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Former Kythera CEO Joins Board of Arcutis Biotherapeutics

Keith Leonard Jr., the former chief executive of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, has joined the board of Arcutis Biotherapeutics in Westlake Village.

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NewMark Merrill Hires New Controller, Creates Director of Finance Position

NewMark Merrill Cos., a Woodland Hills-based retail center owner, announced Wednesday the hiring of a new controller and the creation of a new director of finance position.

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LTC Pays for Smooth Transition Between Nursing Home Operators

LTC Properties Inc. has entered into a settlement agreement with two bankrupt former operators, Senior Care Centers and Abri Health Services, after receiving approval from a U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

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Jafra Debuts Unisex Scent Called Nuud

Product combines vanilla, wood for ‘genderless’ aroma.

Jafra Cosmetics International, a Westlake Village based cosmetic and skincare company, announced the launch of its new unisex fragrance, called Nuud, “for him, her and they.”

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Whole Foods to Open Store Without Cashiers in Sherman Oaks

Whole Foods Market announced Wednesday that it will open a new Sherman Oaks store next year without cashiers featuring Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, which allows customers to pay for groceries by QR code or the wave of their palm.

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CBSViacom Looks to Sell Radford Studio

ViacomCBS wants to sell its historic Radford studio lot in Studio City for an undisclosed price, according to media reports.

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Unico Insurance Reviews Strategic Alternatives

The board of Unico American Corp. has authorized a review of strategic alternatives for the company aimed at enhancing shareholder value.

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RentSpree Waives Screening Fees for Displaced Hurricane Victims

Sherman Oaks tenant screening service RentSpree will waive application fees for victims who need to rent property after facing evacuation and/or property damage from Hurricane Ida.

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Applebee’s Forges Marketing Partnership With Country Singer

Applebee’s announced a partnership with Country music singer Walker Hayes whose viral song “Fancy Like” will promotes the chain as perfect for date night.

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MetroLink to Extend Saturday Trips

Commuter railway runs farther on weekends.

Metrolink has expanded its Ventura County Line Saturday service, as of Aug. 14, to include Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura-East stations and promote business recovery in the region.

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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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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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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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Dentist Puts Smile On Innocent Man

Wrongly convicted, he receives pro bono work in Moorpark.

Dentist provides free dental work to wrongly convicted man.

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US Nuclear Moves Forward in Mining Innovation Competition

US Nuclear Corp. and its partner companies have been shortlisted for the next phase of the Charge on Innovation Challenge, a global competition that aims to electrify mining trucks.

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Partners Pay $37.4 Million for Burbank Post-Production Facility

A partnership of Cruzan and Independencia Asset Management paid $37.4 million for a post-production facility in Burbank.

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Capstone Turbine to Power Cryptocurrency Mine in Louisiana

Capstone Green Energy Corp. has received an order for the long-term rental of one its C1000S microturbine systems.

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Northrop Begins Production of New Missile System in Northridge

Northrop Grumman Corp. has been authorized by the Pentagon to begin low-rate initial production of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range weapon.

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LegalZoom Teams With Defy Ventures for Formerly Incarcerated

Glendale-based LegalZoom.com Inc. has formed a partnership with Defy Ventures to support the nonprofit organization’s mission to train formerly incarcerated people to become entrepreneurs.

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Valley Economic Alliance Headquarters Building Sells for $7 Million

The office building that hosts the headquarters of the Valley Economic Alliance in Van Nuys has sold for $7 million, according to brokerage CBRE Group.

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