Amy Stulick

Staff Reporter (Health Care, Law)

Email: astulick@sfvbj.com
Phone: 818-316-3121 Extension: 112

Recent Stories

Kaiser Permanente Closes Valley Facilities to Limit Virus Exposure

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Kaiser Permanente has temporarily closed select medical offices while others will limit services in an effort to control exposure to the virus.

Mayor Orders Big Businesses to Pay Sick Leave

Mayor Eric Garcetti late Tuesday issued an emergency order that makes some companies pay sick leave to employees, effectively suspending a similar but more stringent ordinance approved by the Los Angeles City Council on March 27. Several business organizations lobbied to change the City Council’s version.

Mayor Orders Face Masks for Employees and Customers

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday issued an emergency order requiring essential service workers to wear face coverings, as well as customers shopping at essential businesses such as grocery stores.

L.A. County Offers $10,000 Business Grants

To help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, Los Angeles County on Monday announced it will launch a $500,000 fund for grants to companies with two to 50 full-time employees.

Simulations Plus Acquires French Software Firm

Simulations Plus has acquired French medical software company Lixoft, further expanding its drug simulation capabilities and broadening its presence in Europe.

Amgen Partnership to Pursue Coronavirus Treatment

Amgen Inc. and Seattle-based Adaptive Biotechnologies on Thursday announced a strategic partnership to discover and develop a treatment for COVID-19.

LTC Properties Divests $78 Million Portfolio

LTC Properties Inc. has sold its Preferred Care portfolio for $78 million, according to a statement from the senior housing real estate investment trust.

L.A. Implements Rent Relief for Residential, Commercial Tenants

In response to the coronavirus crisis, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday signed an updated rent relief order covering both commercial and residential tenants.

Tale of Two Clusters

Biotech follows different paths with Conejo Valley startups pursuing new drugs and Santa Clarita companies focused on medical devices.

As biotech companies continue to crop up and flourish in the Valley area, it’s clear that the Conejo and Santa Clarita valleys are hotspots for very different sectors of the industry.

Second Sight Lays Off 84 Employees Amid ‘Wind Down’ of Operations

Second Sight Medical Products Inc. on Monday announced it will lay off 84 of its 108 employees effective March 31 in response to COVID-19 challenges, the first step toward the end of the Sylmar company.

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