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Energy: Palmdale sells rights to power facility to private developer.
ENERGY: Palmdale sells the rights to a solar plant for $27.4 million. Good riddance.
Biotech: Lower costs, improved acuity next hurdles for Second Sight.
BIOTECH: The blind may see after a Sylmar company gets FDA approval for its bionic eye.
Manufacturing: Cooper moving operations to Denver, laying off 69.
MANUFACTURING: Cooper Lighting will close its Van Nuys plant and lay off nearly 70 workers.
Biotech: Avita Medical technology harvests cells for spray-on repairs.
Avita Medical wants to bring a skin regeneration spray to a doctor’s office near you.
Television: Magic Ruby spun off from legendary movie film company.
There are a lot of tech companies flooding the second screen marketplace, but Burbank startup Magic Ruby thinks the industry has room to grow.
News and notes from around the greater San Fernando Valley
Jo-Ann Stores Inc. is set to open a new location just a few months after closing at its previous location.
EDITOR: Arguments for medical marijuana get lost in the haze.
Op-ed: Valley industry group argues for expanding the ‘California Grown’ label program to manufacturing.
California leads the nation in economic output in agriculture and manufacturing, but these two sectors have been hit hard in recent years.
Manufacturing: Swiss firm offers premium for Camarillo’s Power-One.
MANUFACTURING: The $1 billion sale of Camarillo company Power-One Inc. may mean solar is on its way back up.
Transportation: Chinese battery and vehicle maker BYD Co. Ltd. will use its new Lancaster properties to develop electric buses for area transit systems.
Paint line names colors after studio’s classic characters.
RETAIL: Paints based on Walt Disney Co. characters will soon hit Walmart shelves.
DreamWorks looks to take Trolls for spin in animated movie.
FRANCISE: DreamWorks Animation plans to roll out a new franchise based on the Troll toy line.
Fortune cookies have some choice words about life in L.A.
FOOD: Ray Richmond’s Super Accurate Fortune Cookies tell it like it is.
Retail: Laney Vivo’s store is packed with used designer duds. She wants yours in exchange.
RETAIL: A membership to Agoura Hills boutique Laney’s Closet means sharing high-end clothes without paying top dollar.