Stephanie Bedolla

Staff Reporter

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Recent Stories

All Eyes on Warby Parker’s New Glendale Store

OPENING: Upscale eyeglass and sunglass shop features original mural.

Warby Parker opened its sixth location in Los Angeles on Jan 27.

Little Piggies Find Safety At Shelter

Chatsworth nonprofit specializes in rescue of cuddly guinea pigs.

A one-of-a-kind guinea pig rescue in Chatsworth.

Mass Appeal Of Hair Line

Calabasas company rolls out hair care products at mass retailers.

NetSol Swings to Positive Earnings

NetSol Technologies Inc. on Tuesday reported profits equal to 6 cents a share – well up from last year’s loss equal to -20 cents a share – for the fiscal second quarter that ended Dec. 31.

Glendale Hotel Financing Set

Dallas-based Hall Structured Finance announced on Tuesday the company will finance the construction of the Aloft hotel in Glendale for $17.6 million.

Mexican Food Takes Center Table on Princess Cruise

Princess Cruises on Monday announced a Culinary Cruise that will leave Los Angeles and focus on Mexican cuisine.

B. Riley Raises Startup Capital for Infinity Bank

B. Riley FBR Inc. on Wednesday announced it acted as the sole placement agent for Infinity Bank in its $33 million equity capital raise. The transaction closed on Feb 1.

Valley Presbyterian Foundation Elects Chairman

HEALTH: PR exec Anthony Tartaglia wants more publicity for provider.

Valley Presbyterian Hospital Foundation has appointed Anthony Tartaglia as chairman of the board.

Remodel Wave Hits Hospitality

Renovations can expand target markets and raise rates.

Hotel remodels in the greater Valley area.

Club Cues Music in Valencia

ENTERTAINMENT: Canyon adapts to family-friendly market.

Concert promoter opens new venue in Santa Clarita.

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Preview: Club Cues Music in Valencia

Owner of Canyon in Agoura Hills tweaks marketing tactics for new Santa Clarita venue.

LTC Acquires Assisted Living Facility in $10 Million Joint Venture

LTC Properties Inc. on Thursday announced a $10 million joint venture with an affiliate of Affinity Living Group.

On Assignment Stock Soars on Acquisition

ECS Federal LLC announced Wednesday that it has signed a final agreement to be acquired by On Assignment Inc. for $775 million. On Assignment’s stock surged after the announcement.

Avery Dennison Beats Earnings Expectations

Avery Dennison Corp. on Wednesday announced fourth quarter adjusted earnings of $1.33 a share, beating expectations by 8 cents. The stock went up after the announcement.

Cal Lutheran Entrepreneurship Center Receives $300,000 Donation

California Lutheran University’s Center for Entrepreneurship has received a $300,000 donation from a Camarillo couple, the university announced Monday.

AMS Receives Certification as a Social Enterprise

Advantage Media Services Inc. announced Thursday the company has received certification from Los Angeles County as a Social Enterprise.

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Results in Store Closures

Toys R Us announced that it will close 182 stores nationwide as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan.

Providence Tarzana Receives Record $4 Million Donation

Providence Tarzana Medical Center received a $4 million donation from Allison Clago, a member of the hospital’s board of governors, in a signing ceremony on Wednesday at the Providence Tarzana Foundation office.

Avery Dennison Grows Sustainable Label Line

Avery Dennison Corp. has added two new label materials to its wine and spirits portfolio, the company announced Tuesday.

Viking Voyage Takes You From L.A. to London

Travel: Cruise company launches 141-day world tour.

Viking launches a new ship for a round-the-world route with a stop in Los Angeles.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Private High Schools Compete for Valley Students

LIST: Specialized curricula, extra programs spur enrollment growth.

Private high schools use specialized programs to compete for students in the Valley.

Apartments, Retail Rise at Former Ikea Location

Construction: $400 million project will bring H&M, ice rink to consumers.

The former Ikea site in Burbank will be redeveloped to feature both retail and residential space, the City of Burbank Planning Division announced Jan 5.

Compassionate CEO

John Brauer brings a career of service — and business expertise — to New Horzons.

Q&A: John Bauer, the new head of New Horizons, talks about his career in nonprofits and work with the developmentally disabled.

