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The Man With an Investment Plan for 2021

Tony Battaglia, branch manager at Raymond James’ Woodland Hills office, discusses risk assessment.

Tony Battaglia believes in the power of a plan.

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Casa Pacifica Moves to New Offices in Camarillo

Space consolidation saves for community programs.

Casa Pacifica has found a new home for its community-based programs.

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Skateland Turns to Homeless Facility

Hope of the Valley to buy the closed rink in Northridge.

The owners of iconic Northridge roller skating rink Skateland have announced they plan to sell the property at 18140 Parthenia St. to homeless services nonprofit Hope of the Valley, which will transform the building into a bridge housing facility.

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Coty Buys a Piece of the Kardashian Brand

Makeup firm pays $200 million for stake in KKW Beauty.

Kim Kardashian West’s Woodland Hills cosmetics company KKW Beauty Inc. achieved a valuation of $1 billion this June when the model and reality television star sold a 20 percent stake for $200 million.

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Property Managers Wait for Other Shoe to Drop

LIST: Landlord reps worry December lockdown may undo rent collection gains.

Since the economy bottomed out last spring, rent collections at malls and other retail centers in North Los Angeles have seen monthly incremental hikes as landlords and tenants engage in a delicate dance of payment agreements.

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Extra Work on Teledyne’s French Acquisition

TECHNOLOGY: Company adjusts terms and price to reach deal with government.

In a rare move by a company that has grown through its acquisitions, Teledyne Technologies Inc. has made only one in the past year.

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Corporate Strength Can Help Operators in Crisis

LIST: Food service firms account for most names on Business Journal’s directory.

Franchised restaurants, often with strong brand recognition and support from well-capitalized corporate owners, may seem better equipped than independent restaurants to survive a crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic, but that assumption isn’t always true.

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Not Much Vacancy at Newhall Crossings

Residential component rents all apartments – but adjacent movie theater remains empty in pandemic.

It was supposed to be a summer 2020 celebration — the simultaneous ribbon-cutting of the mixed-use residential and retail complex Newhall Crossings and a brand new, seven-screen Laemmle Theatres arthouse cinema was going to usher in a new commercial enterprise in the heart of Newhall that has been under construction since 2018.

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Mortgage Brokers’ Bonanza

In midst of pandemic, low interest rates foster home-buying and refinance surge.

The coronavirus pandemic and efforts to suppress it have shaken the national housing market – and given some segments a considerable boost.

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Publishers Find ‘Mag’ App Easy

MEDIA: Phone-based technology creates online magazines

Jake Warner needed a tool to streamline his workflow as a photographer and media manager for Red Bull’s auto racing series.

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Manage Client Expectations for Smoother Ride

Lamar Hudson avoided panic during pandemic by sticking to goals.

From an office in Woodland Hills, Lamar Hudson provides comprehensive financial advice to a variety of clients – individuals, business owners, nonprofits and charities.

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Warner Bros. Modernizes Lot With Icebergs

Project will add 800,000 square feet of office space to Burbank market.

Warner Bros. Entertainment has experienced a lot change this year, from the launch of HBO Max in May to layoffs in the summer and fall to the delay on releasing films to theaters.

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Game of Towers

DEVELOPMENT: Another office building is latest deal between financier Blackstone and developer Jeff Worthe.

Call it a “towering achievement.”

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Amgen Licenses Experimental Drug for Tuberculosis, Leprosy Treatment

Amgen Inc. has licensed one of its investigational pipeline drugs to Medicines Development for Global Health for the treatment of tuberculosis and leprosy.

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Westlake Village BioPartners Debuts Funds With $500 Million

Westlake Village BioPartners has announced two new funds totaling $500 million to invest in life science startups and construct lab facilities for them.

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Atara Biotherapeutics Signs Deal With Bayer Worth Up to $610 Million

Atara Biotherapeutics and German pharmaceutical giant Bayer have entered into a strategic collaboration to develop therapies for solid tumors.

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Resonance’s Soothing VR Platform

Audio, video calms patients during MRI procedure.

Resonance Technology in Northridge demoed its virtual reality platform at the Radiological Society of North America’s virtual event last year, a bright point for the small medical device manufacturer.

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Multi-Tenant Industrial Site in Van Nuys Sells for $3 Million

A 16,230-square-foot industrial site in Van Nuys has sold for $3 million, or nearly $188 per square foot.

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Semtech and Amazon Sign Third Deal

Latest agreement for cloud computing develoment.

Semtech Corp. has teamed with Amazon Web Services Inc. to offer its long range, low power wide area network (LoRaWAN) protocol for Amazon’s managed cloud service.

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Promenade Pullback

DEVELOPMENT: Westfield will move forward gradually in Woodland Hills.

Shortly after Promenade 2035 – the $1.5 billion overhaul of mostly dormant Westfield Promenade shopping mall in Woodland Hills — got final approval last month, the developer decided to wait to start construction.

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