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Club Operator Hits New Stage

MUSIC: Lance Sterling adds venue to compete with bigger rivals.Pasadena’s nightlife is the next stage for Agoura Hills night club owner.

By Stephanie Henkel February 8, 2016 midnight   $$ Share

Business Events Calendar

Business Events throughout the Valleys.

Comcast Acquires DreamWorks for $3.8 Billion

Comcast Corp. made it official Thursday that it will acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. in a deal valued at $3.8 billion.

Gannett Offers to Buy Tribune for $815 Million

Gannett Co. on Monday offered to buy Tribune Publishing Co. for about $815 million, including the assumption of $390 million in Tribune debt.

Return of ‘Action!’: Filming Up 11% in L.A.

On-location filming for feature films and television increased in the first quarter, according to a report released Tuesday by FilmL.A., showing the continuing influence of the state’s production tax credit program.

Women-Owned Valley Firms Make Fast-Growth List

Two San Fernando Valley companies made it on the Women Presidents’ Organization’s 50-fastest growing women-owned businesses list this year.

Verizon Buys Into DreamWorks’ New Media Venture

Verizon Communications Inc. has acquired a stake in multi-platform media company AwesomenessTV, it was announced Wednesday.

Iger’s Heir Apparent Leaving Mouse House

Thomas Staggs, considered the likely successor to Chief Executive Robert Iger at the Walt Disney Co., is stepping down as Chief Operating Officer, it was announced Monday.

Salem Media Buys Another Finance Website

Salem Media Group on Monday announced it has acquired finance newsletter Retirement Watch, a website that offers advice and resources to retirees.

Preview: Porn Industry Widens Focus

For decades, the San Fernando Valley was the epicenter of pornographic film production, taking on nicknames such as “the porn capital of the world,” “the San Pornando Valley” or simply “Porn Valley.” But today, much of the industry has evaporated.

Rams Sign Deal to Move to Thousand Oaks

It’s official. The L.A. Rams are moving to Thousand Oaks, at least temporarily.

CrowdGather Sells Gaming Unit

CrowdGather Inc. has sold off its social gaming subsidiary to a Nevada company in a deal valued at $3.5 million.

PR Agency to Promote Quail

JMPR Public Relations has been named the public relations agency of record for The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, the company announced Tuesday.

InterMedia Hires New VP

InterMedia Advertising has hired media public speaker Nick Cavarra as vice president of new business development.

Daily News Parent to Buy Freedom Communications

A federal judge has approved the sale of Orange County Register parent company Freedom Communications Inc. of Santa Ana to Digital First Media, which owns the Los Angeles Daily News, among other newspapers.

Publisher Named for Business Journal

Charles Crumpley, the longtime editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal, has been named editor and publisher of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. The change will be effective Monday.