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Pursuing Path of Paperlessness

Allen Lund Co. hopes to gain a competitive advantage by eliminating most of its paperwork.

Sport Chalet Founder to Relinquish Majority Control

Sport Chalet is transferring ownership from the company's founder to its current management team.

Double Digit Earnings Growth at Firms

Valley public companies post double digit earnings increases for quarter.

Upscale Cuban Restaurant Caters to Broad Clientele

Felix Lopez, a successful entrepreneur who created a string of bakeries and cafes, has opened his first full-service restaurant in Glendale.

Transformation: A Decade of Change in the Valley

In 1996, while the rest of Los Angeles, and the nation, began climbing out of a recession, the San Fernando Valley was a patchwork of scaffolding, teetering reminders of the devastation of the Northridge Earthquake that was still beating down the area's e

Mind Over Business Matters

Phillips Graduate Institute President Lisa Porche-Burke helps school with roots in psychology develop business training programs.

One of Valley's Largest Private Companies Files IPO

Local company American Reprographics Inc. has filed an initial public offering, expecting to raise about $230 million.

VCs Focusing on Later-Stage Funding

There is plenty of money chasing deals these days but investors are staying selective, a business forum is told

New Accounting Rule Causes Headaches for Companies

The new accounting rule, that for many companies went into effect with the first quarter of 2006, dragged down earnings at most firms, in many cases by $0.03 or more per share.

Inventory Backlog Pulling Down Vitesse Projections

Inventory causes problems for Vitesse Semiconductor Corp.

Intuit Boosts West Valley Presence With Acquisition

Digital Insight Corp. has been purchased by Intuit Inc., the firm behind the software Turbo Tax, for $1.35 billion cash.

Outlaw Subprime Lending?: It's Not Going to Happen

Outlaw Subprime Lending?: It's Not Going to Happen. Sector May Be Down, But Don't Count It Out Yet. Guest Column by William J. Battison

In Major Menu Redo, Cheesecake Factory Lightens Up

Calabasas-based Cheescake Factory is reducing the portions on its menus as business at casual restaurants thins.

Home Furnishings Retailer Targeting Urban Dwellers

Senior Reporter Shelly Garcia writes about a new home furnishings retailer setting up shop in the Valley and targeting urban apartment and condo dwellers.

Restaurant Vacancies Fill up at Sherman Oaks Galleria

Senior Reporter Shelly Garcia reports that after months of vacancies, the Sherman Oaks Galleria is beginning to fill up with restaurant clients.

Tech Changes Appeal to Youth

To gain a competitive edge, banks are tapping into different forms of technology, such as mobile banking and E-Deposit, geared toward the younger generation.

Online Brokers Challenge Traditions of Real Estate

Online Brokers challenge the traditional real estate system.

Stable Business Plans

A newly energized community of horse lovers is buying up the ranches in the Valley, refurbishing the stables and the trails and thwarting efforts to develop the region further.

Valley Apartment Rental Rates Rise, Supply Still Tight

Senior Reporter Shelly Garcia writes that Valley apartment rates have risen as supplies remain tight.

Traffic Costs Soaring at Companies

Freeway traffic problems have crept up to new proportions and have become a central theme in business owners' management woes.