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Princess Cruises Extends Sailing Pause

Princess Cruises has again postponed the resumption of cruising activity, this time through May 14.

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Avery Dennison Spends $88 Million to Buy ACPO

Avery Dennison Corp. has acquired ACPO Ltd., an Ohio-based manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labels and industrial tapes, for $87.6 million.

AROUND THE VALLEYS

AROUND THE VALLEYS

Corporate Strength Can Help Operators in Crisis

LIST: Food service firms account for most names on Business Journal’s directory.

Franchised restaurants, often with strong brand recognition and support from well-capitalized corporate owners, may seem better equipped than independent restaurants to survive a crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic, but that assumption isn’t always true.

The Man With an Investment Plan for 2021

Tony Battaglia, branch manager at Raymond James’ Woodland Hills office, discusses risk assessment.

Tony Battaglia believes in the power of a plan.

Mortgage Brokers’ Bonanza

In midst of pandemic, low interest rates foster home-buying and refinance surge.

The coronavirus pandemic and efforts to suppress it have shaken the national housing market – and given some segments a considerable boost.

Casa Pacifica Moves to New Offices in Camarillo

Space consolidation saves for community programs.

Casa Pacifica has found a new home for its community-based programs.

Streamer Channel Showcases Kids in the Spotlight

IndieFlix to feature short films made by foster youth.

More than 70 films written and directed by foster youth as part of an educational program run by a Burbank nonprofit have become available for public viewership for the first time.

Cronies Sports Bar Defies COVID Crackdown

RESTAURANT: Agoura Hills watering hole racks up fines, loses permits and licenses.

Cronies Sports Bar and Grill, nestled in the Agoura Meadows Shopping Center at 5687 Kanan Road, entered the national spotlight last month as one of the first restaurants to openly defy Los Angeles County’s outdoor dining ban and continue serving patrons on site.

HBO Movie Set on Cunard Ship QM2

Meryl Streep aboard to film the literary drama ‘Let Them All Talk.’

Cunard’s flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 is making waves in Hollywood.

State Small Business Fund Opens for Grant Applications

The state of California’s $500 million Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program has opened its first round of applications

Sterling Healthcare Acquires Negotiator

Sterling Healthcare Logistics in Calabasas has acquired ABS Vaccines, which operates as a contract negotiator between health care providers and drug manufacturers or vendors.

Burbank's Quanta in Reverse Merger With Medolife Rx

Quanta Inc. in Burbank has agreed to acquire a 51 percent stake in Medolife Rx, a Wyoming company that uses patented polarization technology to make anti-viral and immune-boosting therapeutics.

Guitar Center Emerges from Chapter 11

Just a month after filing to reorganize under Chapter 11, Guitar Center Inc. has emerged after ridding its balance sheet of about $800 million in debt.

Alex Padilla Appointed to U.S. Senate

Gov. Gavin Newsom has chosen Secretary of State Alex Padilla to replace Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate.

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Federal Stimulus Package Reopens PPP

Leaders of the U.S. Senate on Sunday announced a deal with the House of Representatives to pass a $900 billion economic stimulus package.

AI Company Eta Compute Raises $12.5 Million

Westlake Village tech firm Eta Compute Inc. has raised $12.5 million in a Series C round led by Synaptics Inc. in San Jose.

Farmers Insurance Buys MetLife Auto & Home

A subsidiary of insurance carrier Farmers Group Inc. will acquire MetLife Auto & Home, the property and casualty division of MetLife Inc.

Public-Private Coalition Launch ‘Safer at Work’ Campaign

A coalition of government agencies and business groups in Los Angeles County have launched the “Safer at Work” campaign to encourage companies, workers and customers to follow best practices to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

AeroVironment Acquires Germany’s Telerob

AeroVironment Inc. this week announced it has acquired Telerob, a German company that makes remote-controlled ground robots and intelligent robotics systems.