Amgen Cancer Biosimilar Approved in Europe

Amgen Inc. and partner Allergan plc announced Thursday they were given marketing authorization by the European Commission for the drug Mvasi to treat certain types of cancers.

Cinedigm to Distribute Insurrection Projects in North America

Cinedigm Corp. has made a deal with Insurrection Entertainment to distribute the independent production house’s content in North America, the company announced on Wednesday.

‘Hero Hire’ Job Fair Set for Feb. 15

The Valley Economic Alliance has announced its annual job fair for veterans will be held at the Los Angeles Valley College on Feb. 15.

Payscout Unveils First-Ever VR Donation at CES

Payscout Inc. has performed the first frictionless donation in virtual reality, the company announced Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

B. Riley Hires Global Strategist

B. Riley FBR Inc. has appointed Mark J. Grant as managing director and chief global strategist, the company announced Monday.

Franchise Companies Find Retail Room to Grow

LIST: Business model’s advantages help Valley franchisers expand outlets.

Franchise companies find room to grow in and out of the Valley.

Food Rehab for Youth

Market research led firm to open its first eating disorder facility for teen girls in Agoura Hills.

Eating disorder clinic opens to treat teenage girls.

Bike Angels Bestow Fixed-Up Wheels to Needy

NONPROFIT: Burbank group collects and repairs 1,500 bicycles for the holidays.

The Burbank Bike Angels celebrated the display of 100 restored bikes in front of Burbank City Hall on Dec 13.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Cinedigm Secures $10 Million Loan From Bison Entertainment

Cinedigm Corp. announced today that on Dec. 29 the Sherman Oaks based entertainment company secured a $10 million loan from Bison Entertainment and Media Group.

Former Burbank Ikea Site Slated for $350 Million Rededevelopment

Owners of the Burbank Town Center announced Friday plans to convert the former IKEA store location into retail space and residential units in a $350 million construction project.

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Luxury Units to be Built in Vista Canyon

JPI, a national developer of multifamily homes, on Wednesday announced that it plans to build luxury apartments in Vista Canyon.

Outbreak Makes 200 Sick on Princess Ship

The Sea Princess cruise ship, operated by Princess Cruises in Santa Clarita, on Wednesday confirmed a gastroenteritis outbreak that left 200 people sick.

Dole Float Wins Grand Marshal Award at Rose Parade

Dole Packaged Foods took home the Grand Marshal award at the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Years Day for its “Sharing Nature’s Bounty” float.

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Airborne Wireless Network Signs Development Agreement

Airborne Wireless Network has entered into an agreement with iNTELLICOM Technologies Inc. to support development and advancement of the company’s Infinitus Super Highway.

Forever 21 Finds Data Breach at Stores

Forever 21 Inc. has found a computer data breach that compromised customer data sporadically over an eight-month period.

Six Flags Magic Mountain Avoids Strike With Machinists Union Agreement

Six Flags Magic Mountain avoided a strike by reaching an agreement with the International Association of Machinists on Wednesday.

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Gas Leak Confirmed in Aliso Canyon

Residents near the Alison Canyon gas facility in Porter Ranch have reported the smell of natural gas.

Cherokee Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Cherokee Global Brands has appointed Steven Brink as the new chief financial officer following Jason Boling’s resignation, the company announced Monday.

FloQast Relocates to Larger Office

FloQast has relocated its corporate headquarters to Sherman Oaks due to accommodate rapid growth, the company announced Monday.

Limoneira Escapes Major Fire Damage

Limoneira Co. has issued a statement that its crops escaped substantial damage from the Southern California wildfires.

Monster Digital Trading Extended Until Jan. 3

Monster Digital Inc. has received an extension to continue listing its stock on the Nasdaq, according to the company.

Tutor Perini Wins $238 Million Office Building Contract

A subsidiary of Tutor Perini Corp. has been selected by the California Department of General Services to construct a new $238 million office building in downtown Sacramento.

Downtown Burbank Opens Seasonal Ice Rink

Outdoor ice skating has returned to Burbank for the 2017 holidays.

Kaiser Permanente Awards $250,000 to Valley Nonprofits

Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center has recognized 25 San Fernando Valley nonprofit organizations with $250,000 in grand funds.