Angela Melero covers retail, beauty, nonprofits/ philanthropy and features. She joined the company in August 2011.
Melero previously worked as an editor and staff reporter for the Daily Sundial, the campus news-paper at California State University, Northridge. Before that, she served as an intern for Modern Home+ Living magazine in Pasadena.
She has a bachelor’s of science in journalism from California State University, Northridge.
RETAIL: Canoga Park firm’s hair products reach the masses.
BEAUTY: Mixed Chicks and Target do it up big with a hair care product line expansion.
Denver-based Smashburger joins the fray with first location in Thousand Oaks
FOOD: Smash Burger enters the L.A. region with a new franchise in Thousand Oaks.
Munchkin launches social media program
MARKETING: Baby product company Munchkin Inc.’s Facebook program.
BEAUTY: Heaven’s Makeup Bar ramps up marketing efforts.
BEAUTY: New Burbank makeup studio aims to gain exposure and generate clients
After 20 years of business, Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill aims to offer customers great-tasting food, top-notch service and consistency as it expands its footprint.
PROFILE: Ofer Shemtov and Eric Anders of Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
The fruit company is partnering with TCBY on new yogurt flavors.
FOOD: Dole joins forces with yogurt company TCBY on fruity new flavors
RETAIL: After a rough year, the company aims to roll out ‘next generation’ store format.
SHOP: Sport Chalet plans new Downtown location and revamps on existing stores
Students create product for disabled individuals.
EDUCATION: Cal Lutheran students invent a product for disabled individuals
Van Nuys firm rolls out Novi Stars dolls, apparel and accessories.
TOYS: MGA Entertainment partners with tween retailer on new brand launch
RETAIL: Property owner hopes the department store will rethink decision to shut down.
RETAIL: San Fernando community seeks solution to J.C. Penney closure
Fresh & Ready offers customers diverse product offerings.
ENTREPRENEUR: Fresh & Ready Foods manufactures fresh sandwiches and salads
FRANCHISE: Local brand plans global expansion, hundreds of stores.
RETAIL: Frozen yogurt franchise Menchie’s is looking to open 400 stores worldwide
Scouts select Glendale company for first candy bar deal.
Nestle USA partners with Girls Scouts on new candy bar
Wildlife: As fundraising revenue shrinks, Sylmar refuge considers potential merger.
NONPROFIT: The Wildlife Waystation aims to open to the public after years of closure
J.C. Penney Co. confirmed plans to close its San Fernando store, a move which will impact some 50 employees.
MOVE: Dazian’s new Sun Valley facility will accomodate future growth, officials say.
New Sun Valley facility signals growth for fabric company Dazian
Lady Fortunes serves up edible treats for corporate clients and big-name retailers
Canoga Park-based Lady Fortunes is a gourmet cookie maker
RETAIL: New location is first of many as the kid-friendly eatery plans Valley expansion.
Kid-friendly eatery Giggles N’ Hugs to open in Westfield Topanga.
Food: Snack maker cutting expenses as it works through bankruptcy plan.
Hostess may close three Valley stores and lay off 65 workers
Nasty Gal, Inc. a Los Angeles-based internet retailer of women’s apparel, is planning to relocate its fulfillment center in Arleta to a new space in Kentucky.
Three Valley businesses face an uncertain future as Hostess Brands Inc. plans its bankruptcy restructuring.
FOOD: Market plans to roll out e-commerce site and considers opening additional stores.
Gluten-free market Pam MacD’s looking to expand
PRODUCE: Food grower’s board of directors reviewing options on corporate structure.
Dole considers spin-off of one or more of its businesses
ARTS: Millennium to open franchise locations.
NoHo dance studio launches franchise program
Cinema Secrets refreshes retail concept, in-house brand.
Cinema Secrets revamps its image with updated branding and retail shop
ENTREPRENEUR: Valley mom creates business from family recipe, sells products to Whole Foods and others.
Tarzana housewife builds a business from an old family recipe
ENHANCE: Mall officials want to attract complementary retailers as new tenants.
Big changes are coming to the Glendale Galleria.
CONNECT: Walkable space for shopping planned between Topanga and Promenade malls.
After five years of planning, the wait for the $450 million Village at Westfield Topanga appears to be over
TRANSFORM: Shopping center adds restaurants, updates its flooring and lighting.
The senior general manager of Northridge Fashion Center is guiding the mall through a major transformation
SHERMAN OAKS: Mall aims to be a convenience center for area residents.
Westfield Fashion Square is in the final stretch of its modern makeover.
Revitalize: Owners still work out details of the look of Town Center shopping center.
The vision for a new and improved Simi Valley Town Center soon will come into focus
Valley Malls Get Makeovers to Stay Competitive
We take a look at Valley shopping centers currently in the midst of revamps and redevelopments. Includes SFVBJ's 2012 LARGEST SHOPPING CENTERS list for download (pdf)
MEDIA: Pitman Casting scouting for ailing businesses.
Television: Local restaurants discuss the pros and cons of reality TV exposure
EXERCISE: Total Woman meeting demand of a health conscious and aging population.
Total Woman Gym and Day Spa plans for California expansion
RESTAURANTS: New Valley eateries go after foodies with creative but limited menus.
Retail: Niche eateries hit the Valley’s restaurant scene
OPI Products CEO George Schaeffer brings nail lacquers to world from North Hollywood.
BEAUTY: OPI’s George Schaeffer sounds off on his 30-year journey with the company
Style: Bio Jouvance program moving into new space in May, prepares for higher enrollment.
Beauty: Glendale skin care company expands beauty school
Brothers revamp Dazadi.com and guide the company to new heights as the ‘Home of Awesome’
ENTREPRENEUR: Dazadi.com is an online sporting goods retailer
RETAIL: Developer Scott Ehrlich offering an eclectic mix for customers of newest project.
Agoura Hills gets a hip, new retailer that mixes sweets, apparel and shoes
Dining: Glendale company to open up to 95 restaurants, build awareness with ad campaigns.
Restaurant: DineEquity makes plans to expand franchise and boost business
APPAREL: Zipper, fastener manufacturer diversifies client base with smaller companies.
Talon International Inc. expands sales force and clients
Food: New offerings emphasize fruits, yogurt, gardens.
Dole Food Company keeps it fresh with innovative new products
Bob Spivak of Grill Concepts feasts on culinary opportunity, skirt steak.
PROFILE: Bob Spivak, founder and CEO of Grill Concepts.
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated, a Calabasas-based operator of upscale casual dining restaurants, will be laying off 135 employees from it West Coast bakery in Calabasas.
Shopping: Economy, new competition prompts Mel Fox closure after more than 60 years.
After more than 60 years of business, Mel Fox, the Encino-based men’s clothing retailer, is preparing to close its doors
RETAIL: Kriser’s pet store grows with high-end pet products market.
Natural pet food retailer Kriser’s expands its domestic presence.
Retail: Diverse selection and innovation now part of business plan to meet competition.
Valley shoe companies implement strategies to beat a challenging market
The Northridge Fashion Center announced plans to expand and modernize the shopping center’s interior and exterior.
BEAUTY: Van Nuys company expands sales channels to reach more consumers.
Nail company, SpaRitual, lands a deal with national retailer Sephora.
Franchise: Camarillo-based company plans to add more stores, new products to mix.
Candy shop franchise Rocket Fizz launches new locations and products