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Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Brexit impacts will be felt in Tri-Counties  

Henry Dubroff I 3 hours ago

Brexit has become a crisis with a long tail and more than a twinge of buyers' remorse. As Sung Won Sohn of CSU Channel Islands Read More →

Tri-county stocks fall after Britain votes to exit EU  

Staff Report I 2 hours ago

Stock prices for many companies headquartered in the Tri-Counties fell June 24 as investors reacted to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Thousand Oaks-based Read More →
A Limoneira lemon orchard in Santa Paula is just one example of agriculture in Ventura County.

Limoneira announces cash dividend of 5 cents per share  

Staff Report I 9 mins ago

Limoneira has announced a quarterly cash dividend of 5 cents per common share payable on July 15 to stockholders of record on July 5. Limoneira Read More →
Citizens Business Bank

Citizens Business Bank to pay 107th consecutive quarterly cash dividend  

Staff Report I 9 mins ago

CVB Financial Corp., the holding company for Citizens Business Bank, announced a 12 cents per share cash dividend for the second quarter of 2016. The dividend will be Read More →
The Ventura County Community Foundation is restructuring.

Review blasts Ventura County Community Foundation fiscal management  

Alex Kacik I 3 hours ago

An independent fiduciary review found that the Ventura County Community Foundation undervalued donor-restricted funds due to improper fund management, VCCF announced on June 22. The Read More →
Be Green Packaging of Thousand Oaks makes takeout containers from compostable fiber products.

Be Green Packaging signing deals with McDonald’s, Panda Express  

Marissa Nall I 3 hours ago

Be Green Packaging has moved its headquarters to Thousand Oaks and millions of takeout containers to the compost pile. The company is inking deals with Read More →
Marissa Nall

Panelists say consumer education key to ag sustainability  

Marissa Nall I 3 hours ago

Four top food industry experts took a stab at defining sustainability in agriculture at an MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast program in Santa Read More →
AeroHarvest employees show off a drone they use to increase output and sustainability for growers.

AeroHarvest using drones to help Central Coast growers  

Marissa Nall I 3 hours ago

Central Coast startup AeroHarvest is on a mission to increase output and sustainability for growers using FLIR Sysetm’s cameras and sensors — on the backs Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Fukushima nuclear disaster doomed Diablo Canyon  

Henry Dubroff I 5 hours ago

Few people on the Central Coast took note of March 11 as the fifth anniversary of Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. But you can trace Read More →
Alex Kacik

Trader Joe’s planning to move to bigger Santa Barbara space  

Alex Kacik I 5 hours ago

Trader Joe’s wants to move from its Milpas Street spot in Santa Barbara to the former Fresh Market location a few blocks away. The grocery Read More →
The value of the strawberry crop in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties dropped 5 percent to just over $1 billion last year as farmers struggled with the drought. (USDA photo)

Strawberry crop might not always remain No. 1  

Henry Dubroff I 5 hours ago

It’s going to take a lot to dethrone the strawberry as the region’s top crop. But there are plenty of signs that the juicy red Read More →
Linda-Marie Sundstrom

Businesses must function autonomously  

Guest commentary I 6 hours ago

By Linda-Marie Sundstrom In 2015, point-of-sale computers at Starbucks went down — resulting in outages at 8,000 stores in the United States and Canada. Baristas Read More →

700 barrels of oil leak from Ventura pipeline  

Staff Report I 1 day ago

Updated at 12:30 p.m. June 23: About 700 barrels of crude oil leaked from a pipeline in Ventura on June 23 but Ventura County firefighters Read More →
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Review blasts Ventura County Community Foundation’s fiscal management  

Staff Report I 2 days ago

Updated on June 22 at 4 p.m.: An independent fiduciary review found that the Ventura County Community Foundation undervalued donor-restricted funds due to improper fund management, Read More →
Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant near San Luis Obispo County’s Avila Beach is the last operating nuclear plant on the West Coast. (photo courtesy of PG&E Corp.)

PG&E to close Diablo Canyon Power Plant by 2025  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Pacific Gas and Electric plans to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant near Avila Beach by 2025, the company announced June 21. The nuclear power Read More →
Firefighters battle the Sherpa fire in Santa Barbara County.

Sherpa Fire 89 percent contained as firefighters gain upper hand  

Philip Joens I 7 days ago

Updated at 1:15 p.m. June 22: The Sherpa Fire is 89 percent contained, according to an incident report updated by fire officials at 1:07 p.m. Read More →
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Land O’Lakes buying Thousand Oaks-based Ceres for $17.2 million  

Staff Report I 7 days ago

Land O’Lakes is buying Thousand Oaks-based Ceres for $17.2 million, the companies announced June 17. Under the terms of the agreement, Minneapolis-based Land O’Lakes will Read More →

2016 Latino Business Awards winners announced  

Staff Report I 1 week ago

The Business Times is pleased to announce our 2016 class of Latino Business Awards winners. Now in its fifth year, this annual special section published Read More →
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s accelerator students are using the newly expanded SLO HotHouse.

HotHouse heating up in San Luis Obispo  

Philip Joens I 1 week ago

On the first day of its 2016 summer accelerator, the SLO HotHouse tripled in size. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo completed an extensive renovation of Read More →
The Cuyama Valley, where Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern counties meet, is an example of the water crisis facing California. Farmers have drawn so much from the groundwater basin that the land itself has sunk.

Panel: Water conservation key to prosperity  

Tony Biasotti I 1 week ago

The Cuyama Valley is at the geographic edge of everything, hidden in the mountains where Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern counties meet. Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Dubroff: Why Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn might be out of sync  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

Just one year ago, LinkedIn made history on the Central Coast when it created the region’s first unicorn, buying for $1.5 billion. Now LinkedIn Read More →
Tom Bronzini

Tri-county vintners celebrate most popular wine in U.S.  

Tom Bronzini I 1 week ago

Last month’s International Chardonnay Symposium, a three-day event in the Pismo Beach/Edna Valley area, coincided with the 40th anniversary of the astonishing Judgment of Paris, Read More →
Alex Kacik

Senior living facility coming to Carpinteria  

Alex Kacik I 1 week ago

The 77-unit senior living facility GranVida recently celebrated its groundbreaking in Carpinteria, one of many new projects aiming to ride the silver tsunami in the Read More →
Ritch Eich

Eich: Dedication to customers key to success  

Guest commentary I 1 week ago

By Ritch Eich The Apple Farm in San Luis Obispo stuck with me after my last visit, and it wasn’t just the lovely antique furnishings Read More →
Henry Dubroff

Mass shootings taking terrible toll in America  

Henry Dubroff I 1 week ago

Two years ago it was Isla Vista. This year it is San Bernardino and Orlando. Mass shootings have become a way of life in America Read More →