Future of Drones

PROFILE: AeroVironment’s Wahid Nawabi talks about the Mars helicopter and the industrial uses for unmanned aircraft.

An interview with Wahid Nawabi of AeroVironment Inc. about the Mars helicopter and future of the drone market.


Black ENTREPRENEURS MONTH: Laurent ‘Lou’ Correa  Lou, the French on the Block

4007 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank  Business: French bakery (747) 241-8205 • Website:


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.


Excess Food Turns into Donations

Cheesecake cites efficiency gains with the Copia app.

Cheesecake Factory has donated more than 400,000 pounds of excess food to nonprofits this year, almost doubling its total by this time in 2019.


‘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.


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.


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,


Beyond Limits Partners With Houston Consulting Firm

Artificial intelligence company Beyond Limits has signed on as a partner with a Houston consulting firm.


‘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.


Aerojet Ramps Up Rocket Production for NASA

MANUFACTURING: $60 million factory upgrade in Chatsworth.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. is on track to complete construction next year at its Chatsworth campus on new buildings and manufacturing lines for the rocket engines to power humans back to the moon – and potentially to Mars.


Valencia Aerospace Manufacturer Buys Ceramics Firm

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


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:



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


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.