CYBERSECURITY special report


For managers, security presents a conundrum: No matter how much you spend, you can never eliminate all the risk.


Report: Raytheon Contests Aerojet Rocketdyne Acquisition

Raytheon Technologies Corp. will contest the acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. by Lockheed Martin Corp., according to media reports.


CloudNine to Make Hangars Arise in Camarillo

Location to serve Valley, Malibu and Santa Barbara.

After several months of delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, RKR Inc. finally broke ground on its CloudNine hangar development at Camarillo Airport.


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.


Authority Marketer

Digital agency head Ali Payani tells what companies have learned from online influencers.

An interview with Ali Payani, chief executive at Burbank-based digital marketing company LookinLA.


Consolidation for Advisory Firms

Alexis Cole sees a future industry of large investment firms with a few specialized solo practitioners.

Alexis Cole joined California Capital Management in 2002 and earned her certified financial planner credentials in 2015.


‘Intersecting Crises’

PROFILE: Incoming CSUN president Erika Beck talks about how online work and learning impact education.

Interview with Erika Beck, the incoming president of California State University – Northridge.


Bar Transforms to Member-Only Club

Vaccination requirement allows face-to-face interaction inside.

North Hollywood bar becomes members-only club.


Hypnosis Class to Ease Zoom Fatigue

Too much screen time with visual monotony can induce ‘trance state.’

HMI College of Hypnotherapy in Tarzana has started offering classes to help people manage Zoom fatigue, including businesspeople.


Business Journal Honors 10 Local CFO and HR Professionals

The San Fernando Business Journal on Wednesday gave awards to 10 standout local chief financial officers and human resource professionals.


Ventura Lab Hosts Biome Conference

Malibu Microbiome Meeting followed with live Q&A.

Progenabiome in Ventura shared its Malibu Microbiome Meeting earlier this month,


‘There Will Be Events We Can’t Foresee’

As clients live longer in retirement, they talk health care and housing plus money.

As a branch manager at the Woodland Hills office of Raymond James & Associates, Tony Battaglia oversees a staff of six, which includes a financial advisor, a senior registered sales associate, a sales client service associate, two senior vice president of investments and an administrative manager.


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.


Hotel Staffers Are Just a Whistle Away

Messaging service facilitates communications with guests.

Jonathan Rojas is the co-founder of Whistle Messaging, an internal and guest communication software for hotels and hospitality businesses.


Valencia Aerospace Manufacturer Buys Ceramics Firm

Fralock Holdings, a Valencia manufacturer for the aerospace, defense and medical industries, has acquired Ceramic Tech Inc.


MannKind Shares Fall 18 Percent on FDA Decision

Shares of MannKind Corp. fell more than 18 percent Monday after the company disclosed a therapy it developed with United Therapeutics Corp. was rejected by the Food and Drug Administration.



Sugar-free soda bottler Zevia goes public on NYSE.

Zevia, an Encino-based natural soda company, hopes to become a household name in the sugar-free drink sector.

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Roman Pizza To Pop Up at Americana

Co-founder of California Pizza Kitchen goes traditional.

Richard Rosenfield, an original co-founder of California Pizza Kitchen Inc., plans to open Roca, an elevated fast-casual interpretation of Roman-style pizza, with a pop-up experience at the Americana at Brand in Glendale on Memorial Day weekend.


Black ENTREPRENEURS MONTH: Shawna Christian Tansy

2120 Magnolia Blvd., Burbank Business: Home décor and garden shop (310) 266-7822 • Email: Website:


Help Employees’ Child Care Needs

Affordable childcare is critical to essential business operations.