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Wealth Managers’ Wild Ride

Financial advisors weathered market downs and ups during a year of surprises.

The onset of the coronavirus caused one of the sharpest nosedives in the history of global capital markets. Between Feb. 20 and April 7, the Nasdaq tumbled an unprecedented 1,864 points, a loss of nearly 20 percent.

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Gaines Gets Tribute

At its Dec. 2 meeting on Zoom, the Calabasas City Council recognized Fred Gaines for his service.

Valley Kaiser Permanente Staff to Appear in Rose Parade TV Segment

Staff from Valley facilities of Kaiser Permanente will participate in the health care organization’s 90-second video for “The Rose Parade’s New Year Celebration presented by Honda” on New Year’s Day.

Amgen Licenses Experimental Drug for Tuberculosis, Leprosy Treatment

Amgen Inc. has licensed one of its investigational pipeline drugs to Medicines Development for Global Health for the treatment of tuberculosis and leprosy.

Fox & Hounds Daily to Shut Down

Joel Fox, co-publisher of the conservative political website Fox & Hounds Daily, plans to close the site.

Chambers of Commerce Send Letter to State Officials

A coalition of chambers of commerce – including many in the Valley region – plan to send a letter to state elected officials Thursday voicing their concerns about the latest stay-at-home orders.

Location Filming Declines in November

For the first time since movie production in Los Angeles County reopened in June, location filming decreased in November.

Down Year Deal-Making

Coronavirus slowed M&A activity in 2020, but now companies are looking forward to the post-pandemic economy.

After several years of furious deal-making in the Valley, 2020 represented a pause. There were no equivalents of Walt Disney Co.’s $71 billion purchase of 20th Century Fox or Amgen Inc.’s acquisition of the drug Otezla for $13.4 billion, both deals from 2019.

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Teledyne Taps Funding for Underwater Map Technology

Teledyne CARIS, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. in Thousand Oaks, has received “significant funding” from Canada’s Ocean Supercluster to develop a software system for remote underwater surveying.

Cast & Crew’s Co-CEOs

Cast & Crew’s Co-CEOs

Movie accounting service Cast & Crew in Burbank has promoted John Berkley to co-chief executive.

Insurance Payout Improves Tejon Ranch's Quarter

Tejon Ranch Co. reported improved net income and revenue for the third quarter, largely from the payment on a crop insurance claim.

Amgen Beats Quarterly Estimates, Raises Guidance

Amgen Inc. exceeded analysts estimates for the third quarter, based on results announced by the company.

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Hilton’s New Chair

Steve Hilton to step down as chairman of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation at year’s end.

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VICA’s Vice President

VICA’s Vice President

Cusumano Family Gives $1 Million to Boys & Girls Club in Burbank

The Cusumano family has donated $1 million to the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley to purchase a new clubhouse.

Ventura County Reopens Economy on Improved COVID Numbers

Ventura County on Tuesday moved into the state’s red tier status for COVID-19, allowing for more businesses to reopen.

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Scriptwriting President

Cast & Crew in Burbank has named Shelly Mellott president of Final Draft

Precious Metals Firm Opens Woodland Hills Office

Precious metals investment firm American Hartford Gold has opened an office in Woodland Hills.

Market Downturn Moves Valley Stocks Lower

Share prices for large-cap companies in the Valley region moved lower as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1.8 percent.