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Southest Asian Country Buys AeroVironment's Raven Drones

AeroVironment Inc. has received a contract valued at $6.4 million from a Southeast Asian military customer for additional Raven unmanned aircraft.

Layoffs as Amcor Rigid Packaging Closes Chatsworth Plant

Fifty-eight employees of Amcor Rigid Packaging USA will lose their jobs starting in December as the company closes its Chatsworth plant.

Teledyne Wins Navy Contract for Combat Submersible

A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. received a follow-on production contract to make a manned combat vehicle for the U.S. Navy.

AeroVironment Introduces Beefed Up Version of Puma Drone

AeroVironment Inc. has introduced a new version of its Puma hand-launched drone for military customers.

Interlink Electronics Considers Return to Major Stock Exchange

Less than a year after voluntarily delisting itself from the Nasdaq, Interlink Electronics Inc. is considering returning to a U.S. or foreign stock exchange.

CBD Daily Adds Ingestibles to Brand Portfolio

The founders of CBD Daily, a hemp-based skincare company in Chatsworth, has added Fleurtiva to its portfolio of brands.

Ceramics Plant Closure to End 268 Jobs in Ventura

All 268 employees of the CoorsTek Inc. ceramics manufacturing plant in Ventura will lose their jobs when the plant permanently closes later this month.

Apex Global Expands from Fashion to Cannabis

Apex Global Brands, the apparel licensing company in Sherman Oaks formerly named Cherokee, has partnered with a cannabis company in Florida to enter the CBD market.

Manufacturing Innovator Leonard Moore Dies

Leonard Moore, founder of a San Fernando Valley manufacturer of instruments for industrial process automation, died on Sept. 6.

Valley Vape Companies Reach Settlement With L.A. City Attorney

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Friday a four-year settlement with two vaping products companies in the San Fernando Valley that includes payment of a $350,000 penalty.

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.