Tinhorn Flats Premises Quietly Sold

New owner for site of bar that defied COVID rules.

Famous Tinhorn Flats site in Burbank sold to Utah investment firm.


Valley Firm Buys Stake in Modani

Furniture retailer has presence in four states.

Sherman Oaks-based investment firm Optimal Investment Group (OIG) announced that it acquired a controlling interest in French home decor company Modani Furniture, a furniture retailer from Maisons du Monde.


Last-Minute Deal Averts Kaiser Strike

Union secures higher wages and annual bonuses.

Last-minute deal averts Kaiser Permanente strike.


Amgen Hikes Sales, Lowers Guidance

CEO to ‘continue to manage the business effectively.’

Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen Inc. reported 4 percent revenue growth spurred by global product sales, but lowered its revenue guidance for the year in its third quarter financial results.


Orthopedics Group Opens Conejo Office

Thousand Oaks Boulevard facility add to regional chain.

Group practice Ventura Orthopedics has a new facility in Thousand Oaks, continuing its more than 20-year presence in the region.


Hot Summer for Mortgages Picks Up Velocity

FINANCE: Westlake Village company funds record $340 million in third quarter.

Hot summer for mortgages picks up Velocity Financial Inc.


Is It Wetland?

REAL ESTATE: Shawn Moradian wants to build on his 37 acres in Thousand Oaks, but he alleges a ‘backdoor deal’ has sabotaged the project.

Landowner wants to build on 37 acres but claims that ‘backroom deal’ has sabotaged his plans.


NewHydrogen’s Hope of Clean Fuel

Research with UCLA aims to lower costs to crack water.

NewHydrogen explores ways to bring down the cost of hydrogen.


Wanted: Would-Be Real Estate Brokers

Marcus & Millichap fellowship will train next-gen professionals.

Marcus & Millichap Inc. fellowship will train next-gen professionals.



Clubhouse Named For Philanthropist

David Lee hired as chief operating officer at Public Storage.


Dog-Like Robot to Process Claims at Farmers

FINANCE: Insurer to dispatch Rosie after natural disasters.

Farmers Insurance gets a robot to help with the claims process.


Vaccine Policy Not Enforced

RETAIL: Advocates bemoan L.A.’s strict protocols.

Enforcement lax on vaccine verification.


Collectible Car Mart

AUTOMOTIVE: GP Motorsports sells exotic vehicles from its new showroom in Westlake Village.

After COVID-19 related delays, Ron Giger’s opens his car dealership.


Preview: Studio Boom

With demand for content on the rise, developer hurry to build more soundstages


Dine Brands Opens First Virtual IHOP Location

The newest IHOP kitchen will be open only for takeout and delivery, the restaurant chain announced.


Westfield's Valley Winter Fest to Promote Small Business This Year

Westfield Topanga will partner with local realtor and the social media influencer behind 818 Insider, Nestor Aguilar, to host the Valley Winter Fest.


Cast & Crew Expands With Team Acquisition

Entertainment accounting firm Cast & Crew Entertainment Services Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire Team Cos., a production payroll and management company for the advertising, music and concert tours and live events industries.


Manufacturing Technology Lab Completes $14 Million Series A Funding

Machina Labs announced on Wednesday that it had closed a Series A financing round worth $14 million.


Report Examines COVID-19 Impact for Businesses in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties

The Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) and the Regional Small Business Development Center Networks of California (SBDC) has released a commissioned study that investigated COVID-19’s impact on business in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.


Developer Sues Agoura Hills Over Rejected Project

California Commercial Investment Cos. has filed a lawsuit against the city of Agoura Hills over the Westlake Village builder’s long-gestating plan to build Agoura Village East.