Bills of Mass Introduction

VICA President Stuart Waldman writes about trimming the fat off the legislative process.


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.


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.


Dome Fest Goes Beyond Star Shows

Founder thinks medium has Hollywood potential.

Burbank businessowner Ryan Moore starts festival for immersive films.


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.


L.A. Mandates Vaccine Checks

To the consternation of at least some in the business community, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved an ordinance that will require customers to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before entering many indoor businesses beginning next month.


Long money recovery

Fewer surgeries, extra costs and staff shortages have left hospitals with deep losses.

Hospitals face long financial recovery from COVID-19 pandemic.


It’s Time to Get Back to the Office

Why working from the office is healthier for employees and employers.


A Glimpse at Developer’s Plan for Fry’s Site at Warner Center

A rendering has emerged for Kaplan Cos.’ designs to transform the site of the shuttered Fry’s Electronics store in Woodland Hills into a mixed-use complex featuring apartments, a hotel and retail space.

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California Resources Sells Ventura Basin Wells

ENERGY: Oil producer will ‘recycle capital’ to core fields.

Valencia oil and gas company sells off its Ventura basin wells.


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.


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.


Giving is Pandemic’s Silver Lining

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


Mergers Make Sense for Neighboring Chambers

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

Mergers make sense for neighboring chambers.


Former TV Exec Keeps Projects in Pipeline

Marisol Acosta Montoya went from ad sales to sewer construction.

Marisol Acosta Montoya never intended to enter the sewer industry.


Rescue Banking

MANAGEMENT: Tamara Gurney recounts how the PPP program put community bankers on hot seat but they were able to save businesses.

Tamara Gurney of Mission Valley Bank recounts how the institution helped small business with PPP loans.