Story

AROUND THE VALLEYS

A 221,842-square-foot industrial facility committed to Amazon.com Inc. has sold for $74 million, or roughly $334 per square foot.

Story

Quanta Subsidiary Signs Tony Hawk Endorsement Deal

Medolife Rx Inc., a subsidiary of Quanta Inc. in Burbank, has reached a brand endorsement agreement with skateboarding icon Tony Hawk.

Story

Hospitals in Distress

HEALTH CARE: Executives recount the ‘harrowing experience’ at the lowest point of the COVID-19 crisis.

The struggle against COVID-19 turned into a grim battle against exhaustion in the health care industry, as exemplified by Pacifica Hospital of the Valley.

Story

HYDROGEN HUB

PROFILE: How Mayor R. Rex Parris is luring alternative energy companies to Lancaster.

Hydrogen companies from around the world including SGH2, Hitachi Zosen Inova and Toshiba are setting up shop in Lancaster, hinting at that area’s potential to become a premier alternative energy hub. Creating a welcoming environment for such companies is a motivator driving longtime mayor and career lawyer R. Rex Parris. SGH2 last year signed a deal with the Antelope Valley city to build a first-of-its-kind plant called S2 that will use a NASA-developed method to incinerate the city’s recycled waste to create hydrogen, which could be used to fuel vehicles. In this interview, Parris says it’s “inevitable” that Lancaster will be known as a hydrogen hub and explains why he’s a big believer in alternative energy.

Story

Spanish Cuisine Finds a Table in the Valley

Three-meat paella de carne ranks as customers’ favorite dish.

Sandra Cordero is the owner of Gasolina Cafe, a Woodland Hills restaurant with Spanish-influenced food.

Story

Black Entrepreneurs Month: Lamar Hudson

Lamar Hudson, who runs his eponymous financial advisory firm in Woodland Hills, provides financial advice to a variety of clients – individuals, business owners, nonprofits and charities.

Story

Italian Outplacement Firm Enters U.S. Via Valley

STAFFING: Acquisition the first step toward ‘global reach’ from Burbank.

The outplacement division of human resources technology firm CareerArc in Burbank has rebranded as Intoo USA

Story

Black Entrepreneurs Month: Justine Belyeu

As nonessential businesses under the state’s COVID-19 regulations, hair salons have been at least as vulnerable as restaurants and bars during these pandemic times.

Story

Local Landlords Are Heroes, Too

It’s Christmas morning and my phone rings. It’s a tenant telling me: “I went to use my stove and it does not work.

Story

Salem Outperforms During Down Year for Radio

MEDIA: Block time sales provide revenue stability in midst of industry slump. By MARK R. MADLER Staff Reporter Salem Media Group Inc. outperformed its industry in terms of broadcast revenue in the se

Salem Media Group Inc. outperformed its industry in terms of broadcast revenue in the second quarter, according to executives with the Camarillo Christian and politically conservative radio broadcaster, publisher and online content provider.

Story

Product Talk

PROFILE: Marketer Sky Cassidy thinks companies should solve their customers’ problems before trying to support a charity or save the whales.

Mountain Top Data’s Sky Cassidy talks about the problems with “purpose-driven” marketing.

Story

Restaurants Take Another Bite at Profitability

RETAIL: Owners balance costs versus limited capacity.

To open or not to open – for restaurant owners, that’s the question.

Story

It’s Time to Get Back to the Office

Why working from the office is healthier for employees and employers.

Story

Sensors for Air Quality Aboard Jets

Teledyne Controls gains FAA approval on new product.

Teledyne Controls received this month approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to install its new aircraft cabin environment sensor on the Boeing 737 aircraft.

Story

Preview: Disney Downsize

Walt Disney Co. is now a streaming business. So how will this switch impact the Tri-Cities’ commercial real estate sector?

Story

Black Entrepreneurs Month: Sheridan March

The economic lockdowns prompted by the coronavirus have killed many businesses. But in a way, the lingering quarantines created Selfish LLC.

Story

Family Law

Courthouse closures and masked witnesses complicate cases that often hinge on credibility.

At Reape-Rickett Law Firm in Valencia, the family matters practice had an overall drop in revenue last year, mostly due to court closures during stay-at-home orders rather than a drop in business, said Partner James Reape.

Story

How Cheri Fleming Faced Setbacks

Three things about Cheri Fleming truly stand out.

Story

Top Growers

For companies focused on expansion, it’s time to re-examine the business model.

This year’s Fastest Growing Private Companies list reveals the diversity of the San Fernando Valley region’s economy.

Story

Social Media ‘Insider’ Promotes Businesses

Influencer shares stories of small companies in the 818.

Nestor Aguilar is the founder of 818 Insider, a website and social media brand focused on highlighting the San Fernando Valley’s landmarks, businesses and people.