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Can VGrid’s Solid Carbon Mitigate Drought?

TECHNOLOGY: Product retains water in soil for plants while limting greenhouse gas.

Camarillo company VGrid Energy Systems Inc. makes power and solid carbon.

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Bills of Mass Introduction

VICA President Stuart Waldman writes about trimming the fat off the legislative process.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Startup Monitors Athletes’ Head Impacts

Founder tapped his experience in both sports and technology.

Anthony Gonzales is chief executive and co-founder of Force Impact Technologies Inc.

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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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Two Brewers Met at the Phone Company

Tap room operators shifted to beer-to-go during pandemic.

Jaime Hernandez and Tony Santa Cruz met at their jobs working for a phone company when they discovered their mutual love of brewing beer.

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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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Business Formation Up at CorpNet

Online legal document firm finds growth in pandemic.

Online legal document filing service CorpNet has benefitted from pandemic.

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Don’t Duplex Your Joint, My Friend

Jamming duplexes into residential neighborhoods won’t help the housing shortage.

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New Owner Looks to Redevelop Canoga Park Shopping Center

A 1.5-acre shopping center in Canoga Park has sold for $9 million to a private investor with an eye toward redevelopment, according to brokerage CBRE Group.

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Simulations Plus Launches University Software Program

Pharmaceutical simulation software company Simulations Plus announced the University+ program, which offers one year of free access to Simulations Plus programs for students and educators at accredited universities worldwide.

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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.

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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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Netflix Acquires Glendale Game Studio

Netflix Inc. has acquired Night School Studio, an independent video game developer.

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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.

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Pandemic May Have Caused 'Structural Change' in Labor Market, Per LAEDC Briefing

Despite a reduction in weekly unemployment claims in L.A. County, regional recovery from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remains slow going.

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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.