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Recovery Blueprint

HEALTH CARE: Abbott Labs showcases back-to-work system, testing 1,000 employees a week.

HEALTH CARE: Abbott Labs showcases back-to-work system, testing 1,000 employees a week.

Mask Mandate Returns in L.A. County

In response to a sharp increase in transmission rates of COVID-19, L.A. County officials have reinstated the indoor mask mandate which ended June 15.

FDA OK for Lumakras Opens Lung Market

Amgen drug is the first that specifically targets common type of non-small cell pulmonary cancer.

FDA approval for Amgen Inc.’s drug Lumkras to treat lung cancer.

Encino Man Arrested for Alleged $27 Million PPP Fraud

Robert Benlevi of Encino, was arrested for money laundering, bank fraud and false statements on loan applications for Paycheck Protection Program funds.

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.

Residential Broker’s Side Hustle: Insurance

Eli Tene of Century 21 Peak in Woodland Hills looks to cross sell coverage to clientele of new homeowners.

Peak Entities adds insurance to its portfolio of real estate-related businesses.

Dine Brands to Expand With Experimentation

RESTAURANTS: Company’s chains launch ghost kitchens and spinoff formats.

Dine Brands Global Inc. to expand with experimentation as its chains launch spinoffs and ghost kitchens.

Outdoor Dining Legislation Moves Forward

Legislation to expand outdoor dining in the state was approved by the California Senate Health Committee.

Mexico Beckons for Medolife Partnership

Burbank bioceutical company seeks to establish ‘first-mover’ status, then expand into Latin America.

Aubrey Kelly started Rabble Health after lacking information about her son’s fight with cancer.

Kaiser Gives To Colleges For COVID

Valley schools receive grants as part of larger program.

Three San Fernando Valley community colleges – Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar, Los Angeles Valley College in Van Nuys and Los Angeles Pierce College in Woodland Hills – will receive grant funding from nonprofit health provider Kaiser Permanente as part of a White House vaccination initiative.

Will Shoppers Bounce Back from the Pandemic?

LIST: Retail centers attempt a comeback after months of stop-and-go operations.

Shopping malls try for comeback after months of stop-and-go operations.

UV Resources’ Bright Year Leads to Acquisition

TECHNOLOGY: Demand for air purification by ultraviolet light grows during pandemic.

Ultraviolent light equipment maker UV Resources in Valencia is acquired by Illinois firm.

Evictions Put On Hold One More Time

State and L.A. County pass protections through Sept. 30.

Tenants have been granted three more months of protection from eviction.

Preview: Women Businesses Learn by Weathering Storm

Special Report looks at how pandemic sharpened skills, attitudes.

Black Business Support Program Targets Beauty Sector

The nonprofit organization Local Initiatives Support Corp. Los Angeles announced Tuesday it is launching the Black Business Excellence Technical Assistance (BBET) Initiative to support Black-owned personal care businesses in L.A. County.

Stocks Hit by COVID Resurgence Fears

Most local stocks dropped Monday – one of the worst days for stocks this year. The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest one-day decline in nearly nine months.

Male-Dominated Aviation Makes Way for Helinet

Her background as a jet pilot garners respect in the industry for Kathryn Purwin.

The stories behind four women entrepreneurs in the San Fernando Valley.

Season for Resilience

Women-owned companies suffered disproportionately during the pandemic but are poised for a strong recovery.

As businesses reopen without restrictions, women are driving the recovery.

CSUN’s Incubator a Model for South African Innovation

Tim Tiemann, managing director of CSUN’s Innovation Incubator in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, has been asked by the U.S. State Department to develop similar business incubators with South Africa’s universities.

Semtech Applies LoRa Technology to Fire Prevention

Semtech Corp. will provide its long-range, low-power technology for a fire prevention system from a South Korean company.