’s the Cost?

Costs of Green New Deal.

Single-Focus Shops

The San Fernando Valley is awash in unusual specialty stores.

Single-themed shops in the Valley.

Around the Valleys: May 27, 2019

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Calabasas Stays Strong in Wildfire Aftermath

Automotive, hotel developments coming post Woolsey Fire.

Calabasas stays strong in wildfire aftermath.

7-Eleven Ignites Local Backlash

Thousand Oaks’ outcry spurs project’s defeat at hearing.

During a planning commission hearing last month, the city of Thousand Oaks, in a 4-0 vote, defeated a developer’s proposed 7-Eleven Inc. convenience store on a long-unoccupied parcel of land across the street from a high school.

Glendale Brokers Unite for a Night

Reception highlights newcomers to retail, hospitality.

The city of Glendale’s Economic Development Division hosted Glendale’s Broker Reception at Eden on Brand on May 8, attracting some 60-plus attendees, primarily from the local real estate industry.

Money Meets Tech

Long considered a personal touch business, financial management firms discover that information technology has become vital to sustainable growth.

But if We Build It, They May Come

Impact of a sports stadium in Warner Center.

Student Helps Tarzana Homeless

Hospital hosts blessing ceremony for donated supplies.

Rachael Rosenberg, 13, has made a name for herself as a young philanthropist.