Staff Reporter (Retail, Nonprofits)
Helen covers retail, hospitality and nonprofits in the greater Valley region.
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The Lancaster City Council has put its stamp of approval on the efforts of a grassroots campaign that seeks to reform the way rates are set by private water companies.
Amgen Inc. will lay off up to 121 workers at its California sites beginning Dec. 31, according to a notice filed in early November with the California Employment Development Department.
Workers and supporters of the local operating engineers union made themselves heard Monday morning during a protest at the Warner Center in Woodland Hills.
Law firms need managers with special people skills, say authors Andrew Elowitt and Marcia Watson Wasserman.
Q&A: Lawyer manager Marcia Watson Wasserman and attorney Andrew Elowitt on how to manage law firms
Building Broadband Access for Rural America
Largest Company and Star Performer winners.
Folk with 14th century interests gather for weekend event.
Businesses with medieval flair show their wares at Renaissance faire.
PHARMA: Treatment could prevent symptoms, but prior therapies have failed.
Amgen Inc. and Swiss biopharma Novartis have launched a second clinical trial for their co-developed drug to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in high-risk patients who are not yet showing symptoms.
Shares of DineEquity Inc. rose modestly Thursday following the release of the Glendale restaurant group’s third-quarter financial results, despite the company missing Wall Street expectations for earnings and revenue.
The stock prices of both Westlake Village biotech MannKind Corp. and Salem Media Group in Camarillo closed down Wednesday following the companies’ disclosure of their third-quarter financial results.
Ralphs Grocery Co. is joining a number of retail chains that have partnered with delivery service Instacart to bring groceries to customers’ doorsteps in the San Fernando and Conejo valleys.
Kaiser Permanente Inc. physicians will continue treating patients at the Antelope Valley Hospital for at least another decade.
Amgen Inc. and Novartis International, a Swiss biopharmaceutical company, have launched a new clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of their co-developed drug for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease in high-risk patients.
The Santa Clarita location of Walmart will host the mega-retailer’s first employee training academy in Los Angeles County, the company has announced.
Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks has entered an agreement to buy Kirin-Amgen, its joint venture with Japan-based Kirin Holdings Co., for $780 million, the company announced.
STARTUPS: Megan Dugan and Crystal Jones keep crossing paths at work.
In business, it’s not what you know that matters – it’s who you know.
ENTERTAINMENT: $30 million ‘Odysseo’ preps season run.
Cavalia horse and circus show could boost Camarillo’s economy in holiday season.
Staff firm’s website helps HR understand unconventional careers.
Creative Circles’ website helps HR professionals hire creative types.
With a near-death experience behind it, Pacoima Federal Development Credit Union plans to move into micro-loans.
Pacoima credit union’s new sponsorship.
Shares of Avery Dennison Corp. jumped more than 5 percent Wednesday following the release of its third-quarter financial results, which beat Wall Street expectations for earnings and revenue.
The Valley Economic Development Center, a lending and economic development nonprofit based in Sherman Oaks, has received a $125,000 grant from Wells Fargo & Co. to support its work with women- and minority-owned businesses in the San Fernando Valley.
Salem Media Group has tapped longtime radio personality Darrel Eason to oversee its new contemporary urban gospel music station in St. Louis.
The city of Los Angeles Public Works Committee has agreed to reduce water discharge permit and inspection fees for microbreweries following an appeal by craft brewery members of the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce.
REAL ESTATE: Rail yard could claim premises of 186 firms.
Businesses face hardships from potential new rail yard.
Westfield Topanga relaunches event with entertainment draw.
Westfield Topanga mall turned day into night for its farmers market.
BIOTECH: Shares gain 152 percent on perception that sales will likely rise.
Can MannKind maintain its recent stock price surge?
LOBBYING: Armenia Fund seeks better trade relations with homeland.
Stronger trade ties between the U.S. and Armenia may be on the horizon thanks to Glendale-based Armenia Fund, which rounded up a group of U.S. Congressmen for three-day trip to Armenia in mid-September.
A Sun Valley scrap metal recycling business has been convicted for failing to properly dispose of hazardous waste.
A group of Van Nuys businesses – facing possible eviction to make way for a proposed train yard – got disappointing news Tuesday evening.
Radio broadcaster Salem Media Group in Camarillo has renewed its contract with KRLA-AM and KTIE-AM personality Brian Whitman, co-host of The Morning Answer radio show in Los Angeles.
The inventor of the original zipper has been awarded a patent for a textile technology that promises to put an end to tight shirt collars.
Back from the brink of closure, the Pacoima Development Federal Credit Union has launched a new microloan program for entrepreneurs and small businesses located in Pacoima and the San Fernando Valley.
Emerging details about the life of Stephen Paddock, the man who opened fire Sunday on a crowd at a Las Vegas concert before killing himself, reveal ties to the San Fernando Valley.
LIST: Technology and time constraints make groups ‘more relevant than ever.’
How chambers of commerce strive for relevance.
REGION: Businesses adapt to street people near premises.
Local businesses find ways to address homelessness.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley has appointed Kanoe Nāone as chief executive.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in Agoura Hills has awarded $8.5 million in grants to combat homelessness in Los Angeles County.
The northeast San Fernando Valley’s only credit union has been saved from closure by a sponsorship from the Valley Economic Alliance, a nonprofit based in Sherman Oaks.
Broadcaster Salem Media Group in Camarillo has promoted the sales manager of its KKLA-FM Los Angeles radio station to the role of general manager for its San Diego station cluster.
A chokehold on housing development threatens to knock California from its position as a national leader for economic growth, according to a report published Thursday by the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University.
Software-as-a-service firm Vroozi Inc. in Sherman Oaks announced Wednesday that it has appointed former software executive Greg Butterfield as chairman of its board of directors.
MARKETING: Promotion for Armenian genocide film will reach shoppers for free.
Top Caruso executives met with representatives of the Glendale chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America, or ANCA, in early September to address concerns about the relationship between the Armenian community and the luxury retail developer’s Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale.
Event organizers hope to replicate small city format elsewhere.
North Hollywood celebrates natural food with its own festival.
SPORTS: Pivotal year for PGA tournament in Thousand Oaks.
Will PGA championship in Thousand Oaks become an annual event?
INTERNET: She automated management of her vacation house and plans to share the system.
Nomadness Rentals’ software appeals to small landlords.
The business community put local leaders on the hot seat Thursday at the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Valley luncheon, an annual panel discussion that gives businesses the chance to pose questions about public policy to San Fernando Valley legislators.
One of the three just-completed buildings in Valencia that make up the Valencia Gateway V project has been leased to Vision Media Management & Fulfillment, according to CBRE Group Inc.
Los Angeles County once again failed to halt natural gas operations at the Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon facilities, after the state Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would not review a lower court’s decision that permitted limited operations at the site.
The stock of Cherokee Global Brands (CHKE) fell to a five-year low Friday, a day after the company disclosed financial results for its second fiscal quarter of 2018.
The Valley Economic Alliance, an economic development nonprofit based in Sherman Oaks, has appointed longtime member Randy Witt as chairman. Witt succeeds Richard Katz, who has held the post since 2015.
Salem Media Group Inc. has tapped Triton Digital, a Sherman Oaks-based technology provider for the audio industry, to build out its podcast strategy.