Retail Disrupted

REGULATION: After weeks of closure, restaurants and shopping centers learn to reopen for post-pandemic customers.

After weeks of closure, restaurants and malls get ready to re-open for post-pandemic customers.

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Avery Expects Down Quarter, Quick Bounce Up

MANUFACTURING: Apparel, logistics offer company growth opportunities.

Avery Dennison Corp. expecting poor second quarter but a quick rebound.

Virtual Film Fest Keeps Vibe Alive in Shutdown

ENTERTAINMENT: Online movies fill cultural need without distribution deals.

Hola Mexico Film Festival shows movies online as pandemic delays theater screenings.

Stock Sale Offers Second Life to Second Sight

MEDICAL DEVICES: Leaders weigh options after announcing wind-down.

After winding down operations, a second life for Second Sight Medical Products.



Peter Foy Insurance Plans to Become Bigger Fish

INSURANCE: Acquisition strategy attracts equity investment for more deals.

Woodland Hills insurer Peter C. Foy & Associates Insurance Services attracts attention of private equity firm.

Adventist’s New Surgery: MitraClip

Hospital one of few to offer heart operation in market.

Adventist Health Glendale further expanded its Advanced Structural Heart Disease program

Dentists Seek Safety, Patients in Pandemic

Social distancing impossible for tooth procedures.

Dentist offers webinars on staying safe while treating patients during COVID-19 outbreak.

Promenade 2035 Project Approved by City

Entitlements for the Westfield Promenade 2035 mixed-use complex went before a May 28 hearing of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission and received unanimous approval.

Marketing Works ‘Better Together’

Competitive hospitals try collaboration for ads.

Health care organizations have seen a drop in people coming in for non-COVID health conditions

Feuer Targets Rogue Retailers

City charges 34 Valley stores for opening illegally.

Los Angles City Attorney Mike Feuer targets businesses not adhering to stay-at-home orders.

Dine Brands in CEO Search Mode

Restaurant operator to replace Steve Joyce.

Dine Brands Global Inc. is in the market for a new chief executive.

PizzaRev’s Exit From Valley Sites

COVID-19 closes outlets of build-your-own pizza chain.

PizzaRev, a Westlake Village-based franchisor of build-your-own pizzerias, has eliminated its retail presence in the San Fernando Valley and most of L.A. County because of the financial effects of COVID-19.

Amazon at Needham Ranch Site

E-commerce company takes 97,000 square feet.

Amazon.com Inc. is ready to take a major presence in the Santa Clarita Valley.

US Nuclear Eyes Moon Missions

Fusion the energy of choice for NASA space travel plans.

Radiation detection manufacturer US Nuclear Corp. is getting behind the U.S. space program.

Self-Storage Facility Opens in Camarillo

SecureSpace enters Ventura County market.

SecureSpace Self Storage has announced the grand opening of a new self storage facility in Camarillo.

Farmers Market’s Marketer Retires

Van Nuys resident recalls Caruso’s Grove development.

On May 29, Mark Panatier, who has been in charge of the marketing team, media and community relations and the construction development for the Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles — officially retired —just shy of 30 years working for owner A.F. Gilmore Co.

Glendale to Host First Pediatric Accelerator

Children’s Hospital to run health care-focused program.

PEDIATRICS Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to run health care-focused accelerator in Glendale.

Software Can Help Isolate Soundtracks

AI powers recording studio solution in Agoura Hills.

Voxiso has developed an artificial intelligence-powered audio source isolation tool to remove instrumentals or vocals from songs.

Office Building of the Future

How the coronavirus will change work in an office once the economy returns to full speed.

In this special report, the Business Journal has talked with professionals from a number of disciplines involved in the office market to collect their thoughts on how office space will be transformed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Finance Ahead of Curve

Tenant rep advises not to spend money on office configurations until air clears.

For Encino accounting firm Rose Snyder & Jacobs LLC, the work-from-home model has shown promise during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, for some accountants, there’s no place like the office.

Landlord-Tenant Talks

Real estate attorneys see vacancy and rent concessions in negotiations.

Real estate attorneys are seeing their fair share of renegotiations right now between commercial landlords and tenants in an effort to ease economic tensions stemming from the COVID-19 closures.

Fewer People, More Space

Architects and builders see continued need for centralized workplaces.

One casualty of the coronavirus may be the open office configurations which thrived until 2020, but the work-from-home fade isn’t going to replace centralized workspace, according to designers, architects and builders interviewed by the Business Journal.

Some Shrink, Others Spread

Property managers and landlords see split market for space, based on different sectors.

So what will the office of the future be like in the San Fernando Valley after the coronavirus pandemic has diminished or gone away?

L.A. Program May Violate Privacy

Whether it’s the 405 Freeway from the San Fernando Valley past LAX continuing down to Long Beach, the 5 Freeway through Burbank and into the heart of Los Angeles, or any other traffic corridor connecting the Valley to the surrounding centers of commerce, normally you’re guaranteed to face some of the worst traffic congestion in the country.