June 28, 2022

		

Jorge Mercado

Jorge Mercado is a staff writer with the Business Times. His beats include technology, agriculture, cannabis, energy and the environment, and higher education.


| Friday, April 30th, 2021

H-1B freeze lifted, but most foreign workers still locked out

Latest news, Law & Goverment, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories

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| Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Thousand Oaks biotech firm closes $140M funding round

East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Startups, Technology, Tri-County Economy

Capsida Biotherapeutics, a biotechnology startup based in Thousand Oaks, announced April 29 that it is emerging from “stealth mode” with a $140 million funding round led by Westlake Village BioPartners and Versant Ventures. The Series A round includes $50 million from Westlake Village BioPartners, a venture capital firm in Thousand Oaks focused on biotech startups Read More →

| Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Cal Poly to get $5M in federal funds for drone project

Central Coast, Higher Education, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will get $5 million in federal funds to form a partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory to study drone technology. U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, was one of three reps who helped direct $10 million to Cal Poly SLO and Cal Poly Pomona in the Consolidated Appropriations Act Read More →

| Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Teledyne shares up on earnings news as Flir acquisition draws nearer

Banking & Finance, Earnings, East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

Teledyne Technologies saw growth in nearly all markets during the first quarter of 2021, helping the company beat expectations and deliver positive results on its first earnings report of the year. Teledyne, a Thousand Oaks-based industrial and scientific conglomerate, reported an adjusted earnings per share of $3.02 for the first quarter of 2021, beating Zacks’ Read More →

| Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Amgen stock tumbles after earnings report

Banking & Finance, Earnings, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, middle, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

Editor’s note: This article was updated at 8:35 a.m. on April 28 with up-to-date information on Amgen’s stock price. Amgen’s shares fell nearly 8% following the company’s April 27 release of its first quarter 2021 earnings, which saw a decline in both revenue and net income compared to a year earlier. Amgen is headquartered in Read More →

| Friday, April 23rd, 2021

Santa Barbara County cannabis company to go public in $567M merger

Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Latest news, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy

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| Friday, April 23rd, 2021

Evidation Health closes funding round with $1B valuation

Banking & Finance, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, South Coast, Startups, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy

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