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Remaining cities meet salary deadline

By   /  Friday, November 5th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Remaining cities meet salary deadline

All of the local governments in the Tri-Counties that missed California Controller John Chiang’s initial deadline to turn in their salary and benefits data complied with the controller’s request within a few days. The cities of Guadalupe and Grover Beach and the county of Santa Barbara were not on the controller’s original list, released Oct. Read More →

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Simi Valley hospital settles Medicare fraud claim

By   /  Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Simi Valley hospital settles Medicare fraud claim

Simi Valley Hospital has paid the U.S. government $5.15 million to settle an allegation that the hospital filed false Medicare claims, the Department of Justice announced Nov. 3. With the settlement finalized, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit, which was filed in October 2001 by a former hospital employee turned whistleblower. The suit alleged that Read More →

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SB County, two cities miss pay data deadline

By   /  Monday, November 1st, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on SB County, two cities miss pay data deadline

California Controller John Chiang unveiled his online database of local government salaries and benefits on Oct. 25, and it was missing two cities and one county in the tri-county region. Guadalupe and Grover Beach were among the 58 California cities that did not turn in salary and benefit data by Oct. 21. The county of Read More →

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UTC to buy rest of Clipper

By   /  Monday, October 25th, 2010  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on UTC to buy rest of Clipper

United Technologies Corp., a multinational firm that owns nearly half of Carpinteria-based Clipper Windpower, has reached an agreement with Clipper to buy the rest of the turbine maker. UTC acquired 49.5 percent of Clipper in December in a deal that gave it the right to boost its stake to 55 percent in 2012 — or Read More →

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FDA OKs Aranesp for pre-dialysis patients

By   /  Monday, October 25th, 2010  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on FDA OKs Aranesp for pre-dialysis patients

Amgen’s anemia treatment Aranesp is safe for kidney patients whose disease doesn’t require dialysis, a federal panel announced Oct. 18 in response to a study that found the drug could increase stroke risk in those patients. Outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the treatment shouldn’t be withdrawn or limited to a Read More →

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Cal Poly launches entrepreneurship center

By   /  Thursday, October 21st, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly launches entrepreneurship center

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has unveiled a new center that university officials hope will foster more student startups and bring the school’s research out of the lab and into the marketplace. About 130 people gathered at Cal Poly’s new Technology Park on Oct. 21 for the launch of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Read More →

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New digital ad startup from industry veteran

By   /  Thursday, October 21st, 2010  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on New digital ad startup from industry veteran

[Editor’s Note: See correction below.] One of the Tri-Counties’ most successful digital display advertising veterans is back in the game with a new startup. Dave Gross co-founded Fastclick, which went public and was bought Westlake Village-based ValueClick in 2005 for $220 million. Since then, Gross has quietly invested with several regional startups. But with Connexity, Read More →

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