Ethan Varian

Staff Reporter (Retail, Nonprofits)

Phone: 818-316-3130 Extension: 124

Recent Stories

Preview: Scooter Riders Look to Valley

The dockless electric scooters that have popped up in neighborhoods throughout the Westside and Central Los Angeles may soon come to the San Fernando Valley.

Rapper Opens Marijuana Dispensary in Sylmar

Hip hop artist B-Real of the group Cypress Hill opened a marijuana dispensary Wednesday in Sylmar.

CRC Stock Falls as Oil Prices Sink

Shares of California Resources Corp. dropped more than 10 percent on Wednesday as crude oil prices fell 3 percent to below $65 a barrel.

Salem Media Acquires Financial Publisher

Salem Media Group has acquired former financial analyst Hilary Kramer’s investment newsletters and websites, the Camarillo-based conservative and Christian media company announced Monday.

B. Riley Subsidiary Negotiates South Coast Acura Sale

GlassRatner, a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial Inc. in Woodland Hills, announced Thursday that it advised Coast Mesa car dealer Orange Coast Auto Group in its acquisition of Costa Mesa-based South Coast Acura.

Salem Media Falls on Disappointing Quarter

Shares of Salem Media Group Inc. fell more than 16 percent Thursday after the Camarillo-based Christian and conservative media company announced a worse-than-expected quarterly loss of $2.2 million, or -8 cents a share.

Woodbury Adds Three Board Members

Woodbury University has appointed three new members to its board of trustees, the Burbank institution announced Thursday.

Semtech Investments in Internet of Things Pay Off

TECHNOLOGY: Patent acquisitions work for Camarillo chip maker.

Semtech’s acquisition strategy spurs growth.

Hemp Dust in Your Coffee At NoHo Cafe

CBD ‘mood enhancer’ helps with recruiting new customers.

NoHo café sells coffee with hemp compound.

Funk Meets Finance

A group of small retailers feels that escalating rents will ruin the charm they’ve built in Magnolia Park.

Rising rents threaten Burbank small businesses.

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