US Nuclear Narrows Quarterly Loss

US Nuclear narrowed its net loss in the third quarter even as its revenue decreased due to the coronavirus pandemic.


AmaWaterways Readies New Ships

Cruise line sees demand in the post-pandemic tourist season.

AmaWaterways took delivery of one new ship late last year and is scheduled to receive another this spring – even though none of its cruisers are sailing in Europe.


Black Entrepreneurs Month: Justine Belyeu

As nonessential businesses under the state’s COVID-19 regulations, hair salons have been at least as vulnerable as restaurants and bars during these pandemic times.


Killing Us Slowly With Their Laws

The California Legislature last month ended its 2020 legislative session where most of the final day of session was spent arguing about partisanship and figuring out how to conduct business virtually.


Health Net Study Looks at COVID in Communities of Color

Health Net, the medical insurer in Woodland Hills, has partnered with L.A.-based nonprofit Wesley Health Centers to conduct a study assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on racial minorities.


Entitlements, Leases Drive Land Practice

Real estate attorney Fred Gaines sees development up.

Real estate law firm Gaines & Stacey has seen a flurry of business thanks to a booming housing market and pandemic-related lease negotiations, founder Fred Gaines said.


Going From Light to Darkness?

The new year is well underway. There is hope and we have slightly seen the light at the end of the tunnel


Glendale Adds to Small Business Recovery Fund

The city of Glendale late Monday announced an additional $650,000 in funding to help small businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Santa Clarita Small Businesses Get Microgrants

Officials from the city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. announced 149 local small businesses have been approved for COVID-19 relief grants of up to $5,000.


Hospitals in Distress

HEALTH CARE: Executives recount the ‘harrowing experience’ at the lowest point of the COVID-19 crisis.

The struggle against COVID-19 turned into a grim battle against exhaustion in the health care industry, as exemplified by Pacifica Hospital of the Valley.


Why Some Franchises Are Thriving

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for the food service industry, including the thousands of fast-food and sit-down dining franchises operating in the San Fernando Valley area.


Dude, Where’s My Vaccine Shot?

Didn’t we have nine months to plan for the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine? So why was everyone so surprised and unprepared when millions of vials of the life-saving stuff were delivered on our state’s doorstep?


Carbon Health Opens Testing Site in Simi Valley

Clinic starts with COVID based on current demand.

San Francisco-based urgent care chain Carbon Health opened its first clinic in Ventura County just before Thanksgiving — with its initial focus on COVID-19 testing, according to the company.


Surge Or Slowdown?

Valley hospitals grapple with the financial and operational impacts of the pandemic.

More than seven months into the pandemic, Valley hospitals have spent millions of dollars on preparations for a surge that never developed, while seeing overall patient volume drop off.


Moderna Hires Amgen Executive as Chief Commercial Officer

Corinne Le Goff, a former executive at Amgen Inc., has been hired by Moderna Inc.


Biotech Space Bought from Amgen

Chicago-based Singerman Real Estate and HATCHspaces in Los Angeles have bought a former Amgen Inc. building in Thousand Oaks as part of its joint venture, the companies said on Tuesday.



COVID Not the Feared End Times

Coronavirus pandemic was not the end that many feared, writes Dan Kahn.


Coming Soon: A Recovery Near You

VICA President Stuart Waldman writes that California is ready for a comeback.


Universal Studios Theme Park to Reopen

Universal Studios Hollywood will reopen on April 16, after having been closed for the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to media reports.


PennyMac’s Stanford Kurland Dies of COVID

Stanford Kurland, founder and chairman of Westlake Village mortgage brokerage PennyMac Financial Services Inc., has died from complications related to COVID-19, the company announced.

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