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Former Amazon Executive Becomes CFO at Calavo Growers

Santa Paula-based avocado company Calavo Growers has announced the appointment of Mariela Matute as its chief financial officer, effective Oct. 11.

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Resonate Blends to Acquire Wellness Cannabis Brand

Resonate Blends Inc., a cannabis holding company in Calabasas, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Lemon and Grass, a Florida-based cannabis wellness brand.

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Metro Expands Ride-Hailing Service to Northwest Valley

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has added the northwest San Fernando Valley to its ride-hailing service Metro Micro.

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Surprises in MGA’s New Dollhouse

Mansion features drive-thru diner and swimming pool.

Chatsworth-based MGA Entertainment Inc. announced late last month the launch of the LOL OMG House of Surprises, a dollhouse featuring 1980s themed rooms, as featured in the “LOL Surprise!” series on YouTube.

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Bros. Grow Chain After Virus Surge

Siblings look to duplicate their Canoga Park flagship restaurant.

Siblings look to duplicate their Canoga Park Middle Eastern restaurant.

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County Orders Vaccine Mandate for Bars, Clubs

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will begin requiring verification of a recent negative COVID-19 test or vaccination for employees and attendees of indoor bars, clubs and lounges.

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AROUND THE VALLEYS

Robert Mehrabian will resume the role of chief executive at Teledyne Technologies Inc. upon the retirement of current head Al Pichelli on Oct. 15.

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Two New Banks Come to Valley

FINANCE: Market beckons to relationship-focused bankers.

Banks expand by opening branches in the Valley region.

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RabbleHealth Fills Panel of Advisors

Array of talent to help with patient information app.

Digital patient engagement company Rabble Health has made four additions to its advisory board with the onboarding of Mitch Ross, former vice president of individual and family plans at Kaiser Permanente; process innovation researcher Brad Power, biotech marketing veteran Diana Porter Bodden and epidemiologist Dr. J. Michael Sprafka.

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FAA Warns of Illegal Air Charters

Van Nuys event addresses ‘significant problem.’

Experts discuss the pitfalls of illegal charter operations.

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Housing Is a Basic Human Right

Los Angeles elected officials failing to provide adequate housing, says mayoral candidate Mel Wilson.

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Back to Class for an MBA

Pandemic motivates more people to take an interest in business education.

Number of applications for master of business administration programs grows during the pandemic.

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Multiple Growth Strategies for Chip Maker

TECHNOLOGY: Semtech in Camarillo expects ‘stronger second half’ in 2021.

Multiple markets fuel growth for chip maker Semtech Corp.

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Kingsbarn to Seek Solid Investments

Vegas firm appoints vice president for the Valley region.

Kingsbarn Real Estate Capital, based in Las Vegas, owns capital funds and focuses on buying commercial real estate to provide structured investments to high-net-worth individuals, family trusts, foundations and institutional investors.

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New Hotel Opens Doors In Calabasas

Weintraub Group’s boutique lodge will have 125 rooms.

When the Cambria Hotel Calabasas-Malibu at last opens its doors this October, it will be a fresh, upscale addition to the region’s hospitality sector.

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Arcutis Looking to Soothe Psoriasis Itch

Clinical study pushes toward first product launch.

Arcutis Biotherapeutics announces the first patient for clinical trial of foam for psoriasis.

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Delta Variant Cuts Attendance at Reagan Library

LIST: But donors and new programs keep foundation’s finances ‘very healthy.’

Donors, new programs keep finances ‘robust’ at Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.