Guitar Center filed on Sunday for Chapter 11 protection from creditors.
Daily protests in Sherman Oaks spawn organization.
Latora Green has been protesting police brutality and institutional racism on the steps of the Sherman Oaks Galleria for 176 consecutive days.
Valley companies benefit from recovery fund.
By the end of 2020, the Los Angeles branch of the nonprofit financial institution Local Initiatives Support Corp., or LISC, will have distributed roughly $103 million in grants to local small businesses
ECONOMY: Filings a ‘trailing indicator’ of pandemic’s havoc.
Lawyers expect a wave of bankruptcies to be filed in early 2021.
PROFILE: Incoming CSUN president Erika Beck talks about how online work and learning impact education.
Interview with Erika Beck, the incoming president of California State University – Northridge.
Bankruptcy filings could reach a historical high next year as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on business operations in nearly all industries.
Amazon.com Inc. opened an Amazon Fresh grocery store in North Hollywood.
Two Encino couples were charged Tuesday for allegedly submitting dozens of fraudulent loan applications to the Small Business Administration.
IHOP and Applebee’s parent company Dine Brands Global Inc. in Glendale announced on Tuesday the selection of John Peyton as its next chief executive. Peyton will replace current chief executive Steve Joyce effective Jan. 4.
Guitar Center has confirmed it will soon enter a Chapter 11 financial reorganization to offload about $800 million in debt.
The FBI arrested seven Valley residents for their alleged participation in a money laundering operation that obtained more than $30 million through fraudulent tax returns and other schemes.
Northridge is the latest spot in the Valley to host Amazon.com Inc., which opened an Amazon Fresh grocery store at 19340 Rinaldi St.
Human resources provider Insperity Inc. has opened a sales office in Woodland Hills.
Alex Trebek, the longtime “Jeopardy!” host and prominent Valley philanthropist, died Sunday at 80 years old.
Gym chain positioned for post-pandemic growth.
Gym chain Planet Fitness Inc. has signed a 10-year lease to take over a 22,400-square-foot vacancy at Sycamore Square Shopping Mall in Simi Valley. Financial terms of the lease were not disclosed.
ENERGY: Oil producer drops debt load in Chapter 11.
Oil and gas producer California Resources Corp. has shed about $4.4 billion in debt after trading it for equity during a Chapter 11 financial reorganization, the company announced late last month.
Toner cartridges, office supplies and janitorial products are generic, but JB Office has found a way to leverage easy ordering technology and logistics to separate the company from its competitors.
Missed bond payment spurs reorganization talks.
Guitar Center and its creditors are discussing reorganization under Chapter 11 as a possible way to relieve the company’s debt load, according to the New York Times, which cited sources familiar with the situation.
Franchisor to shutter ‘up to 100’ IHOPs, 15 Applebee’s.
IHOP’s parent company said it expects to close “up to 100” of the chain’s restaurants over the next six months, a direct result of the pandemic’s chokehold on the food service industry.
LIFTInnovate wants to bridge the gap between new technology and the ways people work.
Italian restaurant takes storefront in Sherman Oaks.
Osteria la Buca, one of the Southland’s most popular casual Italian joints in L.A.’s Fairfax district, has opened a Valley outlet on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.
SPORTS: Rawlings, Easton consolidate the market for baseball equipment.
Easton Diamond Sports in Thousand Oaks will become an even bigger fish in the pond of baseball and softball following its acquisition by Rawlings Sporting Goods Inc.
The Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce wants to reward people for shopping local.
Oil producer drops debt load in Chapter 11.
Valley voters on Tuesday decided the fate of several key initiatives in their cities.
Home energy equipment provider Eco Tech in Encino has been barred from participating in the state’s Property Assessed Clean Energy program, or PACE, after the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation discovered the business had allegedly signing up customers fraudulently for the program.
Entertainment and data company BEN in Sherman Oaks will acquire San Diego-based TubeBuddy.
Princess Cruises has extended its pause of operations in Australia and New Zealand through May 31 of next year.
Dine Brands Global Inc. expects to close as many as 100 IHOP restaurants over the next six months.
Oil and gas producer California Resources Corp. has completed its financial restructuring under Chapter 11.
Gym chain Planet Fitness has inked a 10-year lease to take over a 22,400-square-foot vacancy at Sycamore Square Shopping Mall in Simi Valley.
The L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund will accept its sixth and final round of small business grant applications this week.
STAFFING: Acquisition the first step toward ‘global reach’ from Burbank.
The outplacement division of human resources technology firm CareerArc in Burbank has rebranded as Intoo USA
Malls Wary for Reopening II
L.A. County’s second reopening of indoor shopping facilities.
Product targets consumers in the mid-price range.
Oxnard audio company releases an affordable massage gun
Center integrates design and humanities with hard science.
Cal State Northridge students help on projects at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Agoura Hills firm makes literary sales virtually.
It’s rare to find first editions of classic literary books for sale, and rarer still to find a collection with hundreds of them up for auction all at once.
In Antelope Valley city, pandemic puts $3,500 back in pockets.
Some people who began working remotely during the pandemic have enjoyed reduced daily transportation and travel costs
After almost seven months of mandated closure, indoor malls in Los Angeles County are back in action.
Easton Diamond Sports in Thousand Oaks has entered an agreement to be acquired by Rawlings Sporting Goods Inc.
Loop Media Inc. has signed an agrement to acquire Spkr, an app that curates podcast lists.
Calabasas real estate brokerage Marcus & Millichap Inc. has entered an agreement to acquire Mission Capital Advisors.
GWS Auctions Inc. in Agoura Hills plans to sell 150 rare books and texts sourced from the inventory of the store Mystery Pier Books in Los Angeles.
Glendale City Council this week passed an ordinance banning the sale of mylar balloons filled with helium or other lighter-than-air gases within city limits.
Amusement park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corp., which owns Magic Mountain in Valencia, will lay off 240 employees.
The Fernando Award gala dinner will be postponed until next year, Fernando Awards Foundation.
Carnival Corp. has canceled cruises departing from Miami and Port Canaveral, Fla., this November.
ProVisors expands membership despite no face-to-face meetings.
ProVisors, a Sherman Oaks-based networking organization for business service professionals, found itself scrambling when the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to luncheons and office-based meetings – the basis of all its activities.
Pop-up attraction provides fun at a safe social distance.
Los Angeles production house Experiential Supply isn’t letting the city’s trick-or-treating ban dampen Halloween.