Staff Reporter (Retail, Hospitality, Nonprofits)
The longest-serving vessel of the Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises fleet on Friday became the first ship to resume service from the Port of Los Angeles since passenger cruises shut down early last year.
REGULATION: New federal rules remain a work in progress.
Employers seek clarity in new federal rules for COVID vaccinations.
Stage entertainment, food trucks and events for survivors raise money for research and services.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is hosting rallies across the Valley region this month to connect communities and raise funds to help save lives from cancer.
Messaging service facilitates communications with guests.
Jonathan Rojas is the co-founder of Whistle Messaging, an internal and guest communication software for hotels and hospitality businesses.
Website sells used apparel curated into outfits at set prices.
Valley resident creates website to sell used children’s apparel at set prices.
Founder tapped his experience in both sports and technology.
Anthony Gonzales is chief executive and co-founder of Force Impact Technologies Inc.
$100,000 goes to Van Nuys group for financial literacy.
Center for Living and Learning, a nonprofit in Van Nuys, was awarded a $100,000 grant from the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation.
Pedals and Pints wins award at Casa Pacifica competition
Pedals & Pints wins at Casa Pacifica’s beer competition.
Tap room operators shifted to beer-to-go during pandemic.
Jaime Hernandez and Tony Santa Cruz met at their jobs working for a phone company when they discovered their mutual love of brewing beer.
The 24-unit multifamily property called Vue Sherman Oaks has sold for $10.5 million.
Platinum Court, a two-building suburban office campus in Agoura Hills, has sold for $18.5 million, according to Calabasas-based brokerage Marcus & Millichap Inc.
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.
Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill announced a new partnership with PepsiCo to serve an exclusive Mountain Dew flavor to customers of the Glendale-based restaurant chain.
An earthquake just outside of Thousand Oaks rattled residents but didn’t produce any reported damage or disruption to businesses.
Mansion features drive-thru diner and swimming pool.
Chatsworth-based MGA Entertainment Inc. announced late last month the launch of the LOL OMG House of Surprises, a dollhouse featuring 1980s themed rooms, as featured in the “LOL Surprise!” series on YouTube.
Program will focus on financial management and credit improvement in pandemic’s aftermath.
City of Los Angeles starts program to provide small business owners with counseling.
Product combines vanilla, wood for ‘genderless’ aroma.
Jafra Cosmetics International, a Westlake Village based cosmetic and skincare company, announced the launch of its new unisex fragrance, called Nuud, “for him, her and they.”
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.
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.
Siblings look to duplicate their Canoga Park flagship restaurant.
Siblings look to duplicate their Canoga Park Middle Eastern restaurant.
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.
NewMark Merrill Cos., a Woodland Hills-based retail center owner, announced Wednesday the hiring of a new controller and the creation of a new director of finance position.
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.
Alliant Capital Ltd., and its affiliates Alliant Strategic Investments and ADC Communities, have been acquired by Walker & Dunlop Inc. for $696 million.
Habit Burger Grill, the Irvine-based fast-casual restaurant chain, opened a new restaurant at the Sylmar Town Center.
Rexford Industrial Realty has made the off-market acquisition of an industrial property in Van Nuys for $12.4 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.
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.
Wrongly convicted, he receives pro bono work in Moorpark.
Dentist provides free dental work to wrongly convicted man.
Camarillo forbids take-out packaging at restaurants.
The Camarillo City Council has passed an ordinance that prohibits restaurants from distributing food in Styrofoam beginning Jan 1.
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.
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.
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.
Spiritual healing center offers ‘metaphysical tools.’
Spiritual healing and hypnosis center Liberate Yourself opens in Sherman Oaks.
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.
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.
Applebee’s announced a partnership with Country music singer Walker Hayes whose viral song “Fancy Like” will promotes the chain as perfect for date night.
Loop Media has expanded its partnership with Roku to bring the Wiggles Channel exclusively to the streaming service.
IHOP announced a new franchise deal with Canadian real estate developer K2 Group, with plans to develop at least five restaurants across Ontario over the next five years.
Financial institutions cater to new consumer preferences.
House sale website from Everhome Realty Inc. to fund expansion through reverse merger.
Air Force general assumes leadership role in Chatsworth.
Operation Gratitude named retired Air Force general as chief executive.
Homeless organization signs lease-to-buy deal for 25,000-square-foot building in North Hills.
Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission has relocated from its head office space in Pacoima and entered into a lease-to-own agreement for a building in North Hills, with plans to expand services to fill the old space.
Cohort of entrepreneurs to receive training, networking.
The nonprofit organization Local Initiatives Support Corp. Los Angeles announced late last month it is launching the Black Business Excellence Technical Assistance Initiative, or BBET, to support Black-owned personal care businesses in L.A. County.
RESTAURANTS: Calabasas chain looks to open 14 more locations by year’s end.
Inflation takes toll on Cheesecake Factory Inc.’s share price.
LIST: Dealerships report slim inventory to meet strong demand on car lots.
Chip shortage translates to higher car prices as dealers report slim inventory to meet strong demand.
Users map routes, connect with other pet owners for playdates.
Paway combines route mapping with community building for dogs and their owners.
IHOP started the pilot launch of a new menu featuring beers, wines and champagne at locations in San Diego and New Mexico.
Metrolink announced Monday it will expand its Ventura County Line Saturday service to Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura-East stations beginning Aug. 14.
BlackLine Inc., Dine Brands Global Inc. and California Resources Corp. report second-quarter financial results.