SoCal Gas Exec Named 'Latina of Influence'

Southern California Gas Co. Public Affairs Manager Maria Ventura has been named a “Latina of Influence” by the nationally syndicated PBS program “Hispanic Lifestyle” in recognition of her public service and professional accomplishments.

DineEquity Hires Applebee's President

DineEquity Inc. has hired former Applebee’s chief marketing officer John Cywinski to steer the brand’s turnaround, this time as its president.

California Recycling Secures Torrance Contract

California Recycling Inc. has signed a multi-year contract to provide data shredding and destruction and recycling for the city of Torrance.

Conejo Boys & Girls Clubs Adds to Board

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley has added Barbara Impellizzeri to its board of governors.

CRC Drops 13 Percent on Lower Oil Prices

Shares of California Resources Corp. dropped nearly 13 percent Wednesday as oil prices fell.

Koppel IP Names New Partner

Westlake Village intellectual property law firm Koppel IP has named Corey Donaldson as its newest partner.

DineEquity Falls on Q4 Report, CFO Exit

The stock of DineEquity Inc. dove more than 11 percent Wednesday after the release of the company’s fourth-quarter and full-year earnings and news that its chief financial officer would resign effective March 15.

Wilk Sponsors Bill to Combine Water Agencies

State Senator Scott Wilk has introduced legislation to consolidate the two water agencies serving the Santa Clarita Valley.

City Files Nuisance Complaint Against Palmdale Inn

The city of Palmdale has filed a nuisance complaint against the Palmdale Inn and its owner, citing health, safety and criminal codes violations at the business.

BYD to Install Streetlights in Lancaster

The Lancaster City Council voted on Tuesday to give a $2.9 million contract to BYD Energy to transition its streetlights to LEDs by the end of the year.

Entertainment Accounting Firms Merge

Bernstein Business Management Group will join Armanino LLP, an independent accounting and business consultancy effective March 1.

California Resources Announces Losses, Joint Venture

California Resources Corp. announced fourth-quarter losses that nevertheless beat analyst expectations.

Glendale Official Named to Metro Water Board

Glendale attorney and Councilman Zareh Sinanyan has been appointed to represent the city on the board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

PSI Expands With Glendale Lease

Professional testing provider PSI Services of Burbank has leased space in Glendale for its new corporate headquarters, according to commercial real estate firm Avison Young.

FloQast to Open Ohio Office

Accounting software developer FloQast Inc. is opening a new office near Columbus, Ohio and has appointed an industry veteran to run it.