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US Nuclear Narrows Quarterly Loss

US Nuclear narrowed its net loss in the third quarter even as its revenue decreased due to the coronavirus pandemic.

AmaWaterways Readies New Ships

Cruise line sees demand in the post-pandemic tourist season.

AmaWaterways took delivery of one new ship late last year and is scheduled to receive another this spring – even though none of its cruisers are sailing in Europe.

Universal Studios Theme Park to Reopen

Universal Studios Hollywood will reopen on April 16, after having been closed for the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to media reports.

Cannabis Questions

PROFILE: Jacqueline Rosales tells how her market research firm focuses on marijuana and COVID.

An interview with Jacqueline Rosales, president of Van Nuys market research firm ISA Group.

No-Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Can’t Crack Market

SunDial solves chemical issue, sales prove elusive.

Shivie Dhillon has developed a stable version of hypochlorous acid for use in a hand sanitizer to combat the coronavirus.

LTC Properties to Diversify as Pandemic Recedes

HEALTH CARE: Revenue fell as tenants couldn’t pay rent; analyst calls it ‘transitory.’

As pandemic recedes, LTC Properties Inc. plans to diversify its investments.

Rules Guide: Masks, Distancing Still Issues

On June 15, the state will fully reopen after having been closed for much of the past year.

US Nuclear Recounts Year, Expects Bounce-Back

Shareholder letter posits acquisitions during 2021.

In a letter to its shareholders, US Nuclear Corp. laid out its plans for the coming year and took stock of what it had been through in 2020.

Machinist Makes Worker-Owner Transition

Marco Manriquez decided to stop working for other people.

Six Hispanic businesspeople from the greater Valley area tell their stories.

Higher Tech

Valley factories dial up their technology to stay ahead of the competition.

From pressurized bubbles to 3D printing, Valley companies upgrade their plants to become more competitive.

Big Cal Lutheran Donation Switches Direction

PHILANTHROPY: $4.8 million will go to scholarships, not Management School building.

Two years after becoming the founding investor in a new building for the School of Management at California Lutheran University, Steve Dorfman has changed his mind on how he wants his donation spent.

Burbank Accelerator for Post-COVID Economy

Wanted: Ventures focused on the future of work.

The city of Burbank is upping its game in getting the word out about what it has to offer to startups and entrepreneurs.

Second Sight Shares Climb as Orion Study Shows Improved Vision

Second Sight Medical Products Inc. closed up more than 27 percent after announcing the results of a two-year study of its Orion visual prosthesis.

Universal Studios Theme Park to Require Vaccine or Test

Universal Studios Hollywood will begin on Oct. 7 asking for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for all guests ages 12 and up.

Work Returns for Hollywood Suppliers

Prop house, movie ranch, location scout see film uptick.

Revisiting with some below-the-line workers a year after the pandemic started.

Event Producer Highlights Valley’s Stories

Oscar Urrutia loves the Valley so much, he made it a business.

Oscar Urrutia spent 15 years working at hotels in the Los Angeles market before starting My Valley Pass, the tourism and visitor’s bureau for the San Fernando Valley.

Attraction Maker Busy in Pandemic

Work switches from theme parks to football arenas and theaters.

With no crowds at theme parks, LA ProPoint should be out of work. But the attraction design and manufacturing firm in Sun Valley has found work in related industries and kept busy with three lengthy projects.

Reagan Library to Reopen

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum will reopen to the public after being closed the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NASA Rockets Made at Enlarged Aerojet Plant

Contractor holds ribbon cutting for $59 million project.

Ribbon cutting at Aerojet Rocketdyne factory brings out NASA and elected officials.

Chinese Language a Valued Skill

Startup veteran Quan Gan owns a lighting maker and a game studio.

Quan Gan is a Chinese-American entrepreneur who has started and operated numerous companies.