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Home Furnishings Retailer Targeting Urban Dwellers

Senior Reporter Shelly Garcia writes about a new home furnishings retailer setting up shop in the Valley and targeting urban apartment and condo dwellers.

Sport Chalet Founder to Relinquish Majority Control

Sport Chalet is transferring ownership from the company's founder to its current management team.

Stable Business Plans

A newly energized community of horse lovers is buying up the ranches in the Valley, refurbishing the stables and the trails and thwarting efforts to develop the region further.

Transformation: A Decade of Change in the Valley

In 1996, while the rest of Los Angeles, and the nation, began climbing out of a recession, the San Fernando Valley was a patchwork of scaffolding, teetering reminders of the devastation of the Northridge Earthquake that was still beating down the area's e

Outlaw Subprime Lending?: It's Not Going to Happen

Outlaw Subprime Lending?: It's Not Going to Happen. Sector May Be Down, But Don't Count It Out Yet. Guest Column by William J. Battison

Upscale Cuban Restaurant Caters to Broad Clientele

Felix Lopez, a successful entrepreneur who created a string of bakeries and cafes, has opened his first full-service restaurant in Glendale.

Restaurant Vacancies Fill up at Sherman Oaks Galleria

Senior Reporter Shelly Garcia reports that after months of vacancies, the Sherman Oaks Galleria is beginning to fill up with restaurant clients.

Despite Predictions, No Cooling Seen in Office Market

Malibu Canyon Corporate Center in Calabasas is one of a number of office properties on the block, Senior Reporter Shelly Garcia reports.

IKEA Targets Growth of Small-Business Market

The Swedish furniture behemoth IKEA has found new customers in business clients.

M. David Paul Buys NBC Property

M. David Paul emerges as the winner in the sale of a large parcel of NBC Universal property in Burbank.

Recipe For Success

Behind the scenes of how one recent college graduate is trying to turn around a crumbling cookie and confection franchise

One of Valley's Largest Private Companies Files IPO

Local company American Reprographics Inc. has filed an initial public offering, expecting to raise about $230 million.

Furniture Retailers Hold Up Despite Housing Slowdown

The slowdown in home buying has not affected local home furnishings retailers as much as you might think.

Baby Boom Spawning Upsurge in Childrens' Retailers

Shelly Garcia reports on the growth of childrens' retailers catering to the

Pursuing Path of Paperlessness

Allen Lund Co. hopes to gain a competitive advantage by eliminating most of its paperwork.

Internet Boosts Action in Sale of Small Businesses

The Internet has made it easier to sell small businesses.

Guitar Center Planning Move Into Overseas Market

Guitar Center Inc. names one of its longtime executives to head an effort to expand overseas

L.A. Developer to Buy Bank's Chatsworth Headquarters

Investment Development Services Inc. is expected to acquire a portion of the Washington Mutual campus in Chatsworth, Shelly Garcia reports

Online Brokers Challenge Traditions of Real Estate

Online Brokers challenge the traditional real estate system.

Shoppers Just Can't Get Enough

Despite predictions to the contrary, consumers are still shopping 'till they drop.