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The Valley’s Frozen Assets

Ice cream made with liquid nitrogen takes a bite out of market.

Nitrogen ice creameries open in Valley.

Black ENTREPRENEURS MONTH: Laurent ‘Lou’ Correa  Lou, the French on the Block

4007 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank  Business: French bakery (747) 241-8205 • Website:

Black Entrepreneurs Month: Justine Belyeu

As nonessential businesses under the state’s COVID-19 regulations, hair salons have been at least as vulnerable as restaurants and bars during these pandemic times.

Conejo Chamber Starts Relief Fund for Small Businesses

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with the cities of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, has created a relief fund to help local small businesses endure the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moorpark: High Street Depot Kicks Into Gear

DEVELOPMENT: Images reveal design of mixed-use next of Metro station.

DiCecco Architecture Inc. recently revealed its designs for High Street Depot, a mixed-use project that promises to blend retail and residential units adjacent to Moorpark’s Metro station.

Santa Clarita Approves $14.5 Million Purchase of Ice Rink

Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday approved the $14.5 million purchase of the property hosting Valencia Ice Station, a 20-year-old local rink that had been skating on thin ice ever since the coronavirus outbreak in March.

Black ENTREPRENEURS MONTH: Louis Perry Kadima Security Service Inc.

6345 Balboa Blvd., Encino Business: Building and personal security services (213) 688-3019 • Email:  Website:

Fast-Track Designer

James Heimler has knack for quickly drawing architectural plans for a variety of buildings types in the Valley.

Architect James Heimler designs a variety of building types.

Rental Houses for Middle-Aged Millennials

REAL ESTATE: American Homes 4 Rent to build dwellings.

American Homes 4 Rent builds houses not for owners but for renters.

B. Riley Relocates From Woodland Hills to Westlake Village

Financial services firm B. Riley Financial has signed a new 18,000-square-foot office lease in Westlake Village.

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Cushman & Wakefield Opens First North L.A. Office

Real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield Pacific has opened an office in Santa Clarita.

Tri-County Chamber Alliance Backs Central Coast Region for COVID-19 Regulation

The Tri-County Chamber Alliance has voiced its support for a movement to see Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties become their own region for COVID-19 regulation.

Project Roomkey

HOSPITALITY: Hotel owner deems state program to house the homeless during pandemic ‘a win-win.’

With Project Roomkey — an initiative to convert hotels into temporary housing for a virus-vulnerable segment of the homeless population — the state has simultaneously addressed the pandemic and California’s homeless problem by encouraging counties to lease up 15,000 hotel rooms.

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Valley Economic Alliance Secures Money to Repair Fernando Award Monuments

Valley Economic Alliance, under the leadership of Randy Witt, has secured $10,000 from L.A. City Councilmembers to repair to two San Fernando Valley monuments.



Reveleer is a medical data platform for health plans that facilitates government compliance and risk management.

‘Moderate Luxury Housing’ in Warner Center

DEVELOPMENT: Vert offers 277 units and work/live option in Canoga Park.

The Warner Center 2035 Specific Plan has created a residential buildup with twin goals – fortify Woodland Hills as the future downtown of the San Fernando Valley and address the statewide housing shortage.

Black ENTREPRENEURS MONTH: Melissa Hanna Mahmee

Sherman Oaks Business: App that advises new mothers (818) 431-1118 • Email: Website:

Thousand Oaks Mixed-Use Project Finds $59 Million in Funding

The Latigo Group has made progress on its Thousand Oaks mixed-use project as Dekel Capital has arranged a $59 million construction loan for the Los Angeles-based developer.

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$1.2 Million Retail Property Deal Closes in Thousand Oaks

A 1,905-square-foot retail property has sold for $1.2 million in Thousand Oaks.

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Tour of Toyland

REAL ESTATE: Grand opening of MGA Entertainment’s new 24 campus headquarters brings high hopes to Chatsworth.

REAL ESTATE: Grand opening of MGA Entertainment’s new 24 campus headquarters brings high hopes to Chatsworth.