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Apple Buys DreamWorks’ VR Spinoff

Virtual reality startup Spaces has been acquired by Apple Inc., according to a media report.

Preview: Residential Rebound

September marks Valley's highest monthly home sales since June 2018.

Princess, Cunard Delay 2021 Sailings

Carnival Corp. has delayed a return to sea for its Princess and Cunard cruise lines, cancelling several sailings scheduled for 2021 as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

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.

Santa Clarita May Purchase Struggling Ice Rink

A glimmer of hope continues to sparkle for the embattled Valencia Ice Station as the Santa Clarita City Council is considering a rescue of the 93,000-square-foot ice skating rink — a 20-year-old local institution that has been put on ice since the coronavirus outbreak in March.

Preview: Pandemic Problems

The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on one of the Valley area’s most vital sectors: manufacturing.

Stein Mart Hires Great American Group for Liquidation

Great American Group in Woodland Hills is one of five liquidation companies managing the going-out-of-business sales for discount department store chain Stein Mart.

Black Angus Trims Open Locations

20 restaurants temporarily shut due to coronavirus.

Black Angus Steakhouse has temporarily shuttered more than half its restaurants across the Western U.S. due to the coronavirus and resulting business restrictions.

Goodwill to Promote Job Services

Corporations step up in response to pandemic.

As the Los Angeles area faces an existential unemployment crisis in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Goodwill Southern California is launching a marketing campaign to promote its employment services.

Santa Clarita Approves $14.5 Million Purchase of Ice Rink

Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday approved the $14.5 million purchase of the property hosting Valencia Ice Station, a 20-year-old local rink that had been skating on thin ice ever since the coronavirus outbreak in March.

Cheesecake Factory Settles for Misreporting Pandemic’s Impact

The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled charges against Cheesecake Factory Inc. for misreporting the impact of the coronavirus on its business operations and finances.

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.

Six Flags Opens at Full Capacity Without Mask Requirement

Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor have lifted capacity limits and removed mask requirements for fully vaccinated guests beginning Tuesday, the same date many of the state’s business restrictions have eased.

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Tix Reports Zero Revenue During Las Vegas Closure

Tix Corp. brought in no revenue during the second quarter as its discount ticket booths in Las Vegas were shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Despite Arrest, Tinhorn Flats Determined to Open Again

The city of Burbank and the owner of Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill continue to face off in their ongoing battle over coronavirus-related closures, most recently with the arrest of the owner’s son, Lucas Lapejian.

Universal Studios to Reopen Shops, Restaurants as State Loosens Theme Park Guidelines

Universal Studios Hollywood theme park will reopen shops and restaurants on weekends at its Universal City campus beginning March 12, while state regulations promise the reopening of all theme parks at limited capacity as soon as April 1.

Preview: Hospitals Wash With UV Light

UltraViolet Devices has found itself in the middle of an unintended growth spurt, propelled by the coronavirus pandemic.

Top Growers

For companies focused on expansion, it’s time to re-examine the business model.

This year’s Fastest Growing Private Companies list reveals the diversity of the San Fernando Valley region’s economy.

Newsom Signs Bills to Support Small Business

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law three bills that will offer support for small businesses and construction projects affected by the coronavirus.

Musicians Fret Over Future of Guitar Shop

Norman’s Rare Guitars, a San Fernando Valley shop long favored by some famous musicians, may be on its last legs due to the coronavirus, according to media reports.