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Amgen cuts jobs at Thousand Oaks headquarters as drug focus narrows

By   /  Friday, August 1st, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

A scientist works in a lab at Thousand Oaks-based Amgen. (courtesy photo).

  Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen has entered a new era in which a leaner organization focuses on shepherding 10 late-stage molecules into an increasingly competitive global market. Amgen said July 29 that it will cut staff at its Conejo Valley headquarters and consolidate into fewer buildings as part of a company-wide restructuring plan that […]

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Portable power: Ojai firm makes battery systems that can go anywhere

By   /  Friday, August 1st, 2014  /  Small Business, Technology, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

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An Ojai company’s creation that started as a way to run camera and lighting gear for on-location film shoots has evolved into a battery system that can power everything from military forces in Afghanistan to an off-grid organic vodka distillery in Hawaii.

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Invested.in founder launches platform for accredited investors

By   /  Friday, August 1st, 2014  /  Columns, Technology  /  No Comments

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Allergan’s South Coast exit reshapes breast implant industry

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Health Care, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

The region’s status changed dramatically on July 21 when Irvine-based Allergan announced that it would shutter its Santa Barbara operations and eliminate 300 jobs there.

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A clean start: Emissions firm names new CEO, moves back home

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Real Estate, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Clean Diesel Technologues assemblyworkers at its Oxnard factory, where the company is consolidating its headquarters. The firm recently promoted executive Chris Harris to CEO as it works toward profitability. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

Clean Diesel Technologies has a new CEO and an old headquarters.

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Allergan to shutter Goleta facility, cut 300 jobs

By   /  Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014  /  Earnings, Health Care, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Allergan will close its Goleta facility and eliminate about 300 positions there as part of a broader cost tightening effort as the Irvine company fends off a hostile takeover attempt. Allergan makes Botox and other cosmetic drugs and devices. The company became a major South Coast employer in 2005 when it bought breast implant maker […]

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Network Hardware Resale becomes Curvature as strategy shifts

By   /  Friday, July 18th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

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Network Hardware Resale has changed its name to Curvature. The change comes as one of Goleta’s biggest employers shifts its focus away from selling used gear and toward becoming a technology consulting firm.

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