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Direct Relief launches new health equity fund with Scott’s $50M gift

By   /  Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, left, Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Direct Relief launches new health equity fund with Scott’s $50M gift

MacKenzie Scott’s donation to Direct Relief equaled the largest in the organization’s history, at $50 million, and will go toward the Fund for Health Equity, a new project Direct Relief unveiled March 2. Scott announced in December that she was giving nearly $4.2 billion to 384 different charitable organizations in the United States. Direct Relief, Read More →

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Company founders talk social responsibility at Central Coast MIT Enterprise Forum

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2021  /  Latest news, left, Startups, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Company founders talk social responsibility at Central Coast MIT Enterprise Forum

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Morro Bay could get world’s biggest battery facility

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Energy, Green Coast, Latest news, left, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Morro Bay could get world’s biggest battery facility

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Lack of masks, insufficient translations: Farmworkers tell of COVID response problems

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Lack of masks, insufficient translations: Farmworkers tell of COVID response problems

For months, many farmworkers in the tri-county region and the rest of California, especially indigenous workers who speak neither Spanish nor English, were not properly informed of the dangers of COVID-19, leading to outbreaks and poor working conditions. Despite being labeled essential workers by the state, farmworkers often felt ignored, according to a recent study Read More →

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Conejo Valley braces for Amgen layoffs

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Biotech, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Conejo Valley braces for Amgen layoffs

Biotech giant Amgen is in the process of laying off hundreds of workers, including as many as 100 at its Thousand Oaks headquarters. According to a spokesperson for the company, approximately 500 workers will be let go beginning April 2, with fewer than 20% of those workers located in Thousand Oaks. Amgen employs around 22,000 Read More →

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Amgen to lay off hundreds, including in Thousand Oaks

By   /  Monday, February 8th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Biotech, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen to lay off hundreds, including in Thousand Oaks

Biotech giant Amgen is in the process of laying off hundreds of workers, including as many as 100 at its Thousand Oaks headquarters. According to a spokesperson for the company, approximately 500 workers will be let go beginning April 2. Less than 20% of those workers are located in Thousand Oaks. Amgen employs around 22,000 Read More →

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Stoker sues his former EPA boss over dismissal

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law, left, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Stoker sues his former EPA boss over dismissal

Mike Stoker, a Carpinteria resident and former regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is suing his former EPA bosses on defamation charges in federal court. The Pacific Coast Business Times reached out to both Stoker and Andrew Wheeler, the administrator of then-President Donald Trump’s EPA while Stoker was a regional administrator. Neither was Read More →

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