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High Demand Means Buy Time at Public Storage

REAL ESTATE: Analysts cheer REIT’s report of property acquisitions in quarter.

Executives with Public Storage discussed acquisitions with research analysts during their conference call on third-quarter earnings.

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Sector Deals With COVID Ups, Downs

Banker sees busy time for plastics, food, beverages.

As a senior vice president at Bank of America for an area that includes the San Fernando Valley, Redonna Carpenter-Woods keeps a close eye on manufacturing companies.

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How Cheri Fleming Faced Setbacks

Three things about Cheri Fleming truly stand out.

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Tenants Hedge With Short Leases, Subleases

Market uncertainty spawns reluctance to long-term commitments.By MICHAEL AUSHENKER Staff Reporter The pandemic may have slammed real estate in the second quarter, but it was in third quarter when the

The pandemic may have slammed real estate in the second quarter, but it was in third quarter when the coronavirus’ economic impact truly unfolded, as industry observers paint a picture of companies afraid to commit to long-term leases in the face of multiple uncertainties: the virus, a presidential election and evolving experiments in workforce dynamics.

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The Man With an Investment Plan for 2021

Tony Battaglia, branch manager at Raymond James’ Woodland Hills office, discusses risk assessment.

Tony Battaglia believes in the power of a plan.

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Mortgage Brokers’ Bonanza

In midst of pandemic, low interest rates foster home-buying and refinance surge.

The coronavirus pandemic and efforts to suppress it have shaken the national housing market – and given some segments a considerable boost.

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Casa Pacifica Moves to New Offices in Camarillo

Space consolidation saves for community programs.

Casa Pacifica has found a new home for its community-based programs.

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PS Business Parks Finds Tenants ‘Doing Fine’

REAL ESTATE: Big lease improves industrial REIT’s third quarter.

PS Business Parks recruits a major tenant to improve third quarter earnings.

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Pandemic Effects Boost Private Company Sales

LIST: From data storage to online sales, entrepreneurs adapt to the times.

Among companies on the Business Journal’s list of Private Companies with the biggest increases in revenue was Lamps Plus Inc. The Chatsworth retailer of lamps, lighting fixtures and home furnishings saw its revenue rise by 166 percent in 2019 to put it at No. 13 on the list. The previous year, the company had been No. 24 with $150 million in revenue for 2018, a Business Journal estimate.

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Medical Supply Company Settles Medicare Fraud Claims

Valley Home Medical Supply Inc. in Canoga Park paid a $565,873 settlement after allegations arose that the company defrauded the federal government's Medicare and Tricare programs.

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Building a ‘New Normal’ at Work

Remodel firm installs anti-virus measures from plexiglass to signs.

Maintco Inc. wants to get businesses ready for the new normal.

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Scramble to Comply in Tier Changes

COVID surge puts Ventura County back in purple status.

Ventura County was one of 41 counties to drop to the state’s most restrictive reopening framework tier on Nov. 16, joining the rest of Southern California.

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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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Valley Festival Takes Viewers to the Drive-In

Three-weekend event will debut comedy ‘Take Me to Tarzana’ and 21 other projects filmed in the region.

The Valley Film Festival wants to take you for a drive.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Acquired for $4.4 Billion

Aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. plans to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. in a deal valued at $4.4 billion.

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AI Company Eta Compute Raises $12.5 Million

Westlake Village tech firm Eta Compute Inc. has raised $12.5 million in a Series C round led by Synaptics Inc. in San Jose.

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For Drug Modeler, French Connection Pays Off

Quarterly report validates Simulations Plus’ acquisition of Lixoft earlier in the year.

Simulations Plus bought French medical software company Lixoft in April, despite a pandemic that hampered in-person communication.

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Executives Promoted at PennyMac Financial

PennyMac Financial Services Inc. has announced two promotions within its executive ranks, effective Jan. 1.

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Ventura Lab Hosts Biome Conference

Malibu Microbiome Meeting followed with live Q&A.

Progenabiome in Ventura shared its Malibu Microbiome Meeting earlier this month,

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AROUND THE VALLEYS

AROUND THE VALLEYS