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Gas Leak Triggers Business Class Action Suit

Two Porter Ranch businesses filed a class-action lawsuit against SoCal Gas Co. and parent company Sempra Energy over the Aliso Canyon gas leak that has left thousands of residents displaced and the neighborhood in a state of economic disarray.

Glendale Law Firm Merger

Christie Parker & Hale LLP in Glendale announced Monday that it has merged with Phoenix’s Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP to become Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP.

PSI Acquires Testing Firm

Professional testing firm PSI Services has acquired Applied Measurement Professionals, a competitor providing assessment services to government agencies, professional associations and private industry.

Porter Ranch Declared in State of Emergency

A state of emergency was declared Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Advisors in regards to the gas leak in Porter Ranch.

Businesses Quickly Adapt to LAUSD Closure

Local businesses on Tuesday responded quickly to the unexpected closing of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Gas Company Responds to Porter Ranch Leak

Southern California Gas Co. executives say they are doing what they can to ameliorate the effects of the gas leak near Porter Ranch that has been ongoing since late October and appears likely to continue for several months.

LegalZoom Buys British Law Firm

LegalZoom Legal Services Ltd., the U.K. division of Inc. in Glendale, announced on Tuesday that it is purchasing British law firm Beaumont Legal for an undisclosed amount.

UberEntrepreneurs Launches in SoCal Region

The initiative is designed to spotlight small business owners who double as Uber drivers.

PennyMac Financial Narrowly Misses Estimates

PennyMac Financial Services Inc. narrowly missed analyst expectations for net income and revenue Thursday.

PennyMac Increases Earnings, Revenue

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust on Wednesday reported higher revenue and net income for the third quarter.

Survey: L.A. Companies Expect to Boost Hiring

Prospects for job seekers in Los Angeles look promising for the next six months.

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Low Rent High Life

Vacation club tries Costco approach to luxury

Tourism: Bellazo finds an inexpensive entry to luxury vacation home rentals.

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Up in Smoke For Pot Firm?

Investments: GrowLife trades halted by manipulation fears.

Investments: An SEC-imposed halt in trading could wither GrowLife’s prospects.

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Apollo Climbs Industry Peak

Health Care: Glendale doctors manager expands under reform.

Health Care: Apollo Medical Holdings reinvents itself as a Medicare provider.

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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.