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Attorneys Join Encino Firm

Encino-based law firm Greenberg & Bass just added two senior counsels, Martin Rudoy and Benjamin Seigel.

On Assignment Launches $150 Million Buyback Program

On Assignment Inc.’s board approved a new stock repurchase program that allows the company to buy up to $150 million of its common stock over the next two years, the company announced Monday.

California Resources Quarterly Loss Totals $100 Million

California Resources Corp. suffered massive losses during the first quarter, yet still managed to beat Wall Street expectations on earnings.

Call Center to Hire 150 in Simi

IQor is expanding by adding 150 new employees to its Simi Valley contact center located at 2290 Agate Court.

Universal Studios Books Deal with Local Hotels

Universal Studios Hollywood has partnered with more than 20 Los Angeles hotels to roll out its Preferred Hotel Program, the company has announced.

Students Tune In to Radio Startup in Camarillo

California State University Channel Islands and its communications program launched a student-run Internet radio station this month that will teach students the basics of running a radio station.

Biggest Lease in Years Signed in Valencia

The Automobile Club of Southern California has signed a lease to move its insurance claims division to a different location in Valencia, according to commercial real estate brokerage California Realty Group.

Provision Interactive Unveils Big-Screen Kiosks

Provision Interactive Technologies Inc. has unveiled a new 66-inch tall 3D screen for promotional displays in stores and malls, the company announced Monday.

Cal Lu Starts Startup Program

California Lutheran University on Monday announced that its Center for Entrepreneurship in Westlake Village is launching its startup incubator program next week.

Panorama City Immigration Office Charged

The city of Los Angeles has filed criminal charges against a San Fernando Valley woman and her Panorama City immigration consulting business.

Metro Board Approves $120 Billion Plan

The board of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday approved a plan for a new transit tax that would bring in more than $120 billion for projects, including several in the Valley.

InterMedia Hires New VP

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

Pinecrest Schools to Lay Off 200-Plus

Sherman Oaks-based Pinecrest Schools will close its doors around June 15 and lay off more than 200 people, the chain notified the state Employment Development Department this month.

Ceres Fires Auditor KPMG

Ceres Inc. fired Amsterdam-based accounting firm KPMG as its auditor on Wednesday due to language used in Ceres’ 2015 and 2014 annual reports.

On Assignment Moves Higher on Earnings Report

Shares of On Assignment Inc. rose more than 5 percent the day after it announced healthy results for the fourth quarter.