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Bros. Grow Chain After Virus Surge

Siblings look to duplicate their Canoga Park flagship restaurant.

Siblings look to duplicate their Canoga Park Middle Eastern restaurant.


Why business founders have decided to cash out rather than weather the pandemic storm.

Family-run firms and other small businesses are opting to sell rather than continue weathering the storm.

County Orders Vaccine Mandate for Bars, Clubs

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will begin requiring verification of a recent negative COVID-19 test or vaccination for employees and attendees of indoor bars, clubs and lounges.

L.A. County Inspectors Find 99 Percent of Businesses COVID Compliant

Last week Los Angeles County Department of Public Health inspectors visited 1,874 businesses and issued only five citations — representing a fraction of 1 percent of businesses visited.

New Habit Burger Grill Opens in Sylmar

Habit Burger Grill, the Irvine-based fast-casual restaurant chain, opened a new restaurant at the Sylmar Town Center.

Burbank’s Counterintuity Buys Digital Marketing Firm

Burbank-based marketing agency Counterintuity has acquired the website and app development business of Digital Natives, a 10-year-old New York City-based digital marketing firm.

MetroLink to Extend Saturday Trips

Commuter railway runs farther on weekends.

Metrolink has expanded its Ventura County Line Saturday service, as of Aug. 14, to include Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura-East stations and promote business recovery in the region.

‘New Old’ Vibe

development: Renewed Sportsmen’s Lodge aims to deliver upscale shops with a sense of the site’s history.

Redevelopment of Sportsmen’s Lodge to deliver upscale stores with a sense of history.

Affordable Housing Financier Alliant Capital Acquired for $696 Million

Alliant Capital Ltd., and its affiliates Alliant Strategic Investments and ADC Communities, have been acquired by Walker & Dunlop Inc. for $696 million.

Encino Investment Firm Sells Washington State Apartments for $75 Million

New Standard Equities, an Encino-based multifamily property company, announced it completed the sale of Atlas Apartment Homes in Port Orchard, Wash., for $75.2 million.

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Whole Foods to Open Store Without Cashiers in Sherman Oaks

Whole Foods Market announced Wednesday that it will open a new Sherman Oaks store next year without cashiers featuring Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, which allows customers to pay for groceries by QR code or the wave of their palm.

On-the-Spot Seller

PROFILE: Bob Yallen at Inter/Media matches celebrities with brands for direct-response television campaigns.

An interview with Robert Yallen of direct response advertising firm Inter/Media Group of Cos. in Woodland Hills.

Delta Variant the ‘New Villain’ in L.A. County’s Recovery, Per LAEDC Report

The L.A. regional economy continued a slow recovery last month as spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant gave rise to concerns about further business restrictions.

Business Groups React to National Vaccine Mandate

The Biden administration's new rule announced Thursday mandating vaccines for private employers could provoke “fallout,” but it succeeds in creating a simple regulatory framework, according to business groups.

Dentist Puts Smile On Innocent Man

Wrongly convicted, he receives pro bono work in Moorpark.

Dentist provides free dental work to wrongly convicted man.

Family Lessons Prove Their Value in Pandemic

LIST: Portable toilet provider follows market to switch from concerts to COVID stations.

Portable toilet provider Andy Gump Temporary Site Services finds ways to adapt to a new market for sanitation stations.