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Business Events throughout the Valleys.

September Unemployment Steady in L.A. County

L.A. County’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.4 percent in September as education-related hiring offset declines in several other sectors.

Westlake Village Startup Makes Pepperdine’s List of Most Fundable Companies

Westlake Village’s Giftz was among the 15 most fundable companies, as ranked by the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University in Malibu.

Asgn Acquires IT Service Company

Asgn Inc. completed on Thursday the acquisition of information technology company Intersys Consulting for $67 million in cash.

Netflix Leases 60,000 Square Feet at Burbank Studios

Netflix, Inc. has leased up to 60,000 square feet at Burbank Studios, according to CoStar Group.

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Disney Animation Reclaims Space in Burbank Building

Entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. has signed a lease to expand into The Tower — six years after having vacated floors at the Burbank building.

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Landscaper Pays $3 Million for NoHo Warehouse

Tropical Creations Landscape Contractors has purchased a 10,221-square-foot industrial building at 12610 Saticoy St. South in North Hollywood for $3 million.

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Westlake Village BioPartners Takes Stake in Cancer Therapy Startup

Westlake Village BioPartners is one of seven investors to back ArsenalBio, a San Francisco-based immune cell therapy startup.

Womens Football League Hires President

The Womens Football League Association has named Shawn “Pescas” Costner as president of the new sports league.

Kaiser Permanente Workers Ratify Four-Year Contract

SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West on Wednesday ratified a four-year agreement with Kaiser Permanente, according to a statement from the union.

FilmL.A.’s Television Report Finds California Featured in 44 Percent of Shows

California was used as a location for filming nearly half of all scripted television programs in the current season, according to a report released Wednesday by FilmL.A.

Law Firm Changes Name to Add Third Partner

Santa Clarita-based law firm Poole & Shaffery on Wednesday announced that it has changed its name to add a third partner, Brian Koegle.

Edison Tower Investigated as Cause of Saddleridge Fire

A Southern California Edison transmission tower in Sylmar located near the Oct. 10 ignition point for the 8,300-acre-plus Saddleridge Fire is under investigation as a cause for the blaze.

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Woodbridge’s Shapiro Sentenced for $1.3 Billion Ponzi Scheme

Robert Shapiro of Sherman Oaks was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion charges related to his orchestration of a $1.3 billion investment fraud scheme.

Cal Lutheran President to Step Down

California Lutheran University President Chris Kimball announced he will step down at the end of the academic year.

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Liberman Broadcasting Emerges from Chapter 11

Spanish-language broadcasting company LBI Media has completed its reorganization plan and emerged from Chapter 11 protection.

Universal CityWalk Adds NBC Sports Grill & Brew to Tenant Mix

Universal CityWalk announced Tuesday that NBC Sports Grill & Brew, a sports-dining establishment, will open at the retail center in 2020.

Housing Law By Glendale

Rent notification change part of affordability effort.

Rent notification change part of affordability effort.

AeroVironment Introduces Beefed Up Version of Puma Drone

AeroVironment Inc. has introduced a new version of its Puma hand-launched drone for military customers.

Credit Unions Call Off Merger

Pasadena’s LA Financial Federal Credit Union and Ventura County Credit Union called off a proposed merger following “many discussions and much due diligence.”