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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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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.

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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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CBRE to Relocate Headquarters to Dallas

The Business Journal has confirmed multiple media reports that commercial real estate brokerage CBRE plans to move its headquarters from Los Angeles to Dallas.

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At Least One County Supe Gets It

‘Before you imperil thousands of businesses and crush a million dreams, shouldn’t you be pretty sure of what you’re doing?’

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California Resources Emerges from Chapter 11

Oil and gas producer California Resources Corp. has completed its financial restructuring under Chapter 11.