Andrew Foerch

Staff Reporter (Retail, Nonprofits)

Email: afoerch@sfvbj.com
Phone: 818-316-3130 Extension: 124

Recent Stories

L.A. Pierce College Appoints New President

Los Angeles Pierce College in Woodland Hills has chosen Alexis Montevirgen as its next president.

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Valley Economic Alliance to Recognize Schools, Educators

The Valley Economic Alliance will recognize San Fernando Valley schools, students and staff for their national achievements in education at the organization’s board of governors meeting on Tuesday.

Northridge Hospital Appoints Chief Nurse Executive

Northridge Hospital Medical Center has appointed Reshea Holman as chief nurse executive officer.

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Sportsmen’s Lodge to be Redeveloped

Plans to raze Studio City’s iconic Sportsmen’s Lodge event center and build an upscale outdoor shopping mall on the property are officially underway after years of strained negotiations and ownership changes.

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Seven Lakes Expands to Texas

Seven Lakes Technologies, a Westlake Village developer of software products for the oil and gas industry, announced the opening of an office in Midland, Texas.

Business Coalition Rallies to Amend Dynamex

A coalition of business owners and independent contractors in the Valley area, Pasadena and Burbank held a press conference this morning urging legislators to amend the Dynamex court decision.

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Disney Takes Full Control of Hulu

The Walt Disney Co. has acquired Comcast’s one-third stake in Hulu and now has full control of the streaming service.

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Makeover for Break Room

FOOD SERVICE: Micro markets replace vending machines.

Micro markets take place of vending machines.

Cal Lutheran Greenlights Film Program

Faculty cites proximity to Hollywood, alumni support as strengths.

Cal Lutheran rolls out new film, TV program.

Mending Kids Offers Non-Emergency Surgeries

Glendale organization wants to expand mission program year-round.

Simi Valley Convenes Street Fair

About 20,000 people attended event that drew support from 400 businesses.

Harbor Freight Supports Trades

Tool retailer awards money to educators to address looming shortage in workforce.

AROUND THE VALLEYS

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

PennyMac Mortgage Prices Public Offering

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust on Wednesday announced the pricing of a public offering of 8 million common shares, which would yield the company $169 million before expenses.

Indose Raises $3.5 Million

Cannabis company Indose announced it has raised $3.5 million.

Weiler’s Deli to Close

Weiler’s Deli in Northridge will close when the strip mall it resides in is demolished later this year to make way for office buildings.

Simi Valley Town Center Struggles

The Simi Valley Town Center may be heading toward foreclosure after defaulting on payments.

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Calabasas Chamber Looks for New CEO

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new leader after Pamela Kissel, the former chief executive, unexpectedly stepped down last month.

Ventura County Coalition Calls Wildlife Ordinance 'Overreach'

A Ventura County agribusiness group has filed a lawsuit against the county to oppose new rules that will restrict the use of 163,000 acres of private and public land.

Porto’s Bakery to Open in Northridge

Porto’s Bakery & Café is coming to Northridge.

Santa Clarita Program Offers Teacher Discounts

MARKETING: National movie theater, restaurant chains access educators.

Merchants sign up for I Love Teachers.

Housing Brokers See Buyer’s Market on Horizon

LIST: High-end properties wait for offers; lower-cost homes keep on selling.

Up-and-down market for residential brokers.

E-Receipt Bill Vexes Vendors

RETAIL: Proposed state law poses security, logistical problems.

New law would eliminate paper receipts.

StretchLab’s Clients Can Tame Tension

Assisted stretching appeals to multiple market segments.

StretchLab appeals to exercise crowd.

Preview: E-Receipt Bill Vexes Vendors

A bill circulating in the California State Assembly would prohibit businesses from providing paper receipts or proof of sale, limiting them exclusively to electronic documentation of transactions.

Whole Foods to Relocate in Porter Ranch

Whole Foods Market announced it will open a 44,000 square foot supermarket in Porter Ranch on May 22.

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Woodbury to Host 55th Student Fashion Show

Woodbury University’s annual student fashion show will return to the Millennium Biltmore hotel in downtown Los Angeles May 4 for its 55th such event.

Ono Hawaiian BBQ Opens in Van Nuys

Ono Hawaiian BBQ is cutting the ribbon on its second Van Nuys location on Friday.

Party Ends for Santa Clarita Party City

A Party City location in Santa Clarita Valley’s Canyon Country will close this summer after a three-year run.

Avery Misses, Teledyne Beats Q1 Estimates

Avery Dennison Corp. reported mixed results for the first quarter, while Teledyne Technologies Inc. beat Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue.

Aldi Opens Store in Valley as Part of Regional Expansion

German discount grocer Aldi opened a new supermarket at 14626 Roscoe Blvd. in Panorama City this month as part of an expansion campaign throughout Southern California.

New Manager at Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City

San Fernando Valley’s largest hotel has a new managing director.

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LBI Media to Restructure in Bankruptcy

LBI Media Inc. received approval of its Third Amended Plan of Reorganization from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Cheesecake Factory Opens in Oxnard

Cheesecake Factory opened its newest restaurant location Tuesday in Oxnard.

Spotify Buy of Parcast Consolidates Podcasting

MEDIA: Valley acquisition adds to streamer’s audio library.

Podcaster Parcast acquired by Spotify.

Public Relations Agencies Explore Digital Market

LIST: Video content becomes driver for events, luxury brands.

Public relations firms learn to use social media.

Art, Comedy Combine for Valley Diners

Comedian teaches art class.

Valley Bar’s trombone playing president elect.

Preview: Spotify Buy of Parcast Consolidates Podcasting

Valley acquisition adds to streamer's audio library.

Former Woodbridge Executives Charged With Fraud in Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday fraud charges in the investigation of a Ponzi scheme run by the now-defunct real estate investment firm Woodbridge Group of Cos. in Sherman Oaks.

PCF Insurance Makes Two Acquisitions

PCF Insurance Services has acquired two insurance agencies – one in Chicago and another in New York.

Rex Home Brokerage Relocates Headquarters to Texas

Digital real estate brokerage Rex has moved its headquarters out of the Warner Center in Woodland Hills to new offices in Austin, Texas, that opened Wednesday.

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B. Riley Promotes Merriman to Chief Business Officer

B. Riley Financial Inc. has named Jon Merriman senior managing director and chief business officer.

Vintage Punker

David Gibbs toured the world with punk band Gigolo Aunts before co-founding three wine-centric restaurants in the Valley.

Musician-turned-restaurant owner David Gibbs.

Newsstand Rebrands as a Convenience Store

MERCHANDISING: With fresh investment, owner adds food to selection.

Sherman Oaks newsstand adds food items.

Toughen Up at Streaming Site

FITNESS: Openfit hosts videos to prepare for obstacle races.

Openfit distributes videos to prepare athletes for Tough Mudder.

Roller Rink’s Summer Fun For Skaters

Pop-up facility based on popularity of temp ice-skating operation.

Couple opens pop-up skating rinks.

Around The Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Three Stores Open at Camarillo Premium Outlets

Three new retailers will open shop in the next few days at Camarillo Premium Outlets.

Princess Commissions Construction of Two Next-Generation Cruise Ships

Princess Cruises has signed contracts with Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri for the construction of two next-generation cruise ships.

Hilton Foundation Hires First PR Chief

Marshall Stowell will serve as the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s first-ever vice president for communications, the organization announced Wednesday.

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