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CSUN Students Help JPL Research

Center integrates design and humanities with hard science.

Cal State Northridge students help on projects at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

‘Intersecting Crises’

PROFILE: Incoming CSUN president Erika Beck talks about how online work and learning impact education.

Interview with Erika Beck, the incoming president of California State University – Northridge.

Italian Outplacement Firm Enters U.S. Via Valley

STAFFING: Acquisition the first step toward ‘global reach’ from Burbank.

The outplacement division of human resources technology firm CareerArc in Burbank has rebranded as Intoo USA

Insperity to Open Woodland Hills Office

Human resources provider Insperity Inc. has opened a sales office in Woodland Hills.

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.

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.

Arcutis Jumpstarts Year With $159 Million IPO

Skin treatment startup looks past pandemic to launch first product.

In January, dermatology research company Arcutis Biotherapeutics Inc. raised $159 million when its stock debuted on the Nasdaq for $17 a share.

Restaurants Protest, Defy Outdoor Dining Ban

Tensions about the state of California’s ban in the Southern California region on outdoor dining are reaching a boiling point, with some restaurant owners openly defying the regulation they see as unfair and hypocritical.

LIFTInnovate

LIFTInnovate

LIFTInnovate wants to bridge the gap between new technology and the ways people work.

Santa Clarita Small Businesses Get Microgrants

Officials from the city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. announced 149 local small businesses have been approved for COVID-19 relief grants of up to $5,000.

Princess Extends Horizon to Renew Cruises

Princess Cruises announced it will extend its pause on cruising activity through March 31.

Cheesecake Factory Settles for Misreporting Pandemic’s Impact

The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled charges against Cheesecake Factory Inc. for misreporting the impact of the coronavirus on its business operations and finances.

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.

Boss Audio Launches Njoie Massager Brand

Product targets consumers in the mid-price range.

Oxnard audio company releases an affordable massage gun

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

LISC Manages $103 Million in Business Grants

Valley companies benefit from recovery fund.

By the end of 2020, the Los Angeles branch of the nonprofit financial institution Local Initiatives Support Corp., or LISC, will have distributed roughly $103 million in grants to local small businesses

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.

Advocate Seeks Change in the Valley Via 501(c)(3)

Daily protests in Sherman Oaks spawn organization.

Latora Green has been protesting police brutality and institutional racism on the steps of the Sherman Oaks Galleria for 176 consecutive days.

Malls Wary for Reopening II

Malls Wary for Reopening II

L.A. County’s second reopening of indoor shopping facilities.

Chick-Fil-A Opens in Woodland Hills

Fast-food chicken chain Chick-Fil-A opened a new restaurant Thursday at 20101 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills.