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Great American to Liquidate Bookstore Chain

Liquidation firm Great American Group, a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial Inc. in Woodland Hills, has announced its plan to shut down a chain of nonprofit Christian bookstores and sell all the inventory.

Flash Frozen Flavors for Home Chefs

Startup finds space in supermarket freezers for seasoning cubes.

Flash-freezing herbs helps startup cultivate success with supermarkets.

Eco-Cleaner Expands With Cash Infusion

Grab Green will spend $2.5 million on sales and marketing.

Investor dollars mean growth for natural cleaning products startup.

Great American to Liquidate Bebe Stores

Women’s apparel retailer Bebe Stores Inc. will close all of its retail stores before the end of the third quarter, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Liquidation firm Great American Group, a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial Inc. in Woodland Hills, will oversee the sale of Bebe’s assets in conjunction with Tiger Capital Group.

Foster Youth Jobs Program Reflects on First Year

EMPLOYMENT: Hope2Work sees paycheck as key to ending homeless cycle.

It has been one year since Kathleen Mosqueda joined the pest control business of Agoura Hills real estate management company Strategic Acquisitions Inc.

Heart of the Valley

After leading two chambers and a Boys & Girls Club, self-proclaimed ‘Valley girl’ Jan Sobel plans to retire. What’s next?

What’s next for Jan Sobel after career raising the bar on nonprofits?

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PokeStop Shops Catch ’em All

MARKETING: Businesses get customers from game craze.

How businesses are piggybacking on the success of Pokemon Go.

Diagnosis by Data

Can artificial intelligence software developed for NASA’s Mars Rover help doctors back on Earth?

Glendale firm applys AI to healthcare.

The Water Guru

Matthew Fienup, the new economic forecaster at Cal Lutheran, has worked on agricultural policy in Ventura County.

Cal Lutheran’s new economist takes the reins.

Talon Wins Record for World’s Longest Zipper

APPAREL: Fastener firm reaches potential buyers at LA Fashion Week opening.

Who else would make the world’s longest zipper? Talon zips up LA Fashion Week with its record product.

Kiosks Keep Lights On

Lamps Plus understands how to sell on internet, but mobile is chain’s next challenge.

How Lamps Plus keeps its lights on amid ecommerce competition.

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In Flex Mode at MusclePharm

NUTRITION: Burbank gym part of firm’s turnaround strategy.

Ryan Drexler cuts costs, endorsements to turnaround MusclePharm Corp.

Simulations Plus Subsidiary Gets NIH Grant

Dilisym Services Inc., a subsidiary of Simulations Plus Inc. in Lancaster, has been awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to build a software platform for modeling medication-induced kidney injury.

Yelp Confab Gives CEOs Good Review

Website event provides startups with training while seeking feedback.

Local entrepreneur helps connect review website with businesses.

Dance Hall For the Stars Opens Doors

Studio City rehearsal space starts classes for beginning hoofers.

Julz Tocker opens dance hall in Studio City to the public.

Drug Deal Extends MannKind’s Life Expectancy

BIOTECH: Timely infusion of $45 million bolsters finances.

MannKind agreement with United Therapeutics gives company a financial shot in the arm.

Fundraiser Fuels CSUN Revamp

EDUCATION: Business college has strategic plans for $25 million.

How CSUN will spend $25 million on its business college.

Court Redefines Indy Contractor

LAW: Decision could impact outside sales forces in state.

Dynamex decision discerns between independent contractors and employees.

Final Interview With Bar Association’s Liz Post

NON PROFIT: Reflections on her quarter century with Valley lawyers and judges.

After nearly 25 years with the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Executive Director Liz Post will step down from her role and return to her home state of New York to lead the Nassau County Bar Association.

Indy Supermarket Starts With Charity Donation

RETAIL: Grocery Outlet gives $1,000 in conjunction with its grand opening.

The Burbank location of Grocery Outlet Bargain Market has been open for less than a month, but it’s already clear that the store is committed to offering more to area residents than discounted groceries.