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Brokers’ Boss

Richard Matricaria, new chief operating officer for the western U.S. at Marcus & Millichap, talks about the big picture for commercial real estate.

An interview with Richard Matricaria. the new chief operating officer for the western states at Marcus & Millichap Inc.

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MannKind Stock Jumps on Medicare Policy Change

MannKind Corp.’s shares closed up more than 11 percent after the announcement of a Medicare policy change that lifts a restriction on diabetic patients having to choose between two tools to manage the condition.

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Startup Guides Cancer Families

HEALTH CARE: Rabble’s app gives information to patients.

Aubrey Kelly started Rabble Health after lacking information about her son’s fight with cancer.

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Locals Earn Nonprofit of Year Awards

Lawmakers honor groups headquartered in districts.

State legislators and the California Association of Nonprofits announced their annual selections for Nonprofit of the Year

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Pub Breweries Poised to Pour in Reopening

RETAIL: Pandemic-weary consumers want local beers.

A new generation of boutique brewers has emerged across the Valley region.

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‘Focused, Yet Empathetic’ Sustains Company

Nancy Lazkani’s Icon Media Direct is growing, so the future is ‘more of the same.’

Nancy Lazkani is the founder and chief executive of Icon Media Direct, a media marketing company in Sherman Oaks.

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Will LegalZoom Grow Post IPO?

FINANCE: Glendale online firm attains $7.3 billion valuation.

LegalZoom.com Inc. goes public with valuation of more than $7 billion.

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Capstone Sells Turbines to Australian Oil, Gas Operators

Capstone Green Energy Corp. has received an order for three of its microturbines for use at oil and gas projects in Australia.

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Congress to Vote on Valley Economic Alliance Grant to Fund Business Assistance Program

A bill in Congress that would grant $138,000 to the Valley Economic Alliance in Sherman Oaks to provide small business technical assistance to Valley companies has advanced to a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives.

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Local Cities Named ‘Business-Ready’

Research ranks municipalities positioned for economic growth.

Three local cities named “business-ready” by Verizon Business.

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‘Valley 200’ Ready for Exotic Travel

Judging by responses from our Valley 200 honorees, an African safari is the most popular bucket list item right now.

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Well-Connected Hub

With the San Fernando Valley to the east and Conejo Valley to the south, Simi Valley occupies a a strategic position for industrial, office, apartments and even movie ranches.

Simi Valley is provides a well- connected location for industrial, office and residential buildings.

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Software Connects Humans and Robots

InVia partners with Rufus Labs for warehouse work.

Maker of robots for warehouses pairs up with company that makes wearable technology.

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Ancestry on Itinerary for River Trips

AmaWaterways makes cruises genealogy journeys.

Calabasas-based AmaWaterways has partnered with Ancestry.com to provide river cruise trips through Europe that highlight sights of ancestral significance to passengers, using genealogical research to curate the experience for each traveler.

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LegalZoom Valuation Passes $7.5 Billion in IPO

Online legal technology company LegalZoom.com Inc. made its market debut with a share price that gave the company a valuation of more than $7.5 billion.

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‘Workin’ Mom’ Has Juggled Dual Career

Compass Sherman Oaks agent Jessalyn Wanlim mixes residential real estate with role in a Netflix series.

Sherman Oaks agent Jessalyn Wanlim juggles real estate career with acting.

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How to Compensate for Comic-Con?

Taped panels, merchandise cheer fans at virtual event.

What Valley area companies are doing for the second virtual San Diego Comic-Con.

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AROUND THE VALLEYS

Westlake Village biotech company ImmunoCellular Therapeutics announced that it has applied for continued public quoting on the over-the-counter market to comply with amended Rule 15c2-11 under the Securities and Exchange Act.

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Second Sight Raises $57.5 Million in Public Offering

Visual prosthetic developer Second Sight Medical Products announced the closing of a secondary offering of common stock that raised $57.5 million in gross proceeds.

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She Calls Recruiting a ‘Woman-Run Industry’

Vivian Rutherford honors her Japanese heritage through focus on customer service.

At Ronin Staffing, founder and Chief Executive Vivian Rutherford looks after the commercial side of the staffing industry.