Amy Stulick

Staff Reporter (Health Care, Law)

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

Recent Stories

Valley Chiropractor, Claims Adjuster Booked on Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges

A claims adjuster and a chiropractor in the San Fernando Valley were arrested on fraud charges after allegedly receiving more than $1.6 million in fake workers’ compensation payments.

Two Men Charged With PPP Loan Fraud

Two businessmen from the San Fernando Valley region were named in a federal criminal complaint for alleged participation in a nearly $2 million fraud involving PPP loans.

CSUN Selects New President

California State University – Northridge has chosen Erika Beck as its president.

Glendale Adds to Small Business Recovery Fund

The city of Glendale late Monday announced an additional $650,000 in funding to help small businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chatsworth Aerospace Firm Acquires Rights to Pratt & Whitney Engine Parts

Chatsworth aerospace manufacturer Ontic has acquired manufacturing rights from Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. for more of its JT15D engine parts.

Ventura Lab Hosts Biome Conference

Malibu Microbiome Meeting followed with live Q&A.

Progenabiome in Ventura shared its Malibu Microbiome Meeting earlier this month,

Eli Lilly Asks FDA to Fast Track Drug

Amgen could manufacture treatment for COVID-19.

If Indianapolis-based pharma giant Eli Lilly & Co. is granted an emergency use authorization for its leading COVID-19 antibody candidate, Amgen Inc. will have to fulfill its side of a collaboration agreement very soon.

Lief Labs Sales Nearly Double in Pandemic

Valencia supplement maker meets demand for immune-enhancing and weight-loss treatments.

Valencia’s Leif Labs upgrades to a 112,000-square-foot facility.

Cardiac Shunt Valued at $98M

MEDICAL DEVICE: Capital raise reflects promising technology.

V-Wave in Agoura Hills gathers $98 million from investors.

Credit Unions Follow Playbook During Pandemic

LIST: Aid to membership ramps up, especially for hard-hit industries.

Valley credit unions are expanding programs and launching new ones to retain members during the pandemic.

Conejo Valley's Infusion for Health Names Chief Executive

Infusion provider Infusion for Health, based in Thousand Oaks, announced Dan McCarty as its new chief executive.

Adventist, RadNet Enter Into Joint Venture

Adventist Health and RadNet Inc. on Tuesday announced a joint venture to create outpatient imaging centers in Simi Valley, the companies said in a statement.

Franchise Giant Sun Holdings Buys 41 IHOP Locations

Glendale restaurant operator Dine Brands Global Inc. announced that a subsidiary of Sun Holdings named Suncakes LLC has purchased 41 of its IHOP franchises.

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Former 'Arsenio Hall Show' Music Director Sentenced for Embezzlement

Former “Arsenio Hall Show” music director and Woodland Hills resident Robin DiMaggio was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $1 million intended for a charity concert, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Steven Hilton Steps Down as Foundation Chair

Chairman Steven Hilton will retire from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Board in December, the organization said, after serving the organization for 35 years.

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FDA Grant to Fund Simulations Plus Research

Lancaster drug simulation company Simulations Plus has won a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to test the efficacy of oral cavity products.

Surge Or Slowdown?

Valley hospitals grapple with the financial and operational impacts of the pandemic.

More than seven months into the pandemic, Valley hospitals have spent millions of dollars on preparations for a surge that never developed, while seeing overall patient volume drop off.

Opportunity in Crisis

MANAGEMENT: System Property learns from its 100 years in business.

System Property Development Co. has always played the long game – a strategy that culminated this year with the Sherman Oaks company’s 100th anniversary.

Squar Milner Merges With Chicago CPA Firm

Baker Tilly combination gives national profile to large Valley office.

Nearly a year after absorbing SRG, an accounting firm in Woodland Hills, Irvine-based Squar Milner will merge with Baker Tilly as of Nov. 1, retaining the Baker Tilly name.

New Bar President Talks Future of Association

Attorney group seeks to become leaner, community-driven post pandemic.

The San Fernando Valley Bar Association on Oct. 1 celebrated the installation of its officers and new president David Jones at a virtual event.

Preview: Health Care Special Report

Valley hospitals were required to spend in preparation for a surge of COVID patients that didn’t materials.

Holly Schroeder to Lead L.A. County Workforce Development Board

Holly Schroeder, chief executive of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., has been named chair of the Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board.

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Lief Labs Muscling Up Again in Valencia

Valencia nutritional supplement manufacturing company Lief Labs is expanding once again, according to a statement from the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. on Tuesday.

A2 Biotherapeutics Raises Nearly $72 Million in Series B

A2 Biotherapeutics in Agoura Hills closed its Series B round of financing at $71.5 million.

