San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Stephanie Henkel covers health care, biotech, law, insurance, advertising, marketing and public relations throughout the greater San Fernando Valley. She joined the company in September 2015.

Henkel previously interned as a foreign correspondent covering Turkey’s 2014 presidential election from Istanbul. Before that, she wrote content for Global Animal in Santa Monica, an animal-advocacy online magazine.

She has a Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, both from California State University Northridge.

Henkel can be reached at (818) 316-3130, or by email:

Recent Stories

Report: Amgen to Relocate or Lay Off 500 Employees

As many as 500 Amgen Inc. employees in Thousand Oaks have been notified that they will either be relocated, reassigned or laid off, according to a report from Thousand Oaks Acorn.

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Hires CFO

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc., a Westlake-Village biotech working on novel laser hair removal and skin therapies, announced Friday the appointment of Chief Financial Officer Richard Peterson, effective immediately.

Amgen Biosimilar Approved in Europe

Amgen Inc.’s biosimilar to the best-selling drug of all time has been approved for commercialization by the European Commission, the company announced Thursday.

Amgen Opens Tampa Center

Amgen Inc. is opening a 136,000-square-foot facility in Tampa, Fla., the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. announced Wednesday.

Attorneys Hear Migrant Fears

LAW: Trump talk sends workers, employers to seek counsel.

Fears of deportation boost business for local immigration lawyers.

Team Colors Change for JetHawks

Baseball club in Lancaster switches affiliation to Rockies.

Lancaster’s minor-league team the JetHawks takes off with new major-league affiliation.

Wave of Consolidation Shrinks Insurance Sector

LIST: For both carriers and brokerages, it’s a season of big-eat-small.

Local insurance brokerages address industry’s M&A trend.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Antelope Valley Hospital has named Colette Menzel as its new chief financial officer.

Firm’s Arguments Put Parody Case in the Bag

LITIGATION: L.A. tote maker prevails over Louis Vuitton in trademark dispute.

Boutique intellectual property firm Koppel Patrick Heybl & Philpott of Westlake Village successfully defended spoof tote bag maker My Other Bag against luxury designer Louis Vuitton, a brand notorious for filing trademark suits.

MannKind Turns Profitable in Fourth Quarter

MannKind Corp. (MNKD) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter and full-year financial results, beating analysts’ expectations.

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