Business Events Calendar

Business Events throughout the Valleys.


Maker of High-Tech Coffee Mugs Gets $23 Million

Ember Technologies Inc. has received $23.5 million in a series E round of financing.


L.A. City's Vaccine Mandate Fines Go Into Effect

Indoor businesses that do not confirm the vaccine or negative COVID-19 test status of customers risk fines as enforcement of the vaccine mandate in the city of Los Angeles takes effect.


Wastewater Treatment Plant Buys Capstone Turbine

Capstone Green Energy Corp. received a follow-on order for one of its microturbine systems at a sewage treatment plant in Busan, South Korea.


Can We Quiet Down About Noise?

Airport noise not disturbing to as many residents as people think.



Amgen Inc. announced it has broken ground on a new biomanufacturing plant in New Albany, Ohio.


Several ‘Firsts’ for Fernando

When about 250 gathered at the annual Fernando Award dinner Nov. 5 at the Skirball Cultural Center, only one knew who the award recipient would be.


Labor Supply Down, Wages Up at Staffing Firms

LIST: Demand for skilled workers grows across multiple industries.

Labor supply down, wages up at staffing firms.


Stages in Short Supply

With demand for content on the rise, developers hurry to build movie studios.

Construction of new production lots in the East San Fernando Valley has heated up.


Sun Valley Campus

Blackstone and Hudson Pacific plan to spend at least $170 million to build Sunset Glenoaks Studios.

A look at five soundstage projects in the Valley.


Valley’s Early Player

Quixote got into studio rentals before the boom, but faces new competitors.

In the pre-pandemic days of August 2019, Quixote Studios got ahead of the content-demand curve when it opened its North Valley Studios at 12137 Montague St. in Pacoima.


Warner Bros. Ranch

Worthe Real Estate and Stockbridge Capital will spend $500 million to build 16 stages in Burbank.

Although four years away from completion, Warner Bros. Entertainment’s makeover of its Burbank properties is full swing.


Building an Epicenter

NBCUniversal expands production capacity on its lot to become the ‘content hub of the future.’

In what the company calls the “content hub of the future,” NBCUniversal is currently building eight soundstages in an expansion and updating of its century-old Universal Studios lot.


Agency Hires Bring Game, TV Expertise

Legion Creative recruits to build social-first campaigns.

Legion Creative announced last month the appointment of three new creative executives to expand the marketing agency’s offerings and broaden it into streaming, television and video games.


Asian Theme Parks to Open From Legacy

Santa Clarita design firm moves into retail destinations that combine dining, shopping and attractions.

Design firm Legacy Entertainment is ending the year on a high note.


IATSE Pact Passes With Narrow Vote

Union membership nearly split on contract ratification.

Union members approve two contracts with producers, studios.


Tinhorn Flats Premises Quietly Sold

New owner for site of bar that defied COVID rules.

Famous Tinhorn Flats site in Burbank sold to Utah investment firm.


Valley Firm Buys Stake in Modani

Furniture retailer has presence in four states.

Sherman Oaks-based investment firm Optimal Investment Group (OIG) announced that it acquired a controlling interest in French home decor company Modani Furniture, a furniture retailer from Maisons du Monde.


Last-Minute Deal Averts Kaiser Strike

Union secures higher wages and annual bonuses.

Last-minute deal averts Kaiser Permanente strike.


Amgen Hikes Sales, Lowers Guidance

CEO to ‘continue to manage the business effectively.’

Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen Inc. reported 4 percent revenue growth spurred by global product sales, but lowered its revenue guidance for the year in its third quarter financial results.