SFVBJ CURRENT EDITION

MGA’s Larian Toys With a Mattel Merger

Chatsworth CEO retracts offer, citing ‘hostile’ management.

Chatsworth toy manufacturer MGA Entertainment Inc. has rescinded last month’s offer to merge with rival toy company Mattel Inc., in El Segundo, citing the company’s struggling financial position.

Black Bear Diner Caves into Simi Valley Demand

Franchisee opens 222-seat location, chain’s first in Ventura County.

Black Bear Diner has arrived in Simi Valley, bringing with it a menu of homestyle comfort food and an exorbitant amount of bear decor.

Game Gadgetry Abounds at This Year’s E3

Burbank’s Performance Design shows off multi-color controllers.

More than 66,000 people attended the three-day E3 video and computer gaming trade show this month at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Warner Bros. Greenlights Student Films

Studio funds nonprofits to teach storytelling and technology.

Warner Bros. Entertainment wrapped this month the second seasons of two in-school programs that reached more than 3,500 middle and high school students in Los Angeles Unified School District.

Hollywood Group Hires Media Veteran

Former experience includes horse race network development.

The Hollywood Professional Association has named industry veteran Phil Kubel as its director.

Comp Care

HEALTH CARE: ProHealth offers workers’ compensation programs to employers in clinics or a mobile trailer.

HEALTH CARE ProHealth Medical Group specializes in workers’ compensation cases.

Acquisitions Show Teledyne’s ‘High-End Vision’

TECHNOLOGY: Addition of 3M unit a ‘long-term core business’ for company.

MANUFACTURING Teledyne Technologies Inc. kes strategic acquisitions.

‘Virtual’ Eateries

RETAIL: Leasable kitchen facilities cater to pickup restaurants that don’t need a storefront.

RETAIL Virtual eateries use shared kitchens.

Capstone HQ Hosts IndyCar Drivers

Conor Daly, Colton Hera tour turbine factory in Van Nuys.

Capstone Turbine Corp. had a visit this month from two of its brand ambassadors.

Glendale Attorney Moves to Armenia

City Council member switches career to serve his homeland.

Zareh Sinanyan, an attorney in Glendale and a member of the City Council, has resigned his position to work for the government of Armenia.

CSUN Dean Climbs Swiss Mountains

Region’s business elite.

Plight Lingers From NoHo Fire

RETAIL: Shops seek SBA loans to rebuild damaged storefronts.

RETAIL North Hollywood businesses damaged by fire seek SBA loans.

The Strategy of Brand Recognition

Think of your favorite musician. When you hear one of their songs, even if you’ve never heard it before, you can probably recognize it as theirs.

Fed Just Keeps Harming Economy

Economic impediment of Federal Reserve policies; BrandMaps for marketing.

Glendale Site Slated for Self-Storage

$9 million purchase paves way for redevelopment.

$9 million purchase paves way for redevelopment.

Treasurer Talks Affordable Housing

Fiona Ma tells builders ‘to look at what the state has to offer’ for funding.

State treasurer gives keynote on affordable housing.

Raises for Top Executives Despite Stock Declines

LIST: Disney’s Iger takes home $65.6 million to rank No. 1 on list again.

Chief executives earn plenty in 2018.

Michael Feinstein in Studio City

Nightclub singer opens upstairs venue for top talent.

Nightclub singer opens upstairs venue for top talent.

Funrise’s Caterpillar Toy License

Van Nuys manufacturer already makes Tonka and HeroDrive play vehicles.

Dough Girl Bakes Hope in Business

Pizza parlor offers work to teens in need and vegan cuisine for customers.

Pizza shop hires teens in need.

GeoLinks Chief in FCC Group

Rural internet access an issue, pending $40 billion in funding.

Rural internet access an issue, pending $40 billion in funding.

Asset Management Meets Hollywood

Chatsworth software maker sells program to film restoration firm.

Chatsworth software maker sells program to film restoration firm.

Relocation to Burbank With Perks

Fintech company to retain on-site pedicures, dog policy and catered lunches.

Fintech company to retain on-site pedicures, dog policy and catered lunches.

Bill Codifies Dynamex

Business groups to seek ‘further exemptions.’

Business groups to seek ‘further exemptions.’