Ventura County Thomas Fire Cancels Business Meeting

The Thomas Fire has caused the Ventura County Economic Development Association to cancel its annual holiday party.

Amgen to Support FDA Approval for Biocartis Cancer Test

Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks has agreed to provide operational and financial support to Belgium-based Biocartis Group in its pursuit of Food and Drug Administration approval for a test that compliments Amgen’s metastatic colon cancer drug Vectibix, or panitumumab.

Film Rental House to Auction Off Memorabilia, Equipment

North Hollywood film equipment rental house Birns & Sawyer Inc. plans to auction off equipment and Hollywood memorabilia, the company has announced.

Westlake Village IT Firm Acquired

Information technology company Independent Technology Group has been acquired by InterVision Systems, the companies have announced.

FDA Approves Label Expansion for Amgen's Repatha

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Amgen Inc.’s drug Repatha as a prevention for heart attacks in patients with cardiovascular disease, potentially enlarging the customer base for the drug.

Bethany Mayer Resigns as Ixia President

Bethany Mayer resigned as president of the Ixia Solutions Group of Keysight Technologies Inc. effective Friday.

Paralysis Partnership for Antelope Valley Hospital

The Antelope Valley Hospital has partnered with a local nonprofit to provide support to newly paralyzed patients.

Azteca America Bought by New York Investment Firm

New York investment company HC2 Holdings Inc. has acquired Azteca America, the Spanish-language television network based in Glendale, the company announced Thursday.

Bankrupt Zetta Jet Closes After Judge Nixes Financing

A U.S. bankruptcy court has rejected new financing for Zetta Jet Pte. Ltd. and the company will cease operations Thursday, according to media reports.

Jet Edge Plans Move to New Headquarters

Aircraft charter and management firm Jet Edge International will relocate to a new headquarters building at Van Nuys Airport.

FilmL.A. Issues First Report on Soundstage, Backlot Production

Television series accounted for a majority of filming on soundstages and studio backlots in 2016, according to a new study released Thursday by FilmL.A. The study marks the first time FilmL.A. has analyzed production activity on soundstages and backlots.

Garcetti Talks Jobs, Transportation at Valley Business Lunch

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke to Valley business leaders Wednesday to garner support for his initiatives at the United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley’s yearly Mayor’s Luncheon.

New Hotel Part of Downtown Lancaster Upgrade

The city of Lancaster and InSite Development are moving on to the next phase of the resurgence of the downtown area with a new hotel and remodeling of existing businesses.

Semtech Slumps on Quarterly Results, Outlook

Semtech Corp. announced results for its fiscal third quarter and guidance that sent its stock down sharply Wednesday.

Goddard Group CEO Takes Leave Amid Sex Allegations

Gary Goddard has taken an immediate leave of absence from his eponymous entertainment design firm under a cloud of suspicion after being accused of sexual abuse by actor Anthony Edwards.

Credit Union Buys Burbank Office Building

An office building in Burbank has sold to Burbank City Federal Credit Union for $3.75 million, according to brokerage Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura.

Wesco Misses Wall St. Estimates

Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. missed Wall Street estimates on adjusted earnings and revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter.

Fed Committee OKs Cinedigm Investment

A federal government committee will take no action on a deal involving a Hong Kong investment firm’s majority interest in entertainment content distributor Cinedigm Corp. in Sherman Oaks.

Doheny Eye Institute Buys Former Avery Dennison HQ

Doheny Eye Institute of Boyle Heights has acquired a four-story Pasadena office building for $50 million, according to brokerage Charles Dunn Co.

Coinstar Kiosks to Display Provision Holographs

Provision Interactive Technologies Inc. will incorporate its 3D holographic displays into kiosks operated by Coinstar LLC.