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Disney Won't Show Verizon TV Ads

Television ads for Verizon’s new pay-TV package service, FiOS Custom TV, have been pulled from channels owned by Walt Disney Co. in Burbank.

Disney, Verizon Reach Deal Before New Year's Kickoff

Walt Disney Co. and Verizon Communications Inc. have reached a deal on the distribution of ESPN and other Disney-owned television channels on the East Coast, according to media reports.

Frontier to Consolidate Offices in Thousand Oaks

Frontier Communications Corp. will consolidate its Oxnard and Thousand Oaks operations into a new space in Thousand Oaks, according to the city of Thousand Oaks and the company.

T.O. budget cuts eliminate $1 million deficit

Thousand Oaks will begin the new fiscal year on July 1 with a balanced budget after the City Council approved a round of cuts this week to close a $1 million deficit.

Apollo F-1 Engine Moves to Chatsworth

A mock-up of the engine that helped take humans to the moon was installed on Thursday outside the Aerojet Rocketdyne campus on DeSoto Avenue in Chatsworth after standing for decades along Canoga Avenue.

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Miller Automotive Sold to Fortune 500 Firm

Miller Automotive Group, a $400-million dealership with six Los Angeles locations, has been sold to Group 1 Automotive Inc., a Fortune 500 car retailer based in Houston.

Ex 1-800 DENTIST Marketer Shines Light On Snoring

MEDICAL: Tarzana-based Twersky works with network of professionals to direct clients.

Larry Twersky, the former president of the well-known dental-related business, has started a Tarzana-based company to address the dangerous sleep disorder of sleep apnea

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Pier 1 Stores to Close in Northridge, Thousand Oaks

Pier 1 Imports stores in Northridge and Thousand Oaks are among the 450 across the country that will close in the coming months.

“Toy Story 3” Passes $1 Billion

Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” will cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office on Aug. 27, The Walt Disney Studios announced.

Water Damage Franchise to Open in the Valley

1-800-Water Damage, which has 80 locations across the country, has signed a franchise development deal with a local auto sales manager.

Let’s Keep Our Focus on Transportation

Last year, the California Legislature approved Senate Bill 1 – the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 – to provide more than $5 billion annually for road maintenance and rehabilitation

ImmunoCellular Shareholders Approve Reverse Stock Split

Shareholders of ImmunoCellular Therapeutics have voted to implement a reverse stock split at a ratio not less than 1-for-3 and not greater than 1-for-10.

No Dream: Warner Bros. Tops $1 Billion in Domestic Box Office

The dreams vs. reality thriller “Inception” helped push Warner Bros. Studios over the $1 billion domestic box office total for the year.

Housing Trust Reaches $1 Billion

The city's Affordable Housing Trust Fund, has yielded $1 billion since funding began in 2003, public officials said.

At Least 38 Virus Cases in Valley

At least 38 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the San Fernando Valley area.

California Resources Joins Reverse Split Parade

ENERGY: Oil companies avoid penny stock status, wait for price rebound.

California Resources Corp. is the latest in series of energy reverse stock splits.

$1 Million Loan to VEDC

The Valley Economic Development Center received a $1 million loan from Merrill Lynch that will be used to assist small business.

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60 Cents: Median income for L.A. saleswomen for every $1 in men’s income

Pay gaps? L.A. women wage earners versus men.


A new reader-driven feature: photographs of Valley business people being feted, awarded, commended or just taking part in interesting regional events.

MannKind Proposes Reverse Stock Split

MannKind Corp. plans a reverse stock split to remain listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, pending shareholder approval.