Judy Temes

Judy Temes covers health care, insurance, higher education, advertising & public relations, tourism & hospitality and employment. She joined the paper in October 2011.
Temes previously worked as a staff reporter for Crain’s New York Business and daily newspapers around Boston and New York City. She has more than 15 years of experience as a business journalist. She also worked as the research director of an innovation consulting firm.
She has a bachelor’s of arts in English from the University of Binghamton and a master’s of arts in liberal studies from Wesleyan University.

Email: JTemes@sfvbj.com
Phone: 818-316-3123

Recent Stories

Valley Advertising, PR Firms Expand Services

List: Online firms ValueClick and ReachLocal rank as Valley’s largest players.

LIST STORY: Valley advertising, PR firms expand digital and global footprint. Includes SFVBJ's 2012 VALLEY'S LARGEST ADVERTISING and PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCIES list for download (pdf)

One Lambda Sale Nets Opportunity

Deal: Thermo Fisher Scientific buys firm for $925 million.

HEALTH CARE: One Lambda’s $925 million sale assures succession plan for life sciences company.

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Studios Shine at Comic-Con

Disney, Warner Bros. among several Valley firms at conference.

ENTERTAINMENT: Disney and Warner Bros. shine at Comic-Con annual industry convention

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Valley Presbyterian Opens New Maternity Unit

Health: New rooms allow moms to labor, deliver and recover in one place

HOSPITAL: Valley Presbyterian’s new $4.5M maternity center helps meet need.

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Local Adult Education Programs Survive, but will Shrink

Education: Half of the adult learning classes will be eliminated this fall

EDUCATION: North and West Valley Occupational Centers adjust for budget cuts.

Behavior therapy

Iranian immigrant builds $36 Million business by giving autistic kids a chance

THERAPY: Tarzana physician’s $36M business leads the charge against autism.

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Maura Tierney Partners with Amgen

Actress to help debunk chemotherapy myths

HEALTH CARE: Amgen and actress launch chemotherapy awareness campaign.

Valley Hospitals to Gain from Influx of Paying Patients

HEALTH: Supreme Court ruling reduces uncompensated care burden, but primary care may

HEALTH: Hospitals and clinics prepare for changes due to health care reform

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Health Care Firms Unite

DEALS: Facey joins Providence; Dignity to buy U.S. HealthWorks.

HEALTH CARE: Four area health care providers plan mergers and affiliations.

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Advanced Bionics Opens New Manufacturing Plant

GROWTH: New owners expand product line and invest in R&D.

MANUFACTURING: Cochlear implant maker Advanced Bionics moves to Valencia.

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Providence and Facey Team Up to Deliver Integrated Care

Providence Health & Services announced today it is joining forces with the Facey Medical Foundation to create an integrated health system, delivering coordinated care from primary care to in-patient services to tens of thousands of patients in the Valley region.

Valley Hospitals and Clinics Hail Supreme Court Decision

Valley hospital and insurance executives greeted today’s Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act with relief coupled with caution.

Glendale Adventist Forms Foundation to Hire Doctors

CARE: Two Glendale practices with 15 doctors are first to join the new program.

HOSPITAL: Glendale Adventist’s new foundation allows for doctor acquisitions

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New Medical Tenants Snag Space in Thousand Oaks

PROPERTY: Leases may help to spur downtown foot traffic, new developement.

PROPERTY: New medical tenants in Thousand Oaks may help spur foot traffic

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Super Parks

Theme Parks Invest Millions in New Thrills

TOURISM: Theme parks reinvest in business to increase attendance.

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Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Scores Offer Surprises

STUDY: Nine Valley hospitals earn top scores, but safety improvements are still needed.

HEALTH CARE: Valley hospitals are graded on safety procedures


3D ride lures crowds to Universal Studios

TRANSFORMERS: Universal Studios’ Transformer ride is a hit with visitors

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Valley’s Nursing Homes Cope with Declining Funding

HEALTH: Occupancy high as homes deal with funding cuts, and aim to offer individual care.

LIST STORY: Valley nursing homes cope with decline in state funding

UCLA Health System Gains Foothold in Valley Region

HEALTH CARE: Five medical offices to open.

HEALTH CARE: UCLA Health Systems plans to enter theValley market.

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Start Your Engines

Disney’s new ‘Cars Land’ likely to boost attendance

DISNEY: ‘Cars Land’ aims to revitalize Disney’s California Adventure park

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Law Firm Grows into New Westlake Village Office

Law: Workers’ compensation business keeps Floyd, Skeren & Kelly in expansion mode.

LAW: Rising workers’ compensation claims helps local law firm expand

Kaiser Permanente to Open Third Location in Thousand Oaks

Kaiser Permanente is adding a third medical office building in Thousand Oaks with a lease signed for about 11,0000 square feet of space located at 322 East Thousand Oaks Blvd.

UCLA Enters Valley with Plans for Multiple Offices

UCLA Health System, the prestigious academic Los Angeles medical institution, is expanding its footprint into the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys.

Valley Hospitals Could Lose Big

HEALTH: Most costly patients targeted for cost savings measure.

