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CalAmp acquires minority stake in ThinxNet

By   /  Tuesday, September 19th, 2017  /  Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

CalAmp, an Irvine-based Internet of Things company with operations in Oxnard, announced a deal Sept. 19 to acquire a minority stake in Munich, Germany connected car company ThinxNet. The German startup uses technology to enable fuel payments by smartphone and create a network of gas stations. The two companies said they had been working together Read More →

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Dole Food lays off another 400 berry workers

By   /  Tuesday, September 19th, 2017  /  Agriculture, East Ventura County, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Westlake Village-based Dole Food continued to downsize its California berry operations with a layoff of more than 400 workers in Watsonville. The company submitted a notice to the California Employment Development Department at the end of August stating that the employees would be laid off effective Oct. 28. This comes after the announcement that 172 Read More →

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Home Builders Association of the Central Coast hires executive director

By   /  Friday, September 15th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Nonprofits, Real Estate  /  No Comments

The Home Builders Association of the Central Coast has hired Andrew Hackleman as its new executive director, Operations Manager Doug Bunch said in an email to the Business Times on Sept. 15. Hackleman recently retired from the Air Force, where he was a lieutenant colonel, and he has about 20 years of experience with supply Read More →

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Ridley-Tree Cancer Center in Santa Barbara celebrates grand opening

By   /  Thursday, September 14th, 2017  /  Health Care, Latest news, South Coast  /  No Comments

The Ridley-Tree Cancer Center celebrated its grand opening on Sept. 13 and its first patients will be treated Sept. 18, ushering in a new era of cancer treatment in Santa Barbara. “It has taken a small village of people over a decade to make this dream a reality,” said Kurt Ransohoff, CEO and chief medical Read More →

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FDA approves Amgen cancer treatment biosimilar Mvasi

By   /  Thursday, September 14th, 2017  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Latest news  /  No Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a cancer treatment biosimilar developed in partnership between Allergan and Thousand Oaks-based Amgen, the company announced Sept. 13. Mvasi was approved to treat five types of cancer in combination with other therapies. “The approval of Mvasi marks a significant milestone for healthcare practitioners and patients as the first Read More →

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Activist investor nominates 10 candidates for Deckers board

By   /  Thursday, September 14th, 2017  /  Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Activist investor Marcato Capital Management nominated 10 candidates for the board of directors for Goleta-based Deckers Brands. The shoe company confirmed that it had received the nominations in a news release issued Sept. 13. Earlier in the month, Deckers set a Sept. 15 deadline for nominations and pushed back its annual stockholders meeting, usually held Read More →

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CalAmp expands partnership in Latin America

By   /  Tuesday, September 12th, 2017  /  Latest news, Technology  /  No Comments

CalAmp, the LoJack owner with operations in Oxnard, announced Sept. 12 that its licensee Car Security had expanded its contract, using the company’s full portfolio, including devices and risk management services. Car Security, based in Argentina, will use CalAmp’s CrashBoxx incident reporting service to manage claims and guard against fraud in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Read More →

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