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Glendale Adds to Small Business Recovery Fund

The city of Glendale late Monday announced an additional $650,000 in funding to help small businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

First Home COVID Test In Valencia

Ellume’s $30 kit secures approval from the FDA.

Digital diagnostics company Ellume Inc., an Australian company with U.S. operations in Valencia, developed the first at-home COVID-19 test approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Disney Reports Subscription Numbers, Shares Soar

At an investor conference Thursday, Walt Disney Co. announced its Disney+ streaming service has amassed 86.8 million paid subscribers.

Channel Islands Offering Master’s Program in Nursing

California State University - Channel Islands offered for the first time this fall a Master of Science in Nursing degree, the Camarillo college said Wednesday.

BioSolar Launches Green Hydrogen Subsidiary

Battery technology company BioSolar Inc. has launched a wholly owned subsidiary focused on producing green hydrogen at a lower cost.

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.

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.

Caulipower

Caulipower

Gluten-free food producer Caulipower has not felt the sting that others in the food industry have suffered during the pandemic, using its nimbleness to ensure supermarket shelves are stocked with its cauliflower-centric products.

Calabasas HR Firm's Partnership Targets Construction Industry

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ventura Lab Hosts Biome Conference

Malibu Microbiome Meeting followed with live Q&A.

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

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.

Nurses Strike Called Off

A nursing strike planned for the holidays was narrowly avoided, with Hospital Corporation of America and Service Employees International Union 121 RN coming to a tentative contract agreement.

SBA Loans Debt of Choice During Pandemic

FINANCE: Manufacturing, professional service firms look to buy real estate.

Small businesses have found opportunities during the pandemic, creating a need for capital that SBA lenders have worked to fill.

Lief Labs Sales Nearly Double in Pandemic

Valencia supplement maker meets demand for immune-enhancing and weight-loss treatments.

Valencia’s Leif Labs upgrades to a 112,000-square-foot facility.