Ron Pretlac of GreenTech Motors Corp. in Westlake Village and Peter Jardine of Shape Change Technologies in Thousand Oaks will receive almost $95K each from the Energy Innovations Small Grant Program.
The framework will allow the USDA and its partners to coordinate resources, share information and develop strategies to combat a serious bacterial disease affecting citrus crops locally and in other states.
Atara Biotherapeutics, a Thousand Oaks firm that emerged last year with major Silicon Valley backers and licenses to develop six Amgen assets, has raised $38.5 million to pursue treatments for dialysis complications and ovarian cancer.
Salem Communications said Dec. 10 that it has purchased startup Twitter curation website Twitchy.com from conservative political columnist Michelle Malkin for an undisclosed sum. Camarillo-based Salem runs dozens of Christian and conservative radio stations and websites including HotAir.com. It also publishes magazines and books under those themes.
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Over the last three years, the new owners have gone through dozens of draft plans and contended with the demise of Simi Valley’s redevelopment agency. The developers have finally settled on a vision that will add a Studio Movie Grill as a second anchor tenant and build a new, centrally located parking lot.
Farms, industries and municipalities in Ventura County could see a severe reduction in the amount of water they receive from the Santa Clara River watershed and sharply higher prices if a pair of environmental challenges are successful, a top groundwater manager said Nov. 16.
Tony Morgan, groundwater department manager for the United Water Conservation District, said at a symposium in Santa Paula that the district is unlikely to be able to supply anywhere near the water this year that it has in the past because of prolonged dry weather.