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Dole in Buy-Sell with Produce Company

The Westlake Village fruit giant Dole Food Co. Inc. has started a buy-sell process with the UK produce importer JP Fruit Distributors Ltd.

Indian Firm Buys Natrol for $80 Million

Indian Firm Buys Natrol for $80 Million

Natrol Expands to U.K.

Nutrition supplements manufacturer Natrol, Inc. announced Monday it had established a subsidiary in the United Kingdom in hopes of increasing its sales overseas.

Indian Firm Buys Natrol for $80 Million

Plethico Pharmaceuticals Limited of India has acquired Natrol, Inc., the Chatsworth-based manufacturer and marketer nutritional products in a deal worth $80.8 million.

ReachLocal Buys Out Australian Partner

Company is now sole owner of all international operations.

Image Entertainment to Open London Office

The Chatsworth company's newest office will open on February 7.

Radio Ad Auction Firm Expands to United Kingdom

Reverse auction firm Bid4Spots has expanded its marketplace for radio airtime to the United Kingdom, the company announced.

Encino Training Video Firm Takes on New Name

Advanced Media Training Inc. has changed its corporate name to DeMatco Inc., the company has announced.

RUNAWAY---Production Companies Head to Canada to Compete

As part of a growing industry-wide battle to cope with runaway film production, Arleta-based special effects firm MastersFX Inc. has opened a second studio in Vancouver, B.C.

Sport Chalet

Considering recent history, it seems an odd time for a sporting-goods chain to go on an expansion drive in Southern California. But that isn't stopping Sport Chalet.

Online Marketer Expands To Canada

Online marketing firm ReachLocal Inc. has opened a sales office in Toronto to serve small- and medium-sized businesses there.

Ixia Lowers Q1 Guidance As Revenues Drop

Delays in purchasing decisions by its customers contributed to Ixia lowering it guidance for the first quarter.

Valley homes

Dr. Omid Javaherian recently purchased a new home in Tarzana for $963,000, and as soon as escrow closed he already had received an unsolicited offer to buy the 7,000-square-foot home for $1.15 million.

Capstone Agreement Opens Western Canada

Capstone Turbine Corp. signed a distribution agreement for the oil and gas sector in Western Canada, the company announced.

Groups to Receive Hearing on Best Buy Project

Neighborhood groups are getting at least one more chance to convince the city that more traffic improvements are needed before the Best Buy electronics store set for Sherman Oaks opens.

Commentary---Tax Incentives Best Response to Runaway Production

A recently released U.S. Commerce Department report, "The Migration of U.S. Film and Television Production," estimated that television production flight (runaway production) increased 230 percent from 1990 to 1998 and that up to $10 billion in film and te

Video Store Chain Owner Buys Burbank Firm

The owner of Hollywood Video stores has acquired a Burbank-based movie-on-demand service for just less than $10 million, it was announced Thursday.

La Canada Nursing Home Operator Files for Bankruptcy

La Canada-based Pleasant Care Corp. has filed Chap. 11 bankruptcy amid charges of elder abuse at some of its 30 facilities.

Film Tax Break Petition Puts Canada Back in the Spotlight

Film Tax Break Petition Puts Canada Back in the Spotlight


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