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NetSol Shares Jump on Strong Quarterly Results

NetSol Technologies Inc. emerged from its recently completed 2021 fiscal year stronger than before, according to its chief executive, sparking a double-digit gain in share price.

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L.A. City Council Takes First Vote for Vaccine Mandate

Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday held its first vote on an ordinance that would require proof of vaccination for patrons to enter many businesses, including restaurants, gyms, salons and movie theaters.

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Mayor’s Fund Bestows Grants to 12 Chambers in Valley Region

The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles announced last week grants funding several Valley region chambers of commerce as part of its Small Chambers of Commerce Relief Program.

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SoCalGas Resolves Aliso Canyon Lawsuits

The Southern California Gas Co. on Monday announced that several agreements have been reached that are expected to resolve substantially all civil litigation against SoCalGas from the 2015 Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility leak.

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Don’t Duplex Your Joint, My Friend

Jamming duplexes into residential neighborhoods won’t help the housing shortage.

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Giving is Pandemic’s Silver Lining

Multigenerational giving requires commitment and flexibility, writes Naomi Strongin of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.

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AROUND THE VALLEYS

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has added the northwest San Fernando Valley to its ride-hailing service Metro Micro.

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Mergers Make Sense for Neighboring Chambers

LIST: Business organizations combine to enhance events and lobbying power.

Mergers make sense for neighboring chambers.

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Accidental Entrepreneur Loves Hair Salon

Out of a job, Lidia Ortiz found a neraby business for sale.

Lidia Ortiz, owner of the Headline Salon in Woodland Hills, didn’t set out to become an entrepreneur.

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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.

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Startup Monitors Athletes’ Head Impacts

Founder tapped his experience in both sports and technology.

Anthony Gonzales is chief executive and co-founder of Force Impact Technologies Inc.

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Dome Fest Goes Beyond Star Shows

Founder thinks medium has Hollywood potential.

Burbank businessowner Ryan Moore starts festival for immersive films.

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Can VGrid’s Solid Carbon Mitigate Drought?

TECHNOLOGY: Product retains water in soil for plants while limting greenhouse gas.

Camarillo company VGrid Energy Systems Inc. makes power and solid carbon.

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Simulations Plus Sees Uneven Income Streams

BIOTECH: Software sales go up in the same quarter that service revenue declines.

Uneven income streams for drug modeling company Simulations Plus Inc.

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Budget-Conscious Children’s Fashion

Website sells used apparel curated into outfits at set prices.

Valley resident creates website to sell used children’s apparel at set prices.

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AI Could Help Your Network

SOFTWARE: Ferret secures funds for reputation platform.

Ferret uses an AI-powered app for people to evaluate the reputations of their social networks.

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ServiceTitan Brings Technology Experts to Board

ServiceTitan has appointed two technology experts to its board of directors – Diya Jolly and Sameer Dholakia.

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US Bancorp to Buy Union Bank for $8 Billion

U.S. Bancorp, parent of US Bank, will acquire MUFG Union Bank for about $8 billion, the companies announced.

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Former Amazon Executive Becomes CFO at Calavo Growers

Santa Paula-based avocado company Calavo Growers has announced the appointment of Mariela Matute as its chief financial officer, effective Oct. 11.

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Metro Expands Ride-Hailing Service to Northwest Valley

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has added the northwest San Fernando Valley to its ride-hailing service Metro Micro.