The state of California has extended the application period for the first round of its Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program until Jan. 13, after the initial deadline was plagued with technical issues due to high web traffic and large numbers of interested businesses. California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate, which is part of Read More →
The first round of applications for California’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program opened Dec. 30, a month after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state was giving $500 million in grants to small businesses and nonprofits. “Small business owners and our nonprofits serve as the economic heart of every California community,” Newsom said in a Read More →
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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 →
The pandemic has hit Santa Barbara County in a myriad of ways, making life harder for everyone, but the county is still trying to wring a few good measures out of hard situations. At the annual State of the County address on Dec. 11, put on by a coalition of the county’s chambers of commerce, Read More →
In the two months since it filed for bankruptcy, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., the region’s second largest craft brewer, has been both battling and working with its largest creditor, the Boston private equity firm White Winston.