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Staff Shortage Confronts Valley Nursing Homes

LIST: Skilled positions take longer to fill during COVID.

Staff shortage confronts San Fernando Valley nursing homes.

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From Startup to Growth Mode

Hispanic companies often begin with personal savings and family money, and access to capital persists as a barrier after the initial launch.

Hispanic companies find access to capital a challenge.

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Machinist Makes Worker-Owner Transition

Marco Manriquez decided to stop working for other people.

Six Hispanic businesspeople from the greater Valley area tell their stories.

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At Preschool, COVID Necessitates 14-Hour Days

Rosangela Valerio-Dyszkant found a way to serve families.

Rosangela Valerio-Dyszkant is founder and director of Little Dreamers Early Childhood Center in Thousand Oaks.

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From CSUN to Getting Documents Done Right

Carlos Camargo strives to give big tech to small businesses.

Carlos Camargo started Olé Copiers in 2014 with business partner Alex Payne after working in his industry for 20 years.

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Event Producer Highlights Valley’s Stories

Oscar Urrutia loves the Valley so much, he made it a business.

Oscar Urrutia spent 15 years working at hotels in the Los Angeles market before starting My Valley Pass, the tourism and visitor’s bureau for the San Fernando Valley.

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Former TV Exec Keeps Projects in Pipeline

Marisol Acosta Montoya went from ad sales to sewer construction.

Marisol Acosta Montoya never intended to enter the sewer industry.

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Sensors Save Water at Multifamily

Feedback on leaks can save 5,000 gallons a day.

Sensors from Camarillo company save water at Los Angeles senior complex.

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Aerojet Secures Orion Contract

Rocket engines will ‘return astronauts to the Moon.’

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. received a contract to build the main engine for the Orion spacecraft that will explore deep space.

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Bomber Fleet Grows In Palmdale

Five B-21 stealth planes prepare for flight testing.

Northrop Grumman Corp. is building five next-generation stealth bombers at its plant in Palmdale, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall said on Sept. 20.

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A Princess Sails From Port of L.A.

Cruise line restarts service with Cabo San Lucas trip.

Princess Cruises restarts voyages from Port of L.A.

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Post Traumatic Pain Leads to CBD Store

While seeking relief from mass shooting trauma, Claudia Chaverra found business opportunity.

Claudia Chaverra, owner of Your CBD Store in Northridge, was inspired to open her business after CBD products helped relieve her symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Restaurants: Two Michelin Stars Shine

Guide praises Pasta|Bar in Encino, Morihiro in Glendale.

The Michelin Guide announced it awarded 27 new stars across California late last month, including two Valley region restaurants: Pasta|Bar in Encino and Morihiro in Glendale.

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$1.8 Billion Gas Leak Settlement Still in Process

LAW: Valley plaintiffs may wait another year for checks.

Southern California Gas Co. to settle lawsuits related to the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak for $1.8 billion.

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Rescue Banking

MANAGEMENT: Tamara Gurney recounts how the PPP program put community bankers on hot seat but they were able to save businesses.

Tamara Gurney of Mission Valley Bank recounts how the institution helped small business with PPP loans.

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California Resources Sells Ventura Basin Wells

ENERGY: Oil producer will ‘recycle capital’ to core fields.

Valencia oil and gas company sells off its Ventura basin wells.

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Footprint Overlap

FINANCE: US Bank buys Union Bank; both institutions have large presences in the North Los Angeles market.

US Bank will acquire Union Bank for about $8 billion.

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Todd Stevens Redux As Oil Firm CEO

Former head of CRC gets $500 million from Kayne Anderson.

Former California Resources Corp. chief executive creates a startup to develop oil, gas assets.

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Chamber Honors Women Leaders

Award recipients range from police chief to entrepreneurs.

United Chambers of Commerce recognizes inspirational women.

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VALLEY INSIDER

VCH’s Judi Rose to Retire

Judi Rose retires from Valley Community Healthcare.