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MannKind Stock Jumps on Medicare Policy Change

MannKind Corp.’s shares closed up more than 11 percent after the announcement of a Medicare policy change that lifts a restriction on diabetic patients having to choose between two tools to manage the condition.

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FDA OK for Lumakras Opens Lung Market

Amgen drug is the first that specifically targets common type of non-small cell pulmonary cancer.

FDA approval for Amgen Inc.’s drug Lumkras to treat lung cancer.

Cannabis Firm Hires IR Company

Resonate Blends looks for ‘outreach’ to shareholders.

Cannabis holding company Resonate Blends enters a partnership with investor relations firm.

Resonate Partners with Distributor

Cannabis wellness and lifestyle company Resonate Blends of Calabasas has selected Mars Distribution to distribute its Koan Cordial product line.

Recovery Blueprint

HEALTH CARE: Abbott Labs showcases back-to-work system, testing 1,000 employees a week.

HEALTH CARE: Abbott Labs showcases back-to-work system, testing 1,000 employees a week.

Did Pandemic Harm Valley More?

Was the Valley harmed more or less by the pandemic?

Software Connects Humans and Robots

InVia partners with Rufus Labs for warehouse work.

Maker of robots for warehouses pairs up with company that makes wearable technology.

AROUND THE VALLEYS

Westlake Village biotech company ImmunoCellular Therapeutics announced that it has applied for continued public quoting on the over-the-counter market to comply with amended Rule 15c2-11 under the Securities and Exchange Act.

Pub Breweries Poised to Pour in Reopening

RETAIL: Pandemic-weary consumers want local beers.

A new generation of boutique brewers has emerged across the Valley region.

Former Glendale CEO Found Guilty of $250 Million Workers’ Comp Fraud

The chief executive of a Glendale medical imaging company was found guilty of fraudulently submitting claims worth more than $250 million through the state workers’ compensation system.

Battery Energy Storage Facility Opens in Ventura County

Renewable energy company Arevon Asset Management has opened one of the largest battery energy storage sites in the country near Oxnard in Ventura County.

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‘Focused, Yet Empathetic’ Sustains Company

Nancy Lazkani’s Icon Media Direct is growing, so the future is ‘more of the same.’

Nancy Lazkani is the founder and chief executive of Icon Media Direct, a media marketing company in Sherman Oaks.

SkyRail Express, Metro to Explore Development of Sepulveda Pass Monorail

Los Angeles SkyRail Express consortium has signed an agreement with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to pre-develop a mass transit project connecting the San Fernando Valley with the west side of Los Angeles.

Capsida Deal Focuses on Gene Editing

Combination of technologies to improve research efficiency.

Newbury Park-based Capsida Biotherapeutics announced a collaboration with CRISPR Therapeutics to develop, manufacture and commercialize gene editing therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, and Friedreich’s ataxia.

AROUND THE VALLEYS

Lassen’s Natural Foods and Vitamins, the family-owned chain of 11 stores that started in Camarillo and spread across the Valley region and beyond, is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Early Athletes

EDUCATION: Future Elite Academy prepares seventh and eighth graders both mentally and physically for ‘the Division I lifestyle.’

Future Elite Academy prepares seventh and eighth graders for “the Division I lifestyle.”

A Pair of Upscale Home Flippers

David Emanuel at Compass locates the houses; Jacob Levy at Concept Renovation flips them.

Capstone Sells Turbines to Australian Oil, Gas Operators

Capstone Green Energy Corp. has received an order for three of its microturbines for use at oil and gas projects in Australia.

Well-Connected Hub

With the San Fernando Valley to the east and Conejo Valley to the south, Simi Valley occupies a a strategic position for industrial, office, apartments and even movie ranches.

Simi Valley is provides a well- connected location for industrial, office and residential buildings.

Second Sight Raises $57.5 Million in Public Offering

Visual prosthetic developer Second Sight Medical Products announced the closing of a secondary offering of common stock that raised $57.5 million in gross proceeds.