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Stepping Out

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Accountant’s Gift Boosts CSUN’s Business School

A $5 million gift from accounting leader Harvey Bookstein and his wife, Harriet – both California State University, Northridge alumni – has pushed CSUN over the top in its two-year campaign to raise $25 million for its business college, the school has announced.

SoCalGas Reaches $4 Million Settlement

The Southern California Gas Company has pled no contest to a misdemeanor violation as part of a $4 million settlement with state prosecutors. The utility was charged with failing to alert authorities in a timely manner of a gas leak at its Aliso Canyon facility in October, which forced 8,000 Porter Ranch residents from their homes.

BYD Expands Lancaster Factory

BYD Motors Inc. broke ground Tuesday on the second phase of its manufacturing facility in Lancaster to meet rising demand for its electric vehicles.

HFL Law Opens Century City Office

Litigation firm HFL Law Group of Encino is opening a new office in Century City.

Local ITT Campuses Shut Down

ITT Technical Institute in Sylmar and Oxnard have closed following an announcement Tuesday by parent company ITT Educational Services Inc. that all campuses nationwide cease operations.

Preview: The 24/7 Extrovert

Louis Perry promotes himself along with his security firm.

Farmers Appoints HR Chief

Farmers Insurance Group, based in Woodland Hills, has named Suzie Elliott its new head of human resources.

Immigration Scammer Convicted

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer on Friday announced that his office has convicted Gloria Dora Saucedo and her Panorama City business for illegally practicing law and providing paralegal services.

NoHo Tunnel Connects Red Line, Orange Line

A new pedestrian tunnel opened on Monday between the Red Line subway and the Orange Line busway in North Hollywood.

Earnings: Qualstar, BNK

Qualstar narrows its losses, while BNK's grows wider on volatile oil prices.

DineEquity Serves Up Hard-to-Digest Earnings

DineEquity, the Glendale-based operator of Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants, on Wednesday reported a worse-than-expected dip in revenue in the second quarter amid disappointing same-restaurant sales.

College of the Canyons Names Workforce Development VP

College of the Canyons has appointed a new vice president of economic and business development.

Valley's First Floor & Decor Opens

The San Fernando Valley’s first Floor & Decor opened for business in West Hills Thursday.

Family Won’t Sue Disney Over Son’s Death

The family of a toddler killed by an alligator at a Walt Disney Co. resort in Orlando will not sue the company.

Preview: Gas Leak Yields Windfall of Work

With the gas leak in Aliso Canyon plugged, a geyser of lawsuits has erupted to provide work for local law firms – and perhaps rewrite the rules for complex litigation going forward.