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Taking Out Trash

New facility aims to let less go to wasteImpacts from Sun Valley’s new waste-processing plant.

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Blackline in the Black

Woodland Hills financial software developer Blackline Systems Inc. added nearly 400 new clients last year.

Semtech Sponsors Local Startup Weekend

Semtech Corp. in Camarillo is the technology sponsor of Startup Weekend Ventura County, scheduled to take place March 11-13.

AeroVironment Names New President

Simi Valley drone maker AeroVironment Inc. has tapped Chief Operating Officer Wahid Nawabi as president, effective immediately, the company announced Friday.

AdRev Acquired by Zealot Networks

Music rights management startup AdRev has been acquired by Zealot Networks, a company that monetizes and distributes digital content.

United Online Names Interim CEO

United Online Inc. has named an e-commerce industry veteran as its interim chief executive starting Monday.

Termo Postpones Drilling in Aliso Canyon

In light of the ongoing Aliso Canyon gas leak spurred by a damaged well at Southern California Gas Co.’s storage facility above Porter Ranch, a Long Beach gas and oil company has decided to postpone its proposed project to drill a dozen oil and gas wells.

Majority Stake in Rosamond Solar Project Sold

A California alternative energy company has sold off 51 percent of its stake in a 2,000 acre solar farm currently being built in the Antelope Valley near Rosamond.

ReachLocal Shares Jump 60 Percent on New Strategy Announcement

ReachLocal Inc. announced Friday that it will implement a series of strategic actions to spur future growth, sparking a significant run-up in the company’s share price.

Interlink Prepares for Nasdaq Listing

Interlink Electronics Inc. announced Monday that it has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to move its common stock from the over-the-counter market to a national exchange.

Stimulations Plus Reports Revenue Gain

Simulations Plus Inc. announced a 17.6 percent increase in revenue in conjunction with its preliminary results for the fiscal first quarter of 2016 on Thursday.

Salem Buys Prayer App

The online division of Salem Media Group has purchased the app Instapray, the company announced Thursday.

Ixia Wins University Contract

The University of Texas at Austin has chosen Ixia to provide visibility and security systems to enhance the school’s computer networks.

NetSol Lands U.K. Bank Client

Netsol Technologies Inc. announced Monday that a U.K. bank selected its LeaseSoft software as the new platform for the bank’s finance and leasing operations.

iPhone Fraudster Pleads Guilty

A Chatsworth man faces more than 8 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud charges connected with his Glendale ride-sharing business.