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Microcaps, Macro Goals

Investments: The Valley’s penny stocks have big ambitions, but low investor interest.

Investments: Small cap companies learn to use their stock as currency in the struggle to grow.

Obit: Former Trader Joe's CEO

Thousand Oaks resident John Shields, who shepherded grocer Trader Joe’s through a major national expansion, died Oct. 31 after a long illness. He was 82.

Pursuing The Nuclear Option

Simi Valley auctioneer gets some hot business with San Onofre sale.

Liquidation: MRI Auctions sells off equipment from the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

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American Homes Prices Offering

American Homes 4 Rent announced Wednesday the pricing for its secondary offering of preferred shares.

Story Finally Ends for Woodland Hills Bookstore

Publishing: Few booksellers left in area after closure at Westfield Promenade.

Publishing: Barnes & Noble has emptied its shelves at the Promenade in Woodland Hills.

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Research Solutions Posts Loss

Research Solutions Inc. reported falling revenue and net income in its fiscal fourth quarter, as the company struggles with a transition from print to cloud-based distribution.

Buried Treasure

Barry Hoeven has spent decades in the storage industry and has seen some pretty strange things in his day.

Q&A: Cancer, cops and real estate development – it’s all in the self-storage career of Barry Hoeven.

Making Good

Burbank native Michael Cusumano has helped build his family’s company into a leading developer in the Media City.

Q&A: Michael Cusumano followed his family’s heritage into real estate.

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American Homes Announces Secondary Offering

American Homes 4 Rent announced on Thursday yet another public offering of preferred shares as it continues to acquire rental homes across the country.

Talon Reports Strong Quarter

Zipper-maker Talon International Inc. announced higher income Tuesday for its second quarter, largely fueled by growth in sales.

New Spinning Chain Rides Into Tarzana Lease

Real Estate: BeatBike opens first outlet with five-year deal pegged at $1.2 million.

One of the few vacant spots at the upscale Village Walk at Tarzana retail center has filled up.

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Glendale Dealership to Introduce New Model

Automotive: Star Ford Lincoln breaking ground on $10 million renovation.

The Star Ford Lincoln dealership on the “Brand Boulevard of Cars” in Glendale is getting a $10 million makeover.

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Broker Deals Lower on IPO

Real Estate: Calabasas firm grosses only $72 million.

Real Estate: Why Marcus & Millichap’s IPO fell short financially.

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Late Bloomer

Bill Watkins went back to school in his 40s to earn his Ph.D and now leads Cal Lutheran’s economic forecast – when he’s not playing blues or climbing rocks.

Q&A: Cal Lutheran Professor Bill Watkins left banking to become an economic forecaster.

Executive Chef

After decades as a concert promoter, Irv Zuckerman sliced his retirement short to open Valley chain PizzaRev.

Q&A: PizzaRev’s Irv Zuckerman was playing golf when a friend mentioned an idea for a restaurant.

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Talon Buys Up Preferred Stock

Zipper-maker Talon International Inc. announced Monday that it has eliminated all of its preferred stock in a $18.8 million cash and debt deal.

Used Car Dealership Strikes Valley Land Deal

Leasing: Latino-focused Tricolor Auto Group takes space in San Fernando.

A used-car dealership chain focused on the Latino community is coming out West and will open its first California outlet in San Fernando.

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A Real Mensch

Israeli native Amit Kleinberger led Menchie’s expansion from a single Valley yogurt shop to 18 countries. He’s a good guy too.

Q&A: Amit Kleinberger bought and sold companies until he found himself as CEO of frozen yogurt chain Menchie’s.

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Great American Secures $35 Million Credit Package

GA Capital, a division of Great American Group Inc., said Tuesday it closed a $35 million financing facility for its client Reichhold, a chemical manufacturer.

Burbank Blues

Retail: Newport Beach REIT buys stumbling retail complex next to downtown theaters.

Retail: Burbank mixed-use center is sold for $12.8 million.

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