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Group Mounts Defense to Stop Canada's Incentives

Film Industry Strikes Back

ReachLocal Buys Out Australian Partner

Company is now sole owner of all international operations.

Online Marketer Expands To Canada

Online marketing firm ReachLocal Inc. has opened a sales office in Toronto to serve small- and medium-sized businesses there.

5square Inks Deal for Distribution

Gedas USA will resell two 5square applications, which manage the process of selling cars and provide data analysis to dealer, to its customers in the United States and Canada.

Nail Polish Maker Gets Canadian Contract

BioPharmetics Inc., a North Hollywood manufacturer of drugs and cosmetic products, has secured an order for the company's Toma nail polish from the owner of Zeller's, a Canadian department store.

Sport Chalet

Considering recent history, it seems an odd time for a sporting-goods chain to go on an expansion drive in Southern California. But that isn't stopping Sport Chalet.

FTD Not Blooming Yet For United Online

Weak consumer spending and the strengthening U.S. dollar abroad contributed to a weak showing by the FTD Group Inc. in the fourth quarter financial results of its parent company United Online Inc.

Gumiyo, HomeNet Partner On Mobile Web Marketing

Automotive mobile marketing company Gumiyo will partner with HomeNet Inc. to equip auto dealers with a single-click mobile Web marketing solution.

ValueClick Takes Poison Pill to Fend Off Takeovers

Westlake Village-based ValueClick Inc. has adopted a so-called "poison pill" stockholder rights plan aimed at staving off a potential hostile takeover.

Sport Chalet Opens 52nd Store

La Canada-based Sport Chalet opens its 52nd location at the newly completed 50,500 square foot store on Olympic Boulevard in West L.A.

Capstone Agreement Opens Western Canada

Capstone Turbine Corp. signed a distribution agreement for the oil and gas sector in Western Canada, the company announced.

Despite New Stages, Demand Stays Strong for Production Space in L.A.

Demand remains strong for sound stages throughout Los Angeles, even though nearly two dozen stages have opened in the past 18 months and some television movie production has fled to Canada.

Sport Chalet Acquires Firm to Extend Reach Among Team Sports

Sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet Inc. has acquired a local supplier of sports clothing and equipment in a bid for a larger share of the team sports market.

Valley-Area Companies Shine on Annual Inc. 500 List

The greater San Fernando Valley area was well represented on the annual index, 2009 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies.

Film Tax Break Petition Puts Canada Back in the Spotlight

Film Tax Break Petition Puts Canada Back in the Spotlight

La Canada Nursing Home Operator Files for Bankruptcy

La Canada-based Pleasant Care Corp. has filed Chap. 11 bankruptcy amid charges of elder abuse at some of its 30 facilities.

RUNAWAY---Production Companies Head to Canada to Compete

As part of a growing industry-wide battle to cope with runaway film production, Arleta-based special effects firm MastersFX Inc. has opened a second studio in Vancouver, B.C.


Mark Previty has been named vice president of special projects with the Buxbaum Group, an Encino-based retailing and consumer products consulting firm. He will be responsible for the financial oversight of a variety of special consulting projects in addit

E. Coli Discovery Prompts Dole Recall

Dole Food Co. issued a voluntary recall of its "Dole Hearts Delight" salads after the E. coli bacteria was found in a bag in Canada, the company announced.

Image Expands Canadian Distribution

Image Entertainment Inc. expanded its distribution into Canada in a renewal agreement giving theatrical, television and digital rights to Entertainment One.