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The Incredible Shrinking Public Co.

Government’s well-intended regulations may have driven small public companies to new, larger owners.

Why We Shouldn’t Disband BIDs

It’s dispiriting to see business improvement districts attacked by an academic group in league with a homeless advocate.

Give Homeless Money, Not a Unit

It’s outrageous that the average cost to build a city-subsidized apartment for the homeless has climbed to $559,000 with highest per-unit cost now at $746,000.

Bullet Train Losing Business Folks

Do you know what really was deflating when California’s High-Speed Rail Authority issued its latest report a few weeks ago?

California Exodus: The New Reality

Recently, I got a note from a local business executive telling me he was retiring and moving out of California.

Easy Choice for State Senate: Fazio

Charlie Crumpley’s business-friendly endorsements.

Bioscience Gives Valley Shot in Arm

I’ve been looking over our Stockwatch page, and I couldn’t help but notice a couple of things.

The City’s Shakedown Machine

The unfolding corruption scandal involving Los Angeles City Hall denizens and real estate developers is absolutely shocking. On the other hand, it’s not at all surprising. It’s almost to be expected.

Sauntering, But It Feels Like a Jog

Valley economy is growing but it doesn’t feel like it.

Undereducated at the Cash Register

Two recent developments in education should worry employers.

How Prop 5 May Bring Back Kids

I live in one of those very suburban neighborhoods that was built for kids.

How Cheri Fleming Faced Setbacks

Three things about Cheri Fleming truly stand out.

Don’t Unplug That Self-Checker!

Supermarkets should reconsider scrapping self-checkouts.

Where’s Giant Leap for MannKind?

MannKind Corp.’s sales effort fails to deliver, so far; California’s secession threats show divisions between right and left.

Don’t Bank on This Dreadful Idea

ONE MORE THING

Starting a public bank is a combination of contempt and chutzpah.

Maybe Valley Will Get Some Offices

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Shortly after the coronavirus pandemic hit nearly eight months ago, businesses started questioning whether they would need as much office space going forward.

Making the Housing Shortage Worse

We have a severe housing shortage, and last week our mayor said that he’d help make matters worse.

A Business Isn’t a Babysitter

Are two of our Los Angeles city councilmembers trying to chase businesses out of the city?

Business Confronted with Homelessness

True or false?: The business community in the San Fernando Valley supports the city’s idea to house the homeless temporarily in specified areas in each council district.

Cheri Fleming, Auto Dealership Owner and Civic Leader, Dies at 69

Cheri Fleming, among the most accomplished business and civic leaders in the Valley area, died Monday evening after suffering a brain aneurism two weeks ago.

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