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State Small Business Fund Opens for Grant Applications

The state of California’s $500 million Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program has opened its first round of applications

Elderly Homes Find Solutions Against Infection

LIST: Testing proves crucial to contain deadly virus.

Amid a pandemic that is disproportionately dangerous for older populations, the Motion Picture Television Fund’s Wasserman campus in Woodland Hills has achieved something remarkable.

Rare Book Auction in Agoura Hills

GWS Auctions Inc. in Agoura Hills plans to sell 150 rare books and texts sourced from the inventory of the store Mystery Pier Books in Los Angeles.

Santa Clarita Small Businesses Get Microgrants

Officials from the city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. announced 149 local small businesses have been approved for COVID-19 relief grants of up to $5,000.

Public-Private Coalition Launch ‘Safer at Work’ Campaign

A coalition of government agencies and business groups in Los Angeles County have launched the “Safer at Work” campaign to encourage companies, workers and customers to follow best practices to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Stoker, Dr. Seuss Tomes Sell in Online Auction

Agoura Hills firm makes literary sales virtually.

It’s rare to find first editions of classic literary books for sale, and rarer still to find a collection with hundreds of them up for auction all at once.

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Restaurants Question L.A. County's Shutdown of Outdoor Dining

Los Angeles County health officials have announced that outdoor dining at food-service businesses will be prohibited, a decision questioned by the restaurant sector.

Last Round of Grant Applications for L.A. Recovery Fund

The L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund will accept its sixth and final round of small business grant applications this week.

Cronies Sports Bar Defies COVID Crackdown

RESTAURANT: Agoura Hills watering hole racks up fines, loses permits and licenses.

Cronies Sports Bar and Grill, nestled in the Agoura Meadows Shopping Center at 5687 Kanan Road, entered the national spotlight last month as one of the first restaurants to openly defy Los Angeles County’s outdoor dining ban and continue serving patrons on site.

BlackLine Acquires Accounts Receivable Software Maker Rimilia

Woodland Hills accounting software developer BlackLine Inc. has acquired Rimilia, a U.K.-based platform that automates the accounts receivable process.

Cheesecake Factory Settles for Misreporting Pandemic’s Impact

The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled charges against Cheesecake Factory Inc. for misreporting the impact of the coronavirus on its business operations and finances.

California Resources Emerges from Chapter 11

Oil and gas producer California Resources Corp. has completed its financial restructuring under Chapter 11.

Network Manages Switch to Digital

ProVisors expands membership despite no face-to-face meetings.

ProVisors, a Sherman Oaks-based networking organization for business service professionals, found itself scrambling when the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to luncheons and office-based meetings – the basis of all its activities.

Six Flags, Universal Cut Park Employees

Amusement park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corp., which owns Magic Mountain in Valencia, will lay off 240 employees.

Business Advocates Speak Out Against Outdoor Dining Ban

Business groups publicly complained Wednesday about L.A. County’s order to stop outdoor dining.

LISC Manages $103 Million in Business Grants

Valley companies benefit from recovery fund.

By the end of 2020, the Los Angeles branch of the nonprofit financial institution Local Initiatives Support Corp., or LISC, will have distributed roughly $103 million in grants to local small businesses

Lawyers See Flood of Bankruptcies in Early 2021

ECONOMY: Filings a ‘trailing indicator’ of pandemic’s havoc.

Lawyers expect a wave of bankruptcies to be filed in early 2021.

Princess Extends Horizon to Renew Cruises

Princess Cruises announced it will extend its pause on cruising activity through March 31.