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Insomniac Games Plays into Sony’s PS5 Launch

Console marketing features ‘Miles Morales,’ ‘Rift.’

Video games made by a Burbank development studio played a central role in the launch of Sony Corp.’s next-generation PlayStation 5 console.

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Celebrity Taco to Benefit Nonprofit

Foo Fighters’ singer Dave Grohl designs charity menu items.

Sherman Oaks restaurant Casa Vega has partnered with big name rock stars to design limited edition tacos, the sales of which will benefit a local charity.

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Property Managers Wait for Other Shoe to Drop

LIST: Landlord reps worry December lockdown may undo rent collection gains.

Since the economy bottomed out last spring, rent collections at malls and other retail centers in North Los Angeles have seen monthly incremental hikes as landlords and tenants engage in a delicate dance of payment agreements.

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Westlake Village BioPartners Debuts Funds With $500 Million

Westlake Village BioPartners has announced two new funds totaling $500 million to invest in life science startups and construct lab facilities for them.

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Leadership Wishes for All Leaders

With a New Year, a new president, and a new congress, 2021 is ripe for more enlightened leadership at every level

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$133 Million Pushes Industry AI Beyond Limits

Artificial intelligence firm with NASA backing explores new continents.

The big deal for artificial intelligence software developer Beyond Limits came in September in the form of $133 million.

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‘Workforce’ Multifamily for $29M

Mountain View Manor in Sylmar hosts 200 units.

Positive Investment has closed one of the largest 2020 deals in Los Angeles with its purchase of the Mountain View Manor apartments at 12960 Dronfield Ave. in Sylmar, where 200 units traded for $29.4 million, or $147,000 per unit.

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Game of Towers

DEVELOPMENT: Another office building is latest deal between financier Blackstone and developer Jeff Worthe.

Call it a “towering achievement.”

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Publishers Find ‘Mag’ App Easy

MEDIA: Phone-based technology creates online magazines

Jake Warner needed a tool to streamline his workflow as a photographer and media manager for Red Bull’s auto racing series.

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Arcutis Jumpstarts Year With $159 Million IPO

Skin treatment startup looks past pandemic to launch first product.

In January, dermatology research company Arcutis Biotherapeutics Inc. raised $159 million when its stock debuted on the Nasdaq for $17 a share.

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Warner Bros. Modernizes Lot With Icebergs

Project will add 800,000 square feet of office space to Burbank market.

Warner Bros. Entertainment has experienced a lot change this year, from the launch of HBO Max in May to layoffs in the summer and fall to the delay on releasing films to theaters.

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AROUND THE VALLEYS

AROUND THE VALLEYS

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Westlake Bio, Alexandria Team on Lab Buildout

BIOTECH: VC firm to invest in startups that become tenants.

Two real estate deals have put the Conejo Valley’s biotech hub on the fast-track to expansion.

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Coty Buys a Piece of the Kardashian Brand

Makeup firm pays $200 million for stake in KKW Beauty.

Kim Kardashian West’s Woodland Hills cosmetics company KKW Beauty Inc. achieved a valuation of $1 billion this June when the model and reality television star sold a 20 percent stake for $200 million.

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Skateland Turns to Homeless Facility

Hope of the Valley to buy the closed rink in Northridge.

The owners of iconic Northridge roller skating rink Skateland have announced they plan to sell the property at 18140 Parthenia St. to homeless services nonprofit Hope of the Valley, which will transform the building into a bridge housing facility.

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Extra Work on Teledyne’s French Acquisition

TECHNOLOGY: Company adjusts terms and price to reach deal with government.

In a rare move by a company that has grown through its acquisitions, Teledyne Technologies Inc. has made only one in the past year.

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Needham Ranch Moves Needle to the North

Industrial development attracts entertainment, e-commerce to Santa Clarita Valley.

Joint developers Trammell Crow Co. and Clarion Partners LLC saw a series of deals during the year at Center at Needham Ranch, with two new high-profile occupants coming onboard last month.

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Promenade Pullback

DEVELOPMENT: Westfield will move forward gradually in Woodland Hills.

Shortly after Promenade 2035 – the $1.5 billion overhaul of mostly dormant Westfield Promenade shopping mall in Woodland Hills — got final approval last month, the developer decided to wait to start construction.

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Buying into Market Dip to Rebalance Portfolios

One of Jason Sands’ clients asked how he could help others financially during tough times.

Wealth manager Jason Sands sought to keep clients on track for their long-term goals during the year of crisis, while also meeting short-term needs.

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Manage Client Expectations for Smoother Ride

Lamar Hudson avoided panic during pandemic by sticking to goals.

From an office in Woodland Hills, Lamar Hudson provides comprehensive financial advice to a variety of clients – individuals, business owners, nonprofits and charities.