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GONE Green

Westfield’s former senior vice president starts his own real estate investment fund.

Larry Green, the former vice president of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, has formed his own company L. Green Investment and Development in Calabasas.

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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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Glendale City Councilman to Chair Metrolink

Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian has been named as the chairman of the governing body of Metrolink, the commuter railway service.

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Lancaster Looks to Form Health Agency

Antelope Valley city wants autonomy in regulation.

The city of Lancaster took a hammer to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, first backing a vote of no confidence in its director, Barbara Ferrer, then commissioning a study on how to form a separate public health department.

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Three Counties Explore Forming Separate COVID-19 Region

Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties intend to petition the state to form a separate Central Coast region for the purpose of coronavirus pandemic regulation.

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New Leader Joins Adventist Health Foundation

Plans to expand fundraising streams in Simi Valley.

Seasoned Southern California philanthropy professional Ben Chandler has been tapped to lead the foundation arm at Adventist Health Simi Valley, the health care system announced Nov. 23.

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Burbank's Quanta in Reverse Merger With Medolife Rx

Quanta Inc. in Burbank has agreed to acquire a 51 percent stake in Medolife Rx, a Wyoming company that uses patented polarization technology to make anti-viral and immune-boosting therapeutics.

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Soundstages Multiply in Santa Clarita Valley

With commitments from major clients, LA North Studios expands footprint with 113,000-square-foot lease.

LA North Studios has signed a five-year lease to take more than 113,000 square feet at The Center at Needham Ranch in Santa Clarita.

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Business Gets Vocal on Outdoor Dining Ban

RETAIL: Advocates point to lack of data for regulations.

an Fernando Valley restaurants are reeling after L.A. County health officials ordered a temporary prohibition on outdoor dining, a decision that drew strong criticism from business and public policy leaders.

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Down Year Deal-Making

Coronavirus slowed M&A activity in 2020, but now companies are looking forward to the post-pandemic economy.

After several years of furious deal-making in the Valley, 2020 represented a pause. There were no equivalents of Walt Disney Co.’s $71 billion purchase of 20th Century Fox or Amgen Inc.’s acquisition of the drug Otezla for $13.4 billion, both deals from 2019.

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Audio Company Moves into Car Monitoring

AUTOMOTIVE: AutoSense checks on driver, passengers, children and pets in vehicle.

With its vehicle occupant monitoring system, audio equipment maker DTS Inc. will make a play for a new market beyond its traditional buyers.

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Protests Amgen Pricing for Orphan Drugs

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles staged a socially distant protest at Amgen headquarters in Thousand Oaks in response to the biotech giant’s refusal to sell orphan drugs to nonprofit entities at a reduced price.

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Public Safety Changes = Less Safe?

We are facing a critical juncture in how we address public safety in Los Angeles and across the country.

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Flood of Phone Calls Followed by Gains

In a two-day period, Steve Davis fielded150 phone calls from clients with questions.

Wealth manager Steve Davis can attest that 2020 was a year unlike any other.

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Heart Shunt Channels $98 Million Investment

V-Wave attempts a new type of medical device therapy for congestive cardiac condition.

Private medical device company V-Wave Ltd., based in Agoura Hills and Israel, managed to make a big impression with investors despite the pandemic that curtailed venture capital funding not related to COVID.

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Publishers Find ‘Mag’ App Easy

MEDIA: Phone-based technology creates online magazines

Jake Warner needed a tool to streamline his workflow as a photographer and media manager for Red Bull’s auto racing series.

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Hospital Spurs Building Boom

HEALTH CARE: Providers seek proximity to Tarzana campus.

Developers and medical professionals are eyeing space surrounding the Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center, with the area poised to become a central health care hub for the West Valley.

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Leadership Wishes for All Leaders

With a New Year, a new president, and a new congress, 2021 is ripe for more enlightened leadership at every level

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VALLEY INSIDER

Gaines Gets Tribute

At its Dec. 2 meeting on Zoom, the Calabasas City Council recognized Fred Gaines for his service.

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Amgen Submits Lung Cancer Drug for European Approval

Amgen Inc. has submitted for approval from the European Medicines Agency its drug used to treat a mutation of non-small cell lung cancer.