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Up in Smoke For Pot Firm?

Investments: GrowLife trades halted by manipulation fears.Investments: An SEC-imposed halt in trading could wither GrowLife’s prospects.

By Elliot Golan April 21, 2014 midnight   $$ Share
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Low Rent High Life

Vacation club tries Costco approach to luxury

Tourism: Bellazo finds an inexpensive entry to luxury vacation home rentals.

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Apollo Climbs Industry Peak

Health Care: Glendale doctors manager expands under reform.

Health Care: Apollo Medical Holdings reinvents itself as a Medicare provider.

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Credit Union Shreds to Impress

Institution seeks to attract customers by destroying documents.

Banking: Why credit unions love paper-shredding parties.

Telecommunications Company Fails to Connect

Technology: MRV is back on the Nasdaq, but shares have dipped since listing.

Technology: MRV Communications regains a listing on Nasdaq.

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Simi Valley Set to Join Race for Visitor Dollars

Marketing: City could be latest to assess hotel fee to form tourism district.

Simi Valley is close to joining the growing list of local cities to establish a tourism business improvement district, or TBID.

Decision Near on Low-Cost Mediation Service

Litigation: Proponents want funds to start service for firms and individuals.

Plans to launch a low-cost mediation service for Valley attorneys have entered the home stretch toward becoming reality.

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Life After Leno

Sure, it was a blow when ‘The Tonight Show’ moved to New York, but developer Jeff Worthe has big plans for the Media District, where he owns millions of square feet.

Development: Despite vacancies, Burbank’s Media District readies for a rebound.

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Media Stars

Jeff Worthe and his Worthe Real Estate Group have assembled a large portfolio in the Media District. Its centerpiece is the former NBC Studios, acquired in 2007 for about $250 million and renamed Burb

Map: Projects in the Burbank Media District.

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Hope for the District’s Notorious Triangular Lot

Focus: Bob Hope’s legacy lives on a small triangle of land on Olive Avenue.

Investors Shopping for Retail Centers Boost High Desert Market

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (Antelope Valley)

Improving Glendale Market Fails to Impress Industry Veteran

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (Burbank/Glendale)

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Lagging Santa Clarita Pins Hope On Growth of Owner-Users

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (Santa Clarita Valley)

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San Fernando Valley Market Stalls Even as Economy Picks Up

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (San Fernando Valley)

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Construction Project Props Up Slowly Improving Conejo Area

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (Conejo Valley)