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Grandpoint Buys Gilmore Bank

Grandpoint Bank has completed its acquisition of Gilmore Bank in La Canada-Flintridge.

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Radio Ad Auction Firm Expands to United Kingdom

Reverse auction firm Bid4Spots has expanded its marketplace for radio airtime to the United Kingdom, the company announced.

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Marcus & Millichap Buys Canadian Real Estate Firm

Marcus & Millichap Inc. has acquired Canadian real estate firm Primecorp Commercial Realty Inc., the Calabasas brokerage announced Monday.

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Canadian Telecom Buys Xavient in Simi Valley

Telus Communications Inc., a major wireless communications provider in Canada, has acquired Xavient Information Systems Inc. in Simi Valley. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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AFEX Buys Toronto Bank

AFEX, a Woodland Hills provider of cross-border payment services for businesses, has purchased Jameson Bank in Toronto

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Shareholders Approve Sport Chalet Sale

Sport Chalet Inc. shareholders have approved a $70 million acquisition of the La Canada Flintridge retailer by a Connecticut sporting goods company, the companies announced Monday.

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MGA’s Larian Leads Crowdfunding Campaign to Buy Toys R Us

Isaac Larian, chief executive of Van Nuys toy manufacturer MGA Entertainment Inc., has along with unnamed investors pledged $200 million to an online public crowdfunding campaign he created to save Toy R Us as it files for bankruptcy.

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Pasadena Doctors Group Buys Building

Pasadena’s Huntington Orthopedics Surgical Medical Group has bought its second building in the past year near Huntington Hospital.

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Glendale TV Studio Sells for $15.4 Million

Commercial real estate brokerage Avison Young (Canada) Inc. in Los Angeles said it has negotiated the $15.4 million sale of a Glendale television studio.

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Video Conferencing Provider Opens Office Abroad

TECH: Location is expected to ‘springboard’ international growth for company, CEO says.

Providea Conferencing LLC opens its first office outside the U.S.

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Encino Training Video Firm Takes on New Name

Advanced Media Training Inc. has changed its corporate name to DeMatco Inc., the company has announced.

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ValueClick Jumps After Upgrade and New Coverage

Shares of ValueClick Inc. rose more than 8 percent Monday after one analyst upgraded the stock and another initiated coverage with a “buy” rating.

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Investor Buys Tehachapi Wind Farm

A San Francisco financier in alternative energy has acquired a Tehachapi wind farm which has a power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

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Universal Shakes Up Home Entertainment Division

Universal Pictures is setting up separate operating companies for home-entertainment distribution in the U.S. and Canada, according to media reports on Friday

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RUNAWAY---Production Companies Head to Canada to Compete

As part of a growing industry-wide battle to cope with runaway film production, Arleta-based special effects firm MastersFX Inc. has opened a second studio in Vancouver, B.C.

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Dine Brands, Builder to Open 15 IHOPs in Toronto

Dine Brands International has entered into a franchising agreement with construction firm Minhas Holdings, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, to bring more than a dozen IHOP diners to the Toronto market.

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Kythera Shares Spike on Positive Clinical Trial

Shares of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc. skyrocketed 25 percent on Tuesday after the Calabasas biotech announced positive clinical trial results for its lead pipeline drug that reduces double chins.

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Reports: Toys R Us Rejects Larian’s Bid for Stores

Toys R Us has rejected MGA Entertainment Inc. Chief Executive Isaac Larian’s $890 million dollar bid to acquire some of the bankrupt retailer’s stores in the U.S. and Canada, according to media reports.

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Valley Firm Serving Local, Global Clients

Online: National Positions offers mobile marketing, SEO and social media services.

SPOTLIGHT - Online advertising & SEO Companies: National Positions

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Sport Chalet

Considering recent history, it seems an odd time for a sporting-goods chain to go on an expansion drive in Southern California. But that isn't stopping Sport Chalet.