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Oxnard’s Coastal Green Vegetable Co. closing  

Alex Kacik I 2 days ago

Oxnard-based food processing company Coastal Green Vegetable Co. is closing after 27 years in business. Coastal Green contracts with growers of cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, kale, Read More →
Niner Wine Estates uses a solar array to generate the electricity needed to power the vineyard’s operations near Paso Robles.

Central Coast wineries get their electricity from solar arrays  

Philip Joens I 2 days ago

Vineyards across the Central Coast are now pairing their wines with a side of solar electricity. With the state racing toward mandates set by Gov. Read More →
The newly renovated library at UC Santa Barbara serves as a focal point on campus.

New UC Santa Barbara library worthy of top research university  

Tony Biasotti I 2 days ago

Since you have be somebody or know somebody to get to the top of Storke Tower, the best easily accessible view on the UC Santa Read More →
Sports Academy CEO Chad Faulkner sits on the edge of what will be the facility's beach volleyball courts. (Alex Kacik)

Ventura County real estate market forecast positive  

Alex Kacik I 2 days ago

Ventura County’s real estate market is slowly improving but is still lagging behind the tri-county region, according to speakers at a recent CBRE real estate Read More →
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San Buenaventura’s 150th anniversary deserves celebration  

Henry Dubroff I 2 days ago

You might say that the modern history of Ventura County began 150 years ago with the founding of the City of San Buenaventura. In April Read More →
Alex Kacik

720-unit mixed development near SLO Airport clears hurdle  

Alex Kacik I 2 days ago

The San Luis Obispo Architectural Review Commission gave the nod to a proposed 720-unit mixed-use development near the SLO Airport. The 150-acre Avila Ranch project Read More →
Sientra's headquarters in Goleta.

Sientra promotions, bonuses and pay raise ill-timed  

Philip Joens I 3 days ago

Embattled breast implant manufacturer Sientra made curious moves Feb. 1 when it suddenly promoted two executives and gave them generous bonuses. The Goleta-based company promoted Read More →
Customers dine outside at a Chipotle Mexican Grill.

CDC fails Chipotle by not finding outbreak source  

Glenn Rabinowitz I 3 days ago

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded its investigation into two E. coli outbreaks that sickened at least 60 Chipotle Mexican Grill Read More →
Lisa Spiwak

Low gas prices great for consumers but not necessarily for the economy  

Guest commentary I 3 days ago

At close to $33 per barrel, crude oil has dropped more than 60 percent since June 2014 — which is great for our economy because Read More →
Virginia Gean

Retired business leaders have a lot to teach  

Guest commentary I 3 days ago

Learn by listening to leaders. It is a widely known and accepted belief that one can learn leadership qualities by listening to those who have Read More →
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Phillips 66 proposes fewer trains for rail expansion at Santa Maria refinery  

Alex Kacik I 3 days ago

Phillips 66 is now proposing to run fewer trains for its rail expansion project at its Santa Maria refinery in an attempt to allay the Read More →
Deckers corporate headquarters.

Deckers Outdoor fourth quarter earnings results positive  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Deckers Outdoor, a Goleta-based manufacturer of outdoor footwear apparel and accessories, beat analyst earnings per share estimates when it released third quarter 2016 earnings Feb. Read More →
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Inphi misses revenue predictions but beats earnings per share  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Inphi Corp. barely missed revenue expectations and barely beat earnings per share when it released fourth quarter and yearly earnings Feb. 4. Sales grew 3.2 Read More →
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Teledyne sales fall but earnings per share beat analyst estimates  

Staff Report I 3 days ago

Thousand Oaks-based industrial conglomerate Teledyne Technologies saw sales slip for the fourth consecutive quarter but still beat analyst estimates for earnings per share when it Read More →
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PennyMac beats profit expectations but misses on revenue  

Staff Report I 4 days ago

Moorpark-based PennyMac Financial Services reported a $68.9 million profit on revenue of $187.2 million for the fourth quarter, beating Wall Street expectations on profit but Read More →
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Oxnard-based CalAmp buys LoJack for $134 million  

Staff Report I 5 days ago

Oxnard-based CalAmp completed its hostile takeover of Canton, Mass.-based LoJack on Feb. 1 by buying LoJack for $134 million. CalAmp makes wireless devices for the Read More →
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Heritage Oaks Bancorp misses fourth-quarter estimates  

Staff Report I 6 days ago

Paso Robles-based Heritage Oaks Bancorp earnings missed analyst estimates for the fourth quarter but earnings were significantly up on the year. Heritage Oaks reported net Read More →
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Community West Bank hires 2 executives  

Alex Kacik I 6 days ago

Goleta-based Community West Bank has hired two new executives as the bank expands into San Luis Obispo County and maps out future growth. The bank’s Read More →
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Santa Barbara County OKs ExxonMobil’s emergency permit to truck oil  

Alex Kacik I 6 days ago

The county of Santa Barbara has approved ExxonMobil’s emergency permit to truck oil. Exxon plans to transport 425,000 barrels of oil currently sitting in two Read More →
The Marlowe Apartments in Thousand Oaks.

Decron Properties buys 391 Thousand Oaks apartment units for $126.5 million  

Alex Kacik I 1 week ago

Los Angeles-based developer Decron Properties acquired a 391-unit multifamily apartment portfolio in Thousand Oaks for $126.5 million. The deal with Prometheus Real Estate Group included Read More →
A ground-based interceptor missile launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Jan. 28.

Vandenberg AFB launches ground-based interceptor missile  

Philip Joens I 1 week ago

Vandenberg Air Force Base’s 30th Space Wing conducted a successful test Jan. 28 of an unarmed ground based interceptor missile. It launched at 1:57 p.m. Read More →
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American Riviera Bank reports income drop due to merger with Bank of Santa Barbara  

Alex Kacik I 1 week ago

American Riviera Bank reported a 17 percent decrease in unaudited net income in 2015 as the institution prepared for its merger with The Bank of Read More →
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County Commerce Bank shareholders OK merger with Citizens Business Bank  

Alex Kacik I 1 week ago

County Commerce Bank shareholders approved its proposed merger with Citizens Business Bank, which is expected to close on Feb. 29. “Citizens Business Bank’s philosophy and Read More →
Halaco Engineering on Ormond Beach ceased productions in 2006. Though many buildings on the site have since been been demolished, waste lagoons on the site still contain dangerous levels of metals that leach into the Pacific Ocean.

Oxnard power plant decision delayed  

Philip Joens I 1 week ago

Environmentalists fighting plans to build a new power plant on Oxnard’s Mandalay Beach scored a major victory when the California Public Utilities Commission deferred approval Read More →
A Limoneira lemon orchard in Santa Paula is just one example of agriculture in Ventura County.

Food processing game changer for Ventura County  

Marissa Nall I 1 week ago

A 12,000-square-foot fresh salsa production facility in Ventura County that processes 2,080 tons per year could create 111 jobs, $4.77 million in labor income and Read More →