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SOFT DRINK IPO

Sugar-free soda bottler Zevia goes public on NYSE.Zevia, an Encino-based natural soda company, hopes to become a household name in the sugar-free drink sector.

The Downsides of Remote Working

Publisher Charles Crumpley on the downside of remote working.

State’s Labor Laws Need Updating

With remote work models here to stay, state needs to update labor laws.

AROUND THE VALLEYS

Kennedy Wilson plans to break ground this quarter on a 589-unit master-planned community on a 32-acre parcel owned by and adjacent to California State University – Channel Islands.

Has the Valley Run Out of Industrial Space?

High demand for warehouses continues; supply is constricted.

High demand for warehouses continues, but supply is constricted.

SHEDDING SQUARE FEET

Office vacancy surges nearly 5 points in the Valley as companies look to downsize.

Valley companies look to shed space to prepare for the post-pandemic workforce.

Chatsworth Garage Learns to Go Electric

Fast-changing EV technology means no estimates for clients.

A look at three electric vehicle companies in the greater Valley area.

Universal City Event Debuts the Solo

Three-wheel EV can handle freeway driving for only $18,500.

Climbing into the Solo, a single-occupant vehicle from Canadian electric car manufacturer ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., feels exactly like getting into any type of car, said Kevin Pavlov, the chief executive.

Deal Puts BYD in Driver’s Seat for Fleet Sales

Joint venture lines up to buy 5,000 vehicles over five years.

Early this month, BYD Motors Inc. announced a collaboration with a new San Diego-based joint venture, Levo Mobility, to integrate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology into 5,000 vehicles over the next five years.

A Revolution in Mobility

EVs will bring a seismic shift to the auto market, starting with a cluster of companies in L.A. County.

Southern California is well positioned for coming revolution in transportation.

Ghost VFX’s New Leaders Seek Change

Burbank firm’s president talks about global expansion.

Ghost VFX, a visual effects house with a location in Burbank, announced this month that Patrick Davenport has been appointed as president as part of a strategic expansion.

IATSE Negotiates Deal Before Its First Strike

Stagehands union’s agreement requires membership vote.

IATSE averts its first ever strike as it reaches deal with TV, film producers.

Anti-Piracy Executive to Be Honored

Associaton gives lifetime award to Darcy Antonellis.

The Hollywood Professional Association will recognize a former Warner Bros. Entertainment executive with its lifetime achievement award.

Dole Tackles Food Waste at Home

Marketing campaign tries to educate consumers.

Dole Sunshine Co. announced the results of a survey late last month which revealed that a third of U.S. consumers make no effort to reduce food waste at home.

Restaurateurs Talk COVID Impact

Owners juggle kitchen labor shortage, supply problems.

The Association for Corporate Growth on Oct. 13 held a panel with four local restaurant executives to discuss the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry.

It’s Growth Season for Gold’s Gym

New location in Northridge, remodel in Conejo Valley.

Gold’s Gym SoCal will expand its locations over the next four years.

Business Formation Up at CorpNet

Online legal document firm finds growth in pandemic.

Online legal document filing service CorpNet has benefitted from pandemic.

New Lawyer A Litigator

Victor Balladares joins NPW in Westlake Village.

Westlake Village-based law firm Nevers Palazzo Packard Wildermuth & Wynner recently grew its ranks with the addition of associate Victor Balladares.

LegalZoom Looks for Subscription Revenue

LAW: Executive team from Intuit tries to duplicate the TurboTax success model.

Former Intuit Execs at LegalZoom.com Inc. trying to recreate success of TurboTax.

Businessy Mayor

Management consultant and former IBM executive Bill Miranda brings a fresh perspective to Santa Clarita City Hall.

An interview with Bill Miranda, business consultant and mayor of Santa Clarita.

Firm Steps Forward With Living Wage

LiteGear in Burbank thinks $20 an hour will help worker productivity.

Burbank LED lightning manufacturer LiteGear Inc. giving its employees a $20 living wage.

Hello Auto Group Adds Dealerships

Valencia company acquires car franchises in Temecula.

Valencia-based Hello Auto Group has acquired a pair of Southern California dealerships.

VALLEY INSIDER

Multiple Anniversaries

Valley leader Marty Cooper gathers friends to celebrate birthday, anniversary.

Startup Offers MS Solutions

MEDICAL DEVICES: Will lower price point attract buyers?

After his father was diagnosed with MS, Pier Mantovani was inspired to start a company to make neuro-rehabilitative technology.

New Rule Puts Risk in Recycle

REGULATION: Metal shredders ask for federal oversight.

State agency wants to make a change that recyclers say will drive them out of business.

It’s Time to Get Back to the Office

Why working from the office is healthier for employees and employers.

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