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State Small Business Fund Opens for Grant Applications

The state of California’s $500 million Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program has opened its first round of applications

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MannKind Buys QrumPharma for $3.5 Million

MannKind Corp. announced it has acquired Pennsylvania-based QrumPharma Inc. for $3.5 million in cash and more than 3 million shares of its common stock.

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LISC Manages $103 Million in Business Grants

Valley companies benefit from recovery fund.

By the end of 2020, the Los Angeles branch of the nonprofit financial institution Local Initiatives Support Corp., or LISC, will have distributed roughly $103 million in grants to local small businesses

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Med Building Slated for Tarzana

A 42,000-square-foot structure in Tarzana, just 1.5 miles from the Providence Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, is undergoing $4.5 million in renovations to be completed in the third quarter of next year.

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40 Apartments to Rise in Winnetka

With the unanimous approval of Los Angeles Planning Commission, another 40 residential units will be coming to the central San Fernando Valley.

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Flood of Phone Calls Followed by Gains

In a two-day period, Steve Davis fielded150 phone calls from clients with questions.

Wealth manager Steve Davis can attest that 2020 was a year unlike any other.

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Warner Center Designated Transportation Innovation Zone

Warner Center has been designed as the first Transportation Technology Innovation Zone in Los Angeles.

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Avery Dennison Spends $88 Million to Buy ACPO

Avery Dennison Corp. has acquired ACPO Ltd., an Ohio-based manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labels and industrial tapes, for $87.6 million.

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Advocate Seeks Change in the Valley Via 501(c)(3)

Daily protests in Sherman Oaks spawn organization.

Latora Green has been protesting police brutality and institutional racism on the steps of the Sherman Oaks Galleria for 176 consecutive days.

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Sector Deals With COVID Ups, Downs

Banker sees busy time for plastics, food, beverages.

As a senior vice president at Bank of America for an area that includes the San Fernando Valley, Redonna Carpenter-Woods keeps a close eye on manufacturing companies.

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Three Counties Explore Forming Separate COVID-19 Region

Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties intend to petition the state to form a separate Central Coast region for the purpose of coronavirus pandemic regulation.

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Malls Wary for Reopening II

Malls Wary for Reopening II

L.A. County’s second reopening of indoor shopping facilities.

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Lancaster Looks to Form Health Agency

Antelope Valley city wants autonomy in regulation.

The city of Lancaster took a hammer to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, first backing a vote of no confidence in its director, Barbara Ferrer, then commissioning a study on how to form a separate public health department.

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Residential Rebound

REAL ESTATE: Homebuyers pounce on low mortgage rates to move into suburban markets.

A combination of low interest rates, people working remotely and children learning at home may have contributed to the biggest rise in home sales in the Valley region in September in over two years, according to real estate agents.

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Warner Begins Another Big Round of Layoffs

WarnerMedia began a second round of layoffs on Tuesday, as outlined in a memo sent to employees by the chief executive.

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Nurses Strike Called Off

A nursing strike planned for the holidays was narrowly avoided, with Hospital Corporation of America and Service Employees International Union 121 RN coming to a tentative contract agreement.

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Credit Unions Follow Playbook During Pandemic

LIST: Aid to membership ramps up, especially for hard-hit industries.

Valley credit unions are expanding programs and launching new ones to retain members during the pandemic.

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Chick-Fil-A Opens in Woodland Hills

Fast-food chicken chain Chick-Fil-A opened a new restaurant Thursday at 20101 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills.

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Biotech Space Bought from Amgen

Chicago-based Singerman Real Estate and HATCHspaces in Los Angeles have bought a former Amgen Inc. building in Thousand Oaks as part of its joint venture, the companies said on Tuesday.

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PS Business Parks Finds Tenants ‘Doing Fine’

REAL ESTATE: Big lease improves industrial REIT’s third quarter.

PS Business Parks recruits a major tenant to improve third quarter earnings.