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Fourth-Generation Family Member to Lead Bobrick Washroom Equipment

Matthew Louchheim has been named president of Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc., the fourth generation to lead the family-owned company.

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A Retail Short Circuit

Fry’s Electronics permanently closes but leaves a legacy of thematic store design.

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Toy Industry’s Pandemic Boom

Disney, MGA benefit from stay-at-home spending.

Toy sales in the U.S. grew 16 percent last year to $25.1 billion, according to a January report from New York research company The NPD Group.

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Teledyne Instruments to Land on Asteroid

Instruments from Teledyne Technologies Inc. are aboard a NASA spacecraft that is scheduled to land on an asteroid.

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Montrose Man Pleads Not Guilty in Adult Website Investment Plot

A Montrose man pleaded not guilty to a charge of wire fraud for allegedly defrauding investors out of more than $1 million through an adult entertainment website scam.

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Teledyne Subsidiary Joins Effort to Map World's Seafloor

Teledyne Caris has entered a partnership with the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and the U.K. Hydrographic Office to advance efforts to map the seafloor by 2030.

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Loop Media Launches Wiggles Channel on Roku

Loop Media has expanded its partnership with Roku to bring the Wiggles Channel exclusively to the streaming service.

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Surprises in MGA’s New Dollhouse

Mansion features drive-thru diner and swimming pool.

Chatsworth-based MGA Entertainment Inc. announced late last month the launch of the LOL OMG House of Surprises, a dollhouse featuring 1980s themed rooms, as featured in the “LOL Surprise!” series on YouTube.

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Market Scan, GM to Better Car Buying

Camarillo firm to work on ‘Shop. Click. Drive’ platform.

Market Scan Information Systems Inc. announced this month it would integrate its software with General Motors Co.’s “Shop. Click. Drive” digital retailing platform.

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Conejo Valley

Office vacancy loosened to 17.4 percent, a significant uptick from 13.9 percent the previous quarter.

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Fry’s Abruptly Closes All Stores

Fry’s Electronics abruptly shuttered all of its stores on Wednesday, affecting 31 sites in nine states.

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Universal Studios to Reopen Shops, Restaurants as State Loosens Theme Park Guidelines

Universal Studios Hollywood theme park will reopen shops and restaurants on weekends at its Universal City campus beginning March 12, while state regulations promise the reopening of all theme parks at limited capacity as soon as April 1.

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Gelt and Uhon Secure $83 Million Bridge Loan for Watermark Project

Real estate developers Gelt Inc. and Uhon have secured $83 million in bridge refinancing on behalf of its joint venture The Watermark Apartments in Reseda.

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Teledyne Debuts Machine Cameras

New product line targets industrial applications.

Teledyne Dalsa announced last month the launch of the Linea Lite family of scan cameras

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Residential Broker’s Side Hustle: Insurance

Eli Tene of Century 21 Peak in Woodland Hills looks to cross sell coverage to clientele of new homeowners.

Peak Entities adds insurance to its portfolio of real estate-related businesses.

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Avery Dennison to Acquire Label Maker

Label and packaging materials maker Avery Dennison Corp. has announced it will buy a similar company headquartered in Tennessee.

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Conejo Valley Firm Adds Shareholders

Both attorneys are active in Asian bar associations.

Sharlene Lee and Reema Kapoor have been elected as shareholders of Nevers Palazzo Packard Wildermuth & Wynner Law Firm, the company announced in April.

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Cheesecake Beats on Results but Stock Plunges

Stock in the Cheesecake Factory Inc. fell by double digits Wednesday after the Calabasas-based restaurant chain released second-quarter results that beat analysts’ expectations.

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The Coming Housing Bubble Burst

The coming housing bust.

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State Sparks a Hotelier Exit

HOSPITALITY: Project Homekey buys properties in downturn.

Local governments have purchased at least eight hotels in the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County for conversion into permanent homeless shelters through the state’s Project Homekey initiative.