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Valley Economic Alliance Recommends Changes to L.A.’s Building Permit Process

The Valley Economic Alliance has presented 13 recommendations for permit reform to the city of Los Angeles in an effort to streamline the current real estate development and building process.

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Business Events Calendar

Business Events throughout the Valleys.

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Report: Disney May Spin Off ESPN

Walt Disney Co. is looking to spin off its lucrative ESPN sports network, according to a media report.

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Restaurant Panel Discusses COVID Impacts

The Association for Corporate Growth held a panel with four local restaurant executives to discuss the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry.

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LegalZoom and NBA Partner on $6 Million Small Business Program

Online legal technology company LegalZoom.com Inc. in Glendale has teamed up with the National Basketball Association for a multiyear partnership that will begin with a $6 million initiative focused on providing capital and other resources to small businesses.

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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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It’s Time to Get Back to the Office

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

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Bills of Mass Introduction

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

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$15.5 Million For Burbank Residential

Skyview Terrace Apartments trades for $442,860 a unit.

Skyview Terrace Apartments in Burbank sell for $15.5 million.

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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.

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Sensors Save Water at Multifamily

Feedback on leaks can save 5,000 gallons a day.

Sensors from Camarillo company save water at Los Angeles senior complex.

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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.

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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.

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Footprint Overlap

FINANCE: US Bank buys Union Bank; both institutions have large presences in the North Los Angeles market.

US Bank will acquire Union Bank for about $8 billion.

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Camarillo Tomato Farm Sells for $93 Million

AGRIBUSINESS: Facility switches to massive cannabis farm.

Glass House Brands Inc. buys Camarillo area farm to grow marijuana.

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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.

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SOFT DRINK IPO

Sugar-free soda bottler Zevia goes public on NYSE.

Zevia, an Encino-based natural soda company, hopes to become a household name in the sugar-free drink sector.

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Former Rexford CFO Joins PS Business Parks

PS Business Parks Inc. has appointed Adeel Khan as its chief financial officer and corporate secretary, effective Jan. 10, 2022.

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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.

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Cosmetic Packaging Company Acquired

Cosmetic Specialties International has been acquired by Airlite Plastics, a Nebraska packaging manufacturer.

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