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Glendale City Councilman to Chair Metrolink

Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian has been named as the chairman of the governing body of Metrolink, the commuter railway service.

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Soundstages Multiply in Santa Clarita Valley

With commitments from major clients, LA North Studios expands footprint with 113,000-square-foot lease.

LA North Studios has signed a five-year lease to take more than 113,000 square feet at The Center at Needham Ranch in Santa Clarita.

Audio Company Moves into Car Monitoring

AUTOMOTIVE: AutoSense checks on driver, passengers, children and pets in vehicle.

With its vehicle occupant monitoring system, audio equipment maker DTS Inc. will make a play for a new market beyond its traditional buyers.

Publishers Find ‘Mag’ App Easy

MEDIA: Phone-based technology creates online magazines

Jake Warner needed a tool to streamline his workflow as a photographer and media manager for Red Bull’s auto racing series.

Amgen Submits Lung Cancer Drug for European Approval

Amgen Inc. has submitted for approval from the European Medicines Agency its drug used to treat a mutation of non-small cell lung cancer.

Pet Tracker Technology Resized for Tiny Collars

Huan based product design on feedback from owners.

Pet tracking system Huan has expanded its product line with the release of Tiny Tags.

Pandemic Effects Boost Private Company Sales

LIST: From data storage to online sales, entrepreneurs adapt to the times.

Among companies on the Business Journal’s list of Private Companies with the biggest increases in revenue was Lamps Plus Inc. The Chatsworth retailer of lamps, lighting fixtures and home furnishings saw its revenue rise by 166 percent in 2019 to put it at No. 13 on the list. The previous year, the company had been No. 24 with $150 million in revenue for 2018, a Business Journal estimate.

Teledyne to Buy Flir Systems for $8 Billion

Teledyne Technologies Inc. announced Monday it will acquire Flir Systems Inc. in a cash and stock deal valued at $8 billion.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Acquired for $4.4 Billion

Aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. plans to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. in a deal valued at $4.4 billion.

Extra Work on Teledyne’s French Acquisition

TECHNOLOGY: Company adjusts terms and price to reach deal with government.

In a rare move by a company that has grown through its acquisitions, Teledyne Technologies Inc. has made only one in the past year.

Semtech and Amazon Sign Third Deal

Latest agreement for cloud computing develoment.

Semtech Corp. has teamed with Amazon Web Services Inc. to offer its long range, low power wide area network (LoRaWAN) protocol for Amazon’s managed cloud service.

Eta Compute Series C Gets $12.5 Million

Investment features artificial intelligence marketing deal.

Eta Compute Inc. announced last month it had raised $12.5 million in a Series C round of funding.

High Demand Means Buy Time at Public Storage

REAL ESTATE: Analysts cheer REIT’s report of property acquisitions in quarter.

Executives with Public Storage discussed acquisitions with research analysts during their conference call on third-quarter earnings.

NetSol Names Co-Founder as President

NetSol Technologies Inc. has named Naeem Ghauri as its new president, effective immediately.

New Talent at Loop Media’s Content Shop

Greg Drebin brings expertise from Universal Music, MTV.

Short form video distributor Loop Media Inc. has brought on a veteran entertainment industry executive as the chief content and marketing officer for Loop Media Studios.

Katie Hill Sues Media Outlets, Ex-husband

Former local Congresswoman Katie Hill has filed a lawsuit against her ex-husband and two news organizations for allegations of posting nude photos of her on the internet, according to media reports.

CW Debuts Superhero Award Show

HBO’s series ‘Lovecraft Country’ leads nominations.

The CW network will broadcast the inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards next month in a special hosted by filmmaker Kevin Smith and actress/writer Dani Fernandez.

BlackLine Promotes Chief Revenue Officer

BlackLine Inc. has promoted Mark Woodhams to chief revenue officer, effective at the start of the new year.

Loop Media Enters Video Game Market

Loop Media Inc. has partnered with Ultimate Gamer to bring its music videos and other content to the gaming market.

Capstone Selects New Chairman

Capstone Turbine Corp. announced Monday the appointment of Robert Flexon, the former chief executive of Dynegy Inc., as its new chairman.