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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,

Hypnosis Class to Ease Zoom Fatigue

Too much screen time with visual monotony can induce ‘trance state.’

HMI College of Hypnotherapy in Tarzana has started offering classes to help people manage Zoom fatigue, including businesspeople.

Calabasas HR Firm's Partnership Targets Construction Industry

Human resources management provider Arcoro has partnered with Sage Construction and Real Estate.

Pandemic Workers Need a Money Plan

Firm offers free consultations for medical, retail personnel.

Medical responders and frontline supermarket workers can take advantage of free financial planning through Investor’s Advantage Corp.

Apparel Icon to Home Decor

RETAIL: True Religion’s Kym Gold launches Style Union Home.

Kym Gold, co-founder of True Religion Apparel, will launch her new home decor brand Style Union Home in the fourth quarter this year, with its headquarters right here in the San Fernando Valley.

Called to Academia

PROFILE: Lori Varlotta, new president at Cal Lutheran University, brings the role of change agent to campus.

Interview with Lori Varlotta, the new president at California Lutheran University.

Medical Supply Company Settles Medicare Fraud Claims

Valley Home Medical Supply Inc. in Canoga Park paid a $565,873 settlement after allegations arose that the company defrauded the federal government's Medicare and Tricare programs.

Job Hunter

Holly Schroeder, chief executive at Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., takes on a second role as chair of the L.A. County Workforce Development Board.

Holly Schroeder, who has led the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. for seven years, has taken on the added role of chairperson for the Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board.

Crisis Messaging

PROFILE: Mustang Marketing’s Dianne McKay counsels clients to stay on message during pandemic.

Dianne McKay took the helm as sole owner of Mustang Marketing in April, with the retirement of founder Scott Harris.

Westlake Bio, Alexandria Team on Lab Buildout

BIOTECH: VC firm to invest in startups that become tenants.

Two real estate deals have put the Conejo Valley’s biotech hub on the fast-track to expansion.

Scramble to Comply in Tier Changes

COVID surge puts Ventura County back in purple status.

Ventura County was one of 41 counties to drop to the state’s most restrictive reopening framework tier on Nov. 16, joining the rest of Southern California.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Protests Amgen Pricing for Orphan Drugs

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles staged a socially distant protest at Amgen headquarters in Thousand Oaks in response to the biotech giant’s refusal to sell orphan drugs to nonprofit entities at a reduced price.

Valley Microloans Add to $3 Million

City program seeks to convert debt to grants for struggling businesses.

In an effort to keep voters informed on which businesses were able to benefit from L.A.’s microloan program, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin’s office launched a microloan tracker website at the beginning of December.

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.

Staffing’s Virtual Future From Interview to Job

LIST: Employment firms and clients find tech makes hiring flexible.

Employment firms see mixed reactions from clients in terms of hiring in the midst of a pandemic, with the impact varying based on the industry.

For Drug Modeler, French Connection Pays Off

Quarterly report validates Simulations Plus’ acquisition of Lixoft earlier in the year.

Simulations Plus bought French medical software company Lixoft in April, despite a pandemic that hampered in-person communication.

Revenue Rises at Simulations Plus

Drug modeling software company Simulations Plus Inc. enjoyed an increase in revenue compared to last year, while earnings per share remained flat for the fourth financial quarter.

Public Health Minor Coming to Cal Lutheran

California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks will offer a minor in public health starting in January

MannKind Buys QrumPharma for $3.5 Million

MannKind Corp. announced it has acquired Pennsylvania-based QrumPharma Inc. for $3.5 million in cash and more than 3 million shares of its common stock.

Med Building Slated for Tarzana

A 42,000-square-foot structure in Tarzana, just 1.5 miles from the Providence Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, is undergoing $4.5 million in renovations to be completed in the third quarter of next year.

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