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Solar-Powered Drone Takes First Flight

AeroVironment Inc. completed the first flight of its Hawk30 solar powered high-altitude platform-station drone at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in the Antelope Valley.

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Prison for Head of Van Nuys 'Delivery Service' That Distributed Heroin

Sigifredo Gurrola Barrientos of Sylmar was sentenced Monday to nearly 20 years in federal prison for managing “Manny’s Delivery Service,” a drug distribution ring posing as a delivery company in Van Nuys.

Grocery Workers Union Deal May Avert Strike

Details of the contract weren’t released pending the vote, but union leadership recommended ratification. Results for the vote are expected Sept. 12.

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Global Bakeries Consolidates With Van Nuys Acquisition

Global Bakeries LLC in Pacoima has acquired Better Baking Co., a manufacturer and distributor of food products in Van Nuys, for an undisclosed amount.

Apex Inks Licensing Deals for Tony Hawk Brand

Apex Global Brands announced last week several licensing agreements that will widen the availability of its Tony Hawk clothing brand.

Teledyne Acquires Microscopic Foundry

A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. has acquired a microelectromechanical systems foundry based in Canada.

rePlanet Recycling Centers Close

Recycling center operator rePlanet LLC has closed all its recycling and processing facilities in California, including locations in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Conejo and Antelope valleys.

Kim Kardashian to Launch Undergarment Line

Calabasas-based reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is slated to launch a new line of shapewear undergarments, dubbed Skims, on Sept. 10.

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Galpin Unveils $2.5 Million Electric Lotus

Galpin Motors unveiled the world’s most powerful electric car Thursday at its Galpin Lotus dealership in North Hills.

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AeroVironment Wins $45 Million Army Contract for Unmanned Systems

AeroVironment has received a $45 million contract from the Army to produce RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft systems for its security force assistance brigades.

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Capstone Receives Grid Certification in U.K.

Capstone Turbine Corp. has been certified to the United Kingdom Energy Networks Association G99 grid connection standard.

Earnings: Interlink Electronics, Tix Corp.

Interlink Electronics Inc. reported a decrease in earnings and revenue for the second quarter.

Thermo Fisher Consolidates Operations in West Hills

Thermo Fisher Scientific officially launched its transplant diagnostics division in West Hills with a grand opening celebration.

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New NASA Program Yields Work for Aerojet

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been chosen by NASA to be part of a new program to develop capabilities to benefit future space missions.

CRC Shares Plummet After Earnings Miss

California Resources Corp.’s stock price has fallen more than 22 percent since the Chatsworth oil and gas exploration firm released earnings.

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