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Lief Labs Signs Green Tea Partnership

Lief Raws, a division of Valencia-based dietary supplement manufacturer Lief Labs, has entered a licensing partnership that will enable it to be the distribution and sales arm for CellFlo6, a green tea extract.

Arcutis Looking to Soothe Psoriasis Itch

Clinical study pushes toward first product launch.

Arcutis Biotherapeutics announces the first patient for clinical trial of foam for psoriasis.

On-the-Spot Seller

PROFILE: Bob Yallen at Inter/Media matches celebrities with brands for direct-response television campaigns.

An interview with Robert Yallen of direct response advertising firm Inter/Media Group of Cos. in Woodland Hills.

Cal Lutheran Ranked Among Best Regional Universities

California Lutheran University was ranked eighth among the 130 regional universities in the 15 western states, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Multiple Growth Strategies for Chip Maker

TECHNOLOGY: Semtech in Camarillo expects ‘stronger second half’ in 2021.

Multiple markets fuel growth for chip maker Semtech Corp.

Back to Class for an MBA

Pandemic motivates more people to take an interest in business education.

Number of applications for master of business administration programs grows during the pandemic.

Can’t We Get a Flexible Workweek?

VICA President Stuart Waldman asks if state can get a flexible workweek.

Resonate Blends to Acquire Wellness Cannabis Brand

Resonate Blends Inc., a cannabis holding company in Calabasas, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Lemon and Grass, a Florida-based cannabis wellness brand.

Equity Innovation Center at CSUN

Program to focus on career development in technology.

Innovation hub to help Latinx students in STEM courses, careers.

Delta Variant Cuts Attendance at Reagan Library

LIST: But donors and new programs keep foundation’s finances ‘very healthy.’

Donors, new programs keep finances ‘robust’ at Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.

Housing Is a Basic Human Right

Los Angeles elected officials failing to provide adequate housing, says mayoral candidate Mel Wilson.

Final Landing for Camarillo Pilot

Mark Oberman of Channel Islands Aviation pilots his last flight.

Tarzana Hospital on Schedule for 2023 Debut

HEALTH CARE: $644 million construction project pushes through the pandemic.

Construction of the Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center, a $644 million joint venture between Providence Health & Services and Cedars-Sinai, is on track to be completed by 2023.

RabbleHealth Fills Panel of Advisors

Array of talent to help with patient information app.

Digital patient engagement company Rabble Health has made four additions to its advisory board with the onboarding of Mitch Ross, former vice president of individual and family plans at Kaiser Permanente; process innovation researcher Brad Power, biotech marketing veteran Diana Porter Bodden and epidemiologist Dr. J. Michael Sprafka.

Two New Banks Come to Valley

FINANCE: Market beckons to relationship-focused bankers.

Banks expand by opening branches in the Valley region.

Dream Garage

AUTOMOTIVE: North Hollywood car shop celebrates the work of George Barris, ‘King of the Kustomizers.’

Barris Kustom Industries relocates from long-time North Hollywood site.

L.A. City Offers Free Business Counseling

Program will focus on financial management and credit improvement in pandemic’s aftermath.

City of Los Angeles starts program to provide small business owners with counseling.

FAA Warns of Illegal Air Charters

Van Nuys event addresses ‘significant problem.’

Experts discuss the pitfalls of illegal charter operations.

County Orders Vaccine Mandate for Bars, Clubs

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will begin requiring verification of a recent negative COVID-19 test or vaccination for employees and attendees of indoor bars, clubs and lounges.

Jafra Debuts Unisex Scent Called Nuud

Product combines vanilla, wood for ‘genderless’ aroma.

Jafra Cosmetics International, a Westlake Village based cosmetic and skincare company, announced the launch of its new unisex fragrance, called Nuud, “for him, her and they.”