Big Dealer

Large truck inventory is key to driving in customers from throughout the Southern California region.

Dealership in Lancaster building country’s largest Ram truck center.

Learning Strategist

New dean seeks to build CSUN’s business school on strong accounting and entrepreneurship programs.

Chandra Subramaniam takes over as the business school dean at CSUN.

Recurring TV Shows Get State Film Tax Credits

PRODUCTION: Funding round includes shows that relocate to state.

State tax credit program attracts TV shows from other states.

‘Advanced’ AI Firm Moving into Health Care

MEDICAL: Glendale firm appoints business development chief.

Glendale artificial intelligence company expands into health technology.

KCET Chief to Head DeGeneres’ Media Firm

MEDIA: During 3-year term, Riley helped KCET’s ratings and revenue.

Former KCETLink chief executive moves on to Ellen DeGeneres’ media firm.

Cluster Effect

Bioscience firms continue to take root in Conejo and Santa Clarita

Life science clusters are gaining momentum in Conejo and Santa Clarita valleys

Santa Clarita’s Economic Forecast: Still Sunny

OUTLOOK: New hospital projects, industrial sites, to stimulate growth.

A booming 2018: That’s the trajectory for Santa Clarita as it continues growth in all sectors.

Warner Center Buildout

Ambitious millennial-minded, multi-site projects contribute to create a walkable ‘downtown’ in Woodland Hills.

Valley builder constructing a network of five mixed-use buildings in Warner Center.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Bullet Train Losing Business Folks

Do you know what really was deflating when California’s High-Speed Rail Authority issued its latest report a few weeks ago?

Revive Redevelopment Agencies

As I was driving home the other day through Van Nuys, I passed an abandoned vacant lot.

Coverage Is Confusing for Non-English Speakers

Health CARE: NoHo firm helps plans communicate in culture.

NoHo company specializes in communications for non-English-speaking patients.

Conejo Conflict

Development: Pair of projects face pushback from residents.

Mixed-use projects in Calabasas and Agoura Hills stir up locals.

LED Dimmer’s Bright Future

Northridge company intends to reconfigure fluorescent lighting with dimmers.

Golfers’ Talk Fills Slot on Radio Dial

Woodland Hills-based network airs show on sports, travel, lifestyle.

Three Valley golfers host a syndicated show.

The Number

6,500 Acres of commercial land available in Antelope Valley

Burger Spot Thinks Small

Franchising: Encino restaurateur believes fast-foodies want variety on a bun.

Sherman Oaks-based fast-food chain sets its sights on California’s burger market.

Bad Quarter, Bumpy Drop for AeroVironment

AVIATION: Tax liability pushes defense manufacturer to a loss.

Analyst updates on Aerovironment.

Change on the Menu

Different cuisine, new locations, social media – they’re part of the rebranding campaign at Applebee’s.

Glendale corporation changes more than its name under new leadership.

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Insuring Success

Former ‘Dallas’ actress Danone Simpson finds purpose in helping people understand their insurance benefits.

Danone Simpson talks about her journey from TV actress to insurance executive.

Bar Association Night Honors Best of the Bench

AWARDS: Judges take home trophies for hard work on growing caseloads.

Bar association honors the honorable at ‘Judges Night’ awards ceremony.

Students Rethink Artificial Intelligence at AI Jam

INNOVATION: At month-long event, speaker tells ‘where the future is going.’

Students compete to address applications of artificial intelligence.

High Prices Elsewhere Drive Investors to Valley

REAL ESTATE: Low vacancy for retail space forecast to push up rents this year.

New shops at Valencia Town Center.

Brokers See Higher Rates in Disaster Aftermath

LIST: Cybercrime joins natural disasters as major cause for filing claims.

Insurance brokers identify industry trends for 2018.

CBRE: Outlook Up, but So Are Interest Rates

Research: New tax law will help real estate but higher rates may hurt.

Economist forecast anticipates impact from automated vehicles.