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Can’t We Get a Flexible Workweek?

VICA President Stuart Waldman asks if state can get a flexible workweek.

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L.A. City Offers Free Business Counseling

Program will focus on financial management and credit improvement in pandemic’s aftermath.

City of Los Angeles starts program to provide small business owners with counseling.

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AUTOMOTIVE: North Hollywood car shop celebrates the work of George Barris, ‘King of the Kustomizers.’

Barris Kustom Industries relocates from long-time North Hollywood site.

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‘New Old’ Vibe

development: Renewed Sportsmen’s Lodge aims to deliver upscale shops with a sense of the site’s history.

Redevelopment of Sportsmen’s Lodge to deliver upscale stores with a sense of history.

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Jet Edge Receives $40 Million Follow-On Investment

KKR, a New York investment firm, plans to put another $40 million in Jet Edge International, an aircraft charter and management business at Van Nuys Airport.

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Partners Pay $37.4 Million for Burbank Post-Production Facility

A partnership of Cruzan and Independencia Asset Management paid $37.4 million for a post-production facility in Burbank.

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Kingsbarn to Seek Solid Investments

Vegas firm appoints vice president for the Valley region.

Kingsbarn Real Estate Capital, based in Las Vegas, owns capital funds and focuses on buying commercial real estate to provide structured investments to high-net-worth individuals, family trusts, foundations and institutional investors.

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Surprises in MGA’s New Dollhouse

Mansion features drive-thru diner and swimming pool.

Chatsworth-based MGA Entertainment Inc. announced late last month the launch of the LOL OMG House of Surprises, a dollhouse featuring 1980s themed rooms, as featured in the “LOL Surprise!” series on YouTube.

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Former Amazon Executive Becomes CFO at Calavo Growers

Santa Paula-based avocado company Calavo Growers has announced the appointment of Mariela Matute as its chief financial officer, effective Oct. 11.

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Cal Lutheran Ranked Among Best Regional Universities

California Lutheran University was ranked eighth among the 130 regional universities in the 15 western states, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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Production Ramps Up for Missile

Northrop to make weapon at Northridge facility.

Northrop Grumman Corp. has been authorized by the Pentagon to begin low-rate initial production of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range.

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Jafra Debuts Unisex Scent Called Nuud

Product combines vanilla, wood for ‘genderless’ aroma.

Jafra Cosmetics International, a Westlake Village based cosmetic and skincare company, announced the launch of its new unisex fragrance, called Nuud, “for him, her and they.”

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FAA Warns of Illegal Air Charters

Van Nuys event addresses ‘significant problem.’

Experts discuss the pitfalls of illegal charter operations.

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Metro Expands Ride-Hailing Service to Northwest Valley

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has added the northwest San Fernando Valley to its ride-hailing service Metro Micro.

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Final Landing for Camarillo Pilot

Mark Oberman of Channel Islands Aviation pilots his last flight.

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Cal Lutheran Expands Tuition Price-Matching Program

California Lutheran University’s Public Price Promise program is expanding to match the costs of all nine University of California undergraduate campuses.

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Equity Innovation Center at CSUN

Program to focus on career development in technology.

Innovation hub to help Latinx students in STEM courses, careers.

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RabbleHealth Fills Panel of Advisors

Array of talent to help with patient information app.

Digital patient engagement company Rabble Health has made four additions to its advisory board with the onboarding of Mitch Ross, former vice president of individual and family plans at Kaiser Permanente; process innovation researcher Brad Power, biotech marketing veteran Diana Porter Bodden and epidemiologist Dr. J. Michael Sprafka.

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Santa Clarita Multifamily Sells for $54 Million

The Retreat, 148-unit apartment complex in Santa Clarita, has sold for $54.1 million, according to Calabasas-based brokerage Marcus & Millichap Inc., which negotiated the sale.

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Applebee’s Strikes Exclusive Beverage Deal with PepsiCo

Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill announced a new partnership with PepsiCo to serve an exclusive Mountain Dew flavor to customers of the Glendale-based restaurant chain.

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