SFVBJ CURRENT EDITION

Small Homes, Big Market

Real Estate: Affordability issue, land scarcity make little housing projects a growing trend.

Small lot law makes single-family homes more affordable.

Big Start to Year at West Valley Boys & Girls Clubs

GOVERNANCE: Youth group names new chief executive and five board members.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the West Valley Boys & Girls Clubs in Canoga Park – and if the next six months are anything like the first six, 2017 will be remembered as an action-packed year.

From Farm Warehouse to Soundstages in AV

production: Former fruit facility now available for filming in Littlerock.

On the outskirts of the Antelope Valley in Littlerock sits a former fruit packing plant that has become something else – the only soundstages found in the valley.

Medtronic Advances Insulin Pump Technology

MEDICAL DEVICE: First gadget with hybrid closed loop offers to automate delivery.

A new device has hit the market for people with Type 1 diabetes, allowing for better management of glucose levels with a lot less work.

Glendale Project Appeals to Artists as Tenants

residential: Affordable housing complex features music rooms and gallery.

Artists seeking lower apartment rents in Glendale’s art district have a new, aesthetically pleasing apartment complex designed with them in mind.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Calendar

Calendar of events

PAGA: Funny Name, Dire Results

The onerous consequences to employers of PAGA lawsuits.

Labor Reform That Makes Sense

Newly proposed laws show labor is adapting to the new ways of working.

Rising Star Accountants

What it takes to rise to the top of the profession.

Shashi Mirpuri

Star Accountant Shashi Mirpuri

Nicholas Sanchez

Star Accountant Nicholas Sanchez

Josh Diamond

Star Accountant Josh Diamond

Christopher Passmore

Star Accountant Christopher Passmore

Elaina Kogan

Star Accountant Elaina Kogan

Tina Lazaroff

Star Accountant Tina Lazaroff

Jackie Adams-Ings

Star Accountant Jackie Adams-Ings

Matthew Sprague

Star Accountant Matthew Sprague

Mark Demos

Star Accountant Mark Demos

Firm Delivers Bed in a Box

MANUFACTURING: Mattresses beat stiff online competition.

The bed-in-a-box concept has made Relief-Mart in Calabasas an Amazon favorite.

Fix for Bedsores

MEDICAL DEVICE: Lift prevents pain for patients, caregivers.

By making immobile patients easier to move, the makers of Boemba hope to relieve bedsores.

Video Links Keyes to Car Buyers

AUTOMOTIVE: Program logs 30 percent conversion rate.

To connect personally with online car shoppers, Keyes Auto Group implements interactive video car tours.

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Teen Taps Peer Group For Startup

Friends’ feedback guides design of functional swimwear.

Teen fashion designer launches functional bikini line.

Which Pitch Won at CSUN ‘Shark Tank’?

Student entrepreneurs compete for services and seed money.

CSUN’s pitch contest for startups features seed-money prizes.

Theme Parks Now Want Moving Parts

Sun Valley firm hires engineer to build mechanical attractions.

Stage and lighting company LA ProPoint brings mechanical engineering in house to build bigger, faster and pricier attractions.