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Show Casts Light on Couch Maker

‘Inside Job’ scores new employee for Abbyson Living.Manufacturing: Furniture maker Abbyson Living gets reality TV stardom with an appearance on “Inside Job.”

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FDA Panel Inflates Stock

Biotech: Body advises OK for MannKind’s inhalable insulin.

Biotech: FDA advisory panel recommends approval for MannKind’s inhalable insulin.

Santa Clarita On a Mission

Trade: Economic agency organizes first China trip.

Trade: The first trade delegation from Santa Clarita to China may face competition from other cities in the county.

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Pursuing The Nuclear Option

Simi Valley auctioneer gets some hot business with San Onofre sale.

Liquidation: MRI Auctions sells off equipment from the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

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Mann’s Bionic Man

Attorney David Hankin runs the Alfred Mann Foundation, known for its medical breakthroughs.

Q&A: Chief Executive David Hankin tells how the Alfred Mann Foundation keeps the medical device pipeline full.

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Around The Valleys

News and notes from around the greater San Fernando Valley

A state Department of Motor Vehicles branch will open in Granada Hills, where the agency signed a five-year lease for about 35,000 square feet at a shopping center.

TAKE TWO - Editorial Cartoon SFVBJ - April 7, 2014

TAKE TWO - This week's Editorial Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

VALLEY BIZ SEEN - April 7, 2014

Photographs of recent business-related events in the valleys, including parties, awards dinners, benefits and other celebrations.

Minnesota Company to Buy Solid Concepts

Stratasys, an international 3-D printing company, said it plans to buy Valencia’s Solid Concepts Inc. and another private company in Texas, and will merge them with its own manufacturing subsidiary.

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Horror show

Practical special effects firms struggle in digital era.

Hollywood’s love of computer graphics has put old-fashioned visual effects companies on the hunt for new customers.

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Moorpark Brewer Crafting Expansion Beyond City

Beverages: Enegren Brewing Co. moving, adding production capacity.

Beverages: Moorpark’s only craft brewer moves to larger location.

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A New Spin On Surgery Giving It a New Spin

Medical Devices: ECA’s drivers and other surgical tools are cheaper and disposable.

Medical Devices: Disposable surgical tools could spell long-term growth for Thousand Oaks firm.

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A New Dimension

Legacy Effects is thriving in its tough entertainment niche through its pioneering use of 3-D printing technology.

Profile: 3-D printing helps Legacy Effects compete with computer graphics.

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Latest Special Effect: Producing Indie Feature

Production: A Kickstarter campaign promises to make an indie horror film without digital trickery.

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A Real Trooper

Katherine McCune’s late husband worked on ‘Star Wars.’ She’s taken his firm in directions he never would have imagined.

Q&A: Katherine McCune is moving her company from movie making to fine art creation.