Burbank Credit Union Copes With Disney Layoffs

Partners Federal Credit Union has launched programs to help its members who face furloughs and layoffs from Walt Disney Co. in Burbank.

Mission Produce Debuts on Nasdaq

Mission Produce in Oxnard debuted on the Nasdaq, pricing 8 million shares at $12.

Foundation Chairwoman Arrested After Fatal Crash in Westlake Village

Rebecca Grossman, co-founder and chairwoman of Calabasas-based Grossman Burn Foundation, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter in connection with a fatal crash Tuesday night in Westlake Village.

West Hills Hospital Appoints Chief Medical Officer

West Hills Hospital on Tuesday announced Dr. Donald David as its new chief medical officer.

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For Builders, Schools Provide Steady Revenue

Construction: Strong market for educational projects in pandemic.

School construction is a safe bet for builders, seeing that the projects are considered an essential service by the state and the contracts last for years.

Hospital to Get Out of Obstetrics

West Hills cites ‘significant decline’ in number of births.

West Hills Hospital will close its obstetrics program effective Nov. 1, the health care organization announced earlier this month.

Amgen, Lilly Join For COVID-19

Plan to collaborate on manufacturing treatments.

Biopharma giants Amgen Inc. and Eli Lilly earlier this month announced an antibody manufacturing collaboration for potential COVID-19 treatments, in an effort to scale up production for multiple treatments still in development.

Robot Surgery Debuts in Van Nuys

First outpatient replacement could lead to lower costs.

Valley surgeon Dr. Jaime Hernandez performed the first outpatient knee replacement surgery earlier this month using the CORI robot, according to a statement from the Center for Orthopedic Surgery in Van Nuys.

Is Prop HHH Too Expensive?

HOUSING: Audit finds high costs for homeless projects.

Audit finds building homes for low-income residents costs a lot in Los Angeles.

Woodbury University Receives Grant Installment as Hispanic-Serving Institution

Woodbury University has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Medical Device Maker Gets $98 Million

Agoura Hills medical device company V-Wave has nabbed $98 million for its Series C round of financing, paving the way for clinical trials and Food and Drug Administration clearance, according to a statement from the company late Tuesday.

Second Sight Resumes Study

Second Sight Medical Products has resumed its early feasibility study for the Orion, its next-generation visual prosthetics system, after being put on hold for seven months because of COVID-19.

Social Impact Fund Invests in ConsejoSano

North Hollywood health care software company ConsejoSano has received an investment from the Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund.

Bar Association Elects David Jones as President

The San Fernando Valley Bar Association on Thursday formally announced its new board of trustees and officers, led by David Jones as president.

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Amgen, Eli Lilly to Manufacture COVID-19 Treatments

Biopharma giants Amgen Inc. and Eli Lilly on Thursday announced an antibody manufacturing collaboration for potential COVID-19 treatments.

Amgen Selects Bay Area Startups for Big Ticket Program

Amgen Inc. on Tuesday announced its Golden Ticket winners — startup companies BigHat Biosciences and Trilo Therapeutics.

Law Facilitates Retirement Fund Withdrawals in COVID Crisis

Employees looking to draw from retirement funds to stay afloat during the pandemic can now do so without penalty because of a new law.

West Hills Hospital Closes Obstetrics Unit After 'Significant Decline' in Births

West Hills Hospital will close its obstetrics program effective Nov. 1, the organization announced earlier this month.

FDA Approves Atara Biotherapeutics to Begin Tumor Trial

Atara Biotherapeutics has received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s green light to start clinical trials for its next-generation CAR T therapy.

An MBA in Unusual Times

Local business schools adapt to the pandemic while enrollment remains strong.

Master in business administration programs in the Valley region have not seen a decrease in enrollment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving administrators pleasantly surprised after months of uncertainty.

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Campaign Averts Next Health Crisis

Call to action for patients to come back to hospitals.

The California Hospital Association launched its “Care Can’t Wait” public service campaign late last month

COVID Test Lab in Santa Clarita

PerkinElmer, state partner to double state capacity.

Los Angeles County doubles COVID-19 testing capacity with Santa Clarita Lab.

Coronavirus and Venture Capital

BIOTECH: ImmPACT finds $18 million in disrupted market.

Venture capital still targeting deals even during coronavirus outbreak.

Approval of Medtronic’s Insulin Pump

Data-sharing aids younger patients to manage disease.

A new insulin pump system from Medtronic, named the Minimed 770G, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

L.A. County Introduces COVID Compliance Program for Businesses

Business owners can now sign up for a COVID-19 safety compliance program through Los Angeles County, the Public Health Department said.

Preview: An MBA in Unusual Times

Schools teach virtually to an eager incoming class of students.

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