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Los Robles nurses call off Christmas Eve strike

By   /  Monday, December 21st, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Los Robles nurses call off Christmas Eve strike

The union that represents nurses at Los Robles hospital in Thousand Oaks has called off a strike it that was set to go from Dec. 24 through Jan. 3.

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‘Golden age of biotechnology’ comes to Conejo Valley

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Biotech, East Ventura County, Latest news, Startups, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on ‘Golden age of biotechnology’ comes to Conejo Valley

Westlake Village BioPartners has launched two new funds worth a total of $500 million, bringing the total raised by the firm to more than $820 million since it was founded in 2018.

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Hemp growers hope for comeback as Ventura County loosens buffer rules

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Hemp growers hope for comeback as Ventura County loosens buffer rules

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted Dec. 15 to adopt new regulations on industrial hemp. Growers are hoping this will help reverse the decline of a crop that lost more than 90% of its Ventura County acreage from 2019 to 2020.

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Tri-county unemployment down to 6% in November

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Tri-county unemployment down to 6% in November

Unemployment in the Tri-Counties and all over California hit its lowest levels in November since before the pandemic began, though the latest figures come from surveys taken before the post-Thanksgiving surge in COVID-19 cases and the new round of stay-home orders and business closures. California’s unemployment rate in November was 8.2%, down from 9% in Read More →

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Westlake Village BioPartners puts $500 million into new venture funds

By   /  Tuesday, December 15th, 2020  /  Biotech, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Small Business, Startups, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Westlake Village BioPartners puts $500 million into new venture funds

Westlake Village BioPartners, a venture capital firm focused on biotech startups in the Conejo Valley and the rest of greater Los Angeles, launched two new funds Dec. 15 worth a total of $500 million. The first fund is $70 million and will be used for Series B or later financing into companies that Westlake Village Read More →

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Nurses set to strike at Los Robles hospital in Thousand Oaks

By   /  Monday, December 14th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Nurses set to strike at Los Robles hospital in Thousand Oaks

Nurses at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, the biggest hospital in Ventura County, are set to go on a 10-day strike starting Dec. 24. The nurses’ union, Service Employees International Union Local 121 RN, called the strike Dec. 14, four days after a vote of the union members gave the bargaining team Read More →

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AeroVironment expands into ground robotics with German acquisition

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Earnings, East Ventura County, Latest news, Subscriber content, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on AeroVironment expands into ground robotics with German acquisition

AeroVironment, an aerial drone company based in Simi Valley, reached an agreement Dec. 8 to acquire Telerob, a German robotics company, in a deal worth approximately $45.4 million in cash.

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