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Valley Hospital Staff Receive COVID Vaccine

Hospitals in the Valley region have started administering the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer Inc.

Executives Promoted at PennyMac Financial

PennyMac Financial Services Inc. has announced two promotions within its executive ranks, effective Jan. 1.

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Valley Kaiser Permanente Staff to Appear in Rose Parade TV Segment

Staff from Valley facilities of Kaiser Permanente will participate in the health care organization’s 90-second video for “The Rose Parade’s New Year Celebration presented by Honda” on New Year’s Day.

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.

Glendale City Councilman to Chair Metrolink

Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian has been named as the chairman of the governing body of Metrolink, the commuter railway service.

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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.

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.

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.

Eta Compute Series C Gets $12.5 Million

Investment features artificial intelligence marketing deal.

Eta Compute Inc. announced last month it had raised $12.5 million in a Series C round of funding.

BlackLine Promotes Chief Revenue Officer

BlackLine Inc. has promoted Mark Woodhams to chief revenue officer, effective at the start of the new year.

Princess Cruises Extends Sailing Pause

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

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Tri-County Chamber Alliance Backs Central Coast Region for COVID-19 Regulation

The Tri-County Chamber Alliance has voiced its support for a movement to see Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties become their own region for COVID-19 regulation.

Public Safety Changes = Less Safe?

We are facing a critical juncture in how we address public safety in Los Angeles and across the country.

Valley Hospitals Grapple With COVID-19 Surge

The number of available intensive care unit beds has plummeted in Los Angeles County, with only 92 ICU beds available countywide.

New Talent at Loop Media’s Content Shop

Greg Drebin brings expertise from Universal Music, MTV.

Short form video distributor Loop Media Inc. has brought on a veteran entertainment industry executive as the chief content and marketing officer for Loop Media Studios.

Amgen Licenses Experimental Drug for Tuberculosis, Leprosy Treatment

Amgen Inc. has licensed one of its investigational pipeline drugs to Medicines Development for Global Health for the treatment of tuberculosis and leprosy.

NetSol Names Co-Founder as President

NetSol Technologies Inc. has named Naeem Ghauri as its new president, effective immediately.

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.

Local Biotech Makes Deal with Giant

Agoura Hills biotech company A2 Biotherapeutics on Wednesday announced it has entered into a collaboration agreement with pharma giant Merck to further develop its cancer therapies.