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Jim Cathcart was a college drop-out with little ambition when a five-minute radio program by Earl Nightingale inspired him to change his life.

Poole & Shaffery Name Two Partners

Santa Clarita-based Poole & Shaffery on Wednesday announced it has promoted two of its attorneys – Jaion Chung and Kimberly Moore – to partners in the firm.

PSI Acquires Academic Testing Service

Professional testing firm PSI Services has acquired Software Secure Inc., a testing firm for grade and high schools and higher education, the companies announced Tuesday.

Pepperdine Announces New Graduate Degree in Real Estate

Amid the L.A. area’s burgeoning, post-Great Recession real estate market, Pepperdine University has announced a new master’s degree in real estate investing and financing.

On Assignment Names President in Succession Plan

On Assignment Inc. has promoted Ted Hanson to the position of president, the company announced on Tuesday.

Camarillo Firm Buys Du Pont's Food Safety Business

A Ventura County food safety testing firm has acquired the safety diagnostics business of DuPont & Co.

Trucking Website Expands With News Site

West Hills truck-driver job board Trucking Unlimited has bought the news site TruckingIndustry.news, the company announced.

Biotech Expert Joins Glendale Law Firm

Law firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie on Thursday announced that attorney Sal Wakil will join its Glendale office as an associate in the intellectual property practice group.

SoCalGas Settles Gas Leak Case with Prosecutors

A judge on Tuesday certified a $4 million settlement between Los Angeles County prosecutors and Southern California Gas Co., clearing the company of a criminal charge related to a gas leak at its Aliso Canyon storage facilities.

Cal Lutheran Creates Business Mentorship Posts

Two veteran business leaders have been tapped to fill the new executive-in-residence and entrepreneur-in-residence posts at California Lutheran University’s School of Management, the college announced Monday.

Lancaster Charter School Buys Campus for $2.6 Million

Life Source International Charter School in Lancaster has bought the building it has occupied for three years.

Warehouse Apprentice Program Launches in Santa Clarita

College of the Canyons and AMS Fulfillment Inc. have partnered to offer California’s first apprenticeships in warehousing and shipping, the college announced Thursday.

College Pays $7 Million for Camarillo Office Building

Ventura County Community College District in the city of Ventura has bought a top-notch office building in Camarillo for its new headquarters, according to commercial real estate brokerage NAI Capital Inc. in Encino.

Crednology Buys E-Waste Recycler

Crednology Holding Corp. announced Monday the acquisition of California Recycles Inc., an e-waste recycling company in a deal valued at $250,000.

College of the Canyons Renews Training Contract

The California Employment Training Panel, or ETP, a statewide workforce development program, has awarded a contract valued at roughly $550,000 to the College of the Canyons Employee Training Institute, the college announced Wednesday.