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Compass Team Focuses On Luxury Housing

Brokers head new Valley Division of Beverly Hills firm.

Combined, they have closed more than $2 billion in sales by transacting premier residential properties along the Ventura Boulevard corridor on behalf of a clientele that includes A-list celebrities, musicians and athletes.

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Former TV Exec Keeps Projects in Pipeline

Marisol Acosta Montoya went from ad sales to sewer construction.

Marisol Acosta Montoya never intended to enter the sewer industry.

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New Stealth Bomber Being Built in Palmdale

Northrop Grumman Corp. is building five next-generation stealth bombers at its plant in Palmdale, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall said on Monday.

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SoCalGas Resolves Aliso Canyon Lawsuits

The Southern California Gas Co. on Monday announced that several agreements have been reached that are expected to resolve substantially all civil litigation against SoCalGas from the 2015 Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility leak.

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Disney Sues Marvel Comics Artists’ Estates

Walt Disney Co. is suing the estates of former Marvel Comics superheroes artists to determine who owns the rights to the characters, including Iron Man and Spider-Man, according to media reports.

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Tutor Perini to Perform Canal Work

The Sylmar-based specialty construction company, Tutor Perini Corp., on Monday announced it has been awarded a government construction contract valued at approximately $178 million to begin a capacity correction project at the Friant-Kern canal.

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Bills of Mass Introduction

VICA President Stuart Waldman writes about trimming the fat off the legislative process.

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Rescue Banking

MANAGEMENT: Tamara Gurney recounts how the PPP program put community bankers on hot seat but they were able to save businesses.

Tamara Gurney of Mission Valley Bank recounts how the institution helped small business with PPP loans.

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Electricity Towers

TECHNOLOGY: With $400 million plus in capital and plans to go public, Energy Vault has big ambitions for its power system.

Energy Vault Inc. has a new old way to hold excess electricity.

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Event Producer Highlights Valley’s Stories

Oscar Urrutia loves the Valley so much, he made it a business.

Oscar Urrutia spent 15 years working at hotels in the Los Angeles market before starting My Valley Pass, the tourism and visitor’s bureau for the San Fernando Valley.

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PR Agencies Share Skills

NoHo’s Ignite collaborates with L.A.’s Origin Point.

Ignite Strategic Communications has formed a creative collaboration with Origin Point.

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Bomber Fleet Grows In Palmdale

Five B-21 stealth planes prepare for flight testing.

Northrop Grumman Corp. is building five next-generation stealth bombers at its plant in Palmdale, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall said on Sept. 20.

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AI Cuts Wait For Labs and MRI Patients

Software is used at multiple locations, including Valley.

Diagnostic imaging provider RadNet is championing artificial intelligence as its means of conducting MRIs, a tool Dr. Suzie Bash said is “revolutionizing medical imaging.”

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$1.8 Billion Gas Leak Settlement Still in Process

LAW: Valley plaintiffs may wait another year for checks.

Southern California Gas Co. to settle lawsuits related to the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak for $1.8 billion.

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Don’t Duplex Your Joint, My Friend

Jamming duplexes into residential neighborhoods won’t help the housing shortage.

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AROUND THE VALLEYS

Stratolaunch, the aerospace company that built the world’s largest airplane, has added a former Pentagon official to its technical advisory group.

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Startup Monitors Athletes’ Head Impacts

Founder tapped his experience in both sports and technology.

Anthony Gonzales is chief executive and co-founder of Force Impact Technologies Inc.

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Staff Shortage Confronts Valley Nursing Homes

LIST: Skilled positions take longer to fill during COVID.

Staff shortage confronts San Fernando Valley nursing homes.

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Simulations Plus Sees Uneven Income Streams

BIOTECH: Software sales go up in the same quarter that service revenue declines.

Uneven income streams for drug modeling company Simulations Plus Inc.

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Mergers Make Sense for Neighboring Chambers

LIST: Business organizations combine to enhance events and lobbying power.

Mergers make sense for neighboring chambers.