Joel Russell

Editor

Joel Russell is editor of the Business Journal and is responsible for the content of the publication.

Email: jrussell@sfvbj.com
Phone: 818-316-3125 Extension: 116

Recent Stories

Mission Valley Bank to Open South Bay Loan Office

Mission Valley Bank plans to open a loan production office in Torrance and has hired a new executive to supervise the operation.

Disney’s ESPN+ Reaches 1 Million Subscriber Milestone

Walt Disney Co. streaming service ESPN has surpassed 1 million paying subscribers in just over five months, the company announced Thursday.

VICA Responds to Sidewalk Vending Law

The signature of Gov. Jerry Brown on a law to decriminalize sidewalk vending prompted a response from the Valley Industry & Commerce Association on Monday.

The Number

Research sponsored by Princess Cruises in Valencia shows a growing number of U.S. workers don’t take their full complement of vacation time.

Former U.S. Trade Rep Joins Disney Board

The board of Walt Disney Co. has elected Michael Froman as a new director.

Saban Capital to Buy Panavision

Panavision Inc., Saban Capital Acquisition Corp. and Sim Video International Inc. have entered into a merger agreement to create a “global provider of end-to-end production and post-production services to the entertainment industry,” the companies announced Thursday.

Dole Headquarters Sold to Hilton Foundation for $50 Million

The headquarters of Dole Food Co. in Westlake Village has sold to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for $50 million, according to brokerage CBRE Group Inc.

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Royal Princess Coming to Port of L.A.

Princess Cruises plans to dock one of its new large ships, the Royal Princess, in Los Angeles starting in March.

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B. Riley FBR Names Chief Administrative Officer

B. Riley FBR, an investment bank and subsidiary of B. Riley Financial Inc. in Woodland Hills, has appointed Dawn Farrell as chief administrative officer of the firm’s investment banking unit.

Largest U.S. Ram Dealership Opens in Lancaster

HW Hunter Ram of the West Truck Center has opened its 40,000-square-foot facility in Lancaster, making it the largest Ram stand-alone dealership in the country by size.

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