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Running on empty: Ventura County puts curbs on water well drilling

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

As the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act sits on the table for 2015, some water wells in the Tri-Counties are already facing new limitations after the Ventura County Board of Supervisors issued an emergency well-drilling moratorium on Oct. 28 with a 4-1 vote.

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End of the road: Family business loses bus contract

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Chap Morris, owner of bus service Fillmore Area Transit Corp., stands alongside one of the company’s buses. After 40 years in business, the firm will shutter by February. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

FATCO will end its current contract with Ventura County Transportation Commission in February, when MV Transportation, which currently serves the majority of Ventura County, takes over services for the Fillmore and Santa Paula area.

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Downtown group joins effort to promote shopping local

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The Grapeseed Co. team, from left, media and catalog designer Julia Marsh, manager Bre Wright, owner Kristin Fraser and sales and manufacturing assistant Silvia Corral.

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Voters approve the bulk of bonds, taxes

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Tri-county voters approved $910 million in school bonds on Nov. 4, with every bond proposal passing in Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties while just one passed in Santa Barbara County.

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UCSB to launch first professional school

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Latest news, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

ShadowMaps took home $20,000 in prize money at UC Santa Barbara’s annual New Venture Competition. The startup makes a service that tries to build three-dimensional maps of the shadows cast by buildings and correct for them to improve mobile phone GPS back in May. (Stephen Nellis / Business Times photo)

With a curriculum that steers clear of heavy emphasis on typical MBA topics like accounting, the Master’s in Technology Management program will focus on the specific leadership and management skills needed by engineers and tech professionals.

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Farmers markets face more stringent regulations, higher fees

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Vendors at farmers markets all over the state will now pay a higher daily fee — $2 instead of the current 60 cents — and growers will face stricter inspections as part of a new state law going into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

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Munger on a mission: Housing for 21st century scholars

By   /  Friday, October 31st, 2014  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Charles Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during an event in Pasadena in 2011. (Bloomberg News photo)

Munger made headlines nationwide when he gave $65 million to UC Santa Barbara to fund a planned scholars residence for the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, enlisting South Coast developer-financier-philanthropist Mike Towbes, whose Towbes Group will build the three-story project.

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