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Ventura County Drops to Purple Tier

Ventura County has dropped to the most restrictive COVID-19 reopening framework tier.

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First Home COVID Test In Valencia

Ellume’s $30 kit secures approval from the FDA.

Digital diagnostics company Ellume Inc., an Australian company with U.S. operations in Valencia, developed the first at-home COVID-19 test approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Amazon Fresh Opens in North Hollywood

Amazon.com Inc. opened an Amazon Fresh grocery store in North Hollywood.

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Collaborative Seeks to Assists Ventura County Manufacturers

The Economic Development Collaborative in Ventura County has partnered with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting to provide services to manufacturers.

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Residential Rebound

REAL ESTATE: Homebuyers pounce on low mortgage rates to move into suburban markets.

A combination of low interest rates, people working remotely and children learning at home may have contributed to the biggest rise in home sales in the Valley region in September in over two years, according to real estate agents.

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Planet Fitness Signs 10-Year Lease in Simi Valley

Gym chain Planet Fitness has inked a 10-year lease to take over a 22,400-square-foot vacancy at Sycamore Square Shopping Mall in Simi Valley.

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Osteria la Buca Opens

Italian restaurant takes storefront in Sherman Oaks.

Osteria la Buca, one of the Southland’s most popular casual Italian joints in L.A.’s Fairfax district, has opened a Valley outlet on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.

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Warner Center Designated Transportation Innovation Zone

Warner Center has been designed as the first Transportation Technology Innovation Zone in Los Angeles.

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Camarillo Apartment Complex Sells for $96 Million

In Camarillo, a 213-apartment complex known as Las Positas has garnered $95.75 million, or $449,530 per unit.

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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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Amazon Fresh Supermarket Opens in Northridge

Northridge is the latest spot in the Valley to host Amazon.com Inc., which opened an Amazon Fresh grocery store at 19340 Rinaldi St.

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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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Wealth Managers’ Wild Ride

Financial advisors weathered market downs and ups during a year of surprises.

The onset of the coronavirus caused one of the sharpest nosedives in the history of global capital markets. Between Feb. 20 and April 7, the Nasdaq tumbled an unprecedented 1,864 points, a loss of nearly 20 percent.

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Maybe Valley Will Get Some Offices

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Shortly after the coronavirus pandemic hit nearly eight months ago, businesses started questioning whether they would need as much office space going forward.

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Two Men Charged With PPP Loan Fraud

Two businessmen from the San Fernando Valley region were named in a federal criminal complaint for alleged participation in a nearly $2 million fraud involving PPP loans.

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Princess Cruises Extends Sailing Pause

Princess Cruises has again postponed the resumption of cruising activity, this time through May 14.

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Blackstone, Worthe to Develop Burbank Office Tower

A joint venture between Blackstone Group and Worthe Real Estate Group will develop an office tower totaling 500,000 square feet.

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Guitar Center Emerges from Chapter 11

Just a month after filing to reorganize under Chapter 11, Guitar Center Inc. has emerged after ridding its balance sheet of about $800 million in debt.

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Boss Audio Launches Njoie Massager Brand

Product targets consumers in the mid-price range.

Oxnard audio company releases an affordable massage gun

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HBO Movie Set on Cunard Ship QM2

Meryl Streep aboard to film the literary drama ‘Let Them All Talk.’

Cunard’s flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 is making waves in Hollywood.