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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.

Two Die Amid COVID-19 Outbreak at MPTF

Two residents at the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s retirement campus in Woodland Hills have died after testing positive for COVID-19, the chief executive confirmed Wednesday.

State Small Business Fund Opens for Grant Applications

The state of California’s $500 million Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program has opened its first round of applications

Shopping Mall Cleaning Crews Up Their Game

Retail centers request electrostatic spraying.

Shopping centers turn to electrostatic spraying to clean their properties.

Glass Doors Add to Safety in Hospitals

Waiting rooms use walls to divide and conquer viral infection.

Are medical waiting rooms due for a redesign? Valley businessman Doron Polus thinks so.

Resilience in Self Storage

INDUSTRIAL: Business model works in current economy.

Amid the economic wreckage brought on by COVID-19, one industry stands out for its resilience to the virus: self-storage.

Luxury Retailer Neiman Marcus Declares Chapter 11

Neiman Marcus Group Inc. filed for Chapter 11 protection from bankruptcy Thursday due to mounting debt and the economic shutdown related to COVID-19

Poms & Associates Rebrands with TV Ads

While most businesses have focused solely on surviving COVID-19, insurance brokerage Poms & Associates has launched a rebranding campaign.

Airgas Workers Strike in Burbank, Ventura

Some employees of Airgas USA are striking today at four of the company’s plants in the Los Angeles area, including locations in Burbank and Ventura.

Elderly Homes Find Solutions Against Infection

LIST: Testing proves crucial to contain deadly virus.

Amid a pandemic that is disproportionately dangerous for older populations, the Motion Picture Television Fund’s Wasserman campus in Woodland Hills has achieved something remarkable.

Rare Book Auction in Agoura Hills

GWS Auctions Inc. in Agoura Hills plans to sell 150 rare books and texts sourced from the inventory of the store Mystery Pier Books in Los Angeles.

Teledyne Sensors for Diagnosis of COVID-19

A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. is manufacturing image sensors called charged coupled devices, or CCDs, for use in COVID-19 diagnostic tools.

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Slowdowns Are Not Typically Self-Induced

After 23 years of financial management experience, Jason Sands has hollowed out a niche consulting for wealthy West Valley families – his clients have a net worth of $5 million or more and at least $1 million in liquid investable assets. Sands started his career in 1994 as a finance executive at Henson Aviation Services Inc. in Newbury Park. He left in 1997 to join Merrill Lynch as a financial consultant, where he spent three years before becoming an advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors in Encino. He stayed there for nearly 20 years. Sands joined Ameriprise Financial Services in Woodland Hills in March 2019.

Corporations, Foundations Take Action Against the Coronavirus

Dole, Amgen, others lend hand to health care, nonprofit sectors.

Corporate philanthropy makes for a good marketing strategy.

Santa Clarita Small Businesses Get Microgrants

Officials from the city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. announced 149 local small businesses have been approved for COVID-19 relief grants of up to $5,000.

Chambers of Commerce Eligible for City’s COVID Grants

Chambers of commerce are now eligible to apply for grants through the Los Angeles Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund.

Foggy Seas Ahead for Valley Cruise Industry

TOURISM: ‘No sail’ orders inhibit voyage planning.

A ‘double whammy’ of cost-conscious consumers and money-hungry companies ahead for cruise industry.

Moderna Hires Amgen Executive as Chief Commercial Officer

Corinne Le Goff, a former executive at Amgen Inc., has been hired by Moderna Inc.

Survival Tactics for Social Services

National Guard replaces volunteers at food banks.

Food banks respond to volunteer shortage due to the coronavirus outbreak.