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News and notes from the greater San Fernando ValleyA Newbury Park Walgreens location has changed hands for $15.7 million, brokerage Colliers International announced Jan. 25.

Cal/OSHA: Employers Must Protect Workers From Wildfire Smoke

Cal/OSHA issued an advisory to employers on Tuesday that they must protect their workers if working conditions include exposure to wildfire smoke.

Gas Leak Confirmed in Aliso Canyon

Residents near the Alison Canyon gas facility in Porter Ranch have reported the smell of natural gas.

Ventura County Retail Sales Suffer From Thomas Fire

The winter holidays are typically the jolliest time of the year for the region’s small businesses, but the Thomas Fire has dealt a setback to Ventura County’s retail and service sector that will likely spill over into the coming year.

Limoneira Escapes Major Fire Damage

Limoneira Co. has issued a statement that its crops escaped substantial damage from the Southern California wildfires.

New Hotel Part of Downtown Lancaster Upgrade

The city of Lancaster and InSite Development are moving on to the next phase of the resurgence of the downtown area with a new hotel and remodeling of existing businesses.

Metro to Hear from Businesses It May Uproot

Metro said Wednesday it has scheduled an additional meeting to hear the deepening concerns of more than 100 Van Nuys businesses that could be displaced by a proposed train maintenance yard that would be part of an expanded transit system.

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.

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Taking Out Trash

New facility aims to let less go to waste

Impacts from Sun Valley’s new waste-processing plant.

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Back to Earth for Stellar Observatory?

Supporters seeing stars over possible grounding of SOFIA.

Aerospace: A NASA research project in Palmdale faces defunding.

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Students Get Industrial With Project

Northrop-sponsored science competition eyes future workers.

Education: A science fair could yield future employees for Northrop Grumman.

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A New Brand Of Cheese Whizzes

Artisan shops opening around the Valley in latest gourmet trend.

Food: Cheese entrepreneurs are opening stores across the Valley.

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Media Stars

Jeff Worthe and his Worthe Real Estate Group have assembled a large portfolio in the Media District. Its centerpiece is the former NBC Studios, acquired in 2007 for about $250 million and renamed Burb

Map: Projects in the Burbank Media District.

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Investors Shopping for Retail Centers Boost High Desert Market

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (Antelope Valley)

Lagging Santa Clarita Pins Hope On Growth of Owner-Users

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (Santa Clarita Valley)

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San Fernando Valley Market Stalls Even as Economy Picks Up

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (San Fernando Valley)

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