Jessica Vernabe covers education, family business, health care, hospitality and tourism, insurance, restaurants, retail and the Cities of Glendale and Santa Clarita. She joined the company in May 2010.
Vernabe previously worked as a staff reporter for The Signal newspaper in Santa Clarita.
She has a master’s degree in print journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. She also has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from the University of California, Riverside.
Outreach: Kaiser employees purchase more than 400 backpacks for Valley kids.
Kaiser Permanente employees from the Panorama City and Woodland Hills medical centers are giving their time and money to help Pacoima-area students get ready for school.
SolarWorld built panels for 11.4-megawatt plant.
Solar: SolarWorld panels at LADWP’s Mojave Desert solar power plant.
tech: MASS Group Inc. eyes government work after ‘big breakthrough.’
Tech: Chatsworth software developer MASS Group lands three federal contracts.
SunDial Powder Coatings gains competitive edge by pursuing new markets.
Expansion: SunDial Powder Coatings has grown by offering services for broad range of surfaces.
Expansion: Kitchen and restaurant supply business more than doubles its space.
GROWTH: Toro Kitchen Restaurant Equipment and Supply in Canoga Park more than doubles its space
Retail: Valley auto company will open Volkswagen dealership in North Hills as it strives to be the automaker’s No. 1 dealer.
CARS: Valley auto dealer Galpin Motors to open Volkswagen dealership in North Hills
RESTAURANT: Opening this month, Larsen’s aims to offer residents fine dining option
RESTAURANT: Larsen’s Steakhouse expands into Valencia with third location.
Studio City store sells mostly high-end olive oil and vinegar
RETAIL: Ferrari Olive Oil Company to open a new store in Studio City this summer.
LIST: Companies topping the list have track record for growth through expansion, acquisitions.
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