HEALTH CARE: Valley hospitals say new managed care program will hurt

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Anthem to Help Consumers Shop for Imaging Services

SERVICE: Anthem program brings transparency to cost of health care services.

INSURANCE: Anthem helps consumers shop for imaging services

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Patients Needed

HEALTH CARE: MinuteClinic Sherman Oaks store highlights chain’s past struggles in the Valley, new strategy.

CLINIC: MinuteClinic opens new Valley location amidst challenges in L.A. market

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Glendale Takes the Crown for Biggest Price Disparity

Health Care: Study reveals major price differences for dental services.

HEALTH CARE:Study shows greatest price disparities in dentistry are in Glendale

Valley Meeting and Convention Business on Up Swing

PROMOTION: Valley now has representative to promote meeting facilities.

Area meeting venues struggle to bounce back from the recession. Includes SFVBJ's 2012 LARGEST MEETING FACILITIES list for download (pdf)

Area Brokerages Benefit from Rising Insurance Rates

Service: Valley insurance firms say they’re working harder to find deals for clients.

Rising rates help insurance firms boost revenues

Insurance Rate Hikes Hurt Valley

COST: Workers’ compensation rate increases stymie recovery.

Local businesses impacted by rising workers’ compensation rates

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Doctor Has a Case of Puppy Love

Dr. Grossman offers his medical expertise to help treat burned pups.

Grossman Burn Center helps in the treatment of severely burned puppies

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Publisher Bids Farewell to Business Journal

LEADER: Pegi Matsuda of San Fernando Valley Business Journal resigns for new post.

LEADER: Pegi Matsuda of San Fernando Valley Business Journal resigns for new post.

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Cal Lutheran Gets New, $15 Million Dining Commons

Investment: University to break ground on new facility in late fall for spring 2014 opening.

The talk on most college campuses

Viking Embarks on New Adventure in Ocean Cruising

Tourism: The river cruising company’s new venture could be risky, industry experts say.

Viking River Cruises enters the ocean cruising business.

Growing Pains

Hospital: Under new leadership, Palmdale Regional Medical Center implements three-year growth strategy.

Under new leadership, Palmdale hospital puts together expansion plan

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Hilton in Woodland Hills Prepares for Major Remodel

HOTEL: The renovation, which may cost up to $30 million, will include new lobby.

Hilton in Woodland Hills prepares for major renovation

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Ryland Closes on New Debt to Finance Growth

The Ryland Group Inc. has closed on a $225 million loan that will help the Westlake Village homebuilder pay off more expensive debt due next year and fuel the company’s growth as new opportunities become available.

Simi Valley Hospital Partners to Advance Cancer Care

HEALTH: Hospital aims to keep patients closer to their homes, reduce lengthy travel.

Simi Valley Hospital partners to improve cancer care

Master of Savings

Access Purchasing Network of Canoga Park buys in bulk and passes savings on to clients.

Access Purchasing Network offers integrated purchasing solutions

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Research Group Selects Name for Next Generation

BRAND: The Pluralists are the last white majority generation in the U.S., says Sherman Oaks firm.

Sherman Oaks research firm names the new generation

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As Executive Travel Returns, Hotel Occupancy Rises

HOSPITALITY: Valley hotel properties invest in renovations and hire new employees.

Business travel a boosts Valley region hotel industry. Includes SFVBJ's 2012 LARGEST HOTELS list for download (pdf)

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Pilot Program to Help Valley Kids Ward Off Obesity

Health: Facey Medical Group and Anthem Blue Cross partner to offer preventative care.

Anthem Blue Cross and Facey Medical Group join forces

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Medtronic Pushes Forward

HEALTH: Diabetes unit explores automated devices.

Medtronic works toward creating an artificial pancreas

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Valley Companies Sailing Ahead

EXPANSION: Area river cruise companies grow fleets, drive sales.

Valley river cruising companies expand amid a boom in the industry

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HemaCare De-Registers Stock to Save Money, Time

Strategy: Van Nuys company has shrunk since it shed blood bank business.

HemaCare de-registers common stock in an effort to cut costs

Magnetic Stimulation Machine Offers New Therapy

HEALTH: Valley psychiatrist invests in device to offer patients alternative to anti-depressants.

Local psychiatrist invests in a new device that treats depression

Doctors Selling Out to Hospitals

STRATEGY: Providence Health & Services foundation buys practices.

Providence Health & Services foundation on acquisition spree

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Valley’s Women-Owned Businesses Strong, Growing

Employment: Area firms employ more than 2,500 workers in region, List data show.

Top local female business owners discuss strategies for growth. Includes SFVBJ's 2012 LARGEST WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES list for download (pdf)

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Will New Thrill Ride Top Kong?

TOURISM: Universal unveils Transformers 3D ride next month.

Anticipation builds on Universal Studios’s $50 million Transformers ride

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Electronic Medical Records Provider Expects Growth

Tech: Federal health care reimbursement policy creates opportunity for MD Synergy.

Firm finds big business helping doctors switch to electronic records

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