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Insurance Payout Improves Tejon Ranch's Quarter

Tejon Ranch Co. reported improved net income and revenue for the third quarter, largely from the payment on a crop insurance claim.

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Job Hunter

Holly Schroeder, chief executive at Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., takes on a second role as chair of the L.A. County Workforce Development Board.

Holly Schroeder, who has led the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. for seven years, has taken on the added role of chairperson for the Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board.

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Amgen Partnerships Provide Positive News

COVID and asthma clinical trials get green lights.

Amgen Inc.’s partnerships have delivered a flurry of positive news

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Cast & Crew’s Co-CEOs

Cast & Crew’s Co-CEOs

Movie accounting service Cast & Crew in Burbank has promoted John Berkley to co-chief executive.

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Reveleer

Reveleer

Reveleer is a medical data platform for health plans that facilitates government compliance and risk management.

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Virus Makes Mediation Mainstream

Much is being made about how mediation and arbitration are effective alternatives to the courts now that COVID-19 has made trials logistically problematic.

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AROUND THE VALLEYS

AROUND THE VALLEYS

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Lief Labs Sales Nearly Double in Pandemic

Valencia supplement maker meets demand for immune-enhancing and weight-loss treatments.

Valencia’s Leif Labs upgrades to a 112,000-square-foot facility.

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Valley Microloans Add to $3 Million

City program seeks to convert debt to grants for struggling businesses.

In an effort to keep voters informed on which businesses were able to benefit from L.A.’s microloan program, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin’s office launched a microloan tracker website at the beginning of December.

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Caulipower

Caulipower

Gluten-free food producer Caulipower has not felt the sting that others in the food industry have suffered during the pandemic, using its nimbleness to ensure supermarket shelves are stocked with its cauliflower-centric products.

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Crisis Messaging

PROFILE: Mustang Marketing’s Dianne McKay counsels clients to stay on message during pandemic.

Dianne McKay took the helm as sole owner of Mustang Marketing in April, with the retirement of founder Scott Harris.

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Restaurants Question L.A. County's Shutdown of Outdoor Dining

Los Angeles County health officials have announced that outdoor dining at food-service businesses will be prohibited, a decision questioned by the restaurant sector.

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Public Health Minor Coming to Cal Lutheran

California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks will offer a minor in public health starting in January

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Revenue Rises at Simulations Plus

Drug modeling software company Simulations Plus Inc. enjoyed an increase in revenue compared to last year, while earnings per share remained flat for the fourth financial quarter.

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Nurses Strike Called Off

A nursing strike planned for the holidays was narrowly avoided, with Hospital Corporation of America and Service Employees International Union 121 RN coming to a tentative contract agreement.

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Ventura County Drops to Purple Tier

Ventura County has dropped to the most restrictive COVID-19 reopening framework tier.

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Last Round of Grant Applications for L.A. Recovery Fund

The L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund will accept its sixth and final round of small business grant applications this week.

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Location Filming Declines in November

For the first time since movie production in Los Angeles County reopened in June, location filming decreased in November.

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Cronies Sports Bar Defies COVID Crackdown

RESTAURANT: Agoura Hills watering hole racks up fines, loses permits and licenses.

Cronies Sports Bar and Grill, nestled in the Agoura Meadows Shopping Center at 5687 Kanan Road, entered the national spotlight last month as one of the first restaurants to openly defy Los Angeles County’s outdoor dining ban and continue serving patrons on site.

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Scramble to Comply in Tier Changes

COVID surge puts Ventura County back in purple status.

Ventura County was one of 41 counties to drop to the state’s most restrictive reopening framework tier on Nov. 16, joining the rest of Southern California.