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Chatsworth Aerospace Firm Acquires Rights to Pratt & Whitney Engine Parts

Chatsworth aerospace manufacturer Ontic has acquired manufacturing rights from Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. for more of its JT15D engine parts.

Lief Labs

Lief Labs

Lief Organics, doing business as Lief Labs, has bulked up its industrial muscles during the pandemic.

SBA Loans Debt of Choice During Pandemic

FINANCE: Manufacturing, professional service firms look to buy real estate.

Small businesses have found opportunities during the pandemic, creating a need for capital that SBA lenders have worked to fill.

MannKind Buys QrumPharma for $3.5 Million

MannKind Corp. announced it has acquired Pennsylvania-based QrumPharma Inc. for $3.5 million in cash and more than 3 million shares of its common stock.

Former 'Arsenio Hall Show' Music Director Sentenced for Embezzlement

Former “Arsenio Hall Show” music director and Woodland Hills resident Robin DiMaggio was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $1 million intended for a charity concert, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Franchise Giant Sun Holdings Buys 41 IHOP Locations

Glendale restaurant operator Dine Brands Global Inc. announced that a subsidiary of Sun Holdings named Suncakes LLC has purchased 41 of its IHOP franchises.

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Buying into Market Dip to Rebalance Portfolios

One of Jason Sands’ clients asked how he could help others financially during tough times.

Wealth manager Jason Sands sought to keep clients on track for their long-term goals during the year of crisis, while also meeting short-term needs.

Pandemic Workers Need a Money Plan

Firm offers free consultations for medical, retail personnel.

Medical responders and frontline supermarket workers can take advantage of free financial planning through Investor’s Advantage Corp.

New Bar President Talks Future of Association

Attorney group seeks to become leaner, community-driven post pandemic.

The San Fernando Valley Bar Association on Oct. 1 celebrated the installation of its officers and new president David Jones at a virtual event.

Mission Produce Debuts on Nasdaq

Mission Produce in Oxnard debuted on the Nasdaq, pricing 8 million shares at $12.

Channel Islands Offering Master’s Program in Nursing

California State University - Channel Islands offered for the first time this fall a Master of Science in Nursing degree, the Camarillo college said Wednesday.

Glendale Adds to Small Business Recovery Fund

The city of Glendale late Monday announced an additional $650,000 in funding to help small businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apparel Icon to Home Decor

RETAIL: True Religion’s Kym Gold launches Style Union Home.

Kym Gold, co-founder of True Religion Apparel, will launch her new home decor brand Style Union Home in the fourth quarter this year, with its headquarters right here in the San Fernando Valley.

Preview: Health Care Special Report

Valley hospitals were required to spend in preparation for a surge of COVID patients that didn’t materials.

Disney Reports Subscription Numbers, Shares Soar

At an investor conference Thursday, Walt Disney Co. announced its Disney+ streaming service has amassed 86.8 million paid subscribers.

First Home COVID Test In Valencia

Ellume’s $30 kit secures approval from the FDA.

Digital diagnostics company Ellume Inc., an Australian company with U.S. operations in Valencia, developed the first at-home COVID-19 test approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Hypnosis Class to Ease Zoom Fatigue

Too much screen time with visual monotony can induce ‘trance state.’

HMI College of Hypnotherapy in Tarzana has started offering classes to help people manage Zoom fatigue, including businesspeople.

Westlake Village BioPartners Debuts Funds With $500 Million

Westlake Village BioPartners has announced two new funds totaling $500 million to invest in life science startups and construct lab facilities for them.

Scramble to Comply in Tier Changes

COVID surge puts Ventura County back in purple status.

Ventura County was one of 41 counties to drop to the state’s most restrictive reopening framework tier on Nov. 16, joining the rest of Southern California.

Caulipower

Caulipower

Gluten-free food producer Caulipower has not felt the sting that others in the food industry have suffered during the pandemic, using its nimbleness to ensure supermarket shelves are stocked with its cauliflower-centric products.