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Filming Way Up in County

On-location filming was up in the third quarter, netting the third-highest total for any quarter on record, according to figures released Wednesday by FilmLA.

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Dole Tackles Food Waste at Home

Marketing campaign tries to educate consumers.

Dole Sunshine Co. announced the results of a survey late last month which revealed that a third of U.S. consumers make no effort to reduce food waste at home.

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Business Formation Up at CorpNet

Online legal document firm finds growth in pandemic.

Online legal document filing service CorpNet has benefitted from pandemic.

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State’s Labor Laws Need Updating

With remote work models here to stay, state needs to update labor laws.

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$128 Million Buys Simi Valley Distribution Facility

A distribution facility in Simi Valley has sold for $128 million, or roughly $441 per square foot.

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Deal Puts BYD in Driver’s Seat for Fleet Sales

Joint venture lines up to buy 5,000 vehicles over five years.

Early this month, BYD Motors Inc. announced a collaboration with a new San Diego-based joint venture, Levo Mobility, to integrate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology into 5,000 vehicles over the next five years.

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Startup Offers MS Solutions

MEDICAL DEVICES: Will lower price point attract buyers?

After his father was diagnosed with MS, Pier Mantovani was inspired to start a company to make neuro-rehabilitative technology.

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Universal City Event Debuts the Solo

Three-wheel EV can handle freeway driving for only $18,500.

Climbing into the Solo, a single-occupant vehicle from Canadian electric car manufacturer ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., feels exactly like getting into any type of car, said Kevin Pavlov, the chief executive.

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Businessy Mayor

Management consultant and former IBM executive Bill Miranda brings a fresh perspective to Santa Clarita City Hall.

An interview with Bill Miranda, business consultant and mayor of Santa Clarita.

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Mask Order Extended in Ventura County

The Ventura County Public Health Officer this week extended the indoor mask order that requires all individuals wear face coverings when indoors in public settings. The new details also establish criteria for ending the mandate.

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Capstone Sells Turbines to Utility in Colombia

Capstone Green Energy Corp. announced this week it received an order for a three-bay microturbine system from a natural gas utility company in Colombia.

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Smidt Foundation Awards $1 Million to Skilled Trades Teachers, Schools

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools announced Thursday the winners of its Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence, distributing $1 million to educators and schools in 14 states.

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Simulations Plus Misses Estimates on Earnings in Fiscal Fourth Quarter

Simulations Plus Inc. on Monday reported a 12 percent gain in revenue for fiscal 2021 and a 3 percent gain in its fiscal fourth quarter.

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Restaurateurs Talk COVID Impact

Owners juggle kitchen labor shortage, supply problems.

The Association for Corporate Growth on Oct. 13 held a panel with four local restaurant executives to discuss the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry.

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Simulations Plus Launches University Software Program

Pharmaceutical simulation software company Simulations Plus announced the University+ program, which offers one year of free access to Simulations Plus programs for students and educators at accredited universities worldwide.

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IATSE Negotiates Deal Before Its First Strike

Stagehands union’s agreement requires membership vote.

IATSE averts its first ever strike as it reaches deal with TV, film producers.

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A Revolution in Mobility

EVs will bring a seismic shift to the auto market, starting with a cluster of companies in L.A. County.

Southern California is well positioned for coming revolution in transportation.

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Anti-Piracy Executive to Be Honored

Associaton gives lifetime award to Darcy Antonellis.

The Hollywood Professional Association will recognize a former Warner Bros. Entertainment executive with its lifetime achievement award.

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Warner Bros.’ Burbank Facility to Be ‘Largest Studio Development’

The historic Warner Bros. Ranch Lot in Burbank will get a $500-million makeover from new owners Worthe Real Estate Group and Stockbridge.

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VALLEY INSIDER

Multiple Anniversaries

Valley leader Marty Cooper gathers friends to celebrate birthday, anniversary.

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