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AROUND THE VALLEYS

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

Budget-Conscious Children’s Fashion

Website sells used apparel curated into outfits at set prices.

Valley resident creates website to sell used children’s apparel at set prices.

Restaurant Panel Discusses COVID Impacts

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

Camarillo Tomato Farm Sells for $93 Million

AGRIBUSINESS: Facility switches to massive cannabis farm.

Glass House Brands Inc. buys Camarillo area farm to grow marijuana.

Sensors Save Water at Multifamily

Feedback on leaks can save 5,000 gallons a day.

Sensors from Camarillo company save water at Los Angeles senior complex.

Cosmetic Packaging Company Acquired

Cosmetic Specialties International has been acquired by Airlite Plastics, a Nebraska packaging manufacturer.

SOFT DRINK IPO

Sugar-free soda bottler Zevia goes public on NYSE.

Zevia, an Encino-based natural soda company, hopes to become a household name in the sugar-free drink sector.

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$15.5 Million For Burbank Residential

Skyview Terrace Apartments trades for $442,860 a unit.

Skyview Terrace Apartments in Burbank sell for $15.5 million.

Universal Studios Theme Park to Require Vaccine or Test

Universal Studios Hollywood will begin on Oct. 7 asking for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for all guests ages 12 and up.

LegalZoom and NBA Partner on $6 Million Small Business Program

Online legal technology company LegalZoom.com Inc. in Glendale has teamed up with the National Basketball Association for a multiyear partnership that will begin with a $6 million initiative focused on providing capital and other resources to small businesses.

Report: Disney May Spin Off ESPN

Walt Disney Co. is looking to spin off its lucrative ESPN sports network, according to a media report.

Valley Economic Alliance Recommends Changes to L.A.’s Building Permit Process

The Valley Economic Alliance has presented 13 recommendations for permit reform to the city of Los Angeles in an effort to streamline the current real estate development and building process.

Don’t Duplex Your Joint, My Friend

Jamming duplexes into residential neighborhoods won’t help the housing shortage.

Former Rexford CFO Joins PS Business Parks

PS Business Parks Inc. has appointed Adeel Khan as its chief financial officer and corporate secretary, effective Jan. 10, 2022.

L.A. City Council Takes First Vote for Vaccine Mandate

Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday held its first vote on an ordinance that would require proof of vaccination for patrons to enter many businesses, including restaurants, gyms, salons and movie theaters.

Footprint Overlap

FINANCE: US Bank buys Union Bank; both institutions have large presences in the North Los Angeles market.

US Bank will acquire Union Bank for about $8 billion.

Mayor’s Fund Bestows Grants to 12 Chambers in Valley Region

The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles announced last week grants funding several Valley region chambers of commerce as part of its Small Chambers of Commerce Relief Program.

Social Media ‘Insider’ Promotes Businesses

Influencer shares stories of small companies in the 818.

Nestor Aguilar is the founder of 818 Insider, a website and social media brand focused on highlighting the San Fernando Valley’s landmarks, businesses and people.

NetSol Shares Jump on Strong Quarterly Results

NetSol Technologies Inc. emerged from its recently completed 2021 fiscal year stronger than before, according to its chief executive, sparking a double-digit gain in share price.

Accidental Entrepreneur Loves Hair Salon

Out of a job, Lidia Ortiz found a neraby business for sale.

Lidia Ortiz, owner of the Headline Salon in Woodland Hills, didn’t set out to become an entrepreneur.