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Former Amazon Executive Becomes CFO at Calavo Growers

Santa Paula-based avocado company Calavo Growers has announced the appointment of Mariela Matute as its chief financial officer, effective Oct. 11.

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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.

Metro Expands Ride-Hailing Service to Northwest Valley

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has added the northwest San Fernando Valley to its ride-hailing service Metro Micro.

Surprises in MGA’s New Dollhouse

Mansion features drive-thru diner and swimming pool.

Chatsworth-based MGA Entertainment Inc. announced late last month the launch of the LOL OMG House of Surprises, a dollhouse featuring 1980s themed rooms, as featured in the “LOL Surprise!” series on YouTube.

The Coming Housing Bubble Burst

The coming housing bust.

Kingsbarn to Seek Solid Investments

Vegas firm appoints vice president for the Valley region.

Kingsbarn Real Estate Capital, based in Las Vegas, owns capital funds and focuses on buying commercial real estate to provide structured investments to high-net-worth individuals, family trusts, foundations and institutional investors.

PS Business Parks Buys Texas Complex for $123 Million

PS Business Parks Inc. in Glendale has paid $123 million to purchase Port America, a 717,735-square-foot multi-tenant industrial complex near Dallas.

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Burbank’s Counterintuity Buys Digital Marketing Firm

Burbank-based marketing agency Counterintuity has acquired the website and app development business of Digital Natives, a 10-year-old New York City-based digital marketing firm.

Cannabis Questions

PROFILE: Jacqueline Rosales tells how her market research firm focuses on marijuana and COVID.

An interview with Jacqueline Rosales, president of Van Nuys market research firm ISA Group.

Valley Home Sales Climb 12 Percent in July

Inventory, price numbers point to market plateau.

San Fernando Valley home sales climbed 12 percent in July.

Two New Banks Come to Valley

FINANCE: Market beckons to relationship-focused bankers.

Banks expand by opening branches in the Valley region.

FAA Warns of Illegal Air Charters

Van Nuys event addresses ‘significant problem.’

Experts discuss the pitfalls of illegal charter operations.

NASA Rockets Made at Enlarged Aerojet Plant

Contractor holds ribbon cutting for $59 million project.

Ribbon cutting at Aerojet Rocketdyne factory brings out NASA and elected officials.

LegalZoom Teams With Defy Ventures for Formerly Incarcerated

Glendale-based LegalZoom.com Inc. has formed a partnership with Defy Ventures to support the nonprofit organization’s mission to train formerly incarcerated people to become entrepreneurs.

Vegas Ticket Seller Files for Chapter 11

Tix Corp. and its subsidiary, Tix4Tonight, have filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in Nevada.

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Valley’s Disney Stores Close as Target Expands Partnership

Three remaining Disney Stores in the greater San Fernando region are set to close next month, while Target plans to open more sections in its stores featuring merchandise from the Burbank entertainment studio.

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LegalZoom and USC, Partners in Education

Online document provider to support social entrepreneurship program at business school.

Online document provider LegalZoom.com Inc. partners with USC Marshall School of Business.

FremantleMedia Leases New Production Space

Television company signs 12-year lease at Reframe.

The U.S. arm of London-based entertainment giant FremantleMedia has signed a long-term lease at a new studio space that is being created in Atwater Village.

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.

Bros. Grow Chain After Virus Surge

Siblings look to duplicate their Canoga Park flagship restaurant.

Siblings look to duplicate their Canoga Park Middle Eastern restaurant.