L.A. County Introduces COVID Compliance Program for Businesses

Business owners can now sign up for a COVID-19 safety compliance program through Los Angeles County, the Public Health Department said.

Preview: Cartoon Valley

With the rest of the entertainment industry stalled, animation expands its footprint.

Preview: An MBA in Unusual Times

Schools teach virtually to an eager incoming class of students.

Newsom Signs Bills to Support Small Business

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law three bills that will offer support for small businesses and construction projects affected by the coronavirus.

Northrop's $13.3 Billion Contract for ICBMs Brings Work to Valley

Northrop Grumman received this week a Pentagon contract to engineer and manufacture an updated intercontinental ballistic missile system.

Pair of Valley Apartments Sold for $11 Million

Colliers International recently closed two multifamily deals in the San Fernando Valley — one in Van Nuys, the other in North Hollywood — for a combined price of $11 million.

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UNest Acquires Cash Gifting App

College savings app UNest, based in North Hollywood, announced Wednesday it has acquired Littlefund, another money gifting and savings app.

Volkswagen Moving into Ventura County

Volkswagen Group of America Inc. is moving a test center and related operations into the new Oxnard Engineering Campus in Ventura County.

Enrollment Steady in Cal Lutheran’s Grad Programs

The pandemic and temporary move to virtual learning has not negatively impacted graduate program interest at California Lutheran University, a spokesperson for the college said, with enrollment remaining the same as last year at 1,225 students for the fall term.

Glendale Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Scheme

Glendale lawyer Rudy Dekermenjian, 42, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges related to a scheme in which a bank was defrauded into processing payments for a merchant whose account had been closed by the bank’s risk department.

Disney, Warner Bros. Settle VidAngel Copyright Lawsuit

Walt Disney Co. and Warner Bros Entertainment have settled a copyright lawsuit with a company that has a technology for editing out undesired content from movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

After 15 Years, Housing Project Approved in Simi Valley

Simi Valley Planning Commission has approved phase I of the 184-home Lost Canyons project, according to city records.

Calabasas Firm Changes Name to Oberg Law Group

A Calabasas law firm has changed its name to Oberg Law Group, thanks to the addition of Madison Oberg as partner.

Chambers of Commerce Eligible for City’s COVID Grants

Chambers of commerce are now eligible to apply for grants through the Los Angeles Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund.

Rent-Controlled Multifamily in NoHo Trades for $3.5 Million

A 16-unit apartment property in North Hollywood has sold for $3.5 million, or $218,750 per unit.

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Santa Clarita Trio Charged in Diversity Recruiting Scam

Three Santa Clarita Valley residents have been charged in federal court on allegations of embezzling $1.7 million from a company in a scheme involving diversity recruitment and hiring.

BYD Deal Adds Transit Agencies to State Contract

BYD Motors Inc. announced this week its participation in a statewide contract to allow U.S. transit agencies to leverage California’s purchasing contract to buy its battery-electric motor coaches.

Westcord Broker Denny Bloom Dies

Longtime Westcord Commercial Group real estate broker Dennis “Denny” Bloom died Aug. 19, according to the company.

Cinedigm Finds Business Audience for Bob Ross Channel

Cinedigm Corp. has signed an agreement with Atmosphere, a streaming service for businesses, to distribute the Bob Ross Channel.

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Australian Avocado Farms Adopt Semtech Monitoring System

Semtech has supplied its long-range, low-power technology to two Australian companies to deploy in avocado plantations.