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State’s Labor Laws Need Updating

With remote work models here to stay, state needs to update labor laws.

The Downsides of Remote Working

Publisher Charles Crumpley on the downside of remote working.

Businessy Mayor

Management consultant and former IBM executive Bill Miranda brings a fresh perspective to Santa Clarita City Hall.

An interview with Bill Miranda, business consultant and mayor of Santa Clarita.

Dole Tackles Food Waste at Home

Marketing campaign tries to educate consumers.

Dole Sunshine Co. announced the results of a survey late last month which revealed that a third of U.S. consumers make no effort to reduce food waste at home.

Firm Steps Forward With Living Wage

LiteGear in Burbank thinks $20 an hour will help worker productivity.

Burbank LED lightning manufacturer LiteGear Inc. giving its employees a $20 living wage.

Deal Puts BYD in Driver’s Seat for Fleet Sales

Joint venture lines up to buy 5,000 vehicles over five years.

Early this month, BYD Motors Inc. announced a collaboration with a new San Diego-based joint venture, Levo Mobility, to integrate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology into 5,000 vehicles over the next five years.

Business Formation Up at CorpNet

Online legal document firm finds growth in pandemic.

Online legal document filing service CorpNet has benefitted from pandemic.

Simulations Plus Launches University Software Program

Pharmaceutical simulation software company Simulations Plus announced the University+ program, which offers one year of free access to Simulations Plus programs for students and educators at accredited universities worldwide.

A Revolution in Mobility

EVs will bring a seismic shift to the auto market, starting with a cluster of companies in L.A. County.

Southern California is well positioned for coming revolution in transportation.

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LegalZoom Looks for Subscription Revenue

LAW: Executive team from Intuit tries to duplicate the TurboTax success model.

Former Intuit Execs at LegalZoom.com Inc. trying to recreate success of TurboTax.

Pandemic May Have Caused 'Structural Change' in Labor Market, Per LAEDC Briefing

Despite a reduction in weekly unemployment claims in L.A. County, regional recovery from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remains slow going.

Startup Offers MS Solutions

MEDICAL DEVICES: Will lower price point attract buyers?

After his father was diagnosed with MS, Pier Mantovani was inspired to start a company to make neuro-rehabilitative technology.

Magic Mountain to Build Wonder Woman Roller Coaster

Six Flags Magic Mountain announced this week plans to build its 20th roller coaster called Wonder Woman Flight of Courage.

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SHEDDING SQUARE FEET

Office vacancy surges nearly 5 points in the Valley as companies look to downsize.

Valley companies look to shed space to prepare for the post-pandemic workforce.

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New Lawyer A Litigator

Victor Balladares joins NPW in Westlake Village.

Westlake Village-based law firm Nevers Palazzo Packard Wildermuth & Wynner recently grew its ranks with the addition of associate Victor Balladares.

Anti-Piracy Executive to Be Honored

Associaton gives lifetime award to Darcy Antonellis.

The Hollywood Professional Association will recognize a former Warner Bros. Entertainment executive with its lifetime achievement award.

Amgen Finalizes Teneobio Acquisition

Amgen Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of biotechnology company Teneobio Inc. with a $900 million upfront cash payment.

Restaurateurs Talk COVID Impact

Owners juggle kitchen labor shortage, supply problems.

The Association for Corporate Growth on Oct. 13 held a panel with four local restaurant executives to discuss the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry.

Chatsworth Garage Learns to Go Electric

Fast-changing EV technology means no estimates for clients.

A look at three electric vehicle companies in the greater Valley area.

New Rule Puts Risk in Recycle

REGULATION: Metal shredders ask for federal oversight.

State agency wants to make a change that recyclers say will drive them out of business.