Business Events Calendar

Business Events throughout the Valleys.

Newsom Signs Anti-Gig Worker Bill

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 into law today, a decision designed to transform many independent contract workers in the state to employees and affecting many businesses – such as ride sharing services.

Mayor Garcetti Speaks at United Chambers Event

About 400 people appeared at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills on Wednesday as the United Chambers of Commerce held its 15th Annual Richard Leyner Mayor’s Luncheon with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as keynote speaker.

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Kretek International Spins Off Subsidiary

Kretek International Inc., a Moorpark-based importer and distributor of tobacco products, announced yesterday the formation of a subsidiary called DRYFT Sciences LLC.

Medtronic, Novo in Partnership

Medtronic Inc. has announced plans to work with global health care company Novo Nordisk in the diabetes management space.

Alibaba Taking Semtech’s Technology

Semtech Corp. is providing its long-range, low-power technology to Alibaba Cloud, a leading cloud services provider in China for use in an internet-of-things-enabled location tracker.

Sun Valley Warehouse Sells for $2 Million

An industrial property in Sun Valley has sold for $2.06 million, or $339 a square foot.

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L.A. Mission College Dean Killed

Darlene Montes, the dean of academic affairs at Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar, was killed Monday morning at her home at Rancho Cucamonga. She was 49.

Sienna Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in Westlake Village, on Tuesday announced it has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization.

Home Health Provider Buys in Woodland Hills

A 20,557-square-foot office building in Woodland Hills has sold for $5.87 million or about $286 a square foot.

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Solar-Powered Drone Takes First Flight

AeroVironment Inc. completed the first flight of its Hawk30 solar powered high-altitude platform-station drone at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in the Antelope Valley.

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Former Manager of CBS Credit Union Sentenced

Edward Rostohar, 62, of Studio City, has been sentenced to 14 years and one month in federal prison for his involvement in a 20-year embezzlement in which investigators said he stole an estimated $25 million from the now-defunct CBS Employees Federal Credit Union, the Los Angeles Times reported today.

New Commissioner for Burbank Airport Authority

Glendale City Councilman Vrej Agajanian has been appointed to the commission of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner of Hollywood Burbank Airport.

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Preview: Railyard Could Displace Irreplaceable Businesses

Van Nuys business owners await their fate with an incoming maintenance railyard.

Preview: Valley producers aim to shape the future economy with ‘The Great Disruptors.’

San Fernando Valley producers present "The Great Disruptors."

City Managers Discuss Business, Homelessness Challenges

Four city managers of communities in the Conejo Valley area discussed their respective challenges and opportunities Friday morning at the first event in this season’s Corporate Leaders Breakfast Series put on by California Lutheran University.

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VCH Operates Valley College Health Center

Valley Community Healthcare and Los Angeles Valley College on Friday celebrated the grand opening of the school’s Student Health Center, located on campus near the student union and cafeteria.

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Amazon Grocery Destined for Warner Center?

The former Toys-R-Us location at 6245 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in the Warner Center in Woodland Hills is reportedly slated to become an Amazon grocery store.

Company Shuttering Valencia Location

AmerisourceBergen, a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Pennsylvania, is shutting down its Valencia location, laying off 93 employees.

Dreyer’s Facility in Chatsworth to Close

Nestlé USA Inc. is shutting down its Dreyer’s Ice Cream facility in Chatsworth that will result in 47 employees losing their jobs.