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Carbon Health Opens Testing Site in Simi Valley

Clinic starts with COVID based on current demand.

San Francisco-based urgent care chain Carbon Health opened its first clinic in Ventura County just before Thanksgiving — with its initial focus on COVID-19 testing, according to the company.

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Furniture for R&D

BIOTECH: Hanson Lab Solutions makes cabinetry and counters for life science research facilities.

A boom in life sciences means a lot of new work for Camarillo builder.

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Advocate Seeks Change in the Valley Via 501(c)(3)

Daily protests in Sherman Oaks spawn organization.

Latora Green has been protesting police brutality and institutional racism on the steps of the Sherman Oaks Galleria for 176 consecutive days.

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Dine Brands Looks to Close Sites

Franchisor to shutter ‘up to 100’ IHOPs, 15 Applebee’s.

IHOP’s parent company said it expects to close “up to 100” of the chain’s restaurants over the next six months, a direct result of the pandemic’s chokehold on the food service industry.

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Judge Calls Outdoor Dining Ban ‘Unenforceable’

A Los Angeles County Judge Tuesday tentatively ruled the county’s Public Health Department “acted arbitrarily” in implementing a prohibition on outdoor dining.

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MannKind Alters Credit Facility

MannKind Corp. announced Tuesday that it has changed the terms of its credit facility with MidCap Financial Trust.

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Valley Firms Featured at Conferences

Spotlight on speakers at virtual industry events.

Biotech companies in the San Fernando Valley participated directly or otherwise in multiple Southern California industry conferences this past month.

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Ventura Lab Hosts Biome Conference

Malibu Microbiome Meeting followed with live Q&A.

Progenabiome in Ventura shared its Malibu Microbiome Meeting earlier this month,

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Saalex Supports Fully Operational Space X Mission

Saalex Solutions supported the first fully operational mission for Space X and its Crew Dragon spacecraft that docked this month at the International Space Station.

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Princess Extends Horizon to Renew Cruises

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

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Three Counties Explore Forming Separate COVID-19 Region

Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties intend to petition the state to form a separate Central Coast region for the purpose of coronavirus pandemic regulation.

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Beyond Limits Partners With Houston Consulting Firm

Artificial intelligence company Beyond Limits has signed on as a partner with a Houston consulting firm.

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AI Company Eta Compute Raises $12.5 Million

Westlake Village tech firm Eta Compute Inc. has raised $12.5 million in a Series C round led by Synaptics Inc. in San Jose.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Acquired for $4.4 Billion

Aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. plans to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. in a deal valued at $4.4 billion.

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JB Office

JB Office

Toner cartridges, office supplies and janitorial products are generic, but JB Office has found a way to leverage easy ordering technology and logistics to separate the company from its competitors.

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Multi-Tenant Industrial Site in Van Nuys Sells for $3 Million

A 16,230-square-foot industrial site in Van Nuys has sold for $3 million, or nearly $188 per square foot.

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Simi Valley Chamber Launches Program to Reward Local Shoppers

The Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce wants to reward people for shopping local.

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Princess Cruises Extends Sailing Pause

Princess Cruises has again postponed the resumption of cruising activity, this time through May 14.

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21st Century Cartoons Coming From Netflix

Streamer leases 171,000 square feet for animation studio.

Streaming leader Netflix Inc. shocked the real estate industry in September when it announced that it had signed 2020’s biggest commercial real estate lease in the Greater Los Angeles area in Burbank, where the Los Gatos-based company will open its first animation studio.

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Encino’s Eco Tech Allegedly Involved in PACE Fraud

Home energy equipment provider Eco Tech in Encino has been barred from participating in the state’s Property Assessed Clean Energy program, or PACE, after the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation discovered the business had allegedly signing up customers fraudulently for the program.